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INTERVIEW: Designer Alexandra Noble of Flowers & Foliage

Alexandra Noble is a designer, creative and small business owner based in London. An Architecture graduate with a flair for botany, Alexandra has used her unique creative skill set and passion for the natural world to found a one-of-a kind printmaking business named Flowers & Foliage. Creating limited edition giclee prints of petals, stems and branches in abstract arrangements, her pieces serve as gorgeous link between the worlds of design and horticulture. I caught up with Alexandra to find out what inspired her original business idea and how she balances Flowers & Foliage with her work as a garden designer… What does your…

INTERVIEW: Founder of Type and Story Niccy Iseman

Niccy Iseman is the founder of Type and Story, a contemporary paper goods brand inspired by storytelling. Niccy launched the small independent business earlier this year and since then, its first collection has received a wonderfully positive response from creatives everywhere. Each collection in Type & Story’s offering is based on a different theme. It’s inaugural range, released for SS17, explored the lost art of sign-painting and showcased the calligraphic shapes found in old bespoke signs across beautiful products like jotters, prints and notecards. A talented designer by trade, I caught up with Niccy to find out what it’s like…

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INTERVIEW: Hayley + Nathan Maker of No Guts No Glory

No Guts No Glory is a shop, studio and gallery space, agency and awesome collective set up by Exeter creatives Nathan and Hayley Maker. These two not only possess a wealth of know-how and ever-flowing and inspiring ideas but also have a great story to tell. NGNG has recently become one of my favourite creative hubs and I love to talk about the great projects, workshops, products, publications and shows coming out of it. In fact, the highly covetable goodie bags at YGT’s latest event were filled with treats from the NGNG shop and collective and we also raffled off a…

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INTERVIEW: Jonathan Mitchell of Brothers We Stand

I met up with a game-changing 25 year old from east London named Jonathan Mitchell to talk menswear, sustainability and the future of fashion… Jonathan is the founder of Brothers We Stand, a new menswear retailer unlike any other. Supported by brands, creatives, entrepreneurs, designers and taste-makers who believe in turning the fashion industry around, the platform aims to put an end to unethical fast-fashion, changing the way we think, shop and live. By curating a selection of ethical brands that champion seriously good-looking design and fair, responsible practices, Brothers We Stand presents an alternative to throw-away fashion and encourage us to think…

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INTERVIEW: Illustrator Jade Spranklen

Jade Spranklen is an illustrator and 2D animation director known as Sprankenstein. Her wildly imaginative, free-flowing and often spooky style has become a trademark that’s easily recognisable on sites like ASOS and adorning anything from Doctor Martens boots to skate decks. Jade has been working as a freelance image maker for the past few years and recently joined us at our first community talks event as one of our inspiring speakers, sharing her journey as a UK-based creative with our young audience at Google Campus. Now, we’re catching up with her to ask her about her collaborative projects with the likes of Sony,…

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INTERVIEW: Laura + Tom of Jolly Edition

Jolly Edition is a illustration studio and stationery emporium founded by Laura Shema and Tom Hart. After getting married in 2011 the creative couple launched their business, flitting between the UK and US and eventually settling in Baltimore to occupy a beautiful world of watercolour, print and paper, taking their excellent creations to the next level. 2015 is a big year for Laura and Tom, having relaunched Jolly Edition and upped their game, they’re focussing not just on bespoke wedding stationery, but on quality illustration and design as a whole. I caught up with them to find out more about running a creative family…

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INTERVIEW: Sarah Menzies Founder of The Feline Foundation

The Feline Foundation is a fantastic initiative and non-profit organisation that has grown into an unstoppable force for good by way of three of our favourite things; positivity, creativity and cats. Founded by Sarah Menzies and originally titled Cat Tee Mission, The Feline Foundation raises money for partner charities who rescue unwanted domestic cats, and preserve the big cats of Africa. The organisation works hard to fundraise through t-shirt, merchandise and art sales, but is also big on events, keen to hold fundraisers, raffles, auctions and dinners in order to push the cause forward. Founder, Sarah Menzies, has loved and supported…