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...
It's Snow Joke
It’s really snowy in the UK, it’s really snowy in many European ski resorts (best in 40 years apparently) and snowboard genius Shaun White has just scored the first ever ‘Perfect 100’ in the Winter X Games. What better opportunity than to plug one of our favourite ‘snow products’. We love our products and sometimes have to go that extra mile in really understanding how they work. That’s why Buying...
Introducing our new employee
We read today that Uggie the dog, Hollywood star of Oscar nominated The Artist, is being retired citing ‘long hours and tiredness’ as reasons for his retreat from the silver screen. We’re not impressed. We’d like to formally introduce Max, our new canine addition to the management team. He might look the same as Uggie but he is made of stronger stuff. Results focused? Check. Implementing long...
Lego Man in Space Canadian students send Lego Man into space. Why? Just to see if they could. Guys, Firebox salutes you.
It was the Toy Fair this week – the UK’s go to event for everyone who works with toys (obvs!). Starting way back in 1954 the show featured Sooty, arguably the UK’s most famous hand puppet, and Scrabble – an instant Christmas hit. And, since then the show has launched some of the world’s best toys including Hula Hoop, Lego, Monopoly, Sindy, Rubix Cube and Tamagotchi. They were all fairly popular...
I ordered a solar charger to be delivered to Afganistan; when my box arrived I was happy anyway but opened it to find a small packet of sweets. Its strange how much something so small can make you smile. Thanks a lot - great boost to my morale!” C. Borrowdale - Jan ‘12
We love National Popcorn Day
Not a lot of people know this, but last Thursday was National Popcorn Day. Did you know that? We only found out last Wednesday. It’s a bit weird as National Popcorn Month is apparently in October. Are they connected? And when did it start? Why did it start? Is there any documentation that confirms it as being ‘officially’ a national day? Enough with the trivial questions. Being popcorn fans, we...