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Bits ‘n’ Bobs

Colourful baggiesOld cinema ticketsColourful ephemera found on Designspiration. One of my favourite ways to waste time is to play around with the colour palette feature on Designspiration. Sometimes really nice images appear as a result of what you might think would be a gross colour combination.

Pop-Up City: The Book

Pop Up City BookThe guys behind Pop-Up City are bringing out a book! Well, they are trying to. They need a little bit more financial backing first, so I’m trying to do my bit to help them get it. Pop-Up City kindly gave me a book back in 2012…unfortunately it wasn’t my very own book – it was a copy of Indie Brands by Anneloes van Gaalen – but it still made me happy because I had won their competition, and got something lovely for free. So yeah, spread the love and all that, you get a discount if you pre-order!

“Puss” Means “Kiss” in Swedish

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Coca-Cola Play It Safe

Cat RaccoonAnother microsite from Coca-Cola – not as fun as Happiness Islands, but thankfully not as patronising as the Work It Out site either. This time, Coca-Cola have decided to create a game called, umm…Cat Or Not. Basically, everyone on the internet loves cats, so it strikes me as a bit of a lukewarm crowd pleaser. The game is harder than you’d think, although ultimately it’s fairly pointless. It never seems to end, nor is there any logical conclusion to it.

Come on, Coke, cut the bullshit. When are you going to just roll out more of those free money ATMs? We all know you can afford it!

Present & Correct

Present & Correct stationeryFucking hell, I love stationery. I rarely even need stationery these days, but I’ve always loved it. I’ve always been really precious about the contents of my pencil case, too. When I was a kid I used to obsessively buy paper, notepads and sketchbooks. I also used to use my superior stationery inventory to leverage power over the other kids in my primary school – if you pissed me off, there was absolutely no way you’d be borrowing my felt tips anytime soon. Present & Correct sells the kind of stationery that I wouldn’t want to lend to anyone. I doubt I’d even allow my current closest friends to borrow it, let alone my primary school frienemies! Their stock is all so lovely that it’s like my inner brat just wants to have and hoard everything that they sell.Present & Correct vending machineThis classic vending machine is in their Islington shop – which hasn’t been open long – and you can get a surprise selection of office sundries for £2. Unfortunately for me, the shop is only open from Tuesday to Friday and occasionally on weekends, so it looks like I’ll have to make my selection from their website.
Present & Correct websiteEven their website is exquisite, though. Just look at that tasteful colour scheme and the meticulous art direction for each product! It’s like design porn.

Fantasy Man Generator

Fantasy Man GeneratorSmile Makers, the manufacturers of cutesy sex toys named after traditionally desirable male stereotypes (‘The Millionaire’, ‘The Fireman’, you get the idea…) have created this microsite which allows you to create a ‘fantasy man’ and put him in a ‘fantasy setting’ and then, um…email him to your friends? The whole exercise feels a little pointless, but I suppose it’s just a bit of promotional fun.Bateman FantasyI ended up half-heartedly making this, so I suppose it means that I’m subconsciously attracted to Patrick Bateman types, which is kind of soul crushing. Actually…doesn’t this guy remind you of Scott Disick? Oh dear.
I guess, it could be worse, when this is an option…CreepyYep, that’s right, it’s the sweaty anorak-wearing weirdo who’s often in your local Spar. Except he’s now wearing animal print underpants and he’s ready for action on, presumably, an 8-year-old girl’s bed. What the fuck?

Terrible Advice.

Coca-Cola Work It Out‘Great music can put the fun into vacuuming,’ claim Coca-Cola on their Work It Out microsite, ‘Crank up a fast-paced tune and burn some calories while you clean!’ they enthuse.

I really love Coca-Cola, but this site is ridiculously patronising and this is the stupidest fucking workout advice I’ve ever heard. I don’t think I’ve ever listened to a decent ‘fast-paced tune’ and thought to myself, “You know what would make this track even better? The sound of a roaring hoover!”