Furbo – the world’s first treat-tossing dog camera. Whatever next?

What do you buy a the dog owner (and dog) who have virtually everything? Why a treat tossing dog camera, of course. Designed for the guilty, or perhaps curious, dog lover who wants to keep an eye on their pet pooch while they are out, the Furbo is at first glance like any other surveillance…

Women’s Cycling in the Media event: 5 things we learned

On Wednesday, February 3, a bustling Look Mum No Hands! on London's Old Street played host to the first in a series of innovative bike-themed events soon to hit the capital: How Women's Cycling is Represented in the Media. Organised by Women and Gender Variant Nights (WaG) at the über-cool London Bike Kitchen, which also runs free…

Essential Trick Scooter Stunts & Tips

In association with Halfords Just got a trick scooter? Check out these 9 essential scooter tricks in the guide below by Halfords. Find out what tricks are suitable for your skill level and what gear you need to perform them. Whether you’re just starting out and want to learn the basics like a Pop Up…

Kayaking London’s canals by night with Secret Adventures – a perfect winter escape

It is a cold, mid-November evening. Twenty-two people stand squeezed into lifejackets and brightly-coloured waterproofs; 11 kayaks float silently, waiting for us like a pod of whales upon the glassy surface of Limehouse Basin. The cloudy night sky shows no stars, but the rain, at least, stopped sometime earlier. Excitement fills the air - whatever the weather, I don't think…

Cycling in London vs. New York: two cities on two wheels

London and New York, New York and London: two global capitals bursting with wealth, prestige and cultural dynamism, they’re unquestionably twinned at the top of any list of the world’s most marvellous cities. London is a richly diverse, open-doored metropolis, the throbbing heart of England and beyond which owes its thriving existence to no particular…

How our morning habits reveal where we’re from

A cross-European study has found that our morning habits correspond strongly to which part of the world we're from. The study was commissioned by consumer electronics brand Pure, and analysed the early-hours habits of those living in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Norway and Denmark. Respondents were asked what their favourite part of their morning routine was, whether that…

Ted Baker & Quella launch beautiful racer bikes

Bike envy has been taken to a new level, with the launch of made-to-order model by Ted Baker and small artisan bicycle firm Quella. The two British companies have teamed up to create the Italian-inspired racer, which is available in "Redfinn, Bluetail or Greengill". The stylishly retro bicycles feature a unique copper-plated design over a fine steel frame, as well…

8 Reasons why #Sense8 is your new favourite TV show

Sense8 is a new Netflix TV show that’s really left critics and viewers divided. From what we can tell so far it’s a real Marmite show – you either love it’s fantasy ridiculousness and heartfelt performances or you, well, you really don’t. We’re in the LOVE IT camp here at ShinyShiny, so we’ve collected together our 8 reasons why it could be your favourite show of the summer.