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Spring has sprung and so it’s time to clear out those brain cobwebs. How is it almost MAY!? Sorry, things have been a bit quiet around here recently, with working & vlogging & life. But spoiler alert; I’m working on some great content for National Stationery Week next week (24th to 30th April), so look forward to that. January came and went in a blur (RIP to my phone), and I actually forgot that GF turned 8...

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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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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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A couple of weeks ago I headed to Shoreditch House for ‘Spring clean your brand’ – a talk from the ladies at SheSays. This is quite a long post, but if you’re feeling a bit ‘Meh’ about yourself/ your career/ your life then it’s 110% worth reading all of it, I promise. Be yourself, everyone else is already taken – Oscar Wild To set the scene, SheSays host Amy talked about how she makes a...

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Prior to the UK Blog Awards 2015 back in April(where I won Highly Commended Arts & Culture Blog – wooo!), I was contacted by the guys at Stress Free Print about getting some business cards printed. As sponsors of the awards, they handled everything printed from the programmes to certificates and the blogger business cards. Looking at their website I discovered that they had 2 options for business cards – flat or folded. Usually the folded...

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Last night I headed to the Apple store in Covent Garden to see Anthony Burrill talk analogue and digital. I guess I’m at risk of sounding like a stalker, but I have seen Anthony talk quite a few times – Something to Say at St Brides, Leeds Print Festival and I’ve screen printed with him too at KK Outlet. Why do I like Anthony Burrill so much? Well, I think the work speaks for itself –...

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On Tuesday I headed to YCN in Shoreditch for a talk about Brand Collaborations. As a student the YCN shop used to be a ‘must’ when I came to visit London, but I don’t think I’ve visited since I have lived here – this post in July 2013 with Emma & Sara was probably the last time! YCN, short for You Can Now (although it used to be Young Creative Network), is a creative organisation helping young...

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Yesterday Mitch Goldstein (who if you have twitter and don’t follow, you need to NOW) tweeted this video and I just wanted to share it with you because it made me smile: FYI, I’m a Graphic Designer. Apparently it’s a ‘cool’ job? We’re so creative and mysterious – who even knows what we do all day? Menus and logos and things like that. Pamphlets and DJ flyers. Logos, stationery and soap. Letterheads and logotypes. We’re...

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Yesterday I popped to Covent Garden to experience a new retail experience: the Marc Jacobs pop up tweet shop. Tweet shop? No, I wasn’t buying tweets – quite the opposite actually, as customers were able to ‘buy’ things by tweeting! Outside the pop up shop was a cute flower cart displaying massive daisies (well, white gerberas!) which cost just 1 tweet: Lucy and I couldn’t resist posing with a big bunch before heading into the...

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With a Tesco express popping up every 5 minutes, small independent cornershops are becoming a rarity (well, in London anyway). However, just off Columbia Road, Lucy Sparrow is rebelling with her project which Lucy, Nadia & I went to check out last weekend: Although it stocks everything from space raiders to fish fingers, The Cornershop isn’t what it first appears… look closer: Everything is made of felt! Hand crafted by Lucy Sparrow and exhibited in their...

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Ooops – this post seems to have been lost somewhere in my drafts, but definitely deserves some love. Back in May, Lucy & I were in Shoreditch after work and looking for a bite to eat. Lucy is a coeliac (alleric to gluten) so she searched for somewhere Gluten-free friendly on her Gluugle app and Bill’s was an option. I had heard some great things about Bill’s on the grapevine so we decided to try it out...

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Last Wednesday I received an email from Byron – I signed up to their newsletter for updates about new burgers etc. But this wasn’t about the latest menu addition – it was an invite to eat for free at the opening weekend of the new Byron on the Strand! Free Byron burgers? I’m there! So I booked a table for the Saturday and 2 minutes later it was sold out! (Hoarding design by Charlie Smith) The...

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So, here’s a bit of a break from Burgers(sorrynotsorry) – Poppies of Spitalfields is British personified: Fish and Chips. I had heard a couple of people mention Poppies and when Nadia and I found ourselves on the streets of Shoreditch and hungry (not homeless!) we decided to head to Poppies. ‘Best Fish ‘n’ Chips discovered in London town’ – a big claim to make, so would Poppies live up to it? Well, they have been named...

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