Papersmiths-Bristol

Why You Should Visit Bristol’s Best Stationery Shop Papersmiths

Papersmiths is a book and stationery shop nestled happily in the heart of Bristol’s Clifton Village. The store sells carefully curated items from cutting edge designers and illustrators from all over the world. Though it was the outstanding book selection, which primarily focuses on design and lifestyle, which originally drew me to this independent emporium, it’s the space itself that attracts shoppers from far and wide. With vast windows that allow sunlight to soak into oak clad walls and bounce off ceramic tiled surfaces, walls of magazines and green plants shelter beneath a distinctive larch wood ceiling. The shop now known as Papersmiths was created…

Brothers We Stand

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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BRAND TO KNOW: Ola Studio

Whether you’re seeking out a card for somebody special or a beautiful notebook for all your beautiful ideas, head straight for Ola Studio. An independent paper goods brand specialising in traditional, quality manufacturing, Ola’s lovely aesthetic and considered approach has helped it to stand out from the crowd. Founded by creative Katy Goutefangea in 2014, Ola Studio is a hot label in the world of stationery, primarily because it takes a painstakingly precise and considered approach to creating each collection. Working only with local manufacturers and using time-honoured methods. Katy’s background as a studio printmaker and bookbinder, along with a deep…

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Why You Should Visit We Built This City

  A walk through central London usually proffers sightings of tourists, loads of them, walking gaily along in droves. While we jet down Oxford Street at light-speed or hare past our iconic department stores there are hordes of people who’ve come out especially to see these places and take away a few special memories. Usually, tourists pick up a little something to remind them of a trip to London, and usually these keepsakes are pure tat; see London bus fridge magnets and Union Jack selfie sticks. We’ve all seen our share of terrible souvenirs and generally, we tend to accept their…