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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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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...

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Ever walked past somewhere so many times whilst thinking ‘That looks like a cool place, I need to pop in soon…’ but never actually getting around to it? Me too. But last weekend I said enough is enough and opened the door of Libreria, a super cool but cosy book shop just off Brick Lane in East London. I will hold my hands up and admit that I definitely don’t read as much as I...

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Today is a special day; it’s Wednesday. And on Wednesdays we wear pink, right? But that’s not why it’s special… Last year I put together a little post sharing a few of my fave ladies making creative things happen. Well when I looked in my diary and saw that International Women’s Day was coming around again I thought ‘OK, what can I do this year?’ I decided that I wanted more. More women. More inspiration. More Girl Power (like...

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Growing up, I never really liked stereotypically ‘girly’ things; pink or teddy bears or Disney. I wasn’t bothered about make-up or planning my dream wedding in the future, instead opting to play football with the boys at lunchtime. Other than the obvious physical differences at this time, aged 9, I didn’t really think about how life was different for boys and girls. Portraits by the lovely Ella Masters Tshirt from Teespring Last week I visited the...

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A year ago (wow, time flies) I wrote a series of posts based on creatives that you should follow – Bloggers, Instagrammers, Hashtags and Youtubers. The posts have proved pretty popular, especially the Youtube one (check it out if you’ve not already seen it), and guess what? I’ve discovered even MORE cool creative Youtubers since writing it. It’s pretty crazy how things have changed in a year: since starting my channel I’ve really ‘got into’ Youtube and...

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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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Ok, so I’m a bit slow on this (sorrrry – Happy New Year and all that jazz) but if you’re subscribed to my Youtube channel you might remember that back in December I was lucky enough to attend the reveal of the Pantone Colour of the year for 2017 – watch the vlog here. It’s safe to say that I was PRETTY excited – like, just a little bit. So, what happened? Well, the internet had predicted...

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If you’re like me, you might be a last minute Larry or Lara – even though I have lists written weeks in advance I don’t actually act on them until I REALLY need to. (Procrastination – we’ve spoken about this before right?) Like buying Christmas presents for example – I will keep looking until I’ve found the illusive ‘right’ gift. Does that really exist?! OR will buy something ‘ok’ simply because it’s too late. Anyway,...

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