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Something we never take for granted here at Sugru is our amazing community. From the very beginning people have been at the heart of what we do. Our passion, enthusiasm and inspiration is fuelled by all the awesome people who reach out to us and share their ideas and stories. (We read every one, it's our favourite part of the day)
Sometimes in among all the new friends we're getting to know, we spot a familiar face. So we thought you'd be interested to know who you share your Sugru habit with — so now you've got the perfect excuse to say hello! :)
Well, last week we heard from Sophia (pictured right, an avid Sugru-er) who was in Hong Kong filming a documentary that Gigi is part of. When Gigi saw Sophia's phone bumbers, she immediately pulled out her own phone - it turns out Gigi is Sugru-er! How cool is that?
If you want to read more about Gigi's inspiring story, as a spokesperson for LGBT rights in Asia, there's a article over on the BBC website about her.
Hey @sugru here's my fixed bread knife pic.twitter.com/PWNfP7M5m3
— Al Murray FUKP (@almurray) November 8, 2014
Comedian Al Murray, who you might know as ' The Pub Landlord', is one of our biggest fans. Here he is proudly showing us his Sugru-ed knife.
We even spotted some celeb banter — look, they're literally fighting over us! :)
I feel I have to tell @sugru - I love you, you are simply brilliant stuff.
— Andy Nyman (@andynyman) June 18, 2014
Andy is just awesome and as you can tell he's a big fan! He is an actor you might have spotted in Kick Ass 2, and he even voices Nuts in the new Shaun the Sheep film! He's also a magician and co-creator on Derren Brown's shows. He's even popped by Sugru HQ to leave his mark, literally, in the Sugru studio...
@janeonbike Belatedly; Well done on Sugru! Got some in Trinity recently, wondering what to do with it now. Plus, a pun as gaeilge!
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) October 7, 2013
You'll probably recognise Dara as the Irish comedian host of Mock The Week! Even though we haven't seen one of Dara's Sugru projects yet, we know he's got a pack. So hopefully we'll have proof soon!
Plus Dara has an awesome show called Science Club. You can find loads of clips over on YouTube!
Whoa, check this out! It's called Sugru and it's made of 99% Magic, 1% Secret Ingredients. It's the best thing... http://fb.me/tVt1rtzU
— Verne Troyer (@VerneTroyer) August 13, 2010
I don't think this guy needs any introduction! This tweet was from way back in the early days of Sugru, so you can imagine the excitement in the office when we saw this one! We still can't quite wrap our heads around it! :)
“ @kitsunesabe: @NathanFillion I did that trick and it frayed my cord :(" Try Surgu, but keep it in the fridge.
— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) February 7, 2015
Nathan may have spelt Sugru wrong, but we'll forgive him ;) If you don't already recognise him from the epic list of things he's been in (seriously check out his IMDB page) then you will definitely recognise his character from Monsters Inc University!
"My life is held together with cable ties and gaffer tape, so Sugru is a splendidly sophisticated addition to my little armoury."
So it turns out the legendary Kevin McCloud from TV show Grand Designs is a Sugru-er! When asked what had got him excited recently in an interview with The Guardian, he said his order of Sugru that had just arrived! (we swooned)
We know Kevin has already used Sugru to put bumpers on his curtain pulleys, so they don't keep damaging the walls.
Hacked my wall charger with @sugru . This stuff is so cool! pic.twitter.com/U8djWULvII
— Jerry Horton (@jerryhorton) February 26, 2013
Any Papa Roach fans will know who this dude is! And if you don't — Jerry is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the band! Here's one of their tracks. We spotted him improving his charger cables.
Is DIY set for a revival in 2014? find out more @instructables @sugru @repaircafe @makerfaire @goodlifecentre http://t.co/GQmwJUoyri
— Oliver Heath (@Oliver_Heath) January 10, 2014
You might recognise Oliver from TV show like Changing Rooms or BBC DIY SOS! He now often discusses sustainability, demonstrating how people can make it a part of their lifestyles. Our kind of guy!
Here's one of Oliver's projects, using Sugru + magnets to brighten up his home office!
We're all big fans of Imogen Heap here at Sugru, so when we found out she had used Sugru to build an amazing prototype musical glove instrument, well lets say we got excited!
Check out her performance at Wired 2012 where she creates music through hand gestures!
Just came back from a fantastic day @sugru same spirit and motivation! We are born to explore and to be curious! Amazing people, love them!
— Sébastien Foucan (@SebastienFoucan) May 20, 2014
Sebastien is awesome. He's the founder of freerunning and an early developer of Parkour. We were lucky enough to meet him when he visited Sugru HQ last summer.
Check him out in action in Casino Royale!
@sugru Mirror fixing on the bike :-) pic.twitter.com/eDXGP7isgX
— Sarah Outen MBE (@SarahOuten) January 31, 2015
Adventurer Sarah Outen started her latest expedition in April 2011 aiming to "loop the planet" using only a kayak, bike and ocean rowing boat! She has been using Sugru on her kayak, including sealing the solar panels and much more :)
If you're not familiar with the name, Dieter Rams is one of the iconic industrial designers of our generation. His design principles are said to have influenced the design of many Apple products. We discovered his interest in Sugru thanks to our friends over at awesome British furniture brand Vitsoe.
#FF @sugru. Stuff is gonna get FIXED! pic.twitter.com/TDavB83DXB
— Ortis Deley (@OrtisDeley) June 27, 2014
You might recognise this guy from CBBC back in the day on Xchange! These days you'll find him presenting The Gadget Show :)
Dashed clever. Sugru + magnets http://t.co/F4jYBXsRNv (via @BoingBoing )
— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) December 14, 2013
Graham was one of the first Sugru-ers when we were first starting out and he's been a big supporter ever since. For those of you who don't recognise him, he is the genius writer behind shows including Father Ted, Black Books and The IT Crowd!
I actually once fixed my toilet with sugru after breaking it with a hammer! (long story!) http://t.co/k5LaJq0iBt
— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) February 26, 2015
Fascinating, innovative product with inspiring company story @ #teentech today http://t.co/mlvf57ha http://t.co/BhQJmbwL
— maggie philbin (@maggiephilbin) May 14, 2012
Maggie is a tv presenter who you might remember from classic show, Tomorrow's World. It's a little embarrassing how excited we got when we spotted this tweet!
Murray Elliot is a Paralympic archer who competed in the 2012 Paralympics. He has been shooting for over 20 years and trains with the Balbardie Archers. He got in touch with us to tell us how he is using Sugru to adapt his sports equipment.
@sugru Para-Archery World Champion John Stubbs MBE made a Sugru grip for his bow the other day. Worked a treat! :) pic.twitter.com/izTBG7yBgf
— leigh walmsley (@auberginearcher) December 16, 2013
John is another inspiring Paralympic archer who won GOLD for TeamGB at Beijing in 2008! John was awarded his MBE for services to disabled sport :)
James was the youngest member of the GB fencing team at the London 2012 Olympics — he uses Sugru to help him adapt and improve his fencing handle. (yes even at the Olympics!)
In 2012 we partnered with renowned fencing company, Leon Paul, to create the Evolution fencing handle. Watch our video to find out more:
Think we've missed anyone? Let us know if you spot any familiar faces using Sugru :)