Month: April 2015

The Dulux Let’s Colour Awards Ceremony 2015

The Dulux Let’s Colour Awards is in its third year. The ceremony took place at London’s culinary landmark The Magazine Restaurant  on Monday evening (April 27th). Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, played host to the event. These awards were designed to celebrate and reward the most innovative uses of colour and design across the wide spectrum of Britain’s creative industries and events, and to recognise and praise the talent which makes the world a brighter place through colour. The Let’s Colour Awards 2015 judging panel, headed by Creative Director of Dulux, Marianne Shillingford included experts from the worlds of art, design, fashion and media. How it works • From the nomination list the panel compile a shortlist at the end of each year ready for the next edition of the awards • In the month leading up to the Dulux Let’s Colour Awards the British public and beyond are able to vote for the most memorable and colourful moment of the year WINNERS: Best Use of Colour in Homes & Interiors Raw-Edges Design Studio …

Shaken Udder – TSS Business of the Month for April 2015

  A food and drink categorized company features as a Business of the Month once again, and, as it is the time for outdoor events to take centre-stage we thought it apt to feature a business, which, in its infancy, were booking their retailing space at almost every UK main music event happening and were selling flavoured milkshakes in disposable cups with straws which went down a treat with thirsty festival goers; and continues to do the rounds today! The Shaken Udder festival unit is booked again for this summer’s festival calendar 2015, but what else has happened with the business in the between years exactly?     The business has grown to be much more than a refreshing drink geared for the party crowd alone. After some tweaking with the recipes and the business plan,  founders Andrew and Jodie (a husband and wife partnership) produce three flavours of bottled milk drinks (300ml): Vanilla (Vanillalicious), Chocolate (Chocolush), Banana (Top Banana), and Chocolate and Banana flavours appear again in the smaller carton packs for children (200ml) …

Crucial computer memory upgrades – A Review

Believing we will see improved performance of the office desktop a Sony Vaio VPCJ11M1E/B  by upgrading its computer memory, we set about putting the Crucial system scanning process and the Crucial memory upgrading to the test   So the Crucial website is on our screen (fig.1) and it is just one click of memory from the page bar (fig 2) we know our system specification and we could key this information straight in using the Advisor Tool on the left, after selecting the manufacturer from a drop down (in our case Sony) we can select the product line and the model of our PC. Nevertheless, let’s try the second option, the System Scanner Tool, to test its efficiency. TheT&Cs are there to agree (scanner software license agreement) once agreed, the download of the system scanner took just a few seconds after clicking the blue download button on the right (fig3) The results appeared on a new download screen with a unique Scanner ID at the top left. To the left hand side is information of …

AirTurn PED Hands-Free Controller – A Preview

      The Product: AirTurn PED Bluetooth SMART (for the foot control of your tablet or computer device) Developer – AirTurn Inc – The Netherlands – Manufactured in the US $69.00 (47.10 GBP) Compatibility: works with most Bluetooth SMART READY Equipped Tablets including iPad 3 and later, and Computers (Mac, PC) and iPhone 4S and later, Android 4.3 or later with Bluetooth 4. Note: A compatible app is required http://www.airturn.com/apps Mode: six available. PED-APP-Direct and HID (not all compatible apps will function in both modes) Size: measures 4 inches H (76mm) x 6 inches L (152mm) x less than 7 inches (18mm) D Suitable for hands free page turning while reading or controlling applications on a Bluetooth SMART READY device FIRST IMPRESSION(S) An assistive type of technology I see as being useful in foot controlling a tablet or computer, so that musicians specifically, can view/read or page turn sheet music, guitar tablature and song lyrics via an app on a Smart ready device, so that during music playing and/or live performances there needs to be …

Stage Review – A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

This is the second Arthur Miller play I have encountered, in this, the centenary year of his birth, and Holy Moses! It’s another dark one. This is a memory play from the mind of lawyer, Alfieri. Alfieri’s narration centres on the main character, Eddie Carbone, and he warns, early on, that life events around this man’s home life are destined to turn from bad to worse. It’s 1930’s New York on the poor side of the city. Eddie and his niece, Catherine (Katie), the ‘apple of his eye’, have come together in the small confines of his meagre kitchen to catch up with their daily events as they always do. We meet a man who is hardworking and well intentioned, and, like the age-old familiar, and being Katie’s guardian he’s fiercely protective, but Katie is 17 now and so she’s not so little anymore! Wife Bea’s family cousins, Marco and Rodolpho come for work on the docks, and to stay, and they are welcomed into the tight-knit Italian immigrant community; one that you can see …

Book Review – Death’s Realm. An Anthology by Grey Matter Press

Paperback: 316 pages Publisher: Grey Matter Press (3 Dec. 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1940658330 ISBN-13: 978-1940658339 Kindle Edition £2.68 Available in Paperback OVERVIEW 16 authors contribute short stories that fall under the umbrella of Thriller/Horror or somewhere between the two. The subject of each story is ‘DEATH’ – Violence, Blood (in varying condition and quantity), and Gore, features high in this context. Ghosts too, mainly vengeful ones, is the specialism in most cases. There is common link and approach taken to comply with the required structure, and so the cutting edge element is forever present for that reason. Some stories have the quality edge over others but the writing is skilfully clever and imaginative every time. A short bio follows each story which profiles the authors in a few short paragraphs. CONTENT 1. Omniscope by Rhodes Brazos – Short Story is of the ‘trapping’ of victim(s) Writing: well written – Brazos adopts a simplicity that really works in this short story format Death: portrayed in terms of undergoing scientific experimentation (of sorts) 2. Some Other …