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All Over Shorts by Olivers Apparel
T he crossover between sports and casual – or "ath-leisure" as some call it – has been one that's been happening for as long as I can remember. How can you go from a workout, or cycle for example, to a coffee shop without feeling like you're wearing your ta...
The crossover between sports and casual – or "ath-leisure" as some call it – has been one that's been happening for as long as I can remember. How can you go from a workout, or cycle for example, to a coffee shop without feeling like you're wearing your tatty school sports kit?
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All Aboard Airbnb's Floating House
T here it sat amongst some of the tallest of London's skyscrapers, the house that Airbnb built. Looking as odd amongst the steel and glass as it did floating on the water. Yep, that's right, floating. You can’t have missed it on the news: a twee two-up two-...
There it sat amongst some of the tallest of London's skyscrapers, the house that Airbnb built. Looking as odd amongst the steel and glass as it did floating on the water. Yep, that's right, floating. You can't have missed it on the news: a twee two-up two-down, with ample garden to the rear, ...
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The Life Calendar helps you divide your day into four parts: water, diet, sleep + sport. It's a practical way of tracking of your daily routine, and keeping an eye on your goals and progress. When complete the calender turns into a print, all ready to be frame. Available at Wap-Oh!
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Life Calender by Raquel Catalan + Weekend Links
T he Life Calender helps you divide your day into four parts: water, diet, sleep + sport. It's a practical way of tracking of your daily routine, and keeping an eye on your goals and progress. When complete the calender turns into a print, all ready to be ...
The Life Calender helps you divide your day into four parts: water, diet, sleep + sport. It's a practical way of tracking of your daily routine, and keeping an eye on your goals and progress. When complete the calender turns into a print, all ready to be frame. Available at Wrap-Oh!
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NEW POST - Visiting Rottach-Egern, Germany with Ford Mustang

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Keeping up with my self-set target to actually enjoy my weekends (because freelance life never slows), I snapped at the opportunity to visit Germany for the first - if only for a little over 24 hours. Last weekend I finished up at one of my part-time jobs, so for the first time since I was 15 I ...
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Visiting Rottach-Egern, Germany with Ford Mustang
K eeping up with my self-set target to actually enjoy my weekends (because freelance life never slows), I snapped at the opportunity to visit Germany for the first - if only for a little over 24 hours. Last weekend I finished up at one of my part-time jobs,...
Keeping up with my self-set target to actually enjoy my weekends (because freelance life never slows), I snapped at the opportunity to visit Germany for the first - if only for a little over 24 hours. Last weekend I finished up at one of my part-time jobs, so for the first time since I was 15 I ...
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Learning to Relax, with JING Tea
T his month, more than any, I've found it increasingly hard to relax and take a breather. The word "unwind" has never even crossed my mind for more than a fleeting second. I've adjusted to a freelance lifestyle over the past year or two, but I still haven't...
This month, more than any, I've found it increasingly hard to relax and take a breather. The word "unwind" has never even crossed my mind for more than a fleeting second. I've adjusted to a freelance lifestyle over the past year or two, but I still haven't mastered to art of shutting off from my ...
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NEW POST - All Aboard Airbnb's Floating House

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There it sat amongst some of the tallest of London's skyscrapers, the house that Airbnb built. Looking as odd amongst the steel and glass as it did floating on the water. Yep, that's right, floating. You can't have missed it on the news: a twee two-up two-down, with ample garden to the rear, ...
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Great shoot, just checked out the video. Really nice.
It's an unusual circumstance when I find myself in front of the camera, but when it does happen it's always for good reason. I was recently asked by Gola, one of the UKs oldest sportswear brands, to be photographed as part of their new campaign and after a visit to their showroom I found it hard ...
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NEW POST - Life Calender by Raquel Catalan + Weekend Links

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The Life Calender helps you divide your day into four parts: water, diet, sleep + sport. It's a practical way of tracking of your daily routine, and keeping an eye on your goals and progress. When complete the calender turns into a print, all ready to be frame. Available at Wrap-Oh!
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SEO comes into play with Pinterest? I did not know this. I will have a shuffle and consider descriptions more.
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Yeah boy, just got to optimise the shit out of it to get eyeballs. Same premise.
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NEW POST - Learning to Relax, with JING Tea

#tea #jing #design #freelance #lbloggers #jingtea  
This month, more than any, I've found it increasingly hard to relax and take a breather. The word "unwind" has never even crossed my mind for more than a fleeting second. I've adjusted to a freelance lifestyle over the past year or two, but I still haven't mastered to art of shutting off from my ...
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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
Places
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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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

Loved it here, excellent food, warm and funny bar staff, best view going. Expensive but worth it.
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reviewed a month ago
A bobby dazzler of an Indian, better than any I've had, even compared to actually full on restaurants.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Great independent menswear store located in the heart of Liverpool. Top brands and top folk, well worth a visit.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 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.
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reviewed 2 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.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Never visit Brighton without popping into Peggs and son, tha's the rule.
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reviewed 2 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.
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reviewed 2 months ago