Meet Rachel: The Anti-Plastic Activist

When Rachel talks about plastic it seems like she is quite a fan of the material. „It is very sturdy and durable“, she remarks and adds: „That’s why it is so important that we recycle it.“

To bring this understanding to a broader audience Rachel founded the social enterprise Plastic…

Meet Nathalie: Master of Abstraction

Everything Nathalie sees her brain deconstructs into shapes and colours. A Gin & Tonic disintegrates into a grey block and yellow half moons. A Piña Colada is abstracted to a white and yellow stripe topped with green triangles. Nathalie discovers design in the most trivial objects – anything can…

A Day Well Spent in Stockport

Getting there:
There are two ways to get to Stockport by public transport. The fastest is by getting the train from Picadilly Station, which will take you to Stockport in less than 15 minutes. A slower but maybe more exciting journey offers bus line 192. Departing from a stop just…

Manchester’s Best Work Cafés

If  you don’t have a desk at home or you simply need a change of scenery working from a café is an awesome idea. Personally, I enjoy the company of strangers while sitting behind my laptop. Also a brew and a slice of cake will keep me motivated during…

Meet Jessica: The Wardrobe Minimalist

When and why did you start blogging?
I first had a blog on tumblr around 6 years ago, it was more of an inspiration blog than a personal one but I guess that’s what got me into the whole ‘blog world’. I then started using Instagram and following lots of…

Brighter Times for Stockport

A young woman with dark, curly hair and a blotted apron dips a tiny paintbrush in a dollop of red colour and draws a neat ‚O‘ on a yellow background. Her name is Maisy, she is a 23-year-old illustrator and for her most recent artwork, she draws a dozen…

Meet Martin & Holly: The Mag Lovers

Why is print not dead?
There’s a need for the tactile. We’ve seen the growth and strength in print for more than 10 years. It’s very similar to film photography or analogue music formats, the ubiquity of the past has been replaced with a smaller but more fanatical following, both…

A Day Well Spent in Ancoats

I had to start with this one! Ancoats is the neighbourhood I live in and it is one of my favourite districts in Manchester. I love the combination of new architecture, old mills, the canal, and special eateries. One can easily spend a whole weekend mooching around Ancoats. Here’s how…

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