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Best New Designs: Top Drawer and Craft London January 2014 Review

Great designs from the pre-eminent gift show, including wrapping paper, baby wear and jewellery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wrap magazine trees and tools wrapping paper

It has been many years since I last attended the Top Drawer gift trade show at Earls Court, and the scope of what is now on offer is daunting to say the least: it's no wonder it has recently split off into the separate Home London event and now Craft London. Having already visited those two I only made it around half of Top Drawer, missing out on much I'm sure. Oh well, there's always next time.

Wrap Magazine paper with leaves and pot plants

Over in the greeting cards section it was great to meet the talented Polly and Chris from Wrap Magazine, who have produced a wonderful stand alone wrapping paper range to compliment their… read more

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An Interview with Jewellery Designer Kate Sibley, talking about her ‘Future Jewellery’ Collection

London based designer Kate Sibley, of design studio Sibley Grove, talks us through her new bold and sustainable jewellery collection created with beautifully folded stone paper.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Kate Sibley Jewellery by Laura Griffin When I first looked at images of Kate Sibley’s stone ‘paper’ Future Jewellery I was reminded of a gorgeous book I fell in love […]

Central Saint Martins: Ba Hons Jewellery Graduate Show 2011 Review

Wonderful work from CSM graduate jewellery designers - including some lovely ethical jewellery from Kerry Huff and upcycled rings from Hee Jung Son. Plus Barter Bangles from Anna Heasman.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Headdress by Jing Jing Cao. The Central Saint Martin Ba shows were held for the last time this year in the iconic Charing Cross building, before the courses depart for […]

Non-Nuclear Spring Clean

Hannah Bullivant delves into the environmental hazzards of home cleaning products

Written by Hannah Bullivant

All illustrations by Andrea Kearney. It is March and the daffodils are in full bloom. London is drunk on sunshine. There is talk of vest tops and the unbearably exciting […]


Anna Glowinski’s AnaNichoola – Girls Allowed!

Interview: Anna Glowinski; pioneer of fashion label AnaNichoola – for women who love to cycle. Edited by Valerie Pezeron

Written by Hannah Osborne

All photographs courtesy of AnaNichoola, a label created by avid cyclist Anna Glowinski, is fast growing fashion brand with a simple idea; attractive, affordable and convenient fashion for female […]

Redesign the Royal Bank of Scotland for Sustainability

Open brief from Amelia's Magazine and PLATFORM, Closing date: 2nd Nov 2009

Written by Amelia

The Royal Bank of Scotland. RBS. Formally known with pride as the “oil and gas bank” due to their close alliance with the fossil fuel industries. What on earth would […]


Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration: Open Design Brief

Open brief for illustrators, Closing date: August 3rd

Written by Amelia

Be featured in this limited edition anthology of the best new illustrators engaged in environmental thinking. Read on to find out more… ***Please note that this brief is now closed: […]

Growing Stuff: An Alternative Guide To Gardening


Written by Cari Steel

The spirit is there, but where are the green fingers? When I was little I used to love watching my mum tending to the garden. I remember the pride and […]


Steady State Illustration Competition


Written by Lucy Jones

Solar panels and roof top gardens on every house in Camden, allotments in place of car parks, “I’ll meet you at the crosspaths, crosspaths” we’d sing, and a range rover […]

Landscape Gallery – Oriel y Parc

words and photos from Polly Corrigan

Written by Polly Corrigan

St Davids, on the far south-western tip of Wales, is a city of contradictions. Being the smallest city in the UK, it is really more of a village with a […]


Eco-Design Christmas Fair

Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, 13th December 2008

Written by Kirsty McGregor

It’s Saturday and everything at the Eco-Design Christmas Fair in the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, is daubed in gloominess. Thanks to the amazing British weather, the Christmas spirit is […]