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INTERVIEW: Blogger + Creative Director Chidera Eggerue

Chidera Eggerue, also known by her alias The Slumflower, is a blogger and Creative Director, not to mention a notable social media activist. In all these pursuits she uses creativity and hard-won wisdom to propel and support open conversations about health, happiness, identity and self worth. Always rocking whatever feels good and inspiring others to do the same, it’s easy to admire Chidera for her style, showcased in the brilliant narrative shoots that populate her blog The Slumflower. Last year I invited Chidera to take part in my first talks event at Google Campus, to share her insights on life as a working creative….

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INTERVIEW: Founder of Karma Cola Simon Coley

What if I told you that everything you knew about cola was about to change? Of course, when I say cola, I’m not talking about the billion dollar company synonymous with the colours red and white. I’m talking about the little company. The little company that does good on a massive scale and happens to make fizzy drinks. I’m betting that if you’re reading this you’ve probably drunk a can or bottle of cola in your lifetime but how many of you actually know where cola comes from, who makes it and what kind of impact fizzy pop has on…

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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…

Simone Truong Creates Dreamy Oil Paintings That Could Pass For Photographs

Simone Truong is a contemporary artist based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. By mixing mediums and processes she creates incredible limited edition prints and originals based on the themes of Fauna and Flora. Creatively, Simone is chiefly concerned with the ephemerality of nature, fleeting moments and the transience of living things. Her work facilitates a more permanent representation of these moments and that can be viewed at any time. Speaking about her chosen mediums and motivations she explains that she always knew she wanted to be an artist. ‘It was what I wanted to do, so when I left school I…