Happiness

Happiness (below) is a short film made by Steve Cutts. It’s a masterpiece. We live in a society where the focus on well being and mindfulness is in the ascendant. It’s the natural corollary to lives lived in the shadow of an exploitative system – where what we buy is, we are told, what defines […]

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FRIEZE London

Frieze usually makes my blood run cold. Over-privileged liggers braying loudly at gallery openings; hideous fashion faux pas masquerading as an acceptable ‘artiness’ … Meanwhile the  actual art tends to be forgotten.

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Light & Space

The nights draw in.   Temperatures drop.   Summer is increasingly a memory.   I’m determined to extend the season by enoying as much light and space as I can, when I can.  

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Marketing – Trends for 2016?

In an age where the late middle aged and middle income property owning demographic hold many of the financial cards, I’m interested to know what millenials (16-34 year olds) think and especially, how this impacts on marketing trends. With that in mind this (from Bauer Knowledge) is interesting:

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Being a happy human

Unhappiness – yours and others – can be caused by many things.   Your own and other people’s behaviour for a start.   Using the examples of racism and sexism, let’s explore how we can be happy humans.   Racism, like sexism, happens because you collude with it. Is that a surprise? It shouldn’t be. Like any […]

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There is feedback and then …

Some feedback lives with you forever, usually because it betrays zero understanding of the creative process.   Well this marvellous bunch of creatives from Ireland have come up trumps with a series of A3 posters (in aid of charity) – they’ve been creative with appalling feedback.   If you’ve ever been one of these clients, […]

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Digital Design: Trends

Mobile has changed the way designers and developers look at web design.   Can I verify this?   Sure can: As this post from eConsultancy summarising the TNS research commissioned by Google shows, the UK has the highest percentage of people who make a monthly purchase on their smartphones, with 32% of those surveyed as compared […]

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