Archive | December 2014

A letter from Sophie

Hey guys,

I hope everyone is knuckling into the Christmas festivities. This will be the last post of the year so Merry Christmas everyone!

Have an enjoyable last week of the year (omg!) and I’ll see you back here in the new year!

-S. 

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Aeroplace Decor

Aeroplane Decor Aircraft manufacturer Boeing have recently put up plane parts for sale which have been converted to home friendly furniture. If you want to add some business class sofas to your living room, have your very own beverage trolley, an engine blade sculpture, some plane windows for your bedroom or you just want to […]

Police Officer’s Gift

Police Officers’ gift

Police officers in Lowell Michigan pulled over commuters for minor traffic infringements and in the process asked what they’d like for Christmas. With the help of their own elves, these presents were presented to the unsuspecting public.

Have a good weekend!

-S.

Cereal Killer Cafe

Cereal Killer Cafe Put this on your bucket list, newly opened Cereal Killer Cafe is located at 139 Brick Lane, London. With around 120 different cereals from around the world and 30 different milk options, you can now have breakfast for every meal. -S.

Paper Scarf

Paper Scarf Sick of your ordinary cashmere, cotton or silk scarves? How about a paper scarf by Hong Kong based design studio Little Factory? You are free to write on it (as you would on paper) and oil based writing materials are recommended to prevent it washing off. The scarf is made from 100% Tyvek, […]

A letter from Sophie

I went to a talk from The Minimalists earlier last month. It’s a (could you say a lifestyle?) choice that I’m still thinking about and is still ongoing.

I came across this article recently which focuses on another aspect of minimalism. That the most successful people (by definition in this article as people who have contributed greatly to our everyday lives by what they have created or the power they weld and they go by the names of Obama, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Einstein) wear the same thing most days.

The science of simplicity. There is actually something called decision fatigue which is a real psychological condition where a person’s productivity decreases due to being mentally exhausted from having to make irrelevant decisions.

“ Our life is frittered away by detail

.…Simply, simplify”- Henry David Thoreau

Just some food for thought.

Have a great weekend guys.

-S.

24 People, 24 Hours, 24 Communities

24 people. 24 hours. 24 communities

Rolling with the theme of giving at Christmas time, Toronto based TD Bank gave $30,000 USD to 24 people and told them they had 24 hours to make a difference. TD Bank picked their 24 people based on random interviewing in branches or employee nominations.

People other than the rich and famous can make a difference too.

-S.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas Christmas will soon be on our doorsteps and if you’re struggling for gift ideas, look no further, Sophie is here to help. Eco-friendly gifts: The guys over at inhabitat.com have put together a page full of eco-friendly gift ideas of varying prices. Charity gifts*: Aside from being able to buy charity Christmas […]

Take a Seat, Make a friend

Take A Seat, Make A Friend.

Another genius idea by SoulPancake on youtube. Set up a ball pit and get strangers to take a seat and then get the conversation rolling by question prompts on balls all on life’s big questions. First question up is to share 3 things on your bucket list.

The couple finding out that they share some form of dentures? Too cute.

There’s something endearing about watching adults in a ball pit and to remember that everyone has an interesting story.

Have a great weekend guys!

-S.

Christmas Suit

The Christmas Suit This post will seem out of character on this blog but as Christmas is my favourite time of the year, you’ll just need to put up with me for the next month or so. For those of you who have received ugly Christmas sweaters, you may need to hold onto your socks […]