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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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Cocktails along the canal; sounds ideal, right? And it was, thanks to Campari’s cute little red boat moored at Granary Square – red is my colour of September btw. To get into the spirit (get it?) I even dressed ‘on brand’ to match the giant stripey typographic installation by design duo Eley Kishimoto… because if I can’t wear these flares during London Fashion Week, when can I? Whether you’re more into LFW or LDF, you...

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For creatives in London, the London Design Festival (affectionately known as LDF) is the highlight of the year with exhibitions, events and generally just a celebration of all things design. From textiles and flooring to colour theory and social change, there’s lot to see and be inspired by and I’m expecting LDF 2017 to live up to the hype. If I’m honest I usually follow my friend’s recommendations, but this year I wanted to be...

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Pinch, punch, first of the month and welcome to my new monthly series: Colour Calendar. 12 months to celebrate 12 colours. Simple! September: RED This September I’m seeing RED for a number of reasons (not just because Taylor Swift released her new album and she is out for blood). It’s usually paired with February for love etc, but I don’t see why we have to wait until Valentines day to spread the love. Red just...

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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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Live, work, play – 3 words to live by! Hidden amongst the streets of Hull, Emma & I found a burst of colour and inspiration. A quiet but cool and creative area next to Hull’s Harbour, Humber Street reminded me of Shoreditch (my fave area of London) in many ways. Quirky bars serving craft beers and gin cocktails, the most chocolatey brownies I’ve ever tasted and a record studio above a record shop – just...

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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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Hi! Hello stranger, it’s me! When life gets in the way… I have to make a choice; put my energy into blogging OR look after myself (and sleep). Although I do sometimes forget, I’m slowly getting better at remembering that I’m not super woman and I can’t do everything! Sorry for the radio silence. Being a slashie (aka a person with several job titles – graphic designer /businesswomen /writer /blogger /vlogger /girlboss), I’ve become well...

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Time flies when you’re having fun! Can’t believe it’s been a month since I climbed above the London clouds (well, the aeroplane did) and didn’t look down until I’d reached Glasgow. Thankfully I was greeted with glorious sunshine, perfect for exploring during my 24 hours in Glasgow. But why had I headed to Scotland? Fedrigoni had invited me to enjoy an evening of design, beers and paper, so naturally I said AYE! (That’s a popular scottish phrase for...

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Anyone who follows my Instagram feed will know about my love of art, more specifically wall art; art in the wild. I’ve been photographing it since I moved to London 3 years ago and it’s definitely one of my favourite things about living in a creative city. Walking down a street and discovering a new piece of art is such a buzz – it’s the simple things in life, hey? And much to my delight...

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All week I’ve been banging on about how lovely stationery is, and I’m not about to go back on that… BUT it’s not just about pretty notebooks and paperclips. So, with some lovely but also very practical stationery from Flying Tiger (F.K.A Tiger), let’s chat about how to stay organised. You’ll thank me for these on Monday… Multi-master A lot of people say that multi tasking is actually bad for productivity, but I guess it depends on...

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Stationery doesn’t have to be standard. Every notebook is unique because every stationery user/lover is different. No two pages of notes/doodles are the same, so why settle for the same when you can do something different? Ok, enough riddles: I’m talking about some stationery personalisation. You can easily turn a notebook into a piece of art with just a few stickers, even those who like a more minimal approach. It sounds simple, but it’s SO effective...

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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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What’s the best way to good karma during National Stationery Week? (No, this isn’t a joke btw) Well yes, you could selflessly hand out free stationery to make people smile. But if like me, you’re not one to part with stationery easily, you’ll be glad to hear that there’s another way! Sure there’s lots of great stationery to indulge in on the high street, but what about supporting some creatives and small businesses? We all KNOW that...

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Sometimes it’s easy to forget, but our desks are more than just a space. They’re the home of our productivity, creativity and most importantly, our stationery. If you didn’t already know, today is the first day of National Stationery Week (the best week of the year, obvs!) and to celebrate I’ve teamed up with Paperchase to show my desk some love. It’s time for challenge Desk Refresh! I’m always popping into the flagship store on Tottenham Court Road, and with...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020