On this day last year I published by first book, Material World: The Modern Craft Bible. It features 100+ of some of the finest makers and designers in, in my opinion, the world. Really, I cannot believe so many brilliant people let me interview them.
A massive thank you to everyone who was part of it, who wrote about it and who bought it. I’ve got a copy spare, so to celebrate, I’m doing a little giveaway. Tell me your favourite blog or website (yup, it can be your own) before 11.59pm at Sunday 10 November (GMT) and I’ll do the random number draw thing, sign it and send it to one of you.
I told the guys at Culture Label what I think makes a design classic. So did Olivia Solon of wired.co.uk, the guys at Decorum and freelance design journalist Luke Tebbett.
Today is my first day as creative director of The Amazings, a video platform for makers.
Well, kind of.
Twice a year I’ll be a Mollie Makes columnist – one of six – on their new back page section. I hope you like! The new issue is out now today. It looks pretty lush, right?
PHEW! (I’m a little bit involved y’see, having curated a section of it)
Here’s the deets.
• Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December, 11am – 5pm, The Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton
• It’s FREE
• From the press release: “Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the high street, a unique shopping experience awaits. The Crafty Fox Market will be returning to the Dogstar, Brixton, on 8th & 9th December where a hand-picked cast of 80 UK designer makers will transform the old Victorian pub into a wonderland of Christmas shopping. Crafty Fox takes place on all three floors of the Dogstar, so when you’ve filled your stockings take a moment to explore. You can ‘make and do’ with craft writer Perri Lewis or screen print your own bag with the charming Mr Wingate. Other workshops include origami, knitting and card making. Or you could just sit back and relax with one of The Tea’s Knee’s cakes and a cuppa in the tea rooms while enjoying tunes from the Crafty Fox DJs.”