The Friday Five: 22nd Edition

Where on earth has the time gone? Here's this week's Friday Five...

1. Lego School

Fast Company has reported that playtime giant, Lego, has opened a school in Billund, Denmark, to test if working more hands-on can help us to be more creative - something we often ponder on at Folk.

2. How Quoteful

From Ebay co-founder, Jeff Skoll, on the subject of storytelling for change (something we're, obviously, keen on), “If you can find ways to give people hope that they can achieve something or make a difference, then there’s an opportunity for something good to happen.”

3. Cover Art

Creative Review round up their favourite album cover artworks every couple of weeks, which includes illustration, watercolour and quite a bit of graphic design; but moving rapidly into a digital age of music - is this an artistic space that will inevitably perish?

4. Absolut-ly Beautiful

Brand Republic sat down with Absolut Vodka's Anna Kamjou to uncover the inspiration behind the bottles' various designs, "We identified their essence and energy, and expressed that through a particular art genre, technique or school of artists."

5. Best of Britannia

Yes, the festival celebrating Britain's home-grown talent kicked off yesterday. The festival is designed to introduce a willing audience to some of the best British brands currently in business and exhibitors include Folk's new friends, cold-water surfers Finisterre and local tea-mongers Comins Tea House (big-up Dorset).