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Mr + Mrs Fix it

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

via www.ifixit.com My phone is dying. The requiem has begun and I don’t know what to do. In this modern age of technology we become terribly attached to our gadgets, my phone has seen me through almost 4 years of my life that’s longer than most relationships i’ve been in). Most people would say it’s done a good innings, but when did we take this stance? When did anything over three years become a really good lifespan for a product? It seems sad to think that my HTC that has kept me in touch with... 

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SYD Workshop: Your Toolkit for Sustainable Consumption.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dear Readers I would like to offer you an exclusive invite you to a workshop I will personally be running while I am in Sydney this month. The workshop is titled: “Your Toolkit for Sustainable Consumption“. I am conducting this workshop as a part of the research for my Masters thesis project which I am doing at a Bauhaus based University in Germany. This research will help me to determine how your local councils can work together with you, the residents to make more sustainable future communities. The... 

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PECHA KUCHA Dessau – The A Bit Slow Story

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hey guys! If you’re in or around Berlin this Friday the 22nd of February be sure to stop by the PECHA KUCHA event in Dessau (1hr30 from Berlin-Hbf). It will be held at the Vor Ort Haus. Time for waffles, wine and standing ovations: in other words – it’s Pecha Kucha Time! INFO: Doors open: 19:00 – Start: 20:20 Entrance free! The first official Pecha Kucha Night #1 in the Bauhaus city of Dessau will take place on Friday 22nd of February at VorOrt-Laden. I will be speaking about the A Bit SLow... 

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Sustainable Fashion Feature: FRANFRANTOU

Friday, December 21, 2012

  Since moving to Berlin in mid October I’ve been keeping myself busy discovering the city. One of the great opportunities I’ve had since I’ve been here is the chance to work with French artist Aurélie Moigno, the incredibly talented founder of fashion and home accessories brand Franfrantou. I will keep you up to date with some of our projects and work in progress but for now let me introduce FRANFRANTOU! Founded in Belrin, Franfrantou is a home and fashion accessories brand entirely dedicated to... 

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DIY Home made Clay and a smurf snowman

Monday, December 10, 2012

If you were ever planning to make something with clay only to then realize that’s the one thing you forgot to buy, never fear there’s an easy way of making clay with some simple household items. Now there exist many recipes for home-made clay, I’m about to show you my way. Once you do it a few times you can even perfect the recipe to suit your specific need. You will need: 250g of plain flour 250g of table salt 250ml of water. *Basically equal parts of all. so you can make as much or as little as... 

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What is Slow?

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What is Slow?

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  The first things we get asked when we talk about A Bit Slow is What is Slow Design? So to explain we thought we’d share a quote with you from the founder of the Slow movement Carlo Petrini which sums it up perfectly.   The contrast should not be between slowness and speed – slow versus fast – but rather between attention and distraction; slowness, in fact, is not so much a question of duration as of an ability to distinguish and evaluate, with... Read More

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Slow Neighbourhood : Pocket Neighbourhoods

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There has been a monumental shift in how people are thinking about and re-imagining how they live, and how they want to live in their homes and in their communities. Pocket Neighbourhoods is relatively a new term introduced by the American architect Ross Chapin.

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DIY Home made Clay and a smurf snowman

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If you were ever planning to make something with clay only to then realize that’s the one thing you forgot to buy, never fear there’s an easy way of making clay with some simple household items. Now there exist many recipes for home-made clay, I’m about to show you my way. Once you do it [...]

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Sustainable Fashion Feature: FRANFRANTOU

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  Since moving to Berlin in mid October I’ve been keeping myself busy discovering the city. One of the great opportunities I’ve had since I’ve been here is the chance to work with French artist Aurélie Moigno, the incredibly talented founder of fashion and home accessories brand Franfrantou. I will keep you up to date with some of our projects and work in progress but for now [...]

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Mr + Mrs Fix it

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My phone is dying. The requiem has begun and I don’t know what to do. In this modern age of technology we become terribly attached to our gadgets, my phone has seen me through almost 4 years of my life that’s longer than most relationships i’ve been in). Most people would say it’s done a [...]

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