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How To Balance Your Career With Your Creativity

We live in a society where ‘by day and by night’ careers are commonplace. Many of us work at typical full-time vocations between the hours of 9am and 6pm and feed our creativity by the waxing and waning light of the hours either side. Some sit at desks for nine hours a day and still manage to make a relative success of part-time exploits. Motivated individuals the world over are nailing the ominous work/life balance. So how do we do it too? The main element in balancing creativity with a traditional career is applying yourself. There are not and never…

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If You’re In To Beautiful Things You Should Visit Quill

If you’re partial to a wander through the historic streets of central or easterly London, you might have spied a white-fronted shop with large Georgian windows boasting a host of inviting displays. Equal parts paper trove and luxe boutique, Quill is a stationery store like no other. Founded in 2012, the shop has grown into a well-loved purveyor of gorgeous products created by independent designer/makers and studios and a hub of creativity, hosting workshops and events. Today having made a decisive mark on London’s creative and commercial scenes with workshops and bespoke services, Quill proudly stocks its own goods as…

INTERVIEW: Olivia Bossert Founder of Atlas Magazine

There are many magazines in the world but not many editors can attest to their publication being as well-loved by its loyal readers and supporters as one mag in particular. Atlas Magazine is an quarterly fashion and photography publication that aims to showcase the image-making talents of a global community of creatives. It seems to have blown up overnight, with a Kickstarter campaign aiding a sudden leap into print, and a subsequent boom in its following turning heads all over the world. Atlas was founded in 2012 by Megan Breukelman and Olivia Bossert. After nurturing a creative online friendship from…

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The Dreamy Photography of Lauren Max

Lauren Max’s work is a very special pick that will inevitably bring you joy and untold creative inspiration. A Seattle based photographer with a flair for documenting the dynamic sparkle of the everyday, and a personal favourite of ours, Lauren’s photographs are intensely loveable, gritty, and truthful. At fourteen years old, Lauren Max picked up her mum’s old Canon A1 35mm camera and began taking photographs in an attempt to crystallise the colourful low-key moments that we tend to forget as we grow older. Using a mix of traditional film and digital techniques, this photographer produces images that make me want…

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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…

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INTERVIEW: The Creators of Cred Ethical Jewellery

Cred Jewellery is a big name, though not for the reasons you’d expect. A little-known organisation as far as glossy mags and fashion bloggers are concerned, Cred happen to be the UK’s original 100% fairtrade jewellery company. Cred have been doing things responsibly, creating beautiful ethical jewellery for years, doing things right, even when nobody’s watching. It’s a sad reality that most of the time, when we buy something sparkly, we give little or no thought to where it came from, who mined the materials to make it, and at what cost. Today’s jewellery industry is huge but Cred is challenging existing standards, encouraging…