I’m a bit late in my independent makers gift guide this year, but I thought I’d do it anyway for those last minute gifts and any birthdays coming up in the near future (*cough* mine). Also check out last year’s post for some more inspiration! I’m also gutted that I can’t make it down to […]
Unfortunately for my bank balance, one of my favourite things to do is go shopping, so I’m always on the lookout for new spots. On Thursday night, Coal Drops Yard opened as a new shopping destination with a selection of chain stores but also some independent ones mixed in. They’re all very design focused, and very cool.
This year at London Design Festival was a little different as I was actually working at Brompton Design District, invigilating an exhibition for one of the studios I work for. It was great to be in the heart of Knightsbridge and in such a creative building, and having the opportunity to spend some time properly look at the other exhibitions without having to rush off to the next one!
Although the future of print is uncertain, there’s something so much more pleasing about seeing the colours come to life on a page, and having contact with printed paper. There’s so much that goes into printing a magazine, since there’s no changing it at a later date, and I really hope that the medium isn’t lost one day. Currently, I think there’s a place for both forms and, if anything, these alternative magazines are becoming more niche and special…
Back in June I visited the Bristol UWE (where I studied) and Bath Spa degree shows. I love seeing work from so many different disciplines and checking out the new talent. There was so much great stuff this year, but here are some of my picks of work that really stood out and who I […]
Last weekend I managed to get to this year’s Upfest. It’s an event in Bedminster, Bristol that showcases urban art, with live painting going on all over the place from 350 artists. I’d never managed to get down to it before and although this year was absolutely soaking wet (and I stupidly didn’t bring an […]