The Weekly Debrief

From geometric lights to choccy delights

We’re a creative bunch. Ideas are what get us up in the morning, and when we see a good one, we can’t help but share it. Whether it’s on a lengthy email chain, a scrap of paper left in a meeting room, or a post on our Workplace group – ideas are always flying around the We are Vista Studio.

This is our round up of the best of them. This is the Weekly Debrief.

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Lighting-up Catalan culture

For those of you that like the idea of projecting laser beams across some of the world’s most iconic buildings – a niche audience, if ever there was one – Geometry of Light will almost certainly be your bag.

Dubbed an ‘immersive light and sound installation’, the collaboration between architect Iker Gil and artistic duo Luftwerk sees an array of beams projected across Mies van der Rohe’s infamous pavilion in Barcelona’s Montjuïc district.

Emphasising the building’s modernist style and grid-like layout, the result is an immersive experience that thrusts the former Bauhaus director’s work into a futuristic, Kubrick-esque dimension. Check it out right here.

Thinking of hopping on a flight to Spain and checking out Geometry of Light for real? You’ll need to be quick. The installation leaves The Barcelona Pavilion on February 19 before moving to Farnsworth House in Illinois later this year.

LeBron James: coming to a Foot Locker near you

Our next highlight arrives fresh out of Silicone Valley in the form of Snapchat’s latest piece of tech wizardry.

Starring none other than NBA legend LeBron James, the platform’s AR lens transforms an ordinary, 2D poster into an incredibly cool augmented experience. Created in partnership with Foot Locker, users have been watching in awe as a digital model of LeBron emerges from the poster before slamming a ball through a hoop via their smartphone screens.

See LeBron do his thing right here.

So impressive was the AR lens that King James himself tweeted a video of the experience, amassing over 2 million views, 12k retweets and 51k likes in just over two days. Now that’s what you call a slam dunk.

Valentine’s chocs leave a bitter taste

Despite what your Instagram feed suggests, toxic relationships do exist and unfortunately, Valentine’s Day isn’t always the cosy love-in social media wants you to believe it is.

That’s why we’re stoked to see that the One Love Foundation has partnered with a team of master chocolatiers to create a box of Valentine’s Day goodies with a twist.

Developed by one of New York’s top agencies, the special-edition choccy box contains eight treats designed to trigger conversations centred around complex relationship issues, both good and bad.

Each chocolate represents one of eight relationship behaviours, with the gold standard being set by ‘respect’ -delivered in the form of a dark chocolate with gold saffron – while ‘manipulation’ arrives in the form of a sticky caramel that takes control of the jaw.

Interested to see how equality, obsession, sabotage, isolation, independence and honesty look in chocolate form? Click here to find out.

Image source: Kate Joyce