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🖤 Day 4 of Shop Independently MCR ⠀⠀⠀
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To continue our thoughtfully curated trail of Manchester’s best independent and ethical shops, herewith the beautiful design-led @fdncoffee
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Foundation Coffee House, with locations on Whitworth Street and the Northern Quarter is a space to eat, drink, shop and meet. Hot drinks available all day with tempting cakes to compliment as well as cocktails and craft beers for that festive celebration. With its own retail selection of coffee inspired provisions – grab the perfect gift for any coffee lover.⠀

Pop in and experience the speciality coffee for yourself: ☕️ Mon to Tues 7.30am–6pm, Weds to Fi 7.30am–10pm, Sat 9am–10pm and Sun 10am–7pm⠀

✨Our favourite picks: Long Black, Flat White with Oat Milk, or Beetroot Latte with Almond Milk 😋 ⠀
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📸 @fdncoffee
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#coffee_inst
#coffeeaddict
#coffeelovers
#ilovemcr
#drinkmcr
#nqmanchester
#coffeeshopsoftheworld

Our alternative Christmas cards are now available from our online shop ⠀

🌿 Ribbon tied to save on single use plastic ⠀

🎄 Choose from Golden / Terracotta 100% cotton ribbon ⠀

💌 Letterpressed & duplexed @lostheritage using @GFSmithpapers

Shop⠀
↳ www.designgiving.co.uk/shop/letterpressnotecards⠀
(see link in bio)⠀

#designgiving
#notecards
#stationery
#stationeryaddict
#stationerylover
#luxurystationery
#letterpress
#letterpresslove
#whitenotecards
#weddingstationery
#letterpressstationery
#christmascards
#christmascarddesign
#christmas
#giftideas
#giftgiving
#christmas2018
#christmasthankyou
#letterpressprinting

🖤 Day 3 of Shop Independently MCR ⠀⠀
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To continue our thoughtfully curated trail of Manchester’s best independent and ethical shops, let me introduce the lovely @formlifestylestore.⠀

Hidden away in a grade-II listed building in the Northern Quarter, Form Lifestyle Store stocks a beautifully curated range of design-led gifts, cards and homeware; all thoughtfully-made on a small scale by independent makers. Visit their little shop: Mon 11–6, Weds-Sat 10.30–6, and Sun 11–5.⠀

✨Our 1st favourite product pick are the beautiful solid brass tree ornaments by the wonderful @ola_studio. Designed to be kept, displayed & treasured year after year.⠀

✨Our 2nd favourite product pick is these stunning gold foil 'Noel' cards – a collaboration between @formlifestylestore and calligrapher @artsynibs and printed in the UK by @jotpaperco.⠀

They also host creative workshops with their makers, with tickets available as vouchers perfect for gifting. ⠀

Shop online: www.form-shop.com/shop⠀

📸 @formlifestylestore @ola_studio
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#formlifestylestore ⠀⠀
#designgiving⠀⠀
#shopindependentlyMCR⠀⠀
#christmas⠀⠀
#christmas2018⠀⠀
#indiechristmas⠀⠀⠀
#christmasgifts ⠀⠀⠀
#giftgiving ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#Christmasshoppingguide⠀⠀
#supportindependentbusiness⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shopsmall ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shoplocal ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#Manchester⠀⠀
#shopmanchester⠀⠀⠀
#shopindependent ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shopindependentthischristmas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#brass
#brassornaments
#treedecorations
#designedtolast
#minimalistic
#minimalchristmas
#calligraphy
#foilcards
#foilembossing

Absolutely delighted & over the moon to have our first Limited Edition of @designgiving magazine stocked in @doyoureadme_berlin! 🖤⠀

A beautiful space dedicated to all things printed matter, they stock a range of international contemporary magazines, journals and books, covering themes from fashion, photography and typography, to architecture, interior and design.⠀

It's THE ONLY magazine shop you need to know if you're visiting Berlin! They have also just launched an online shop! https://doyoureadme.de ⠀

If you're interested in stocking our magazine, send us a Direct Message. We also ship worldwide ✈️ ⠀

#designgiving
#doyoureadme
#bookshop
#welovemagazines
#magazines
#magazineshop
#berlin
#worldwideshipping
#magazinestockist
#magazine
#indiemagazine
#supportindies
#supportindieshops
#supportindependent
#shopsmall
#NewYork
#US
#Moscow
#Russia
#SãoPaulo
#Brazil
#Paris
#France
#Los Angeles ⠀
#US
#Germany

🖤 Day 2 of Shop Independently MCR ⠀

To continue our thoughtfully curated trail of Manchester’s best independent and ethical shops, we have the wonderful @manchestercraft where you can find unique handmade gifts from 19 independent Makers’ Studios – including ceramics and glass to textiles and jewellery. ⠀

Take a walk in their beautiful historic building, a former Victorian fish market, nestled in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter. The studios are open Mon to Sat 10:00am – 5:30pm.⠀

✨ Our favourite product pick is from the lovely @nellsmithprints – woodland themed Lino prints, printed in the UK, and sketchbook using recycled Kraft paper, you can also buy on her Etsy Shop too: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NellSmith ⠀

#nellsmith
#mcrcraftcentre
#manchestercraftanddesigncentre
#designgiving
#shopindependentlyMCR
#christmas
#christmas2018
#indiechristmas⠀⠀
#christmasgifts ⠀⠀
#giftgiving ⠀⠀⠀
#Christmasshoppingguide
#supportindependentbusiness⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shopsmall ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shoplocal ⠀⠀⠀
#Manchester
#shopmanchester⠀⠀
#shopindependent ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shopindependentthischristmas ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#linoprints
#linocut
#blackandwhite
#woodlandanimals
#animals
#illustrator
#deer
#owl

🖤 Day 1 of Shop Independently MCR ⠀

To kick-off our thoughtfully curated trail of Manchester’s best independent and ethical shops, let me introduce @room_356 – founded by Mother- daughter duo, Cassie and Bev work closely with independent brands, designers and makers.⠀

For unique and paired back home accessories, invest in stylish trays, handmade tableware, Scandinavian inspired vases and design led lighting this Christmas.⠀

Visit their beautiful website https://room356.co.uk or Lifestyle Store in Bolton, opening times: Mon, Tues, Weds 10-3pm or Thur, Fri, Sat 10-4pm⠀

✨ We've also included our favourite product pick – made from recycled plastic bottles and bags, these 'Star' and 'Tree Decorations' are the perfect Christmas edition for any minimalist eco-warrior 🌎⠀
📸 @_laura.hutchinson 👌🏻
#room356
#designgiving
#shopindependentlyMCR
#christmas
#christmas2018
#indiechristmas⠀⠀
#christmasgifts ⠀⠀
#christmasdecorations
#ecodecorations
#lifestylestore⠀⠀⠀
#giftgiving ⠀⠀⠀
#Christmasshoppingguide
#christmasgiftguide
#supportindependentbusiness⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shopsmall ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shoplocal ⠀⠀⠀
#Manchester
#shopmanchester⠀⠀
#shopindependent ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shopindependentthischristmas ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#sustainablechristmas
#sustainable

On Sunday I attended a workshop with the lovely Katie @ktgillies_surfacedesign @formlifestylestore to make some Jesmonite coasters. ⠀

Katie's lovely work has been published in our book – and actually some of you may have bought her coasters from our Kickstarter back in May too – so as soon as I heard of the opportunity to make some coasters for myself I jumped at the chance! ⠀

There was a small group of 8 of us and as you can imagine it was so much fun! You could mix and blend your own favourite colours. Katie goes through step-by -step and the end of the workshop your coasters are touch dry. Katie then takes them back to her studio in Nottingham to sand and seal them. Can't wait to get mind back this week and I'll be sure to share! ⠀

Workshops are great, not only do you learn a new skill and have lots of fun in the process, you get to help support independent maker and they make great gifts too! ⠀

Katie is back in Manchester @formlifestylestore in February, so if you fancy making some of your own I'd highly recommend it. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2rjeVJI ⠀

#manchester
#katiegillies
#designgiving
#workshop
#formlifestylestore
#coasters
#terazzo
#surface
#surfacedesign
#jesmonite
#christmas2018
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We feel honoured to have been part of @stackmagazines 'Magazines for Good' charity sale @acehotellondon on Saturday. ⠀

Stack gathered together the world’s best independent published magazine titles from all around the world for a one-day pop-up and all proceeds were donated to @crisis_uk – The national charity for homeless people. ⠀

@stackmagazines, if you don't already know, are a small, independent business based at Somerset House in London. They hunt out the best independent magazines, and deliver them straight to your door through their £7 monthly subscription. You never know which indie mag you will receive, but that's all part of the joy of celebrating all things #indie. Each one unique, and individual. 🖤⠀

In best company with:⠀
@eyemagazine_
@aigaeyeondesign
@kinfolk
@weaponsofreason
@migrant_journal
@anewtypeofimprint
@itsnicethat #PrintedPages
@milk

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#indiemagazines
#magazinesforgood
#independentpublishing
#crisisuk
#homelesscharity
#stackmagazine
#acehotellondon
#London
#designpopup
#charitysale

To champion the very best of Manchester and promote a more personal, sustainable and mindful shopping experience, over the next couple of weeks we'll be sharing how to 'Shop Independently Manchester this Christmas'.⠀

Follow #shopindependentlyMCR

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#independentmagazine
#christmas2018
#indiechristmas⠀⠀
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#giftgiving ⠀⠀⠀
#Christmasshoppingguide
#christmasgiftguide
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#Manchester
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#shopindependent ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shopindependentthischristmas ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#sustainablechristmas
#sustainable

Today is Small Business Saturday and we’d like to celebrate and support all the independents, the makers, the designers, small shops, artists, illustrators, photographers, and the writers across the country, all of whom have chosen to follow their passion, take a risk in something they truly believe in and set up their small business. With Christmas just around the corner, we’re choosing to buy local, buy small, buy homemade, invest in people, support local charities and shop with our heart 💛 too! ⠀

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#smallbusinesssaturday
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#giftgiving ⠀⠀
@smallbizsatuk

Out now, our first publication of @designgiving — a limited edition, signed and numbered, book supporting independent designers & makers, celebrating thoughtful & well crafted products 💛 Each book comes gift wrapped in ribbon and wrapped in tissue paper. Produced using high-quality print processes including Hot Stamp Foiling onto @gfsmithpapers. Looking to buy as a gift? Well you can also add a free personalised message inside ✨💌 Available online: see link in bio 🌿 •
#designgiving
#designgivingback
#thoughtfuldesigngiving
#independentmagazine
#supportindependents
#supportindiemakers
#supportindependentbusiness
#independentmakers
#shopsmall
#shoplocal
#environmentallyfriendly
#bookstagram
#christmasgiftideas
#sustainableliving
#ecochristmas
#christmasbooks
#consciousfashion
#consciousconsumer
#foilembossing
#gfsmithpapers
#paperlove
#mnml
#minimalmovement
#designedtolast
#qualitymaterials
#printisntdead
#selfpublishing
#interiorinspo
#furnitureinsp

✨ Feeling very festive this Monday afternoon.⠀

☕️ Espresso cup by one of our designers @endeceramics

#coffeegram
#latte
#instacoffee
#espresso
#caffeine
#coffeeshop
#barista
#latteart
#breakfast
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📷 by @karolina_pingielska

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