Canvas is a picture of a chair that also happens to be a functioning chair. The chair consists of a frame of elastic fabric with the image of a chair printed on it.
When the frame is leaned against a wall, a person can sit against the fabric, which conforms to their shape. The Canvas series includes a stool, armchair, and sofa. The series was created by designers Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto of Tokyo-based studio YOY.
photos by Yasuko Furukawa
Creativity has a unique attribute. It has no boundaries. Some of the best ad campaigns in the world carry the flag of limitless creativity. Creativity, be it abstract or direct, always attracts more and more eyes.
One such campaign was designed by the Dutch ad agency “180” for their client; Amsterdam based Barber Shave and Trim.
We all know that barber shops play a vital role in male grooming. It can even be called a compulsion. Now, an ordinary agency would have easily gone with visuals of handsome men with perfectly cut hair and/or moustaches and beards, but not 180. Excessive masculine hair hasalways led to the branding of being an animal, or in other words, a beast. A beast needs to be contained and tamed; thus the tagline of the campaign by 180.
Using various wild animals known for their sheer mass and/or ferocity; 180 created a campaign that is humorous, yet impactful; as it perfectly and creatively communicates the message. The visuals look ordinary at the first glance; but looking closely, they take creativity to a whole new tangent.
The first visual is of a bear. Now what is the connection of a bear with a barber shop? Look closely and you’ll see the bear wearing a moustache that would make traditional subcontinent kings envious. This is creativity at its best. A bear with a perfectly maintained moustache and the tagline, “Tame the Beast” attracts men with a comical appeal.
The second moustache is carried by a wild buffalo. At number 3, comes an antelope. 180 have created an out-of-the-box campaign, yet the aesthetics remain intact. Not all wild beasts, like all men, carry a moustache. Therefore, a visual connotation of a clean shaven beast was a must; and what better a beast than a hippo?
Take a look at this amazing campaign.
These are pictures from Satoki Nagata’s series called “The Lights in Chicago”, all soaked in the sputtering romance of a huge city. Nagata gets this effect by lighting his objects from behind and using a slow shutter speed. (link)
This picture would be better if we saw what is beneath the unzipped wall but still it’s a very cute and colourful picture. (link)
“Poses” is a direct criticism of the absurd and artificial world of glamour and of fashion that magazines present. Specifically, the highly-distorted image of women that they transmit through models that do not represent real women and that avoid all those who are not within their restricted parameters.
The aim: to make it clear how ridiculous, and at times harmful, it can be to follow these models that the world of glamour impose on us.
[Website: yolanda dominguez]
While it’s still only in the calendar, French photographer Normann Szkop gives you this splash of colors in his aerial photos of tulip fields in the Netherlands. Normann took the pictures while flying over the fields of Anna Paulown municipality in a small Cesna plane, piloted by Claython Pender. The perfectly straight and vibrant fields of differently-colored tulips remind us why we all love spring so much.
What looks like such a spectacular view to most of us is actually one of the leading businesses in the Netherlands: according to the statistics, around 80% of the tulip production comes from this country alone. However, these flowers are not as innocent as they look! Interestingly, tulips are considered to be responsible for the first recorded speculative bubble.
By 1636 the tulip bulb became the fourth leading export product of the Netherlands—after gin, herring and cheese. The price of tulips skyrocketed because of speculation in tulip futures among people who never saw the bulbs. At the peak of tulip mania, in February 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman! 
Luckily, those times are over and there are plenty of these beautiful flowers on every corner. Almost all of them come from the Netherlands, and grow in the fields like the ones below. The season begins in March, so if you’re in Holland, make sure to visit the country side and see the marvelous sights!