The Friday Five: 52nd Edition

It’s been a tumultuous week, but before you kick back and enjoy the weekend, it's time for your regulation dose of news. Happy Friday everybody.

1. Travel granules

We’re big fans of coffee here at The Old Joinery, so when we heard about the Hey Joe Travel Mug, we got pretty excited. Not only does this miraculous device keep your drink hot, it actually brews it for you too.

2. New kids on the block

Far-eastern market-leading eCommerce giants, Ali Baba, have surpassed their IPOs, and launched their first US-based online store.

3. An ode to New Roman

We all know it; we all use it. But where did it come from? A documentary from The Times pays its respects to Times New Roman, and celebrates the amazing story behind it.

4. The power of fibre

Chinese scientists have a developed a remarkable new power source that can be woven into wearable tech.

5. Community first, product later

Kash Sheikh, famous for #besomebody, has spent years cultivating a community of passionate people - and now he’s developing a web platform for them to share their passions with the world.

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful weekend.