I ordered a skateboard online this weekend to use around the office. Don’t ask me why – I know I’ll bust my ass as soon as I get on it! Our slate floor is nothing like a plywood half pipe. I wish I were more creative and could think of another mode of transportation around the shop (other than walking – I’m a lazy bitch).
Speaking of skateboarding, the site for the upcoming XGAMES is very well done – tons of energy and great flash work without long loading times. I love the weird avatar-looking thing they did with the athletes’ eyes. There’s lots of hidden stuff on the site – check it out when you have a chance.
(via Favourite Website Awards)
I got a new car yesterday because my 4Runner just wasn’t cutting it to take clients out (read: kiss their asses by taking them to expensive 3 hour lunches). I pulled out of the dealer feeling important in my snazzy new vehicle and curbed the first corner I came to. I no longer feel cool – in fact, I want my old car back – German engineering means nothing when you suck at driving.
Maybe I should have watched the videos on BMW’s new microsite first (creative by GSD&M in Austin). The design’s Spartan, but that’s good – the videos are the highlight. Great casting – I’m totally enamored with the step-dad guy. Very nice job on the click-through site as well.
Take a look at the new site for Reyka Vodka – nice use of green screen on the “Watch TV” section. And really funny – the Jesus/vodka thing might anger some fundamentalist Christians, but eff them – they shouldn’t be visiting a site about liquor anyway.
Karl Pilkington’s new site is genius. The simplicity, the illustrations, the seamless video, I love it. Interactive agencies keep trying to outdo each other on how many bells and whistles their site has, and it’s getting embarrassing. I mean, look at the hot mess of a site Dunkin Donuts is doing for their iced coffee push. The K-Man’s got the right idea, as always.
I just totally nailed a pitch to a client and I’m positive it’s due to the four chocolate cake donuts I ate an hour before. Everything that poured out of my mouth was liquid gold – almost like cocaine with the added 1000 calories. The client literally told me I could up our estimate by $300k. I peed in my Hudsons a little at that point.
With the bonus I’ll get from this, I’ll trade in my car for a Volvo. Hah! I’ll do that right after I buy my summer wardrobe at Lilly Pulitzer. But the new Volvo video-rich microsite is pretty neat (Forsman and Bodenfors) – check out when the guy is giving the speech at the beginning and points to the movie screen. When I clicked on the Joyride section, I had a flashback, but that’s a whole ‘nother story.