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2016 heralds a new awaking. Moving past and forward into a conscious generation. A feeling of self preservation and well being that integrates into daily life. We have a lot to look forward to in 2016, keep posted for Goose’s thinking on this and Trend forecasting for AW2017.



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Goose’s Top 5 Things to Do for Winter

Drinking – Merchant House

 

Merchant House is a bar and tasting house that holds the largest collection of gin and rum in the city. It is tucked away down Dickinson’s lane behind the historic Bow Lane and is a stone’s throw away from the One New Change and St Paul’s.

The nearest tube is Mansion House and then it’s a short walk to the exterior of the building with an unassuming front double door that leads through to an empty desk in the hallway. Don’t be fooled – simply walk down the stairs to the right and immerse yourself into the soft lighting and extremely cosy, eclectic interiors. They have a beautifully researched and illustrated cocktail menu influenced by the travels of the British Empire. The staff that hold the tasting masterclasses are down to earth and amazing, letting you go off menu or tailoring the listed drinks to your tastes.

Goose can’t recommend this place enough for pre-dinner shenanigans or a work do leading to a messy night out.

http://www.merchanthouselondon.com/

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Shopping – Clippings/DesignJunction & The Design Museum

 

For those looking for something more leftfield and unique to give as gifts for Christmas, hours on the web need to be spent searching for something with a design edge. However, Clippings.com have joined forces with the Design Junction to open a pop up store in Seven Dials, Covent Garden, to provide a selection of festive stocking fillers, homewares and stationary by established and new brands such as Kaymet, Vitamin, Lovely Pigeon and BEDesign. Opens 5th of December 2015.

http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/pop-shop-opens-5-december/

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For design led accessories, ornaments, jewellery and gadgets visit the Design Museum next to Tower Bridge. Each purchase supports the museum which aims to inspire and enable people to understand the value of design as well as showcase the best creations in architecture, fashion, products and graphics.

http://designmuseumshop.com/collections/christmas/

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Eating  – Pedler, Peckham

 

Although good all year round, Pedler’s interior has a warm welcoming feel, created by low lighting and intimate (not cramped, mind) table seating arrangements that compliments the tasty comfort food on offer. It’s mainly modern European but has taken inspiration from multiple cultures, blending and balancing delicate flavours perfectly. Dishes include ‘Frizzle chicken with gravy mash, parmesan and attitude sauce’ and ‘Griddled squid, beetroot, salsify, pomegranate and lemon’. The cocktails are ace too with speciality gin versions made from the locally produced Little Bird brand.

http://www.pedlerpeckhamrye.com/

 

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Entertainment – Barrel and Forks Supper Club

 

Barrel and Forks is an immersive dining experience where the recent offering ‘One Night in Rovaniemi’, has been tailored to the Christmas party set and will offer, art performance, music, entertainment and food installations held in roomscapes built to tell a narrative.

It’s where we’ll be going for our work Christmas party!

Previous projects include a 19th Century grand ball with food tailored to the era and served by staff in costumes of the time and the ‘Unconventional Dinner’ where food is served in various tools like a shovel and wheelbarrow.

http://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/food-drink/one-night-in-rovaniemi

 

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More Entertainment – Flight Club

 

First it was bowling. Then it was ping-pong – followed by mini golf for a bit. But now, now my friends, is the time of the dart.

Flight Club, on Worship Street, is the latest venue to elevate a good old traditional pub past time into an uber cool night out. Following the successful tried and tested formula of tasty sharing fodder, cocktails and rustic-yet-modern members club interiors, the club offers you and up to 11 other mates a chance to battle it out for bullseye glory in cool surroundings ingesting crab mac croquettes and drinks called ‘Bus fare home’. Sessions are via bookings only, and are a popular Christmas work party choice, but hold in there – it’s worth the wait.

http://flightclubdarts.com/

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Meame – Bikewear Brand

Head down to the East London Design store on Wednesday 09th December for some festive celebrations and view the exciting new range from Meame.

Meame is a brand for the city cyclist. Classic styles with bespoke fabrications are integrated with reflective pinstripe detailing to offer safety and functionality for cyclists and a professional feel for the office.

Drinks and discounts will be on offer. Meame is one to watch…get involved.

http://eastlondondesignstore.com/

http://www.meame.co.uk/

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Festive Fashion Inspiration Boards – Moody Christmas

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The World Goes Pop – Tate Modern

Currently showing at the Tate Modern is ‘The EY Exhibition: THE WORLD GOES POP’. With over 200 works by artists from the 60’s & 70’s from Asia to Latin America, it celebrates the many faces of Pop Art – with the strong political messages and mass produced kitsch imagery from popular culture. The exhibition expands the notion of pop art much further than the typical North American and British phenomenon. Touching on the Vietnam war, consumerism, women rights, political propaganda & voyeurism, among others, Pop Art proves to be a truly universal language and one which has spawned many of our most popular rebel artists of today. It’s running till 24th January and is a must see for all pop art fans!

Click here for the Tate Modern Site

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The Best (and Worst) Halloween Costumes

To appease the hosts who have just sent out a Facebook reminder that dressing up is mandatory for tomorrow’s party, you begrudgingly cobble together a rubbish costume.

But don’t despair! You are not the only one who will be looking utterly ridiculous. Here are some of our favourite cozzies, picked for sheer hilarity.

 

Poor nanna….

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Visually impactful but how easy would it be to walk in that…?

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The face says it all, really.
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How to use all your old pumpkins. A statement piece for A/W.
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The key thing here is good glue that is sweat resistant.
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Why waste time knocking door to door for sweets. Put your feet up and let these guys do it.
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Where are the air holes? 8/10 for effort though.

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If you look like an Ewok, then yeah, be an Ewok.
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Brand Report Card

Curious to know how your brand compares to a leading sportswear giant or to one of the most recognisable lifestyle (mid-priced) brands in world?

Our two bench-mark companies: Nike and Levis, are two strong examples of what makes a successful brand with Nike’s net worth brand value reaching $US 24 billion in 2015, whilst Levis reached $US 2.3 billion (Brandfinance.com)

Here we’ve adapted a Brand Report Card tool to provide a systematic way for you to assess your brand’s performance by identifying areas that are successful and highlighting areas that need improving to help build and manage brand equity.

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DOWNLOAD THE BRAND REPORT CARD HERE



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