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A look around Cubitts Workshop

#soho #london #cubitts #glasses  
A wander around Soho, London back in December led us to visting the recently opened workshop store by Cubitts. Sitting in the heart of Soho, between Carnaby St and Portland St, just around the corner from Red Wing + Shinola, The Cubitts Workshop store is seemingly in the perfect location.
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NEW POST - Store Visit | Cubitts Workshop Soho, London

#cubitts #london #soho #carnabystreet #glasses #madeinengland #glasses #menswearblogger  
A wander around Soho, London back in December led us to visting the recently opened workshop store by Cubitts. Sitting in the heart of Soho, between Carnaby St and Portland St, just around the corner from Red Wing + Shinola, The Cubitts Workshop store is seemingly in the perfect location.
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We're all quite nosey by nature aren't we? Twitching curtains and ear wigging at the bus stop has slowly morphed into what we now call social media. We now see a lot of people's lives, but one thing I've always enjoyed is seeing around people's homes, especially those who work in a creative ...
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My Creative Space with Boden
  Wearing - Sandown Jumper c/o Boden | Jack Spade Chinos | Trainers c/o New Balance | CHUP Socks |  Watch c/o Paulin Watches | Ray-Ban Glasses W e're all quite nosey by nature aren't we ?
Twitching curtains and ear wigging at the bus stop has slowly morphe...
We're all quite nosey by nature aren't we? Twitching curtains and ear wigging at the bus stop has slowly morphed into what we now call social media. We now see a lot of people's lives, but one thing I've always enjoyed is seeing around people's homes, especially those who work in a creative ...
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NEW POST - Think Local, Drink Local Enamel Mugs

#design #graphicdesign #local #riess #lbloggers  
This one might be unintentional, but I like the idea of drinking my tea from a mug with "Local" plastered on the side. Reminding me at each sip that thinking local helps contribute towards the bigger picture. My PG Tips will taste the same, but who knows, it may well trick my cluttered head.
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Ones To Watch | The Longshot Experiment
"A long shot for success it may be, but the freedom to experiment with style and ideas means we can create whatever we like however we like..." , is a refreshing statement which dropped into my inbox a few weeks ago. The Longshot Experiment is a new project...
"A long shot for success it may be, but the freedom to experiment with style and ideas means we can create whatever we like however we like...", is a refreshing statement which dropped into my inbox a few weeks ago. The Longshot Experiment is a new project by the Manchester-based brother + ...
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Win a year's supply of adidas Originals

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#adidas #trainers #menswear #competition  
Mat Pike of Buckets and Spades introduces a competition you can't say no to... Would you like to win a year’s supply of adidas Originals trainers? That’s a rhetorical question, as we all know the answer. As a kid you’d hear, ...
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Store Visit | Cubitts Workshop Soho, London
A wander around Soho, London back in December led us to visting the recently opened workshop store by Cubitts . Sitting in the heart of Soho, between Carnaby St and Portland St, just around the corner from Red Wing + Shinola , The Cubitts Workshop store is ...
A wander around Soho, London back in December led us to visting the recently opened workshop store by Cubitts. Sitting in the heart of Soho, between Carnaby St and Portland St, just around the corner from Red Wing + Shinola, The Cubitts Workshop store is seemingly in the perfect location.
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We're all quite nosey by nature aren't we? Twitching curtains and ear wigging at the bus stop has slowly morphed into what we now call social media. We now see a lot of people's lives, but one thing I've always enjoyed is seeing around people's homes, especially those who work in a creative ...
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#menswear  
"A long shot for success it may be, but the freedom to experiment with style and ideas means we can create whatever we like however we like...", is a refreshing statement which dropped into my inbox a few weeks ago. The Longshot Experiment is a new project by the Manchester-based brother + ...
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Think Local, Drink Local Enamel Mugs
  T his one might be unintentional, but I like the idea of drinking my tea from a mug with "Local" plastered on the side. Reminding me at each sip that thinking local helps contribute towards the bigger picture. My PG Tips will taste the same, but who knows...
This one might be unintentional, but I like the idea of drinking my tea from a mug with "Local" plastered on the side. Reminding me at each sip that thinking local helps contribute towards the bigger picture. My PG Tips will taste the same, but who knows, it may well trick my cluttered head.
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Our giveaway with @otint ends later today http://bit.ly/1zAdxja

#giveaway #competition #interiordesign  
This here blog celebrates its seventh birthday next month, so from March you have official permission to call us "Old Man Buckets". Before you know it we'll be pushing 10 years old; keyboard hair will be turning grey, we'll be drinking room temperature stout and enjoying nothing more than a warm ...
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  • Buckets & Spades Blog www.bucketsandspadesblog.com
    Writer, 2008 - 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.

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Featured in Susie Bubble's book - Style Feed: The World's Top Fashion Blogs
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Stoke Newington, London, United Kingdom
Matthew Pike's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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...
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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

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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

Blogger of the Month - June / Country Attire | Country Attire
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This month, we’re delighted to feature Buckets & Spades author Mat as our blogger of the month.

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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

Brand Love Atterley Road | ASOS Fashion Finder
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We asked blogger Rosie of A Rosie Outlook to share her edit of spring essentials from Atterley Road.

Camino - Kings Cross
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The Regent Quarter, 3 Varnishers Yard, King’s Cross, London, N1 9FD It's difficult to know what to do on a bank holiday. Screaming hordes of

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