Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Photos courtesy of Zimbio.com
Thursday, November 18, 2010
In her post, Amy Moss writes “Last year I was approached by The Cool Hunter to style some photos for a pitch to McDonald’s for an upmarket pop-up restaurant for fashion week. The concept was to give McDonald’s food a complete makeover and re-brand the fast food giant with an aesthetic suitable for a 5 star restaurant.” Read more about it here.
And the results …
Gucci fry, anyone?
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Serge Bastarde Ate My Baguette - On the Road in the Real Rural France
'I found Serge's advice mostly useful and it would have been churlish to have refused his invitation to accompany him on a trip out in the country to 'forage for hidden treasures'. If the truth be known, I secretly couldn't resist the novelty of passing time with a bloke called Serge Bastarde'.
"When ex-blues drummer John Dummer decamps to France to start up as an antiques dealer and live the simple life, he doesn't count on meeting Serge Bastarde. The lovable (if improbably named) rogue and brocanteur offers to teach John the tricks of the trade in return for his help in a series of breathtakingly unscrupulous schemes. As the pair trawl through antiques markets and old farmhouses looking for hidden treasure, they get into more than their fair share of scrapes: whether they're conning hearty lunches from unsuspecting old peasants, secretly manufacturing priceless collectibles or losing a Stradivarius to gypsies. A hilarious romp through the real rural France, filled with eccentric characters, high jinks and unlikely adventures."
Ironically, having just finished the book, I stumbled across the wonderful website "My French Country Brocante" which gives francophiles like me who live so far from France an opportunity to flex the credit card muscles and deck out their own little French Country Homes.
An expensive hobby yes, but so worth it! (I tend to say that phrase a lot in my posts ...!)
Monday, November 8, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
OK, I know this is my second post in a row about alcohol, but hey, it appeals to the majority!
The team at Absolut Vodka Advertising must be congratulated.
Here’s a further sample –
However, Absolut not only must be congratulated for their 2-D advertisement efforts, but also for their 3-D. I have noticed many a limited edition bottle of Absolut in my time and am usually able to resist.
On the way home from my recent trip abroad, I was easily sucked in at the Duty Free counter by one of Absolut’s cunning advertising ploys. Being female, into bling and other fine things (aka “easy target”), I delighted in purchasing a bottle of bling bling Absolut (above). However, the fun really started once I got home – the gold “bottle” is actually casing around a standard bottle of Absolut, and trying to open same makes all of those physics lessons at school worthwhile.
Although not an exhaustive list, Absolut limited edition designs include:-
and currently on the shelf (well, in Australia anyway), Glimmer.
The best thing about these little beauties – the limited edition Absolut bottles do not exceed the price of the standard bottle. They’re just a bit more fancy.