Too Big To Go Global?

Lately I have become intensively intrigued by the Chinese brands and branding processes that transcend the cultural, economic and social differences.

Let us start with the top 50. Any of those top valued brands ring a bell? Strange, feeling calm and cold. Ups, Lenovo. I almost owned one. Will any other please bond with me? Pretty please?

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Stay or Go

There are many reasons why a young Slovenian should consider moving into more prosperous regions and continents. I wonder if this recent advertised version is the right one?

Exercises on Future Slovenian Environment 1/1

Ivan Grohar: The Sower. The motif from this pa...

Ivan Grohar: The Sower. The motif from this painting is used on the €0.05 Slovenian euro coins (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mission, Vision and Values‘ platforms have become to be perceived as just another popular corporative mantra that gained extensive ground during the recent colossal financial crisis to regain lost trust. Corporate governance has become just another buzz word, undeservedly, as it entails solid grounds for future sustainable co-habitation. It should be practised not preached, or marketed.

And no, it does not (only) address rare common understanding of socialist versus early capitalist social order typical of South East Europe!

In the absence of (m)any moral and ethical standards and Slovenian society dramatically polarised by recent history, it could and should become a trustworthy insight & exercise into the country’s future. Thus the government  might establish modus operandi template that is synchronised with citizens’ values and views. I sadly admit that the elections do us poor justice every four years for the last 20 years.

Kate McKinnon

Andrew is leaving in a few hours; we are sad about that.

And I’m unpacking, and settling in, and kissing cats, and thinking about my own next departure, which is to London, in a week. Time to gather myself, and begin to lay ornament on the bare bones of my schedule. Time to start calling friends, and making dates, and ordering champagne for the Glitterganza.

I have so much to show, and tell, and think about, and a talk to write. I am going to spend time on that in France. I was inspired by a short film of Teresa Sullivan talking about beadwork, and making a peyote head, and I think I’d like to do one of my own. How lovely it would be to film it in Paris! Or at Gaudi’s Casa Batllo!  (warning, music on link) Again, I dream of Barcelona, and the Dali museum…

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This would have made art history much more interesting, don´t you agree?! Created by DDB Brazil for the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) Art School, this awesome campaign took artists as Dali, Van Gogh, Picasso and dissected them to show their inside illustrated in the same style as their famous artworks. A brilliant idea and execution! Unfortunately, this is just a sneak peek, but definitely we´ll keep you guys posted when they come up with more…

Advertising Agency: DDB, Brazil
Creative Directors: Sergio ValenteMarco VersolatoWilson MateosLuciano Lincoln
Art Director: Leonardo Rotundo
Copywriter: Fred Sekkel
Illustrators: Marcos Falcão6B Estúdio
Photographer: Ricardo Barcellos
Account Supervisors: Mônica de Carvalho, Andrei Croisfelt, Daniel Malavazzi, Adriana Barreto.

I don’t do drugs. I am drugs. Salvador Dali

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent…

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Réunion instantanée

Il frappe, agressif.
Il met l’accent sur sa masculinité
et puis il s’enfuit.

Il revient et affirme qu’il est un type douce
et qu’il ne s’intéresse qu’à l’esprit des femmes.

Il a oublié de dire ce que c’est sa femme idéale.

Moi, je suis une femme pratique.

J’ai ouvert la porte un petit peu.

Yves Duteil – Les Fées

On Books and Missing Pieces

Now you tell me, how to connect Shel Silverstein’s The Missing Piece:

It was missing a piece.
And it was not happy.
So it set off in search
of its missing piece.

with the latest news by Brain Pickings on Indie legends celebrating Silverstein’s songs.

Well, country music goes well with many missing pieces, but not this one.

I have to hush, though. When a nation truly adopts an artist, they do not give damn what the rest of the world thinks about it. Amen to the artist, the nation and the world.

Now, this opens a completely different question. Are Americans more generous in openly sharing their artists than the Europeans? Darn! This deserves a new post.


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