16 Jul

Fund this: 451life.com now on Crowdcube

451life.com: is a premium membership club that delivers exceptional and engaging lifestyle content. Cutting through the daily onslaught of information that is taking over our lives, 451 is an oasis in which to experience intelligent, authentic and enriching new material. Launched privately in the spring to Founder Members 451life will launch publicly following its final […]

04 Jul

Makers of East London on Kickstarter

Hoxton Mini Press are publishing their most ambitious book project so far and are looking to fund part of the publishing process through Kickstarter. Please read about the book and support the project on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hoxtonminipress/makers-of-east-london Makers of East London will be a new book that takes an intimate look into the studio and […]

26 Jun

Try making your own cookbook

This is Your Cookbook went live in June, offering people to create and make a fully personalised cookbook – either for themselves or for family and friends. The lovely printed hardback book is delivered to your door in just 7 days. To celebrate the launch you can buy This is Your Cookbook for just £12.50 […]

29 May

Brassica opens its new retail store Mercantile

Mercantile has just opened next door to its sister restaurant Brassica, selling a bespoke range of goods that focus on the ‘art of entertaining’, convivial gatherings, food and wine. The shop sells a carefully curated number of lifestyle items selected from around the globe and which reflect the aesthetic used in the interior of the […]

22 May

New website from Yuki’s Kitchen

Please have a look at the lovely new website for Japanese food writer and cookery teacher Yuki Gomi: www.yukiskitchen.com. The new website also includes the latest schedule of Yuki’s fun and friendly cookery classes for May and June including the popular ramen, gyoza and healthy eating classes. Full details here: http://www.yukiskitchen.com/japanese-cooking-class/

18 May

Haircuts of Hackney in The Observer’s New Review

The forthcoming illustrated book Haircuts of Hackney by Daniel Frost was featured in yesterday’s Observer New Review. The book is published by Hoxton Mini Press this week. The fold-out book features 35 paintings of the backs of Hackney heads. Daniel Frost, a local artist, has created a playful visual encylopedia of the haircuts you’ll find […]

30 Apr

In the Mood for Healthy Food

I am delighted to be working with food writer Jo Pratt, on the publicity campaign for her new book, In the Mood for Healthy Food published by Nourish. The book is full of wonderful ideas to easily add a healthy boost into everyday meals. I am utterly inspired and plan to try out the following […]

17 Apr

Hello World

Welcome to the Smith & Baxter site. It has been a long time coming but delighted to be live. So here is the back story of Smith & Baxter. I basically left Octopus Publishing in June 2013 to get a dog. I knew that I couldn’t manage looking after a dog while working at Octopus, with […]

13 Apr

Jay Rayner reviews Brassica

Jay Rayner’s review of the restaurant Brassica in Dorset was featured in The Observer Magazine on Sunday 12th April and what a lovely piece it is! Jay reminisces about childhood holidays to Dorset in the 1970s: remembering the places he stayed and the food he ate. He then moves onto his most recent trip to […]

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