Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We love our Nanna

It's a proven scientific fact that nannas are the most resourceful and intelligent people on earth. These freaks of nature are part of a super breed of humans who can make, fix, mend, grow or bake anything they choose.

In a world where consumerism rules and wasteful living is an afterthought to convenience, a couple of inspired Australians have created 'Nanna Techonology'. This online resource paves the way for a better future by channeling nanna skills and applying them in a modern day setting.

Nanna Techonology draws from lessons learnt in simpler times like growing your own food, sewing to repair clothes, and saving and reusing household items.

It sounds simple, but it works.

The blog relies on reader ideas and contributions so give your nanna a call for some tips and get cracking!


Friday, September 4, 2009

Oblong + Sons + Daughters

In the immortal words of Sister Sledge, “We are family. I got all my sisters with me. We are family. Get up ev'rybody and sing.”

Yes, Sister Sledge, we are family and we do like to get up and sing here at Oblong. We are a family bound not by blood but rather by a burning desire to design stuff and be creative.

Our little Oblong family has changed shape lately as we said 'bon voyage' to designer Thom Stuart as he sailed off to old London town and 'bongiorno' to Emma Harrison.

Emma is not Italian, but she is a talented designer. Up until recently she was an actor plying her trade in Sydney, until one day she realised that graphic design was the best profession in the world. So she changed careers accordingly.

Emma won’t just be limiting her talents to design, she will also be liaising between Oblong and our clients to make sure everyone is happy.

Thanks for the memories Thom, and welcome to Oblong Emma.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The guilt filter

As you are probably aware by now if you've read a few of our posts, Oblong likes smart ideas which are good for the environment, and conversely, dislikes dumb ideas which are bad for the environment.

Scientific terminology aside, how good is this smart idea which is good for the environment!

It's called 321 Water and it's an extremely viable alternative to the evils of bottled "spring" water (see a couple of posts down for more on the evils of bottled water).

But it's just tap water in a container I hear you say? Kind of, but you filter out the impurities through a cool plunger mechanism which means you never have to buy bottled water again! It'll pay for itself after just one week!

And if you purchase them directly off their website, you get a handy little discount.

Do something great for yourself, and the environment with 321 Water.