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June 2017: TV fame in China, the World’s Biggest Spreadsheet and a Yellow Jar

Though none of the team at Version 22 have been on an adventure to China this month (see last month’s post for that story), quite a bit has been happening nonetheless. Here are our choice highlights.

TV Fame in China

Earlier this month the Design Intelligence Awards (DIA) comittee told all entrants the exciting news that edited coverage of the event had aired on the region’s biggest television network! (You can read about the DIA competition itself here). So you can watch the event itself, we’ve uploaded the broadcast to our YouTube channel. You can have a watch below:

It is quite a long video so here are some key Nimble-related times to skip to if you don’t fancy watching the whole thing:

  • 14:30 – This is when Simon pitches Nimble, the one finger safety cutter, to the judges and the audience for the first time.
  • 43:30 – This is where the Top 22 finalists are narrowed down to the Top 10
  • 52:40 – Simon’s improvised 60 second pitch as one of the Top 10 Finalists
  • 1:00:30 – The winners are announced and everyone gets their trophy!


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The World’s Biggest Spreadsheet?

Believe it or not, not everything is glitz and glamour all the time here at Version 22. In fact sometimes it’s just a day sat at the computer working on the Mother of All Spreadsheets. Seriously, this thing was a beast! Don’t believe me? Just watch how long it takes to scroll to the bottom:

It just keeps going and going…

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Okay, how long did you watch it for? Because I should admit, that GIF is on a loop. Gotchya!

Kidding aside though it was a BIG spreadsheet, and I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but strangely a strong sense of pride came over me when it was finished… anyway, moving on!

A Yellow Jar

We launched a new type of competition earlier this week which has got us pretty excited. Why? Because we haven’t done one like this at all before! What we did was share this photo on Facebook:

That’s right folks, it’s a jar of Nimbles

We then asked people to guess how many Nimbles were in the jar for a chance to win a Nimble-themed bundle. The biggest difference though was that we asked people to message us their guesses. Why? So there was no copying of answers that’s why!

Think you know how many Nimbles are in this jar? Well I’m happy to say the competition is still live at the time of posting and will be until midnight this Sunday (2nd June 2017). So click here to enter if you’re feeling lucky.