Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ideas I like (via Springwise)

Here are my favourite ideas from Springwise fr0m the last few days: 1 – “SOCIALLY BENEFICIAL CREATIVE VANDALISM” Phoneboox Great, simple idea and execution by James Econs. On afternoon he had an idea to convert a disused phone box into … Continue reading

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Growing trend: flexible working

There are lots of reasons why it seems to be a good time to be an entrepreneur at the moment – unemployment, competition for jobs,  university tuition fees, funding, competitions, awards, etc. Starting up on your own must be daunting, … Continue reading

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11 June: International Yarn Bombing Day

The New Graffiti: Yarn Bombing – Now your grandmother can be a vandal.

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Das Racist (at Future Everything)

Top gig by Das Racist (@dasracist last night. Brilliant move by Future Everything, bringing the guys to Manchester for their UK debut. Every tune was pretty much an anthem, with most of the (fairly mixed) crowd knowing all the … Continue reading

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One to watch: cello-graffiti

It took a few minutes before I realised that ‘cello-graffiti’ was a cool new guerilla marketing technique and nothing to do with musical instruments. The Beastie Boys new album is being promoted using this legal graffiti method. A large sheet … Continue reading

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One to watch: eating insects

Maybe it’s not a new thing as we all eat 500g of them every year, but it’s being claimed that including insects in the human diet is ‘inevitable’. You’ve probably seen fancy gourmet versions at Selfridges, but edible insects are … Continue reading

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One to watch: CocknBullKid

Bit of hype around CocknBullKid (Anita Blay) at the moment. She was on the Camden Crawl lineup and was featured as a ‘Face to watch’ in yesterday’s Independent on Sunday. Also, here’s an article on DigitalSpy, where I got this … Continue reading

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FutureEverything, Manchester, 11-14 May 2011

Not long to go until Manchester hosts FutureEverything’s “conference & festival of art, music and ideas”. What is FutureEverything? “FutureEverything is an art and digital innovation agency, a catalyst for ideas, and an intermediary between a wide range of stakeholders … Continue reading

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QR code for coffeepapertrend

Back in January 2010, I posted about ‘augmented reality’ and touched upon the idea of QR codes: Here is a bit of an experiment – a QR code for coffee.paper.trend: Try it out: 1 – make sure your smartphone … Continue reading

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TNBT: trend-spotting

Interesting article on the Telegraph website today: ‘Trend-spotting is the new £36bn growth business‘. ‘Channel the zeitgeist’ Sharon Graubard, Stylesight‘s chief trend analyst, describes trend-spotting pretty well: “If you tell clients something is going to be big, you will probably … Continue reading

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