Ideas Factory

Weekend Away

Not a big fan of the cold weather and snow, I decided to go on an Easter-ish holiday to the wonderful city of Oslo. And I know what you're thinking - freezing! But actually it was a glorious four days, blue skies and bright sun, with lots of beautiful, Scandinavian design and flair on show.

Located in the Oslofjord, Oslo is a charming city with lots to offer. Grünerløkka is the 'Shoreditch' of Oslo, offering well dressed youngsters sipping coffee in the sun, or enjoying a beer or two in a similar sunny patch. Other delights include; the Opera house, designed to look like a glacier, that you can walk to the top of from the outside, the Munch museum, celebrating all things scream-inducing, Viking ships and the Fram which famously sailed to the South Pole to name but a few. And very expensive beer. And very stylish clothes.

See below for the Rådhus (my favourite building), the view from the Opera house, and the Parliament building, proudly sporting a Norwegian flag.

London Marathon 2013

Julia will be running the London Marathon this year to raise money for Age UK, who support the UK's rising elderly population.

I've been watching Julia's training progress over the past few months and though she may rely on nurofen and coffee a bit too much these days, I'm sure she'll be there on the 21st of April, all guns blazing, ready to do her best. (With me cheering from the sides.)

For more information about Age UK and Julia's sponsor page please click here. Anything you can pledge would be greatly appreciated by her and all at Ideas Factory.

Welcome to The Simple Life

Not that we're ones to brag, but we're all very pleased and proud of one of the projects we have been working on for the past few months, which has just been launched.
The identity for Benham & Reeves is now up and running and neither we nor B&R could be happier.

See the full case study here!

One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

Ever eager to explore around London, I ventured to Kilburn to see a play in the Tricycle theatre. 'One Monkey Don't Stop No Show', set in 1970's Philadelphia, follows a middle class black family living in the suburbs, who have to reassess their values when a niece arrives from the South.

It's a hilarious, well written and acted play with a fabulous motown feel. It's on at the Tricycle till the 9th of February so if this sounds like something you'd like, then it's well worth a watch!

Click here for more details.

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone, and a Happy New Year to you all! We're back in the studio on full throttle with an exciting year ahead.

I hope you all had a great break. I managed to see some great things over the Christmas break, including 'Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union' at the Saatchi Gallery, parts of the Parthenon in the British Museum and the amazing Death exhibition at The Wellcome Collection. The Death exhibition is on till the 24th of February and is well worth a visit.

Here's to a good new year!