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Inspiring Stuff - The Movement Café

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th October 2012
Sometimes you don’t need a thousand words - like the saying goes, the pictures paint the story. Some of you may have seen these pictures already; however we just love The Movement Café, the pop up cafe that was built in 16 days to be ready in time for the Olympics this Summer. Based on the edge of an industrial estate in Greenwich, London, and the visual entry to a regeneration proje...
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Unusual Inventions - Bug-A-Salt

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th October 2012
So far, we have highlighted some unusual inventions - from the pet rock, the cardboard bicycle to the twitter hashtag, but we think this one might just trump the lot. Unusual in the sense that the creator was able to crowdfund over $577,000 recently on indiegogo and unusual, since you really do have to wonder how the devil this invention first came about! Bug-A-Salt is a salt loading gun that is ...
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by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2012
Inspiring and celebrating creativity in all its’ forms is pretty important to us here at Startacus and when we find people and places with a similar ethos, we’ve got to let you guys know about them too. Our latest discovery is the innovative and inspirational SparkTruck. The brainchild of a group of Stanford students, Spark Truck is “an educational build-mobile.” which has...
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by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th September 2012
It’d be relatively safe to say that nowadays we’re all quite familiar with the whole 5 a day concept. Supermarkets, food manufacturers and even fast food outlets love to declare that one product or another constitutes one of your required daily 5 a day. Whether we all actually adhere to their recommendations though...that’s a whole other thing. However, we recently came acro...
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Scanners Night

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th September 2012
Here at Startacus we love finding out about all sorts of interesting people, places and things and then of course letting you guys know all about them too. And the latest of these is the curiously named Scanners Night. For those of you who don’t know ( don’t worry, we didn’t either), a “Scanner” is a term coined by the American author Barbara Sher and describes s...
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Unusual Invention - the waterless Toilet **(coming soon)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th September 2012
When Bill Gates speaks, people generally listen. In a world where the developing world struggles to find fresh water to drink, there is a massive irony that we use fresh water to wash away our ‘c&*p’ when we use the toilet. So when Bill Gates (he’s a bit of a computer Wizard and Billionaire don’t you know) decided that he would pump a little of his own cash into trying...
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Technology Will Save Us!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2012
There can be no denying that we’re all living in a society pretty much obsessed by gadgets. Smartphones, tablets, eReaders, whatever - technology these days plays a bigger part in our lives than ever before. However, for many of us, the actual “working” of the technology remains a mystery. If something breaks, we’re pretty much lost. Compare that to days gone by when the ab...
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More tips from the pop up shop trade...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th September 2012
In week one, we considered the ‘philosophy of the pop up shop’. In week two, we asked some pop up shop traders that had been based at the Popup Britain shop to give us their view point and a flavour of their thoughts of the pop up shop experience. But like any good bunch of ‘sellers’ they were quite happy to chat! Krisi Smith from Bluebird Tea Co replied with a full bl...
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Unusual Inventions - The Invisible Bicycle helmet

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th September 2012
We do love the extraordinary here at Startacus. So when we first heard of the Invisable Bicycle Helmet we have to admit we were rather blown away. So the Invisable Bicycle Helment then? Yep, we know this one is hard to believe and if we’re being honest, it was only until the last 20 seconds of their promo video that I truly believed that this wasn’t a very early April Fool’...
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Taking inspiration from Byte Night

by: ~ 18th September 2012
Inspiring others is a key aspiration for Startacus. And whether it was by chance or fate, we are glad that we stumbled across Action for Children’s “Byte Night” promotion stand at a recent event. So we thought we would let you all know about it too - perhaps you can share a tweet or two about the event - in fact perhaps you could spare a night of your own time to raise money, or...
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It’s Upcycling (Furniture + Artists = Refound)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2012
People doing their own ‘thang’ is key to Startacus. So when we were told about Refound, bringing old furniture and artists together to create one off unique pieces of ‘artwork’ furniture, highlighting local artists and providing a platform for them to sell their work (oh and a pop up shop too), we couldn’t help but find out more. Talk about the Startacus spirit... thi...
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Startup Kitchen

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th September 2012
At Startacus we love to highlight and feature innovative and creative initiatives that are happening all over the world that inspire us and we hope will inspire some of you too. One such project is the Startup Kitchen programme which started earlier this year in Washington DC. The project is enabling a startup food entrepreneur to partner with a local restaurant and to temporarily operate their fo...
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