How to Nail an Office Move with no Digital Disruptions

We spoke to Telco Solutions last week and were posed the question on how businesses can best deal with office moves without the disruptions.

The reality is that no businesses should ever suffer from this in this new day and age, as we have access to all the latest tools to assist us to always stay connected and productive.

For us, it’s about one single easy solution: book adhoc work spaces and work anywhere, anytime.

You can read our latest Ellyot POV here

Could you be the next European Design Awards winner?

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The EDA (European Design Awards), which has been running for 10 years, has begun to attract entries from over 34 countries now. The awards ceremony annually awards European designers for outstanding work in the design and communications space.

Last year saw Porto, a city which has had a flourishing graphic design culture for many years, and has survived a lot of political and economic upheaval since 2008. The city contains outstanding design schools like Esad, which also seen high calibre lecturers like Joost Grootens make appearance there. Along with this, Porto also has several medium-sized practices, including R2 a studio specialising in ‘graphic identity, editorial and environmental design’ and also Studio Andrew Howard another graphic design studio, all of which work across a variety of sectors.

From a design point of view, Porto contains many beautiful buildings making it the perfect venue for the EDA. Examples of this are the Porto cathedral, which dates back to 1146, the Edificio Vodafone and even the city hall, among many other classic and modern buildings that populate the city.

Back to the EDA, the gold award winners included a fish paste packaging designed by ‘Bedow’, a Swedish studio, ‘Creature of Habit’ by Netherlands based, ‘Ambassadors’ and the ‘Wales Nation Brand: Cymru Wales Sans’ by UK based ‘Smorgasbord’.

Attendees also saw the first sight of a new exhibition named ‘Design by Porto, Porto by Design’ which officially opened later in May 2017.

The exhibit featured 40 projects by 28 different students made for the City council in Porto over a span of four years. Collaborators on the project included R2, White Studio and Esad, along with many other graphic design studios.

To read more about the exhibition and the European design awards, check out: http://www.eyemagazine.com/blog/post/porto-reporto

The Workers’ Cafe – Hackney, London

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“There was this one time where we were too cool for Harry Styles of One Direction (or more likely the other way round). Back before we made sandwiches and all the other things we make now, we only sold soups that are made by an amazing French/Iranian chef. Anyway, Harry waltzed in with his mate and bluntly asked “Do you do food?” to which I replied affirmatively and offered him a sample. One of our customers, a friendly Scottish girl, saw he was hesitant and encouraged him to try the sample as she’d just had the soup and loved it. He mumbled something to his mate, declined just as bluntly as his introduction, and they left. After a short pause, the girl asked me, “…was that Harry Styles?” I said, “Yeah, I think it was.” and we both carried on with our evening. And that was that. I must say though, I was much more starstruck when the storyboard illustrator for my favourite cartoon The Amazing World of Gumball came in to try out our co-working space for the day! I’ll admit I fanboyed pretty hard that day.” (Mike, manager of The Workers’ Cafe)

The Workers’ Cafe is located in Hackney, London. As well as their fascinating, creative, professionals with diverse careers and backgrounds, they are the only place that offers the setting of a cosy, independent cafe with the purpose of a co-working space.

You can book this space with Ellyot. Download the app and check us out on ellyot.com/