Upcycle Your Life

Upcycle Your Life

You've heard of recycling and you've most definitely heard of bicycling, but have you heard of upcycling?

We here at Ugli are big fans of upcycling - it is the foundation of our building, in fact. If you come along to the Ugli Campus for a visit, you'll find most of our furniture is upcycled - from the tables in the Big Room to the bookshelf in the Room To Think.

Upcycling is a great way to turn old and discarded material into something useful and often beautiful. You can upcycle just about anything: wine bottles, cans, newspapers, tires ...

Father's Days Gifts For The Business Owner

Father's Days Gifts For The Business Owner

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re still searching for the perfect gift for the entrepreneurial Dads in your life, then look no further! We’ve compiled a list of gifts that are perfect for any business owners – you can even buy them for yourself, too!

• Around-the-clock Dad

He works crazy hours and you’re slightly worried that he’s not getting enough sleep. No fear – he’ll be able to catch some zzz’s between meetings with the Inflatable Pillow Tie. No more looking like a crazed zombie!

• Calling Dad

Pop Desk is handy ...

There's A Reason To All This Napping

There's A Reason To All This Napping

World Productivity Day is on the 20th, and we here at Ugli are all about promoting a productive lifestyle.

“But, Ugli, how do we become more productive?” Fear not, we are here to help. In fact, we’ll get right back to you after we’ve had a nap.

“A nap?!” We hear you cry. Yes, a nap. A 10–20 minute nap will give you a quick boost of alertness. If you’re looking to sharpen your memory, a 60-minute nap will do and the cruncher - a whopping 90 minutes – will boost creativity, as well as your emotional and ...

Bike Yourself Brilliant!

Bike Yourself Brilliant!

With Bike Week 2015 (13 - 21st June) now upon us, it’s useful to know what all the hullabaloo is about; it’s not just the benefit of a bit more pine fresh, pollution free air to enjoy, you know! Biking actually brings a lot more to the table than thighs that look dashing in Lycra too – here are just some examples of why getting your wheels in motion may be the best thing you ever did…

1) PUT THE PEDAL TO THE POWER OF THE MIND - Illinois University’s research team discovered a mere 5% improvement in cardio-respiratory fitness ...

You really aorta donate...

You really aorta donate...

Did you know that the NHS is currently running a #missingtype campaign to urge people to donate desperately needed blood? Letters are disappearing from all manner of places, including our L vely Twitter! Be sure to support the cause and donate blood – you could save a life.

In the meantime, here are some interesting facts about blood that could get your own blood curdling:

  • In Japan, blood type is considered to be an indicator to one’s personality. This has made way for blood type themed goods, including condoms.

    The condoms are all the same, but contain different instructions for ...

  • Big Room 360°

    You can now take a Virtual Tour of the Big Room in all its lovely glory! Thanks to PW12, who have also done one of the offices and our rooftop.

    Just to remind everyone, the Big Room is available to hire at an affordably low rate! It is perfect to host events of all shapes and sizes, including product launches, film screenings and cocktail receptions. Just email your Ugli Mother for more information.

    Speaking of our rooftop, we have an exciting new project going on. Here’s a sneak peek:

    Have a great weekend, lovelies!

    Team Ugli Update

    Team Ugli Update

    Hello, lovelies!

    Just a quick update to let you know that you’ll find a new Content Creator roaming around the corridors of the Ugli building, trying desperately not to get lost or mistaken for a child (she’s kind of short). 

    Her name is Chynna Webley and she’s looking forward to getting to know everybody. She’ll be interning with us for the next few months and her current mission is discovering new ways to make our community pop!

    Chynna specialised in Communication, Culture and Media at Coventry University and loves to boast about how cultured she is ...

    Did You Know?

    Did You Know?

    Random factoids for your next dinner party convo.

    • Cultural background can effect one's perception of time. For example, Americans tend to think about time in 5-minute increments, while Middle Easterners do so in 15-minute increments. This means that an American's five minute siesta and a Middle Easterner's fifteen minute siesta are actually experienced as the same amount of 'quality' rest time.
    • The world's deepest postbox is in Susami Bay in Japan. It's located 10 metres underwater.
    •  Experiments show that male rhesus macaque monkeys will pay to look at pictures of female rhesus macaques' bottoms.
    • The ...

    Stop The Traffik.

    Stop The Traffik.

    My name is Zephanie Cole and I have recently joined Media Trust as a Volunteer Channel Assistant, immersing myself in one of Media Trust's many driving forces, Community Channel. 

    Last week, in my efforts to uncover ground breaking and thought-provoking films for Community Channel, I arranged to meet the Community Network Coordinators of the organisation, Stop the Traffik, members of a global movement of activists from every corner of the world, who are dedicated to confronting and preventing people trafficking. I was eager to find out more about their on-going campaigns and moreover whether the work and services carried ...

    Ugli Kitchen Update

    Ugli Kitchen Update

    The winds of change have whipped across the Ugli Kitchen and Big Room - the beating heart of this building, bustling with our members and bubbling with offerings to keep them operating at their best. Mark is leaving our community, and has chosen his successor - so it is with sadness we bid our chef stalwart goodbye and with some degree of excitement anticipate the food of the future. Here's word from the men on the front line...

    Hello and Goodbye,

    It’s hard to believe that I’ve owned and operated the Ugli Kitchen business for more than 2 years ...

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