A big thanks to all the brave men and women who entered our contest! We’re chuffed to bits to see so much ‘Westminsteros’ love out there!
Now without much ado – we’re proud to crown our Game of Seats winners:
Well after one year, we’re coming back full circle to HOW Design Live once again. This year’s event – one of the biggest design conferences in the world – is being hosted in Chicago. Bringing together creatives, entrepreneurs and design enthusiasts from across North America and the globe – the five-day event is a highlight for all of you right-side-of-the-brain-folk.
Calling all lovers of nice old things. We were at HOW Design Live in May, using a rejuvenated letterpress to print special collectible postcards, on the spot, just for you. So, maybe you’re not up to date with the printing techniques of the 19th century… not to worry. We’ve got you covered.
If you are a little like us here at MOO HQ, chances are that you are attending a few conferences and talks this year. As well as your taking a good supply of MOO cards to hand out to the lovely new people you’ll meet, the smartphone is a conference Must Have. Here are the best apps that may well be useful for you.
Starting up your own food brand can be a daunting task. Be it a restaurant, blog, pop-up stall or whatever else you come up with, the market’s already fiercely competitive. We used our noodles here at MOO to pool some advice for you guys who are considering taking a step into the (onion) ring of food business.
Sometimes the lunch meal deals can get a bit too much. Your stood in the aisle, looking up and down for the different components to create your soporific sandwich set ,wondering where it all went wrong. The ladies over at Lunch BXD are aiming to fix this drab experience by offering a nutritional, flavoursome and filling lunch box, bike-delivered to your office at lunch time.
Photo credit: Daniel Krieger
You may not know the name Dominique Ansel, but you’ll almost definitely have heard of his headline inducing creation the Cronut™ (half croissant, half donut, totally delicious). He’s an obsessed baker who trained with the best, then trained plenty of others, before opening his first Bakery in 2011.
This year he’s going global: opening an Asian flagship Bakery in Tokyo and a 2,500 square-foot space in New York named the ‘Dominique Ansel Kitchen’. The insurmountable sweet-savant’s got a mouth-watering resume, so it only seemed right that we chewed the fat with the passionate pastry proprietor.
Call the banner men! Election fever is sweeping the UK with the politicians out in force. If that wasn’t enough political intrigue to get your teeth into, there’s also a brand new season of Game of Thrones inbound!
We’ve got a very important announcement to share with you today, MOO are delving into the previously unsmelled territory of scented stationery. It made total scents for us to develop our own range of MOOScents that can be applied to any of your existing products.
Rebellion is a sliding scale. It ranges from not putting your bowl in the dishwasher, to cycling to work naked – “less friction, less pollution!” TripRebel are somewhere in between, trying to shake up the hotel booking industry by offering people a reasonable way to book holiday accommodation.
Communities are like tropical fish tanks, you want one… but they’re difficult to maintain and can more often than not lead to a barren space, which was formerly bustling with colourful, vibrant people (or fish). EyeEm have managed to create a worldwide community of photographers who use their app, comment on other’s photos and involve themselves in ‘Missions’.
You may have heard the term “coworking” lately, and for good reason. If you’re unsure what it is, it’s basically working independently in a physical space where others are doing the same thing – think University library but without the stench of apathy and regret in the air.
When the most exciting part of your typographical day is a colleague ironically using comic sans you know you’ve got to get up, get out, and get looking.
Don’t worry though; we’ve got your back. We’ve put together a list of exciting events that’ll egg on your ego and entice you to enter events from all around the world.
It’s not been long since we launched the latest product to join the MOO family – Rounded Corner Square Business Cards – and you’ve already been busy uploading your own photography and designs. Here are a few of our favourite customer creations (we like to call them Squircles!)
Roland Dempster, Photographer, Melbourne Australia
Roland’s Squircles feature his ‘less serious’ work: fun, explorative mobile photography. It’s a chance for him to get away from client work and explore the things that make him tick as an artist; “colour; and composition. …Continue reading this article…
If you were among the crowd that filled the basement of MOO’s London HQ on Wednesday 18th March, you would’ve had a real feast of design inspiration. We were treated to a six-course feast of short talks from a range of interesting folk all answering the question ‘how has design changed the world?’. If you couldn’t make it, that’s okay, we summarised the highlights (the best kind of leftovers). Without further ado, tuck in, bon appetit!
Here at MOO HQ we believe in the act of sharing, whether it’s your last Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or your immaculately crafted business cards (:D). So, in the interest of practicing what we preach and sharing the love, we’ve done some research on habits for you guys. Stay seated, put your feet up and let us take you through the best books, articles, podcasts and infographics on the humble, yet powerful habit.
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Remember that New Year’s resolution where you promised to only eat foods that were shades of emerald green? Me neither! There’s tons of digital habit tracking stuff available to help keep focused, but if you’re not interested, you can just turn it off and swallow another slice of pizza.
Simple rules for work and life right? That’s certainly the approach of Samantha Lott, founder of Birdie List. Simplicity is all you crave during the whirlwind of wedding planning. When you’re considering which brand of toaster to put on the gift registry, sometimes all you really want/ need is a bit of extra money towards the downstairs toilet, or a helping hand with your trip to Thailand to relive that oh-so-distant youth of yours.
We all know that design usually concerns aesthetics – how something looks. But have you ever asked yourself what design sounds like? Whether the heart-breaking choice of tone for your morning alarm to the breaking news app alert on your phone, the accuracy and creativity of sound design is an important piece of the artistic puzzle.
What do you mean what does it mean? Nope, this isn’t a flashback to that time you questioned the logic behind basic mathematics (“A minus times a minus equals a plus, Jon, for the 500th time!” *sob*); it’s a famed print by Anthony Burrill. The English graphic artist, print maker, designer and all-round good guy’s simple yet brilliantly provocative creations have titillated type fans all across the globe.
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