News RSS

design, fonts, letters -

What's the difference between serif and sans-serif fonts?

It's a question I've been asked many times so I thought I'd give a quick explanation....

Read more

Guitar, Helix, Helix LT, Line 6, Music, Musician -

A few weeks ago a lovely new Line 6 Helix LT landed at Noisy Fish Towers.

A bit of background info. I've been playing the guitar and various other instruments for around 25 years now. During that time I've spent a ridiculous amount of money on equipment. I use to be pretty seriously into recording my own music but that got pushed to one side due to starting a family. A scenario I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with......

Read more

I never thought I'd be impressed by a box, until yesterday. I've been using polystyrene mug mailers since I first started posting mugs. They work very well and none of my mugs have ever arrived damaged. I knew about smash proof cardboard boxes but I didn't think they'd offer as much protection. Anyway, I received an email from one of my suppliers last week saying they have a new range of boxes available and were offering free samples so I decided to try one. Now, I must admit, I wasn't expecting it to be great but I put a mug...

Read more

Every year I try to add a new product range. Towards the end of last year, I bought a laser engraver and a CNC router. I've now added a scroll saw to my collection of equipment. It's going to take a while to learn how to use everything but I should soon be able to add some really nice wooden gift items to the items I have available. I've already been testing out some products on Etsy, such as cufflinks and keyrings. Now I have my fancy new scroll saw I should be able to start making some bigger items.  ...

Read more

Christmas is over, a new year has begun and now I've had a break I'm ready to get back to work. During my time off I had a chance to think about where I want to take Noisy Fish Designs. I realised I need to connect more with my customers, so as part of that I'm going to start posting here every month. I'm not going to just focus on telling you about new products. It'll be general thoughts, things that have happened, what I've learned and life in general. Christmas was pretty crazy. November and December is a very busy...

Read more