Archive forMay, 2009

MOO’s MOOvie Mania Competition!

May 2009, by Denise | 34 Comments – latest by Geoff

We’re having a movie competition! And never one to miss out on a good pun, we’ve decided of course, to call it MOOvie Mania. It should be lots of fun – and more to the point, we’ve got some great prizes and some wonderful judges. So… Lets get down to business.

What’s the competition about?
We’ve been spotting great little movies featuring MOO products for a while now. Un-boxings, tutorials – like this, and this, funky animations, and of course, the infamous Hugo, the Cat of 1000 Faces.

So, we thought, why not make it more official? Have a competition, let these budding film makers enter – and ask everyone else if they’d like to enter too. We’ll …Continue reading this article…

The MOOvie Mania Competition rules

May 2009, by Denise | 2 Comments – latest by Richard

Our goal is to make MOOvie Mania (which we’ll refer to as the ‘competition’) an opportunity to show off your creativity and share your MOO tips and tricks with others.

We wish we didn’t have to have all these rules (we know they’re a bit long winded) – but we find making things clear up front avoids complicated questions later on. (It also keeps our lawyer happy!)

We’ve outlined the important details here, but remember, this IS for fun (and prizes!) so let’s all play nice and enjoy ourselves.

The Official Rules

How do I enter?
1.1. Create an original video (now referred to as the ‘MOOvie’) lasting a minimum of :15 seconds and maximum of 15 minutes.
1.2. Ensure the MOOvie does not violate …Continue reading this article…

Packaging tips for crafters, makers and sellers (part 1)

May 2009, by Denise | 8 Comments – latest by Lorrie

There’s more to packaging than meets the eye. A its most basic level it simply has to protect its precious cargo, but with a bit of thought – and not much expense – your packaging can work much harder for both you, and your customers.

Without much work your packaging could:
• make a statement about you and the way you work
• have a second life – saved and re-used as storage
• promote your store and your work – which could mean more sales
and best of all
• create a sense of excitement and anticipation on arrival. (Which could also mean more sales!)

Who doesn’t want their customer to be overjoyed at receiving something they’ve made? You’ve put a lot of work into …Continue reading this article…

This time it’s personal

May 2009, by Denise | 1 Comment – latest by elise

There’s something fantastically James Bond about these Business Cards. In a world where we’re all dressed head to toe in black, jetsetting around on covert missions, we’d leave nothing but a card like this behind for our frustrated enemies to find.

Taking the card carefully out of its case with gloved hands, we’d place it on the table and smile secretively to ourselves as we abseiled out of the window, landing deftly on a motor bike below. We’d head straight for the nearest impractical stairway we could find, and drive down it shouting triumphant phrases in multiple languages.

Our card of course, would contain no traditional names and numbers, just a beautiful, graphical representation of our unique DNA. You …Continue reading this article…

Foodbuzzness

May 2009, by Denise | 2 Comments – latest by Bridget

It probably wont come as a huge shock when I say we’re big foodies at MOO. At the most basic level, we like a nice pie, and if it’s at all possible, we love following that with a lovely slice of cake. We’ve even been known to have ‘specialist’ food days, like the first day of localisation, in 2008, or the meatfest of Wednesday 13th May 2009, which was in celebration of our recent USA launch.

Unsurprisingly, our eyes are finely food-tuned now – we can spot food related MiniCards at 50 paces. So when we saw lots of great cards being made by a company called Foodbuzz, you can imagine we …Continue reading this article…

Degree student? It’s show time!

May 2009, by Emilie | 21 Comments – latest by Christopher Marion Thomas

“Finals!” “Portfolio reviews!” “End of Year Shows!” “Jobs!” “The World!”

If this is a snippet of what is going through your mind at the moment, we can sympathise. It wasn’t that long ago that we were busy, eager, just a little nervous, and heading for graduation ourselves.

For design, art and photography students, now is the time to pull a whole year’s work into one exhibition; impressing tutors, fellow students – and more importantly, VIPs that might have jobs (and a pay cheque) up their sleeves.

So how do you make the most out of your end of year show? What materials do you need to help make a good impression?

One of the first places you could …Continue reading this article…

Hello USA!

May 2009, by Richard | 35 Comments – latest by Jamie

Hello folks

Four score and seven years ago (2004, actually), when MOO was just a twinkle in my eye, I dreamed that one day this little business would grow up, and spawn offices in other countries around the world. This week that dream came true.

On the 1st May 2009, MOO USA was born (10lbs and 3oz, a little on the heavy side) in Providence, Rhode Island, and began fulfilling orders for all our American customers.

Clocks at MOO Studios

It has been a long labour. For the last 4 months we’ve been busy setting up the US operation: taking a space, moving stock from London, putting Ikea …Continue reading this article…

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