The Anti-Watch

December 17th, 2010

This wristwatch truly thinks outside the circle. Thanks to modern technology, we no longer need to conform to traditional ideas for product design. Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday when shampoo and conditioner miraculously mated in the same bottle? Time to rethink convention. (No offense to the Convention Convention, January 15th at the airport Marriott. Free parking.)


Takes a licking, keeps on confounding

Lalati Resort & Spa, Beqa Island, Fiji

December 3rd, 2010

L.A.-based photographer Ryan Forbes captures the beauty of this tropical island paradise. AdlhochCreative, Inc. has had the distinct pleasure of working with both Ryan and the owners of Lalati Resort & Spa. Even the fish were pleasant to deal with (i.e. eat)


Live from Fin-land

Photographer Martin Schoeller

July 15th, 2010

When is a head shot more than a head shot? When it is captured by über-photographer Martin Schoeller, whose simple, yet sometimes bizarre portraits are almost trance-inducing. Please, do not use steroids or lift heavy objects while viewing (Uh-oh, too late).

what the f stop?

what the f stop?




Hotel Pantone

June 3rd, 2010

This colorful hotel in Brussels Belgium is a great brand extension of the ubiquitous Pantone Matching System (you know, PMS). Choose your room’s color motif based on your mood, from a cheerful PMS 1215 (yellow) to a tranquil PMS 298 (blue). Who knows? Someday PMS may actually treat PMS

Holy PMS161
Holy PMS161

World’s Oldest Snapshot

May 15th, 2010

A brisk 8-hour exposure produced this hot action pic (called a heliograph) of a French farmhouse rooftop in 1826.  Photo courtesy: Joseph Niepce, dead.

World's Oldest Picture

got glass?

April 30th, 2010

There’s something fresh and charming about this little half-pint creamer. Retro and progressive, it makes a cool gift for around fifteen bucks.

mooclear technology
mooclear technology

Artist: Antony Gormley

April 15th, 2010

If you’ve visited Manhattan lately, you may have noticed life-sized naked sculptures gracing sidewalks and rooftops. This is the work of London-based artist Antony Gormley, whose figurative work is both striking and contemplative. See more of his work at www.antonygormley.com

Gormley Event Horizon

Go figure
Go figure

Fluid Architecture

April 1st, 2010

The Aqua Building in Chicago is an 82-story mixed use skyscraper designed by architect Jeanne Gang. Its eye-catching design and undulating shape is reminiscent of a melting ice cube. And just like an ice cube, it’s quite cool indeed.

H2Oh wow
H2Oh wow

Persistence of Time

March 15th, 2010

No, this is not an Amish man in a clock, but rather a flat panel video monitor playing a continuous loop of a man patiently drawing, then erasing each minute and hour in real time for twelve hours. What time is it? Time to check into a mental hospital.


Old Man Time

Inflatable Sidewalk Art

February 15th, 2010

Artist Joshua Harris creates these inflatable sculptures over subway and exhaust grating. From trash to treasure, then back to trash within seconds…