Monday, 9 November 2009

Recycled Toys...

Just back from a week in the (windy) west country. Nice (in a stormy kinda way).

While at the Eden Project I was quite inspired by these kids eco toys: - made from their Sprigwood material: - recycled plastic mixed with wood! With no batteries or annoying noises either, AND packaged in eco friendly packaging too!

OK, it's still plastic, and has to end it's life some time, but surely better than all the crap my 4 yr old will undoubtedly receive again this Christmas.

Now why can't Disney invest some of their vast profits in a similar project? I was quite impressed and encouraged after watching WALL-E with it's warning of how our rubbish is ruining and taking over our planet, only to visit a Disney store soon after to discover shelves of WALL-E toys made from plastic, packaged in (you guessed it) yet more plastic. Yeah, thanks Disney.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Found these Fantastic 60s recipe cards by the original celeb chef Robert Carrier, while on holiday last month in a cottage in North Wales.

The recipes range from the classic to the exotic to the absolutely bizzare! I also photographed some of the recipes close up, so if you fancy spoiling your guests, why not try cooking Egg & Anchovy Barrels, followed by a Fish Turban with Scallops, with a grande finale of Rice a la Royale.
More to follow soon.


Saturday, 17 October 2009

Triodos wins FT Sustainable Bank of the Year Award.

Congratulations to Triodos, who recently won the Financial Times Sustainable Bank of the Year Award, and this year bieng the first time Triodos Bank has entered the awards.

When you bank or invest with Triodos you know exactly how they are using your money as they provide complete transparency. Here you can see every company in the UK that they lend money to!...
 You also receive an occasional newsletter filled with information about the progress of some of the ethical companies they have invested in.

Let's hope more organisations follow their lead.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Cereal Killers...

Having worked in the past on American cereal packs, the Cereal Killers project made me laugh out loud (or lol as the 'youths' say). (scroll down on right to link to archives) - I have also included one or two real cereal packs, which in a way are even MORE scary!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

the first post...

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