31Aug/110

The Cutting Edge of Mobile Living

Posted by Emily

What Americans call a manufactured home the Brits refer to as a “caravan.” And, there’s a new caravan design in town called The Edge, which is unlike any mobile home I’ve ever seen.

The Edge is a spacious, 880-square-foot, wheel-free, rectangular, glass and wood, luxury home that is, believe it or not, completely mobile. The modern design of The Edge resembles a posh Southern California beach condo, complete with decking, chic all-white interior décor, hot water and a generous living space.

It’s safe to say that when most people think of mobile living, they’re left with a bad taste in their mouths. But, this newly designed caravan is anything but the stereotypical, hillbilly, doublewide cliché. At this time, The Edge is only available in the English countryside as a vacation rental, but here’s hoping America will jump on this caravan (pun intended) and forever change our perception of manufactured homes. The author of the original article, Jessie Hewitson, summed it up best: “Stylish, spacious caravans with hot water on tap? Whatever next?”

25Aug/110

A Little Help From My Friends

Posted by Terry

I would like to do a little “seat of the pants” market research, and I would love for you to participate. This is not for a client, this is for my own piece of mind as I am considering leaping from the “wired world of home telephones” into to that unexplored territory (at least for me) of my mobile phone being my “only” phone.

Like many, the only reason I haven’t done this yet is that my security company told me their system would only operate via a dedicated land line. However now this is not the case, as they recently acquired mobile capabilities.

Anyway, it just doesn’t seem to make much sense that I continue to pay $36. a month for the privilege of being driven crazy every evening and all weekend long by a constant barrage of calls from burial plot salesmen, hearing aid specialists, investment gurus (where the heck were they two years ago?) and a litany of other services and programs I don't really need.

Still – there is something about that “wired into the wall” phone system that keeps whispering to my psyche that I might, just possibly need to keep it – in case. In case of what, I have no idea. I think it is just time to accept the future and leap, as most of my friend have done.

So, please let me know how many of you have already gone there by filling in the very short answer sheet below. You don’t have to give your names or any other vital info such as your age...

_____Yes, you are embarrassingly behind the times.  I got rid of my land line ______ years ago.

_____No, I am as lame as your are and am still holding on desperately to ancient technology for no good reason.

_____I actually still have my “wired phone service” for this very good reason which you have not thought of________________________________________________________________________.

 

Thanks to one and all who respond. I hate making an uninformed decision all by myself!  I also don’t want to be the last lemming off the cliff!

18Aug/110

We Got A Fitchuation Here

Posted by Emily

You would think that the most popular reality T.V. show among young people would be a dream outlet for PR execs to pitch a product made for young people. Well, this is not the case if that show is MTV's The Jersey Shore. Not long ago, one of Gucci's rival fashion houses allegedly sent some Gucci bags to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi in order to make Gucci look bad. Now, Abercrombie & Fitch is trying to pay Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino to NOT wear their clothes. An Abercrombie rep said, "We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino's association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans. We have offered a substantial payment to Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino [...] to have the character wear an alternate brand..."

This is mildly funny coming from the long controversial company that publishes an annual winter catalogue featuring naked teenagers... I don't know about you, but I think the potential repercussions of Abercrombie's request could be equally (if not more) damaging than "The Situation" occasionally wearing one of Abercrombie's preppy polos or tees.

11Aug/110

Operation Facebook

Posted by Georgie

Have you heard? Facebook is goin' DOWN. Mark your calendar. November 5, 2011. Or, as I like to think of it, 11/5/11. A date which will live in infamy. Get your tinfoil hats out, and join the rebellion! Revolución!

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9Aug/110

One Day on Earth

Posted by Emily

One Day on Earth, produced/directed by Kyle Ruddick, is an ambitious motion picture shot by thousands of filmmakers throughout every country in the world on a single day: October 10, 2010. The film creates a portrait of humanity, reminding us that each day we’re alive there exists hope and the choice to create a better future…together. This is truly an amazing project. The trailer alone, which includes footage from 90 countries, is something to behold. I think you’ll agree when I say that I cannot wait to see the completed film.

 

 

One Day on Earth - Motion Picture Trailer from One Day On Earth on Vimeo.

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