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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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A little birdy(twitter) told me last week that something juicy and typographic was coming to Shoreditch; Gordon Young’s Comedy Carpet off-cuts. Lucy, Jack, my sister Sophie & I popped in at the weekend to see if all of the tweeting was true… I haven’t made it to Blackpool to see the carpet for myself yet but it looks and sounds amazing; 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete. A 1,720 square metre space, the granite carpet...

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The other week I went to 2015’s first D&AD President Lecture by Yuya Furukawa on a whim and, as always, left feeling so inspired and motivated. After posting my thoughts about the talk I was really excited to be invited by D&AD to the next lecture: Ben Tricklebank. On Wednesday I headed to Shoreditch Town Hall after work – a beautiful building, it was jam packed with people eagerly waiting for Ben’s talk. Ben is a,...

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Back in November I posted about the Kickstarter campaign to ‘Keep Kemistry Alive’. I pledged £25 to support and enable Kemistry Gallery to celebrate 100 years of Graphic Design with an exhibition. As part of my Kickstarter reward, last night I attended the Private View as a ‘VIP’ with Sara as my plus 1. When we arrived at Protein there was already a bit of a queue – eager beavers! We peered through the windows for...

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Monday night I felt quite restless and couldn’t sleep. But at 11.29pm I felt much better – I became a backer of Kemistry Gallery’s ‘Keep Kemistry Alive’ kickstarter campaign. So what is Kemistry Gallery and what’s happening to it? Kemistry is a small independent gallery that has been exhibiting cutting edge talent and legendary graphic designers (including Saul Bass, Milton Glaser and Ken Garland) work in Shoreditch, London since 2004. Unfortunately the gallery is set to...

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Thursday evening I met fellow blogger Nikki after work and headed to an exhibition launch party that I’d seen advertised on instagram: After attending the Signpainting workshop at the Tate I have been enjoying a more colourful, tropical world thanks to Animaux Circus. It was definitely the weather for it anyway – London has been enjoying/enduring a bit of a tropical heatwave recently! Small but bursting with inspiration, we were pretty impressed with Lik +...

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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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4 hours after getting in from the gig and I was up and ready for day 3 of my London adventures – there’s no sleeping in the city! As I’m not (yet) a Londoner, I haven’t committed to an Oyster card and so I bought a travel card each morning. This morning on my way to the ticket machine, a lady came up to me and gave me her travel card because she didn’t need...

Ooooh the suspense since my last post!? Sorry, there was just way too much to fit into one post so I decided to break it in two! After browsing some brilliant work at New Blood, I had a date with Design Bridge – using the word ‘date’ really loosely! 🙂 Dani, Bobbins and myself were really excited to be going to the 3pm talk, not only because Design Bridge are a super successful studio (alliteration!) but...

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