Monthly Archives: December 2013

Word of the day: mok-bang (#BRICKwatch)

Mok-bang is a mashup of the words for ‘eating’ and ‘broadcast’ in Korean and is the name for a strange new trend in South Korea. It’s basically live-streaming yourself eating your evening meal. And people actually watch this. Mok-bangers(?) spend … Continue reading

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Upcycle/repurpose: telephone booth aquarium, ski gondola vending machine and lots of suitcases

I love stuff that is upcycled/repurposed. Upcycling is where you take something old/useless and give it a new use/make it look amazing/different. Here’s a great example I’ve just spotted: Telephone booth aquarium Benetto Bufalino (an installation artist) and Benoit Deseille … Continue reading

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Wearable tech: Smarty Ring

The latest in what will be a long line of wearable technology is the Smarty smart ring. Chennai-based Ashok Kumar wanted to raise $40,000 through Indiegogo for his Smarty Ring product and he’s already raised more than $300,000. The stainless … Continue reading

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Bubble tea >> bubble latte

We’ve seen lots on bubble tea already (first mentioned here in June 2011) and now the next step looks like it could be bubble latte. Arla’s Bubble Latte has been very successful in Denmark and will be sold across Scandinavia … Continue reading

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Brazilian flavours (BRICKwatch)

Lucozade and WKD are first off the blocks with some limited edition flavours to tap into the World Cup next year. Lucozade is launching two new flavours. Lucozade Energy: The Brazilian – mango & mandarin – out on 20 December. … Continue reading

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TBT: teddy bear trend

Teddy bears are having a moment right now (*puzzled face*). [One for the ladies, it seems.] Firstly – fashion. Apparently, teddy bear coats (exactly as they sound – big, furry coats) are in, with stars like Kim Kardashian and Alexa … Continue reading

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