Physical Email with this magical drawer

Tableau: physical email from John Kestner on Vimeo.

Really nice idea bringing physical and digital media together.

Feels a bit magical, but the proper description is:

Tableau is a refinished nightstand that stores and retrieves memories using a Twitter account. It acts as a bridge between users of physical and digital media, taking the best parts of both. The nightstand quietly drops photos it sees on its Twitter feed into its drawer, for the owner to discover. Images of things placed in the drawer are posted to its account as well.

http://johnkestner.com/tableau/

13 tracks I’ve enjoyed in 2010

It’s that time of year.

Iains playlist reminded me to dig out some records I’ve enjoyed this year.

There’s some great stuff in here from Diamond Messages, CFCF, Clubroot, We & Lisa, Mayer Hawthorne, LCD Soundsystem, Ellen Allieen, Chew Lips, Dominik Eulberg, Chamboche, Angela K, Moby and Fyfe Dangerfield. And remixes by Classix, Monarchy and Paul Kalkbrenner.

Here’s the Spotify link:
http://open.spotify.com/user/kinsella/playlist/73lB1k8QkgLmf1XVjQ0r7V

Here’s Iains 10 from 2010 (which he cunningly expanded to 20):
http://open.spotify.com/user/iaintait/playlist/0QabkBbPFpOKwatjhMANKU

Enjoy.

2010: A Year in Trends

YouTube Rewind 2010: The Year in Review.
http://www.youtube.com/rewind

YouTube have also launched Trends: a daily zeitgeist of YouTube.
http://youtube-trends.blogspot.com/

Google Zeitgeist 2010
http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2010

Twitter 2010 Trends
http://yearinreview.twitter.com/trends/

Facebook 2010 Memology: Top Status Trends of the Year
http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=466369142130

200 Countries, 200 Years, 120,000 Numbers – in 4 Minutes

Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development.

Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before for the BBC – using augmented reality. In this section of ‘The Joy of Stats‘ he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes.

Waitrose using QR Codes on TV

Spotted this at the weekend. Waitrose are using a QR code on their Xmas TV ad.

It’s a nice idea, but I had to stop the Sky box, rewind the TV, press pause, get my iPhone out, open a QR code reader, then take a photo. (It didn’t work btw).

Who on earth is going to do that normally?

The ad doesn’t bother to explain what the box-barcode-thing is either.

Interesting to add a mobile CTA but needs work.

EDIT:

David Boddington (Technical Director of Mobile Marketing agency Movement) has written a much more detailed post covering LOTS of issues it raises. It’s worth a read.

http://blog.the-bods.co.uk/2010/11/waitrose-includes-qr-code-in-tv-ad.html