On the Water

Promotional Water – Whatever Next?!

image of promotional custom waterIt’s always intriguing when someone takes a pre-existing product or service and twists it into an essential, must-have solution to our crappy lives.

Whereas before we didn’t have need for coffee on-tap, automatic coffee machines are the latest kitchen necessity. In the past, we used to have conversation, now families can sit quietly in the same room and concentrate on their own self-swiping research – last night I window shopped for a car, my wife was caught in message banter with her sister and my children were absorbed in a virtual reality game on the planet Zorg where parental intrusion was forbidden. All quiet, no need for discourse – except we didn’t need electronic aides in the past – newspapers, phones and books provided all of that. Continue reading

How We drive Ourselves Forward

Printed Tea Towels – Grouse or Shouse?

picture of a tea towel used for promotional purposesOne good thing about getting old will be freedom from the shackles of work and all that continuous expectation to generate income – it’s quite exhausting thinking about how we constantly drive ourselves forward, usually to feed tiny mouths, then larger, Gannet sized mouths then bed and board for older chicks before finally persuading them that inner city living is chic and cool. Continue reading

You’ve got to start somewhere

Celebrate Recreation Day with James Harvest Premium Shirts

promotional shirt pictureIf you’re lucky enough to live in Northern Tasmania, you’ll have enjoyed Recreation Day on Monday as compensation for the South’s Regatta Day. And why not? You guys work as hard as the rest of us…well almost as hard as Victorians with their further day of rest for a horse race. Continue reading

The Lost Opportunities

It Starts with Takeaway Cups

promo takeaway cupsSitting in a cafe observing life as new tyres are fitted to my car. I used to work in a restaurant/cafe/bar and picked up a few valuable life skills and tips along the way – like how to draw the perfect cup of tea, how to express a decent cup of coffee and how to negotiate with angry customers. Continue reading

Nothing Less than Fine Bone China

Promotional Paper Cups over China

promo paper-cupA century ago, people would’ve scoffed at the prospect of drinking from a promotional paper cup (or paper cup of any description!). Mind you, walking on the moon and journeying to the bottom of the ocean were also pie in the sky endeavours. But filling a vessel made of paper and not expecting a soaking was beyond their thinking. Even as a child, I remember my grandparents refusing to drink tea from anything less than a fine bone china mug, such was their entrenched attitude. Continue reading

A Fine Affair

Promotional Products Elite – Australian Fine China

promotional chinaFor Commercial Crockery and Printed Cups, we have an unique partnership with Australian Fine China to provide Bistros, Cafes, Restaurants, Reception Centres, Boardrooms, in fact any interested party, with the quality of double-fired fine bone china printed with your branding option. It’s an offer so appealing to buinesses that this relationship has existed for over 14 years! Continue reading

Lovely Jubbly…Gov

Jamie Oliver Apron – Premium Business Gifts

jamie olivers apron and kitchen glove setThere’s something infectious about Jamie Oliver and the way he’s become a household name in Australia. Who would have thought a kid from Essex with a “bit of a gob’ on him would have prime time TV slots and deals with our supermarkets who sell his produce, not to mention the bookstores flogging his latest cookery books throughout the year.

Like ‘im or ‘ate ‘im, ‘e’s a success! Continue reading