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My Stuff #3

February 17, 2017

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I always enjoy putting these together and with plenty of new things to share from Christmas and New Year, it was perfect timing. With January momentum fading, a small pick-me-up purchase isn’t the worst idea. Whether it’s a magazine, candle or something else, it’s nice to buy yourself something in reward for working damn hard.

1. Lagom magazine

This is a magazine I picked up on a trip to Leeds at Village. The guys in store recommended it after I said I was looking for something that involved a mix of interesting interviews with creative’s, coffee and fashion. Normally if a magazine has say around four interesting pieces inside it, I’ll buy it. But Lagom is a page-turner from cover to end. I can’t recommend it enough.

2. Earl of East candle (Smoke & Musk)

A present from my sister at Christmas, this candle has been put to good use! I lean towards more musky candles and this Earl of East candle is a treat when I’m burning it. Even when I’m not, I’ll unscrew the lid and have a quick inhale when it’s on the desk – that’s not weird, is it?

3. NAB notebook

Not-Another-Bill sell the most brilliant subscription gifts and this little embossed notebook is one of them. It’s pocket-sized so it’s perfect for when I want to go old school with my to-do lists and write something down quickly.

4. Brixton flat cap

For those that follow me on social and have read previous fashion blog posts, you’ll know I’m a big hat fan. I’ve picked up a couple new ones from Brixton and this flat-cap style is definitely something new for me. I’ve had a couple digs from family members, but I think it’s such a cool hat to try out.

5. HAY pencil tray

A trip to Copenhagen isn’t done properly without a couple purchases. I bought this pencil tray from HAY House (it’s called a UU) and it sits proudly on my desk without fail.

6. Common Projects Achilles Low

These trainers weren’t necessarily something I was actively looking to buy, but when END. had a 25% sale on almost everything, these trainers went straight into my basket. I’m praying I keep these clean.

7. Cactus (and plants in general)

Often left with plant envy from Instagrammer’s Haarkon, I have an urge to turn one corner of my room into a plant haven. My cacti collection is up to five, with this one being my most recent. I’m eyeing up a swiss cheese plant, but I can’t seem to find one locally.

Jordan
Lifestyle

Redesigning my website

February 5, 2017

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Things are going to start looking a little different on here. When I first started writing this blog I started it with this very design layout and nothing has changed. The more time I’ve spent on the blog, the more I’ve felt the urge to give it a much-needed refresh.

It might be because I open this blog up everyday, but I feel like it’s time I made some tweaks and I would really appreciate getting a helping hand from you guys, the people who read it. I’d love to have some good conversations with you either in the comments below or on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook… about what you currently think about the blog – good and bad! It is a chance for a new start and to build on what I think has been a pretty good two years.

The crux of what I want to learn from you is what you enjoy reading on the blog and what you don’t necessarily engage with? Do you prefer fashion posts to lifestyle, or do you enjoy the mix? Would you want to see more travel guides on the blog? Advice on this would really help shape future content. Plus… What do you think is missing? Is there something that’s not on the blog and I’ve completely missed it?

I’m really excited to be finally taking the first steps to creating a new website and I’m wanting to create something entirely different. I’ve found a great designer down in Dorset, meaning they’ll be plenty more trips to the coast.

Let’s call it Jordan Bunker 2.0. I see this new website as a chance to really filter through all the content I have created. For me, this new layout has to be refreshingly different to what you see on your other blog reads. I guess I’m taking a risk in trying to change things, but I guess we shall find out soon whether this will all be worth it.

If it isn’t, at least I can be known as the guy with the really odd looking blog, right? Let’s get talking!

You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Jordan
Lifestyle

Twenty-two is old

January 15, 2017

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Coat Monobi Jacket Levi’s Roll neck Whistles Trousers Topman Shoes Dr. Martens Pocket Square Rampley & Co

At eighteen you get a big sense of excitement about university and independence. At twenty-one you’re in your final year and graduating, having enjoyed three years finding out what it is you want to do in life. But at twenty-two… people expect you to have your sh*t together.

I’m out of university, freelancing for myself and it’ll be the first full year of not being in education. It’s very easy for someone who is young and working for themselves to not take everything seriously as you get to let yourself off the hook. Everything I’ve done before has come with the safety blanket of education and everything was a side hustle to learning. Now I want to take that side hustle and make it a full-time thing. Only a few months into freelance life I have to constantly be on emails sending off pitches and spending more money on trains than I do my social life. It’s good to take it seriously and put real work in, as the reward of working for yourself is fantastic.

So what’s the plan for this year? Simple. Work hard.

Looking ahead it would be great to make some real avenues within freelancing as I know it’s a slow burner. This is what I want this year to be. A year of progressing, making more contacts and effectively learning the ins and outs of what I want to be in, because if I don’t, what’s the point of it all? I’ll slowly learn when to put away the laptop and take some time out, but right now I’ll choose the extra coffee and say yes to everything (within reason).

Things are starting to come good and I’m now not only travelling to London for work, but overseas as well. I’ve been in Florence this week for Pitti and it’s been great to see people push their personal style and meet a whole new bunch of people. I was out working with Monobi, an Italian outerwear brand that focus on using only the best materials. Designed and made in-house just down the road from Florence, the coats and jackets are the real deal.

Thank you 22nd birthday for making me work even harder.

Jordan