Mobile World Congress: Cutting edge technology,...
Barcelona’s annual Mobile World Congress is a mecca for smartphone and tablet fans and this year was no exception with a raft of exciting, shiny new gizmos announced. Apple managed to (almost) steal the show without even bothering to turn up by generating rumours, then headlines of an imminent iPad 3 launch. Google had a trick up it’s sleeve however: we hear the internet giant...
Sunday night is Oscar night!!!!! (Claps, swoons, air kisses, glamour, tears, awards, adverts etc.) So we caught up with our own resident ‘Oszkar’ in the office. He is now well prepared to survive another tedious Oscar night with a crate of Duff Beer which wins the first ever “Firebox Oszkar” for our best selling entertainment product of the year! “Yep, yep...
“The way you operate is like having a friend who sells stuff and delivers it. Your informal approach, friendly service and the fact that I am constantly updated by actual people, and not just an automated email” M. Edgeworth - Jan ‘12
Economies of Scale
In times of such economic gloom, it is up to the world’s finest minds to come up with groundbreaking, bold solutions that may get us out of this predicament. Fear not. The clever economics students in Lehigh University, Pennsyvania, US have answered the burning question that is on everyone’s lips: “How much would it cost to build the Death Star?”. We won’t reveal...
Chilli is hot. Yeah we get it
What is it with our fascination with chilli? Chilli is literally ‘so hot right now’ - and all over the news. “World’s hottest chilli leaves two in hospital” bleated the Telegraph last year. The ‘Infinity Chilli’, grown in Lincolnshire is reportedly even hotter than chilli used in hand grenades by the Indian military. (Did you even know hand grenades used...
Drive + Mario Kart + Mr Hipp = High Praise
We’re really loving illustrator Dan Hipp’s (AKA Mister Hipp) work who “maintains his zombie survival training by watching monster movies and coaching Water Polo in Southern California”. This Mario Kart / Drive combo is awesome.
Kanye West in Shoreditch???!!!
Wow. OMG. We’re all looking OUT OF OUR WINDOW….Is that Kanye West? Is that Jay Z? Is that Beyonce? Wooooo!! The kings of hop hop are apparently in Shoreditch RIGHT NOW. There are tonnes of hipsters mooching about so this must be true. This is why we love Shoreditch. [Via Londonist].
The Firebox team was at the annual Spring Fair in Birmingham this week searching for 2012’s most unique gifts. We bumped into our friend, author and genius product designer Sheridan Simove, aka Shed. Shed has designed numerous fantastic Firebox products, including the hilarious ‘Sound Machine’ and the book, ‘What Every Man Thinks About Apart from Sex’ which...
The Firebox Winter Instagram Competition
This week, we have launched our latest personalised product, the Instagram Poster. For those that haven’t heard of it, Instagram is an amazing way for iPhone users to take and share photos. It’s so awesome we’ve decided to run an Instagram ‘winter’ competition. It’s brass monkies out there, but this can sometimes make the most beautiful photo. So, we want you to submit your best ‘winter’ photos...
“You Sir, are a complete legend and I bow to your awesomeness *bow bow bow*” Kelly Bradford - Feb ‘12
Social media for 'donuts'
Are you struggling to understand which social media platform does what? Thanks to whoever put this poster together. Does this clear up any questions? (ED: Sorry but ‘donut’ is actually spelt ‘doughnut’ on this side of the pond...)
Be My Valentine cos’ I’m a big spender
Asda is now selling fantastic Valentine’s cards for 7p (a red envelope is included too). We suggest splashing out on ten cards; nothing like spreading your bets and 70p shouldn’t break the bank. If all ten cards fail to impress, why not enjoy a night in on your own with some Omega 3 Bird’s Eye Fish Fingers or a tin of Branston Baked Beans - both available for less than a quid from the value...
Duh-duh, duh-duh, da-duh-duh-duh BOO!
We’re big fans of legendary Channel 4 quiz show, ‘Countdown’ and guess what: Firebox was featured on today’s show. It was the winning seven letter word in the letters round and was beautifully described by Dictionary corners, Susie Dent: “In a steam engine, the firebox is the area where the fuel is burned, producing heat to boil the water in the boiler.” Well that may be, but… We think...
There have been whispers in the office that we’re being spied on by our jealous competitors for quite some time now. This photograph, taken today by one of our C.A.T (Covert Anti-Espionage Team) proves it. This guy was caught red handed, outside our window. Bear in mind that we’re on the sixth floor too, so this is impressive, daring stuff. We asked him to leave. He said he was...