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Having spent the past few months indoors (still so surreal eh), for me it’s never been more important to feel at home in my home. As a renter, it’s not always easy to put your own stamp on a space but it can be done! And here’s my flat tour to prove it… 🙂 Welcome to our colourful flat in Colchester, Essex – just over an hour commute from London via train. We moved to...

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One of the nicest things about having a baby is nesting; setting up a space to welcome them into the world. It’s a chance to have fun, get those creative juices flowing and most importantly ready for the big changes that come with a new arrival. We moved to Colchester (from East London) in May 2019 when I was 30 weeks pregnant and then the nesting began. As renters it can be hard to make...

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I’ve been visiting London Design Festival for a few years now and admiring all of the exhibitions, installations and events with a hint of jealousy; I wanted to be involved, but I didn’t know how. Little did I know it, but 2018 was going to be different from my usual LDF experience! When the team at homeware brand West Elm said that they liked my mural and asked if I’d like to be an artist in...

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Sleep – you can’t live with it (ok, during) and you can’t live without it! It’s an everyday essential that we all have to embrace and structure our day around. Everyone’s sleep experience is different, but the average adult needs 7-9 hours a night so best to make it a good one. I think I have quite an unusual relationship with sleep; I don’t really rate it much. I know I need to sleep, but...

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CIAO Bellas! Last month I joined the rest of the design community in the annual pilgrimage to Milan for a celebration and prayer to the design trend gods; Milan Design Week 2018. From Hermes to HAY and Wallpaper* to Toiletpaper, brands and designers worked together to create atmospheric installations, experiences and visual delights around Milan. It was my first visit to Milan/ MDW so I went with an open mind, not really knowing what to expect… other...

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As a Graphic Designer, colour is important to me. I can spend hours looking at colour palettes, adjusting hues – it’s a game of tones all in the name of design. The good news is; I’m not alone! A few weeks ago I headed South of the river for the Mapleton Crescent SW18 Design supper club hosted by Pocket Living at Flotsam and Jetsam. We ate, we drank, we talked colour – it was a...

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You wouldn’t expect to find a staircase in a shipping container, but in East London anything can happen. When Print Club London invited me to a preview of the Blisters 2017 prints I knew it was going to be good, but stepping down into this amazing warehouse style room (yes it was underground) I was in awe – of both the room AND the prints, of course. If you’re not familiar with Blisters then listen...

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Well, that’s it; looks like London Design Festival is finished for another year, sob. You might’ve seen on my Instagram that I was quite busy trying to squeeze in as many LDF exhibitions and events as I could and now, if I’m honest, I’m exhausted. Is it possible that I’m all design-ed out!? You might remember my LDF 17 guide from the other week? Hopefully that helped you to choose a handful of the best...

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What is a working space? Is it a place where you create, make and produce things? A place where you concentrate and work hard? A place that you have pride in? Sorting through one of my hard drives the other day I found this montage, probably the earliest ‘photo’ I have of my creative space: Apart from questioning why photo montages were ever a thing, it got me thinking about my working space and how...

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I’ll be honest, it’s not often that you’ll find me in a night club. I’m more of a gig kinda girl but if there are cocktails and cool neon signs involved I can usually be persuaded, so when Habitat invited me to an evening at The Light Club to celebrate the launch of their AW16 collectionI was intrigued. Joined by fellow creative bloggers Shelley and Fab, we headed to the Habitat store on Tottenham Court Road eager...

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After attending Pulse back in May, I’d already added it’s sister fair Top Drawer to my calendar (although it’s not open to the public: press & trade only). I pencilled it in for the Monday, but then In The Window invited me to join them for a screenprinting workshop with Daniel Heath on the Sunday, so I moved a few things around. I can always make time for screenprinting! I met with Emma and Fab,...

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I always wondered when I would start caring about cushions, throws and matching plates. Well guys, I think I’m finally there. I thought it came with age but actually I guess it just comes with having your own space… which is usually linked to being a bit older. Ok, enough of going around in circles. After 2 years of renting a room in a shared house, Jack & I finally moved into our own flat in...

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Love travelling but hate being away from home? I’m sure you’ll have heard about airbnb, but have you stayed in one yet? This weekend (16th-19th June) airbnb are opening the door on one of the beautiful London apartments to showcase the airbnb experience. What’s it like being a guest in someone else’s home? Well, let’s find out: Firstly, what an amazing front door. I’ve walked past this house so many times before and never knew it...

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Sorry for the radio silence – I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since my last post. If you follow me via social media you might have noticed that I’ve been super busy: working, attending events, hanging with awesome bloggers, Tweeting, Youtubing and #The100DayProject-ing (more on that soon). I’ve also been doing a lot of other things recently, the main thing being flat hunting. After 6 years of our relationship and 2 years of house sharing, Jack and I thought it...

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