Pass me that falafel

350 million straws Per day. In the USA alone. That’s crazy, right? Imagine how many straws that is, visually. Crazy. Now I might be shooting myself in the foot here, but that much plastic for something that can be lived without can’t be a good thing, surely? I saw a...

Stick ya’ shirt and tie

You can stick your shirt and tie Am I really the only one who wonders why we need shirts, blazers and ties to be taken seriously? Does owning and wearing a sharp pin-stripe really dictate my ability to do a good job in whatever profession? Obviously the answer is no,...

Build it and they will come

Inspire yourself. When you build a business, you need to do all the research you can possible cope with and more. You need to work harder, longer and with more enthusiasm than you have ever worked before and as mentioned in previous posts, keep positive through the...

Mondays, ruddy Mondays

Monday’s - not an Oyster Card Holder day… This isn’t a post about how awful Mondays are, don’t worry, this is a post about how amazing they are! Each week shouldn’t be a struggle to get through to the other side, it should be a celebration that you have a...

Never Stop Moving Forward!

Oyster card holders. 10 years, crickey! Over those years, what’s changed? Well, the printing processes have got better, there are more options we have introduced, such as the mini and various other size alterations to suit a plethora of requests from clients but...

Naughty, naughty!

So we did the good clients yesterday, how about the bad? Now, I don’t want to be negative on anyone, but it’s important for people to know that if you’re starting a business things will go wrong. Some will be due to your inexperience, some will be down to the other...

Another ruddy logo

For the love of god… I read an article in the guardian not so long ago, (in fact here’s the link) explaining how the writer was so happy that TFL had stopped branding their holders with bland logos. The focus of the article was on the IKEA oyster card holder of...

Clients – Who’d have ’em?

Oyster card holder clients 10 years and 1000’s of clients later, you’d expect some stories, wouldn’t you? Well, some I can tell you, and some I think I’ll have to dampen down a little. The intention of this post is to show that we are normal people, just like you, and...

It started with a cake.

Starter for 10. I write to you as James, founder of CarbonCube Design. Not a copywriter nor a creative thinker. I’m a normal guy who started a company which has survived where others have failed. I say that not as a boast – I’m as amazed as the next man, I say it as a...