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Mash Creative-State Of The Obvious

For those with an alternative style..

Check out these Mash Creative, State Of The Obvious products.

Environmentally friendly, unconventional, unique.. We love them! 

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Single from London trio Drop Out Venus, titled Love In Vein. We caught up with the band, read all about it here. 

"We make music to stay alive."


From the ‘Love In Vein’ video  

Drop Out Venus are an East-London ‘Junk Jazz’ trio comparable to the XX. With their mellow indie-rock/jazz sound and art-fuelled videos, there is definitely a gap in the market for a band like this. We caught up with one of the band members, Christ, to ask him about their new video, for their single ‘Love In Vein’, (see it here) their songwriting process, and their inspirations. 

Click here to read the interview. 

Stokes Croft, Bristol - Street Art Central!

Stokes Croft, once known as the very run down, poor area of Bristol is now an up and coming popular destination, thanks to its local community group, the PRSC (Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft).

In 2008, a group of like-minded individuals came together to form the PRSC, an organisation intent on starting an urban renewal project in the area of Stokes Croft in Bristol City. In April of the same year, Chris Chalkley led the people of Stokes Croft on a mission to brighten up their streets. His idea was to turn the area into an outdoor gallery. In an area already known for its graffiti (Banksy’s ‘The Mild Mild West’, being the most famous), this was an ingenious plan that gave everyone in the community a chance to show their creative side and leave their own mark. 


click here to read all about it and see our favourite pieces.

A Beautiful Mess

Calling all creative types! This blog, run by vintage shop owner Elsie Larson delivers interesting posts on vintage fashion and the daily run of her shop in California, recipes, D.I.Y projects (plenty of cute upcycling - a favourite of ours), fashion, beauty, photography and house decor. We love this blog, and have drawn much inspiration of our own from it.

Fashion Spotlight: Joey D


This Edinburgh designer is bang on trend - upcycling vintage items into more contemporary pieces. For a further view at some of our favourite pieces, click here.

otherwise, visit

Some work for Russian Vogue by fashion photographer Ben Toms. Model: Meghan Collison. I love Ben’s eye for colour and angles used.

Click here to see full photoset.

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Music spotlight today: We love this track by Filipino electronica artist, Similar Objects. Instrumental Hip-Hop sounds that are light and delicate despite the catchy drum beat. Its titled “Weathered Rock Sunsets.” We definitely recommend checking out his soundcloud, too.

Fashion Spotlight: Odium Apparel

Image of Audrey Hepburn | PRE-ORDER 

We love these new designs from Devon, England based clothing company Odium Apparel. These new “Audrey Hepburn” Spring 2012 collection T-Shirts are available for pre-order now at

Some work by Cork graphic designer, Conor O’Driscoll. 

click here to view more.