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NEW POST - PF Flyers Made in USA Collection

#madeinusa #trainers #sneakers #pfflyers #boston
Being in the USA inevitably means we're more susceptible to the exposure of American things we never knew existed. Goof Off, Krud Kutter, canned pig's feet, Bump Patrol shaving aid...all things we've come across on our daily trips to the local supermarket. A brand I'm a "little more" excited ...
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We tried out the new ASUS Transformer Book at the Eden Sessions

#festival #edensessions #asus #tech #lbloggers  
Looking at various Instagram accounts I follow, the life of a blogger can look like a world of fun, food, fashion, and travel. It's true - blogging offers some amazing experiences; but there's hard work involved too (honest!). What Instagram doesn't show is the hours and hours (and often days ...
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Eden Sessions + The ASUS Transformer Book Chi
L ooking
at various Instagram accounts I follow, the life of a blogger can look
like a world of fun, food, fashion, and travel. It’s true - blogging
offers some amazing experiences; but there’s hard work involved too
(honest!). What
Instagram doesn’t s...
Looking at various Instagram accounts I follow, the life of a blogger can look like a world of fun, food, fashion, and travel. It's true - blogging offers some amazing experiences; but there's hard work involved too (honest!). What Instagram doesn't show is the hours and hours (and often days ...
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Talking Beer. Kona Brewing Co.

#beers #beer #packaging  
Very much enjoying Kona Brewing Co. this week. In fact, they're just what we look for in a good beer; variation, distinct flavours, colourful labels and an honest back story. We've been working our way through their range since we arrived in Orlando, and we even tried Kona beer battered fish + ...
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NEW POST - Enjoying Kona Brewing Co. in Orlando

#beer #konabrewing #hawaii #orlando #lbloggers #graphicdesign  
Very much enjoying Kona Brewing Co. this week. In fact, they're just what we look for in a good beer; variation, distinct flavours, colourful labels and an honest back story. We've been working our way through their range since we arrived in Orlando, and we even tried Kona beer battered fish + ...
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NEW POST - i-D + Don Julio Tequila | La Cantina Primavera

#tequila #donjulio #idmagazine #events

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Mat might currently be sitting a lot closer to Mexico than I am - him being in Florida and all - but here in London, I don't seem to be able to move for tequila. That's not a problem for me - I love the stuff! Judging from the reaction to our post last year on London's first tequila festival, ...
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PF Flyers Made in USA Collection
B eing in the USA inevitably means we're more susceptible to the exposure of American things we never knew existed. Goof Off, Krud Kutter, canned pig's feet, Bump Patrol shaving aid...all things we've come across on our daily trips to the local supermarket....
Being in the USA inevitably means we're more susceptible to the exposure of American things we never knew existed. Goof Off, Krud Kutter, canned pig's feet, Bump Patrol shaving aid...all things we've come across on our daily trips to the local supermarket. A brand I'm a "little more" excited ...
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NEW POST - Eden Sessions + The ASUS Transformer Book Chi

#edensessions #festival #music #lbloggers #tech #asus  
Looking at various Instagram accounts I follow, the life of a blogger can look like a world of fun, food, fashion, and travel. It's true - blogging offers some amazing experiences; but there's hard work involved too (honest!). What Instagram doesn't show is the hours and hours (and often days ...
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Enjoying Kona Brewing Co

#beer #packaging #kona  
Very much enjoying Kona Brewing Co. this week. In fact, they're just what we look for in a good beer; variation, distinct flavours, colourful labels and an honest back story. We've been working our way through their range since we arrived in Orlando, and we even tried Kona beer battered fish + ...
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Latest Post -@i_D+@donjulio Tequila Collaborate | La Cantina Primavera http://bit.ly/1eMokBx
Mat might currently be sitting a lot closer to Mexico than I am - him being in Florida and all - but here in London, I don't seem to be able to move for tequila. That's not a problem for me - I love the stuff! Judging from the reaction to our post last year on London's first tequila festival, ...
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Enjoying Kona Brewing Co. in Orlando
V ery much enjoying Kona Brewing Co. this week. In fact, they're just what we look for in a
good beer; variation, distinct flavours, colourful labels and an honest
back story. We've been working our way through their range since we
arrived in Orlando, an...
Very much enjoying Kona Brewing Co. this week. In fact, they're just what we look for in a good beer; variation, distinct flavours, colourful labels and an honest back story. We've been working our way through their range since we arrived in Orlando, and we even tried Kona beer battered fish + ...
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i-D + Don Julio Tequila | La Cantina Primavera
M at might currently
be sitting a lot closer to Mexico than I am - him being in Florida and
all - but here in London, I don’t seem to be able to move for tequila. That’s not a problem for me - I love the stuff!
Judging from the reaction to our post last ...
Mat might currently be sitting a lot closer to Mexico than I am - him being in Florida and all - but here in London, I don't seem to be able to move for tequila. That's not a problem for me - I love the stuff! Judging from the reaction to our post last year on London's first tequila festival, ...
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Writer of Buckets & Spades - Fashion, Design & Lifestyle Blog
Introduction
Buckets and Spades is a Fashion, Design & Lifestyle blog by Matthew Pike.

Covering men's fashion, style, graphic & packaging design, photography, art and anything else that interests me.

Bragging rights
Featured in Susie Bubble's book - Style Feed: The World's Top Fashion Blogs
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Previously
Stoke Newington, London, United Kingdom
Matthew Pike's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Making my Nike iDs
heavydenim.blogspot.com

I've been lucky recently, to say the least. About a year ago, I owned a single pair of Nikes (Nike Free 5.0 in black, if you're asking). Now

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: The...
www.bucketsandspadesblog.com

With Liverpool being a city close to my heart, I was very pleased to hear that my friends at IDMC° (Independent Map Company) are about to re

Google Lat Long: A new way to navigate the streets of Google Maps
google-latlong.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:36 AM. Over the years, we've updated Google Maps to make it more accurate, comprehensive and useful. From image

Universal Works x Walsh: City Runner Project
heavydenim.blogspot.com

Bolton. Not a town you'd associated with trainers. More likely Peter Kay, Championship football, and a town gradually being swallowed by Man

Ben's Cookies | That perfect post-lunch boost
heavydenim.blogspot.com

Okay, it's an odd one for a blog with this title, but sometimes you have to shout about those things that fall outside of the editorial remi

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: Wha...
www.bucketsandspadesblog.com

I'm not one to shy away from the fact that I'm not gifted in the technical department when it comes to photography. But what I lack in skill

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: UNI...
www.bucketsandspadesblog.com

I've been itching to share this one with you for what feels like ages! I do love travelling - it's a huge plus of working as a freelancer -

Geek Hour | Dancing with Gorbachov: In pursuit of graphics
heavydenim.blogspot.com

Homer: 'How can you love a box or a toy or graphics? You're a grown man.' - The Simpsons, 4F11: Homer's Phobia When I went back home for Chr

Barbour x Deus-Ex Machina | Menswear meets motocycles
heavydenim.blogspot.com

2014 was a year of collaborations for Barbour - they turned the level up to the max, picking to work with some straight-up menswear brands a

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: Exp...
www.bucketsandspadesblog.com

Getting my pose on with Natural Selection in London last week. And that my friends, is about the most "fashion" thing I've ever said. I firs

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: ASA...
www.bucketsandspadesblog.com

Cast your minds back to just before Christmas and you may remember me mentioning that I'd been challenged by ASAP54 to pick an outfit out, b

Sperry Top-Sider + Band Of Outsiders | Made in...does it matter?
heavydenim.blogspot.com

A tale I may have misheard from a dusty lecture hall many years ago features the words, ‘Made in Germany’. We’re talking history here…but I’

Men’s Grooming | The Bearded Man Co.
heavydenim.blogspot.com

Beard oil. Is it something I ever thought I need? No. Is it something I ever wanted? Not really. Is it something I like now I have some? Def

Keeping Fit | Original Penguin: Vintage Gym Collection
heavydenim.blogspot.com

I do love me some gym gear. Even my first post for Buckets and Spades, all those twelve months ago, was on a selection of clothes for the gy

Store Visit | Percival, London
heavydenim.blogspot.com

Any time I visit London, my “downtime" blurs into my “uptime” (is that a word?). It seems like it’s a done-deal now that Nik and I will no d

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: Shi...
www.bucketsandspadesblog.com

By nature I'm a curious person, and with that comes thousands of bookmarked pages from years of having access to the internet. As a self-con

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: Har...
www.bucketsandspadesblog.com

With Harry Stedman being no strangers to old blog Buckets (see here + here), I was chuffed to hear the team were planning a visit to my home

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: ASA...
www.bucketsandspadesblog.com

I've always been interested in how + why things are made (you can read more about my thoughts on this subject here). Maybe it started with L

Garconjon: Drakes Lookbook AW14
www.garconjon.com

The past few months have been a whirlwind. If you've been following my Instagram you'll see I've been hopping across Europe, shooting a bunc

The Merging Tide Of Marketing & Technology | LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com

“The future does not fit in the containers of the past” I urge you to just think about that fantastic quote DigitasLBI & Razorfish Chairman

Loved it here, excellent food, warm and funny bar staff, best view going. Expensive but worth it.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
A bobby dazzler of an Indian, better than any I've had, even compared to actually full on restaurants.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Great independent menswear store located in the heart of Liverpool. Top brands and top folk, well worth a visit.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Decent little place, rooms are really nice and better than a lot in terms of design for the price. Nice big windows. Walls were a little thin so didn't sleep well and breakfast was so-so. Great location.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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Sweet little place serving loads of chicken. Interesting meun, lots of unexpected things and combinations to try. Great daily salads. Fast service and natural staff.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Never visit Brighton without popping into Peggs and son, tha's the rule.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
One of my favourite menswear stores in the UK. Best selection of denim I've found; both larger and smaller/independent brands from across the world. Great mix of both men's heritage and street brands. Knowedgleable staff, will be back soon.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago