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

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

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

Anna Beam

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

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

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

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

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

See Concept

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… 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

4 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

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

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

Look Lane Launches

Look Lane describes its service as providing a fresh approach to buying handmade craft, indie fashion and art. Made by makers, for makers pretty much sums up the new platform’s winning ethos and… 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


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 | Health, Ugh + Wellness

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


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 Outdoors 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


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


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 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 | Print + Pastel

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


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

Leah Ball

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


Katy Welsh is a print designer based between Bristol and Yorkshire. Currently studying Printed Textiles at Leeds College of Art, her style is already instantly recognisable and never fails to brighten its surroundings. Influenced by… Continue reading

Carolin Eitel

Carolin Eitel is a Hamburg-based illustrator with a flair for using colour to communicate complex narratives. The way in which we perceive colour affects our whole understanding of the world and strangely, this… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | January 2016

Happy New Year, one and all! Our wish list this month is a celebration of all things fresh and green but also a reminder to take care of ourselves and our beautiful surroundings.… Continue reading

YOU SHOULD VISIT The Lomography Store

Over the years analogue photography’s been through the mill. Whether proclaimed dead and archaic by techno-weirdos or hailed as the only way to shoot for real, actual film has largely been replaced with… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | January 2016

Well, let’s say it and get it out of the way so we can move onto sharing the very best of what London has to offer this month: Happy New Year, everyone. Now,… Continue reading

Rose Rankin

If like us you choose to forego high heels in favour of comfortable, good-looking crepes at all times, you’ll no doubt appreciate our latest style obsession. Rose Rankin is a footwear label that’s stormed… Continue reading

Nick Thomm

Nick Thomm is an artist, designer and director who hails from Melbourne, Australia. His work, in short, is one giant trip. Influenced and inspired by a blend of reference points from celleuloid visions,… Continue reading

Write Nothing In Here | Seema Sharma

Summoning your creativity when your brain just wants you to watch Netflix and your body is demanding to stay in pyjamas for as much as the day as possible is tough, and it’s… Continue reading

Fonzy Nils

Fonzy Nils AKA Alfonso Cirillo is an Italian illustrator based in London. His work focuses on the interaction of shapes and layering of bright, bold colours. It’s simple, design-led and always possesses a… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | December 2015

Christmas is coming, the goose (or me, or you, or whoever) is getting fat, please put a fiver in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a fiver, a pound coin will… Continue reading

Olive Clothing

Olive is a British contemporary clothing brand with a big fanbase here in London. The creators of these comfy, directional and ethically-focused pieces are however, based in Cheltenham where their flagship store lives.… Continue reading

Matteo Signorelli

Matteo Signorelli is an Italian graphic designer and illustrator with a penchant for the colour blue. His work is a blend of block colours, simple shapes and witty subjects seemingly inspired by the… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | December 2015

The time is upon us, it’s officially time to get festive and all celebrations are totally legitimate. Here’s our round-up of the very best things to do in London this month if you’re… Continue reading

Support geo-fleur’s Beautiful Botanical Kickstarter

You know when you see something lovely and can’t stop yourself letting out a little sigh of admiration? That’s how we feel about geo-fleur‘s creations. Fusing art and nature to produce design-led pieces… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | November 2015

This month’s wish list theme is peace, pastels and rainbows because we’re already thinking about the holidays and how important it is to stick together, be kind to one another and revel in life’s beauties.… Continue reading

Petra Eriksson

Petra Eriksson almost needs no introduction, the images featured here alone should serve as evidence of her flair for melding shape and colour to create outstanding illustrations, however, we’d be pretty useless if… Continue reading

Celebrate #Secondhandfirst Week with TRAID

This November we’re very lucky to be joining TRAID in celebrating #Secondhandfirst Week. From Monday 23rd to 29th November, the fashion reuse charity will be launching a range of events to demonstrate just how powerful the… Continue reading

Babeth Lafon

Babeth Lafon is a French illustrator based in the wonderfully creative city of Berlin. Her images are tonal explorations of all things fashion and lifestyle-led though shy away from the fashion illustration cliches… Continue reading

GET THE LOOK | Winter Warmers

A brand new addition to our recurring posts on handpicked creations by designer/makers, we’re very happy to bring you the first edition of YGT’s GET THE LOOKs. These fancy little lists feature a covetable… Continue reading

THINGS TO DO | November 2015

There are a lot of London listing sites and the vast majority of them are great; all credit to the hardworking teams that run them. They’re places perfect for finding the best spots… Continue reading


We love being part of London’s flourishing creative scene, especially when it works hard to support those in need of help and raises communities based on shared interests and goals. One thing we’re… Continue reading

Quiet Clementine

Quiet Clementine is rad ceramics, jewellery and homeware shop based in Arkansas, USA. Created and run by designer/maker Hana Brewster, the tiny label has rapidly gained vast popularity and a bunch of exciting… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | October 2015

This month we’re celebrating all things Samhain and spooky with our Halloween wish list. October is obviously a beautiful month rife with autumn colour, fuzzy jumpers and delicious hot drinks, but we’re far… Continue reading

The London Artisan | The Artisan Talks

With this month drawing to a close and thoughts of gifting, new years resolutions and the ever-important quest to shop local and independent over the holidays already circling our brains, we’ve been on… Continue reading

Sarah Illenberger

Sarah Illenberger recently blew up the internet by sticking simple dots onto leaves for her Wonderplants series a la John Baldessari, however, we’ve been checking out her work for a while and feel… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Jordan Curtis Hughes

Jordan Curtis Hughes is a young photographer who at the tender age of 22 has flown all over the world shooting live shows with some of the world’s biggest artists. We first discovered… Continue reading

Magnum Vie Magnifique: Be True To Your Pleasure | Short Films to Lift Your Mood

A few months back, taste and sensation experts Magnum ice cream teamed up with i-D to launch a competition for emerging filmmakers and screenwriters. Promising a series of winning shorts, co-created with world-renowned… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | September 2015

Summer’s over guys, it’s official. To be totally honest, we don’t actually mind that much because with the onset of autumn, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a walk through red and orange leaves… Continue reading

HOW TO Add a Dot of Colour With Collett + Holder

Some say there are no greater joys than the sight of freshly cut flowers or the scent of nature in the home. We say, that’s probably true. There’s something about a room that… Continue reading