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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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Sorry for the radio silence – I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since my last post. If you follow me via social media you might have noticed that I’ve been super busy: working, attending events, hanging with awesome bloggers, Tweeting, Youtubing and #The100DayProject-ing (more on that soon). I’ve also been doing a lot of other things recently, the main thing being flat hunting. After 6 years of our relationship and 2 years of house sharing, Jack and I thought it...

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Hands up if you like collecting nice looking things for inspiration or making mood boards…? Pinterest has been helping us with our desire to stay both inspired and organised at the same time. You can pin for any occasion; deciding on a new haircut, a halloween costume, redecorating your flat or planning a wedding (Apparently every girl has a secret wedding Pinterest board, but I don’t… yet). I often use the phrase ‘Pinterest-worthy’ to describe beautiful...

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Some of you might remember that last year I challenged myself with #The100DayProject? For 100 days I posted a photo featuring a triangle to my Instagram account, with weekly round ups on the blog too; #100daysoftriangles was probably the biggest challenge I’ve ever set myself. But I’m so glad that I did… I’ve managed to keep my blog running for 7 years now, but other than that I’ve never really stuck at anything for a...

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There’s been a lot of desk activity going on at GF HQ recently: I filmed a Desk tour video and was visited by the lovely Jo Crawford to take part in her Bloggers at their desks series. Living (with my boyf) in a dark small-ish bedroom in a rented London house means that space is quite limited; despite the squeeze, I feel pretty lucky to have just enough space for a desk and somewhere to film/flatlay/be...

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Growing up, there were a few things that just weren’t cool; braces, doing your homework on time and wearing glasses. All of my glasses-wearing friends were so excited to ditch their frames for contact lenses. I’d say that things are pretty different now: wearing glasses is cool. A beard, a pair of glasses and a fedora and its as if you’ve sauntered straight outta Shoreditch! Specs aren’t purely functional anymore. They’re a fashion accessory too – you can’t...

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It’s amazing how far word of mouth can travel – to the other side of the world in fact! Last year my friend (Hi Christie) brought me a present back from her travels to Australia; a white letter N. I noticed it was from a brand called Typo, and after a bit of a google I found out that it was a cool brand selling design lead gifts and stationery. I followed them on social media...

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What do you get when you put paper, German sausages, tankards of free beer & designers in one room? A mess, usually… but when GF Smith launched their new Gmund Applied paper range last week it was perfekt, as the Germans might say. I’ve been to these kinds of launches before – there’s usually a design display, free booze and circles of designers talking typefaces (oh, how stereotypical I know!) which is cool because you...

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A couple of years back at University, I created an info graphic of information that I gathered about my blog and titled it ‘Confessions of a Blog-a-holic‘. Some long time readers might remember, but basically I gained a lot of hits from being Freshly Pressed on WordPress – 12,000 hits in like 24 hours on one post. Despite missing out on a 1st for the project in terms of University grades, the ‘real world’ feedback...

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Commuting in London. 3 words that can turn a smile to a frown in a matter of 0.3 seconds. I’ve had my fair share of tube annoyances, however recently I’ve been using a little yellow ray of sunshine to be blissfully ignorant of ignorant people: Don’t get a job… Make a job by Gem Barton has been my tube read for almost 2 weeks now, and what a difference it has made to my 40...

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Despite the gender split being quite even on creative courses at University level, the design industry is heavily dominated by males. If I asked you to draw me a sketch of a Graphic Designer, what would you draw? I’m 99.9% sure it would be a middle aged male with glasses. Am I right? I have a lot to say on the gender disparities within the design industry (I wrote my dissertation about Women in Design, y’know?),...

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I love living in a digital age – I can’t imagine what the world would be like without the internet or Photoshop!? But sometimes it’s nice to step away from our keyboards, go back to basics and keep things simple; collage. It’s so therapeutic to spend an afternoon getting creative with some scissors, a magazine and your imagination. Ok, so I don’t think collaging is really considered to be ‘cool’, but that doesn’t stop me! It’s...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020