Author:Rik Arron

The Lifelong Effort Of Trying To Find Your Own Style

When you look up a dictionary definition of the word ‘fashion’ it says “a popular or latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behaviour.” Whereas it defines the word style as “a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is created”. For...

Is the magic of saying yes just another new age myth?

I’m sure at some point you’ve come across one of the many books or films where the main character makes themselves a promise to say YES to everything that happens to them for a month or a year. Danny Wallace’s brilliant book Yes Man notoriously...

Basquiat At The Barbican – A Powerful Experience

I’m not an art critic, or attempting to be one - let’s get this straight from the start. I believe art is a very personal experience, something that either resonates within you or not. One man’s Banksy is another man’s Botticelli, and so this account...

Why are you so attached to temporary street art?

As people we understand we are constantly changing, both physically and metaphysically. The world around us shifts and evolves – buildings are knocked down and rebuilt, our city centres are in a permanent state of developmental flux, overall we welcome this. The seasons effortlessly shift...

Don’t be afraid of someone stealing your ideas

When inspiration strikes and a new idea or a concept seems to magically float out of the ether and lodge itself inside of our brains, we tend to do either one of two things; we blurt it out carelessly to anyone and everyone who will...

The meaning behind our magpies

The Shores magpies insignia has raised quite a few eyebrows since we integrated it into our branding. The magpie is a greatly misunderstood bird, with many myths and legends surrounding it, and it’s the bird that people seemingly love to hate. So why associate it...

Dare to be different

“You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars There is a scene in the cult classic Monty Python film 'The Life Of Brian' where Brian, who has been mistakenly appointed as...

Shifting Shores

When we created the brand Shores several years ago, we were all attracted to the name Shores itself because we felt it was a very evocative word. One of the main images that attracted us was that of shores being the place where the sea...