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…. you can pick all of the pieces that you want, but you never know how it’s going to turn out! The other week Laura from Cardboard Cities asked twitter for collage ‘volunteers’. Sometimes creatives just need something fun to work on, and being a big fan of Laura’s work, I sent my photo over faster than you can say collage! As expected, I love what she did with my face: Blue hair… what do...

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Recent political events in the UK have been interesting to say the least. Regardless which side of the fence you sit on, what we have seen is people being passionate about their beliefs, and we’ve been reminded what can happen when people stand up for what they believe in. Rebellion, protest and fighting for the freedom of speech; all things associated with the Punk movement of the 70s. Coincidentally on Friday night I saw Punk...

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74 days ago I began my second year of #The100DayProject, choosing to attempt #100DaysofGraphique after a pretty successful #100DaysofTriangles project in 2015. I would say that if you follow me on Instagram you would definitely remember, but with the algorithm who knows if I show up in your feed anymore!? But anyway, although I’ve not really been shouting about it and giving you guys regular updates on my blog (last year I did weekly round ups!)...

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You know me: I’m always galavanting around London. When you live in London you quickly realise that there is more to shopping than Oxford Street – London has so much more to offer! I probably know East the best, but I’m not an area snob and am keen to explore as much as I can. Just call me a culture sponge! The other week I found myself south of the river in Peckham for the opening...

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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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And the headline would read: Italy comes to London, AGAIN. Last night I was kindly invited to the launch of the latest Fedrigoni exhibition – Made in Italy: Bodoni. (Last year’s exhibition Made In Italy was a more general celebration of Italian Graphic Design) Celebrating (you guessed it) Bodoni the typeface, the guys at SEA design & Fedrigoni have collated a number of beautiful and very special pieces of design for display in the heart...

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If you’ve ever visited London then you’ll be pretty familiar with the London Transport design, be it through buses, underground, overground or Boris bikes. Without question, it is iconic around the world and I have to say that from a design perspective I think it is pretty nice looking. It’s bold, simple, communicates well and it works for millions of people every day. That’s really amazing design – when it looks good AND works. Imagine if...

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It’s not often that I find myself at press events really, but with a new flat to deck out I decided to hop west and visit Olympia in Kensington for Pulse London, a 3 day show for all things lifestyle, home ware and gifting. Was it worth travelling like 20 stops on the tube? Let me tell/show you: The main reason I had travelled across half of London, was for one of the discussion panels...

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What do you do when you have a lot to say and want to share with the world? Nowadays you might create a blog, go on a tweet rant or Periscope about it. Or… you might record a podcast. That’s what Sherida, Soofiya and myself have done. Designed in London (DiLDN for short) is our new Podcast where we will discuss all things creative/design/education/industry themed. Here’s the 3 of us looking pretty pleased with ourselves after recording...

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Last week it was a time to celebrate fluffy pens, cute bull dog clips and notebooks of all shapes and sizes; National Stationery Week 2016. I wasn’t even aware that this was a thing until I happened to see it mentioned on twitter at the beginning of April, but nether the less I was obviously going to be on board! So naturally I headed to the only place to party when it comes to stationery; Paperchase....

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I don’t usually like to start the day with maths, but I felt like it is appropriate in this case… 7 tracks + 7 inches + 700 record sleeves = Secret 7 @ Sonos Studio. ALL OF THE 7s! If you’re not familiar with Secret 7, where have you been? it’s a cool concept where anyone in the world can submit their interpretation of 7 selected songs as a 7 inch record sleeve. The team at...

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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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There’s been a lot of desk activity going on at GF HQ recently: I filmed a Desk tour video and was visited by the lovely Jo Crawford to take part in her Bloggers at their desks series. Living (with my boyf) in a dark small-ish bedroom in a rented London house means that space is quite limited; despite the squeeze, I feel pretty lucky to have just enough space for a desk and somewhere to film/flatlay/be...

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It’s amazing how far word of mouth can travel – to the other side of the world in fact! Last year my friend (Hi Christie) brought me a present back from her travels to Australia; a white letter N. I noticed it was from a brand called Typo, and after a bit of a google I found out that it was a cool brand selling design lead gifts and stationery. I followed them on social media...

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It’s been a while in the making, but it’s finally here! So I’m not a full time Graphic Designer at the moment, but in March 2015 I decided that I wanted to make a video about working in a design studio. Why did I make this video? Well mainly because when you’re a graduate you don’t know what to expect, so I thought I’d show you what it could be like. (Although, admittedly I definitely...

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