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How To Make A Terrarium

Since discovering Decorator’s Notebook, I’ve been poring over their wonderful selection of ethical products and beautifully designed homewares. I’ve also grown rather partial to their blog, which offers some expert advice on how to style and use the pieces in their shop. Penned by Bethan John, here’s a step-by-step guide to making a little terrarium of your own for your home, office or studio… Recently, I’ve been experiencing something of a conversion to terrariums. With these cute little indoor gardens I can move away from the straggling, dust-gathering house plants I remember from my student days to a neat and…

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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…

Discover The Artisan Talks by The London Artisan

With this month drawing to a close and thoughts of gifting, new years resolutions and the ever-important quest to shop local and independent over the holidays already circling our brains, we’ve been on the lookout for wonderful events to pack into the remaining months of 2015. Fortunately, we discovered a free programme of bits and pieces that  pretty much ticks every box; we think it’ll be right up your street. This great occasion is run by  The London Artisan, a wonderful curated marketplace that takes place every Sunday at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. It offers everything you’d expect, from…