Night Lights

Auckland's Ferry Building serves as a canvas for a larger-than-life interactive light show

An interactive installation, “Night Lights” counts on bodies, hands and mobile phones to bring a massively colorful game of charades to life. Staged at Auckland’s Ferry Building, the project is the upshot of a joint effort between four creative agencies and the public. Using software made with the openFrameworks library by YesYesNo (and currently being prepped for open-source release), the team projected a sequence of …

Baking for Good

Started by New Yorker Emily Dubner, the online bakery Baking for Good donates 15% of each purchase to a cause chosen by the customer. By tying charity to a guilty pleasure, Baking for Good allows customers to feel better about gifting or consuming scrumptious snacks and desserts and makes it easy to give back. With a list of nonprofits and community causes almost as extensive …

This Is Plot Jewelery

Brainchild of a strategist and an art director, This Is Plot's necklaces illustrate the subtle beauty of economics, turning one of the most classic data visualizations into a physical object. The London-based duo (both of ad agency Wieden+Kennedy) handcraft the accessories, which use gold, silver, oil and lead to graph the materials' market performance. Celebrating the "stories of exact facts," each necklace plots the course …