Sticking it to the man

February 2008, by Denise | 7 Comments – latest by duy0nline

Or the Oyster, anyway. Not long ago, Meg Pickard, MOO friend, inventor of the anti-valentine card – and the MOOgnetblogged about her Stickers, and the fact they’re the perfect size for an ‘Oyster’ card holder.

For the un-initiated, ‘Oysters’ are a London thing. No, it’s not a deep-seated love of expensive bivalve mollusks, merely the the crazy-spectacular name for bus/train pass, available from London Transport.

(Personally, I think they called it that because they planned it to go in a holder like this and they think that opening up the ‘shell like’ holder reveals the ‘pearl’ of a card inside. What do you think? Have I over thought this? Have you ever travelled in London? …Continue reading this article…

MOO loves you (even if we are fashionably late)

February 2008, by Denise | Add a comment

Eeek. We’re a bit late to wish you Happy Valentine’s Day in Europe, but don’t think that’s because we don’t care. We do. We’ve just been busy wading through all the piles of roses, chocolates and flowers delivered to the office… you know how it is. We’re such a good looking bunch it’s hard for people not to fall in love with us, really.

But enough about us, and more about you. Our designers have a few things they’d like to get off their chests…

In the grand scheme of things, and scientifically speaking, you’ve definitely achieved rock star status in our eyes. Yep, you really are more ‘B’ than ‘A’…

…So much so, you should …Continue reading this article…

How to Build a Web Start-up

February 2008, by Denise | 1 Comment – latest by Donna Charles

A lot of hard work, a lot of late nights, and quite a few take-away dinners… but you knew that already, right?

Ryan Carson has made video with a few more useful tips – and includes MOO in the mix, which certainly brightened our day. As a (slightly ageing) web start-up ourselves, it was nice to know we can help other people out along the way.

Cool running (all the way to the London Marathon)

February 2008, by Denise | 7 Comments – latest by Denise

MOO customers are people of many talents. Today, we salute those with aching legs, steely reserve, and warm clothing. Yes, we’re talking about the people in training for The London Marathon. (You need steely reserve and warm clothing to train in the not-so-sunny British weather. It’s freezing out there.)

The London Marathon raises millions of pounds for charity every year. Runners are actively encouraged to run in support of a charity, which really means getting people to sponsor you by any means necessary. Just Giving have taken a lot of the hassle out of this for people in the UK in recent years, by providing a simple way to enable friends to sponsor you online. You get a …Continue reading this article…

Your favourite web app?

January 2008, by Denise | 1 Comment – latest by patty

What’s your favourite web app? The one you just can’t live without. Is your social life ruled by Facebook? Do you twitter, obsessively? Plan your holidays around your Dopplr friends and your tunes around

Or… is it us? IS IT? Of course it is.

Either way, those nice folks over at Carsonified are doing a little poll, and they’d like your input. They want to find people’s top 10 web apps, and they’ll be announcing the results on 5th Feb. And why should you tell them, of all people? Well, because it’s quite interesting and I’d like to know the answer. Oh! And there’s also the chance of winning a Nintendo Wii!

So go …Continue reading this article…

Got Milk?

January 2008, by Denise | Add a comment

There’s a lot of creativity lurking among the MOO customers. Sometimes it inspires us, sometimes it makes us laugh, and often the ideas are so good we wonder how come we hadn’t thought of doing it ourselves. Then… well, then there’s the Milk n MOO pool.

‘Milk n MOOs? What can that be?’ I hear you cry. Well, to quote from the group directly, it’s ‘Photos including milk and moo cards’. Obviously. What else did you think it would be?

These are just a few of our favourite photos:

This is absolutely fantastic, by emelynilsson. She says ‘The evolution of Milk starts with MOO and ends with Butter.’ (Click the image to see it larger.)

This lovely looking photo is …Continue reading this article…

Paper trails to hearts and minds skulls

January 2008, by Denise | 4 Comments – latest by Denise

There’s always something nice about a handmade gift. And if you can’t make a gift yourself, well, the next best thing is the wrapping. The link I lost the other day has been found – it’s this beautiful paper-heart box. Perfect for a little Valentine gift – your last Rolo, a diamond ring, or a little magnet decorated with a MOO Sticker.

Darren Scott, an Australian based origami artist has made the template available for download as a PDF. If you’d like to make one yourself, you can find it here.

But if that’s just too hearty for you, and your Valentine has slightly alternative tastes, then this could do the trick:

It’s …Continue reading this article…

Love? I’m over it.

January 2008, by Denise | 5 Comments – latest by rafting

Don’t love Valentine’s day? We know. We’re worried no one will send us a card either. I mean… Yeah! We think it’s rubbish too. Ahem.

So much so that we twisted Meg Pickard’s arm, and demanded she add her Anti-Valentines cards to our offering this year. They’ve been available as e-cards on her own site for the last year or two, and we think they

Kirigami, I love you

January 2008, by Denise | 3 Comments – latest by monica

Whilst looking for a link which is so far remaining irritatingly elusive, I stumbled across kirigami. You might know origami, the art of folding paper? Well kirigami is a close relative. It’s the art of folding and cutting paper.

If you’re the crafty type and you’re thinking of making something a little different for Valentines day, then these images might give you some inspiration. If you don’t fancy making something yourself, relax, grab a drink, and look at the beautiful photos.

lilzabubba started my introduction to the world of kirigami. She’s created a variety of different ‘snowflakes’. This one is particularly relevant to Valentines day – but the whole set is really worth a look.

There’s an infinite number …Continue reading this article…

Who do you love?

January 2008, by Denise | 2 Comments – latest by Denise

Anyone? No one? Someone… but you haven’t told them yet? Shockingly, if you want to make a really personal Valentines card or present this year, you need to start thinking about this now. How do I know? Well, because people are already blogging about it. And, lets face it, it takes time to think of what you want to make, get something printed and then to work your own special magic on it.

We’re busy working on a few ideas of our own, and will share them with you over the next few weeks. In the meantime,here’s an idea to get you started – look at this, by Steve O:

It’s 100 MiniCards, carefully mounted into a shadow …Continue reading this article…

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