Countrycide

  • Posted by howies
  • 2 February 2010

So Tim mentioned I would be unveiling something the other day.

We have started a blog over on tumblr. Everyday we will post a photo from our window of the transition from field to concrete. In the previous week things have really kicked off. Despite numerous protests and objections by the local community, the development has gone ahead.

Click here to view the blog.

We got into work this morning and in our inbox was a lovely update from Jess who had been working in the Bristol shop for a few months up until Christmas. She is now off on a new grand adventure, and if you are a regular at our shop and have met the bubbly young Jess, we thought you would enjoy hearing about her news...

Buongiorno howies!

I've been in Italy for a month now, working as an intern for the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Really enjoying the work so far – there’s a fantastic team of people at the Guggenheim.

My days out here tend to start off with the sound of church bells and end with a glass of ‘spritz con Aperol’ (a very Venetian, bright orange aperitif), with a fair amount of twentieth-century art in between. For those of you that know me, you’ll know this is pretty much my ideal cup of tea! Sono molto contenta a Venezia!

Here I am ice-skating infront of the Verona opera theatre, sailing across the Grand Canal and putting Severini’s Blue Dancer (Ballerina blu), 1912, to bed. PREGO!

Till next month,

Ciao!

Jess

Positive work

  • Posted by ruben
  • 25 January 2010

I've been running a lot the last few days. A lot more than usual anyway.

Here are my thoughts from Sunday afternoon.

Why am I out here? Sure it's a nice day. Beautiful light. But I could be enjoying the day without running...

Don't I deserve to relax on the weekend? Isn't that the point? I work all week, then earn a rest.

Then it clicked.

I don't deserve a rest for working all week at a desk in an office.

I deserve a run.

Or a cycle. Or anything to clear my mind and recharge.

Things make more sense when you think of it this way.

I never feel more refreshed and positive than after pushing myself a few miles and getting out of breath.

(Thanks to Ade and his post from last week for getting me out and pointing me to this realisation)

Michael Pawlin

  • Posted by tim
  • 21 January 2010

We just mailed out our latest newsletter and this Do Letures talk by Michael Pawlin was one of the features on it. If you don't subscribe then I didn't want you to miss out on it.

When Jon Heslop was lucky enough to go to this years Do Lectures. The talk he came back talking about the most was Michael's. This is what he said:

“He’s an architect who is well into Biomimicry. He’s part of a project named the ‘Sahara Rainforest Project’ who's ultimate aim is to reforest the Sahara by building greenhouses that produce water by capturing it from the air. It’s total genius.”

Unicycle for Haiti

  • Posted by howies
  • 14 January 2010

We have this unicycle at howies. No one knows where it came from and no one here can ride it.

So we thought we'd auction it off and donate the proceeds to the Red Cross Haiti Earthquake appeal.

So let the bids begin below in the comments below ↓

Or if you'd like to donate some money separately click here.

Life is dirt - dig it

  • Posted by howies
  • 11 January 2010
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Our good friend Fredrik Götesson who we spent much of our time with in Sweden last spring just released this sweet edit of his summer.

Super Nice.

Pictures of pictures

  • Posted by howies
  • 4 January 2010

Fredrik, one of the Swede's we spent time with on the spring/summer shoot just posted a bunch of images he took during that time.

Lots of pictures of us taking pictures.

Better late than never as they say.

Globers

  • Posted by howies
  • 9 December 2009

A while back in the summer I entered a competition with Globe Bikes, to write a blog for them, for their Globe Experience.  It was to see in the launch for their new 2010 range of bikes.  Suffice to say I won a place in the team of 18 bloggers world wide.

The blogs started on 1st November, when I received the Globe Roll.  The idea is for 3 months each of us are writting about our experiences on our bikes...not specifically product reviews, just our experiences.

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Mine has gotten off to a slow start as I went off to India for 2 weeks.  But I'm back now, and getting back on it!  I'm not commuting to work as yet- just finding my feet in my spare time, cycling around north east London with my friends.  I haven't had a bike for years...since I was 8 years old I think.  I'm really enjoying getting back into cycling!

You can follow my blog from this link.

Do Documentary 2009

  • Posted by howies
  • 7 December 2009
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The 2009 Do documentary is here. Well worth a watch.

My favourite lecture had to be Micheal Pawlyn's. He spoke on Biomimicry in relation to an amazing project he is involved in: The Sahara Rainforest Project”.

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