Blog — CREATIVITY

HOW WE LIVE NOW / Frankie of LOOKLOOK

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HOW WE LIVE NOW / Frankie of LOOKLOOK

When Future Us look back over this period, I think we'll remember a few things clearly: the surreal, Black Mirror-esque nature of the pandemic's sudden impact on our lives; the way it's opened up space for seismic shifts in behaviour and perspective; and home... so many, many days at home.  A while back, we asked our followers on Instagram if they'd like to take part in a new series exploring how our idea of "home" has changed during lockdown, and how we've all adapted our living spaces to meet new demands. This week, we're featuring the beautiful home of Frankie,...


TEN MINUTES WITH / Maria Rikteryte

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Maria Rikteryte

Events in the world would have us believe that we're becoming more fractured, more divided... but it's connection and community that will see us through. One of the best parts of running an independent store is that we get to meet makers from all walks of life who are doing their thing, honing their craft and putting passion & energy into everything they make. We get to fill our shelves with unique, handmade products which then make their way into your homes, and to welcome people into the store to learn more through workshops and collaborations. This relationship with makers brings Century to...


How We Live Now / Denise

Century General Store

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How We Live Now / Denise

When Future Us look back over this period, I think we'll remember a few things clearly: the surreal, Black Mirror-esque nature of the pandemic's sudden impact on our lives; the way it's opened up space for seismic shifts in behaviour and perspective; and home... so many, many days at home.  A while back, we asked our followers on Instagram if they'd like to take part in a new series exploring how our idea of "home" has changed during lockdown, and how we've all adapted our living spaces to meet new demands. It's been a while since we posted on here. As...


SHIFT / Lina Hayes / Photographer

Century General Store

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SHIFT / Lina Hayes / Photographer

Being self-employed, running an independent business, making a living through doing the things you love most in the world... From the outside it can look pretty rosy. But when the pandemic hit, self-employment and small business ownership suddenly started to look like a gamble that hadn't paid off. Overnight, many of us found ourselves facing absolute uncertainty, with the specific nuances of our businesses being affected differently depending on our set-ups: some were eligible for grants, some had understanding landlords, some relied on Universal Credit. Many of us found ourselves without the safety net of furlough, paid holidays or even...


TEN MINUTES WITH / Emily of just.emily

Century General Store

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Emily of just.emily

One of the best parts of running an independent store is that we get to meet makers from all walks of life who are doing their thing, honing their craft and putting passion & energy into everything they make. We get to fill our shelves with unique, handmade products, and to welcome people into the store to learn more through workshops and collaborations. This relationship with makers brings Century to life! While our bricks and mortar store is closed, we're sharing sneak peeks into the lives of those who make the products we stock, because we're all craving connection and community...

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