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The Onitsuka Tiger mosaic shoe

on March 26, 2007 by Martina Comments

Onitsuka Tiger has recently launched a weird site, which displays a mosaic shoe made of tiny images and image links to something Japanese on the web today. By clicking on tiles, visitors are then taken to one of the 150 Japan related websites crawled by the site spider. The links are updated every hour, and compose everytime a different shoe model which changes in the color palette according to the content linked. It’s not Made in Japan, but it’s Made “of” Japan. Good concept (by StrawberryFrog), extremely simple and nicely developed by the Dutch agency Woodend. I like the site because it’s somehow useful, and allows visitors to discover new, hidden, websites Japanese related. Of course, it’s also a smart way for Onitsuka Tiger to “cash” on user-generated content without much of an effort…

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Gucci, welcome to Web 2.0

on September 4, 2006 by Martina Comments

If I tell you that a very traditional, stylish and high fashion brand like Gucci has decided to build its new website without using Flash, the first thing you might think is: “my God, how conservative, old stylish (and boring) they are!”. Well, I’m sorry but this is the wrong exclamation, what I expect you to say is simply “wow!!!”. Yes, “wow”, because Gucci has decided to drop Flash and opt for a much more innovative (and brave, I would say) solution: Web 2.0 technologies – Javascript and Ajax (no, not the football team! , just to name a few. The genious behind the new is Wollzelle, a small Austrian agency which created a unique, innovative yet very luxury online experience.

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