19th April 2013 0 comments
The Easton Arts Trail in June this year

We're happy to see that Spring is finally blossoming and Bristol has a whole season of outdoor festivals and events to look forward to over the coming months, including an outdoor theatre piece, 'The Ithaca Axis', which takes place in secret locations across the city starting next week. Main events such as Bristol Harbour Festival, the Balloon Fiesta, Gromit Unleashed and various art trails around creative suburbs of the city will all be featuring in this year's line up throughout the summer.

This week at GWS we enjoyed the Bristol Business Network lunch and have had we've started work for Kents Direct and Rent2Rent, the expert in lettings and passive income for landlords.

Businesses using Social media

Facebook's latest controversial development involves charges for sending messages to those who are not already connected as 'friends'. Facebook has also introduced 'chat heads' for iPhone and iPad users, with floating faces to represent current conversations. 

Resources for small businesses using social media include

HAPIfork design

One effective way to connect with on-line users is through video; here are some useful apps to help your planning of this - Vine, Viddy and Videolicious

For those on Adwords, here's an interesting alternative under Bing, which unlike Google, isn't making similar updates for campaigns across various devices.

Art, Design & Technology

For anyone who grabs a bite to eat whilst in front of a screen, this new plug in fork can tell how fast you're eating and create a buzzing to encourage mindful mouthfuls.

Keyboard sofa design by ZO_loft

We were impressed by this underground robotic crane system for selecting and retrieving  books in a

The robotic dragonfly by Festo

Some designs that caught our eye this week include this comfy qwerty keyboard sofa with adjustable keys and the Blandito flexible seating concept which can be folded into a pitta style seat! 

We also liked the look of this flying dragonfly robot which can fly and hover.

This illustrated chart shows the evolution of video game controllers and makes for an interesting design- how many devices do you recognise? 

We were also struck by this black and white photography series.

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