The market is flooded with iPhone cases but none like this! The intoxicase is a strong polycarb case with a built-in bottle opener. It also comes with a beer-o-meter to allow users to keep tabs on how many beers they've had. We think it's great... as long as there is no risk of beer spill on the not-so-cheap iPhones!
If you have a smutty sense of humour, love dogs and have $23 to spend then you might want to get yourself one of these necklaces from Dutch company Naked Design. Can be bought from SupermarketHQ.
Chobani is the number 1 market leader in the US for its infectious yoghurts and considering the brand was only launched in 2007 this is an amazing achievement. A big part of the company's success must come down to the level of product innovation and creativity in its range of flavours. The company it seems count a lot on what customers think and examines their wish list carefully and brings to the market exactly what customers want.
We are loving their new products for 2013 including Chobani Bite, an indulgent yet guilt free snack with the coolest combos including coffee with dark chocolate chips, caramel and pineapple, fig with orange zest and raspberry and dark chocolate chips.
We also love the Chobani Champions Tubes for kids.... no spoon required! These can also be frozen to make a great healthy lollypop. Flavours include Chillin Cherry and Rockin' Blueberry.
The Chobani Flip are the mix-in options and although mix-ins have been around for ages some of their flavours sound heavenly including Almond Coco Loco — Coconut low-fat yogurt with dark chocolate and sliced toasted almonds and the Key Lime Crumble — Key Lime low-fat yogurt with graham crumble and white chocolate. YUM!
With about a zillion ways for businesses to reach consumers now we are constantly bombarded by advertising. Therefore from a company's perspective the challenge is how to stand out, be memorable without being seen in an annoying kind of way by the audience. We really like the use of outdoor space for advertising messages including the high street itself which is why we decided to shine the spotlight on clean and chalk advertising.
The process of clean advertising is basically power spraying over a branded stencil on various busy high street locations where the target audience frequents. The ad can last up to 3 months and track records have proven this to be very successful. Of course it requires some form of strategic planning in terms of how the ad relates to other forms of marketing being used (the more integrated the better) but this is a pretty clever way of getting your message out there. You can either go the guerilla route (that is not gain permission from the Council) or indeed get Council approval and pay an agreed fee per street ad placed. If you go the guerilla route then be prepared to have it power-washed off though and invoiced for the pleasure!
If you want a more colourful street ad then maybe chalk advertising is for you. The using of 100% biodegradeable chalk is used to create the street ads which can last for up to 3 months and are all weather resistant.
We love the work of London-based company Curb who have created street ad campaigns for big brands such as Lynx and Kia. Prices can start from around £2500 for 30 street ads and considering the footfall we think that price is pretty good.
We also love the work of Art for After Hours, arts collective based in New York who have done some stunning 3D chalk advertising, also referred to as 'anamorphism'. We love this Kit Kat ad campaign which literally jumps up out of the pavement: very cool and that of UK-based artist Julian Beever with this ultra-realistic Coca Cola bottle.
Netherland's based arts collective Rotganzen are behind these imaginative melting disco balls, reflecting the party is over and shapes inspired by the human sagging belly. Totally original and we think great feature pieces for a club or anywhere wishing to create a surreal experience.
The well-recognised Pantone colour matching system has already been applied to so many home related products such as mugs and tooth brushes and now getting in the spirit of Christmas these unusual Christmas baubles. If you are a design head and don't mind spend a bit more of your Christmas tree decorations then these could be for you. Price approx £13 on amazon.co.uk or $15 on amazon.com
There is just something really striking about this decorative bowl. The unusual pink fox and turquoise signature are just super cute. Available on Etsy this 6 inch bowl is perfect to funk up an office or bedroom. Available from Green Fox Studio and costs $25. http://www.etsy.com/listing/93767417/decorative-folk-art-bowl-pink-fox
The Madison Avenue frock mobile travels around the San Francisco area buying and selling barely worn, like-new formal dresses and accessories. This is a fab idea considering many girls/ladies buy fancy frocks only to wear them on one occasion for them never to be seen again, tucked away guiltily in a wardrobe somewhere. Madison Avenue seems to co-ordinate show nights with schools, also using nearby hotels as a venue for runway shows, with schoolgirls modelling the dresses... making for a fun night with a strong fashion purpose. The business also sells accessories and has an onboard changing room. This business model is perfect right now, with cash-conscience consumers seeking quality at low prices. For a new start retail business the mobile unit is also significantly less costly than having a high street location. Check out their Facebook: