Move over Mods and Rockers, a new fad from the kids that brought us Cosplay and Gangham Style has arrived. These days it’s all the rage for teens from Tokyo to Seoul to gather at McDonalds and have ‘Potato Parties’. The concept is simple. You order cartons upon cartons of fries, empty them up onto your tray, and chow.
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Image: ‘The culprit found legless at the scene of the crime’
Strathclyde Police (Glasgow) have been adding anti-crime labels to ‘Buckfast’ tonic wine in an attempt to warn consumers of the violent behaviour associated with the alcoholic drink.Share on :
Before you read this, watch the Gilette ad, an awesome 80’s TV spot that features men in every stereotypical permutation of ‘manhood’ ever.
Honestly? Their ads haven’t changed their angle much, simply updating the image and business to reflect the times. Is that enough? Apparently so. But when was the last time anyone challenged P&G’s stranglehold on shaving (Gillette has an 80% global share of the market) and attempted to turn the business of blades on its head?Share on :
Image: The Louise Gray ’Hey Crazy’ after-party was popular with everyone
Somerset House has closed its gates to yet another super successful London Fashion Week. Critical voices from around the globe routinely praise London and its designers for exhibiting creativity and genuine talent. There is something different about British Fashion…foreign spectators simply devour it.Share on :
During a recent dinner at Alyn Williams’ new restaurant at The Westbury Hotel, I noticed he’d badged it with his own brand identity - a modern ‘AW’ rendered in a slender sans-serif – presumably to build recognition around a name that is not known to most.
This trend for chefs to create personal brands is not particularly new, as it’s an obvious way in which they can turn recipes into revenue by building an edible empire.Share on :
Valentine’s Day has brought the announcement of another special engagement…this one appears more arranged marriage than fairytale wedding.
American Airlines and US Airways are set to be joined and reports suggest that US will take American’s name.Share on :
I recently donned my Puma trainers and headed to a wildlife sanctuary just outside Dubai for the Creative Factory Workshop. Puma have partnered with Lumi, a start-up company who have developed a cool printing technique called Lumitype, which uses a combination of photosensitive paint and the sunlight. Where better to put it to test than the middle of the desert?Share on :
I don’t know about you, but when I’m stressed or my limbs are feeling tired after an exhausting cycle home, I like to run a bath– and I’m a big fan of bubbles (I still like to sculpt childish bubble beards and bubble hair).Share on :
Toilets never fail to tell you a lot about a place, be it the type of restaurant, village, town, airport, shopping centre, whatever….the toilet experience always provides a little insight into culture. Company latrines are no different – they tell you much about the corporate culture.Share on :
Yes, it’s that time of the year. That special time of the year hard-core American football fans wait for all year long. It’s the one and only Super Bowl XLVII. Although I didn’t personally have the great honour of attending this significant cultural event, I did dedicate a sizeable amount of time out of my day to catch-up on what went down and most importantly, to watch all the ads that aired on the day.Share on :
"Me, me , me, pick me, pick me"
I’m heading to Hong Kong next week to run a workshop for a client, and remember a wealthy Hongkongese businessman last year offering a bounty of £40m for any man who can turn his gay daughter straight. It would be nice to try and land £40m, but really? Where’s the problem?Share on :
Over the holidays I spent some time in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Keen to reacquaint myself with the local culture I found myself in a bar just off the main square, ordering a beer within moments of arriving. The conversation went like this:
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I came across this escalator etiquette sign on a recent trip to Westfield shopping mall in Shepard’s Bush. The warning triangle with a silhouette of Croc’s clog within it made me chuckle for two reasons.Share on :