Smiley News Blog

18 Dec

Now ‘Sense’ what you see on display

Envisioning a future where you could smell, touch and taste anything before buying or playing with it, CD&I Associates is set to evolve your net surfing and shopping habits or trends, allowing technology to build new interactive media which can be accessed anywhere, anytime. Designed as a part of “La Fin Du Design” Exhibition, the “Sense” is wireless device that allows consumers to have a closer approach with their favorite web sites, movies and games, creating a strong sensitive and more emotional connection between users and experiences.

Presenting a tactic sensitive screen to create a tactile experience of the physical, thermal and haptical properties of the products, the device also integrates a smell magnification system that allows the consumer to sense the product or area pointed in his or her computer screen. The sensitive gadget has a smell and flavor-ink micro-printer, made out with 13 basic combinations of wax cartridges, that print and melt simulated flavors to offer a complete interactive experience (combined with computers) to the users.

The five cartridges of fundamental flavors, including sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty, are combined with seven wax cartridges with the basic smells that exist in nature and which practically allow recreating any possible existing combination, classified in floral, mint, ethereal, camphor, musk, spicy and putrid smell. The mix of 13 cartridges allows the user to perceive the things visible on the screen, as the Sense prints little translucent sheets which dissolve in the roof of the mouth. In this way the small degustation sheets of the selected products are combined with the smells that the micro emanators expel, so the user could get them at the moment they are selected on the screen.

The Sense also features a touchscreen display which provides ease and agility in the information by recreating the tactile experiences of the selected products. All the user need to do is insert his or her hand in the Sense sheath and feel different impressions such as temperature, roughness, softness, hardness or pressure, thanks to the nanotechnology. The different nerve receptors in the hand translate the different types of stimulations into information which can be interpreted by the brain. In addition, the device can be programmed with voice and read Braille text for the visually impaired. Moreover, new Sense apps can be downloaded from internet to enhance the sensory experience of the customers.

16 Nov

VIP Bunker

How do you think a bunker should look like – grey walls, painted metal doors and a big ugly building?

Well, maybe it was the case before but these days, a bunker can look utterly different.

20 Oct

Creative Anti-Smoking Ads

Clever anti-smoking campaigns and creative advertising designed to get people to quit smoking.

Smoking Is Poison

12 meter long chemical tanker that looks like a cigarette was created by Cancer Research UK to highlight the toxic smoke in cigarettes.

Passive Smoking Kills

Every year nearly 3,400 people die in UK from lung cancer caused by passive smoking.

The Smoker’s Lung

The smoker’s glass lung was installed in front of public buildings in Germany to encourage people to quit smoking.

Tobacco Related Deaths

Terrorism-related deaths since 2001: 11,377. Tobacco-related deaths since 2001: 30,000,000.

World No Tobacco Day

No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31.

Smoking Crime Scene

Second Hand Smoke

Roy Castle lung cancer foundation reminds us that second hand smoke hospitalises 17,000 UK children a year.

Anti-Smoking Stickers

Stickers for ads were places on cars and around smoking areas.

Smoking Causes Premature Aging

Smoker’s Morning

Toothbrush made from cigarettes and toothpaste make from ash.

Slow Death

Smoking causes slow and painful death. Quit now!

Effect of Smoking on Lungs

Not an ad, but still a thought provoking image by Sancho Hemelsoen.

Cigarette Lipstick

Think it makes you pretty? Clever advertisement from Moscow.

Anti-Smoking Billboard

Using 15,000 cigarettes butts, glued together one by one in an outdoor panel, the Peruvian League of fight against cancer demonstrated the damage that a person who smokes causes to his family.

Marlboro .44 Magnum

Fight Smoking Punching Bag

Exercise is a great way to control the urge to smoke. Go on knock that cigarette out.

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The text is written with systematic arrangement of cigarettes.

23 Jul

The House Turned Upside Down

The upside down house, complete with upside down interior furnishings, is the brainchild of Klaudiusz Golos and Sebastian Mikiciuk, and will become a local tourist attraction that will open its doors to the public tomorrow.

“The World Stands on its Head” (”Die Welt Steht Kopf”) House on the Baltic Sea Island of Usedom in Trassenheide, Germany.

A worker cleans a window of “The World Stands on its Head” (”Die Welt Steht Kopf”) House.

A worker cleans a window in a bathroom.

Workers put the finishing touches.

A worker attaches a drawer in the kitchen.

Workers construct an upside down kitchen.

Workers prepare to attach a coffee table to the “floor”.

A worker prepares to attach a toilet brush in a bathroom.

Workers attach a dish with squash to the dining room table.

28 Apr

The Moodwall in Amsterdam


moodwall amsterdam

Dutch architects Studio Klink, production company Illuminate, artist Matthias Oostrik and design and construction firm Cube have collaborated under the name Urban Alliance to create Moodwall, a subway installation in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


The 24 metre long display is made from 2500 LEDs behind a ribbed, semi-transparent wall.

Urban Alliance wall

The resolution is stretched horizontally so images appear to be in better focus from the side,” say the designers. “This enables the screen to be watched from outside the tunnel, and deters people from using the tunnel as a hangout spot.

Here’s some information from Urban Alliance:

Media architecture collective Urban Alliance has recently finished the Moodwall: a 24 metre long interactive light installation in Amsterdam. The Moodwall is located in a pedestrian tunnel and interacts with people passing by, improving the atmosphere in the tunnel and making people feel happier and safer. The interactive urban wallpaper is made from 2500 LEDs behind a ribbed semi-transparent wall. The curves in the wall make it less vulnerable to graffiti and improve visibility.

the moodwall

The Moodwall is a pilot project for a 70 metre long media wall proposal by Urban Alliance (in collaboration with Daan Hartoog) which won a competition for ideas to improve the public space of the socially unsafe area of the Amsterdam Bijlmer.

The Moodwall was designed by Jasper Klinkhamer (Studio Klink) in collaboration with Remco Wilcke (Cube), who was also responsible for the construction. The content was developed by Hans van Helden and Matthijs ten Berge of Illuminate in collaboration with artist Matthias Oostrik and students of the Dutch art academy HKU.