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If braving the elements is character building, then this winter looks set to make whole new people of us all. A month of fond farewells and new arrivals has also shiveringly boasted Brisbane’s coldest June day on record – meaning we’re rugging up warm and racking up the hot drinks as we try to keep the feeling in our toes. Here’s what else we’ve been doing to keep the cold at bay…
Making the mercury rise this month is the start of our work with Shooii – the next big thing in online retail and, as the moniker suggests, all about the footwear. With tons of knowledge in both our space and their own (and super great people to boot), Shooii is a veritable hotbed of innovation, passion and service. With these shared values in mind, we’re working with the team on a digital platform to redefine the online shopping experience. We’re now looking for School of Big Thinking Interns to come onboard, with the potential to continue working with Shooii, post-launch. If you’re a graphic designer, photographer, comms guru or web developer keen to be part of a footwear revolution, drop us a line today.
Paying off my credit card, so it’s ready and raring to be used again.
My girlfriend makes me happy – oh and comedy movies.
When I’m contemplating, creating or collaborating.
What makes me happy is being surrounded by people getting stuck into something they love and making a difference to their friends, family, colleagues, society and the world we live in. I know that’s very corny… I also like it when bottle shops discount Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz below $25, so I can enjoy my once-per-quarter experience of half-decent vino.
They say ‘money can’t buy you happiness’, but I beg to differ. Money bought me a trip to New York and I was VERY happy.
Bikes. We ride them. We collect them. We accessorise them. And now we can hang them, and have a place to store our other worldly possessions too. Most great ideas spring from necessity – a throwaway comment never truer than when Chris Brigham designed the Bike Shelf. Aiming to create a piece that would keep his bike off the floor but didn’t look like it belonged in the garage, he achieved a perfect fusion of form and function. (via .W)
“Masked as a truce, she offers a ceasefire,
Suspicious lies are on sale, and he’s the sole buyer.”
Busta Ligaments Vs J.Ho ‘The Imagined Rapper’ (AKA Carl Vs Joyce) See Full Rhyme War
Our animated animators. Photo by Alex Naghavi
So long, farewell June sees us saying a very sad goodbye to our account
director Nicola, who’s heading back to her native Scotland. A much-loved member
of the JM family for two years, we’ll all miss her hugely. // Oh hai! Softening the
blow of Nicola leaving are two shiny new JM recruits – general manager Carl, and
intern/MITN project officer Jean, are very welcome additions to the Sub. // Ice ice
baby Today (26 June) is your last chance to embrace the cold and unleash your
inner Torville and Dean at The Australian Winter Festival’s ice rink. Get your skates
on. // Ooh la la Direct from Paris, Surrealism – the Poetry of Dreams is at Goma
now until 2 October.