Me.dium is like being given a piggyback by someone surfing the web. The interface sits as a sidebar on your Firefox browser (a version for Microsoft Explorer will soon be released) and at the top of the window, you can see which sites other Me.dium...
New Balance x Yotel
If I had to work in a hotel, it would make things a lot more bearable if I got given some sexy New Balance kicks to wear, like these. Yotel is a new brand of bed for the night from the man behind successful British restaurant chain Yo! Sushi. Sticking...
Trompe L'Oeil by Rosanna Bankes
I've always found the artistic technique of trompe l'oeil (derived from French, meaning trick of the eye) absolutely fascinating. It's age-old and I was really only familiar with examples painted as murals, depicting landscapes or decorative...
Fante Asafo Flags
Not long after Paul Smith's furniture and curiosity shop opened on Albemarle Street in London's Mayfair about a year and a half ago, I went in and was immediately drawn to a large, colourful and undeniably African flag that hung on the wall...
Liberty Of London
An eye for a quirky print, or a knowing nod to the past is a typical Paul Smith trait, and something that Liberty of London has been doing for years. Its massive archive of distinctive prints are used innovatively on pretty much anything you can...
Like Paul Smith, London-based Oliver Spencer has a definite knack of combining the tailored with the relaxed, culminating in a look that is uniquely his. For me, his stand-out designs are his outerwear (see above for examples from the past couple...
I've been wearing a pair of Emma Hope's luxurious signature sneakers since last year, loving what I saw as a neat twist on the Smith aesthetic. Only after a bit of digging did I discover that she previously designed for Paul Smith anyway...
Rapha x Paul Smith Cycle Jersey
There's no particular reason for writing this now, but as a dyed in the wool fan of Paul Smith, I'm constantly on the look out for others inspired by, or who inspire, the great man. Over the coming week, we'll bring you a series of such...
This is none other than Ebony Bonesâ€”a great name for an incredible singer who is as yet unsigned but getting a load of word of mouth buzz in London, due mostly to her frenetic live performances. Don't be fooled by the good looks...
Virgin Gorillaz Train
This is how public transport should be done. Unveiled Monday and travelling back and forth between London and Manchester, this tricked-out locomotive from Gorillaz aritst Jamie Hewlett is to promote the forthcoming circus/opera he's involved with...
Streetwear: The Insider's Guide
Admittedly, the title of this book makes a pretty bold claim, but author Steven Vogel has certainly done his homework. From long–established names like Stussy and Burton to the newer kids on the block like Dave's Quality Meat and Pointer...
Mr. Hopkinson's Computer
Watch and learn Mark Ronson—this is how you really do a cover version. As mentioned in the Guardian today, Mr. Hopkinson's Computer turns the likes of Radiohead, Portishead and—to greatest effect—The Stone Roses, into digitized...
Looking like Tron picked up a racket, Blackminton is a faster, nighttime version of badminton where players covered in fluorescent paint hit a glow–in–the dark shuttlecock on black–lit courts. The sport is a spin–off of Speedminton...
It's Pop It's Art: Imagine by John Lennon
Someone once said to me if "Imagine" by John Lennon was never played again, it wouldn't matter, given how deeply embedded in popular culture it is. Love it or hate it, I bet all of you could sing it to yourselves right now. Me, I...
Run, Loud Graphix, Run!
LCD Soundsystem's specially–commissioned Nike+ mix has been a welcome accompaniment on the Nano when I'm pounding the streets, so I'm glad to reveal that the works of four more musicians are about to be released, but this time...
28 Weeks Later
A British zombie film helmed by a Spanish director paid for with American cash isn't my usual bag, but it turns out it's one of the best "London films" I've ever seen. I didn't really love Danny Boyle's "28 Days...
The Cinematic Orchestra: Ma Fleur
"To Build A Home," which opens the new album from The Cinematic Orchestra, is extraordinary. A piano signature already heavy with melancholy provides the bed on which Patrick Watson's even more achingly beautiful singing voice lies...
Three Places To Enjoy Wine Without The Fuss
We like wine at Cool Hunting but we don't like the whiff of snobbery that often accompanies it, which is why these three places are more than welcome to top up our glass. In their own way, they're helping to demystify what's behind the...
Branding Kate Moss
Love her or hate her, brand Kate Moss is about to blow up even bigger. Perhaps more interesting than the forthcoming Topshop line of clothes, though, is the story behind her new brand identity (above). You can read how the seminal Peter Saville...
Chucks are beyond ubiquitous aren't they? In London, even the anti-Converse, non-branded, army surplus training shoe is everywhere these days, so what's next? Chinese brand Feiyue looks the most likely over the summer. They've been...
Custom Aramith Cufflinks by Atelier Verstraeten
Aramith is the type of resin used to make pool balls, and I first spied these cufflinks made out of the material on the Paul Smith website. They are not a Paul Smith product though, rather they are made by Belgian jewelry designer Hubert Verstraeten...
Penguin's Great Journeys Series
There's nothing like reading a book in the place about which it was written, which is why I fell in love with The Catcher In The Rye after reading it during my first time in New York. With one eye on summer travels, I ambled into Daunt's...
Helvetica The Movie
The idea of a film about a font really stimulates the part of my brain that likes left-field documentaries and clean typefaces. Gary Hustwit's Helvetica has its world premiere next week at SXSW in Austin, Texas, to coincide with the 50th anniversary...
Nike Air Force 1 Pop-Update
We knew back in December that Nike was planning pop-up stores in London as part of the Air Force 1 25th anniversary. Following the installation at Dover Street Market, word has just reached us that London hip-hop outlet Deal Real will have its own...
The Great Global Warming Swindle
I quite liked Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. I say quite, because although his arguments were compelling, at the back of my mind, I knew I was still watching the practiced performance of a politician. Such a polished one, in fact, that many...