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  • Careful With Those Bags, Darling!

    After a long running campaign to ban plastic bags in the U.K, Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced this week a plan to introduce a tax on plastic bags. Fantastic news! We can rid the country of an ugly, harmful menace and give ourselves a big slap on the back whilst carrying our […] More

  • Mapping It Out

    Maybe its because I’m longing for a good holiday or perhaps its just that I love the colours and endless possibilities of maps but I’ve been seeing them all over the place recently. This image forms part of a collection of maps belonging to designer Benita Larson via Poppytalk. I love the way they are […] More

  • More is More

    The first time I saw Stuart Haygarth’s work was at Designers Block in London back in September 2005, I walked into a dimly lit room and was confronted with the most amazing visual spectacle. The Tide Chandelier was the first thing I saw, it is an extraordinary mish mash of found objects arranged in an […] More

  • Tied Up in Knots About Recycling?

    Recycling or reusing old materials is one of the best (and cheapest) ways to get eco with your crafting. There are loads of ways to do this but it’s solutions like these that really grab my attention. What I love about these new uses for old neckties is that the objects they have been made […] More