Category Archive: LIFESTYLE

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


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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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


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

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

YGT WISH LIST | December 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Art Social Festival

If you’re lamenting the end of festival season, fear not because the spirit of summer is still alive and kicking. London is gearing up to welcome a truly wonderful creative festival and trust… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Jen of Inky Collective

If you’re a fan of all things print and design, chances are you’ll have heard of Inky Collective, a blog and letterpress business run by London-based printer and writer Jen Wright. Inky Collective… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | August 2015

This month may be the last we see of the summer in London, but we’ve had a pretty good run, haven’t we? Among the best of our experiences are our trips to the… Continue reading

The Doodle Bar | Eventbrite’s Hometown Hunt

It’s a real challenge to pick a single favourite place in our hometown of London. After all, we visit all kinds of studios, shops and stages and love most of them so much that… Continue reading

Come Party With DIVIDED | Weekly Pop-UP

Earlier this month we shared news of a new east London pop-up that had high street stylists, music buffs and trend shoppers freaking out. The latest H&M store to arrive in London, situated… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | July 2015

July’s theme is fur friends. Usually we theme things around colours and the seasons but lately one of our greatest pleasures has been the company we keep and that company has been largely… Continue reading

Feast Festival | Kieron Lewis

Kieron Lewis is a graphic designer and creative entrepreneur whose enthusiasm for life sometimes makes us feel dizzy. Over the years we’ve witnessed him go from student magazine mogul to branding champ and… Continue reading

H&M X Noisey’s Free Summer Parties

Summer is here and amid all the ice lollies, pub gardens and lazy weekends in grassy parks we’ve scoping out great things to do, make and see in London. We’ve recently had the… Continue reading

YOU SHOULD VISIT Collett and Holder

Though our visit section is usually dominated by shops formed of brick and mortar, we sometimes deviate from this in order to share secrets about some of the most coveted corners of the… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | June 2015

The arrival of summer can sometimes come as a bit of a shock here in London. Suddenly it’s hot and a bit sticky and jeans seem like a stupid idea, however you’ll lament… Continue reading

HOW TO Make a La Primavera Cocktail with Don Julio + i-D

Here at YGT we’ve recently been heavily into all things Mexican. Whether it’s homewares, food, music or fantastic illustrations and crafts, it’s likely that we’ve been loving it. Having just returned from our… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | May 2015

This month’s theme is grand old Mexico. What with Cinco de Mayo an annual festival of Mexican heritage and pride having swept over the UK and banished our winter blues, the illustrious Frida… Continue reading

This GOOD Box | The Ethical Subscription Service

Not too long ago we were in raptures over a tantalising new subscription service and a crafty London-based event to kick it off. Intrigued by the promise of ‘Random acts of Craft’ in… Continue reading

YOU SHOULD VISIT Here Today Here Tomorrow

Here Today Here Tomorrow is a collaborative studio shop founded and run by dedicated designers Katelyn Toth-Fejel, Julia Crew and Anna-Maria Hesse. Based in busy Dalston, the store and studio sees all kinds… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | April 2015

Seeing as this month plays host to Emily’s birthday, April’s wish list is inspired by parties, presents, celebrations, and all the pleasant effects of growing riper, wiser and more gracefully aged. This month… Continue reading

LION PAW hosted by YGT + TMBFY | Watch the Film

On 4th April 2015 the free all-day festival dedicated to human kindness and spreading altruism that the amazing This Must Be For You and YGT had been working together to stage this spring… Continue reading

Free Range Art & Design Shows

After a little inspiration this summer? While the sun shines up-and-coming creatives from all over the UK will be hard at work in preparation for one of the best events of the year.… Continue reading

#wearespirit | Rooftop Creatives Party

In our opinion the words ‘disenchanted’, ‘disenfranchised’ and ‘disjointed’ are far too familiar. London is a city plagued by negativity, especially now that the general election is fast approaching. What does the result… Continue reading

Makerversity X Direct Line | Everyday Fixes

Ever heard of fearcasting? Y’know, that unbridled panic that sets in when you’ve either forgotten to lock the door, can’t sleep because you know you have a big day tomorrow, experience a phone-battery… Continue reading

Girls Skate Night | House of Vans

Calling all shredders, we’ve heard tell of an event that you won’t want to miss. House of Vans is launching its first Girls Skate Night. Taking place in the underground tunnels at the… Continue reading

Support the Jungle Book Club Kickstarter | Puck Collective

Puck Collective are a group of 32 insanely talented creative individuals. From illustrators to printmakers, painters, and paper-cutters, Puck have have been tearing up the graphic arts scene for a good few years,… Continue reading

The YGT Guide to Cambridge

  Growing up in Cambridge, you really get a feel for the city’s unique culture. Many an outsider would view it as the world-famous university city, steeped in ritual, academic breakthroughs and pretty… Continue reading

HOW TO Make a Vegan Summer Dish with Italian Supper Club

This month we’ve teamed up with the marvellous Italian Supper Club, otherwise recognised as a group of passionate people who know how to eat right. Far from the fast-paced culture of many of London’s… Continue reading

YGT WISH LIST | March 2015

March is a truly great month, one of our favourites in fact. We’re feeling joyful thanks to the appearance of spring bulbs and blossoms. We’ve been enjoying the magnolia flowers and fresh scents… Continue reading

BRAND TO KNOW: London Terrariums

One of the problems of living in a city, as culturally rich and creatively diverting as it may be, is that we’re seldom granted a patch of green to call our own. Sure,… Continue reading


Papersmiths is a book and stationery shop nestled happily in the heart of Bristol’s Clifton Village. The store sells carefully curated items from cutting edge designers and illustrators from all over the world. Though it was the outstanding… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Laura + Tom of Jolly Edition

Jolly Edition is a illustration studio and stationery emporium founded by Laura Shema and Tom Hart. After getting married in 2011 the creative couple launched their business, flitting between the UK and US and eventually… Continue reading

HOW TO Make a Tea-Infused Cocktail with London Tea Club

For the latest edition of HOW TO we’ve teamed up with the wonderful London Tea Club to present a very special recipe for a speciality tea-infused cocktail. If you’re unfamiliar with what London… Continue reading