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A Rainbow Wishlist

The rainbow has been a symbol of LGBTQ+ pride ever since Gilbert Baker designed the iconic rainbow flag 40 years ago. Fun fact: the original flag design had 8 colours rather than 6. Each hue had its own meaning; pink was for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for magic, blue for peace and violet for spirit. Nowadays the official pride rainbow has 2 less colours but is more popular than ever, used to decorate celebrations during pride season all over world.

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10 Stylish Valentine's Day Cards

Whether the special someone you want to celebrate this Valentine's day is a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, parent, child, friend or pet - there is a stylish card out their for them all! Every year, the big retailers fill their shelves with soppy slogans and tacky motifs. Shop a little more independently and you can find some much more contemporary feeling solutions to your Valentine's day needs.

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An Artful Autumn Wardrobe

Do you ever look at your wardrobe and not see a single thing you like? This seems to happen to me on a regular basis and so I am constantly looking for fresh ways to update it. In the past I have gone for mostly plain, nicely-coloured clothes but recently I have been on the hunt for items with a bit more to them and that I hopefully won't get bored of quite so quickly. My aim is to inject more illustration and typography into my wardrobe with some new tees, totes, pins and patches. Here are a few which have caught my eye recently...

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A Birthday Gift from Ohh Deer

Today’s blog post is a very exciting one for me as it includes to of my favourite things - illustration and being given gifts! A few weeks ago, it was my 22nd Birthday and I was very lucky to receive a heap of beautiful gifts including a gorgeous box of illustrated goods from Ohh Deer which I will be unboxing today...

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The Riso Club

The Riso Club is a print subscription service where each month members are sent out 4 A5 prints introducing them to 4 new artists. Signing up also entitles you to access to the member’s lounge (which is filled with useful resources like tutorials and downloads), fast-track printing, first dibs on workshops and the chance to get your work featured. £6 a month just for the prints is good but with this heap of extra benefits the Riso Club is an undeniable bargain!

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Shopping the tropical trend

Taking over from last year's cactus obsession, the design world now seems transfixed on any and all things tropical. Every stylish shops that knows what is good for them have jumped on this craze and leading the charge have been botanical styling company geo-fleur. Whether you are looking for the real-life exotic plant, a playfully patterned pot to keep one in or a less high maintenance version in the form of an illustrated print or pin, geo-fleur's online store is your new one-stop-shop for all your trendy, tropical needs. 

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Nina Cosford x Ohh Deer

If you have visited Ohh Deer's online shop recently (or one of their bricks and mortar stores -  a pleasure I have not yet had) then I am pretty sure you will agree they are on a bit of a creative roll at the moment! Their collaboration with Arden Rose created one of the best Papergang boxes and collections to date (read my unboxing post here) and their new Nina Cosford collection is equally as beautiful! I have been a fan of Nina’s work for a while and even interviewed her for Inkygoodness once so when I heard that she was collaborating with my favourite stationery brand I was more than a little excited. Ohh Deer debuted Nina’s collection in February’s Papergang box. Sadly I missed it as I was away traveling but very happily, Ohh Deer sent me a selection of the notebooks from the collection to blog about! 

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Fathers Day Gift Guide

As there is now just under a week to go until Fathers Day, I thought it was about time I put together a classic gift guide. Dads are known for being tricky to buy for but if you know the right places to shop, it's easy to find an original gift and creative card to match.

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May Papergang Unboxing

It feels like I only just did a Papergang unboxing (you can read April's unboxing here) and that’s because, thanks to some mysterious post delays, I sort of just did. However, I am still super excited to share May's box - there is no such thing as too much stationery! This month, Ohh Deer teamed up with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to create a box both inspired by and supporting the lives of bees. 

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April Papergang Unboxing

The latest box from Ohh Deer’s Papergang arrived on my doorstep a few days ago and you know what that means - it’s time for another unboxing! April’s box was created in collaboration between Arden Rose and it is a stunner. In case you didn't know, Arden Rose is a beauty and lifestyle YouTuber with over a million subscribers, just as many Instagram followers, her own book called Almost Adulting and - judging by this collection - impeccable taste. 

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