The highs and lows of running a creative business

by Rik Arron on

We run two businesses from the same premises here in Manchester. One is a wholesale business that supplies outerwear to online retailers and the high street, and the...

How do you write about art?

by Jess Wilby on

Writing about art goes two different ways. You can either take what I like to call the 'airy-fairy' route or the newsworthy route. We like the 'airy-fairy' route...

You are always out of fashion, you are never out of style.

by Rik Arron on

Fashion is fast. The term fast fashion is omnipresent these days, but it didn't exist as a term a few years ago. It's the fashion industry and so...

If you're looking for permission, this is it.

by Jess Wilby on

Most of us have a clear idea of how we want to be seen, by ourselves and by others. Not many of us have the mindset to really...

Be yourself when the world wants you to conform

by Rik Arron on

You are unique. We all are. I love the irony and truth in this statement. We are unique, we are individual. Every single one of us has our...

We Are All Outsiders On The Inside

by Rik Arron on

If you were to ask most people if they felt that they belonged somewhere, besides looking at you strangely, I would hazard a guess that most people would...

Why are creatives so bad at handling criticism?

by Jess Wilby on

Any content creator, online or offline, will know that eventually one day someone will come along who dislikes your work. They'll no doubt have a personal reason that...

Does it really matter who Banksy is?

by Jess Wilby on

For years, internet sleuths have been obsessed with unmasking one of the world's most infamous graffiti artists, Banksy. So you can imagine the buzz when musician Goldie accidentally...

The influencer only street art was a great idea - here’s why

by Jess Wilby on

When I was younger, I viewed art as something exclusive. In my mind there was a very clear difference between art in a museum and everything else. Art,...

Finding Your Purpose by reverse engineering your life

by Rik Arron on

In the previous post I discussed the importance of having a purpose, but the real nitty gritty comes in attempting to ‘find’ that purpose. The trick I believe...