Meet the original upcyclers: Mark and Sally Bailey

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Mark and Sally Bailey, king and queen of up cycling, talk us through their stripped-back style

Mini Moderns – Remix

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During this year’s London Design Festival Mini Moderns are mixing it up! We’re very excited to be supporting interiors brand Mini Moderns during their two-week design event, hosted by East London Design Store in their newly launched shop in London Fields. The Remix project sees them team up with a select number of designers and… Continue reading

Love to Craft? Try Gathered by Mollie Makes

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Gathered by Mollie Makes is your weekly fix of quick craft ideas to make and enjoy available on the iPad – and now the iPhone too! Each week inside the magazine you can expect: • Two exclusive craft projects • Interviews with designer-makers • A roundup of our favourite things, including vintage treats, our book… Continue reading

Issue 12 moodboard: If wishes were fishes

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A round-up of products we love from around the web inspired by the new issue of The Simple Things. Column one: fishing hook bracelet UGothooked, weird fish notepad Jaquelinafreitas, column two: fish bowl Clayopera, abstract tiles Tillissimo, catch of the day mugs Not On The High Street, column three: star fish pillow ChloeandOliveDotCom, whale t-shirt… Continue reading

A second brew with Sophie Cornish from Not On The High Street

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Put the kettle on and grab a few biscuits from the tin as we share a few more cups of tea with the co-founder and executive director of Not On The High Street, Sophie Cornish. When is your first cup of tea? First thing in the morning I go downstairs, have a little potter and… Continue reading

Inside Issue 8: meet this month's collector

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Tote bags, more than something to stash your sandwiches in, for Jitesh Patel they’re a means for both maker and wearer to express themselves… “I love something that’s really bold – I like typography, so something with a nice tupe on there and a funny slogan, something that catches your eye or makes uou laugh”…. Continue reading

Upcycling project: How to make yourself a fab ebook reader case using an old hardback book!

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We love books, print and digital, so what better than recycling an old hardback to keep your ebook reader safe and sound? Read on to find out how!

Smartphone love: How to take fab photos with your pocket pal…

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The National Trust’s prestigious Your Space photo competition was won by a picture taken with a smartphone, which we found inspiring! So we asked our friend Paul, who’s a keen smartphone snapper, for some tips on how to use your pocket pal in a really creative way…

Wordless Wednesdays: It's past Twelfth Night…

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If your Christmas decorations are still up do take them down to avoid bad luck in 2013!

SORT: Letterpress & typography heaven! A Q&A with co-founder Theo Wang…

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The Society Of Revisionist Typographers (SORT) are a shining example of the beautiful, tactile craft of letterpress printing. We talk to co-founder Theo Wang about his work with Tom Boulton, the duo’s commission for the likes of the Victoria and Albert Museum & Tate Modern, and much more!