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After reading about it for a couple of weeks now, at the weekend Lucy, Jack, Nadia & I decided that it was time to book in a visit to the British Museum of Food. A pop-up by experimental creatives Bompas & Parr, the BMoF is currently housed on a corner of Borough Market alongside the duo’s other project of the moment; Alcoholic Architecture. With no idea what to expect, we entered the museum with open...

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What better way to start the weekend than by sharing some lovely print? A couple of weeks ago it was the launch of the Baddeley Brothers’ book at St Bride Library. Unfortunately I was ill so I couldn’t make it (and I was gutted because I would have been able to interview David Pearson!), however the Baddeley Brothers kindly sent me a copy of the book so I could still enjoy it from my sick...

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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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The other week I was invited to see the latest exhibition at The Royal Academy, Ai Weiwei. Known for being outspoken, his pieces respond to China’s suppression of human rights and freedom of speech. Before experiencing the work, I heard about the experiences which helped to shape it and was absolutely fascinated. Up-to speed with Ai Weiwei’s story, I was now ready to see the art. Accompanied by my fellow bloggers (Uli, June, Leanne and Emma), we headed into the...

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Every September London hosts London Design Festival – just over a week of design focused talks, exhibitions and shows. I’ve been really busy for the past couple of weeks, with something booked in for every evening which meant that I hadn’t had the chance to see any of LDF15. Last weekend I set myself a challenge; try to see (most of) LDF in a day. I also decided to post my adventure to my Snapchat story too, although...

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Last week one of the most exciting events happened. The guys at London Graphic Centre invited a bunch of creative bloggers for an evening at the Covent Garden store. The reason this was so exciting was 1. a shop full of stationery etc and 2. all of my favourite bloggers in one room. When LGC said they wanted to do a bloggers event I made sure to tag all of the creative bloggers I knew...

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You might remember that last month I announced that I was co-hosting the #The100DayProjectLondon meet up (and the story of how that came about)? Well Wednesday evening it was time to get my host-on and meet complete strangers brought together by an internet project. I was greeted by our lovely host, Andrea – an American designer, and welcomed in to her flat (we took a raincheck from the park) for an evening of celebration. I made...

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On Sunday I set myself a little challenge; what happens when you put a blogger with a sketchbook on the London Eye Experience? Recently I’m missing being creative. I keep making the excuse that I don’t have time, but it’s one of those things that I know I need to make time for. So what better way to focus my attention than to put myself in a little bubble with the beautiful views of London? With Jack for...

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Sorry to tease you with this as it happened back in May, but after a week of English-Summer weather, I needed to bring some sunshine to the blog! Jack, Lucy, Sophie(my sister) and I popped into the House of Peroni; a month-long celebration of the very best of Italian culture brought to London. A pop-up in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, it was the perfect space to escape the hustle and bustle of East...

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Just over a month after the ‘end’ of #The100DayProject and the guys at The Great Discontent have announced some global meet ups. An opportunity for like-minded people to get together and celebrate our achievement, I was looking forward to meeting other Londoners who had been undertaking the challenge. When the email arrived I scoured the list for a London meet up, only to discover that it didn’t exist… there wasn’t a meet up anywhere in the...

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Last year I posted about Print Club London’s Summer Screen Prints 2014 exhibition at Somerset House, and one year on I was looking forward to being back for 2015’s poster collection! Accompanied to the opening night by Lucy and Natalie (Team LuNa Creatives), I wasn’t surprised to find the exhibition space buzzing with admirers: From the psychedelic (An American Werewolf in London by Steve Wilson)… … to the typographic (Do The Right Thing by Rose...

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Last week I was invited to the private view of St Bride Unveiled – the latest must-see exhibit for design, typography and print geeks. The St Bride Foundation was established in 1891 in the centre of the publishing hub on Fleet Street, but of course communication via typography and print go back a long way before then! St Bride is home to a large collection of historical items – I’d love to delve into the archive...

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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to bag some tickets to the glug LDN x House of Vans event. Glug run a series of talks/creatives events around the world, but I’d not been to a glug event… until now. After hearing good things I was excited, PLUS this time tickets were free so everyone was keen to get their hands on them. Last Thursday it was glug time! Jess(who has just travelled down...

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After seeing tweets from KK Outlet, at the weekend I took Jack, Sophie & Ben with me to check out the Commute Nice London exhibition. KK is a small gallery, but there’s plenty of space for 20 odd posters by a brilliant range of designers. My daily commute involves a walk, a bus and a tube ride, and after living in London for over a year now I’ve seen/experienced a few tense transport moments. I’ve actually been...

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I’m a bit behind, (better late than never) but the other week I popped into St Brides Library with Soofiya and Sara to see Emily Martin’s Pantone Postcard Project. (I think it’s finished now, but wanted to share it with you guys anyway!) The 100 postcards, mainly contributed from creatives in the USA, were displayed in colour order creating a rainbow. Both the front and back were on show, showcasing the stamps and messages from participants. A variety of mediums...

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