Cosmos Electronics High-Tech Fetish Campaign

Cosmos Fetish Viral Campaign

This image was part of a series of photographs from a viral microsite called, High-Tech Fetish, launched by Cosmos Austria (an electronics website). I don’t think their intended appeal is any great mystery, but basically the idea was to strategically place products that the company sells into images that would naturally draw attention.

I saw these images for the first time today, so I thought this was a new campaign. With a little internet digging I’ve discovered that the microsite was actually produced in 2006. It’s no longer active. You can see the images, here, and a semi-functional archive of the site, here.

Without passing judgement on the practice of using sex in advertising, I will say that the images are quite stunning. I haven’t been able to find any information on who produced them. if you know, please leave a comment

via Design You Trust

TSA to require ALL electronics to be placed in bins?

There’s an interesting post (and comments & links) over at Laughing Squid today. Scott Beale writes about his experience going through SFO this morning. He says everyone was required to remove ALL electronic devices from their carry-on bags, including cables etc. and place them in a separate bin. Is this a sneak peak of things to come? I hope not. [LINK]

Emeryville Ikea will recycle your electronics for free on Jan. 19th and 20th

I meant to write about this earlier but it totally snuck up on me.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you have some electronics you’ve been meaning to get rid of, here’s your chance to do it responsibly. This weekend (January 19th and 20th, 2008) the Ikea store in Emeryville will be taking in electronic waste and recycling it for free…

“Bring your Electronic Waste to IKEA Emeryville on January 19th & 20th from 9am – 3pm and Recycle it for FREE!

Don’t let these items clutter up your home or end up in the land fill…

Televisions Monitors, Computer systems, Copy machines, Fax Machines, Printers, MP3 Players, Scanners, Video Game Consoles, Video Games, Cellular Phones (batteries can be included), Household phones, Stereo Equipment, Miscellaneous wiring, CD’s (players and discs), DVD’s (players and discs), Computer components ( i.e. keyboards, mice, internet devices etc.)”

If you live near an Ikea you should check to see if your store is doing the same thing.