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Category Archives: Polystyrene Uses

A Dragons’ Den appearance is the easy part

Facing the cameras and pitching your ideas to the ‘Dragons’ must be quite an unnerving experience, particularly if you haven’t practised your presentation or if you’re unsure of your figures. However, the business people and entrepreneurs that appear on the programme face even bigger challenges in getting their businesses up and running. Sometimes that challenge [...]

Shaved to perfection

“It started with a simple tweet…” That is precisely how this story starts, if anybody still doubts the power of social media. Will King, the founder of The King of Shaves company, was a guest speaker at the Content is King Conference held in the RDS in November of last year. He had enquired about [...]

An open book telling a ‘Brilliant’ story

‘Brilliant,’ by Roddy Doyle is a fun and uplifting story about banishing the depression over Dublin and getting the city’s funny bone back. This short story is very appropriate for the times we live in and was used as the inspiration for the Parade to honour Dublin’s designation as UNESCO City of Literature.  Community groups, [...]

We all make mistakes, don’t we?

I haven’t met a person yet who hasn’t made a mistake, whether in business, or on a personal level. Some mistakes are ones that were extremely embarrassing, and you wished the ground had swallowed you up. Others involved following a hunch, convinced that you were right but for one reason or another, it didn’t work [...]

“Rock and Roll, Baby” Recycled!

Regular readers of this blog may remember a post about signs that we created for the Irish rock groups, the delorentos and The Frames. The two bands used their Styrofoam signs in different ways, but we were delighted to see that the delorentos kept hold of their giant polystyrene 3D letters. They have reused and [...]

Raising the bar

I think that we do quirky, unusual and eye-catching quite well with the 3D designs and props that we create for the marketing and advertising industries. But yes, you can always learn more. You can improve systems and fine-tune techniques, but sometimes you need to step further away, take a wider view, and maybe do [...]

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 [...]