The Weekly Debrief

From Instagram travel to Dunkin’ Donut powered homes

We’re a creative bunch. Ideas are what get us up in the morning, and when we see a good one, we can’t help but share it. Whether its on a lengthy email chain, a scrap of paper left in a meeting room, or a post on our Workplace group – ideas are always flying around the We are Vista Studio.

This is our round up of the best of them. This is the Weekly Debrief.

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Travel inspiration at the click of a button

Picture this – you’re scrolling through Instagram for holiday inspiration and a snap of a crystal blue lake catches your eye. You’ve never spoken to the person you’re following, and they haven’t tagged where the place is.

Do you:

A) Pluck up the courage to ask where the photograph was taken

B) Stalk through all 500 comments in the hope that somebody else has mentioned where it is

C) Sit back, relax and let your handy EasyJet app do all the work for you

As true millennials, option C definitely looks the most tempting and thanks to EasyJet, it’s now actually possible.

Earlier this month the airline released its ‘Look & Book’ feature to the EasyJet app – allowing customers to screenshot images before uploading them to the app to discover the location and flights that will get them there.

With a sprinkle of geotagging magic, EasyJet are now turning Instagram travel inspiration into a reality. Although the feature only currently works with European destinations, the future looks bright for the airline – taking first place for innovation by becoming the first airline in the world to allow customers to search for flights using just a photograph!

IKEA joins forces with NextWave

IKEA recently cemented their commitment to creating a world of plastic-free oceans by joining hands with the NextWave initiative – the world’s first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains.

Alongside a number of high-profile brands around the world, they’re now focussing on making use of plastic waste, before it enters the ocean. This is in line with IKEA’s sustainability strategy to become people and planet positive by 2030 and removing all single-use plastic products across its stores by 2020.

Here at We are Vista we’re also committed to changing the world, putting responsible culture at the heart of what we do – which saw our efforts win the BiTC Responsible Business of the Year Award in 2017.  

Powering tiny homes one Dunkin’ Donuts coffee bean at a time

Yes, you read that right. Popular American chain, Dunkin’ Donuts teamed up with the folks at New Frontier Tiny Homes to create a unique microhome that runs entirely from coffee grounds. Sustainability eat your heart out.

From a fully functioning kitchen to a snazzy jacuzzi bath, the tiny house relies solely on a biofuel blend that uses 80% coffee oil extracted from spent grounds – demonstrating how building small will allow people to live it large in the long-run.

The cosy space is now available for rent on Airbnb for an unbelievable £10 a night – inviting people to live and breathe the project in the hope they feel encouraged enough to reconsider their own wasteful actions, opting for a more sustainable future.

Image source: Ameen Fahmy