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Posts Tagged ‘UK’

Bust Craftacular: Christmas Gift Ideas 2013

Didn't make it down to the Bust Craftacular? Worry not, for here's my round up of great finds... why not check in with your favourites online and make a unique Christmas purchase that way?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Georgia Bosson textiles

Last year I missed out on the Bust Craftacular, but this year I was able to whip around this buzzy annual event, held at the York Hall. I was very glad I made it, since this is a great place to discover new designers. My first find was these lovely hand screen printed textiles by Georgia Bosson, who is also working with upcycled felted fabrics for her new range of cushions. Bright and lovely! She's only just launched her own business this year but I predict good things.

Haruko Miyauchi reindeer christmas card

I adored these hand cut reindeer cards by Haruko Miyauchi so much I bought two. £3.50 each: ridiculously underpriced and I told her so. Her first foray into selling designs!

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Pinned it! Made it! Pinterest Party Review: Create a Mexican Day of the Dead Flower Crown

Why not get your craft on at a Pinterest Party? The Pinned it! Made it! ladies are on hand to guide you through your crafting dreams, once a month at Hackney Downs Studios.

Written by Amelia Gregory

If like me, you are a Pinterest fan, you no doubt spend more happy hours avidly collecting crafting ideas than actually creating them. Which is why the concept of Pinterest […]

An Interview with Kathy Shenoy, Creative Director of Ethical Design Shop Shake the Dust

Forging links between up-and-coming British designers and ethical producers in Southern Africa, Shake the Dust merges sustainability with great design.

Written by Jessica Cook

Kathy Shenoy by Louise Smith Shake the Dust, is an online shop which sells everything from wooden heart-shaped pendants to fluoro vases. Creating relationships between emerging British designers and ethical […]

Best short films from the Short and Sweet Film evening at The Phoenix, London

Wonderful discoveries in short film: Dad's New Girlfriend by Clay Weiner, Sea Change by Harry Dwyer, Bela: L'Homme Chat by Paul Trillo and Stanley Pickle by Vicky Mather.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Monday evening I went along to the Short & Sweet film night in central London. On entry we were served up with salty popcorn (always salty) which had been […]

Pre-London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Interview: Eugene Lin

In the run up to London Fashion Week, we have a chat with fashion designer Eugene Lin about how he's preparing, what inspires him, and what British fashion means to him…

Written by Colin Dawidziuk

“It was when we were awarded a giant golden penis at the Erotic Awards, prostate malady that has to be my best moment here so far. It was a fashion […]

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Prosperity Without Growth

Could our economy have been preventing us from flourishing all these decades? Shock horror!!! Reflections on a recent talk by Tim Jackson…

Written by Zofia Walczak

‘A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, order touches the heart, shop and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, adiposity in a […]