Lady Lemur’s Awesome Emporium

I have an iPad case. It is awesome.

So, @LadyLemur made me an iPad case...

Seriously.

Not a week goes by without someone passing comment about it in some way, shape or form. AND I LOVE IT. I’m not one to follow the crowd you see. I like things to be different (this too will also explain my iPad’s Joker-themed back decal as well as its sustainable African bubinga wood cover – I know there’s a word for this, but I don’t care).

Anyway, my point is, I used to know a girl called Roger and many moons ago we used to write a comedy blog together, and it was fun. However, times change, and it would seem, names do too.

These days Roger goes by the new mantle of ‘Lady Lemur‘ and while her blogging prowess has not ceased, her sewing and darning skills have grown immensely. So much so that what started off as a mere folksy-based hobby, is now a fully-fledged part-time job.

Lady Lemur’s Awesome Emporium is a place where you can purchase all sorts of geeky, material-based covers. From iPads to iPhones and everything in-between (read: kindles), Lady Lemur can cater for you all. Word has it she also makes handbags, but I wouldn’t know much about that.

Basically, what I’m trying to say is, if you have a piece of tech that needs a geeky cover – Lady Lemur’s Awesome Emporium is where you should be headed.

She rules.

Good QR code usage shocker!

Last night, while wondering the streets of Soho, I passed this colourful boarding on Lexington St –

Genuinely good use of QR code shocker

No other branding or logos exist on the boarding, just multiple shades/shapes of green and of course, the fish. However, instead of eyes, the fish have QR codes!

Huzzah!

Give them a quick scan aaaaaaand… what?

It took me to a [mobile optimised] webpage for Yoobi Soho, a new sushi bar coming soon.

 However, the cool thing wasthat not only rewarded my curiosity with an invitation to the free opening party of the establishment in question, but also the offer of a free sushi roll at any time during the first week of said opening.

Why is this cool?

  1. Key sentence from the above: no other branding or logos exist on the boarding. QR codes, by their very nature (and if used correctly) are esoteric and alluring. By NOT putting anything else up on the screens, I’m intrigued.. I’m enticed to GO THROUGH THE DOOR as it were, of the QR code. What is it? What’s it hiding? What happens when I click?

  2. The rewarding of curiosity. The celebration of your captivation. The entertainment given from exploration. This is QR done right and this is QR done WELL. Better yet, it’s building advocacy.

 

Well done Yoobi, I salute you.

 

Speaking Freely – Shopping List

“This is my shopping list so I can read it later. Vine tomatoes, whole juicy cucumber, iceberg lettuce, two lemons, lots of fresh mince, need some red peppers, some kidney beans, some vegetarian mince I think. And some herbs. Some eggs. Thank you, bye.”


spoken through SpinVox

Nokia’s New Flagship Store – London

Alright folks,

Happened to be passing through London town yesterday and, whilst I was Jaikuing away, my new friend Steve from S60Blogger requested some photos of the BRAND NEW Nokia Flagship Store on Regent Street…

These I took and, after eventually uploading them to my Flickr (via ShoZu – my new favourite app) for the world to see, I thought I’d post some here… see below


WOOP WOOP!

And also, to show that there’s no favouritism, I also followed through on Stefan from Intomobile‘s request for a QIK video tour too!

Big love to Ricky Cadden, Symbian-Guru, who reported on these FIRST over at SMS Text News and then again over at Symbian Guru.

Top Bombin’ Chap!

Last Minute Welly Dash!

I wait in ALL morning for my Wellies to arrive.. And guess what?!

They didn’t.

So my buddy Jana and I just missioned it into Kingston to get some.. The time at posting is 1424 – we gotta be on the coach in an hour. First we gotta navigate the Kingston one way system, get home, pick ;up my stuff..

Go to Jana’s, pickup her stuff..

And then and ONLY then can we head BACK into Kingston to catch the coach to Glasters!

MISSION!