I despise extraneous frippery, but...

25 Feb 2008 - 12:31pm
6 years ago
3 replies
579 reads
John Vaughan - ...
2004

HEMA is a Dutch department store. The first store opened onNovember 4, 1926,
in Amsterdam. Now there are 150 stores all over the Netherlands. HEMA also
has stores in Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany. In June of this year, HEMA
was sold to British investment company Lion Capital.
Take a look at HEMA's product page (http://producten.hema.nl/). You can't
order anything and it's in Dutch but just wait a couple of seconds and watch
what happens...

PS: Even better if ya spraak a hel klein beetje Nederlandse

Comments

25 Feb 2008 - 12:42pm
John Gibbard
2008

> You can't order anything and it's in Dutch but just
> wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens

I doubt I'll be the first but this has been around a while John ...
sadly it's just a viral.

http://laughingsquid.com/amazing-coming-soon-page-for-hema-online-store-relaunch/

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Posted from the new ixda.org
http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=26443

25 Feb 2008 - 8:43pm
John Vaughan - ...
2004

> sadly it's just a viral.

Not entirely unlike some of the topics that recur relentlessly here...

Oh, well. I just love getting those old jokes in my mailbox, anyhow - even
if I've seen 'em many times before. Was a sucker for the Obama "Yes We Can"
video, too (Chokes up, wipes tear from eye). Did anybody here deconstruct
THAT one?

Anyhooo... From a UxP perspective, I found the RubeGoldberg-esque / "The
Incredible Machine" animation & mini-narrative of the Hema thingie MUCH
more compelling than many other invasive site intros. Just a thought.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Gibbard" <john at smorgasbord-design.co.uk>
To: <discuss at ixda.org>
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 4:42 AM
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] I despise extraneous frippery, but...

>
>> You can't order anything and it's in Dutch but just
>> wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens
>
> I doubt I'll be the first but this has been around a while John ...
> sadly it's just a viral.
>
> http://laughingsquid.com/amazing-coming-soon-page-for-hema-online-store-relaunch/
>
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=26443
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>

26 Feb 2008 - 10:27am
Benjamin Ho
2007

Reminds me of Monty Python!!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Posted from the new ixda.org
http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=26443

Syndicate content Get the feed