Author Archives: Kate

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Happy New Year! Now that the festivities are behind us and the hangovers have worn off, it is time to stop slobbing out and get started on those pesky New Year’s Resolutions. As usual, I have compiled an epic list …

CATEGORY: Buy, Design
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I always get such a kick out of meeting people who are truly passionate about their careers, particularly when they have battled against the odds to achieve their goals. Amy Hildebrand, one half of the talented photography team, Best Day Ever, is …

CATEGORY: Art
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It’s the kind of adventure we all fantasise about but only a handful of people will eventually realise that dream. Meet Helen and David, a photographer and a graphic designer who decided to leave their jobs and creature comforts behind …

CATEGORY: Art, Travel
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I could stare at this picture (above) for hours. It is the most pleasingly balanced, beautifully coloured, intriguingly composed photograph I have seen for ages so I knew I had to track down it’s author for my Friday post! This little gem …

CATEGORY: Art
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Anna di Prospero is an Italian photographer who caught my eye with her highly original take on self portraiture in her project ‘with you.’ In this series, Anna appears alongside family and friends, depicting the important relationships in her life …

CATEGORY: Art
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I don’t often write about food here but as I do have a borderline obsession with beautiful books and a love of food photography (and eating food,) I am blurring those boundaries to review for you a new book that …

CATEGORY: Books
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There are going to be some exciting changes here at Jackie Magpie HQ. In celebration of our 1st Birthday (yes one whole year!) we have decided to shake things up a bit and we have some exciting news and real …

CATEGORY: Uncategorized
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ABU DHABI / Kate - Just your average tower block in abu dhabi. Somehow pink mirrored windows don’t look wrong in this city! LEEDS / Lizzie - I’m in love with my new bag; its Autumnal, sugared almond tones, briefcase-like handle and shiny gold clasp….. …

CATEGORY: Here & There
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Londoner Rebecca Desnos has just launched her first beautiful range of naturally dyed textiles and the results are so stunning I had to share them with you. This debut collection includes bamboo scarves and handloom organic cotton clutches in a soft …

CATEGORY: Buy
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SPAIN / Lizzie - Dipping my feet in the pool in Spain this month.  Now I’ve got this as my desktop wallpaper to chill me out. ABU DHABI / Kate - Now the mercury has gone down a few degrees, it’s pool time again! LONDON …

CATEGORY: Here & There
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LONDON / Kate - My latest East London foodie discovery: the RED MARKET in Old Street. I just had a lovely chicken kebab… LONDON / Alice - I’ve been doing a lot of painting this summer. This is my all time favourite shade: Cadmium Red. …

CATEGORY: Here & There
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Remember when I was getting all over-excited about patterns? I collected these…and then I made some myself. Well I am on a roll now… So I was pretty happy when I chanced upon the portfolio of Brooklyn resident and expert printed textile pattern-maker, …

CATEGORY: Art
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Congratulations to Wendy for winning the gorgeous paper treats from last week’s giveaway. Some beautiful Noodoll stationery will be coming your way soon. Enjoy! Image from here.

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I cant believe the Olympics are nearly over. Boooo! I have loved watching the Games this year and found myself gripped by so many sports that have never even slightly interested me before. The buzz from London has been contagious …

CATEGORY: Events
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BAM! Here’s some bright summer colours for you to jazz up the dullest of days. I am a big fan of Pinterest in general. I love the immediacy of it and the way you can build a mood board without …

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