26th October 2017

Can Graphic Design save your life?

Or to put it another way; what exactly do graphic designers do? This question is answered, as seen through a medical
17th August 2017
Striking tree in Bushy Park, Teddington

Where do designers get their inspiration?

There is so much in London that fires my enthusiasm! Here are the top 10 places that get my creative juices flowing.
15th August 2017

London Lounge: the Johnston tour

The London Transport Museum at the depot in Acton is not just for train geeks and has some treats in store for art and
2nd August 2017
wooden letterpress characters St Bride Institute

The St Bride Institute print room and library

The St Bride Institute print room should be a must-see on your list of events during Open House London. I was lucky
7th July 2017

The Summer of Love

This summer is the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Sergeant Pepper was released and swinging London was the height of cool.
6th January 2017

Museum madness

A friend recently told me about this little known offer. By joining the Museums Association you get free access to virtually all the Museums
12th November 2016
Holland House

London Lounge: Holland Park and the new Design Museum

Do you live in London? Are you the type of person who is torn between visiting museums and getting
12th August 2016
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New home for the Galley Club

The Galley Club, the not-for-profit social club for people in publishing, will have a new home from October 2016. Events will take place at 
22nd January 2016
Dennis Severs house in Spitalfields, London

London Lounge: Dennis Severs House

Tucked away in a quiet Georgian side street in Spitalfields, East London, is Dennis Severs House, one of London’s hidden secrets.
28th May 2015
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BookMachine success stories

Back in 2013, I wrote a post about a new service for publishing professionals. Little did I know what impact it would have on my career.
10th April 2015
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London Lounge: HintHunt

On a recent trip to Budapest, I consulted TripAdvisor to see which activities proved popular, and discovered that Hungarians have been
24th September 2014
Super-sized jars of mango chutney

London Lounge: Southall

If you have a free afternoon, an empty fridge and a liking for Asian food, you could do worse than take a trip to Southall.
27th March 2014

London Lounge: Leighton House Museum

If, like me, you love turquoise, Arabic architecture, patterns and scripts, you will love the Leighton House Museum. Tucked away off Kensington High Street near Holland Park,
30th December 2013
serpentine sackler gallery

London Lounge: The Serpentine Sackler Gallery

There’s a new venue in town not a million miles from the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens: a short hop up the road brings you to the
24th October 2013
Tate Britain

Free tours at Tate Britain

Did you know that Tate Britain runs free daily guided tours? These take place every day at 11am, noon, 2pm and 3pm. The 3pm tour focuses on
3rd October 2013
Jerry Cinamon work examples

London Lounge: the ICA

Are you fed up with high-street newsagents, mass-market bookshops and the (lack of) choice at your local Odeon? Are you in fact a bit of a culture
2nd October 2013
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Promote yourself and find professionals in publishing with bookmachine.me

Do you work in publishing? Ever had trouble getting work, finding the right contributors for your project, or making strategic alliances? Fret no more. Laura and Gavin
2nd July 2013
Cutty Sark and Canary Wharf

London Lounge: Limehouse to Greenwich

London Lounge is a strand where I describe one of my recent strolls round the capital (with plentyof stops at coffee shops and pubs). This quarter I’m not
12th April 2013

London Lounge: Waterloo to London Bridge

You may be thinking ‘I’ve done this walk’, but have you ever done it the ‘back way’? Neither had I until recently, and I discovered a couple of gems.
23rd November 2012

London Lounge: Fleet Street

London is full of surprises, and I’ve discovered a hidden gem just behind Fleet Street near Ludgate Circus: The St Bride Institute. Formerly a printing school,
11th June 2012
chandelier

London Lounge: Shoreditch

Do you ever get fed up with high streets that all look the same? Me too. There’s one place I can think of which doesn’t have
25th January 2012
decorative tiling

London Lounge: Marylebone

Have you ever tried to find somewhere nice for a coffee or lunch at the top end of Oxford Street? Chances are you will be faced
16th January 2012
black clothes

Fashion faux-pas

I recently attended a business fair at Earls Court. Although I principally went to attend the seminars, I was aware of possible networking opportunities, so that
24th October 2011
The Geffrye Museum in Dalston

London Lounge: EC2

London is an exciting and vibrant city, but can be very expensive. In each issue of my newsletter I’m planning to share my tips on where
10th February 2011
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What is the Galley Club, and what's it like?

Recently I heard about the Galley Club, an informal group of publishing professionals who meet once a month at the George pub in the Strand, opposite