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After sharing my love for the Career Crisis cards the other week, I visited The School of Life for a special workshop on overcoming procrastination. Walking from the station on the evening of the class I couldn’t help but wonder if anyone would turn up – they’d all be too busy procrastinating, right? Oh the irony! But actually it was a full house, all ready to kick procrastination where it hurts… or try anyway. I’ve read a...

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Oh Brixton, why do people avoid you so? Unfortunately a lot of people are scared to visit because you’ve got a bit of a bad reputation, but all I found on my visit was colour and quirk! It’s probably not top of your list for places to visit in London, usually tourists opt for the more ‘classic’ tourist areas such as Soho, Chelsea and London Bridge, but Brixton is cool. It’s not a ground breaking...

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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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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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Papergang from Ohh Deer is the latest craze: a subscription of stationery to feed your habit every month! Over the past 3 months I have been enjoying the novelty of stationery being delivered to my door and have filmed a Youtube video or three of the unboxing process – and if you haven’t watched them, WHY aren’t you subscribed to my Youtube channel!? There are a few other creative bloggers who are also making unboxing videos...

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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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As I mentioned in my last post… #The100DayProject is back for 2016! If you don’t remember, in 2015 I challenged myself with #100DaysofTriangles and it went quite well, (if I do say so myself) so no pressure for this year to go well then! After a lot of discussion on Twitter, for 2016 I have decided on #100DaysofGraphique: What can you expect? The unexpected.  I actually am not sure myself, yet. My initial thoughts are graphic...

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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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