Eat Popcorn. Live Longer. Be Happier
It is official - Popcorn is really, really good for you: way healthier than fruit, vegetables, chocolate, chips and even bacon. We knew it all along of course and have been pushing amazing popcorn like this to the cool kids for ages now. Exercise? Pah. We’d rather spend an evening eating shedloads of popcorn and watching Eastenders / Corrie / Hollyoaks. Good luck to those misguided gym...
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Symphony No. 9 (Dvořák)
Swiss Geek Army Knife doesn't cut it
This outlandish pocket tool (and let’s face it - fictional) device might well include a lightsabre, some sort of ‘Hammer of Thor’ and (we think) He Man’s Power Sword [via Fashionably Geek]. But it still doesn’t ‘cut it’ (sorry) when put up against our own Giant Swiss Army Knife. In the words of the great Dundee himself; That’s not a knife,...
Twitter is so old fashioned
This fascinating piece of kit, inspired by the late Nineteenth Century ticker tape machines prints a tape feed of your tweets or mentions on Twitter. All you do is connect the Twittertape Machine to the Internet via an ethernet cable and it’ll automatically check and pump out new tweets every 30 seconds. As well as having a printed record of your fascinating musings you can also...
Ring of Fire
This is one hell of a Fire Pit and should satisfy the cravings of arsonists the world over. All together now, “We Didn’t Start the Fire….” [via Fire Pit Art via Uncrate]
“You guys are the heroes of the Internet.” Emily - March ‘12
If IKEA did Star Wars
The Firebox 'Nature' Instagram Competition
Congratulations goes to the winner of the #fireboxwinterinstagram competition: more details of the winning entry, and the honourary mentions are here. The competition was so popular we’ve decided to follow it up with another one, launching today. The topic for our next Instagram competition is ‘nature’. Think pretty birds, daffodils, animals frollicking in the woods; anything...
Winter Instagram Competition; we have a winner!
We’re delighted to announce the winner for our #fireboxwinterinstagram competition! The winning photo, pictured above was submitted by Instagram user Sergey who wins a £100 Firebox gift voucher. Congratulations Sergy. We had over 300 fantastic entries for the competition so it was really tough for us to pick a winner. Honourary mentions are due for the ‘best of rest’ and are...
“THANK YOU FIREBOX. Just amazing customer service that restores the customer’s faith in commerce.” Sarah - Feb ‘12
RIP Ralf McQuarrie
Legendary movie artist Ralf McQuarrie has died, aged 82. McQuarrie designed many of the iconic characters and sets in the original Star Wars trilogy including Darth Vadar, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO and the desert planet Tatooine. He also worked on many Steven Spielberg films, winning an Oscar for Visual Effects in Cocoon. A statement on his website reads “His influence on design will be felt...
Firebox 'Hearts' Instagram (and so do 25 million...
These are a selection of our ‘personalised posters’ at Firebox HQ (and yes, that is a birdhouse at the top). The two bigger ones are Instagram Posters which we launched recently and are (if we say so ourselves) totally awesome. Instagram is totally awesome and we’re not the only ones who think so. The photo sharing network now has over 25 million users and we think every...