CONTAINS has vanished

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It was like something out of Groundhog Day when Andrew and I arrived to open up the containers this morning. They’d disappeared! At first I thought it was the cold, or perhaps the lack of sleep that had finally driven me mad. Sadly, my mental state was sound – All 8 shipping containers had been picked up by the container company a week early with the entire exhibition rattling around inside. Now there’s an opportunity for a lawsuit if ever there was one! Apparently there’s not much damage. Set up all over again tomorrow… I think I need a hug.

So far so freezing

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Spreading the eco buzz to Georgies daylong might sound like fun, but it’s bloomin’ freezing! Why didn’t we do this in the summer?!

CONTAINS has landed

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5.30 am. The CONTAINers have land on Grainger Street!
After a grueling installation the exhibition is up. Phew!

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CONTAINS is the latest [re]design exhibition, due to land in Newcastle this week (literally). CONTAINS is a public facing show designed to challenge consumers buying choices: “What goes into the things we invite into our homes?” Where better to talk about shopping habits than on the high street? Grainger Street to be precise! Housed in 8 shipping containers packed with sustainable UK design CONTAINS is sure to turn a few heads.

101 T Shirts

More coming soon…

101 Odd Socks

Next time you find a lonely looking sock all alone, think twice…

Here are some things you can make and do with old socks. If you’ve got an odd idea, leave a comment and I’ll draw it up, just for you. Give a sock a home!

Sock 1. DRAFT EXCLUDER – Diverting two odd sock from the rubbish bin and keeping the heat in!

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Sock 2. JUGGLING BALLS
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Sock 3. HANKY

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Sock 4. DUSTER
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Sock 4. GLASSES CASE
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Sock 5. iPOD CASE
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Sock 6. SOCK PUPPET
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Sock 7. CARROT WARMER
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I’m in.

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Whoopie! I’m logged in and on board. Riding the blogging wave. Huzzah!

Norway!

I’ve been invited to run some eco workshops in Norway with my old friends at Practical Action. The ties with Practical Action go right back to my A levels when I took part in the Sustainable Design Award as part of my D&T coursework. We went to Norway for the first time in 2006 and we’re heading over this year to run some sustainability and creativity workshops for a week. I’ll also be staying on to teach Flash (gulp!) and Illustrator to students at the college and teachers too. I’m excited!

Weare launch at Moving Brands and it’s time to be Moving On.

Last days at Moving Brands and it’s been great. It’s been great to experience a larger company and a different, lovely group of people. Also, just when I though it was all a bit corporate and clean for my liking, they pull the Weare project out of the bag. Socially networked and user generated fashion. Now that’s more like it!

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End of week one at Moving Brands. Interesting. Great studio banter. Learning a lot. I’m working in a team on Interaction Design as well as Fairly Excessive Sculptural Form Design (usually involving shiny acrylic and/or LEDs and touch screens)…

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Very swish but not really… me?

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