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Urban Makers East Christmas Market

Some of you may be wondering why I haven’t posted on this blog for sometime?  I’ve been super busy organising two Christmas Craft Markets in Bow. Along with my fabulous friends and colleagues Jo and Julia, I’ve designed the website, flyers, social media graphics, banner and more. I didn’t realise just how much work this … Continue reading

Win a professional screen printing workshop

print club

Now this is cool. Print club London produce some amazing posters and prints. I have two prints hanging on my wall at home that were printed in their London studio. Now you get the chance to print your own. Teardusk have partnered up with Print Club London to give you the chance to attend a Print … Continue reading

Pulse London Trade Show

old english co

On Sunday I went the the trade show Pulse London. I have been pondering taking part in a trade show for sometime but every time I go I’m filled with a sense that I will never be ready. Pulse is no exception. So many of the stands are just outstanding and hours must have been spent … Continue reading

East Wick Candles

I met the girls from East Wick Candles at Renegade Craft Fair and fell in consumer love with their branding and then their candles. I love their pared back style and packaging. They live just down the road from me in East London (hence the name). East Wick candles and melt bars are hand poured in … Continue reading

Hokolo – new woven fabric collection

Hokolo

London based designer Jen Taylor, owner and designer at Hokolo has just released her fabulous new fabric collection. Woven in Scotland, the collection includes luxurious cushions and lampshades. Benedict Dawn cushions 100% pure new wool front, 100% cotton canvas back The Benedict Blue Lamp Shade comes in two sizes Wonderful designs and stunning photos – I want them all! … Continue reading

The Poundshop Mobile

I love this. A Pound Shop but not as we know it. Created by the Designer Sitraka and art project The Poundshop, the Poundshop Mobile is  a platform for designers to sell designer goods under the strict brief that the product is to be sold within the affordable price bands £1, £5 and £10. I’m not sure if it’s still … Continue reading

Cushions – the secret to happiness

I have finally got around to taking some photos of the cushions and prints that I have stocked in my pop-up shop,  Anchor + Hope for the last two months. The lighting in the shop is perfect for a photo shoot. You can find them on my new website and I’ve included a small selection below. I’m … Continue reading

A Dirty Burger in Whitechapel

Chicken shop hot sauce

After a very boring start to our Sunday (a visit to Topps Tiles -yawn) we went for a rather messy burger at Dirty Burger in Whitechapel. With a pared back menu of just a few burgers and chicken from a spit, it’s a great place to go if you’re hungover and struggling to make those … Continue reading

Melting Moments

Now this is cool. British artist Alex Chinneck has unveiled his new work—a life-size two-storey house made from wax. Called ‘A pound of flesh for 50p’, It has been built using 8000 was bricks and is designed to melt using special heat devices. It is designed to celebrate an old candle making factory that is located in the … Continue reading

Mondrian Hotel London

I would love to stay in this hotel. Even though I live in London I covet a number of hotels in the city.  I walked past a few weeks ago (as close as I’ll probably get) and thought it looked very slick. The Mondrian London has been created at the old Sea Containers House, a former … Continue reading