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Inspiration on Instagram | Basketball Toons by Vanila Lab
Not only do these aswesome fictional basketball team illustrations, by design studio Vanila Lab, take me back to the cartoons I used to watch when I was a kid, it also reminds about how I would fill the back of my homework books with doodles of logos, mascots, cars, people in class and "cool" ...
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I'm taking over Radission Red's Instagram account this week!
All this week I'll be taking over Radisson Red's Instagram account! I'm sharing images from our recently travels around the US; mostly concentrating on a bunch of our favourite places we discovered in Las Vegas! We spent a decent amount of time in the downtown area of the city, and I can't wait ...
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Hand-Painted Found Items by Dirty Bandits
These made me smile. I'm a Piece of Garbage by Dirty Bandits is a project which involved finding discharged everyday items and writing phrases on them, which play on insecurities and questions of self-worth. The artists have managed to turn a sorry tale into something quite humorous and ...
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Store Visit | Save Khaki, Toyko
It's been a good six weeks since I came back from my trip to Japan, and my heads been everywhere and back since. Things moved so quickly, and before I knew it we were on our way to America, so I've only just got around to properly looking through my travel photos. We were keen to visit a bunch ...
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We're fresh back from our three week holiday in the US, and I'm slowly settling myself down into a major catch-up on my every-growing to-do list. But it seems my head is still firmly in beach mode, as these aerial shots of Italy's idyllic coastline by German-born photographer Bernhard Lang are ...
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Planning Our Las Vegas Wedding
We're just back from three weeks in America; 14 days spent around Florida, and eight days taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Las Vegas. I've got a bunch of good stuff to share from our trip, but the main reason why were we're in Vegas was to plan our wedding! That's right, some of you ...
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Inspiration on Instagram | Basketball Toons by Vanila Lab
N ot only do these aswesome fictional basketball team illustrations , by design studio Vanila Lab, take me back to the cartoons I used to watch when I was a kid, it also reminds about how I would fill the back of my homework books with doodles of logos, mas...
Not only do these aswesome fictional basketball team illustrations, by design studio Vanila Lab, take me back to the cartoons I used to watch when I was a kid, it also reminds about how I would fill the back of my homework books with doodles of logos, mascots, cars, people in class and "cool" ...
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Radisson Red Instagram Takeover
A ll this week I'll be taking over Radisson Red's Instagram account ! I'm sharing images from our recently travels around the US; mostly concentrating on a bunch of our favourite places we discovered in Las Vegas! We spent a decent amount of time in the dow...
All this week I'll be taking over Radisson Red's Instagram account! I'm sharing images from our recently travels around the US; mostly concentrating on a bunch of our favourite places we discovered in Las Vegas! We spent a decent amount of time in the downtown area of the city, and I can't wait ...
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Hand-Painted Found Items by Dirty Bandits
T hese made me smile. I'm a Piece of Garbag e by Dirty Bandits is a project which involved finding discharged everyday items and writing phrases on them, which play on insecurities and questions of self-worth. The artists have managed to turn a sorry tale i...
These made me smile. I'm a Piece of Garbage by Dirty Bandits is a project which involved finding discharged everyday items and writing phrases on them, which play on insecurities and questions of self-worth. The artists have managed to turn a sorry tale into something quite humorous and ...
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Store Visit | Save Khaki, Toyko
 Save Khaki - Toyko, Japan I t's been a good six weeks since I came back from my trip to Japan , and my heads been everywhere  and back since. Things moved so quickly, and before I knew it we were on our way to America , so I've only just got around to pro...
It's been a good six weeks since I came back from my trip to Japan, and my heads been everywhere and back since. Things moved so quickly, and before I knew it we were on our way to America, so I've only just got around to properly looking through my travel photos. We were keen to visit a bunch ...
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Aerial Shots of Italy's Coastline by Bernhard Lang
W e're fresh back from our three week holiday in the US, and I'm slowly settling myself down into a major catch-up on my every-growing to-do list. But it seems my head is still firmly in beach mode, as these aerial shots of Italy's idyllic coastline by Germ...
We're fresh back from our three week holiday in the US, and I'm slowly settling myself down into a major catch-up on my every-growing to-do list. But it seems my head is still firmly in beach mode, as these aerial shots of Italy's idyllic coastline by German-born photographer Bernhard Lang are ...
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Planning Our Las Vegas Wedding
Hollie wears - Universal Sandals c/o Teva W e're just back from three weeks in America ; 14 days spent around Florida, and eight days taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Las Vegas . I've got a bunch of good stuff to share from our trip, but the main ...
We're just back from three weeks in America; 14 days spent around Florida, and eight days taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Las Vegas. I've got a bunch of good stuff to share from our trip, but the main reason why were we're in Vegas was to plan our wedding! That's right, some of you ...
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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
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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

We stumbled in without recommendation. The food was a welcome, very different from all the other places we ate in central Tokyo. Clean, smart and lovely staff.
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One of my favourite stores in the area. Well considered, high quality outdoor inspired clothing. Quite high priced but the quality feels very high.
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Well worth a detour if you're in the area. Small but perfectly designed modern coffee and tea shop. Had a great chat with the owners and start, they even showed us around the area!
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Really lovely store, massive too! Great brand mix and a nice small coffee shop at the front.
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Great layout, friendly staff and well considered stock. Americana addicts
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Perfect coffee hang in the centre of Harajuku. Great, friendly staff, sweet coffee and a generally very comfortable environment. Grad a seat on the outside step
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Lovely little coffee hang just on the outskirts of central Shibuya
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