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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I was wandering the streets of Soho with Ella when we found a holographic door that matched my earrings. Yep, it was that simple. I’m so used to snapping grimy graffitied walls in the back streets of Shoreditch, but posing on a busy Soho corner? That was a new experience. But I channeled my inner Princess Leia and used The Force… P.S. Did you know...

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I’ve mentioned it in passing, but I thought it was about time I talked about it properly; at the end of 2016 I became a member at a co-working space. Located in Zone 1, just down the road from both central London (Tottenham Court Road) and Camden, the former hospital turned co working space is a hub of exciting business ventures and entrepreneurial spirit. Meet Camden Collective; resourceful, creative and one of a kind. We all...

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Last year I confessed something that probably made stationery addicts everywhere gasp in horror (dramatic, much?). 2016 was the first time I heard about National Stationery Week being a real thing. Maybe this is you right now!? ha But anyway, yes, it is ‘a thing’ and the 2017 stationery hype is in full swing as I post this – in fact TODAY is World Stationery Day. I hope you’ve been geeking out over pencils with no shame?...

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Ever walked past somewhere so many times whilst thinking ‘That looks like a cool place, I need to pop in soon…’ but never actually getting around to it? Me too. But last weekend I said enough is enough and opened the door of Libreria, a super cool but cosy book shop just off Brick Lane in East London. I will hold my hands up and admit that I definitely don’t read as much as I...

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As a Graphic Designer, one of the perks is that I get to geek out about weird things like Pantone chips, fonts and paper and kinda get away with it. I mean, a lot of people don’t really get it but in December I discovered a place where I can ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ without judgement. Paper geeks rejoice; GF Smith have opened a show space in London! (It’s just off Oxford Street btw.) Paper. It’s...

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Trends at the ready, camera steady; shoot! What’s the best way to test out a new camera? Take it on an impromptu shoot around London of course. Recently I’ve been noticing a lot of Graphic influences appearing in AW16 fashion; from shapes and colour to bold typography and graphic details, I’m glad to see Graphic Design having such a big influence on this season’s Fashion trends. You know me; any excuse to hunt down some...

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It’s that time of year again – time for celebration, excitement and all because… it’s my Birthday month, obvs! Ok, I always harp on about my feelings on Christmas, but incase you needed reminding… as a Boxing Day baby, it’s not my favourite time of year. HOWEVER, I think I’m getting soft in my ‘old’ age as it would appear that my heart has slightly thawed and I just might have enjoyed something Christmas related this...

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December is notorious for being the dark & dingy month. That month that nobody wants to be outside… unless pretty lights & hot food are involved. Some might head to Hyde Park for that wintery fair which I can’t even type because it stresses me out – overpriced food, rides and massive crowds of inconsiderate people. Do I sound like the Grinch yet? Luckily there are better options for a festive evening! Some might think...

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When you sit at a computer all day every day, doing something a little bit messy is a welcome opportunity. Luckily for me, the guys from Print Club London asked if I’d like to join in one of their workshops and I jumped at the chance of course! It had been a while since I’d been in the print room printing something that I’d designed myself. Recently it’s become quite trendy to have screen printing...

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As a Londoner, Underground etiquette is a daily struggle. With over 4.8million passenger journeys on the Tube every day there’s bound to be a few disagreements because it’s not much fun being a sardine… and yet we still continue to do it! Although we’re usually very British about it all (passive aggressive and silent until pushed too far), there’s no denying that it’s quite stressful and unlikely to ever really change. But there’s no harm in...

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Magic show, Pantomime or Freak show – one things for sure, we just love to be entertained. The newest exhibition at The British Library is a celebration of just that, showcasing amazing typographic posters and intriguing objects transporting you back in time. In the words of Robbie Williams; Let me entertain you! And this exhibition will via the stories of 5 entertainers; Evanion, Maskelyne, Lord George Sanger, Miss Annie De Montford and Dan Leno. I...

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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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Cafes. There are hundreds (maybe even thousands?) in London, each with their own style and atmosphere. From the swanky coffee bar to the greasy spoon, they are a hub for people meeting friends, working away from the office or just relaxing. They all have that in common. But what about if you’re looking for something different to the norm of coffee and brownies? You’ve probably heard about the Cat Cafes popping up, but if you...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020