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Back to The Future

Think about this question for a minute. If, five or ten years ago, you could have predicted where you are today, would you have made different deci...

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Light House: A Local Gem

There are many ways to find great restaurants. The columns of Marina O’Loughlin, Jay Rayner et al, for example. The blogosphere. Instagram influenc...

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The Changing Tools in Illustration

There’s a change afoot in the commercial art world: illustrators are putting down their traditional tools of pencil and paper and reaching fo...

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Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

Creating art which cleverly orchestrates nostalgic figures can be a multivalent project. Their citation may be unifying for the generation to which...

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Adopting Healthier Freelance Habits

Remote working has significantly risen in popularity in the past 10 years, which has meant that the UK is now home to more freelancers who choose t...

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Starting An Independent Fashion Design Brand

Fashion is beautiful; fashion is inspiring; fashion is a form of art that is relevant to our everyday lives. But it’s just clothes, right? Well, th...

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How Twitter is Taking on Trolling And Free Speech

“Free speech is meaningless unless it tolerates the speech that we hate” So said Henry Hyde, US politician, defender of Reagan, adulterer and hypoc...

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New Opening Alert: Lucknow 49 on Maddox Street

A couple of people I know swear by DUM Biryani in Soho. Which is a whole lot better than swearing at it, obviously. For me, it remains on my list –...

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Zerowaste: Upcycling in Fashion

Sustainability is an obsolete concept. It’s enough to read through the corresponding section on the H&M website in order to prove this: in thre...

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PSA: Multiply’s Best Pension Options for Self-Employed People

Vivek Madlani, Co-founder and CEO of Multiply comments on the increase in workplace pension contributions from last week; “Once again the governmen...

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Beating Anxiety and Bouncing Back in Life

Anxiety can hit anyone, and if you’re a freelancer you might be especially prone to this mental health problem, because of the constant worries tha...

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Spring

Writing in the third instalment of her seasonal quartet, Spring, the inimitable Ali Smith asks, ‘That time again, is it?’ Spring has sprung and we’...

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Save The Internet

You know that time in Wyoming when you wanted to take a picture of a rabbit, but you couldn’t because it was March and taking pictures of rabbits b...

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Problems Facing Web Developers

As an influencer on Instagram in a web development and web design niche with a community of over half a million followers, I get a lot of questions...

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BFI Flare stands out as a resoundingly important celebration of queerness

Who would’ve thought that the next big eighties throwback would be Section 28? This is hyperbole to an extent, but the recent events in Birmi...

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The Glade at Sketch

 Sketch is not somewhere that would usually be on my radar. I’ve probably written before about my fear of places full of the thin and beautiful – m...

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Lessons from Hidden Business Owners: Sex Workers

Under the dark mist of criminalisation, a legal situation which leads to dangerous levels of marginalisation, the day-to-day realities of prostitut...

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Serena Lee on Sustainable Living

Living a sustainable lifestyle is all about the journey – it would be impossible to make every switch overnight, and I think it can be quite ...

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Party Through the Panic

It feels like we’re treading water in the riptide of History. It’s dizzying, disorienting and subtly ethereal. Where are the Archivists? Are we rel...

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Gird Your Loins! Fashion Direction is not what you imagine

The most popular question I am asked about working in fashion – “is it like The Devil Wears Prada?” The answer is no. Well maybe a little. Wo...

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