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Innovation via East London

Innovation via East London

It’s more than likely you’ve already spotted the innovative work of illustrator/typographer/photographer/artist Sean Freeman. He’s been published and hired by in dozens of well-respected names like VH1, Nike, Wired and The New York Times Magazine. London-based and successfully self-employed, he is “one of the most exciting and innovative illustrators to emerge from the UK in...

Send a Little Green via the UK

In case you’re still a fan of actually sending things in the mail (gasp!), this little something from Postcarden will make you a postal star.  A London-based design studio created this clever gift by giving the traditional greeting card a little extra life….literally. Your pop-up card comes in one of three styles, Botanical, Allotment and...

Whimsical in the UK

Delicate observations and comments on the world from a young artist in London via The Unicorn Diaries. Presumably penned by artist Bunny Mitford, the work and writings deliver me to the heaviness and magic of being a young girl. Dreamlike, whimsical, syrupy sweet and melancholy. It’s easy to get lost here on a just-right hazy...

Emerging out of UK

Online magazine Test is where high-end experimental fashion-related films and photography projects call home. You won’t find this work on the pages of Vogue and Elle, but you will recognize the names of in-demand photographers, stylists and filmmakers. The site is curated by British Vogue art director Jaime Perlman and the content is fresh, emerging,...

Holiday Gift Guide #4: Sanna Annukka Prints

You’ve likely seen the work of illustrator Sanna Annukka online before (maybe here or here), but her work seems very holiday-appropriate (without screaming Santa or snowflakes) today…and definitely gift-worthy! Annukka is a young-but-accomplished English-Finnish artist based in the UK. She has designed clever album covers for Keane, quirky patterns for Marimekko and had her work...

UK Custom Fit Lifestyle Design

Product designer Marina Ralph has created a collection of objects that addresses the state of our ever-changing lifestyles.  She develops products that are made to morph and change with the user’s needs. Interesting use of materials, clever concepts, and beautiful execution.

You Kept Them Busy

This past spring, two clever art school students decided to spend a week in a storefront in the town of Lincoln, England. The plan was to create as much as possible for as long as possible based on both their own ideas and in response to suggestions from friends and strangers. It was a success....

This British Photog = More, please.

Happy accident. I bumped into the work of Nick Waplington randomly in a friend-of-a-friend’s facebook album today while sitting in the Las Vegas airport. This British photographer “transforms mundane subjects into arresting images well-worth a double-take,” according to Paper Magazine. I can’t find his official site, so a google search or a visit to Paper...