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Going Places with a Facebook Icon

There’s an app for this and an app for that, in our house there’s even a napp, my wife not quite hearing “an app” from a quick-talking friend. An app, or application, is a program designed to run on your mobile device, usually a mobile phone. With most modern phones having GPS capabilities, some of [...]

Rock ‘n’ Roll, Baby

Yeah! Rock ‘n’ roll. The county of Louth may be small, but we do have The Tidiest Town in Ireland, the unluckiest GAA County Football Team, and it’s home to the world-famous The Corrs, our own home-grown rock band. Well, we are now following in their footsteps… not quite, but our 3D polystyrene signs are [...]

Time to face up to Facebook

It has taken a little while but we finally have a page on Facebook. The staff at Channelship, a web agency based in Dublin and London, made a video with ideas how we could use social media to market our company. They have helped us to realise that the projects that we work on are [...]

Our reception is out of this world

With the imminent launch of the latest Apple iPhone4 onto the Irish market and amidst rumours of poor reception and phone calls being dropped, we thought we would instigate our own study before we released our new iFoam4 mobile phone prop. We made a decision to forgo the engineering experimentation in our R&D workshops and [...]

Keeping afloat

It’s Friday evening, it’s been a long, wet week, and we are all looking forward to spending some time at home with our family and friends. But spare a thought for the Cuban man who constructed this boat to enable him to flee to the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents discovered him [...]

Slowly going MAD

I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that we are going mad, mad, mad. It’s nothing to do with the 12 week recess of our government, or the on going banking crisis and NAMA repercussions. No, we are going chocolate mad, even the land is turning to chocolate… It is, if you believe the new [...]

Back to the drawing board

The first spark of an idea or that sudden light-bulb moment usually involves scribbling a sketch and writing it down somewhere. Whether it’s a creative drawing or inventive concept we like to put pen to paper, to make sure we don’t loose the train of thought. This is the the beginning of design and many [...]

For the Want of a Tree Surgeon

OK, where am I going with this? It looks like it’s going to be a be a heck of a leap from expanded polystyrene foam to a tree surgeon, but there is a link, a video and hopefully a bit of a story too. I’d better get started… Weedle is an online service that allows [...]

Bottling it

Some people are afraid of it, some are just ignorant of it and others want to measure it … Social Media. Whether it’s blogging, Facebook or Twitter, there are various way to publish, inform and communicate to your friends, your customers and to the world, about absolutely everything and anything. It does sound quite intimidating, [...]

iFoam Football

With the World cup fast approaching, there will be many Irish football fans wondering what they can do to pass the time after their dreams of a World Cup trip to South Africa were scuppered by the hand of  Thierry Henry (boo, hiss). Yes, they will watch the world cup matches and wonder whether they [...]