Posts Tagged: Event

Outdo you

Outdo you

Outdoing others is not the zeitgeist for 2015. Beating yourself is. We’re not talking self-flagellation, but self-motivation. Or rather, Nike is.

To inspire runners across the pond to out-perform their 2014 track records, they’ve turned to man-of-the-moment illustrator, McBess, and data gleaned from its Nike+ members. The result is more than 100,000 personalised animations that feature your own, big-eyed avatar training in your home city, complete with the actual atmospheric and aerobic challenges you battled through in the last 12 months.

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KFC with all the trimmings

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. 

Here’s an extra stocking filler for you. Merry Christmas!


Worried the Christmas meal you’re slavishly planning might not live up to everyone’s expectations? Stop stressing and book yourself (yes, book) a table at KFC.

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Away in a mango

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Santa will be here very soon.

Away in a mango

Swap the baubles for a banana. The paper chains for a papaya. And the fake snow for, erm, a fuzzy peach.

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A Lidl surprise

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. 

A Lidl surprise

Bare neon bulbs. Simple wooden furniture. And a menu featuring tagliatelle with lobster and truffle oil, smoked reindeer and pickled blackberry, and a panettone bread pudding.

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The only whey is up

The only whey is up

‘This is one small step for ice cream and one giant leap for moustached-kind.’

To celebrate the stratospheric success of Movember, protein ice cream brand Wheyhey sent its last tub of limited-edition banoffee ice cream into space, complete with a pink ‘tache.

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Walking in a window wonderland

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Courtesy of Santa’s Elmwood elves.

window wonderland 1

For some of us, Christmas represents a once-a-year opportunity to place extreme demands upon the National Grid. House exteriors are strung with cascades of Christmas lights, while illuminated reindeer frolic in the garden, looked on by inflatable glowing Santas. In the West Yorkshire village of Saltaire however, residents have joined together and taken a rather more restrained approach.

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If you go down to the woods…

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Only 16 sleeps to go.

If you go down

For some, the mere mention of Christmas is enough to send them running for the basement and closing the door until January. Try that at Leeds Town Hall however and you’ll find yourself descending into a mysterious Christmas netherworld.

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Mo than a screensaver



As another Movember draws to a close, the campaign to promote men’s health worldwide has left many men with a luxuriously carpeted lip. Or at least just a light peppering of stubble. It’s unlikely that many of these ‘taches will last until Christmas before falling beneath the blade. But this year, developers Bas van de Poel, Daan van Dam and animator Wong Ping have come up with another way to further the fuzz.

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Masked brew-saders

Masked brew-saders


What did you do for Halloween? Fashion a costume out of a bin bag and some white face paint? Hide behind the sofa hoping the trick or treaters wouldn’t spot you? Go to bed? Whatever you got up to, it can’t have been nearly as much fun as Masquerade, an interactive, multi-platform experience created by beer brand Dos Equis.

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Let’s taste the music

Let’s taste the music
‘I’m getting peaty, malty hints. Supple notes of spiced wood. And a balanced kick of smokey honey with dried fruit.’

The language of whisky tasting can seem bizarre to anyone other than an expert. So to help us identify individual flavours within Johnnie Walker Blue Label – the rarest in the brand’s portfolio – food design studio Bompass and Parr has commissioned a piece of organ music called A Symphony in Blue.

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