Candy Crush office features cartoon design


Candy Crush officeThe Stockholm office for games producer King features cartoonish designs fit for its products.

The company behind the famous Candy Crush Saga game now greets visitors with an egg-shaped reception desk.

Swedish design agency Adolfsson & Partners oversaw this colourful project: the 1940s building is split into areas such as Magic Forest, Green Hills, Treasure Island,

Countryside, and Deep Sea.

Discover the imaginative scheme here and let us know if you’d work in an office like this.

Clever ads transforms famous paintings for glasses brand


Clever French adsA series of clever adverts shows a pair of glasses changing well-known paintings almost beyond recognition.

The ads for the eyewear retailer Keloptic use paintings by Van Gogh and Monet to show the impact of the right pair of glasses.

When viewed with Keloptic glasses, the artists’ recognisable Impressionist style ‘transforms’ into precise pictures.

The clever campaign was selected for a merit award at the 2014 One Show.

Have a closer look at the ads here and tell us what you think.

Website turns handwriting into fonts


MyScriptFontA free online tool can turn your handwriting into a font in less than ten minutes.

‘MyScriptFont’ is perfect for when you get bored with the usual fonts or want to create a unique typeface.

To use it, you just need to download a template, write on it with a marker, and scan it back into your computer.

Take a look at the innovative tool here and tell us if you would transform your handwriting into a font.

Harrods creates Chelsea Flower Show garden based on perfume


Harrods gardenHarrods is launching its first Chelsea Flower Show garden around the theme of perfume.

The department store, with help from garden designer Sheena Seeks, will display flowers that are commonly used in the process of making perfumes as sold at Harrods for over a century.

The designer explained: “one side of the garden is going to look like a perfume laboratory, inspired by the processes where flowers are embedded into wax or have their oils extracted to capture their scent.”

In addition to this, technology will allow visitors to see virtual flowers coming into life with their smartphones.

Have a look at this innovative garden here and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

Interactive billboard raises awareness of domestic violence


Women's Aid billboardWomen’s Aid has unveiled an unusual billboard to coincide with International Women’s Day. 

The organisation has created a digital billboard that displays a woman’s bruised face as a representation of domestic violence.

Using facial recognition technology, the more people who look at the billboard, the faster the woman’s face heals, sending the message that domestic violence shouldn’t be ignored.

The campaign was created with the help of WCRS London and will be displayed in numerous places in the UK. 

Have a look at the billboard here and tell us what you think about it.

74 designs revealed for new bridge in London


Thames bridge designsDesign proposals have been unveiled for a new bridge to be built on the River Thames.

The competition, launched in December, has received 74 proposals from all over the world, for a new bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico. 

The project submissions each have different and unique features, from red bicycle paths to pink spotlights.

The jury, which includes architect Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, will select up to four designs next month.

Have a look at these designs here and tell us what you think about them.

Innovative concrete wave built in Paris


A concrete wave has been built in Paris suburbia.
Concrete wave


Espace Bienvenüe in Marne-la-Vallée has a very innovative structure, thanks to techniques used in bridge construction.

Designed by architect Jean-Philippe Pargade, the wave houses a laboratory, in which scientists and engineers can develop the future of urban spaces through improvements in transport and energy management.

The building also includes a relaxation space on the roof, with wooden huts designed by Tadashi Kawamata.

Take a closer look at the wave here.

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