Yesterday was my one year blogiversary!
I beat myself up a lot that I don’t post as often as I’d like, but looking back I’m incredibly proud of all the interviews I’ve conducted, the hours spent browsing incredible designer’s sites (it’s not that tough really) and the blog/coding related stuff I’ve taught myself along the way. I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go but that’s the nice thing about blogging, I can do it at my own pace 🙂 All this has been done whilst conducting a move overseas, and now more travelling. Cripes!
Rather amazingly, this little blog has brought me some incredible opportunities recently and I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been asked to guest edit the Designers/Makers blog. I really admire the work that Sophie does supporting creatives and am thrilled to be involved. ADDITIONALLY I am also the newly named Section Editor for The Holborn, a blog-soon-to-be-print-magazine who are all about traditional craftsmen. And alcoholic beverages. Lots and lots of ’em. I LOVE magazines so it’s truly a dream come true. I will be in charge of The Workshop, focusing on design and craft and I’m really excited to get stuck into the role. In fact, I’ve already started with a quick interview with Sophie from Designers/Makers. Worked out well that did, ha. So *yay* for Meet the Makers!
Anyhoo, enough of my harping on. Last year, I carried out my first ever interviews at MADE London 2013, chatting with Annabelle, Holly and Zoe (and where I discovered Emma too). Sadly I can’t make the fair this year, but these are the people that I would check out if I could. Are you going this weekend? Only a tenner and lots of great designers under one beautiful roof. Check it out here.
// Navajo bobble hat & scarf // Hattie Kerrs Knitwear // £42 & £72 respectively // 100% pure merino wool is what you’re paying for here. Seems strange to be thinking about keeping warm when 25 degrees has started to feel chilly here.
// Blue oak notebook // Kiran Ravilious // £5 // Beautiful pattern from an original block print.
// Spyglass pendant // Amy Keeper Jewellery // £170 // Gah, another expensive one! But come on, how fun would this be to play with? And it’s made from sterling silver with 18ct gold plate, so no chance of it turning green which is what happens to most of my cheap jewellery.
You can find these three designers at MADE London, One Marylebone, London this weekend. Get on down there!