Worms, bins and compost aren’t the usual topics we cover in a workshop, but hey, don’t say we aren’t full of surprises.
Ansel will be sharing his home grown knowledge and green fingered wizardry in ‘How to create a self contained wormery’ at the Trade School London, which will be hosted at one of our new fav local spots FARM:Shop.
Based around the idea of the social nature of exchange, Trade School is a global initiative that uses barter as a way to engage knowledge share. For example, “I’ll teach you how to mend your bicycle puncture for art supplies and a banana or better yet teach me a skill”.
Starting in April and running on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the month, you can learn anything from yoga for beginners, make usable websites or even check out the ‘divine/ridiculous’ an exploration of the collision point between the sublime and the silly’ workshop.
To sign up for any of the classes please go here and hit join.
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How to create a self-contained wormery composter | 6.30 -8pm Thursday 19th April
At twenty%extra, we believe The future is clever™. Sky Nash thinks the future is rude, but she’d just had a bad day. An illustrator with nothing to say is just an illustrator. Sky is an illustrator with style, and even more importantly, insight. All of which makes her work a visual narrative of modern living. Perfect really, as the work we’re doing together will be a reflection of the modern world we live in.
Rollover the images for a peep into Sky’s world. And watch this space.
The image of post-industrial decline looks pretty much the same wherever you go. Franck Bohbot charts the demise of railway infrastructure in the 10 miles between Nanterre and Ivry-sur-seine, west Paris. Franck’s work perhaps represents the first bit of love this particular area has seen in some time.
BBC World Service and documentaries: that’s what’s cracking in my world. But having overdosed on the realities of this planet, it’s time for music to aid with the come down. When I’m not been amazed by the latest intriciacies of The Insomniax’s Love She Wants EP in its pre-release form, I’m revelling in the synth-laden nirvana of upstate New Yorker Seth Haley; otherwise known as Com Truise.
This renaissance man has enough “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk” to keep any beat junky busy for days. Throw in his Komputer Cast mixtapes and you’ve got plenty of analogue love for a digital age. Definitely makes the world I’ve been reading about feel like a slightly better place.
The answers to the Eurozone’s ills, all contained within the ill verses of Euro Neuro by
Eurovision 2012 Montenegrin entry Rambo Amadeus. Yes, I said ‘ill’. Yes I said I’m voting.
Let’s get this straight – I’ve never voted for any song in the Eurovision Song Contest in all my years of existence. This year though, is the exception.
Rambo Amadeus has been a cult figure in the music scene of the Western Balkans for more than 20 years. For late-comers like myself, the cult-like admiration starts now. Sorry Engelbert, you’ve had your day. It’s Rambo time.
Whilst having a ‘wish I was there’ moment after reading a stream of tweets from various bods at the South by South West conference, I saw a useful tweet about a blog based on the conferences’ various seminars.
Ok it’s not quite the same as being there, but the Ogilvy’s Notes blog employs RSA style infographics on the events key lectures. The infographics are produced by Imagethink, a graphic facilitation company who bring some vava voom to lectures and meetings by visually recording the content. Great idea for all visual learners and let’s face it probably would perk up any boardroom meeting.
What the set of a similarly named TV series could have looked like, without the protracted storyline. This collaborative project between photographer Katja Mayer & design guru / very nice chap Peter Chadwick deserves similar viewing figures, having yielded a stunning body of work both eerie and surreal in equal measure.
These images could be from a computer game but is in fact an exhibition which began last Friday 9 March and runs until Thursday 19 April.
Pure dogged determination captured by photographer Seth Casteel, who spent hours underwater in Los Angeles taking pictures of dogs chasing balls.
The shoot included labradors, a border collie, a dachshund, a bulldog, a Belgian tervuren and a King Charles spaniel. I have no idea which dog is which, but I find all of them rather fetching.
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via The Guardian
Drum roll please… introducing product designer and London Metropolitan University graduate, Yinka. You may not of heard of him as yet, but pull out your pencil and take note.
Working with old and unloved furniture, Yinka recycles and reworks each piece to produce a brand new creation. We’re pleased to say that twenty%extra will be working with Yinka to help build his brand.
We popped down to the British Library’s Spring Festival this week where Yinka won a competition for one of the fair’s limited stands. Yinka’s pieces caught the eye of the spring fair goers and his mailing list happily grew too. The future looks as bright as an orange lacquer finish.