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 […]

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 […]

An opportunity for funding creativity

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I recently updated my about-page on the website, and I have a section in there that I want to go a little deeper into. It’s an opportunity to get funding for your creative project that’s so good I just had to write a post about it. Here’s what I wrote on the page: The world […]

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Why it’s important you design

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I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about if the designs and pieces you’re creating makes a difference? I do from time to time. I sometimes take myself in comparing the importance of what I’m doing, to …. say a doctor! Ever been there? I can’t recommend going there – at all! It’s not a healthy […]

Lets start an Innovation!

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As a designer – silversmith I like to think of my work as part of something that can change the world. Not in a “I’m going to invent the wheel” kind of way, but in a “I’m observant and note new tendencies in society, and use them to create new solutions” kind of way. We […]