best London salons

London’s Five Best Creative Salons

Since moving to London a good few years back, I noticed that a quick Google of the words ‘best hair salon’ or ‘best place for nails’ proffers two options: very expensive celebrity hair stylists and their new expensive hairdressing outlets or discount deals for places you’ve never heard of. Finding a place in which you feel comfortable enough to let a stranger loose on your hair is difficult when you’ve just moved to a new city, or indeed if you’re already rooted somewhere and want to  switch things up. Apps and sites that offer discounts can be misleading and in…

Why You Need To Visit The Doodle Bar

It’s a real challenge to pick a single favourite place in the entire city of London. However, when Eventbrite launched their Hometown Hunt project, I was ready to take on the challenge of picking just one spot that sums up my love for London. Eventbrite are pretty much your go-to for discovering fresh venues, staging your own events and sorting tickets for any number of experiences. They share some fantastic secrets on where, when and how to enjoy your city so I had to think long and hard about which of my favourite places I would share with them. In the end,…

READ: Makers of East London by Hoxton Mini Press

Hoxton Mini Press have been popping up all over the shop of late and no wonder. With a focus on the unique climate of east London and a generous flair for putting together the most outstanding imagery with winsome words, the independent publisher creates books worth cherishing forever. Their latest creation is unsurprisingly something very special. From the folks that brought you the illustrious Haircuts of Hackney comes MAKERS OF EAST LONDON. A triumph in the making, this beautiful book documents all things lovingly handmade. Exploring the craft and skill of a group of talented creatives, the publication celebrates the processes…

Sock Project: Portraits of Your Favourite Artists as Accessories

The endless debate of whether or not socks and sandals can ever truly be considered sartorially safe appears to have been settled thanks to a collaboration between stylist and blogger Kate Brien and photographer David Kitz. Not too long ago, we shared an image from the pair’s Art Socks series on our Instagram and were stupefied by the fervent love some of you showed the sock-sandal combinations. This project, a collection of portraits featuring fine art-inspired socks against vivid backdrops has fused a few of our favourite things; iconic paintings, jazzy sandals and colourful concrete, so naturally, we’re big fans….

MAKER TO KNOW: Emma MacLeod

Emma MacLeod is a wonderfully creative contemporary jeweller based in Scotland. From her Dundee workshop, she draws inspiration from industrial construction and fabrication methods, producing miniature, wearable structures. Her unisex jewellery, much of it a homage to Dundee’s docked rig legs, features sharp lines and geometric shapes. Winner of the Neo Design Award, it comes as no surprise that Emma’s stylish and astutely rendered pieces have been featured by British Vogue. I was keen to find out what led her to jewellery design and which influences shaped her work’s distinctive and characterful style. She says, ‘I was first introduced to jewellery…