Posts Tagged ‘DNA portrait’
 
Posted in Contest, Crowdsourcing by Adrian on November 14th, 2011
 

Last Friday we wrapped up the voting in the DNA 11/COLOURlovers palette contest. The goal was to get the COLOURlovers community to help us create five new palettes for our DNA Portraits that would become part of our permanent collection.

After receiving over 6000 entries, we finally have our one winner and four finalists.

Winner

Under my Skin by BerryColor

Finalists

Tranquility by ChairmanCao
Dog DNA by Miaka
Peace in the Blood by OrigamiMei
moon trip by sirda

You can check out the winning palettes in the gallery below.

The winner will receive a 24×36″ DNA Portrait featuring their winning palette and their colours now become a permanent part of the DNA 11 collection. The finalists all receive $250 DNA 11 gift vouchers and their colors will also join our collection.

We were completely overwhelmed by the response to this contest and would like to thank everyone for making it such a success. Our community is the most creative and design-focused in the world and contests such as this and initiative such as DNA 11 Labs prove it.

 

 
 
Posted in Educational, Inspiration, Just Cool by Courtney on November 2nd, 2011
 

A few years ago we were introduced to Jules Pieri and her team at Daily Grommet, an online marketplace that not only showcases cool products, it also tells the stories behind them. (Check out DNA 11 on Daily Grommet here)

Jules is also a Harvard MBA Grad, Class of ’86, and since we have been one of their most popular “Grommets” to date, she asked us to be a part of her 25th reunion at her alma mater.

“Attendance exceeded all projections and we even broke the all-time record with 55% of our 25 year anniversary class showing up,” Jules said.

DNA 11 gave one lucky Harvard alumni their very own DNA portrait. Also, in recognition of how special this class of 1986 is, each graduate was also given a $100 gift certificate.

A real treat to be at such a landmark educational institution with the likes of truly interesting and successful people. Cheers to the Class of ’86!

 
 
Posted in Art+Science, biotechnology, Educational, Inspiration by Courtney on October 28th, 2011
 

Right now, some of the most amazing innovators and thinkers are gathered in San Diego for a medical conference like no other. TEDMED brings together an extraordinary and diverse group of leaders in one place where theoretical ideas are thrown it into the reality of tomorrow’s technologies. This year it’s being held at the Hotel Del Coronado, on Coronado Island from October 25th – 28th.

It was a natural fit for DNA 11 to be there, especially with their speaker line up boasting huge names like Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) and Lance Armstrong. Then, leaders in the genetic sciences field such as Ashley Dombkowski (Chief Business Officer, 23andme) and Eric Schadt (Director, Institute of Genomics, Mount Sinai Medical School).

DNA 11 is so thrilled to be doing an 18′ x 24′ DNA portrait for every speaker. Also, a $100 DNA 11 gift card will be given to each of the 1000 conference attendees.

Follow along with conference updates on twitter @tedmed or hash tag #tedmed. We will be!

 
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Posted in Art+Science, Contest, Crowdsourcing by Courtney on October 20th, 2011
 

DNA 11 has partnered up with the creative community at COLOURlovers in an effort to expand our current color palette choices. Get creative, get inspired and get going!

Starting today, the COLOURlovers members will be able to create their own original DNA portrait color combinations online. The community will choose ten finalists who will then square off to see which five will be chosen to become a permanent part of the DNA 11 collection.

“Each one of our current 25 color combinations was chosen with a specific look in mind. Every color in a DNA Portrait must work well together,” said Melissa Edwards, lead designer. “That’s the kind of attention to detail we’re looking for in this contest.”

The contest will be open and accept entries for the first phase from Thursday, October 20th through Thursday, October 27th, 2011.

1st Place: Your very own, palette-customized, 24 x 36” DNA Portrait, plus we add your winning palette to our line of color options for personalized DNA art.

Runners Up (4): A $250 DNA 11 Gift Certificate and your palette will also be added to the DNA 11 color collection.

To enter and for full contest details, visit:
http://www.colourlovers.com/business/blog/2011/10/20/dna11-colourlovers-palette-contest-color-your-dna

 
 
Posted in gift ideas by Adrian on April 20th, 2010
 

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and are you looking to find creative ways to celebrate your Mom? This year remember it’s the thought that counts!

How do you deal with finding a gift for the person who has everything? Or the Mom who says…” I don’t want gifts, just spend time with me”… We have all been in this situation before, but still want to buy her something special… so forget the generic staples that we turn to each year and buy your mom something more personalized that will last long past Mother’s Day!

Personalized Gifts for Mother’s Day can included:

  1. Fingerprint Portraits: These portraits are something that your Mom won’t
    mind having fingerprints on! Take your fingerprint or get the kid’s fingerprints
    and turn them into modern art for your walls.

    mothers-day-fingerprint

  2. DNA Portraits or DNA Mini’s: This DNA portrait started a movement of
    personalized art. So why not give your Mom the most unique, personalized art
    you can get… It’s sure to be a great conversation piece for many years to come!
    Prices start at $199.

    dnaart

  3. A Kiss Portrait: Let your mom show her sense of style by creating her very
    own Kiss Portrait! With a Kiss Portrait her kiss is more than just a kiss.

    kiss portrait

Above are three personalized gift ideas for Mother’s Day, but what if you can’t decide on the specific portrait, you can always give them something to open and then let them make the decisions with our help.

Select the ‘gift’ option and we will send you a hinged metal presentation box. This gift tin includes, a DNA gift card, instructions, the collection kit and everything else they would need to get started with their very own personalized gift! Find out more about our personalized ‘gift’ option.

For even more flexibility you can also order gift certificates that can be put towards a portrait of her choice! You get 100% satisfaction guarantee – if they don’t love it you get all your money back and No expiry!

Your Mom deserves a personalized gift for Mother’s Day..

  • Get started on her personalized gift.
  • You can even surprise Mom with a finished canvas photo from one of her favorite family photo’s with CanvasPop.com. Working with a personal designer you can create a canvas photo from any photo of your choice… even a Facebook™ photo or iPhone™ photo!
 
 
 
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