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Coffee shops

Matthew Hopkinson, Director at Local Data Source following the launch of their coffee shop report discussed the current market and coffee shop trends on the BBC news. The following points and observations are worth noting: Office spaces are squeezed and coffee shops...

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Thought for Today

"Create Vision Never believe anyone who says we cannot change. Vision is one of the secrets of personal transformation. We are all artists, our mind is the arena of creation and vision is what we are constantly creating. What is your vision of yourself today –...

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Energy Saving System

Chapman Ventilation is a specialist design and build ventilation and air conditioning company, working entirely in the leisure and fine dining sectors.  Recently they have created an energy saving operating system, which in broad terms does the following: Cuts...

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Design Object : Bird lamps

I love these lamps! They are groovy, colourful, happy and playful – who would not want them doted around a breakout space?! Happy days… They are supplied by SCP and come in all the colours shown. Thoughts... Are these lamps made from recyclable or recycled material?...

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Printer cartridges Re-fill and Re-use

According to hpprintercartridges.co.uk the following facts are true: If the empty cartridges that people throw away each year were stacked end to end they would be able to circle the earth – that’s over 38,400 kilometres! Printer Ink is dearer than Space Shuttle...

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Low-Carbon UK Threatened by Cuts

According to an article in The Times (Low-carbon UK threatened by cuts by Rebecca  O’Connor, 02.11.09) The CBI has warned that public spending cuts are driving down bids for construction projects to such  low levels that builders will be unable to meet the...

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Neverending Adhesive Tape Calendar for 2010

The V & A Museum shop is now selling a very practical callendar for 2010. They are adhesive tape calendars that can be stuck on wherever. These could be ideal for outdoor workspaces, workshops or busy customer facing areas as well as around the house! Is there a...

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Property Week article on Ska rating launch

Property Week published an article on the imminent launch of Ska rating. The article included a very simple explanation of Ska rating with the following: "Tim Robinson, RICS director with responsibility for selling the project to members, says the aim is to drive up...

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Digging by Edward Thomas

Digging by Edward Thomas To-day I think Only with scents, – scents dead leaves yield, And bracken, and wild carrot's seed, And the square mustard field; Odours that rise When the spade wounds the root of tree, Rose, currant, raspberry, or goutweed, Rhubarb or celery;...

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How to Design and Operate a ‘Green’ Office

How to Design and Operate a ‘Green’ office COP15, the anticipated UN’s Climate Change Conference held at Copenhagen is approaching, it is in fact only 41 days away… December 7th is the commencement and here www.en.cop15.dk you can find many more details on the...

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