Buckets & Spades is a Fashion, Design and Lifestyle blog run by me, Mat, and with help from Nik, Yasumi + Hollie.

Buckets & Spades is about sharing design, creative ideas, menswear, style and all things we love in life. We started the blog in 2008 as a means to store inspiring images and inspiration we've found, from then on it grew, and is now more of a visual diary. I graduated from UCLan in 2011 and have continued my search for creative things ever since. We're based in Lancashire, London and beyond.

Menswear | Design | Advertising | Creative Marketing | Branding | Independent | Made In... | Photography | Graphic Design | Innovations | Lifestyle | Social Media | Art | Americana | British

For our own images we use a Canon 6D, Lumix GX7 + iPhone 6.


- Buckets & Spades was selected by Susie Lau of Style Bubble to feature in Style Feed: The World's Top Fashion Blogs, available on Amazon + bookshops around the world.

We're always searching for new and exciting content and opportunities, if you think you have something of interest please contact Mat at bucketsandspadesblog@googlemail.com



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Just so you know I don't share any information with third-parties nor do I store information about your visit other than for my own analytic and content purposes though the use of cookies. Feel free to modify your cookie usage at any time through your browser's preferences but it's possible that my blog might not work if you decide to turn them off, so if you would to keep reading please keen them active. It sounds tastier than it is.

Please refrain from copying any material without permission and linking back to the source. If you have any questions please contact the email address above. The blog layout mod has been designed and created by Hollie Reid and Matthew Pike.