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NEoN 11 Pop-up shop

October 28, 2011
NEoN '11 is nearly here and I'm waiting for the delivery of some t-shirts which are to be sold at the NEoN pop-up shop (which will be located at venue number 1 on this map).

The shirts will be on sale from the pop-up shop in Chamber East from Saturday 5th November along with these limited edition Law Hill toys by Akinori Oishi and Creo Design.

CottonFoundry t-shirts

Law Hill toy by Akinori Oishi
Aki ロウ ヒル Law Hill Toy

The festival is only a week away now and there's plenty to look forward to. I'm particularly interested in Pecha Kucha which is an event where speakers talk over 20 slides which play for only 20 seconds each - I think this should be made a rule for all presentations, anyone who has ever sat through a dull PowerPoint presentation will surely agree.

Anyway, for more on the festival you can find all the info you need on the NEoN website. And if you can't make it along, I'd still love you to buy a t-shirt ;) Ta!


Fleet Collective

July 08, 2011
Fleet Collective is an exciting new project in Dundee, where self-employed creative people can rent space in an open plan studio, it aims to mix the flexibility of being self-employed with the clout of an agency. Over the past few months the building has been undergoing work to make the space suitable. That work is now pretty much complete. Fleet Collective

So, as of today I have a brand new workspace. As part of the Fleet Collective I now have a specific place to go to work (rather than working from home). Also, I can retain my independence whilst gaining the benefit of being able to work together with other members of the collective.

The Chamber Building Old photo of the Chamber Building

The collective is based in the fantastic A-listed Chamber Building in the centre of Dundee. This is a great opportunity to work in an environment full of like minded people and collaborate on some exciting new projects.

Desk at Fleet

So, here's my new desk! It's looking a bit sparse at the moment, but I'm sure I'll have added some more clutter once I've been in for a week or two.

This is a great move for me as until now (with the exception of when I'm working in a clients' office), I've been working from home. Which is great up to a point, but it can be difficult to get yourself in a work mindset when you're in the same room you normally have a beer and watch a movie in or whatever. Also, cabin fever can sometimes set in, and working hours can end up really vague. Another plus is that inviting clients to come to me is now an option (again, my front room didn't really fit the bill here).

Desk at Fleet

Yup, I definitely need to add a few peripherals here. A coffee mug, maybe a couple of books and a pad wouldn't go amiss either...

I've bagged my spot early - only one other tenant beat me to it! The other desks will be filling up over the next month or so. I've a really good feeling about this and am looking forward to a more structured and more inspiring workplace as Fleet gets off the ground.


Say Hello to new tee's. Moshi Moshi!

February 21, 2011
A new design is now available to buy at Cotton Foundry. The design features an old fashioned telephone character which answers... well... itself in Japanese, which is of course "Moshi moshi" or
"もしもし" even.

Available in a handful of colours for both men and women. So go say "Hello!" to Moshi Moshi! now! :) From £21.00 (approx. €25.00, ¥2,830).

Moshi Moshi design
Moshi Moshi design on Cotton Foundry.