Author Archives: Chungaiz

The Constraint of Examples

(From Contagious’ Georgia Malden) Dr Anna Abraham (reader in psychology at Leeds Beckett University in the UK) discussed a bias that she called ‘the constraint of examples’. This is the notion that if you show people examples that are very salient to the problem at hand it imposes huge limitations on their ability to generate […]

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Topshop 2014-15

Or what I have done on this past year… Won some awards: Topshop x Instagram, London Fashion Week SS15. Topshop’s positioning is “democratisation of fashion”; all very well ten years ago, but digital and has truly overtaken – or allowed – that positioning to come to life. We partnered with Instagram and every hash-tagged image […]

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Middle East and North African Dubstep, Metal, Two-Step and Ambient

Essential listening and passionate writing from The Quietus, on The Guardian for the Playlist series. Learning a lot, and definitely getting my head-nod on to this. https://soundcloud.com/dummymag/dummy-mix-205-mumdance    

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Google Maps – You’re a Wreck!!!

Google Maps still has the ability to surprise and reward those who are prepared to explore – above ground or underwater. That’s great web-design, content and conversation strategy. A literal “deep dive” for the seriously engaged. See what (and who!) you can find by clicking this link https://www.google.com/maps?ll=26.551294,-82.624532&spn=0.18,0.3&cbll=26.551294,-82.624532&layer=c&panoid=OfNKVnUILnUAAAGuvUsr7A&cbp=,91.29,,0,-0.0&output=classic

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Hungry? In Shanghai? Read this!

Chinese, Russian and Ethiopian restaurants have been reviewed by me on another site that I write for, The Trainee Chef. More to come from this new venture! Read my review below of the best “Chinese” restaurants in Shanghai, or click the link

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Hungry? Read this! (Samarqand)

Chinese, Russian and Ethiopian restaurants have been reviewed by me on another site that I write for, The Trainee Chef. More to come from this new venture! Read them below, or click the link for Samarqand.

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Youth Subcultures: What Are They Now?

Seapunks, Psychobillies, Haul Girls, Chav Hipster, Bronies, Normcore, and more. Today’s youth movements are a little more blurred, surprising, fast-changing, knowing and irony-fuelled than they were yesterday. Alexis Petridis at The Guardian has a go at trying to label the unlabellable. Read below, or click here.

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Generation whY. As in: Why Can’t I Have It All, Now?

From The Guardian’s Pass Notes series: In a nutshell, baby boomers are wealthy and selfish. Generation Xers are disappointed and cynical. And millennials – that’s you – are whiny and entitled. You want the latest phone and you want the best job, even if you haven’t earned it. You think you’re special, even though it’s painfully obvious to […]

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Best Actress Ever

Matthew Frost has directed a series of knowing, funny, observational and in some places insightful films, for Vogue and others. About celebrity, beauty, fashion, fragility, absurdity, irony and the arts. Here are some of them: FASHION FILM from Matthew Frost on Vimeo. BEST ACTRESS OF ALL TIME from Matthew Frost on Vimeo. SLOW MOTION from […]

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Physical Retail Matters More Than E-Commerce, in a Digital World

Business of Fashion published an Op Ed by Ari Bloom of A2B Ventures on the importance of physical retail vs e-commerce, despite us being in a digital age. …While Emarketer predicts that e-commerce in the apparel and accessories market will grow at an astounding 17.2 percent annually between now and 2017, one would be hard-pressed to find […]

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