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Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Jewellery and Hats

The first in my Christmas gift round up features jewellery and hats from the likes of Rosie Wonders, The Aviary, Ridley and Dowse and Spirithoods. Plus much more!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Rosie Wonders Dala Horse Necklace by Janneke de Jong.

It's getting scarily close, this Christmas malarkey. And I bet that if you are anything like me you've done very little about actually getting or making any presents for your loved ones. Well, help is on hand - over the next few weeks I'll be rounding up some of my favourite things. First up some bits of gorgeous jewellery and headwear.

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Rosie Wonders is an old friend of mine who started out creating gorgeous handmade cards. Since then her range has expanded hugely and I was delighted to find these gorgeous new enamelled Dala Horse necklaces when I visited her recently at her… read more

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Javari Shoes for Show Exhibition Review

From Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th November, Javari held the Shoes for Show exhibition at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery: a showcase of some of the world’s most extraordinary and prestigious footwear designs.

Written by Sarah Deane

Katie Eary for Nike by Eccabin.   As if we needed any more proof that shoes are a form of art, online shoe connoisseurs, Javari held a dazzling exhibition over […]

Art Car Boot Fair 2011 returns for the Apple Cart Festival in Victoria Park

This year's Art Car Boot Fair took place on Sunday 19th June in the car park of the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Amongst the hyped artwork of big name Brit artists there were some amazing bargains to grab. The Art Car Boutique returns on the 7th August for the Apple Cart Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art Car Boot Fair 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. It amazes me that I’ve never been to the Art Car Boot Fair before… but there you have it, this […]

Sorted London Exhibition Review: featuring Jo Cheung, Thomas Leadbetter, Eleanor Bedlow, Lucy Wragg, Sean Burtenshaw and more

A new crop of creative talent are showcasing the best of their new work at the East Gallery on Brick Lane until Thursday 16th June. Why not pop in and take a look? But first a sneak preview of the best art on display.

Written by Amelia Gregory

You and Me by Jo Cheung. Sorted is the brainchild of Westminster Illustration graduate Lucy Wragg, whose work first impressed me at the degree show last year. Since then she’s […]

The Phantasmagorical World of Gackland

Purveyor of 'chatty communication', painter of vivid brush strokes, much-loved Amelia's ex-staffer and Rolf Harris aficionado; welcome to Gacklactica. Now appearing in Brick Lane.

Written by Cari Steel

All illustrations by Gackland. I first encountered the prolific Gackland two years ago when we shared a desk at Amelia’s Magazine. At the time he was operating under the guise […]

Havering College: Ba Hons 3D Design Graduate Show 2011 Review

Wonderful work from Havering College 3D Design graduates Sarah-Jane Warner, Laura Mardell and Tessa Doughty. Very happy to have discovered their work by accident on my first trip to this years Free Range Art and Design Show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nesting glass bowls by Tessa Doughty. And so, the 2011 graduates shows begin. My first invite was to the Havering College graduate fashion show just down the road at the […]

Like when you were five: Persona Arts Festival and painting workshop

The Persona Arts Festival let visitors feel like artists for an hour last weekend. Or perhaps more accurately, it let us feel like kids with paintbrushes again.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Cyrus Iravani It was with some trepidation that I signed up for a painting workshop at the Persona Arts Festival, because my talents for painting and drawing are pretty rubbish. […]

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March. WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything […]

Field Work: pop-up shop and gallery in Spitalfields

Running this week until Sunday, the wonderful ‘Field Work’ pop-up shop in Spitalfields has a fantastic selection of printed textiles, antique homeware and other bits and bobs of the ‘must see’ variety.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Just off Brick Lane, past the curry houses and down a side street, is where Hinshelwood de Borman have set up their newest pop-up shop. My only complaint after spending […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Christopher Beales

Newcomer Christopher Beales presented When The Crystal Crack'd at the Rag Factory just off Brick Lane on Friday 18th February. Well, he may be new to the madness of showing during LFW, but this first class designer has certainly paid his dues. Very promising.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christopher Beales A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou. Christopher Beales has been working at the coal face of fashion for his entire career thus far, in places as diverse as Voyage […]

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123 Bethnal Green Road: An interview with Ross Barry and Michelle Goggi

In the first of a series of tasters from Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration meet the brains behind eco fashion store 123 Bethnal Green Road. Soon to be the official book launch party venue!

Written by Amelia Gregory

123 illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins. 123 Bethnal Green Road recently opened shop after a lengthy renovation of its Victorian corner store in a prime position right at the top […]

Shea Alchemy: Natural Handmade Skincare

Shea Alchemy founder Sally Mumford talks about her gorgeous skincare creams, all of which are based on fairtrade shea butter from Ghana.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Shea Alchemy by Cat Palairet. I am a big fan of cottage industries – after all, I am one myself. In the first of an ongoing series that will profile […]

An interview with jewellery designer Imogen Belfield

Matt Bramford talks to revolutionary jewellery designer Imogen Belfield about her award-winning career so far, her current collection, Equilibrium, and Grace Jones…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Andrea Peterson A little while ago I went to a Felicities PR evening to view the new collections of some of my favourite designers – Orschel-Read, Emesha, and […]

Tatty Devine and Supermarket Sarah Launch Party!

Supermarket Sarah joins forces with Tatty Devine at their Brick Lane store in East London, bringing her unique merchandising with her…

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustrations by Jenny Costello With businesses struggling to survive through the recession armageddon, a few innovative individuals are thriving, using their imagination and collaborations with other creatives to succeed. Sarah […]

Organart hosts Patrick’s Harvist Art Fair

Organart is hosting a four day event, Patrick’s Harvist Art Fair, which will showcase exciting contemporary artists combined with live band performances. Organart member and participating artist, Sean Worrall, gives us the details on how it came to be, what you can expect, and why you should get involved.

Written by Aimee O’Neill

Image by Robin Clare. Artists and art enthusiasts, listen up! Organart is kicking off an exciting new venture. The alternative creative collective responsible for Organ Magazine, a Resonance FM radio […]

The London Zine Symposium – A little appreciation please!

The London Zine Symposium – A little appreciation please!

Brick Lane played host to the greats of the Zine world last week, two of our contributors went along to get their thumbs inky, find out what's new in Zine's and eat vegan cupcakes. Here's the second installment.

Written by Matt Witt

Illustration above by: Jenny Robins The London Zine Symposium – The Rag Factory, Brick Lane, 29th May 2010 Zines piled on zines, upon comics, upon fanzines on top of stories […]

Zine Symposium Review

Brick Lane played host to the greats of the Zine world last week, two of our contributors went along to get their thumbs inky, find out what's new in Zine's and eat vegan cupcakes. Here's the first installment.

Written by Amelia Wells

The London Zine Symposium, held last week at the Rag Factory, was full to the bustle with a variety of cheery people, all sharing in the spirit of DIY; flicking […]

The Hung Parliament spells serious change for our government.

My views on the 2010 general election, accompanied by the clever visual opinions of a bunch of illustrators.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Matt Thomas. So today’s the day: the day that I sprung out of bed at an ungodly hour with only one thing on my mind. Who will be […]

Tatty Devine and Rob Ryan collaborate again!

Florence Massey starts Easter early with Tatty Devine and Rob Ryan's collaborative custom jewellery pieces…

Written by Florence Massey

Easter is just around the corner, and as well as a delightfully lo-oo-ong weekend, it also means plenty of chocolate egg eating and some egg hunting (despite being in my […]


The Laden Showroom: Not just another shopping website

If you pop into your browser right now, and you’ll find a teasing, anticipation building countdown clock. But on the 22nd of February this clock will transform into a brand spanking new e-tail store, the online arm of The laden showroom

Written by Rachael Millar

Imagery throughout courtesy of The Laden Showroom, a fixture on Brick Lane for ten years now, is renowned for stocking the work of innovative and hard-to-find designers. They specialise […]