LONDON Search Results: “weird”



@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

In 'Welcome' a talk given by Simona Pop at PechaKucha London Vol 12, Simona definitely pops!

Simona takes us on a weird and wacky tour through all things that represent 'Welcome' to her - such as the PINEAPPLE!! - Any guest who was invited to a party where a whole pineapple was displayed, knew that no expense was spared in guaranteeing the guests' enjoyment. It was this that made the crowned fruit the high symbol of social events and became the meaning of welcome, friendship, and hospitality.


The wonders of second hand books as told by Supermundane

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Rob Lowe, also known as Supermundane, gave this PechaKucha during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and shared with the audience some of the wonders of his op-shopping adventures during which he discovers weird and wacky second hand books that uncover some super secrets!


Alternative materials that Ma-tt-er

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Seetal Solanki, founder of materials reserach consultancy Ma-tt-er, gave this PechaKucha talk during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and showcased the weird and wacky wonders of using alternative products to create materials and alternative materials to create products - confused? - well watch and Seetal will tell you and it will all make sense! 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “weird”


Edmonton @ The Myer Horowitz Theatre
Oct 02, 2009


Newcastle upon Tyne
Jul 15, 2010


Kansas City @ Marquee Lounge at the Downtown AMC Theater
Nov 17, 2011


Galway @ Kelly's Bar
Feb 23, 2012


Atlanta @ Octane - Westside
May 12, 2013


Melbourne @ The Workers Club
Aug 04, 2013


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Feb 05, 2014


St. Augustine @ Arnold's Cocktail Lounge
Oct 28, 2014


Appleton @ Sidelines Sports Pub
Oct 14, 2014


Dec 03, 2015


It's a Little Bit Weird

@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

British designer Anthony Dickens gives us an insight into the weird things that inspire him.

In 1998 Anthony Dickens founded his London product and furniture design studio to design better relationships between people and objects, blending utility with simple narratives and re-imagining the everyday things that surround us. Initially designing and manufacturing his own range of lighting, Anthony’s work is diverse, often bridging the gap between product design and communications. Anthony has worked for Audi, Veuve Clicquot and Red Bull bringing the essence of brands to life. 

In 2006 he achieved notable success with the launch of the Origami Table, a range of dining, side and coffee tables. It won the Elle Decoration Best Table Award 2007 and is now produced by Innermost. The Anglepoise® Fifty, a light that encapsulated the Anglepoise® brand and story, was shortlisted for the Designs of the Year 2007 and is now part of the London Design Museum collection.

Other notable products include Tekiō, currently nominated for Designs of the Year 2013, the Around Clock and Kitchen Timer for Lexon and the Scoot pizza cutter for Joseph Joseph.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 19, 2013.


Sollicitatie Frustratie

@ VOL 12 ON NOV 27, 2014

De presentatie van Toine Kloet komt voort uit frustratie. Pas na 160 sollicitatiebrieven vond hij een baan. Opmerkelijk is hoe bedrijven omgaan met sollicitaties. Toine bespreekt een aantal zeer opmerkelijke praktijk voorbeelden.


Forever Weird, and Not So Clear

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Exploring the successful intersection of nature and design is THE challenge of the 21st century. Where does nature end and architecture begin?"

Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.


Old Weird America

@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

Musician Johnny Dicks share with us how all his hobbies and passions from his past, from fishing as a child, to studying fine art, to a fortuitous trip to a record store has converged to lead him to what he is currently passionate about and doing, restoring antique American furniture and then some.


What is a Weir

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 27, 2015

"As an artist, and a landscape designer and an herbalist, contact is incredibly important to me."

In What is a Weir From PechaKucha Night Taos Vol. 18, Todd Lynch explores Weirs and art and the power of community.


The Weird World of Corals

@ VOL 10 ON DEC 03, 2015

Charlie Veron has travelled the world studying corals. He will introduce his giant website, give glimpses of troubled times and conclude with interesting coral quirks


Weird Things Like This

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

Pen Coles talks about how some great local grassroots cultural projects got off the ground, comparing creative scenes in Leeds to York and inviting people to be part of new projects.


The Real and Mythical Weird Japan

@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

When the typical American thinks about Japan, apparently they imagine a wacky place full of robot dogs and guys in Hello Kitty suits reading pornogrphic comics on the subway. Linda Lombardi dispels these myths of Japanese culture, but shares some other interesting and strange myths from Japanese culture.


Weird and Useless; a Journey into Art

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 02, 2017

Monica Banks shares her journey into the world of art, from her major intallation Faces Times Square, which hung in Times Square, New York, to porcelain figures and cakes. She explores the concepts that drove her to create her works, and also explores what it means to be an artist.


No Tents Please... We're Swedish!

Our weekend "Presentation of the Day" is a special one, recorded as part of our reconstruction efforts in Haiti -- see more in our Haiti Reconstruction Channel -- Johan Karlsson explains why we shouldn't send tents to disaster areas.


It's a Little Bit Weird...

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 66, during Tokyo Design Week 2009) British designer Anthony Dickens muses about the various anomalies that lead him down the path to inspiration.  Anthony has been running his London-based product and furniture design studio for nearly 15 years now. His firm's modus operandi is to re-think everyday established forms, and renew them for use within our present day lives. 


We're ONE!

We're turning ONE - sort of. While our real birthday was back a few days ago, we'll be celebrating the beginning of our second year of PKN in New West on Friday February 21st, 2014 at our home in the River Market. After a great first year full of passionate and inspiring presentations and wonderful new friendships and connections made we are thoroughly looking forward to a great year of PKN in New West.  Be sure to join us for your fifth or first event in a few weeks time. Grab your ticket through our Eventbrite site to avoid dissapointment. 


WISP - Weird Illuminated Sky Paintings

We know drones kill and deliver packages, but who knew they could create art? WISP or Weird Illuminated Sky Paintings is a collaborative project by three creative technologists, Brent Marshall, Partick Dinnen and Dre Labre. In "WISP - Weird Illuminated Sky Paintings" from PKN Toronto Vol. 28, we hear that they want to capture the idea of whimsy or the first time you draw your name with a sparkler. 


Forever Weird, and Not So Clear

“Where does nature end and building begin?” Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. In “Forever Weird, and Not So Clear” from PKN Chicago Vol. 32, Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing.


If Fonts were Celebrities

"Comic Sans is something very juvenile and unstable ... perfect for Justin Bieber." Graphic designer Pavithra Ramanujam's latest obsession: lettering and stitching -- and comparing fonts to the rich and famous. In "If Fonts were Celebrities" from PKN Chennai Vol. 6, Pavithra matches fonts with the likes of Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth, and more!


Even Though We're Here

"When you step out of your comfort zone, THAT is when the magic happens, THAT is when you realize the true strength of your capabilities"In "Even Though We're Here" from Bandar Seri Begawan Vol.4, Dragons And Pixie Dust’s self-taught special effects make-up artist Muaz Al-Rashid’s shares the story his childhood curiosity on how Jim Carey was turned into The Grinch got his creative engine running. From looking up for inspirations on YouTube to someone telling him to just do it to actually ripping himself out of his comfort zone, Muaz invites us to join him (being unafraid to do what you’re passionate about) as he brushes his way into being resourceful with what little he could work with to complete his vision.


When the Fat Lady Sings, Does She Wear a Mic?

  "There are at least a few common myths about opera that should be debunked!" In When the Fat Lady Sings, Does She Wear a Mic? from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 1, mezzo-soprano, Katherine Sherwood White debunks the myths surrounding opera. Sherwood White has performed leading roles with Cincinnati Opera, Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera Theater and Texas Opera Theater. She holds a bachelor of music degree from Northwestern State University, a master of music degree from the University of Texas and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Kentucky. In other words, she knows a lot more about opera than the rest of us. And even what we think we know might turn out to be wrong...


We're getting used to it!

PKN Birstein #2 is over.  It was a huge progress compared to our first event.  Speakers and the audience were happy both — no difference to last time here.  But our events growing is a nice thing to experience. Five additional speakers to our core team (Anke an me) were quite a success.  Even though one of them got sick that day we still had six lectures which was excellent if one knows the circumstances in our region (check out the older blog posts).  The range of themes was amazing and we even had a friend from Cologne who visited us that weekend — and delivered a lecture! As one can easily tell by comparing the pictures from PKN #1 to PKN #2 our audience grew.  Well, not enough for me considering that we again got some good coverage by the media — but progress can be seen.  We will have to work on that though. I got a call from one family two days later.  They drove nearly an hour to join the event.  It was pointed out how impressed they were and how wonderful the evening was.  I am sure we will see them again at out Birstein PKN #3 — and that's why we already set up a date for that. Cheers, Frank


What is a Weir

"As an artist, and a landscape designer and an herbalist, contact is incredibly important to me." In What is a Weir From PechaKucha Night Taos Vol. 18, Todd Lynch explores Weirs and art and the power of community.