Why reinvent the wheel?

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When I’m about to start a new project, one that requires new designs, I’m often hit by doubts. Not in my ability as a designer-maker, but more in terms of ‘Who needs another _____?’ Haven’t we got enough spoons, bowls, bags, belts, jewellery, mugs, scarf’s, hats, clothes, shoes, you name it already? And how would […]

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A Makers Guidebook to Full-time Success

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I’m guessing you’re here because you have a passion for making beautiful, functional things, and you want to make that passion your full-time income. But you just don’t know quite how to get from A to B. A being creative, making your beautiful work, B turning it into the full-time business. Actually you might think […]

3 unusual reasons for using upcycling in your work

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Upcycling, recycling, reclaimed, saved, recovered or second hand all describe the same idea, that of taking things we’ve already used and transforming it into something new. I think it’s a beautiful idea, especially because we are literally overflowing our planet with crap. This isn’t a blog post where I’m going to preach about why recycling […]

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3 simple tips to spice up your designs – part I

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The basic ingredient most people know, but often forget to use. A couple of weeks back, I was preparing my usual dough for the bread I bake every week. My mind was on all the other things I had going on in my life, so I wasn’t really focusing on the task I was doing. […]