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Posts Tagged ‘platform’

Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Eco-friendly, Ethical and Crafty Gifts

A diverse range of gifts for the ecologically, environmentally aware and craft minded in your life: from Kirsty Allsopp's aspirational range for M&S to an arts activist pamphlet from Platform.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Christmas gifts by Sinead O'Leary.

Just in time for a last minute eco Christmas round up before the Royal Mail goes totally pear shaped….

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Firstly, I am a bit in love with Kirsty Allsopp, either that or I am just really bloody jealous - how did she get to the position where she has managed to forge an entire career out of learning to craft? That's like my ideal job. And her own entire range at Marks & Spencer? If you fancy yourself a bit of Kirsty why not take a peek at some of the gift packages she's put together. They're a bit girly for me, so I'm gunning for this read more

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London Design Week 2011: The Best of the Independent Jewellery Fairs

During September and October 2011, London was the playground to a host of wonderful jewellery fairs and exhibitions in conjunction with London Design Week. I spent a few leisurely days checking them out.

Written by Miranda Williams

Sian Bostwick Forget Me Not Necklace by Tilly Wright
The first of my visits was to Gabriel’s Wharf on the South Bank. Nestled amongst a handful of gift shops and cafes …

Christmas Gifts: Art, Jewellery and Homeware Ideas

My second Christmas gift round up features lots of handmade, upcycled and unique goodies from the likes of 123 Bethnal Green Road, London Kills Me, Tatty Devine and the Soma Gallery

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Timothy Hunt.
In my second round up of fabulous ideas from twitter friends for late Christmas gift shoppers I bring you the best of art, jewellery and homewares.

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Licence to spill! are keeping it clean

Your help is needed to raise ethical funds for the campaign against dirty oil money sponsoring the arts.

Written by Sophie Allain

Three oil cans; Tate Summer Party, Photography by Immo Klink
Gushing from floral skirts, spilling elegantly from giant white eggs, jetting from paint tubes across the floor of the iconic …

An interview with Young British Designers

We have a chat with the team behind new website Young British Designers, a platform for the next generation of British fashion legends, including Ada Zanditon, Eudon Choi and Jena.Theo… with incredible illustrations by Kate Copeland

Written by Katie Antoniou

Felicity Brown Gabrielle dress, illustrated by Kate Copeland
Amidst the commotion of catwalks and exhibitions at London Fashion Week, one website had everyone talking; Young British Designers. Grabbing attention with their …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Michael Van Der Ham

Michael Van Der Ham shows his first solo collection on the platforms of the old Eurostar terminal. Illustrated by Krister Selin

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Krister Selin
I was very excited to see what NEWGEN winner Michael Van Der Ham would have in store this season at his first solo show. He’s quickly rising …

Royal College of Art: Design and Animation Part Two

Our second visit to the RCA's Show Two stopped off at Animation, Design Interaction and Innovation Design Engineering Courses

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Deviating from the subject of Climate Change, Amelia’s Magazine finds ourselves mesmerised by Design Interaction Student, Kjen Wilkens’ Weather Camera.
What is the impact on our relationship with the environment – …

Royal College of Art Show Two 2010: Design

It's brilliant to see so many designers tackling the subject of climate change and offering alternative methods of production...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Amelia’s Magazine took a trip to see the Royal Collage of Art’s SHOW TWO at Kensington Gore…
The RCA’s MA Innovative Design Engineering – a double masters with Imperial College, …

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Art listings November 16-22

Out and about in London

Written by Satu Fox

Angela Palmer’s Ghost Forest
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Earth Listings 26th October – 1st November 2009

Written by Adam S

This weeks listings; arts, training, films and festivals. Make sure you check out C words at some point, where Platform are putting on 50 events in the run-up to COP …

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 …