Posts Tagged ‘AdlhochCreative’

The Anti-Watch

Friday, 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

Photographer Martin Schoeller

Thursday, 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?

got glass?

Friday, 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

Thursday, 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

Gormley Event Horizon

Go figure
Go figure

Fluid Architecture

Thursday, 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

Monday, 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

1937 Talbot-Lago Figoni-Falaschi Coupe

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Even if you’re not into cars, it’s easy to appreciate the fluid and futuristic lines of this French beauty. In its day, this car was often scorned as “outrageous” and downright “indecent”. Today, those same words are uttered by accountants upon hearing that Talbot-Lagos can demand upwards of $5 million at auction.

Talbot-Lago CompositeTalbot-Lago Figoni-Falaschi Coupe. A mouthful and an eyeful.

Holiday Thermodynamics

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

For the holidays, we present an ingenious invention to help prevent your holiday toast from getting toasty. The double-wall champagne flute acts as a glass thermos, creating an elegant barrier between the warmth of your hand and the cold bubbly. Chic physics. (Say that five times fast after a glass!)

Pop science

Pop science

Tilt-Shift Photography

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

This is an interesting photographic technique which fakes a very narrow depth of field to create a “miniature” effect. Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that your brain continues to malfunction even when you understand the trick. Check your warranty.

Corn Husker Stadium

londonIt’s a small world after all.

Forgotten Commercial Artists

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

This is artwork from a series of truck ads in the 1940′s by commercial illustrator William Campbell. Despite the mundane subject matter, the lighting, composition and use of color is striking. They just don’t make ‘em like they used to…

William Campbell #2

William Campbell #1