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Candylab Modern Car Toys

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Winter is hitting us hard now; wind, rain and snow are coming all at once. For most blogs with a fashion angle, that would be a chance to tell you about a brilliant new coat or suggesting a new pair of heavy jeans. Not us though. We can cover that if you like, but we'd rather focus on something ...
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Rebound by Andrew Faris + Weekend Links

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Enjoy your weekend folks! Weekend Bucket List Kids' inventions are turned into real products - The Inspiration Why creative education is as important as traditional academic subjects - It's Nice That How fast food brand use design to respond to more 'authentic' rivals - Creative Review ...
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at Club Monaco
Henrietta Street, just around the corner from the market at Covent Garden, is pretty hot property when it comes to menswear these days. With Nigel Cabourn, Oliver Sweeney, Edwin, Fred Perry and The Real McCoy's already taking up residency, Club Monaco has added its name to the growing family.
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Store Visit | Club Monaco, Covent Garden, London
Club Monaco, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden H enrietta Street, just around the corner from the market at Covent Garden, is pretty hot property when it comes to menswear these days. With Nigel Cabourn , Oliver Sweeney , Edwin, Fred Perry and The Real McCoy'...
Henrietta Street, just around the corner from the market at Covent Garden, is pretty hot property when it comes to menswear these days. With Nigel Cabourn, Oliver Sweeney, Edwin, Fred Perry and The Real McCoy's already taking up residency, Club Monaco has added its name to the growing family.
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Giveaway | Win Panasonic LUMIX LX100 4K Camera

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As I've spend the last six months as one of the UK Brand Ambassadors for Pansonic LUMIX I thought it was about time we gave something back to you guys. We've been sharing our progress with the LUMIX LX100 4K camera over various posts - an Introduction to 4K Photophraphy, Basic Tips for Improving ...
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adidas Originals Hamburg Collection

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Trainers are, without doubt, the most versatile shoe on the planet. Trainers can be simple, and they can be complex, classic and contemporary, smart and casual, fitness and fad - and they don't just exist at these extremes, but at every point along the spectrum. It's no surprise, then, ...
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Candylab Modern Car Toys
W inter is hitting us hard now; wind, rain and snow are coming all at once. For most blogs with a fashion angle, that would be a chance to tell you about a brilliant new coat or suggesting a new pair of heavy jeans. Not us though. We can cover that if you l...
Winter is hitting us hard now; wind, rain and snow are coming all at once. For most blogs with a fashion angle, that would be a chance to tell you about a brilliant new coat or suggesting a new pair of heavy jeans. Not us though. We can cover that if you like, but we'd rather focus on something ...
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Rebound by Andrew Faris + Weekend Links
T here's something very pleasing, and calming about this project by Visual Artist Andew Faris . Can't stop looking? Follow his work on Instagram for more colour hits. First seen on Swiss Miss . Enjoy your weekend folks! Weekend Bucket List Kids' inventions ...
Enjoy your weekend folks! Weekend Bucket List Kids' inventions are turned into real products - The Inspiration Why creative education is as important as traditional academic subjects - It's Nice That How fast food brand use design to respond to more 'authentic' rivals - Creative Review ...
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Store Visit | Club Monaco, Covent Garden, London

#london #fashion #mensfashion #menswear #coventgarden  
Henrietta Street, just around the corner from the market at Covent Garden, is pretty hot property when it comes to menswear these days. With Nigel Cabourn, Oliver Sweeney, Edwin, Fred Perry and The Real McCoy's already taking up residency, Club Monaco has added its name to the growing family.
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One of the best things about social media is the friends we make, and the relationships that come out of it. I met the gang from Harry Stedman just over a year ago - does anyone remember when they visited us up in Blackpool? - and since then we've kept in touch, and become pretty decent buddies.
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Giveaway | Win Panasonic LUMIX LX100 4K Camera
Wearing - ASOS Wool Coat | Reigning Champ Sweatshirt | ASOS Shirt | Universal Works Trousers | Time Teller x Buckets & Spades Watch c/o Nixon (more on this soon)  A s I've spend the last six months as one of the UK Brand Ambassadors for Pansonic LUMIX I tho...
As I've spend the last six months as one of the UK Brand Ambassadors for Pansonic LUMIX I thought it was about time we gave something back to you guys. We've been sharing our progress with the LUMIX LX100 4K camera over various posts - an Introduction to 4K Photophraphy, Basic Tips for Improving ...
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adidas Originals Hamburg Collection
T rainers are, without doubt, the most versatile shoe on the planet. Trainers can be simple, and they can be complex, classic and contemporary, smart and casual, fitness and fad - and they don’t just exist at these extremes, but at every point along the spe...
Trainers are, without doubt, the most versatile shoe on the planet. Trainers can be simple, and they can be complex, classic and contemporary, smart and casual, fitness and fad - and they don't just exist at these extremes, but at every point along the spectrum. It's no surprise, then, ...
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  • Buckets & Spades Blog www.bucketsandspadesblog.com
    Writer, 2008 - present
    http://www.bucketsandspadesblog.com
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    Marketing Assistant, 2012 - present
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    Sales Assistant, 2006 - present
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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
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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?
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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“The future does not fit in the containers of the past” I urge you to just think about that fantastic quote DigitasLBI & Razorfish Chairman

Sweet little coffee shop, recommended by a friend. Nice staff and good coffee
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Tiny little place but packed a punch. Food tasted great, small dishes. Ended up being a little more money than I was hoping for but really nice experience and would go again. Staff were great, and helpful. Great character.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Probably the smallest pub I've ever been in. Full of local character and great garden view of the river.
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reviewed 6 months ago
Ooooof yes please, this place was great. Had a burger, side and a drink, came to £15. Deal!
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reviewed 6 months ago
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Honestly not as good as I was hoping for or had been told about. The view of the tower was amazing, but the food was just ok. Steak was chewy.
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reviewed 6 months ago
Nice little independent beer market, serving and selling craft beer, coffee and locally made treats. Well good.
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reviewed 6 months ago
Full English breakfast was excellent, even though it say 2 sausages and we only got 1.5.
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reviewed 6 months ago