YGT INTERVIEWS Illustrator Jade Spranklen

Jade Spranklen is an illustrator and 2D animation director known as Sprankenstein. Her wildly imaginative, free-flowing and often spooky style has become a trademark that’s easily recognisable on sites like ASOS and adorning anything from Doctor… Continue reading

10 Vegan Chocolate Brands to Know

Now more than ever, Easter is all about chocolate. According to a recent study, kids in the UK receive on average 8.8 Easter eggs per year and that friends, is a buttload of… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | April 2017

Sunny April is our birthday month and we’re celebrating with a bunch of our favourite things. We’ve scoured the UK once again to bring you a beautiful collection of handmade, ethical and independently-touted… Continue reading

London’s Five Best Creative Salons

Since moving to London a good few years back, we noticed that a quick Google of the words ‘best hair salon’ or ‘best place for nails’ proffers two options: very expensive celebrity hair… Continue reading


Whether you’re seeking out a card for somebody special or a beautiful notebook for all your beautiful ideas, we suggest you head straight for Ola Studio. An independent stationery label specialising in traditional,… Continue reading

HOW TO Live with Zero Waste

If you think the 5p plastic bag charge was the worst thing that ever happened to Britain, this piece probably isn’t for you. If, however, you share our sentiments about the importance of… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: Thanks I Love It

Anyone that knows YGT will know we love a hamper or gift box, especially when it’s filled with a carefully-curated selection of goodies from UK designer-makers. It’s for this reason that Thanks I… Continue reading

Creative Workshops to Book this Spring

Despite new government budgets, high studio rents and the ever present struggle of working for yourself, the creative industries and the people that contribute to them are flourishing. From crafters and designers to… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | March 2017

The worst is over! Spring is here, the sun is out and we’re tentatively turning off radiators and folding away our winter wardrobes. We’re feeling fresh and optimistic this month, so our March wish… Continue reading

Competition | Design a Greetings Card for Ohh Deer

Good news for illustrators, designers and witty image makers: the lovely folks at Ohh Deer have just launched their annual greetings card competition and entries are open. Whether you’ve got an idea for… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Illustrator Chloe Hall

Chloe Hall is a talented illustrator and designer-maker based in Leicester. Balancing her freelance career and part-time work with our friends at Ohh Deer, Chloe creates wonderfully colourful illustrations inspired by lush petals and foliage… Continue reading


Stationery fiends, gift-wrapping experts and fans of all things illustrated, it’s time to celebrate because the long-awaited Ohh Deer shop is finally here. Hitting Loughborough’s streets at the end of last year, the physical manifestation… Continue reading

7 Talks by Inspiring Women to Catch at London Fashion Weekend Festival

We’ve begun 2017 by laying the foundations for ambitious plans and attending a host of uplifting creative events. This month, we’re attending London Fashion Weekend Festival 2017 at its brand new venue The Store, not for the… Continue reading

HOW TO Make a Cherry Loves Rose Cocktail with Nauteas

The most romantic day of the year should be all about indulgence, right? Well, we think so anyway. After all, what’s Valentine’s Day without the mandatory elements of booze, chocolate and roses? We… Continue reading

Career + Creativity | HOW TO Have Both

We live in a society where ‘by day and by night’ careers are commonplace. Many of us work at typical full-time vocations between the hours of 9am and 6pm and feed our creativity… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | February 2017

Let’s welcome February by blowing away those cobwebs and preparing for the month of love. That’s right, it’s about time for romance. Whether you’re a sucker for all things Valentine’s Day-related or see… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Weaver + Designer Lucy of Peas and Needles

Lucy Davidson is a blogger, designer, small business owner and weaver from Brighton. Influenced by her home town, its eclectic charity shops, the relationship between handmade and digital and her fiancee, also a… Continue reading

Meet Hackney Connect’s Young Entrepreneurs

When we think of our favourite creative spots in London, Hackney is a place that will always spring to mind. It’s an area of London characterised by a gritty entrepreneurial spirit and populated… Continue reading

Creative Things To Do This Valentine’s Day

Don’t get it twisted, Valentine’s Day is for everybody and whoever you might be crushing on, you deserve to feel the love on 14th February. Whether you’ll be celebrating with your squeeze your sweetheart,… Continue reading

Win Two VIP Tickets to Collect Art Fair with Newby Teas

It’s common knowledge that a good cup of tea cures everything and our friends at Newby Teas know good tea like no one else. Their fancy luxury blends are a real treat and… Continue reading

HOW TO Make a DIY Clutch with The Lovely Drawer

We’ve begun 2017 by doing what we do best, celebrating and supporting creatives and their wonderful work. Sometimes, this means lending other bloggers and sites that are doing a fine job of inspiring… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer-Maker Mel of Mellybee

Melanie Chadwick is a designer-maker and freelance illustrator based in the UK. Mel divides her time between creative work for businesses, licensing and commissions and designing and creating modern, eco-friendly products for her homeware and accessories… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | January 2017

Oh January, you are so cold and bitter, you make us yearn for the summertime. But that doesn’t mean we don’t fully delight in your silent nights, glittering constellations and occasional smatterings of beautiful snow.… Continue reading

The Best High Street Eats for Design Lovers

If you’ve made a tonne of money-saving resolutions this month and are trying not to break the bank by splurging on eating out, it’s likely you’ll end up looking to the high street for… Continue reading

HOW TO Make Healthy Winter Snack Bars with Aduna

It may be the start of another year but we’re not really into all this ‘new me’, ‘fresh start’ nonsense, especially when it comes to health and creativity. We’re always improving and although… Continue reading

The Best Small Business Sales to Shop

It’s sale season once again and of course, that means it’s the perfect time to support small businesses. Whether you’re paying full price or grabbing a bargain, every penny counts for an independent… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer + Entrepreneur Lola Hoad

Lola Hoad is a letterer, designer and small business coach based in Brighton, and one of our favourite people of 2016. Not only has she successfully honed an aesthetic and strong message that’s… Continue reading

Kate Pugsley

Kate Pugsley is an illustrator, painter and surface designer based in Chicago. Kate has a way with tone and shape reminiscent of the squiggles and bright cut-outs of Matisse, but with a glam, magical… Continue reading

WIN £5K to Transform an Unloved Space for Your Community

At our most recent event YOUNG GOLD TALKS, we met a tonne of inspiring young people, all with fantastic ideas and aspirations. One particular topic we discussed time and time again while getting to know… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | December 2016

  It’s that time again, dear readers, so wrap yourself in a soft blanket, fill up your cup with a mulled beverage and feast your eyes on our favourite Christmas picks from designer/makers,… Continue reading


If you’ve heard of YOUNG GOLD TEETH you’ll have undoubtedly heard of Shedquarters, an independent shop that we’ve loved, admired and promoted via our monthly wish lists for pretty much as long as… Continue reading

Intern Magazine

Every now and then something special comes along that puts a twinkle in our eyes and a fire under our butts. That is to say, we feel inspired and ready to make, do… Continue reading


On Saturday 12th November, YOUNG GOLD TEETH staged its first community talks event, aptly named YOUNG GOLD TALKS. Throughout the day we welcomed more than 150 guests through the doors of Google Campus,… Continue reading

HOW TO Make Your Business VOOM with Virgin Media Pioneers

As if hosting our first event for London’s creative community at Google Campus weren’t enough for one week, we recently had the pleasure of dropping in on a Global Entrepreneurs Week masterclass run… Continue reading

#WithOxfam | A Story of Hope

Here at YOUNG GOLD TEETH we’re counting down to Christmas, but it’s not all tinsel and gift lists on our minds. Having taken part in some truly inspiring events this month, our dedication… Continue reading

Make Your Stationery Special | Meet Papier

It’s no secret that YOUNG GOLD TEETH loves stationery. Be it striped, spotted, chevroned or emblazoned with abstract blobs and floral borders, we’re into good old fashioned paper and pens. Writing letters, thank you… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | November 2016

November’s wish list celebrates our upcoming event YOUNG GOLD TALKS and the concept of being true to yourself. We’re really bigging up makers, designers and indie businesses this month. Especially those based in our… Continue reading

Ayumi Takahashi

Born in China and raised in Japan by a family of artists, Ayumi Takahashi is an illustrator and graphic designer with an exceptional flair for creating colourful images with a wonderful sense of character.… Continue reading


What to expect… Join us once again for a totally unique event aimed at celebrating and supporting creativity. This year, we’re hosting an inclusive day-long festival of talks and ideas-sharing at Shoreditch’s super-cool Google… Continue reading

Yelena Bryksenkova

Yelena Bryksenkova is a talented illustrator with a flair for daubing bohemian narratives and beautiful, baleful women. Born in Russia, Yelena grew up in Cleveland, studying illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: Coconut Lane

Ever catch yourself aimlessly gazing at perfect pastel-toned shots of other people’s homes, holidays and lives and realise you’ve been scrolling Instagram for a good 15 minutes like a green-eyed monster? Hey, we’ve all been there,… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | October 2016

This month’s wish list celebrates fruity, autumnal flavours and getting outside to embrace the fresh new season. They say September is the new January and we tend to agree. This is the time of year… Continue reading

WIN | Big Autumn Giveaway

Over the last few weeks, months and years, we’ve racked up a long list of favourite brands, shops and initiatives all focused on living creatively. We work to share their stories, products and offerings… Continue reading

Don’t Miss London Graphic Centre’s 2016 Student Day

If you’re the sort of person who loves nothing better than to stock up on stationery, this is the event for you. Whether you’re a brand new student heading to uni for the… Continue reading


Artist and maker Anna Beam is based in east London by way of Baltimore, Maryland. Having moved to the UK to study Embroidery at the Manchester School of Art, Anna’s shop and portfolio now showcases… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | September 2016

We love the excitement and anticipation that comes with that back to school feeling, so naturally, this month’s wish list celebrates the tools and accessories needed to make the first few weeks back at your… Continue reading

5 Design-Friendly Dining Spots

Dining out in London is easy; you only have to wander a few paces from a tube station and you’ll be met with more options than you can shake a stick at. From… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: Pirates & Violets

Crafting bespoke shopping baskets and woven pouches, Pirates & Violets is an independent, family-run business based in Yorkshire. Every design is made from natural fibres and attributed with great touches, such as pastel-toned… Continue reading

Eero Lampinen

Eero Lampinen is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Helsinki, Finland. His bubblegum and candy coloured images may seem to be all sweetness and light, but look closer, and you’ll discover a… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: The Things We Keep

Kay Wang is a designer/maker based in Brooklyn, New York. Handmade jewellery is her speciality, however it would be unfair to pigeon-hole her as a simple accessories designer. Kay makes everything; from from linen kitchen… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | August 2016

  Its almost the end of the summer and we’re already looking forward to settling cosily into autumn. Dreaming of log cabins, crisp walks in the woods, smoky bonfires and days and nights… Continue reading

HOW TO Make A Terrarium with Decorator’s Notebook

Since discovering Decorator’s Notebook, we’ve been poring over their wonderful selection of ethical products and beautifully designed homewares. We’ve also grown rather partial to their blog, which offers some expert advice on how… Continue reading

Ugly Belgian Houses

Having spent a year in the Netherlands and made plenty of day trips to Belgium, we know how bizarre the architecture in these places can be. From strange pitched bungalows to odd concrete… Continue reading

Bijou Karman

Bijou Karman is a talented Californian illustrator with a penchant for luxury fashion and great works of literature. Lending the subjects of her illustrations a palpably cool air and a selection of enviable outfits… Continue reading

La Shuks

La Shuks is the pseudonym of artist Katie Mac, a silkscreen printer, doodler and collagist, based in the UK. Her unusual title refers to Inukshuks, ancient stone landmarks used to denote points of reference for… Continue reading

Give Artisan Gifts with Inka London

As you know, we love a unique gift especially if it’s lovingly arranged, carefully presented and unquestionably creative. With the holidays on the way, we’ve been thinking long and hard about what our… Continue reading

Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska

Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer who specialises in editorial illustrations comprised of soft lines, speckled surfaces and dreamy pastel colors. She currently works as a freelancer in Warsaw spending… Continue reading

5 Creative Cafes You Should Visit

Whether for their welcoming atmosphere, freelance-friendly ethos or wicked interiors, we love London’s cafes. The perfect place to park and enjoy a rest from the city, throw ideas around, seek inspiration or settle… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | July 2016

  Summer holidays are here, as is festival, camping, beach and city-break season. We’ve rounded up the best bits and pieces to take on your travels, so whether you opt for a staycation… Continue reading

HOW TO Make a Rose Spritz Cocktail

In case you hadn’t noticed, the whole world’s gone crazy for rose water and we’re hardly surprised. Boasting numerous health benefits, a fresh and delicious smell and a pale-pink tone that looks lovely… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Eleonor Boström

Swedish ceramic artist Eleonor Boström is a master of minimalist ceramics in the likeness of cute dogs, symmetrical women and other slightly bizarre but equally wonderful forms. Now, we love a porcelain hound… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | July + August 2016

What with plans for our next event in full swing and an onslaught of getaways and holidays in the YGT calendar, we’ve decided to squeeze July and August’s listings into one big, fat… Continue reading

Betsy Petersen

Betsy Petersen is an illustrator and designer based in Houston, Texas. Her collaborative works, self-directed paintings and famed family portraits are wonderfully simple and yet discernibly striking. Formed of vivid, block colours, Betsy’s… Continue reading

Letterbox Surprises with Not Another Bill

The good weather is finally here and with it comes an opportunity to accessorise as only a dutiful creative can. Thanks to our friends at Not-Another-Bill, we’ve discovered See Concept, a super-cool French company… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | June 2016

Father’s Day is fast approaching and what better way to show our dads, father figures, carers and guardians how much we care than dedicating June’s wish list to them? We’ve selected a mighty… Continue reading

Bitchin’ Bugs

Playful illustrations, neon paper and hidden infographics; who said grown-up books were no fun? The hefty reference tomes of days gone by are being replaced by bright, immersive and totally unique publications. Bitchin’ Bugs by… Continue reading


If you’re partial to a wander through the historic streets of Islington and Clerkenwell, you might have spied a white-fronted shop with large Georgian windows boasting a host of inviting displays. Equal parts… Continue reading

Don’t Miss Free Range 2016

Kicking off this weekend is the UK’s largest graduate art, design and fashion show. Yes, that’s right people, Free Range is returning to the Old Truman Brewery for its 16th consecutive year. A… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | June 2016

Ready yourselves, London because open studio season is here. We’ve got a whole host of art, publishing and design festivals, workshops and exhibitions in store for you and trust us when we say you… Continue reading

5 Indie Mags You Should Be Reading

Ah the internet, a great source of inspiring words and pictures and equal amounts of trolling and nonsense. We love it, mostly because it’s where YOUNG GOLD TEETH lives, but sometimes we do… Continue reading

The Sad Ghost Club

The Sad Ghost Club describe themselves as a creative project, which by our standards sounds far too humble. The team create comic books and zines, branded clothing and merchandise to spread positive awareness… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | May 2016

It’s that time again, friends and we certainly have a few treats in store. May’s motif was a tough one to call so in light of what we’ve been seeing a lot of… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Emma McDowall

Emma McDowall is Scottish artist and maker whose concrete creations are not only a pleasure to behold but also indicative of the UK’s stretched yet ever flourishing creative climate. With a background in textiles… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | May 2016

It’s May and I’m sure you’ll agree we’re all pretty shocked by that revelation. At least we have a bank holiday or two to temper the rapid passing of 2016. We hope you’re… Continue reading

Jen Sievers

Jen Sievers is an artist and graphic designer who hails from the Waitakere ranges of Auckland in New Zealand. With a talent for creating serene abstract works that gently fizz with colour, her… Continue reading

Manuja Waldia

Manuja Waldia is perhaps one of the best young professional illustrators working today; well, in our opinion anyway. Based in Indianapolis, Manuja’s drawings, paintings and graphic design work have earned her partnerships and… Continue reading

Mercedes Bellido

Mercedes Bellido is a talented Spanish artist with a penchant for the mystical and bright. Having studied Fine Art in Cuenca, she continued to develop her distinctive style in Madrid where she gained her Masters.… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | April 2016

April brings many happy occasions but none so special as YOUNG GOLD TEETH’s birthday. Well, we like to think so anyway. As this glorious series of sunny and showery days is our birthday… Continue reading

HOW TO Make a Flower Crown with Rebel Rebel

Spring is here, the sun is shining and seasonal blooms are everywhere. What’s more, London’s parks are green and filled with inspiration for creative types. It’s a good time to be alive. With… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | April 2016

Things are hotting up in London, by which of course we mean there’s been some actual sunshine out there. Ok, it’s no real cause for celebration but at least we can do outdoor… Continue reading


The design-loving maestros at People of Print have gone and done something innovative. In fact they’ve been doing it for seven long months now. Perhaps this is the grand answer to miserly questions… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Hannah Waldron

Hannah Waldron is a multidisciplinary creative based in the UK. Her work spans many of our favourite mediums, from illustration to weaving, but it’s her printed silk scarves that have really captured our… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | March 2016

Well, the bank holiday’s brought storms and sunshine in equal measures so what better theme for March’s wish list than spring in London? We’ve selected the freshest, floral and most perfect handmade and… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer-Maker Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes is a freelance designer and illustrator based in the north of England. Her approach to creating handmade gifts, stationery and homewares is rooted in colour and experimentation, yielding playful and unique results. Emily’s… Continue reading

GET THE LOOK | Activewear

Our latest Look Kit is inspired by calming, restorative yoga classes, weights sessions that leave you feeling like a million bucks, the unending pain of morning runs and all the WTF wellness moments… Continue reading

Ellen Syrjala

Ellen Syrjala was raised in Kauniainen, Finland but her photographs feature scenes far from Finnish climes. Any Londoner, tourist or day-tripper who’s ever taken a wander through Ridley Road market or moseyed down… Continue reading

Shweta Malhotra

Shweta Malhotra is a graphic designer and illustrator who hails from New Delhi via Bombay. An art director, fashion expert and all-round talent, Shweta creates simple images that showcase the best of street style… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | March 2016

March is here, spring has kind of sprung and we’re ready to regale you with our top finds for the month. Discover creative things to do in London, ways to spoil your mamma… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | February 2016

We know that February is well regarded as the month of love and we hope that you all enjoyed Valentine’s Day, however you spent it, but bigger things are at play here, guys.… Continue reading

GET THE LOOK | Tokyo Girl

What can we say about THE WHITEPEPPER that won’t make us seem overtly obsessed? The answer is not much, because this independent London-based brand is our go-to for colourful and creative style. With… Continue reading

HOW TO Transform Your Outdoor Space with MADE.COM

If you have a garden that spans vast tracks and includes anything remotely close to a pond, potting shed or veg patch, give yourself a pat on the back. The rest of you,… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Visual Artist Luis Dourado

Luis Dourado has been on our radar for a long while, not least because he’s one of the artists that kicked off our early interest in contemporary psychedelic and manipulated images. Born in… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Alice Mayor of We Built This City

We recently visited a remarkable shop on Carnaby Street. You’ve probably heard of it, and if you haven’t you’d do well to have a read of YOU SHOULD VISIT We Built This City… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer-Maker Fleur de Carotte

After admiring Fleur de Carotte’s creations on Instagram and running into the designer/maker behind the brand at one of the Brighton Etsy team’s wonderful market events, we got to know her a little… Continue reading


A walk through central London usually proffers sightings of tourists, loads of them, walking gaily along in droves attempting to take in the spectacular sights and sounds we take for granted every single day.… Continue reading

GET THE LOOK | Pastel Prints

Our second Look Kit is here and this time we’re counterbalancing all that cosy winter warmth from the last outfit line-up with cool tones and fresh accessories. Dreamy pastels are the order of the… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | February 2016

It may be the month of love but don’t you fret. We don’t go in for all that soppy crap here and no matter what your relationship status, we’ve got your back. The… Continue reading

Izumi Miyazaki

Japanese photography student Izumi Miyazaki creates stunning self portraits that utilise surreal props and depict excellent, private scenarios. In striking colours, these images make up Izumi’s ever popular Tumblr. Started back in 2012, the now… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Illustrator Michael Parkin

Michael Parkin is an inspiring illustrator based in Kingston by way of a small town called Farnham. A first class grad from Kingston University, Michael now works as an exceptional freelance illustrator and… Continue reading


It’s finally getting sunnier and although that still means achingly cold weather, there’s a glimmer of hope on the horizon. All that winter sun is helping us to enjoy the power of colour… Continue reading