Wild Card Weekend Round-Up
Rocking and coding: new brand of summer camps
British parents are relying on a new breed of summer camps to ward off child boredom until September this year. From scuba diving to computer coding, your kids shall never be moping around the house ever again! Though what’s wrong with raft building and mud we ask?
Being childish is good for you
Nowadays, you can’t flick through the channels without catching 5 seconds of ‘Baby Beauty Queens’ or ‘My six year old son, the next Einstein’. It seems that childhood adventures are being diminished, but according to Jeannette Kupfermann being childish is good for you, as we at Parker Hobart can vouch for! Try doing a cartwheel, plant a row of sunflowers or splash around in puddles. All perfectly acceptable and very do-able.
Restaurant investors ride the crest of a Mexican wave
Noticing the enormous hunger for Mexican food in the capital, restaurants like Wahaca are paving the way for Burritos and tacos and relishing in the response. At Parker Hobart, of course, we adore Mexican and think there really should be a dedicated day of the week for Mexican food. Mexican Monday?
Straight or curly?
Hairstyles are a hot topic at Parker Hobart towers. To-curl or not to-curl. Are rollers in or out? Whose used all the hairspray in the bathroom!? However much we preen and pamper, our hairstyles can say a lot about us, apparently. Straight, sleek hair provokes business-minded determination, whereas beach waves show you’re playful and easy going. We’ll forever have mirrors glued to our desks from now on.
School of rock
Designers Ed Barber and Jay Osgerby’s low cost, durable and light tilting chairs are proving to be a contemporary, classroom hero. Commissioned in 2008 for a secondary school in the West Midlands, the design duo rustled up a rocking desk chair which actually improves children’s concentration and circulation while they work away. If you’re reading this Ed and Jay, we want! Please.