Big Bets of 2021

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Back to (Home) School

Homeschooling, exams on Zoom, retraining & double jobbing! Education has never been more & less accessible at the same time!   The What Home-schooling took on new meanings in 2020, with many schoolchildren forced to convert to experiences in the online, and parents having to step into the shoes of teachers. But it wasn’t only […]

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The Social Dilemma

Am I using social media, or is it using me? Did I Google that or is Alexa listening to me? It’s hard to know whether control has shifted from us to AI at this point of whether is still hangs in the balance, but one thing that is for sure, is that people are starting to question, […]

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Feeling Thrifty

Reuse, Renew, Upcycle! Everything deserves a 2nd chance but how about a 3rd and a 4th?    The What With sustainability concerns ever-growing, and our increasing focus on sourcing and supporting local, we have seen second hand and thrifted products get a huge revival in the past year. With social media like TikTok educating and […]

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Park Dates & Dining Zooms

Spaces are becoming more flexible. Homes are offices, cars are meeting rooms, parks are restaurants, streets are bars!   The What Working from home didn’t start as a permanent thing. And while it certainly has its challenges, most of us have been able to see the benefits, from both organizational and personal perspectives. With many […]

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Hygiene – The Sequel

Single use PPE, non-recyclable anti-bacterial wipes & harsh alcohol gels have had their 15 minutes of fame. Now people are looking for a hygiene icon, more than a one-hit wonder!   The What In 2020, antibacterial shot to fame as the pandemic griped the world. Gels, sprays and wipes sold out as we entered unprecedented times, […]

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Side Hustle Generation

There will always be people willing to solve the Rubik’s Cube, where the world presents challenges it also unearths those who can design the solution.    The What Widespread furloughs and unemployment paired with forced time indoors and plenty of challenges to solve, has led to an upsurge in innovation & craft. Many are discovering […]

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WFH: Wellness from Home

From Rat Race to Flat Race, the commute might be shorter (bed to dining table or home-office if you are lucky!) but the days are more intense.    The What Health has been on the rise for year, but it has shot to the top spot as, collectively we have spent the last year scrutinising […]

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The Emotional Tipping Point

From Go Go Go to Slow Slow Slow, life in the fast lane was brought to an abrupt halt and actually… It’s not all bad! There has been a realisation that a jam-packed calendar & overload of news can create more anxiety than it relieves.   The What As the world has been forced to […]

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The Grow Down

From the trivial home renovations & puppy-mania to deep confrontation of mortality and uncertainty – the global pandemic has forced many to fast track to the next life-stage. So what happens when it all ends?    The What The pandemic has forced entire generations to grow old before their time – From facing up to […]

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Don’t Bank on it!

Banking, stock market, politics – all institutions known for their air of mystery – are being broken down, brick by brick, from the outside, unveiling their mysteries and unravelling their control.   The What The volatile socio-political and economic landscape has shaken many of the core infrastructures that make up the world as we know […]