Tag: Shopping

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Illustrator Lucy Driscoll got in touch to share her collages, which have a warm nostalgic feel, like a picnic tea and the Antiques Roadshow at your Grandad’s house on Sundays circa 1988. Here Lucy answers 5 pressing questions and reveals …

CATEGORY: Art
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I first encountered Bread & Jam at top Leeds giftshop Chirpy. Bread & Jam make colourful stuff to lift the spirits, featuring encouraging statements in a friendly font. I especially like the Stuff I’m Likely to Forget notebook and the …

CATEGORY: Products
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We’ve been posing in clothes courtesy of ARK again. Jackie Magpie: Doing the hard work so you don’t have to…….

CATEGORY: Products
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The talented Poundshop ladies have done it again. This time you can find them at Selfridges, where they have set up a temporary emporium and taken over a window, as part of Bright Young Things 2013. There are some absolute …

CATEGORY: Events
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We’ve been posing in clothes from Ark again. Jackie Magpie: doing the hard work so you don’t have to……..

CATEGORY: Products
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I once evacuated pyjama-clad pensioners from a budget seaside hotel that was in flames. I think the hotel owner was accustomed to making mistakes. The dodgy wiring was a mistake. Making the bar a free bar until we were all …

CATEGORY: Pattern Party
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You might remember that back in 2012 Jackie Magpie had a good chinwag with illustrator Hannah Warren about her work on Tired of London, Tired of Life, a book of suggestions of weird and wonderful things to do in London. …

CATEGORY: Books
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My mental collection of black and white stripes is at full capacity. Before long little stripes will bleed from my nose, cry from my eyes and my head will explode off with eruptive mono-columns, 100 metres high, or more. I’m …

CATEGORY: Pattern Party
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One hot Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago, I visited Chirpy in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, a shop chock full of good stuff, hand picked and lovingly arranged by owner Harriet Vaight. I took a bunch of photographs and chatted …

CATEGORY: Buy
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Here’s a ♥love ‘n’ baking♥ story to make you weak at the knees. Grace Hall and Liam D’Arcy were childhood friends, reunited years later in London town, where they discovered a shared passion for afternoon tea. They formed their own …

CATEGORY: Eat
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Nook is an independent shop in ‘big village’ Stoke Newington, London run by 3 young slip ‘o’ a things whose edgy, design led stock will have you crying tears of solid gold joy while saying ooh they’ve got those too! …

CATEGORY: Buy
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Studio Fludd are artists and designers who are passionate about science and it’s people, especially English physician and all round big-clever-thinker Sir Robert Fludd. Oh and they make great jewellery too! I caught up with Studio Fludd to find out …

CATEGORY: Design
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The nice people at fashion brand Ark Clothing sent us some cool clothes to wear and write about. Check out the pics from the first ever Jackie model-style photoshoot! And read our reviews of the outfits we’re sporting.

CATEGORY: Design
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I really like the look of Arthouse Meath, a fantastic and much needed initiative that employs adults with severe epilepsy and learning disabilities to create artwork. Projects are led by artist-tutors and the work that’s made is sold by the …

CATEGORY: Art
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Secret 7″ is the kind of idea you wish you’d thought of yourself, in which 100 creative people (including huuuge names like Ai WeiWei Gilbert & George) have produced album artwork for 7 tracks by 7 well known acts; each …

CATEGORY: Events