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If you are a student or someone that is after trying to make something into a product and its from plastic then I would recommend signing up for the tips from ProtoMold, go here. Well not only do they do the online tips but they also make little parts that explain what the tip is […]

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Recently I have been writing about design from people that either work at the Royal College of Art or attend the Design Products course because of the yearbook I recently got, read about it here. Well today I am going to look at some of the work of Michael Marriot, and the first piece is […]

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Following on from this, this and this post, we couldn’t help but show off these great pieces. All made from cardboard and for the home. Image from Ideas Home Concept Images from Cal Finder Images from In Habitat Image from Fresh Home In case you missed why we’re talking cardboard, check out our material spotlight here. You […]

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Given their small size and weight, cardboard furniture and toys seems the perfect eco idea for kids. Image from Ohdeedoh. Image from Walker Art Centre. Image from Walker Art Centre. Images from Swiss Miss. Images from Ideas Home Concept. Image from The Design Vote. Image from Calafant. In case you missed why we’re talking cardboard, check out our […]

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We’re currently in the process of doing a lot of moving so top on our shopping list is the humble cardboard box. We take cardboard for granted but rely heavily on this great invention everyday. From protecting our belongings when moving, to binding out books, cardboard has so many uses that it’s easy to forget […]

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In keeping with our current theme of staying awake (check out this or this post for more), we’re taking a peek into the world of the super mobile espresso. The coffee machine, bringing so much joy into everyday lives now brings that joy to those on the go. Unlike these machines we featured, this new […]

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Since we’ve been talking toys, I started looking at some of my favourite toys as a kid and now a big kid and one of my favourite brands was and still is Crayola. I was the creative kid who would prefer a box of coloured pencils over the latest Barbie doll. I’ve always been the […]

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There are lots of toys out there like this one we posted about but the one that has always attracted me are remote control cars. Yes I am an engineering geek and a big kid at heart. But what is it that has always made me like them? Well some of the body shell designs […]

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TIE ME UP

by Lisa on January 5, 2011

in FASHION,JEWELLERY,MAKE & DO

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We’ll I don’t actually want to be tied up but we are talking ties today. That’s right boys, it’s time to teach you the art of tie design. Maybe I was just super lucky growing up but one of the things both my grandfather and father taught me and my sister was how to tie […]

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After checking some great books here and here, and then heading over to London to check out these gifts and these books, we thought we’d return to our at the moment home, Sweden for some christmas cheer. Of course no Swedish christmas list is complete without a visit to our favourite blue and yellow store, […]

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While at the Museum of Arcitecture in Stockholm we saw lots of different gingerbread houses, see the gallery below, then later in the day while at one of the many small design shops we saw this gingerbread house made easy cutter (above). How simple, make the dough, roll it out and then just get the […]

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I could probably count on one hand toys that have lasted relatively unchanged for 50 years, any guesses? Jigsaws, trains sets, Barbie and action man are a few but they have gone through changes and up and down sales success, the one that stands out to me is LEGO. LEGO is still the same now […]

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Yes folks it’s November which means only one thing…it’s MOVEMBER time. That’s right, it’s time for all you Mo Bros to get growing and strut your stuff and for the Mo Sistas, don’t think you’re getting off that easily, it’s time for you to support your Mo Bro and I have the perfect way to […]

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Boxsal. The Perfect Picnic Partner

We are foodies here at Quirk, so much so that whenever we head out the door, there’s always a treat or two in my bag like plain crackers, dried fruit, museli bar, and the occassional and super delicious Nutella sandwich. When it comes to work day lunches for Matt, I do have a tendency to […]

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BIRD FEEDER

by Matthew on February 21, 2010

in GREEN,MAKE & DO

Bird Feeder

Its been a cold winter for us this year and I keep looking outside at all the pretty birds trying to feed themselves and thought its about time to help them out. Rather than buying bird feeders and food, I thought I’d keep with our goal of reusing and recycling whatever we have lying around. […]

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