OLD SORTING OFFICE
London's "Here Today" Exhibition
Enter London's Old Sorting Office (a gigantic space that has previously hosted events like DesignJunction) anytime over the next three weeks, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the sounds of wild animals as well as an exciting, carefully curated...
About Town, a Four-Day Video Art Event
It’s been 50 years since art gallery Ikon in Birmingham, UK, was established by an artists’ group that wanted the space to be “an antithesis to exclusive art establishments and galleries.” This weekend it’s celebrating that anniversary by teaming...
THE VAULTS GALLERY
Wayne Chisnall: Dreams of Being Batman
Newly minted London exhibition space The Vaults Gallery is located deep in the underground tunnels below the gigantic Waterloo Station. To enter, pass the skateboarders and street artists tagging the walls of Leake Street, also known as The Tunnel...
PRIVATE WHITE V.C.
Private White V.C., Mayfair
Manchester-made British brand Private White V.C. (named after WWI hero Private Jack White) has expanded its reach in the south with a second London store, selling the label’s military and motorcycle racing-inspired clothes. The new shop is located...
QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK
London's Living Walls Public Art
The legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games is still very much alive in East London. After the success of the event itself, which many of the famously cynical Londoners had assumed would cause traffic chaos and be a waste of money, the pride felt when all...
Voodoo Ray’s Halloween Pizzas
Dalston’s Voodoo Ray’s is one of the few places in London where you can get NYC-style pizza slices. Constantly playing around with flavor combinations and inventing new pie variations, the joint has a loyal following and there’s always two or three...
Moniker Art Fair 2014
Innovative art company Moniker Projects’ eponymous Moniker Art Fair just marked its fifth anniversary with a three-day show at The Truman Brewery in the creative and commercial center of East London. While attending the show, we recently caught...
Highlights from Frieze London 2014
The 12th edition of contemporary art fair Frieze London took place last week at the always manicured and picturesque Regent’s Park in central London. With a massive selection of galleries as well as live events and talks, visitors were treated to...
Bibliothèque’s Bibliothèque and Reset Pop-Up
Three years ago, we spoke to London design consultancy Bibliothèque about the rare editions and special collections in its bookshelves. This year, Bibliothèque is sharing its favorite books with everyone, as it opens an interactive installation...
The ADA Project by Conrad Shawcross
In the darkness of an indoor car park in London’s Soho, a crowd of people is gathered around a dancing industrial robot. In front of it, soprano Teresa Duddy stands singing her heart out, willing the robot to fall in love with her, as it moves...
Tove Jansson's Moomins on the Riviera
100 years ago Finnish novelist, illustrator and painter Tove Jansson—creator of cult comic strip family the Moomins—was born. Since the first Moomin strip was published in 1945, their stories have been filmed for TV plenty of times, but it’s only...
Ultra-Soft T-Shirts by Schooner
One of the eternal wardrobe classics (the hunt for which has almost become a cliché) is the perfect white T-shirt. In East London, one in particular from a new company looks set to become a serious contender for the title. Schooner—which launched...
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014
Umut Yamac’s Perch Light
Architect and designer Umut Yamac’s Perch Light is an intriguing, playful piece of design. The stylized bird-shaped light sits still on its perch until you pass it, or a draft sets it in motion: then the bird gracefully swings, dipping back and...
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
In a new exhibition at London's Barbican art gallery, the enduring and fascinating relationship between photography and architecture is explored through the works of 18 photographers. The images on display show a wide variety of manmade landscapes...
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014
Designing Polska at Tent London
At Tent London, part of London Design Festival, some of the most interesting spaces to visit for design-hungry visitors are the country pavilions, delivering an overview of what the creative talents in each place are working on right now. Among...
WYSING ARTS CENTRE
The Influence of Furniture on Love
Economist John Maynard Keynes isn’t necessarily the sort of person you think would inspire a contemporary art show—even if he did hang out with the Bloomsbury Group. But at the Wysing Arts Centre outside Keynes’ hometown of Cambridge, a new exhibition...
PUBLIC ART SPACES
"Shadowing" Street Project, Bristol
Walk down the streets of Bristol—a university city in England’s West Country—after dark, and while passing under a streetlight, you might find yourself sharing the illuminated circle with the ghosts of visitors past: someone else’s shadow walking...
Jaguar Unveils New XE in London
Iconic British car manufacturer Jaguar unveiled the latest chapter in its history of “speed, beauty and innovation” (as Advanced Design Director Julian Thomson describes the company’s motto) with the release of the XE, its long awaited entry-level...
Omar Ba's State of Emergency
The vibrant, precise color combinations and elaborate detailing in artist Omar Ba’s paintings, on show now at London’s Hales Gallery, sometimes make them reminiscent of illustrations for a beautiful children’s book. But as you draw closer, the sinister...
MORTEN AND JONAS
Lighting Designers Morten & Jonas
Combining good design and good deeds isn’t an obvious or easy thing to do, but any designer who wants ideas on how the two can work side by side should look to Norwegian design duo Morten & Jonas for inspiration. As well as creating innovative, playful...
Present&Correct’s Star Cards
To sleep under a starry night sky is a tricky dream to fulfill for most who live in cities, though London stationery and design store Present&Correct offers a delightful alternative that’s much more tempting than sticking glow-in-the-dark stars...
Ditto Press London
Next to the Regent’s Canal in the pretty but comparatively sleepy De Beauvoir area in London, sandwiched in between Haggerston, Shoreditch and Islington, risograph print studio and publishing house Ditto Press has just opened its doors to the public...
Interview: George Awwad of Odd Castles
For anyone interested in emerging artists and musicians working outside the mainstream, the internet is a goldmine. While the underground music scenes of past generations required word-of-mouth knowledge, today we can all, in theory, find exactly...
Studio Visit: Neal Fox
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art 10 years ago, Londoner Neal Fox has created meticulously detailed, wonderfully macabre paintings that have been shown in galleries all over the world, and his illustrations have graced the pages of...
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
London Design Festival 2014: 100% Norway Preview
Bergen, Norway, has a reputation for being the rainiest city in Europe, but it’s also one of the prettiest—colorful, historic wooden houses overlook its harbor and the city is set in a picturesque valley surrounded by green mountains. Additionally...