Profile

Cover photo
Matthew Pike
Works at Buckets & Spades Blog www.bucketsandspadesblog.com
Lives in Lancashire, United Kingdom
279 followers|10,777,713 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1'sReviews

Stream

 
A look at @Patswerk beer + branding project You Rock! http://bit.ly/1OA1lGZ

#beer #graphicdesign #branding  
For the times – yep, read most of the time – you want your ales to look a little less serious, and a tad more colourful then this project by Dutch graphic design + illustration studio Patswerk is ticking the boxes. You Rock! has been designed and brewed to celebrate the team's 7th year of ...
1
Add a comment...
 
NEW POST - Beer + Design | You Rock! by Patswerk

#beer #design #branding #graphicdesign #illustration #lifestyleblog  
For the times – yep, read most of the time – you want your ales to look a little less serious, and a tad more colourful then this project by Dutch graphic design + illustration studio Patswerk is ticking the boxes. You Rock! has been designed and brewed to celebrate the team's 7th year of ...
1
Add a comment...
 
Have you tried the +JUST EAT app?

#food #foodblogger #foodie #indian #takeaway #review  
With keeping fit has becoming an increasingly high priority these days you may think a big ol' takeaway seems a bit of a miss. Well, I tend to keep an eye on things throughout the week and loosen the belt a little at the weekend. I don't know how Nik manages to keep slim actually, ...
1
Add a comment...
 
NEW POST - Trying Out JUST EAT | Review

#justeat #food #foodbloggers #review #app #lifestyle
With keeping fit has becoming an increasingly high priority these days you may think a big ol' takeaway seems a bit of a miss. Well, I tend to keep an eye on things throughout the week and loosen the belt a little at the weekend. I don't know how Nik manages to keep slim actually, ...
1
Add a comment...

Matthew Pike

Shared publicly  - 
 
Trying Out JUST EAT | Review
W ith keeping fit has becoming an
increasingly high priority these days you may think a big ol' takeaway
seems a bit of a miss. Well, I tend to keep an eye on
things throughout the week and loosen the belt a little at the weekend. I don't know how Nik ma...
With keeping fit has becoming an increasingly high priority these days you may think a big ol' takeaway seems a bit of a miss. Well, I tend to keep an eye on things throughout the week and loosen the belt a little at the weekend. I don't know how Nik manages to keep slim actually, ...
1
Add a comment...

Matthew Pike

commented on a post on Blogger.
Shared publicly  - 
 
I really want to visit Tokyo, more than anything.
My idea of the perfect date night in is good food, chilled Prosecco, candles and a film. We turn our phones and emails off (a very hard thing to do in my household!) and concentrate on spending some quality time together. Inntravel, very kindly provided me with a gorgeous Italian hamper as part ...
1
Add a comment...
 
Nike #AirMaxDay + Weekend Links
T o celebrate Air Max Day on the 26th March , Nike are not only releasing a brand new model to add to the team, Air Max Zero , but they're also partaking in a bunch of interactive activities, like this one with JD. If you're a fan of Nike's game-changing te...
To celebrate Air Max Day on the 26th March, Nike are not only releasing a brand new model to add to the team, Air Max Zero, but they're also partaking in a bunch of interactive activities, like this one with JD. If you're a fan of Nike's game-changing technology - originally inspired by the ...
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
142 people
Have him in circles
279 people
Dr. Diana Hardy's profile photo
Krystal Ann's profile photo
Mark Croft's profile photo
Harmony Carolino's profile photo
Ria Ramirez's profile photo
Sartorial Diner's profile photo
Coco Cami's profile photo
waheed Khan's profile photo
citizenM hotel London Bankside's profile photo

Matthew Pike

Shared publicly  - 
 
#sneakers  
Bolton. Not a town you'd associated with trainers. More likely Peter Kay, Championship football, and a town gradually being swallowed by Manchester. But you should, you really should, as that's where Walsh are based. While ot...
1
Add a comment...
 
Beer + Design | You Rock! by Patswerk
F or the times – yep, read most of the time – you want your ales to look a little less serious, and a tad more colourful then this project by Dutch graphic design + illustration studio Patswerk is ticking the boxes. You Rock! has been designed and brewed to...
For the times – yep, read most of the time – you want your ales to look a little less serious, and a tad more colourful then this project by Dutch graphic design + illustration studio Patswerk is ticking the boxes. You Rock! has been designed and brewed to celebrate the team's 7th year of ...
1
Add a comment...
 
My contribution to +Menswear Style new article "What Has Made Today's Man More Fashion Savvy?" http://bit.ly/1IqaRs5

#menswear #mensfashion  
We research into men's attitudes to fashion and answer the question; What Has Made Today Man More Fashion Savvy?
1
Add a comment...
To celebrate Air Max Day on the 26th March, Nike are not only releasing a brand new model to add to the team, Air Max Zero, but they're also partaking in a bunch of interactive activities, like this one with JD. If you're a fan of Nike's game-changing technology - originally inspired by the ...
1
Add a comment...
To celebrate Air Max Day on the 26th March, Nike are not only releasing a brand new model to add to the team, Air Max Zero, but they're also partaking in a bunch of interactive activities, like this one with JD. If you're a fan of Nike's game-changing technology - originally inspired by the ...
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
142 people
Have him in circles
279 people
Dr. Diana Hardy's profile photo
Krystal Ann's profile photo
Mark Croft's profile photo
Harmony Carolino's profile photo
Ria Ramirez's profile photo
Sartorial Diner's profile photo
Coco Cami's profile photo
waheed Khan's profile photo
citizenM hotel London Bankside's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Blogger / Freelance Journalist / Marketing Assistant / Sales Assistant
Employment
  • Buckets & Spades Blog www.bucketsandspadesblog.com
    Writer, 2008 - present
    http://www.bucketsandspadesblog.com
  • Togs + Clogs
    Marketing Assistant, 2012 - present
  • Topman
    Sales Assistant, 2006 - present
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
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.
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

Blogger of the Month - June / Country Attire | Country Attire
www.countryattire.com

This month, we’re delighted to feature Buckets & Spades author Mat as our blogger of the month.

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

Thanks for all your great feedback on last week's SS14 Style post - for anyone that missed it we were discussing this Spring Summer's trends

A bobby dazzler of an Indian, better than any I've had, even compared to actually full on restaurants.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
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 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Never visit Brighton without popping into Peggs and son, tha's the rule.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
9 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Great independent menswear store located in the heart of Liverpool. Top brands and top folk, well worth a visit.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great little independent men's and women's clothing and accessories store. Simple, clean and bright layout with a mixture of comtempoary brands. Really friendly staff with plenty of time to chat in a natural manner.
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago