Finding an ideal table lamp normally comes down to two things: its looks, and its light placement. The Normann Copenhagen Acrobat Lamp does well on both counts. Created by French designer Marc Venot, it uses a magnetic connection to the base to let you place the light where you want it, from a downward-facing ambient pose to a more upright, direct stance. Its minimal design is both passive and curious, and it’s available in four different shades to match your decor. $410
Stoli is trying to get a better feel for mobile advertising—literally.
Today, the brand and Horizon Media are launching a campaign with mobile ad network Opera Mediaworks and technology company Immersion that uses haptic technology to make consumers’ smartphones vibrate. While watching a 20-second video, people can feel their phones shake when a woman makes a cocktail or when a dog pees. Continue reading
If you’re anything like us, you’re completely non-functional without your morning coffee. Come to think of it, we’re pretty non-functional without afternoon or evening coffee as well. GO CUBES want to revolutionize the way you get your coffee pickup by packing the delicious coffee experience into a gummy coffee bite that’s effective and portable. With GO CUBES you can bring the performance enhancing effects of coffee with you wherever you’re going—without having to worry about the nearest coffee emporium, trips to the bathroom or pesky liquid travel requirements. They’re delicious. They’re convenient. Most importantly, each GO CUBE packs a full nootropic stack of B complex, L-Theanine, and other compounds that work well with the 50mg of caffeine. They’re gummy bears with a pick me up. $15
Gramovox have presented a new version of their beautiful retro Bluetooth speaker. The updated Gramovox Gramophone 2.0 now features a dual-driver design, letting users experience warm, organic mid-range tones through the expertly-crafted steel horn and nice bass flowing through the 2.5″ low frequency driver hidden in the solid wood base. It connects to your devices via Bluetooth 4.0 or its auxiliary input, has a range of over 33 feet and battery life of 12 hours. $350
A pop-up store, VR and some Husky’s. Experience The North Face in Korea.
To celebrate the Bob Ross’ birthday, streaming video outfit Twitch has secured the rights to broadcast all 403 episodes of the well-coiffed artist’s The Joy of Painting series. The magic runs for a week, starting today, over at Ross’ Twitch channel, and is part of a bigger announcement: Twitch Creative is partnering with Adobe as a launch sponsor, and the category’s getting its own homepage that’ll highlight, well, folks painting and doing other creative stuff on the service. What’s more, the fledgling Music category’s getting brought over under the Creative umbrella, so there’s a good chance you could log on and see Deadmau5 making his next electronic track on the homepage soon.
Sony Pictures is taking over Snapchat today to promote the upcoming James Bond: Spectre film.
The movie studio is the first paying marketer to nab a channel in the app’s Discover section, which features daily content from 15 publishers, including BuzzFeed and People, at the top of the screen. (Such publishers get the channel space for free in exchange for their content, and they share ad profits with Snapchat.)
The James Bond story is labeled “sponsored,” and clicking on it pulls up a series of 14 photos and behind-the-scenes videos from the movie. For example, director Sam Mendes explains how a scene was filmed to look like a party for the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead in one clip. Another video prompts users to “swipe up” to get a sneak-peek of a car chase through Rome.
Similar to Snapchat’s other Discover content, Sony Pictures’ ad will only be available for 24 hours before disappearing.
Up until now, brands that wanted to advertise in Snapchat Discover could only do so within publishers’ stories as sponsored content or interstitial ads.
Brands can also place ads within Snapchat’s Live Stories—a section that groups photos and videos from live events—to hit specific demographics. Through the end of this week, Jim Beam is running a fall-themed campaign to promote an apple-flavored bourbon.
Enzo Ferrari cut his teeth in the 1920s and ’30s with Alfa Romeo, first as a driver for the company’s racing team and later as its manager. As Alfa’s fortunes rose and fell with the machinations of interwar politics and the fragile Italian economy, il maestro took on a greater role in the team’s identity, and it was accordingly soon named Scuderia Ferrari.
After leaving Alfa Romeo in the late 1930s and starting his own eponymous company after the war, Ferrari continued to focus on racing, with the Scuderia operating as his exclusive competition concern. By all accounts, Ferrari’s overarching purpose and thrust lay in the field of motorsports. Continue reading
Sentri, a home security system funded in part by Microsoft Ventures, plays host to most of the usual smart home features — motion detection, air quality monitoring, microphones and speakers, etc. — but centralizes everything in a 10.1-inch touchscreen. It also pairs with Nest, Hue and more. $299
The exceptional photographer David Drebin stages in his new masterpiece some of the most beautiful women in some of the most stunning settings.
This archival volume presents his new unique collection in a finely crafted clamshell box and includes a signed and numbered photoprint. $2.500