Inspiration #BEDM

So, I already missed a day of Blog Every Day in May. Whoops. In my defence, I wrote a post but didn’t polish it up, and then yesterday (the missed blog day) was such a poopy work-day, I was tired and wanted to go home and hide. So I did.

But I’m back, today with an inspiration post.

Five things that I love to pin on Pinterest!

First up – ideas for my future home.

http://www.pinterest.com/katskii/future-home

Next, drinks. Cocktails, juices, summer coolers, winter warmers. Yum!

https://www.pinterest.com/katskii/drinks/

It wouldn’t be Pinterest without fairy lights, homemade pompoms and bunting. Being a crafter, my Garden Party board is full of my favourite things. Swoon!

https://www.pinterest.com/katskii/garden-party/

Bike porn – insert heart-eyed emoji!

https://www.pinterest.com/katskii/bike-porn/

And crochet – this board seriously needs some love, but it’s still a pretty thing.

https://www.pinterest.com/katskii/crochet/

Having a poke around my Pinterest boards has made me want to lose 3 days straight to pinning stuff… But work calls. C’est la vie!

Hackney Wicked

Today saw the final day of Hackney Wicked, a weekend art festival championing local artists, with open studios, exhibitions, performances and more.

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I grabbed Patrick, and we headed over to east London to take a look!

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Of course, we made a (few) customary detour(s) for lunch and drinks first, and I warned Patrick he’d be my glamorous assistant for the day (basically he’d be holding my bottle of cider as I took photos).

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First stop was Hackney Hardware, which had been transformed into a popup bar – we got there just as they were opening, but 2 glasses of wine for a fiver was not to be sniffed at.

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We took a stroll through Victoria Park – seriously beautiful, not that busy, with dedicated bike lanes, lakes, and acres of space.

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When we got to Hackney Wick, the whole area had a cool buzz (coincidentally we saw a lot of people dressed up for Back To The Future at Secret Cinema… The men in braces and indenti-kit women started to blur a bit…)

We got stuck in exploring the studios.

I didn’t get a card for this artist (Patrick got the last one!) but her work was made by photocopying hair she collected, and then screenprinting it.

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This exhibition was interesting, but I didn’t get a chance to speak to the artist or find out the back story.

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The next studio we visited looks how I imagine my own place would look – eclectic, art supplies littering surfaces, sewing, knitting and crochet work all over, and a general outpouring of ideas.

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Of course, being a fan of multiple projects, I’m not sure I’d have finished work.

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I loved the next series of photos – 2 women displaying their typographic letterpressed cards. Simple but so beautiful.

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We explored other parts of Wicked, including:

a human beatboxer (he was so flippin’ good!)

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street artists, painting the side of The Lord Napier building

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some awesome skateboarders – one little kid in particular was so good!

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And of course, no jaunt with a camera would be complete without some graffiti and street photography.

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Lovely day, happy Kat.