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Archive for January, 2013

Unicorns, Crows with hands and riding bikes with no hands!

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Went for a digital stroll on Sunday as a way of getting over a hangover and came across this great short film by Ninian Doff. I never knew Unicorns could fire rainbows out of their horns and it seems you can pick up said mystical creature down Brick Lane. Sadly I’m allergic to horses, my head balloons like Rocky, and so I’m presuming the same goes for owning a Unicorn.

Anyway it turns out the very talented Ninian Doff has a bit of previous in creating really great shorts and videos and it’s definitely worth checking out Ninian’s site.

A few of my personal favourites are below from the very simple ‘No Handed Bike Moves’, the clever ‘Ello Guvnor’, too the freaky Crows with Hands video for Fulton Lights. Enjoy.

Design Friendship Playlist 2012

Friday, January 18th, 2013

New year = new playlist. But before we go ahead and create a new playlist we thought we’d share our 2012 playlist with you. The playlist contains 100 songs we listened in the studio throughout the year. We’re also aiming to create regular shorter playlists for you to enjoy.

La Maison Fontaine – New Editions

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

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DF can finally reveal the exciting new 2013 additions to the La Maison Fontaine Absinthe family.

The original variant is now joined by a more traditionally recognisable green absinthe, La Maison Fontaine Verte, a close relative to the World’s most awarded blanche absinthe, Fontaine Blanche.

Secondly, inspired by a handwritten 1920’s Crème de Cacao recipe found in the recipe books of La Maison Fontaine’s Pontarlier distillery, LMF decided to push the creative boundaries and have created La Maison Fontaine Chocolat absinthe liqueur.

The extended La Maison Fontaine family will start making its way into the markets over the coming weeks and months.

To get your hands on a bottle click here: LMF Blanche | LMF Verte | LMF Chocolat Liqueur

 

E5 Bakehouse

Friday, January 11th, 2013

We decided to follow on from last year’s Christmas screen printing extravaganza by doing something hands on again this year, and since we’ve had a few small bake offs in the office recently we decided to go to E5 Bakehouse for our Christmas Party, where we learnt how to bake a variety of breads including the bakeries famous Hackney Wild (a classic pain de campagne), bagels, ciabatta and a 66% rye bread.

E5 Bakehouse is an artisan bakehouse and coffee shop in the railway arches near London Fields. As well as selling bread in store and baking bread for local restaurants, E5 Bakehouse also offer fresh lunches including sandwiches made from the day’s batch of sourdough, salads and homemade cakes – all locally sourced, organic and at decent prices.

Our course leader for the day was Ben, the brains behind E5 Bakehouse and a very nice chap indeed. The course is very hands on and by the end of it we all walked home with enough bread to feed a small village. We had a great time and E5 Bakehouse is definitely worth a visit whether you want to learn to make bread or you simply want to buy a loaf of delicious, handmade artisan bread.

E5 Bakehouse, Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH; e5bakehouse.com