What’s in my sack?

I was inspired by Hugh’s recent post on his portable studio, I got thinking about what I carry around every day – what are the tools of my trade?  My main use bag is the Rapha backpack from the legendary cycling company. The build quality of their stuff is second to none and this bag…


How is your OOF?

My pal Ewan Dalton wrote a post on the etymology of the OOF way back in 2004 on the Exchange blog. He explains that OOF was a command used in the days of Microsoft’s Xenix mail system, which set a user as ‘Out of Facility’ – i.e. Out of the Office. The OOF is  a…


Voting in the digital age

The UK went to the polls today and the image above (from Bing UK) shows how pretty much all of us voted. Whilst I like the nostalgia of the fact we still vote this way, it did strike me as rather odd that in the digital age not only were we still voting with a…


Bank Holidays link to cricket unmasked

[photo from ECB] Hands up who knew that Bank Holiday’s had a connection to cricket? I have no doubt my friend JP Rangaswami knew this but I certainly didn’t. I’ve been meaning to looking in to the etymology of Bank Holidays for a while and finally got around to it. It turns out (in the…


Little things make a big difference

I bought a great new t-shirt from Shawn Stussy’s new shop last week – when I opened the package the shirt had this attached. Nice touch Shawn 🙂 The little things make a big difference


Marketing & good marketing are not the same

This statement for me is the difference between marketing and good marketing Here’s What [My Product] Will Do For You All part of The Complete Newbie’s Guide to Marketing from CopyBlogger. It struck me as I read this that far too many products, Microsoft included, tell you what they do. Subtly different from what a…


15th Avenue Coffee & Tea

I was looking for precisely this earlier today – pictures of the new “Starbucks” in Seattle. 15th Avenue Coffee & Tea is their new store that doesn’t have their globally executed store look and feel and goes for a much more bohemian look. joshc has some great photos on Flickr and his blog post


Bathtub V

Bathtub V from Keith Loutit on Vimeo. I’m not a port spotter or anything but this video is just super cool. By Keith Loutit


Remembering Pan Am

Andy Sernovitz mentions the power of a great brand though I think in the case of Pan Am it may be the power of a great logo that means you can still buy souvenirs 18 years since they ceased trading. My first ever transatlantic flight was on a Pam Am jumbo to California back in…


Favourite Videos

Love the song, love the video, love the message. Rock on.