Creative Contextual Drains – Matrix by Honfay Lui (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) To think of drainage systems as anything but cesspools of waste is really difficult for me and I suspect for lots of other people as well. Honfay Lui is trying to change that way of thinking, and to t…

Harrassvertising – Coke Bots Attack When You Buy Other Brands (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) Just spotted: a Coke vending machine walking around outside Shibuya Station in Tokyo. Coca-Cola has sent oversized robot vending machines around Tokyo to pinch the heads of people who prefer a differe…

German Innovation Sites – Debut by Sturm und Drang

(TrendHunter.com) DEBUT is a new trend site from Hamburg, Germany. With the intention of shedding light on innovations arising in Germany, Sturm und Drang set up Debut to expose the country’s latest trends and insights…

Razor Sharp Nails – Nivea Calcium Power Ad

(TrendHunter.com) Ladies, how healthy are your nails? Are they strong enough to slice through the top of an aluminum can? No? You’re obviously not painting your nails with Nivea Calcium Power polish.

The fantastic ad…

Abused Blow-Up Dolls 2 – Jobzonen.dk’s Shock Campaign (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) What a horrible concept to promote a job search site! The ad communicates that seeking a new job by joining Jobzonen.dk is a good way to leave a disatisfying job, which is OK. However, depicting the u…

Unmasking Celebrities – Shakira, Hilton & Jolie Without Plastic Surgery (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) The Xiomara Coronado Beauty Center wants you to know that ‘Nobody is younger than you,’ as long as you get plastic surgery. To illustrate that, they created these images of what they think famous celebrities would look like without having had these operations.

You get to see what they think Shakira…

Gold Guerrilla Street Art – The Midas Project in Barcelona (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) Have you ever heard of King Midas? To make a long story short, he was a pretty greedy king who wished that whatever he touched would turn to gold. As a result, he ended up starving to death because all the food he touched turned to the valuable metal.

The project by an unknown rebel street artist q…

Cardboard Retail Shops – The Bombed Mache By Ksubi (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) While most of us are thinking of elaborate retail design concept, Ksubi opted for a much simpler, cheaper and earth-friendly shop concept. The cardboard collectors of the Australian fashion label were downright serious when they decided to build The Bombed Mache.

“The Bombed Mache” is Ksubi’s own …

Top 19 Virgin Innovations + Branson’s New Book

(TrendHunter.com) Sir Richard Branson is releasing Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur in September. In the publication, which is being released by Virgin Books, Branson will finally reveal the keys to his success.

“What I’ve found is that there is no single prescription for running a succes…

Gas Price Mapping – MSN Gas Widget

(TrendHunter.com) MSN Autos has a new gas price mapping utility. Type in a zip code and the tool will display all the gas prices in the area, sorting them from lowest to highest. The database is updated every night to bring users the most current prices in their neighborhoods.

We cringe every time we have to take ou…

Interactive Bubble Wrap Ads – Shiatsu Massage Poster (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) I love interactive campaigns that involve the target audience in their mechanism and delivery. This Kofukan Shiatsu massage campaign is a great example of simple yet creative hands-on advertising that breaks the mold and opts for unconventional techniques.

Shiatsu is a relaxing massage technique t…

Evolution Parodies – Braun Brings Out The Human in Men (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) Oh Braun, you had to go and parody the hot issue of evolution to sell your shaving machines, didn’t you? Well, as we have learned from numerous campaigns, a controversial ad is a good ad, no matter how many people it offends.

Created by BBDO Dusseldorf, these print ads show you how Braun ‘Brings ou…

Viral Supercar Ads – Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Promo (VIDEO)

(TrendHunter.com) Who doesn’t want one? Lamborghini created a video which is climbing the viral charts like wild fire to entice people with dollops of cash to buy the Gallardo LP 560-4. It’s about time they released a video that matches the magnificence of the cars.

The ad showcases the Lamborghini not only as a ca…

Designs That Tell Stories – Yves Behar at TED (VIDEO)

(TrendHunter.com) The video is of Yves Behar, creator of the XO laptop for One Laptop per Child, speaking at the February 2008 TED conference in Monterey, CA.

He discusses his projects like the Leaf lamp, the Jawbone headset, a wristwatch designed to let you check it discretely and a morphing Swarovksi lamp as well…

Thought X-Rays – Everything That’s in your Head Ad

(TrendHunter.com) The caption for this print ad for a Brazilian website called Pop reads, “The website that shows everything that’s in your head”.

The images of two people, one with a female body, the other male, are shown with collages of everyday items representing their heads. Some of the things shown as t…

Yoga Street Signs – Directions for good Health (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) Sharmila’s yoga classes in Hyderabad, India have become really popular thanks to some really clever advertising by ad agency, Mindset. The ads, which direct people to the location of Sharmila’s classes, look like roadsigns, and when you are driving, will certainly make you look twice. I question how…

Sexy Bakers Revive Office Tea Trolleys – Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Campaign (VIDEO)

(TrendHunter.com) Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain has just launched an online campaign to bring back the office tea trolley, a much missed tradition in the UK.

The campaign has a dedicated micro site which allows visitors to create and sign an office petition, view campaign videos and even win a tea trolley for the office (a…

Virals Gone Ape – Super Chill Monkey Does Hollywood (VIDEO)

(TrendHunter.com) Viral videos are monkeying around in Hollywood! Unbuttonfilms, the same company that brought us the ”Guys backflip into jeans” undercover ad for Levis, has launched Super Chill Monkey Does Hollywood.

One thing’s for sure, director Benzo Theodore loves drama acrobatics. This time he’s fe…

Movie Ratings on Foreheads – Domestic Violence Ads (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) These ads make me a little uncomfortable and evoke great sadness, but making an emotional connection is crucial in awareness ads. This campaign for the National Centre for Domestic Violence sheds light on the emotional and psychological trauma inflicted on children subject to witnessing domestic vio…

Econobox Comeback – Gas Prices Drive Demand For Retro Eco-Cars (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) While all the giant automotive manufacturers are feverishly developing fancy new eco-friendly, green and hybrid cars, another trend is quietly brewing: used econoboxes from the ’80s and ’90s! That’s right!

Remember the Geo Metro, Ford Festiva, Toyota Tercel or, my personal favourite, the Honda C…