• Alcohol Alchemy with Protein

    December 19th 2011 katie

    If there’s one thing I like doing it’s learning about new things, and I like it even more when it’s booze-and-yummy-food-fuelled. To this end, we spent a fabulously enjoyable evening at Protein’s Shoreditch HQ last Tuesday, at their first Alcohol Alchemy Academy (+++ points for alliterative title). Protein are a band of terribly clever people…

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  • London Christmas craft markets

    November 24th 2011 katie

    Get ready for a handmade Christmas – here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of festive craft fairs in London. November 21st – Decmeber 10th: Handmade-Christmas at Exmouth Market November 22nd to December 15th: Handmade in Tooting (and Crafty Pint market on December 3rd) November 25-27th (Holborn) and December 2-4th (Deptford): Cockpit Arts Open Studios December 3rd: North…

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  • Weekend eats

    July 11th 2011 katie

    I spent most of Saturday cooking up a storm, firstly for family coming round for dinner, plus a few treats for a bloggy picnic on Sunday… (click all the names of the foods to go to the recipes) For Saturday dinner starters I made baba ghanoush (aubergine dip) and Butternut ‘hummus’, with crispy pitta chips…

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  • Print workshop with Yellow Owl

    May 20th 2011 katie

    I spent a fun Thursday lunchbreak in the local Urban Outfitters yesterday, taking a stamp-cutting workshop with Christine Schmidt of fabulous SF-based stationery and jewellery studio Yellow Owl Workshop. Christine was on hand giving tips and advice, as well as signing copies of her new book, Print Workshop, which covers all sorts of do-at-home printing…

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  • Underground night market

    May 7th 2011 katie

    We had bags of fun last night at the Underground Night Market, hosted in the home of Secret Supper Club foody goddess Kerstin Rodgers, aka Ms Marmite Lover. It was a gorgeous warm evening and the house and garden were packed with people and all kind of lovely goodies, from sizzling bacon butties to refreshing…

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  • Pick Me Up ’11

    March 27th 2011 katie

    I think this year’s Pick Me Up graphic arts show was even better than last year’s! Nice to see some of my long-term faves in the curated selection, including McBess and Jessica Hische. Anthony Burrill‘s open studio, with interactive cut + paste fun Print Club London‘s popup screenprint studio. Check out their shop for some…

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  • Kinetica 2011

    February 6th 2011 katie

    Some photos and videos from the Kinetica art fair this weekend. I used a little CCTV lens on my E-P1 to take these, same as last year. Patrick Heide’s Tunnel View – what appeared to be a never-ending wormhole of twinkly colour-changing lights. Dancing Robot by GV Art A machine to replicate the finger-operated ‘singing…

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  • Japanese Shojin Ryori in London – and 20% off!

    November 8th 2010 katie

    Amazingly, it’s exactly a year since my amazing holiday to Japan – in fact today was our final day in Kyoto. Coincidentally, I just got an email from Atsuko, whose fantastic Japanese cooking course I attended earlier this year, to let me know about a week-long foody event she’s helping to organise. It’s a celebration…

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  • London Restaurant Festival

    October 12th 2010 katie

    It’s London Restaurant Festival week: how very, very exciting! It’s basically a big love-in for eating out in London, with restaurants hosting special Festival menus (often at very reasonable prices for 2 or 3 courses) and other markets and events going on. There’s a food market in Spitalfields every day until Sunday (excluding Thursday). There…

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  • Weekend staycation: part 2

    October 4th 2010 katie

    Part 2 of my London Staycation weekend! On Saturday we wandered over to Portobello because we don’t often venture West. Had a peek at the market but it wasn’t much fun in the rain. We had lunch at Santo, a newish Mexican place at the top of Portobello Road – a really great mix ‘n’…

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  • Open House: Village Underground

    September 22nd 2010 katie

    If you’ve ever walked down Great Eastern Street and seen these old train carriages suspended in the sky – here’s what they look like inside. We had a little tour of Village Underground last weekend, care of Open House – a brilliant initiative where interesting London buildings are open to the public for one weekend…

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  • PokerCoder

    July 15th 2010 katie

    I played in my first-ever poker tournament on Tuesday night – PokerCoder, an event for designers and developers sponsored by Adobe. I was slightly intimidated being only one of 2 girls out of the 100 entrants but it turned out to be a lot of fun. I had two extremely good hands to kick off…

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  • Pick Me Up graphic arts show

    May 2nd 2010 katie

    Here are some photos from the Pick Me Up graphics arts show at Somerset House. Suffice to say it was a pretty definitive show of the best contemporary UK illustrators and designers. I felt visually drained – in a good way! – by the end. Hellovon Claire Scully Natsko Seki and Jess Wilson Evening Tweed…

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