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Happy Holidays!

Posted December 20, 2013

We are officially closing down until the New Year. Hurray!

Thank you to everyone who continues to read, submit and support glossy. You’re the best.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the best for a healthy and happy 2014 to you and yours.

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Proof that Santa is Real

Posted December 19, 2013

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This year instead of giving gifts, Toronto shop Zulu Alpha Kilo is giving you the ability to prove that Santa is real with the Kringl app. It’s a new mobile app that lets you create magic with video to bring Santa to life, right in your living room.

The video above explains how it works. Download it here. Nicely done guys.

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Luckie’s Jingle Ball

Posted December 19, 2013

The team at Luckie is going head over heels this holiday season in a giant snowglobe. Above is Chief Creative Officer Brad White, nice pipes (vocal, not muscle) Brad. They are making donations to charity based on views. So go ahead, click and do your share. See more here.

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Open’s Ugly (Sweaters)

Posted December 18, 2013

Get ready to get your ugly on. Here’s Toronto-based creative shop Open’s “Christmas Card” – it’s the gif that keeps on gifting.

At IWantMeOneOfThose.ca you can see the staff of Open in a series of ugly Christmas sweaters- and they are all for sale for $99.99. All proceeds are going to Windfall, basics for those in need, and Open will match every contribution.

Merry Christmas Open!

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Oh Apple

Posted December 17, 2013

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Watch this. I like it so much I almost forgot that iOS 7 on my iPhone 4 makes me want to throw it against a wall. Almost.

Scooped from Adweek where it’s their Ad of the Day.

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Holiday Evolution

Posted December 16, 2013

It’s holiday “card” season and here’s a great spoof of Tim Piper’s “Body Evolution“, Tim is also the co-director of Dove “Evolution”. It was created by Victors & Spoils.

Scooped from The Denver Egotist. Enjoy.

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Send Rob Ford Coal

Posted December 10, 2013

As most of the planet knows, Toronto’s Mayor, Rob Ford, has been naughty. Really naughty.

So Toronto creative shop Bob’s Your Uncle is sending him coal for Christmas. Yep, it’ll be dropped off at Toronto City Hall, by Santa, on December 20th. You can contribute to the pile by going to RobFordCoal.com.

At the time of this post, 300,000 people have already added to the pile. Bob’s Your Uncle is also donating $5000 to the help boys and girls in need have a Merry Christmas. That’s nice.

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Open’s Magical Toy Book

Posted December 10, 2013


Toronto-based creative shop Open has utilized augmented reality to bring Toys“R”Us, Canada’s holiday Toy Book to life.

The Toys“R”Us 64-page Toy Book is a magical catalogue filled with this year’s hottest toys and gadgets. In fact, it’s the biggest and most magical Toy Book ever and it’s here to help parents and gift givers find the perfect toy by giving them a ticket into Toys”R”Us’ holiday toy town. This year the Toy Book is even more magical as the book’s cover comes to life with vibrant animation and sound via the use of augmented reality.

Toronto-based creative agency Open imagined and designed the magical holiday toy town featured on the cover of the book. By utilizing augmented reality technology, a little bit of modern day magic was incorporated into the cover to help bring the holiday toy town to life and show readers how the toys themselves celebrate the holidays.

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Surviving Holiday Togetherness

Posted December 2, 2013

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The Christmas holidays, as seen through a tree topper with the voice of The Soprano’s Lorraine Bracco.

This is Deutsch LA’s first for Netflix. It’s directed by Arts & Sciences Matt Aselton and edited by Geoff Hounsell, Arcade Edit.

Read more and full credits.

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Happy Holidays

Posted December 20, 2012

That’s it. I’m outta here. I’m closing down for the holidays & will not be posting until the New Year.

The video I’ve posted is something that’s on my Christmas wish list – a brass kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscopes make me happy.

I wish everyone all the best for the holiday season & a very happy 2013. xo

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