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Visual of Britney

Britney

Nobody in recent history was (and is) made by media like Britney Spears. This one is for you, B. Made by

Visual of Earth As Seen Fom Earth

Earth As Seen Fom Earth

Peculiar Image of the Week. See also: Earthrise on Youtube , World View .

Visual of Organic Coca-Cola

Organic Coca-Cola

Whoever you are, whatever you do, wherever you may be. You can’t beat the real thing. It really refreshes and brings real satisfaction in every glass. It was not until America’s …

Visual of Image Consumption Continues...

Image Consumption Continues...

"Do you know what it really reminds me of? ... Tasty Wheat . Did you ever eat Tasty Wheat ?" – from The Matrix. This is a project by pundo3000.com , in which 100 products were …

Visual of Searching for something to drink

Searching for something to drink

Copy and paste the successful and your shop will survive. That's what these Indian entrepreneurs must have figured in the city of Mumbai. Peculiar detail: a trademark on that …

Visual of WAR

WAR

Note that this is not an anti-American statement.

Visual of Change We Can Believe In

Change We Can Believe In

I love this parody of the famous Shepard Fairey Obama poster by Mike Rosulek .

Visual of Hamburger sneaker

Hamburger sneaker

We are unsure whether it is just an accidental evolutionary recombination, or that the hamburger sneaker was bound to happen – somehow, it feels natural. Our peculiar object of …

Visual of Mixed Up Brands

Mixed Up Brands

It's funny how these mixed up brands still feel like they make sense. Peculiar image of the week.

Visual of Not so Little Red Ridinghood

Not so Little Red Ridinghood

Part of the Fallen Princesses series by Dina Goldstein. "These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an …

Visual of Popolate

Popolate

Peculiar image of the week. Created by Janis Pönisch and Anne de Vries .

Visual of Post-apocalypse religious artifact

Post-apocalypse religious artifact

Image by: V. V. Kalininski.

Visual of Brand Environmentalism: The Augmented Reality Sneaker

Brand Environmentalism: The Augmented Reality Sneaker

Once, we wore footwear to protect our feet from the hostile influences of our natural environment. But with the replacement of our natural environment by a world of design, the …

Visual of Kosher Coke

Kosher Coke

Last week I opened a bag of potato crisps that read: "We know the origins of all our ingredients" . As some crisps had already disappeared down my throat, this made me suddenly …

Visual of Stereotype Packaging

Stereotype Packaging

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), unhealthy diet is amongst one of the leading causes of the major non-communicable diseases. Can design encourage people to …

Visual of Washable Tattoo

Washable Tattoo

So we know now that we can embed the traces of our every day lives in our clothes . Well, some might find this strategy unsatisfying and would like to embed the traces of their …

Visual of The Earth on Loan

The Earth on Loan

Christian Schwägerl is a correspondent for Der Spiegel and the author of Menschenzeit (The Age of Man). He will be presenting his views on the Anthropocene at the  Next Nature …

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Annual Meeting of Time Travellers

Appropriated from the blogosphere by NextNature.net. Peculiar image of the week.

Visual of Budweiser Cans Water for Storm Victims

Budweiser Cans Water for Storm Victims

In more next natural news from Hurricane Sandy, Anheuser-Busch, parent company of the American beer brand Budweiser, has been canning water for victims of the disaster. The …

Visual of Featured Page #04: The McWorld Map

Featured Page #04: The McWorld Map

During the coming weeks, we will present a selection of our favourite pages from the Next Nature book . This week a tool that encourages us to experience local specialties through …

Visual of Search Where the Sun don’t Shine

Search Where the Sun don’t Shine

You’re spending too much of your time in the sewers of the internet, planning to pigeon-rank your toilet visits or you’re simply feeling lucky? This peculiar shanzhai ’d toilet …

Visual of When Gadgets Become Religion

When Gadgets Become Religion

An illustration on how market value and expectation can trick the mind.

Visual of Disney Princesses Fight Against Cliché

Disney Princesses Fight Against Cliché

Watch your back: the Disney princesses are feeling murderous.

Visual of Belief System Meets Operating System

Belief System Meets Operating System

The façade of an Indian temple constructed from a large-scale print of a Facebook Wall.

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Credit to Plastic

Gold credit card? In the end it’s all plastic!

Visual of Zero-Waste Grocery Store

Zero-Waste Grocery Store

The first Zero-Waste Grocery Store "Original Unverpackt" will open this summer in Germany.

Visual of Brand Logos Translated into Chinese

Brand Logos Translated into Chinese

Would you be able to recognize these logos if they were in Chinese?

Visual of How Many Trees are There on Earth?

How Many Trees are There on Earth?

There are about 3.04 trillion trees on Earth. That is 422 trees per human being.

Visual of How to Integrate ECO Coins into Society? Four Eco Dreams in Four Scenarios

How to Integrate ECO Coins into Society? Four Eco Dreams in Four Scenarios

Economy and ecology are two spheres that usually do not cooperate. Thanks to the ECO coin  the environmental value can be conceived economically. A currency that can be earned by …

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Adblock Plus Now Sells Acceptable Ads

Adblock Plus, world’s most popular ad-blocking tool, just announced they are launching an advertising service for “acceptable” ads.

Visual of The Biggest Impact on the Planet Comes from Household Consumption

The Biggest Impact on the Planet Comes from Household Consumption

New study suggests that the real environmental problem is embodied in the things we buy.

Visual of Swedish Government Rewards Citizens Who Repair Instead of Throwing Away

Swedish Government Rewards Citizens Who Repair Instead of Throwing Away

Sweden is paying people to fix their belongings instead of throwing them away.

Visual of Ramen: the New Prison Currency

Ramen: the New Prison Currency

Instant ramen noodles have become a valuable commodity to inmates, as cost-cutting measures in US prisons led to the deterioration of food quality.

Visual of ECO Coin Award 2017 Nominations Open

ECO Coin Award 2017 Nominations Open

The nominations for the ECO coin Award 2017 are now officially open. Let us know who you think deserves to earn the award.

Visual of The New Gold: Honey!

The New Gold: Honey!

A ‘gold rush’ is haunting New Zealand’s beekeepers, as beehive and honey thefts are continuing to rise.

Visual of Payment by Wedding Ring

Payment by Wedding Ring

The Tappy 'smart ring' is a wedding ring connected to your bank account.

Visual of Smartphone app helps indigenous communities fight deforestation

Smartphone app helps indigenous communities fight deforestation

Five people suspected of illegal gold mining in Peru are in custody after indigenous community members used a system called ForestLink to alert authorities to the activity. …

Visual of Fake-for-Real: Octopus Lips

Fake-for-Real: Octopus Lips

A recent lip filler trend blew up on social media. 'Devil lips' , or Octopus lips, have attracted divided opinion online. When the body modification hit Instagram, some spectators …

Visual of How rich people used to show off their wealth with pineapples and celery

How rich people used to show off their wealth with pineapples and celery

A stack of pancakes ladened with syrup, a frothy latte posed next to a white MacBook, a deep pan pizza oozing with cheese. Instagram has made “food porn” – images that portray …

Visual of Have you thought about your social media death?

Have you thought about your social media death?

Recently, Twitter announced it would be clearing all inactive accounts in an effort to free up dormant usernames and prevent the risk of old accounts being hacked. The new policy …

Visual of Artificial island Dubai #2

Artificial island Dubai #2

On the second day, Dubai created the world...

Visual of Artvertising: pixel ads become physical

Artvertising: pixel ads become physical

In the early days of digitalization many metaphors from the physical world were translated to the digital world; think desktop folders, trashcan and shopping cart. Now we have …

Visual of Branded Butterfly Wings

Branded Butterfly Wings

"A glowing green logo drawn by scientists on the wing of a genetically altered butterfly could herald the day that the insects are adorned with adverts and slogans . A team at the …

Visual of Breaking News: CNN shows CNN

Breaking News: CNN shows CNN

Today CNN.com shows a picture of a television tuned to CNN, in order to inform its viewers about nuclear tests in North Korea. Somehow I feel this is related to our investigations …

Visual of CCTV total world domination

CCTV total world domination

Painting by Banksy . Related: Cellphone Treemasts

Visual of Green Electricity

Green Electricity

Electricity itself is a natural phenomena, but as regular AC/DC currency it becomes a commoddity. But Green Electricity is a strange thing. You pay more money for your electricity …

Visual of C_YK

C_YK

T-Mobile is the proud owner of a trademark which says it owns the colour Magenta. T-Mobile and its parent Deutsche Telekom, have trademarked magenta. The move means that if you …

Visual of Apple Desk - Symbol of a digital lifestyle

Apple Desk - Symbol of a digital lifestyle

Behold the Apple Desk , created for all those Apple IPod style victims. Moreover this design is a wonderful illustration of the penetration of computing in everyday life; once the …

Visual of Axe Effect - Almost like the Real Thing?

Axe Effect - Almost like the Real Thing?

I guess we shouldn't expect better from Axe. I'm sure it makes watching internet porn feel so much more like the real thing. One of those products that is a clear signal to RUN if …

Visual of Big Ass Browser

Big Ass Browser

First we had the internet. We stored all our texts and images in databases. Then came search engines to locate the data. Now is the time to interconnect it all; to share knowledge …

Visual of Botanic Artists

Botanic Artists

Where other trees grow their branches towards the light, willows seem to want to touch the surface. Tim Knowles creates drawings independent of his own hand and when he attaches …

Visual of Business is Peanuts!

Business is Peanuts!

We designers often have to exchange business cards and usually they sit in a drawer forever, forgotten and out of date. In Japan there is quite a ritual about exchanging meishi or …

Visual of Confetti chicken

Confetti chicken

This weeks peculiar image was taken this summer by a friend of mine. He went to a birdmarket in Esfahan, Iran and noticed that discrimination takes many forms; only blond chicks …

Visual of Corporate Slogan Poem*

Corporate Slogan Poem*

Where do you want to go today? Think different. Just do it. Sense & simplicity. Have it your way. Can't beat the feeling. Make it real. The best a man can get. Be an original. …

Visual of Crop Circles

Crop Circles

In the UK farmers recall simple circles appearing on their land for generations. The British media first reported on the circles in the early 1980s. By 1990 crop circles had …

Visual of Diesels Global Warming Ready Campaign

Diesels Global Warming Ready Campaign

The Earth is heating up. The sun will blow up within 5 billion years. The human race will probably go extinct before entering the posthuman stage, or the probabillity that we are …

Visual of Earthrise on YouTube

Earthrise on YouTube

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and public broadcaster NHK have released a video of the Earth rising over the lunar horizon. The video was taken on November 7 by the …

Visual of Fake for Real: Design for the Masses

Fake for Real: Design for the Masses

The delicate armchair depicted at left is a Finnish design created in 1931-1932 by architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), who in Scandinavia is sometimes called the …

Visual of Fake for Real: Disasters like from a Movie

Fake for Real: Disasters like from a Movie

Two disasters in New York, with the Emirpe state in view. In The Day After Tomorrow, a Hollywood blockbuster about climate change, New York is submerged by a catastrophic flood. …

Visual of Fake for Real: Image Consumption

Fake for Real: Image Consumption

Hey! That muddy, greasy burger on my plate isn't the firm, fresh, delicious one I picked out from the advertisements above the counter, is it? I vividly remember my first visit to …

Visual of Fake for Real: Redefining Nemo

Fake for Real: Redefining Nemo

After having seen Disney's blockbuster 'Finding Nemo', every scuba diver that happens to meets with the original white orange striped clownfish underwater, will unmistakable think …

Visual of Fake for Real: The Photoshop Reporters

Fake for Real: The Photoshop Reporters

When the former football star and actor OJ Simpson was arrested for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend, both Newsweek and Time Magazine used the police mug shot on their …

Visual of Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Food is no food. Food is scent. Food is temporary experience. Food is message. Welcome to this magical gastronomy tour. You will enjoy the tasty (video)links below: Works by Chef …

Visual of Global Warming Mug

Global Warming Mug

Al Gore would love one of these mugs; displaying what happens when the world heats up and oceans begin to rise. Via Shikake | See also: ScaryIdeas.com | Related posts: Design A …

Visual of Intelligent Documentary Making

Intelligent Documentary Making

Our image of nature is permanently under construction. For Dutch biologist Gerdien De Jong , this became al too clear after watching The Life of Mammals , a series of nature …

Visual of Corporate Logo Landscape

Corporate Logo Landscape

For centuries artists painted trees and clouds because that is what they saw around them, nowadays they remix brands and logo's because that is what surrounds them. A city child …

Visual of Summit of the Mount Everest on Tour

Summit of the Mount Everest on Tour

Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured by the height of its summit above sea level. In May 2005, artist Xu Zhen led an ascent on Everest, and succeeded in …

Visual of People in Need Campaign

People in Need Campaign

Every next nature typically parasites on some older nature, which as a result dries out and eventually vanishes. Only rarely this mechanism is made visible. The Dutch charity …

Visual of Periodic table of the internet

Periodic table of the internet

A periodic table of the most popular websites on the internet . websites are categorized according to search engines, internet tools, site ranking, aggregators, web comics, …

Visual of Separating streets and words

Separating streets and words

When he's not saving the word, artist Matt Siber is disecting street images and their typography. Seen before in many forms on this blog, but very well done!

Visual of Simulacra for Dummies

Simulacra for Dummies

Anyone can explain Baudrillard with this move. After the recent passing-away of this philosopher, it seems appropriate to post this movie as an ultimate "Simulacra for Dummies". …

Visual of Sneak Preview Food

Sneak Preview Food

Lets face it: we spoiled western people are pretty much imprisoned by our self created safe environments and remotely disconnected from the wonders and chaotic surprises of old …

Visual of The surrealist were telling the truth

The surrealist were telling the truth

After Magritte; Surrealism in the 21th century. Peculiar image of the week, created by Isabel Lucena.

Visual of Tulip Island - Design a Polder

Tulip Island - Design a Polder

A proposal to gain 600.000 m 2 of land near the Dutch coast recently came from the CDA (Dutch Christian-Democratic political party). The idea is to create a tulip-shaped island …

Visual of Urban Camouflage II

Urban Camouflage II

Aaron Larney made these urban camouflage printed hoodies, just in case you need to blend into your dorm's notice-board. See also: Urban Camouflage I .

Visual of 10 years Google

10 years Google

The good people of NextNature.net congratulate Google.com with its tenth anniversary. See also: Google 2084 , Google DNA , Google manhole , Googling in physical space , Google …

Visual of Apparently things are improving in Darfur?

Apparently things are improving in Darfur?

Unfortunately this stylish refugee is merely an advertising fata morgana.

Visual of As real as it gets

As real as it gets

Art Directors Andreas Junus and Irawandhani Kamarga; copywriter Darrick Subrata and photographer Anton Ismael (Indonesia) went through some trouble , visualizing Photoshop's …

Visual of Augmented Reality Girlfriend

Augmented Reality Girlfriend

Using the special cube, stick, and web camera, ARis will appear and move around in the monitor of your PC. When you touch her by the AR Stick, she shows various reactions. You can …

Visual of Bananawall

Bananawall

Who would not need a bananawall in their officegarden? This modular freestanding, indoor/outdoor bananawall system was designed by Stefan Sagmeister . It is made of 7200 banana's. …

Visual of Barcode Tiger

Barcode Tiger

Peculiar image found at: leoburnett.com Barcode zebra via: photochopz.com Barcode bottom via: jetcityorange.com Found another barcoded animal? Please post below. Related: Barcode …

Visual of China controls weather for olympics

China controls weather for olympics

The sun always shines on TV in China. "At this summer’s Beijing Olympics, China puts a 50-year experiment to the test: Officials are betting weather modification can keep the sun …

Visual of Cloudy dubai

Cloudy dubai

Surrealism becomes reality; most interesting cloud of the week.

Visual of Consuming Illusions

Consuming Illusions

So you thought the 'consumption of illusions' was a typical digital world activity of second life residents and gaming addicts? Never underestimate virtuality in everyday life. …

Visual of Did you know? 2.0

Did you know? 2.0

Update of the video " Shift happens " by Karl Fisch. Wonderful, concise video that helps raise awareness of the issues of globalization in our newly connected world first raised …

Visual of Eethapnl

Eethapnl

Peculiar image created by Matías Lecaros (Santiago, Chile), promoting that famous boardgame . Inspired -of course- by Damien Hirsts Some Comfort Gained from the Acceptance of the …

Visual of Elephant Artist

Elephant Artist

This weeks peculiar image was made by Elephant Artist Sri Siam at the Lamphang Elephant Camp in Thailand. It is hard to tell whether the elephants actually know what they are …

Visual of Face swapping for privacy

Face swapping for privacy

Face swapping software finds faces in a photograph and swaps the features in the target face from a library of faces.  This can be used to "de-identify" faces that appear in …

Visual of Fake for Real: Cartoon Rats

Fake for Real: Cartoon Rats

In 2000 on a Japanese auction site , 20 real live Pokemon Pikachus were offered for 925 million dollars. Roughly translated: We capture each one after your order, so we guarantee …

Visual of Fake for Real: Dressed for Faith

Fake for Real: Dressed for Faith

Both men pictured have a strong fan base of believers and skeptics. Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children, visits various countries at the end of each year for a gift-giving …

Visual of Fake for Real: Fantasy Castle

Fake for Real: Fantasy Castle

Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle could be the single best-loved structure in the world. Ever wondered where Walt Disney got his enchanting fairytale aesthetic? The castle, which …

Visual of Fake for Real video

Fake for Real video

Video of the Fake for Real Memory Game , presented by Hendrik-Jan Grievink & Koert van Mensvoort at the Style First exhibition in the museum Mudac , Lausanne, Switzerland. …

Visual of Fake for Real: The most famous reproduction

Fake for Real: The most famous reproduction

The Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world. Just about everyone knows the mysteriously smiling lady. But how many of us have actually been to the Louvre to see it with …

Visual of Fake for Real: White House

Fake for Real: White House

The White House, seat and symbol of the US government, is built in a Roman style, which was in turn inspired by Greek architecture. At left, we see it applied in the Villa …

Visual of Food Fight

Food Fight

If food and consumption are part of a nations identity, then could warfare be culturally determined as well? The short film that plays with this theme is called Food Fight by …

Visual of Get wasted in Second Life

Get wasted in Second Life

Second Hype's fashion industry is large and catty enough to have supermodel divas and social scandals, so it's probably inevitable that these should be available, too: animation …

Visual of Happy Meal

Happy Meal

How to create your own milkshake with globally available ingredients. Video by Oskar Nilsson, taken from Shampoo Generation DVD . See also: Image Consumption , Million Dollar …

Visual of Hollywood on Canvas

Hollywood on Canvas

Peculiar image of the week. Source: Worth 1000 , via Trendbeheer . See also: Mona Lisa goes LA , The Photoshop Beauties .

Visual of How to build yourself a night elf

How to build yourself a night elf

Artist Max Kor, built himself a World of Warcraft Night Elf from scratch. Check his tutorial for an inside peek in surreal beauty construction. We are waiting for night elves to …

Visual of iDog

iDog

Or you could get an iDog. This electronic animal with musical sensibilities. It sits on your desk and sings along with the music you are playing. Dog haters don't need to worry; …

Visual of If avatars could vote

If avatars could vote

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has made a play for online gamers, placing in game campaign advertisements in a series of popular titles from video game giant …

Visual of If giraffes lived in the US

If giraffes lived in the US

© Thomas Mangold

Visual of If the Implications of Global Warming Were Fair

If the Implications of Global Warming Were Fair

Contrary to popular belief, global warming is not simply a bad thing: there are winners and losers. While low-lying countries, like Bangladesh, are expected to suffer extensively …

Visual of In the Wilderness

In the Wilderness

Recently, I had some free time to return to my old passion of landscape painting. But somehow things seemed to have changed in the wilderness.

Visual of Louis Vuitton VS Fake for Real

Louis Vuitton VS Fake for Real

The Fake for Real Memory Game – consisting of 60 cards that playfully visualize the classical theme of fake and real in our society – has temporarily been taken offline due to …

Visual of Mario meets Magritte

Mario meets Magritte

Super Mario and Rene Magritte mashed up for Dadaist delight. Available as a T-shirt . See also The surrealist were telling the truth .

Visual of Metaphors be with you

Metaphors be with you

These iconesque web images of shopping carts and bag icons where gathered by Ro London . I guess soon we will see 'Buy Now' buttons appearing in real life shops? Via …

Visual of Multicultural Gourmet Pack

Multicultural Gourmet Pack

Multicultural Gourmet Pack is a new meat package that contains a variety of butchered meat products based on different religions and believes. The pack contains a total of 4 …

Visual of Museums becoming billboards

Museums becoming billboards

After selling his school , entrepreneur Teun Castelein is now selling the Dutch museum of graphic design.

Visual of Mutants

Mutants

Mutants by Ricardo Portilho .

Visual of Observing Old Nature

Observing Old Nature

"At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets." – Oscar wilde Picture by Noor Bongers , shot at Sedona, …

Visual of Peer-to-Peer Immigration

Peer-to-Peer Immigration

At the beginning of the computer era, many objects and experiences from everyday life were transferred to the digital environment in order to make technology understandable (think …

Visual of Fake for Real: Pharmaceutical Candy

Fake for Real: Pharmaceutical Candy

Valium, Prozac, Placebo, Viagra, Candy: can you say which one doesn't belong? Or, to rephrase the question: can you say exactly where the boundary lies between medicine and …

Visual of Photoshop reporters in China

Photoshop reporters in China

China's high-speed train from Qinghai to Xizang worried environmentalists well before its launch in July 2006. Concerns increased after a photograph of Tibetan wildlife near a …

Visual of Photoshop terrorism

Photoshop terrorism

Some months ago Iran did a test to show off their missile power which turned out to be quite embarrassing because one out of three did not work. Fortunately, they had a good copy …

Visual of Plastic Flamingos Saved From Extinction

Plastic Flamingos Saved From Extinction

Did you know there are more plastic flamingos in the USA than real ones? Plastic flamingos are widely considered to be the stereotypical example of lawn kitsch – the American's …

Visual of Reconstructing Faces

Reconstructing Faces

The video below is featuring a computer-generated replica of actress Emily O’Brien’s face at high-definition resolution. The Image Metrics process takes a captured video and …

Visual of Recycled Coat

Recycled Coat

In the countdown to the Biggest Visual Power Show 2008 in Los Angeles we post some video's of earlier presentations. The Powershow 2003 in Paradiso, Amsterdam had the world …

Visual of Religion now made easier

Religion now made easier

Poster created by Selby Gildemacher/Piek!

Visual of Search Engine

Search Engine

"Google has stationed approximately a million computers worldwide to be able to process the 40 billion searches per month. One search request uses as much energy as a low-energy …

Visual of Selling soap

Selling soap

You eat what you touch. via: scaryideas.com

Visual of Small Talks

Small Talks

An installment in the series of: " Things I have learned in my life so far ". sagmeister.com These dividing pages for Austrian magazine .copy spell out:"Starting / a / charity / …

Visual of Software that Ranks Female Beauty

Software that Ranks Female Beauty

Earlier we reported software that predicts how a wine will rate in reviews even before it is made . Now, for puber-geek delight, lets try that for women. Tel Aviv University …

Visual of Sunny Coat

Sunny Coat

Fashion becomes nature down under. 24 Flashers were deployed throughout high traffic areas in chilly Sydney and Melbourne to promote sunny Queensland as a holiday destination this …

Visual of The Invisible Movie

The Invisible Movie

In the Netherlands, there is a raging debate about a movie nobody ever saw. It seems that images have become so powerful, we don't even need them anymore to scare the hell out of …

Visual of The Photoshop Beauties

The Photoshop Beauties

Usually we don't realize the hours of photoshopping spent on magazine and advertising images before publication. The raw photographic material reveals a lot about the fine craft …

Visual of The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else

The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else

Image created by Lisa Oppenheim using images downloaded from the internet of sunsets taken by soldiers in Iraq, then positioned in front of the setting sun in New York. Via VVork .

Visual of Brandscape: Welcome Home

Brandscape: Welcome Home

Wednesday May 21st the boeing I was in, flew over some crop–fields near Schiphol (Amsterdam airport) where I took this picture. It reads: "Welcome home!". Unox is a famous Dutch …

Visual of Wood of logo's

Wood of logo's

A wood of logo's. Installation created by Karl Grandin – yup, same guy made the nextnature.net wallpaper– at the powershow in Paradiso, Amsterdam 2005. See also: Animal Sweater .

Visual of World Cow

World Cow

Visual of A Society of Simulations

A Society of Simulations

An interviewer once asked Pablo Picasso why he paints such strange pictures instead of painting things the way they are. Picasso asks the man what he means. The man then takes out …

Visual of Animal Sweater

Animal Sweater

Nature used to be an unpredictable place of mystery. Fascinated with nature’s untamed wildness, artists created animal and floral patterns as a celebration of this phenomenon of …

Visual of ARM•ME

ARM•ME

LOUIS VUITTON AK-47 GUCCI MP-5 Justin Melnick is an avid photographer, digital artist, and has lived in the Middle East. All of these influences have come together in his latest …

Visual of Biodiversity of Green Brands is Increasing

Biodiversity of Green Brands is Increasing

This collection of green, leafy, eco, enviro, bio, organic logo's was collected by Andrew Kinnear . See also: Five strategies of biomimicmarketing , Biodiversity in the …

Visual of Brand dating

Brand dating

Male - BMW, Armani, Durex - is looking for a Female - Dolce & Gabana, New York Times, Victoria's Secret. Branddating.nl is a (serious) dating site that relies on the …

Visual of Carhenge

Carhenge

Jim Reinders, an experimental artist with a history of using curious media, became so enthralled by the beauty of the famous Stonehenge in England that he had to recreate it. …

Visual of Colalife

Colalife

Coca-Cola© succeeds in what most NGO's try to achieve: getting the goods to the poor in the 3rd world   Africa. For most people there, a Coke is easier to get and cheaper than a …

Visual of Comeback of the 'Ugly' Fruits

Comeback of the 'Ugly' Fruits

Perhaps in the long run, historians will consider this as the official end of modernity as we knew it: The comeback of the wonky cucumber, abnormally bent banana, and comedy …

Visual of Credit on Color – Rainbow of Credit Cards

Credit on Color – Rainbow of Credit Cards

Regular readers of this website know we are keen to speculate that our global financial system is best perceived as an ecology, which although originally constructed by man, has …

Visual of Deforestation in China threatens giant pandas

Deforestation in China threatens giant pandas

I found this ad very ironic; after killing the giant panda (by turning it into a logo) WWF is complaining that the Chinese are killing the living version of it. I wonder if they …

Visual of Economy, as Seen From Space

Economy, as Seen From Space

Reliable data on economic growth is hard to come by in many parts of the world, especially in developing countries. Yet according to scientists, outer space offers a new …

Visual of Happy Nature, Serious Business

Happy Nature, Serious Business

There's no reality gap. There's no reality gap. There's no reality gap. Related: Hate Something | Deforestation in China Threatens Giant Pandas

Visual of Hollywood Nature

Hollywood Nature

For those who feel like the world is heading for economical malaise and financial disaster: cheer up! there's always a worse scenario. End sequence of our 2008 show in LA, by Luke …

Visual of Laptop Pillow

Laptop Pillow

With who or what do we have contact the most in our daily life routines? Our family, our bed pillow, doorknobs maybe? The answer is probably: Display. And now there is even a …

Visual of Melting polar bear reveals a metal skeleton

Melting polar bear reveals a metal skeleton

Unsure how this melting polar bear ice sculpture created by artist Mark Coreth fits in Next Nature mythology. The art piece was presented last week in Copenhagen and is sponsored …

Visual of Natural Condoms

Natural Condoms

Nature is a terrific marketing tool and corporations know this. When having to choose between eighteen different types of condoms, I am intuitively drawn towards the one with the …

Visual of Objects of Desire

Objects of Desire

Created by  Alex Sandwell Kliszynsk . Via Posthuman blues .

Visual of Pantonebow

Pantonebow

Never believed in pots of gold anyway. Related: Credit on Color - rainbow of credit cards | Datafountain - money translated into water | Ceci n'est pas une Roche | Faked Fireworks …

Visual of Photoshopped Billboards

Photoshopped Billboards

Nice adbust in Berlins subway. Photoshop panels were put over the image to make reassure us that nobody is actually born that beautiful. More images . See also: Photoshop Beauties …

Visual of Repairing the Scars of War

Repairing the Scars of War

Lenka Clayton : A series of five digitally repaired images taken in Lebanon of buildings damaged by the 2006 conflict with Israel. The images were taken specifically for this …

Visual of Romantic Landscape

Romantic Landscape

But not as we know it. This peculiar image of the week was created by Cyprien Gaillard and is titled: Belief in the Age of Disbelief (2005). Seen at Trendbeheer and Stroom .

Visual of The Internet Mapping Project

The Internet Mapping Project

Kevin Kelly -- senior maverick at Wired -- asks people how they see the internet and if they can, visualize it. Here is how: "The internet is vast. Bigger than a city, bigger than …

Visual of Everyday...

Everyday...

... a new McDonalds opens somewhere in the world. Via RebelArt , via Ekosystem . Related: post-apocalyptic religious artefact , hamburger sneaker , Image consumption .

Visual of Unfolding the Earth - Myriahedral projections

Unfolding the Earth - Myriahedral projections

How can we unfold the Earth? Making a map of the earth is an ancient problem. For thousands of years cartographers, mathematicians, and inventors have developed methods to …

Visual of Windows XP Revisited

Windows XP Revisited

The most distributed image ever is being phased out. What remains is a hill in Sonoma Valley, California. Charles O’Rear used to pass that hill almost daily between his home in …

Visual of World Map Zodiac

World Map Zodiac

Kentaro Nagai rearranges the world map to create a series of illustrations he calls: "Twelve Animals". Via: PinkTentacle | Related: World Cow | World Mapper |

Visual of YourDay

YourDay

Visitors of the British amusement park Alton Towers can have themselves wristbanded and RFID tracked in order to buy a "personalised" DVD at the end of their visit. Precomposed …

Visual of 1962 Oil Company Advertisement boasts about ability to Melt Glaciers

1962 Oil Company Advertisement boasts about ability to Melt Glaciers

If this gasoline advertisement would be submitted to our infotizement contest , we would probably dismiss it for being too cynical and far fetched. Nonetheless, this ad was …

Visual of A Soft Drink Fairytale

A Soft Drink Fairytale

Once upon a time there were two global soft drink brands. One old brand and another, slightly younger. The older one positioned itself as The Real Thing as it entered the market …

Visual of Augmented (Hyper)Reality

Augmented (Hyper)Reality

Augmented (hyper)Reality offers a glimpse of an alternate universe, with augmented reality cranked up to the next level.

Visual of Cultivating the Money-verse

Cultivating the Money-verse

Alright, we were mistaken. Money isn't virtual after all.   A recent TV commercial of a Greek bank shed light on the issue. Your money lives, is anthropomorphic and inhabits an …

Visual of Dubai Globe: Sea versus Economy

Dubai Globe: Sea versus Economy

When developers launched the globe project just off Dubai's coast in 2003, they hoped that the rich and famous would land there to populate the 300 islands. Within five years …

Visual of ECO Currency – A Proposal to Balance Economical and Environmental Value

ECO Currency – A Proposal to Balance Economical and Environmental Value

Imagine we would have an alternative monetary currency for environmental value. Would the rain forest still be destroyed if there existed an ECO–currency to express its value and …

Visual of Europe airspace reboot

Europe airspace reboot

After a ban on flying last weeks due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, the European airspace was slowly rebooting to its old state of activity. This movie shows the movement of …

Visual of Logorama

Logorama

Sometimes you come across something that is not directly related to Next Nature, but só well made that it deserves a place on this website. Logorama, a 16 minute animation by the …

Visual of Media Sunrise

Media Sunrise

Or is it a sunset? Not sure. Ubiquitous corporature either way. Image by Mieke Gerritzen .

Visual of Mercedes-Benz Was Here

Mercedes-Benz Was Here

In the older days, people had to cross natural barriers like mountains for survival purposes. Grains from one side of the mountain was traded with cloth from the other side, for …

Visual of Nature as a building

Nature as a building

As the world is preparing to show off at the World Expo in Shanghai, their pavilions are nearing their final stage. To me, it feels like a lot of them are making references to …

Visual of Polar ice gone in two days

Polar ice gone in two days

You have only two days left to purchase your own piece of history at the MyPolarIce store in Amsterdam and express the value the polar caps have for you – in real money. €24,95 to …

Visual of The most expensive liquid

The most expensive liquid

Printer ink is assumed to be the most expensive liquid on Earth. If you believe the many websites that quoted the figure above. But little research learns that this is figure is …

Visual of The world according to data

The world according to data

A map of the world, drawn in two layers: the red for population density (over 2 persons per square mile) and the black overlay for connections between Facebook friends. Made by …

Visual of Arbores Laetae

Arbores Laetae

Parks becomes fairground attractions? Maybe they have been all the time. This intriguing park design by architecture-firm-beyond-praise Diller Scofidio + Renfro seems (who we all …

Visual of Bottle Plant

Bottle Plant

The Coca-Cola introduces the PlantBottle . Partially made of plants, this bottle is 100% recyclable. Next step will be a natural bottle fully growing on a plant. In the meanwhile, …

Visual of Browsing the Technological Sublime

Browsing the Technological Sublime

In this video, Geert Mul uses online photos to tap into the divine presence in image search #powershow http://bit.ly/uk79b0

Visual of Steve Jobs 1955 -2011

Steve Jobs 1955 -2011

Steve Jobs , former Apple CEO, passed away on Wednesday October 5th after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Technology conceived from his vision has changed the world …

Visual of Visualizing Wifi Landscapes

Visualizing Wifi Landscapes

This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs. A four-metre long measuring rod with …

Visual of Featured Page #02: Google Nature

Featured Page #02: Google Nature

During the coming weeks, we will present a selection of our favourite pages from the Next Nature book . This week the second one in this series: Google Nature. Imagine you are an …

Visual of Merkel Rainbow

Merkel Rainbow

German chancellor Angela Merkel is quite a phenomenon of colors. Blazer remains invariant.

Visual of We want you to be Radically Open

We want you to be Radically Open

Can you do it? Do finish your lunch before clicking the link – or you might vaporise. The video was made by Jason Silva for the ongoing TEDGlobal 2012 which has Radical Openness …

Visual of Welcome to the Anthropocene

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Watch human and urban life evolve in this 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, starting at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

Visual of What do AR-Burgers taste like?

What do AR-Burgers taste like?

Augmented Reality is supposed to be just over the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" of Gartner's hype cycle . This video, however, is vaulting the technology directly onto the …

Visual of Fake Stores for a Crumbling Economy

Fake Stores for a Crumbling Economy

A 2 million pound investment to hide economic decay with fake storefronts.

Visual of Google Travels to a Place in Your Memory

Google Travels to a Place in Your Memory

Google Maps preserves a place that's too dangerous to visit.

Visual of How Much is a Polar Bear Worth?

How Much is a Polar Bear Worth?

Polar bears bring only $9 million to the Canadian economy, but citizens put their collective value at $6.3 billion. Why?

Visual of In the (Physical) Cloud

In the (Physical) Cloud

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde uses smoke, moisture and lighting to create temporary clouds.

Visual of The World Responds to Bitcoin

The World Responds to Bitcoin

From small stores to the US government, what the world thinks of bitcoin.

Visual of Truly Honest Branding

Truly Honest Branding

Viktor Hertz put a painfully honest (and funny) spin on corporate logos.

Visual of Age of Internet Empires

Age of Internet Empires

A map of the most visited websites in each country. Google or Facebook, which one will conquer the world?

Visual of Corporate Logos Zoology

Corporate Logos Zoology

The biodiversity of corporate “species” is increasing.

Visual of Invisible Girlfriend

Invisible Girlfriend

Virtual for Real relationship.

Visual of McDonald’s Is Eating The World

McDonald’s Is Eating The World

A map showing the endless expansion of McDonald’s restaurants.

Visual of Modern Society Contradictions

Modern Society Contradictions

Pawel Kuczynski portraits the contradictions of today’s world.

Visual of Next Nature Emergency Blanket

Next Nature Emergency Blanket

The Survival Blanket protects against the forces of next nature: drone attacks, electrosmog, internet fail, etc.

Visual of Nike Robotic Sneakers

Nike Robotic Sneakers

Futuristic Nike sneakers for robots.

Visual of Show Dem Guts

Show Dem Guts

Sexy girls and organ meat was never a good combination to me, but the people from Black Milk Clothing that created this swimsuit seem to think it makes a pretty nice product. Am …

Visual of An Adblocker for Your Eyes

An Adblocker for Your Eyes

Most VR concepts and products are coming from big tech companies. With their ad-driven business models they are likely to fill your Glass, Hololens or Oculus with ads at some …

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Add to Shopping Cart

Analogue vs Digital: Add to Shopping Cart

We don’t have to leave our homes to do groceries, buy new clothes, furniture, or anything. We can buy everything online!

Visual of Could Biomimicry Help us Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Could Biomimicry Help us Solve the Refugee Crisis?

From nutrients within an organism, to organisms within collectives, to populations within a territory and so on - nature offers models on how to deal with highly complex systems.

Visual of Don't Trust Dictionaries and Maps

Don't Trust Dictionaries and Maps

Encyclopedias and maps use fake entries and locations to protect their works.

Visual of Eco Currency Questions

Eco Currency Questions

Discussing the possibility to put a price-tag on nature, and what this would implicate.

Visual of From Discarded Mega Oil-Tanker to Village

From Discarded Mega Oil-Tanker to Village

Dutch architect Chris Collaris and designers Ruben Esser, Sander Bakker and Patrick van der Gronde, saw a new sustainable potential in discarded mega oil tankers in the Southern …

Visual of Junk Food or Tobacco?

Junk Food or Tobacco?

An article about the future position of junk food.

Visual of Minimalist Effect in the Maximalist Market

Minimalist Effect in the Maximalist Market

The multidisciplinary design consultancy Antrepo Team created a project named Minimalist Effect in the Maximalist Market in 2010.

Visual of First Testings of Google's Project Loon Announced

First Testings of Google's Project Loon Announced

Google plans to connect more than 100 million people in a cheap, new and sustainable way, in a territory where only one person on three has access to the Internet.

Visual of If a Robot Buys XTC on the Dark Web, Who is Responsible?

If a Robot Buys XTC on the Dark Web, Who is Responsible?

The Random Darknet Shopper, with bitcoin to burn, has purchased counterfeit jeans, master keys, dodgy cigs and even a bag of ecstasy tablets. Who is legally liable?

Visual of Breaking Language Barriers

Breaking Language Barriers

We have witnessed significant progresses in the field of real-time translation, and this new wearable translator, called ili, sums up perfectly this essence.

Visual of Brexit: the Cultural Climate Warms Up

Brexit: the Cultural Climate Warms Up

On the aftermath of such a historic day for Britain and the EU, it's easy to get swayed into the polarities of political discourse, particularly on social media and the Internet, where things heat up and move fast. The results of the referendum have just come out, and the Internet is already burning with tension. This is called "climate change" - just not the one you are used to hear about.

Visual of Your Data Is Worth More Than You Think

Your Data Is Worth More Than You Think

How valuable are your data?

Visual of Japan Is Ready to Pay Bills with Bitcoins

Japan Is Ready to Pay Bills with Bitcoins

Japan is the first country to accept the bitcoins as payment method for basic services.

Visual of More Babies for Italy

More Babies for Italy

The Italian government just launched a campaign to raise awareness for falling birthrates and encourage family planning.

Visual of Racist Robots and Bloodthirsty Crowds

Racist Robots and Bloodthirsty Crowds

It took less than 24 hours for Twitter to corrupt an innocent AI bot and teach it morally repugnant things.

Visual of How Rare Is Virtual Gold?

How Rare Is Virtual Gold?

Part one of a ten part series exploring the design of an invisible technology: money.

Visual of How Much Carbon Do Your Clicks Cost?

How Much Carbon Do Your Clicks Cost?

How much carbon does a Youtube video burn? Greenpeace's #ClickClean initiative calls on big tech companies, like Google, to use renewable energy sources.

Visual of Pigcasso: the Painting Pig

Pigcasso: the Painting Pig

Meet Pigcasso the painting pig.

Visual of The Smell of Global Economy

The Smell of Global Economy

The Pollution Pods installation replicates the smell and air quality of five different urban environments, forming the smell of a global economy.

Visual of The Story of Money: Gold

The Story of Money: Gold

The story of money, an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age, from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. This episode: gold.

Visual of The Story of Money: Livestock

The Story of Money: Livestock

The story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age - from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining.

Visual of The Story of Money: Paper

The Story of Money: Paper

The story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age, from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. This episode: paper.

Visual of Here’s how the Dutch are embracing blockchain in the polder

Here’s how the Dutch are embracing blockchain in the polder

Smiling broadly and rattling with enthusiasm, the 33-year-old Rylana Doesburg shows off a QR-code on her phone: an angular pattern of black and white squares. “Thanks to this …

Visual of The return of trade: Blockchain technology is enabling trade to make a fierce comeback

The return of trade: Blockchain technology is enabling trade to make a fierce comeback

Before money came into existence, trading was all we knew. Farmers in China traded their spades for food and other goods, and this continued up until a point where most spades …

Visual of 'Listen' to your genetic heritage: Curate a playlist based on your DNA

'Listen' to your genetic heritage: Curate a playlist based on your DNA

Genealogy services have exploded over the past few years, and Spotify is capitalizing on the boom by providing curated playlist based on users’ DNA. Here's what you should know. …

Visual of The Story of Money: Bits

The Story of Money: Bits

The story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age, from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. The final episode: bits.

Visual of The Story of Money: Plastic

The Story of Money: Plastic

The story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age, from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. This episode: plastic.

Visual of This startup uses body heat to mine crypto

This startup uses body heat to mine crypto

While many love to speculate about the sheer number of jobs that robots and artificial intelligence are going to replace in the near future, no one seems to be coming up with any …

Visual of Why Next Nature Network is hiring an army of bots

Why Next Nature Network is hiring an army of bots

As we showed with HUBOT , we can use new technologies and robotics to make our work more enjoyable, interesting and humane. Aside from our speculative jobs, a lot of robotic …