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Drink Shop Do

Drink Shop Do is a new design shop and café bar selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares. An eclectic range of evening events include talks; (e.g. founder of Etsy talking on the 14th Sept) the opportunity to get creative yourself and no doubt connect with like-minded people over a cocktail, [...]


Calling all entrepreneurs out there who need an effective way to raise money. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavours, using the internet to ensure that a good idea, communicated well can spread fast and wide; and that a large group of people can be a tremendous source of money [...]

Live to Create [15th May]

Founded by activist and creative consultant Lucy Wills, Live to Create is a one day workshop, with ideas, tools, and dynamic activities drawn from corporate best practice, grassroots activism, personal development, dance theory, festivals and personal experience to: * find out where our creativity has gone * switch from consumer to creator * remove the barriers and [...]

Contemporary Graphic Art Fair [23 Apr - 3 May]

Somerset House presents Pick Me Up, the first contemporary graphic art fair in the UK. The fair will bring together the most exciting graphic artists working today, giving you the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design. The fair will be presented alongside a lively programme of events and activities including an open [...]

Speed Dating with Lolita [Barbican 15th April 2010]

Speed dating is not often described as glamorous and glitzy, but this event looks like it will book up in advance. The evening will feature cabaret act The Tenor Ladies with inspiration from Ron Arad’s Lolita chandelier, as part of the current exhibition Restless. Guests can flash messages to favourite new acquaintances of the evening via SMS messages. [...]

Tart at 40 Winks

Recent entries on Happy Scrapbook have featured cake club Le Dolci and Janie Lawson‘s hat-making tea parties. Next up: Tart combines fun, fashion, tea and cakes at 40 Winks, described by German Vogue as the Most Beautiful Small Hotel in the World. Tea, cucumber sandwiches and cakes are supplied by Vintage Patisserie, vintage beauty experts Lipstick and Curls and make-up [...]

Light Up Your Mood

                  Apparently the average person has 56,000 thoughts a day and 80% of them are negative! Positive affirmations and focusing on being in the moment can help and to borrow the phrase “every little helps” now Henrietta Swift brings us a set of stickers to turn light switches into [...]

Super Christmas Market – Somerset House [18th to 22nd Dec]

                  This weekend, for those final pressies, The Super Christmas Market at Somerset House offers original Christmas gifts from the UK’s best and most innovative designers with many items made exclusively for the market, and most on sale for under £10. There’ll be a Speed Crafting workshop, with all the materials and instructions [...]

Hat-making tea parties

                Janie Lawson is a professional milliner, whose hat-making workshops and hen parties combine the opportunity to do something different, spend some quality girl-bonding time, and create an original piece from a box full of feathers, beading and trimmings…And then take it home! Gift vouchers are available if you want to book [...]

East London Design Show [3rd to 6th December 2009]

                  One of my annual Christmas shopping rituals is to visit Shoreditch Town Hall for the East London Design Show, which brings together the best of the UK’s independent product, interior and jewellery designers, all under one roof. Apparently this year there will also be many new designers [...]