The Toy Fair 2014

Now this is a little delayed, but on Thursday I ventured up to London to Kensington Olympia for a fun filled day of talks and toys. In the line up of events we had talks, a tour of Golden Bear’s invite-only stall and free time around Toy Fair 2014. Continue reading “The Toy Fair 2014”

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“From WHOA to meh” – Jonathan Chapman’s Inaugural Lecture

On Wednesday 22nd, I was fortunate enough to attend Jonathan Chapman’s inaugural lecture: Meaningful Stuff – Designing Longer-Lasting Material Experience at the University of Brighton. Yes, I mean THE Jonathan Chapman, author of Emotionally Durable Design. This prince of sustainable design gave an inspiring talk that made the audience laugh at his touching experiences and gasp in horror at the horrifically inefficient lives we lead. Let me share with you a little of what I learnt. Continue reading ““From WHOA to meh” – Jonathan Chapman’s Inaugural Lecture”

Photo Shoot Take 1

I was privileged enough this holiday to help out a fellow blogger, Girl in Menswear, on her new post. As you probably know, I’ve never been a fashion geek, but this blog really does interest me and I  was asked to take photos of her in Bushy Park, Teddington, as she exhibited her new look! I jumped at the opportunity, pulled out my trusty Nikon D5000 and off we went. Continue reading “Photo Shoot Take 1”

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Just to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope your day is full of pleasant surprises! After making it through all the wrapping paper with my own family, Christmas lunch is being cooked and my sister and I are in charge of laying the table. As two ridiculously festive people we knew that it couldn’t just be a couple of knives and forks so I thought I’d share with you all my main job. Making napkins look good and festive. Quick thank you to BuzzFeed  for making me aware of the awesomeness of napkin folding! Check out what I managed to create and click here to see where I got the ideas from. Continue reading “Merry Christmas Everyone!”

Engineers in Tutus? Sounds Good!

Have you ever walked into an engineering University lecture? The first thing you’ll notice is the overwhelming smell of aftershave and then the realisation that there are barely any female students in the room. Why is it that girls don’t apply for engineering? The ‘Pink Aisle’ in a toy store is the perfect description of what we throw our young girls into and engineer Debbie Sterling believes it is the toys we play with that makes us girls lose interest in maths and science at such an early age. Continue reading “Engineers in Tutus? Sounds Good!”