Archive forJuly, 2008

Mobile Geeks of London

July 31st, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
It's been a busy few days for us at the LG Blog as we've been giving the site a bit of a redesign and test - not much different but we've made the site a bit more useful and interesting: we now link to our Twitter, Flickr and YouTube profiles as well as the international versions of the blog (see the flags on the right). We hope you like the new bits and if there are any bugs then let us know. Anyway, normal service has now resumed and this is just a quick post to let you know that after...
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New opportunities for designers

July 30th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
I noticed today that ASOS have extended their Independent Designer collection again: we're proud to announce the addition of four brand new labels to the Laden Showroom section of the site. Sourced and stocked by Adele Laden in the east London store bearing her name, and in turn put online by our good selves, the latest additions are Woona (featuring ra-ra frills and bright colours a-plenty), Ria Roberts (cute Liberty-esque prints), Ducie (fab embellishments, as seen below) and Shazia Saleem (lots of deliciously dark pieces perfect for next season). And Dezeen have teamed up with Tent London to offer newly graduated (BA...
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LG Style Icon: this weekend it’s Edinburgh’s turn!

July 25th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Last week Sheffield, this week Edinburgh - the LG Style Icon contest's tour of the UK continues! This weekend it's the seventh roadshow event. LG will be hosting an open-call photo-shoot at The Gyle shopping centre from 10am on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July. Any budding models in Manchester - let preparations commence, it's your turn next week, don’t miss it! For more information about the competition, check out the official LG StyleIcon...
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LG Secret: Reviews from round the blogs

July 24th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Some of the UK's top gadget blogs have been reviewing the LG Secret for us and we're really pleased to see the reaction from some of the experts out there - it means you don't have to just take our word for it about the phone. Daniel at Product Reviews gave the phone a detailed unboxing and went on to rave about the M-Toy, shooting a video of all the different games on it: Simon of Zath! focuses on the phone's toughness and a couple of quirks aside, it looks like he enjoyed it a lot too: Tempered Glass Screen – this looks...
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Head for the beach!

July 23rd, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Apparently we're having another 'mini-heatwave' today and tomorrow before the traditional British summer returns with the rain on Friday so make way to the beach to enjoy it now, if you can. While you're there, try being a bit more ambitious than the usual sand castle or sunbathing with a book - take these guys as your inspiration: It's the world's first ever sand hotel, down in Dorset and is accepting its first guests for £10 a night. It took 1,000 tonnes of sand, a JCB and a team of four sculptors working 14 hours a day for a week to build...
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Credit where it’s due for Land Girls and Jills today

July 23rd, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Today 50 'Land Girls' and 'Lumber Jills', representing the surviving members of the Women's Land Army and Women's Timber Corps, will go to 10 Downing Street for a formal ceremony attended by Gordon Brown where they will be presented with their badges. Hilda Gibson, a wartime Land Girl said: “To serve one’s country in its greatest hour of need, in whatever capacity, for me remains memorable. To receive an award honouring the wartime work of the Women’s Land Army is a powerful and touching recognition.” Hilda wrote a poem about her land girl experiences which you can read here There are also regional events...
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Here to help…

July 21st, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Ever wanted to know how to make a 17' Tall cardboard Gandhi? No..? Me neither, truth be told, but I love that The Instructables thought we might and decided to share the know-how. It's billed as 'the world's biggest show and tell' (a description which could well be applied to the internet as a whole if you ask me!) the Instructables will help you learn how to make your own handpuppets, playdough or rock guitar mods, create a Sweeney Todd-inspired dress or even make a Boombox for your iPod out of old tupperware! And if none of that helps you then here's a...
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LG Style Icon: this weekend it’s Sheffield’s turn!

July 18th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Last week, Solihull this week Sheffield - the LG Style Icon contest is brought to you by the letter S..! This weekend we’re heading to MeadowHall for the sixth of our roadshow events. LG will be hosting an open-call photo-shoot at the shopping centre from 10am on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July. Any budding models in Scotland - let preparations commence, the roadshow hits Edinburgh next week, don’t miss it! For more information about the competition, check out the official LG StyleIcon...
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Things email has taught me this week

July 18th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
It's been one of those weeks for receiving forward emails of record breakers, unexplained images and very cool links - unusual because most weeks its just unexplained images and unexplainable links… Anyway, I've saved them all up for you, for a weekend treat (or an easy Friday morning blog post if you're cynical) Hope you aren't on the same forward list as me and at least one of these is new for you! 1) Brian Chan does amazing origami! The Carp is my favourite: 2) You can now play NES games in Firefox thanks to the nifty Spanish FirNes widget! (Page translated by...
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In defense of our architects

July 17th, 2008 by LG Blog UK
 
Yesterday Jonathan Glancey defended Zaha Hadid and the team working on the 2012 Olympics Aquatic Centre. I'm sure the free papers would describe it as him hitting back or lashing out at the accusations that rising costs on the beautiful Centre. Personally I think he's just talking sense - although regular readers will know I'm a fan of Ms Hadid so I could always be biased! It is the architectural high note of the Olympic build in my mind and I think it would be a tragedy if the costs and controversies surrounding the larger project overshadowed the building. Hadid seems...
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