LEGO CL!CK is the latest platform from LEGO using social networking to connect people through tweets, videos, photos and blogs. The idea is that there is an existing tribe of LEGO fans of all ages who will contribute great ideas and share them with each other. We know that we mention LEGO a lot, but its because you play with it on the carpet at home or use it as a prototyping tool or even make cool things like this and it’s really good fun. Via Fast Company, image; John Bergmann.
Seems like celebrity endorsed products and brands are all the rage right now, the latest news is the appointment of Lady Gaga as creative director to Polaroid. The pop star and her Warhol inspired Haus of Gaga is part of the creative force behind her elaborate costumes, set designs and products, such asHeartbeats in-ear headphones in collaboration with Monster Cable and Ammunition. Lady Gaga says of her new job; "The Haus of Gaga has been developing prototypes in the vein of fashion/technology/photography innovation--blending the iconic history of Polaroid and instant film with the digital era--and we are excited to collaborate on these ventures with the Polaroid brand. Lifestyle, music, art, fashion: I am so excited to extend myself behind the scenes as a designer, and to as my father puts it--finally, have a real job." Polaroid.
One of the more interesting launches from the 2010 Detroit Auto show was the Toyota FT-CH, a more affordable hybrid vehicle than the Prius, inspired by classic video games that should appeal to a younger target market. The car was designed at Toyota's European Design and Development Centre in Nice, France. Via DesignBoom.
Google Streetview could soon feature ads mapped onto real world posters, billboards and buildings if Google implements a recently granted