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Plasti-scene

Love the Play Doh sculpture in these ads by DDB Paris. The writing’s a bit long-winded (and weirdly topical) though:

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Game, set, stitch

Tennis racquet embroidery by Danielle Clough:

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God damn Gudim

Great wordless story-telling by Gudim Anton:

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Saving face

I’m not too bothered by the film itself, but I still love the character designs from Weta Workshop, this one by Nick Keller

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Kick it

Nike’s Parisian flagship shop on Avenue des Champs-Élysée has a jazzy new feature, an AR machine that uses NikeID to allow customers to customise their AirMax, LunarEpic Low, and Cortez trainers.

Using a hologram, the augmented video-mapping device lets shoppers place a white sneaker inside the machine and see their choice of colours and designs illustrated onto the shoe.

The machines were designed and installed by SmartPixels, a French company specializing in augmented retail programs…

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5, 6, 7, 8

One of the more subtly iconic architectural features of India are the the stepwells. In a sometimes arid landscape, wells often needed to be deep and were significant elements of infrastructure, so it’s not a surprise that they became more and more elaborate.

Chicago journalist Victoria Lautman has spent much of the last five years criss-crossing India, photographing and visiting over 200 stepwell sites, and she’s now published photos of 75 of the more unique and interesting wells in her book, The Vanishing Stepwells of India.

Ramkund. Bhuj, Gujarat. Mid-18th Century (c. 700 CE). Mukundpura Baoli. Mukundpura, Haryana c. 1650. Ujala Baoli Mandu. Madhya Pradesh. Late 15th/early 16th century. Chand Baori. Abhaneri, Rajasthan. c. 800 ce/18th Century. Dada Harir Vav. Asarwa. c. 1499 Navghan Kuvo. Junagadh, Gujarat. 4th/6th/Mid-11th Century.

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