Double room at the top of a bright apartment set over two floors overlooking rooftops. You will be welcomed into a treasure trove of design and type ephemera, in a friendly area full of cafes and shops and on the doorstep of vibrant Dalston.
I'm a graphic designer and author working on a third book. This has been my home for 15 years and the flat is full of the typography and design ephemera I have collected over the years. Thee are lots of windows which let the sun stream in, the bedroom is private and feels like it's tucked away from the rest of the flat. The neighbours are very friendly, there is a garden that you are welcome to use and a lovely cafe for coffee and breakfast a few minutes away.
The flat is spacious with a large, skylit bedroom which has a double bed, wooden floors and plenty of storage. There are two separate living rooms, one has a large dining table and comfy chairs with type ephemera on the walls. The kitchen has a new washing machine and fridge with a gas hob, electric oven and microwave. The flat is equipped with Wi-Fi broadband. There is a shared garden that you are welcome to use.
Guests will use a shared entrance with two other flats. The flat is on the top floor with its own front door.
The flat is tucked away at the top of a Victorian house with its own front door, it has a main shared entrance with two other flats. Please note there are two flights of stairs.
I will be on hand to welcome you, to answer questions and to make suggestions about the area and how to get around. I work from a studio in a converted Chocolate Factory in nearby Dalston so I am close during the day if there are problems.
If I am away or working my lovely neighbours will be available to help with questions or problems.
•Stoke Newington shops and cafés, traditional English local gastro pubs and Turkish authentic cafes and small restaurants.
•Upper Street in Islington - full of boutiques and restaurants, and the Regents Canal, 20 minutes away by bus.
•Clissold Park, cake and tea available in a picturesque local park.
•Brick Lane, a variety of curry houses and Indian material shops, Spitalfields historical market building and market, and a Church designed by Hawksmoor.
•Clerkenwell, London's design centre, full of chic restaurants, home of the London Symphony Orchestra.
•Shoreditch Hoxton and Dalston; the epitome of East London style and hipster chic.
•Columbia Road Flower Market.
•Access by train and tube (fast) or bus to the West End for shopping of the theatre or the large scale or art house cinema experience.
•The City of London medieval architecture to The Shard.
•The Olympic Park home of The London Olympics 2012.
I love my flat and I'm sure you will treat it carefully. Please leave the kitchen and bathroom clean and tidy, and respect the friendly neighbours, thank you. No smoking please.
Hello. I'm a graphic designer and author who specialises in showing how typography is relevant in our everyday lives and is reflected in popular culture. I run design thinking with type workshops for companies; and create exciting events that combine type with all the senses. I write books that make the topic fun and accessible, the second comes out in April 2017 and I'm now writing the next one. I work from a nearby studio in a converted chocolate factory.
In my spare time I kickbox at a fantastic gym in Shoreditch, and I enjoy checking out the pubs, restaurants and events that are continually popping up in London. I love to travel, I'm a social tourist who is happiest sitting in a cafe or restaurant watching the world go by, or photographing signage and found ephemera.
I'm a friendly host who will give you lots of information about the area so you can relax and enjoy your stay.