We’ve just discovered a great little site called ‘Variations on normal‘ full of interesting and innovative ideas. The site has been created by designer and ‘thinkeruper’ Dominic Wilcox to record his thoughts and designs. There’s a real mix of ideas, from the practical to the more ridiculous, here’s just a few of our favourites:
Archive for November, 2009
We want to say a big congratulations to our Office Manager Kate, who has just been awarded her Introductory Certificate in Marketing from the CIM! All that coursework and revision obviously hasn’t put Kate off as she’s now studying for the Professional Certificate.
Sarah, one of our Account Marketing Executives, has also been hitting the books as she studies for the CIM Professional Diploma. Good luck to both for their exams on the 1st of December!
You couldn’t miss the trailer we recently designed for E.ON. They’ve been out and about in it giving the general public advice on how to lower energy bills this winter. We created an interactive outdoor game to attract passers-by and have also produced an online version of it. You can have a go yourself here.
Senior Campaign Officer in E.ON’s Customer PR Team, says: “We gave Michon a difficult brief and they embraced the challenge and worked closely with us to create an engaging and inviting way to communicate this advice. We’re delighted with the end result.”
On Saturday ‘Nottingham Contemporary’ finally opened it’s doors to the public. We’ve been watching as this unusual building has taken shape, with more than 500 local craftsmen and women involved in turning the site of caves, cellars and a derelict railway tunnel into this four-storey arts centre. Experience Nottinghamshire predicts that in the first 10 weeks over 250,000 people will visit the centre and we all plan to be amongst this number.
Love it or hate it, architects Caruso St John has certainly created an eye-catching building for Nottingham Contemporary. Martine Hamilton-Knight’s photograph below shows off the intricate lace detail on the exterior of the building.
BBC2′s Culture Show recently featured Nottingham Contemporary, exploring the building and reviewing the exhibition. You can watch the episode using the BBC iPlayer. Current exhibitions include David Hockney and Frances Stark, for more information visit Nottingham Contemporary.
What could be better than a cup of fresh coffee and a biscuit? Well, how about a coffee in an edible biscuit cup? First you drink the coffee then you eat the cup! This delicious treat is the creation of Venezuelan designer Enrique Luis Sardi and Italian coffee giant Lavazza. The cup is made from pastry with a special icing sugar, which acts as an insulator and also makes it waterproof, so thankfully you don’t have to worry about your cup disintegrating!
To find out more visit Lavazza’s website.