Tag Archives: Simplicity

A cut above barbers

It’s November. The month of falling leaves, fireworks, and farcical facial hair. So as men up and down the country trim their ‘taches for charity it seems only fitting to feature Harry’s, a new online/ offline barbers that sells premium grooming products without the premium prices. (Apologies for the over-alliteration in the previous two sentences.)

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It’s a wrap

Swedish convenience store chain Pressbyrån has introduced new packaging for their sandwiches and wraps featuring a pared-down aesthetic and a 70s-influenced colour scheme.

Keeping things nice and simple, all sandwiches now come in paper holders, while wraps are enclosed in wholesome brown paper.

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Clear innovation

The latest addition to the smartphone market is here: say hello to the transparent phone.

Created by Polytron Technologies and dubbed ‘Switchable Glass’, the phone uses liquid crystal molecules with a conductive OLED screen – which are aligned by electric currents to display images and text. Read more on Clear innovation…

Digital nonsense

Online shopping is often a frustrating experience, as explored in these three hilarious videos produced by Google Analytics (Cheers, Zoe). The videos demonstrate how ‘missteps on the digital shelf’, e.g. landing page optimisation and data capture, would look in real life. While we accept these challenges online, they would drive us mad if they happened while we shopped – as demonstrated below, with amusing consequences!

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Duck Duck Go

Search engine start-up DuckDuckGo is giving consumers a streamlined search experience that prioritises privacy. Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo doesn’t track users or attempt to generate personalised results based on previous searches. It’s also devoid of advertising clutter, and has a voracious appetite for answers.

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Phone a friend

OwnFone is a light, low-cost mobile phone. You design your handset online, choose the colour scheme and pre-set it with a number of phone numbers. When you want to call someone, you simply need to press their name – making this the ideal handset for young people.

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Natural gadgets

Forget glossy touchscreens. The Noteslate tablet works like pen and paper, with a single colour display and a simple interface that lets users take notes, write drafts and draw sketches.

This lean device is a response to the growing trend of people feeling suffocated by all their gadgets.


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