Exploring Creativity: The milliner

Continuing my series on creative careers, I recently spoke to London-based milliner Anna Dominoes to find out a bit more about what she does and how she got started. You can find Anna and her wonderful hats on Facebook, Twitter and Etsy. Lori: Hats aren't an everyday thing these days, so how did you first... Continue Reading →

Research, awards and the future

You may have noticed that I have not been posting as much as I have in the past, and that's because I've been busy beginning the research for my MA dissertation. I have already visited the Marks and Spencer Company Archive in Leeds, and the Symington Collection which is held at Leicestershire County Council's Collections... Continue Reading →

What were you doing, aged 25?

Last week the delightful Fauxred turned 25 and she posted on her Tumblr something about wishing she'd achieved more by that age. This struck me as slightly odd as, well, I've never thought that. I don't remember ever thinking "I wish I'd done more", mostly because I have never had a life plan, I guess.... Continue Reading →

Job satisfaction and… new horizons?

The two-year itch has hit again and I'm once again browsing job adverts in the hope of finding something more stimulating. However, the desire for some kind of overall direction or purpose in my work life is still hanging over me and so I'm finally doing something about it. I've signed up for The School... Continue Reading →

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