Studio & Shop Visit: Common People

A couple of weeks ago, Barclaycard Freedom Rewards contacted us to invite us shopping at one of the local businesses in our city. We chose Common People, a Scottish menswear label which just opened its first flagship store in Edinburgh last August. Common People was founded 3 years ago by Kestin Hare, former Head of Design of English label Nigel … Read More

Interview: Urbanears

Urbanears is a collective out of Scandinavia founded by Norra Norr, a Stockholm-based industrial design consultancy, and Zound Industries. Created in 2009, Urbanears, has changed the way we look at personal electronics.   The Urbanears headphones are made of coloured plastic, steel with aluminium detailing and handmade drivers. They are treated with a rubber coating that gives the headphone a matte … Read More

Studio Visit: Emily Millichip

For a while now, we’ve been wanting to visit Emily Millichip’s studio. We met this Edinburgh based designer at the Stitch Lounge and really liked her aesthetics and the bright fabrics she uses in her designs. Emily’s studio is based at the Art’s Complex, which used to be a colossal office space now converted into studios for local artists, designers and … Read More

Shop Small: Small Business Saturday

We’re big fans of Todd Selby’s photography and other projects. He recently directed a TV advert for the Small Business Saturday campaign sponsored by American Express. Founded in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a great initiative dedicated to supporting small businesses. Those in the US will celebrate Small Business Saturday on the 30th of November. This year will we also … Read More

Places: SHOPIQ

On our last trip to Wroclaw we discovered SHOPIQ – a new addition to Wroclaw’s creative scene. The shop selling works of Polish photographers, books and vinyls is run by Natalia and Ernest Dec. They tell us a little bit more about the concept behind SHOPIQ, Wroclaw, and work of which Polish photographers they like and follow. Tell us how the … Read More