Glasgow indie design takes over the high street

There was Decourcy’s and there was Che Camille until there wasn’t.  A bulk of Glasgow’s indie retailers moved online or would pop up at the occasional market stall.  Instagram and influencers may shed some light on some really incredible indie…

Spotlight: Illustrator Rosalind Shrinivas

It’s that little voice in your head that presses and prods. Sometimes it’s a little niggle, an itch that can’t fully be scratched. Sometimes it’s a near constant ache that refuses to be ignored. It’s the same voice that whispers…

It’s that little voice in your head that presses and prods. Sometimes it’s a little niggle, an itch that can’t fully be scratched. Sometimes it’s a near constant ache that refuses to be ignored. It’s the same voice that whispers – you can’t. That you’re too emotional. Too childish. Too lost. Too intense. Quite simply, too much. Artist and girl boss extraordinaire Rosalind Shrinivas though subverts this – leaning in, scratching the itch through distinctive and intimate illustrations that can be in their simplest form be described as an exercise in self-portraits and finding your voice.

Hello My Name is Paul Smith

“You can find inspiration everywhere, and if you can’t, look again.” I’m paraphrasing here, very loosely but there are far worse words to lead with than that of Paul Smith.  “Hello, I’m Paul Smith”opened at Glasgow’s Lighthouse on the 21st…

Think Boutique & Rapu Nui Gallery Take Byres Road Back for Christmas

No strangers to a cheeky wee pop up, Think Boutique and Rapu Nui Gallery are returning this Thursday to Byres Road with their latest month long pop up. Just in time for Christmas me thinks! Byres Road was/is still one…

Introducing: Lazy Line Painter Belle

I did a double take the first time I saw Lazy Line Painter Belle’s stock. It was a Sunday and I was having my bi-monthly browse at Granny Would Be Proud hunting for bargain vintage goodies and properly something baked…

Johanna Basford: Wonderbeasts

Can we all take a moment just to fully appreciate how talented Aberdeen based artist Johanna Basford is? She’s already stacked up an enviable lists of clients – counting Crabtree and Evelyn, Thorontons, Absalout Vodka, Brewdog and Kember and Jones…

Heymonster: The best art prints you’ll see all day

  Can we just begin with how sickening good these art prints are? And Yes, my boyfriend has bought me the Buffy: Our Lady Of Protection print for my Christmas. This bad boy is getting it’s own mother licking shrine.…

lucky edge decks

With bright graphic designs and tongue in cheek illustrative designs, new streetwear label Lucky Edge was always going to catch my eye. Adrenaline junkie Joe Edge wanted to combine his love for boarding with his self proclaimed “over active imagination”…

power power II: maya wild exhibition

For now my life seems to be absorbed with spreadsheets, dissertations and craft supplies, which all sounds fairly humdrum and boring, and yeah some of it is, but all are means to an end. With that in mind, I’d quite…