Poladroid – simple yet great

As I grew up with it, I too was sad to see that Polaroid earlier this year decided to stop with making polaroid film (after stopping making the cameras in 2007).  Much was written about it in newspapers, blogs and magazines. Dazed & Confused, one of the few magazines I have a subscription on, even did a 24 spread on Polaroid photography.

Who didn’t love the sound that the camera would make or the anticipation of waiting for the picture to develop in front of your eyes? No need to miss it anymore with the free application from Poladroid. You can drag and drop your photos onto the Poladroid “camera”, and after a few seconds it spits out your unprocessed print (with the original sound!). You can watch it develop and then save and print it. Pretty fun UI! For  cool examples, go to the special Poladroid Flickr group. See my experiment below :-)

Yours truly in Nice

Yours truly in Nice

Irritating English Jargon

Although living in The Netherlands, speaking English is something that comes with my job as an account executive in an international pr agency. Therefore I had to laugh at NameWire’s post with two lists of the ten most irritating words or phrases in the English language (as I find some to be quite annoying as well). Here it goes:

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Oxford

  1. At the end of the day
  2. Fairly unique
  3. I personally
  4. At this moment in time
  5. With all due respect
  6. Absolutely
  7. It’s a nightmare
  8. Shouldn’t of
  9. 24/7
  10. It’s not rocket science

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  1. Literally
  2. A  safe pair of hands
  3. I’m gutted
  4. Basically
  5. Going forward
  6. Upcoming
  7. Shouldn’t of
  8. Up until
  9. Neither here nor there
  10. On a daily basis

Other words that could have easily fitted the lift for me are e.g.  top of the game, up sell, leverage, empower, competency etc. What word are you most allergic to?

Fiat 500 by DIESEL

Fiat 500 by Diesel

I love it when great brands come together and create something new! And I love it even more when it concerns a product that I absolutely adore. I’m talking about a  co-creation between two true Italian brands, namely Fiat and DIESEL.

The new Fiat 500 has been redesigned by Renzo Rosso, DIESEL’s designer. He gave the sport version of the Fiat 500 a typical look with DIESEL logo rims, special buffers and mirrors. The inside interior is partly in denim, with a funny detail being DIESEL’s typical 5th pocket on the two seats. And of course the car is available in different colours: DIESEL green, black and brown. Interested in this limited edition (10,000)? For around €15,000 you can order it online…