Post Archive – get digg'n

Hear ye hear ye... what follows is a fine collection of my personal posts created on our move from Auckland to Nelson during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2018. Some gems in here! Get reading ...

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Keeper of the Inn

By Simon Owen / September 8, 2010

My new design studio also comes complete with a stand-alone luxurious guesthouse. The Tintagel Guesthouse is set within park-like grounds only 5 minutes walk from Nelson CBD. Yesterday I launched the Tintagel website. I designed this site in WordPress and it took me just a day to produce. Comes complete with image gallery and auto response…

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Oi You! Nelson Arts Festival

By Simon Owen / October 18, 2010

Welcome to Oi You! New Zealand’s first and finest Urban Art Competition and Exhibition. This event, held in conjunction with the Nelson Arts Festival, opened last Saturday.  I’m lending a creative hand to the marketing drive of the event by way of  online and social marketing. Check out my working clip above, taken during set-up…

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I ♥ Moo cards!

By Simon Owen / October 29, 2010

I’m into my second batch of Moo Cards now. I love these things. Better still, the peeps who are lucky enough to be handed one think they are just amazing. I’ve got the keyring dispenser to match; pimped out with Moo Stickers. Of course anybody can have Moo Cards printed, the real trick is have them…

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Thoughts on 2011

By Simon Owen / December 16, 2010

Oh boy, what a year 2010 was. Self-initiated realignments were put into play at the very start of the year, and I’m very pleased to say they’ve all paid off. The NZ economy has been in limbo, to say the very least, for the past 18 months. As such, it’s easy to make big-picture decisions.…

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The office dogs’ body

By Simon Owen / February 14, 2011

My design studio has a new partner. Meet Bindi, the retired Greyhound. Her job (apart from acting like a 60kmh couch potato), is to make critical creative appraisals, take trips to the café and generally be an all-round dogs’ body. She been on the job for 3 weeks now. So far, so very good. Like…

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iPad2 as a comic reader

By Simon Owen / April 11, 2011

I’ve been putting off the puchase of an iPad due to the simple fact that I thought it lacked a killer app. That’s is to say, there was no real reason for me to have another (oversized) iPhone. I say ‘was’, because a brand new iPad2 has recently been added to my stable of Apple…

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Mimobots invade New Zealand!

By Simon Owen / September 6, 2011

I love things that mix pop culture with technology. Mimobot does this with highly delicious tech yummy-ness. Introducing Mimobot Designer USB Flash Drives! Available very soon in New Zealand @ www.pimped.co.nz Mimobots are genuine Hi-Speed USB 2.0 flash drives with a difference. They come in an amazing range of funky designs and are sure to set…

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Laughing Cloud Records discovered!

By Simon Owen / December 7, 2011

The Merkins’ WANGO BANGO reviewed by Grant Smithies, Sunday Star Times 27 Nov 2011 under “CD OF THE WEEK” (four stars). “Feisty mongrel has rough charm” said Sunday Star Times music reviewer Grant Smithies last week. In case you are worried, talented scribe Grant isn’t now writing ads for the SPCA, he’s reviewing a new album…

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Freelance web design 2013

By Simon Owen / January 17, 2013

Happy New Year everybody! I have a feeling that 2013 is going to be a busy one for me, for a number of reasons… I have formed a partnership with a talented writer/programmer to form Internet Stores New Zealand. iSNZ is Texas-based eCommerce software delevoper Bigcommere New Zealand partner of choice. So far we have developed…

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A helping hand with wine allergies

By Simon Owen / May 6, 2013

Did you know that a growing number of people are becoming allergic to the added preservatives in food? I am lucky not to suffer from any allergies (that I know of), but friends of mine are not so fortunate. One lady in particular has started suffering an itchy nose and skin rashes when drinking white or…

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