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Posts Tagged ‘Toys’

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best for Babies by Independent Designers

Why shop on the High Street when you can find amazing, well designed and eco friendly baby gifts by independent designers and makers only a click away? Featuring: Oh Baby London, Hokolo, Kyna Boutique, Noodoll and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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This Christmas I find myself with child for the first time - there he is above - and so naturally thoughts have turned to gifts that babies of Snarfle's age (give or take) might like to receive. Maybe it's cos I live in design central (aka east london) but I am also lucky enough to have met some amazing kidswear designers in the past few months. Some live near here, and others have been introduced to me via social media - either way, it's time to share the goodness. And I can promise you there will be not a pastel pink or baby blue in sight.

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First up - the amazingly designed and very practical tights for boys by Slugs and Snails. Snarfle was kindly sent some pairs to test drive and he has been living in them. Not only do they keep him super cosy but they ensure… read more

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Diamond Jubilee Party and Gift Ideas!

Need some last minute ideas? We've trawled the internet for the best illustrated, crafty and independent Jubilee-themed goods so you don't have to. Enjoy!

Written by Matt Bramford

This weekend (most of) Britain will come together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 glorious years on the throne. Here’s a selection of Jubilee-themed goodies we like […]

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Review: London College of Communication Green Week, 6th-10th February 2012

Between the 6th-10th of February 2012 The London College of Communication hosted a vibrant Green Week at its Elephant and Castle building with super special guests such as Supermarket Sarah, Skip Sisters, Garudio Studiage, Magnificent Revolution and Food for Good

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Urban Farming Installation by second year Interaction & Moving Image students as part of LCC Green Week illustrated by Deborah Moon Within an atmosphere of playfulness and improvisation the London […]

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Textile Design

Wondrous textiles from Art Equals Happy, Mary Kilvert, Robin & Mould and more at the Renegade Craft Fair in London on 8-9th October 2011. Plus workshops from The Make Lounge.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Making stuff for oneself is the bedrock of the crafting scene so of course there were quite a few workshops ongoing when I visited the Renegade Craft Fair. The Stitch […]

Ken dumps Barbie: Greenpeace’s Indonesia Deforestation Campaign

A new Greenpeace campaign highlights the dirty practices of toy companies such as Mattel, who are making boxes to house plastic toys out of pulp that is destroying the Indonesian Rainforest.

Written by Zofia Walczak

Barbie and Ken by Claire Byrne Ken dumped Barbie. Over trees and endangered tigers. Seriously. You probably already know this, web since the Greenpeace campaign that first revealed this earth-shattering […]

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2011: James Jarvis speaks at Mokita

A sneak peak into the world of influential illustrator cum graphic artist cum toy designer James Jarvis. Speaking at Mokita, an illustration symposium held at Pick Me Up on Tuesday 22nd March 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

James Jarvis spoke at Mokita, viagra dosage where he was asked to address the role of illustration in commerce. The insights below have been put together from comments he made […]

Alternative Fashion Week at Spitalfields: Hatastic!

On Monday 19th April 2010 Alternative Fashion Week featured Hatastic! by Chloe Haywood. Read on for pictures and thoughts on these recycled hats and fascinators.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This week I have been mostly attending Alternative Fashion Week in Spitalfields market, buy more about every day at lunchtime. Every day that is except Monday, see when I forgot […]