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In conversation with Jonatahan Lawes

This week we chatted to Jonathan Lawes a London based designer and print maker who recently relocated to Peckham. We are huge fans of his bold colour clashing screen prints. Jonathan divides his time between designing for a variety of fashion & interior clients, and working on his own personal silk screen prints and other handmade design products.  What inspires you? I draw my inspiration from a variety of things all around me. My work can sometimes be very linear and angular and for that I mostly draw inspiration from modern architecture and bold, geometric patterns. But generally, being out and about is where I gather most of my ideas. Colours, compositions, subtle textures, shadows etc. all get me going....

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Chatting with Claire from Stidston Swimwear

This week, I ask Claire from Stidston Swimwear and 1/2 of Flock London a few questions. Claire took a big leap over two years ago to pursue her passion and has successfully combined her drive, creativity, and love for travel into a dream career and business. Inspiring myself and many of our friends to carve a career on our own terms. Tell us about yourself and why did you decide to make swimwear? I grew up in Devon next to the sea, have always loved design and sewing, and have been making and repurposing my clothes since school. I used to work full time in health and social care as a Management Consultant, and although I loved my job, I...

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Our Peckham Hotspots

As proud Peckham residents we thought we would share with you our favourite hangouts and eateries! As we have few... Small White Elephant - 28 Choumert Road A regular stop on a Sunday, the White Elephant is one of Peckham's best independent coffee shops. The lentil dahl is a must and homemade chilli jam is divine. Old Spike Roastery - 54 Peckham Rye Serving the best flat white in SE15, Old Spike's mission is to help fight homelessness in the UK by providing training, jobs and support with housing whilst also roasting and supplying some of the country's finest specialty coffee. Also creating a speciality coffee brand that offeres more than just delicious tasting coffee. Oi Spaghetti - 133 Copeland Park Hands...

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