Monthly Archives: September 2013

Truth – a steampunk coffee shop in South Africa

Remember the hype around steampunk? This coffee shop in South Africa, called Truth, shows that it isn’t just a fad, but a classic, cool design concept too. Haldane Martin came up with the idea after seeing how espresso machines and … Continue reading

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World Tube Map by Michael Tompsett

This. Click to zoom in. Have fun!

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London foodage this weekend: Street Food Europe

Next up is Street Food Europe. Street Food Europe and Street Food Awards – 28-29 Sep THE BIGGEST STREET FOOD FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD (with European flavours this year) at Dalston Yard. Here’s what the organisers are saying: “The tattoo … Continue reading

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London foodage this week(end): lunch!

Continuing with the food in London, I can just about get in a quick mention for lunch! lunch! – 26 – 27 Sep This is a trade only event for people working in the food-to-go industry (and related businesses, of … Continue reading

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London foodage this weekend: Halal Food Festival

Bit gutted that I’m not in London this weekend, because there is amazing foodage going on. Anyone who lives in/near the city or is heading down should definitely check out one of the big foodie events that are taking place, … Continue reading

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One to watch: halal food

There’s been some great coverage ahead of this weekend’s Halal Food Festival, in the Independent and in the Guardian. They’ve used some big stats about consumption of halal meat and the growing Muslim population to help explain the idea behind … Continue reading

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Dessert coolness in the desert

Oreo cheesecake.  Cheesecake pop. Strawberry apple shooter and chocolate cream shooter. On the menu at Rosewood restaurant, Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi. Uber.

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The Dominican hotel in Brussels

I was in Brussels for a quick, fun getaway with my two cousins this weekend (blog post about the whole weekend coming soon). The Dominican hotel in Brussels very kindly offered us the chance to stay in an Executive room … Continue reading

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Google Glass – New York Fashion Week

Loads of people, from bloggers to models, magazine editors to general cool people, have been wearing Google Glasses – on and off the catwalk – at New York Fashion Week. (See coffee.paper.trend post on Google Glass, or ‘Project Glass’, as … Continue reading

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Street food: spring chips

This just in from Nomaan, chief TNBTspotter, fresh from Portobello Road: SPRING CHIPS A street food snack I’ve never heard of before: a long spiral of potato crisp on a stick.   Nice idea and a whole new way of … Continue reading

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