I've just been around at Angus's (snowhome owner) doing a spot of puppy & kid sitting while he went out for a few festive drinks. This is the first time i've seen an embrace truly in situ and truly being used by somebody else that isn't family! It looks great and was a great feeling to see.
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Just been out for my first round of christmas shopping after work and on my way home walked by the ice sculptures! NICE! Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live in York, as they sure don't have them back home, and if they did they wouldn't last too long!
It's been a busy beginning to the week for me here in the studio, packing and sending, packing and sending. So busy that stock is now running very low, and the big freeze is making it hard for me to get more stock in. (fingers corssed I will receive a delivery pre xmas). I think the influx of orders might have something to do with the above image, a nice surprise for me on sunday (I know what your thinking, he's too young to read the times.....don't worry! I was informed of the good news!......although, I must say, I really enjoyed the nature photography section of the paper, maybe I'll become a regular reader).
A few people to thank after this last month:
Angus, cheers for the time off, it helped.
Jonny, cheers for your hands in the workshops. (& mark & si)
Tom, cheers for sharing everything on the exhibition front made things easier.
Grabs, cheers for the help on the stand
Dad, thanks for everything!
Jessy, thank youuuu
These next few days pre-show are going to be manic, so much to do with so little time. I'm currently doing an all nighter to get a flyer and stand designed so that in the morning I can send it off for print and build my stand.
Above is a few sneaky peaks of prototyping, I'm not going to give the product away just yet!
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With only 2 weeks until the show it's getting manic in the workshop trying to get new prototypes ready. Here's a sneak peak/clue of what you may see me launching. I say "may" because I'm not big time (yet!) and my stand is only small, so trying to decide what products to put on the stand without over crowding is becoming a difficult one.
It feels like it's been forever......but I'm back after a great 9day bike ride and 5 days in the surf! Now i'm back and fully refreshed I have my mind set on 100%. There is only 5 weeks to go until the show and I have LOTS to do! So this blog post is staying nice and short, stay tuned for prototyping updates!
To see how things went on the 'top2bottom' bike ride, visit:
So it's time for the annual holiday and this year it's going to be a special one! I've decided for some reason to challenge my self by attempting the epic cycle trip from John O'Groats (the most North-Easterly point of Scotland) to Land's End (the most South-westerly point of England). It's a 1000 mile bike ride the full length of the UK, TOP 2 BOTTOM! We will be attempting the trip in 9 days, and it's all in the name of Charity.
Me and 2 other friends will be embraking on the trip and hoping to raise money along the way for Neurosurgical Research. The reason being that my Sister Debbie Green passed away 5 years ago now at the age of 22, due to a bloogclot in her brain. She was kept in intensive care at the Leeds Hospital in the Neuro Ward. The money raised will be going towards better and advancing their equiptment.
If you'd like to sponser us feel free to visit our donation webpage:
We've also set up a blog that will document our trip down the UK, we'll be uploading pictures and general crack straight from our iPhones along the way. (battery permitting). Visit the blog here:
So once we finish the trip at Lands End, a beer or 2 will be had and then we will head back up the south west coast 30 miles to meet the rest of our pals who will have set up camp in Newquay for the boardmasters festival. Here I will spend 5 days in the Surf in the various bays around newquay! NICE!
Back in December I gave my Dad an embrace for Christmas. And when all the family gathered at his house for some festive fun I noticed my niece sat playing on the embrace, using the small table as a bench and the larger one as a desk. Right then I knew it would make a great photo, so when my niece was visiting the studio for the day I thought I'd get some quick snaps. Thanks for the modeling holly :).
I made a quick trip to the capital this week to visit New Designers. The show was good as always but as it was about 39 degrees in the BDC I had to get out and go for a walk! This gave me the chance to grab a frappe latte and visit some of the big design stores! Whilst walking around Heals I noticed something familiar!
While the above pictures are cool, the best pic was of the wallstores hung next to an Eames 'Hang it all' coat rack. But for some reason the iPhone decided to save the image as a big black square. I suppose apple can't do everything right ;)