Tag Archives: Sustainability

Feel-good shopping

Feel-good shopping

Eco-friendly. Upcycled. Community-focused. Artisanal.

No, we’re not playing buzz-word bingo. These are the four categories of product stocked in Nordstrom’s new shop within a shop: TMRW TGTHR. (That’s ‘tomorrow together’ for anyone who hasn’t used a mobile phone.)

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Food that goes bump in the night

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A report released in 2013 showed that over 80% of the world’s fridges contain at least two sticks of mouldy celery, half a pot of old houmous and an out-of-date coconut yoghurt. OK, so we made that up, but the survey did reveal that £1bn (€1.3bn, $1.6bn) of edible food is wasted in the UK each year.

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Waste makes taste

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The saying goes that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Whilst it’s difficult to pinpoint the precise author of this pithicism (possibly Chambers Journal of popular literature, science and arts, 1879) it’s been used as the backbone for many a business in recent years – just look at eBay and Gumtree.

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Equal steaks

Equal steaks

What happens to the feathers of chickens killed to make nuggets? To the wool of lambs slaughtered for Sunday roasts? Or the hide of cows used for meat?

Hang on, we can answer that last one. At least, we can if you live in New York. Husband and wife team Andrew Tarlow and Kate Huling are a restaurateur and leather goods specialist respectively. They both require one common ingredient – cattle – so they use the same cows.

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Bubble and clique

Bubble and clique

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mIdhGZH2Ac

Holidays. The perfect time to get away from it all. Forget about the stress and strains modern life. Treat yourself to a couple of weeks relaxing in the middle of nowhere. Well now it seems a couple of French entrepreneurs have taken the idea of ‘spending some time in your own bubble’ quite literally.

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Bring the house down

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Sometimes it’s nice to get home, crank up the heating and snuggle under a blanket. After a 5k run is not one of those times. Nor is the end of a sweaty summer’s day in an un-air-conditioned office. Or when you’ve been lugging shopping bags around for what seems like weeks.

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Red and green should never be seen

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A quick chat with our Biomotive Triggers expert Mr Simon Preece will reveal that red is a rather significant colour. Red alert, red lights, red letters, red rags, red tape, red carpet.

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Quintessentially manly branding

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You can imagine the marketing men for New England brewery Narrangansett muttering, “We’re gonna need a bigger brand.”

Enter Quint, the squint-eyed, shark-hunting antihero from Jaws. Played with chilling charisma by Robert Shaw, he embodies pure manliness on the open seas. And he also glugs down a ‘Gansett or two during the movie.

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Wash and Grow

Every so often the shampoo industry discovers a new ingredient that changes the market. Game-changers like aloe vera, jojoba oil, cucumber extract, and pomegranate seeds. Well now we could be adding Triple, venti, half sweet, non-fat, caramel macchiato to that list. Sort of.

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Washed up

Any keen fishermen out there? If you’ve ever had the excitement of thinking you’re reeling in a big one, only to find it’s a bit of floating junk, then this one’s for you.

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