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BT YOUNG SCIENTIST: WHAT A START TO 2017!

BT YOUNG SCIENTIST: WHAT A START TO 2017!

Want to know what exciting technology will break through this year? We’ve just returned from the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition where we have seen mind-blowing inventions and projects from some of Ireland’s brightest science students. We would like to commend everyone who showcased projects – the standard of work was outstanding. We would also like to congratulate all of the category winners and in particular Shane Curran from Terenure College in Dublin who was nominated as the overall winner for qCrypt: a quantum-secure, encrypted, data storage solution with multijurisdictional quorum sharding technology. With such impressive talent coming through, the future is...

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THE BEST GENDER-NEUTRAL GIFTS FOR CHILDREN

THE BEST GENDER-NEUTRAL GIFTS FOR CHILDREN

We were excited to read The Telegraph’s recent article featuring Arckit in their list of 12 brilliant, gender-neutral gifts for children this Christmas! Arckit GO Colours, our award-winning architectural model building set, was mentioned alongside other gender-neutral toys such as traditional guardsmen skittles by Traidcraft, a wooden set by Primo that teaches young children how to code, a ‘make your own dinosaur’ kit from Gifts For Little Ones, and the K’Nex ferris wheel building set at Smyths Toys. It’s encouraging to see that more parents are steering clear of stereotypical ‘pink and blue’ gender-biased toys this year in favour of...

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ARCKIT REVIEWED ON THE LATE LATE TOY SHOW!

ARCKIT REVIEWED ON THE LATE LATE TOY SHOW!

It’s that time of year again! The Late Late Toy Show is Ireland’s most viewed TV show ever and last night’s 2016 pre-Christmas show was yet another blockbuster with 1.65 million viewers tuning in. RTÉ pulled out all the stops with a fantastic line up including celebrity guest appearances, showstopping performances, fantastic musicians, and some of the most popular toys this year including a review of our new Arckit sets and other must-have presents. We received so much interest that the huge volume of traffic crashed our website for a period afterwards! We are thrilled that Arckit made such a...

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ARCKIT NAMED FINALISTS IN TOY OF THE YEAR AWARDS

ARCKIT NAMED FINALISTS IN TOY OF THE YEAR AWARDS

We’re in the running for another major award! Arckit GO Colours has been nominated as a finalist by The Toy Industry Association (TIA) for their new category of Construction Toy of the Year in the world-renowned Toy of the Year Awards 2017. The winners will be announced in time for the Awards Ceremony on the 17th February, just before we prepare to show off our new Arckit range at the Toy Show in New York. You can even vote for Arckit by going following: www.toyawards.org under the Construction Toy of the Year Finalists category. We would greatly appreciate your support!...

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INTERVIEW: UNLEASH YOUR INNER ARCHITECT

INTERVIEW: UNLEASH YOUR INNER ARCHITECT

Boot Camp interview Damien Murtagh about our new Arckit range Listen to the interview below and find out how Arckit can unleash your inner architect! Audio Player https://arckit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/bootcamp_interview_Unleashtheinnerarchitectofyoung-old-ArckitFounderDamienMurtagh_2790.mp3 00:00 03:49 12:52 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arckit inventor Damien Murtagh spoke to technology correspondent Fred Fishkin about what inspired him to develop Arckit and the benefits of using Arckit within education in this live interview exploring the new product range and future plans for the multi-award winning system. Developed as an alternative to traditional cut and glue models – which are time consuming, expensive to make...

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ARCKIT IN BROWN THOMAS

ARCKIT IN BROWN THOMAS

The Best of the Best: Inside The Marvel Room at Brown Thomas The Marvel Room at the luxury flagship store of Brown Thomas in Dublin has officially opened its doors. Arckit is showcased as part of an unrivalled selection of limited edition, bespoke and highly desirable gifts, sourced from top international brands and Irish designers. This is another great achievement for us. We are proud and honoured to be selected. As Ireland’s most prestigious retailer, Brown Thomas has also chosen some of the world’s most covetable fashion brands for this exclusive setting including highly sought-after limited editions and exclusives by...

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MEET THE MAKER: RICKY FAIRHURST

MEET THE MAKER: RICKY FAIRHURST

This Arckit Q&A features Ricky Fairhurst, an architecture student at the University of Maryland who has recently embarked on a 52-week project using Arckit. The photographs below show a selection of some of his latest models.  We are pleased to share your models with our community. Can you please tell us about yourself, what you do and how you discovered Arckit? Thank you for having me on this blog! My name is Rick Fairhurst, although many know me by Riky Song Su, a nickname that was given to me when I was very young. I am an architecture student at...

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ARCKIT NOW IN SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA

ARCKIT NOW IN SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA

Arckit Stores in Singapore & Malaysia We’re thrilled to announce that Arckit is finally available in eight prestigious flagship stores across Singapore and Malaysia including Hamleys, Times and Borders – and we’re set to roll out to even more over the coming months and into 2017. New stores! Hamleys 1Utama Borders The Curve Borders Gardens Times KL Pavillion Hamleys Orchard, Plaza Singapura Hamleys Marina Bay Sands Times Waterway Point Times Marine Parade To celebrate, these retailers are offering special promotions throughout August and September. STEAM Workshops & Demonstrations Arckit has been part of educational workshops in Hamleys and Borders to...

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