Nutribullet Red


TL;DR I’m using Nutribullet to make smoothies, and it’s awesome!

Reviewing blenders is new to me, because I never had one. But somehow Nutribullet got into my head (podcasts), and I finally got one.

Nutribullet — Green Smoothie


So far it’s been fantastic! The smoothies are better than any smoothies you can buy.

And there’re so many things to make them with… Blueberries. Carrots. Celery. Almond butter. Oats. Sage. Avocados. Cashews. Mangos. Ice. Protein whey. Protein whey, Carl!

Blueberry Smoothie


It’s frighteningly powerful in a good way, and surprisingly easy to wash. Imagine washing a mug and a knife — and that’s it, literally rinses clean in ten seconds.

It’s also very compact for a blender, and can be kept on the bench or stored away in the cupboard. It’s absolutely easy to use and grinds up pretty much anything in a flash.

Good stuff.

Laundrapp Logo

Laundrapp review

Laundrapp is a new UK based service with a neat app for arranging laundry pickup and delivery. You select laundry type from given packages and book time slots for collection/delivery.

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2014 rewind

#2014 rewind

From 2013 resolutions: moved from Moscow to London. Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels. Dover, Cambridge, Chester, Coventry. New job. Plane spotting. Got a bike, but take a train (this is a south-west train service to Waterloo only), tube (please, mind the gap between the train and the platform) and a night bus (seats are avaliable on the upper deck).


City of the year: London, Amsterdam
People of the year: colleagues, new people in London
Language of the year: British English
Food of the year: fish&chips, cheddar, wild rocket, danish waffles
Drink of the year: ale
TV series of the year: Fargo, Black Mirror, True Detective
Accomplishment of the year: moving to London
Songs of the year:
“Far From Any Road” by The Handsome Family (
“Take me to church” by Hosier (
“Once Upon A Dream” by Lana Del Rey (
Книга года: “What I talk about when I talk about running” by Haruki Murakami
Perfume of the year: Chloe
Beauty product of the year: Lolly Tint by Benefit, More Brows by ModelCo
Store of the year: Uniqlo, Hema
Quote of the year: “Hey, dude, you really shouldn’t drink and horse.”
Purchase of the year: iPhone6
Gift of the year: ollo clip
Evil of the year: nationalism
Concert of the year: Six Organs of Admittance (25th October, London)
App of the year: Slack
Clothes of the year: plaid shirt
Luck of the year: getting a visa in March in a closed visa centre in Kiev
Fail of the year: fitness
Game of the year: Monument Valley
Animal of the year: fox
Technology of the year: grunt
Amusement of the year: spotting planes from a bridge
Place of the year: Cineworld, Wetherspoon, Pure Gym, Shakespeare’s Globe
Museum of the year: Museum of Brands (
Performance of the year: Skylight by David Hare (…/ntlout6-skylight)
Website of the year:
Gadget of the year: drone
Desktop app of the year: Mou, Text Expander
Event of the year: Farnborough Airshow 2014
Loss of the year: voluntary
Actor of the year: Matthew McConaughey
Actress of the year: Emily Blunt
Powersong of the year: “Firework” by Katy Perry (
Movie of the year: Nymphomaniac, Million Ways to Die in The West, Gone Girl, Boyhood, Only Lovers Left Alive, Lego, Edge of Tomorrow
Meme of the year: ice bucket challenge (remember that?)
Youtube video of the year: Action Movie Kid
Cover song of the year: “Wrecking Ball (The Country Version)“ Gregory Brothers

Jesus is now 2014 y.o. Hurray!

Pure Gym

Best gym ever

Just finished my first workout at the gym. And I want to write a post about it!

Why, I just didn’t expect a gym to be so appealing. With this many enjoyable things and details. For the record, I’m not a gym rat, though I’ve been to ~10 gyms (also in different countries) and those gym experiences were more or less similar — until this time. Take out your notebooks, gym owners.

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Posture gadgets and posture corrector clothes

More fitness gadgets of new generation are being released each year. They are smart and helpful, make you be more analytical about your goals and increase self consciousness on health subject.

I’ve been trying some of health and fitness gadgets previously (Fitbit Flex review). Here’s my list and reviews for the latest gadgets that are aimed specifically to improving the posture. There’s also a whole niche of posture corrector clothes out there. I’ve only been able to test and research few of the products, and I’m including them to this article as well.

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23andMe review: getting a personal DNA report

* This post contains several updates on the current status of 23andMe project and my story as a customer, from making an order in September to receiving the report on February. Read on to get the whole story!

First, there’s a little intro to the whole thing. Have you heard of 23andMe ( Feel free to skip further if you have. is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California that provides rapid genetic testing. The company is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell. The company provides health and ancestry DNA service that delivers you medical information based on a DNA sample that you send to the lab.

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Madmen character generator

Madmen Yourself is a neat Madmen character generator that can build your a nice avatar. Here’s what I got for the Hatchers team so far:)


Ode to the cup heater

Cup heater. Device that makes me happy every day. No, wait, hot coffee makes me happy every day. Cup heater is just keeping the coffee hot. I’m not sure if cups-getting-cold is a common problem these days, but in case you share my concerns, here is a link to where I found this essential gadget.

Behance Meetup. Beijing, 2012

This week I’ve attended an annual Behance Portfolio Meetup hosted by Instant Hutong as a member of the Hatchers team. It was a great event, thanks to all the participants for the great time and inspirational talk! And a special thanks to Marcella and Stefano from the LocalDesignStudio for taking the initiative and bringing up the creative folks together. Check out these websites of some truly talented artists based in Beijing.

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