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When in doubt, link


Hi February, where did you come from?!

This week has turned into a little whirlwind and rather than write a long-read or similar I thought I would share with you all the links I’ve been squirreling into my Instapaper (if you don’t have an account I highly recommend signing up. Takes all the stress of FOMO by saving articles to read later) to read over the weekend when the manic speed of this week drops a few notches.

I hope you find something of interest. Enjoy!


Monday TED-spiration: Nurturing Creativity

I have a confession. I’ve never read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat,Pray, Love. I’ve never had any urge to read her story of finding herself following the breakdown of her marriage. I will confess, I begrudgingly sat through the movie adaptation of the book and it didn’t rate for me. While I can’t explain why I’m yet to be drawn to read Gilbert’s best seller, her TED talk on nurturing creativity is one of my favourite TED talks.


What is your fail-safe activity for nurturing your creativity? How do you stay fresh and driven by your ideas?

Yours in creative nurturing,


What is creativity?

Anyone in the creative industries will know how difficult it can often be describing to someone what you “do” for a living. Being “creative” isn’t easily defined and is not something I think you can learn: you either have it or you don’t. Similarly, the way in which an individual approaches their creativity is a rare and highly personal process.

The video below of Wieden + Kennedy’s John Jay recently did the rounds amongst my creatively minded peers and the executive creative director, recently named as one of the most creative business people in 2011 by Fast Company, talks us through his own creative process.

Watch below to hear more of his thoughts on creativity.


Tell us, what does creativity mean to you?

How do you foster and develop your creativity?

What environments are you most creative in?

Yours in creativity,


You Can’t Be Serious – my new favourite photographers

In the midst of planning my wedding I’ve discovered some amazing photographers in Hailey and Andrew Bartholomew – the ridiculously creative duo behind You Can’t Be Serious. Their documentary style photography and film captures the beautiful, raw moments in life – be it a wedding, rolling around in the park or chilling on the beach with your nearest and dearest. Their films are amazing too. Be sure to check out this cute video too: Wishing YOU a sunny New Year! from hailey bartholomew on Vimeo.

Yours in amazing photography,