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Aston Martin Revives Bespoke Lagonda Model
In 1976 Aston Martin introduced the William Towns-designed Lagonda, a cutting-edge automobile unlike anything the market had seen before. Now, nearly 40 years later, the British brand announces a return to the bespoke program with an entirely new...
CULTURE
Café Racers: Speed, Style and Ton-up Culture
Spawned from a 1960s sub-culture of street-racing British rock'n'rollers, the café racer has become a highly admired genre of motorcycle design. Hallmarked by highly modified UK and Italian bikes stripped down to run races on open roads between actual...
CULTURE
Sound System Culture
Mention sound system culture to anyone in the UK and they'll probably associate it with Notting Hill Carnival, the annual two-day celebration of Anglo-Caribbean culture on the streets of West London. However, a new book published by One Love Books...
FOOD-DRINK
Clapton Craft Beer
East London’s craft beer scene continues to evolve; constantly bringing new, interesting concepts to an area that’s already home to a number of microbreweries. The latest addition is Clapton Craft, a beer shop on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney that...
STYLE
Schofield Watch Company: Blacklamp
Since Schofield Watch Company's Signalman was released, its designer Giles Ellis has been riding his self-made wave of design-inspired success right into the upper echelons of modern horology. With his second timepiece, the Blacklamp, Ellis has taken...
STYLE
Regimental Collection by Corgi
It's no secret that renowned Welsh sock manufacturer Corgi has been a longtime provider of socks for Charles, Prince of Wales. However, their new Regimental Collection was actually Prince Charles' idea. The collaborative range includes nine designs...
FOOD-DRINK
East London Microbreweries
by Andrea DiCenzo Sweeping through cities in the United States, Australia, Italy, France and more recently, the United Kingdom, the craft beer revolution is now on a worldwide stage. And in keeping with the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of...
DESIGN
Hollywood Star Chart by Dorothy
British design and ideas studio Dorothy has just unveiled two Hollywood Star Chart prints, each of which re-imagine, and re-name, the constellations after some of the most culturally significant films to have emerged from American cinema since 1927...
CULTURE
Interview: Photographer Stephen Iles
by Carol Huston "Photography is an experiment, but it's the results that count." Art rhetoric is no stranger to Stephen Iles, who divides his time between London and Manchester. A music promoter during Manchester's media-crazed years, Iles (who...
FOOD-DRINK
Foodzines: Around the World
by Laila Gohar All over the world, from Tokyo to Beirut, a handful of compelling food journals are being published. Here we bring you a filtered selection of foodzines that have an international perspective and offer a peek into a unique food culture...
TECH
Charge
Following the bold dreams of a handful of racing teams through the trials and tribulations of first and second zero emissions grand prix motorcycle races held on the Isle of Man is Charge, a recently released documentary by Mark Neale. Adding...
STYLE
Tamara Fogle
Feeling constrained as a freelance interiors stylist, Londoner Tamara Fogle abandoned editorial features in favor of following her own creative pursuit. What began simply as a desire to make "things" she liked, Fogle explains "now my job is a real...
STYLE
Bespoken Fall/Winter 2011
A great-grandfather who served in the British Royal Navy is at the seafaring heart of Bespoken's menswear collection recently presented at New York's Fashion Week. "The pieces in this collection were inspired by the details of these soldiers' attire...
CULTURE
Alive
The whimsical British singer songwriter Tallulah Rendall's upcoming album celebrates creativity in all its dimensions. Alive follows her debut album Libellus, which was notable for Tallulah's soaring voice and her clever idea of creating "viral vinyl...
FOOD-DRINK
Clarence Court
With the the tagline "fabulous eggs by fabulous birds," Clarence Court's glossy new website and ad campaign provide the proper spotlight for their exquisite rare hens. The work of full-service agency WFCA, the imagery successfully realizes the request...
CULTURE
Beachcomber's Windowsill
Five years in the making, Stornoway's recently-released debut album Beachcomber's Windowsill like so many records before it, is the story of a homegrown musical enterprise. The band of Brits, named after a town on the Scottish isle of Lewis, met...
DESIGN
TerrorBull Games
British gaming start-up, TerrorBull Games, takes some of the world's most serious and complex issues and turns it into entertainment with satirical board games that may or may not be family friendly, based on your definition of quality family time...
STYLE
Noörsea Industries Weekend Bags
The Reise weekend bags from Nörsea Industries take their inspiration from the rugged North England coastline from where the label hails. Reworking traditional fabrics from the remote region, they feature hand-trimmed leather handles and use...
DESIGN
Kiwi & Pom: Marks & Spencer Kitchen
Designed by London-based firm Kiwi & Pom, Marks & Spencer Kitchen is a bespoke, stand alone cafè, located at the entrance to Marks & Spencer's new flagship store in Westfield London. The distinctive 3D form created from over...
CULTURE
Wave Machines: Wave If You're Really There
Influenced by drinks, drugs and gravity, the foursome behind Brit band Wave Machines pump out eclectropop hits packed with psychedelic undertones and catchy beats that make you feel like you're floating on air. But their debut album, Wave If You...
DESIGN
British Design Classics Stamps
by Laura Neilson On 13 January 2009, Britain's Royal Mail service issued a new series of ten stamps celebrating 100 years of quintessentially British design. We love smartly-designed British creations as much as the next Anglophile, but the Royal...
FOOD-DRINK
Choccywoccydoodah Chocolatier
On a recent trip to London we felt the beach calling and headed south to Brighton, where we discovered Choccywoccydoodah. Meandering the streets of the seaside town, we came upon a shop with strange sculptures in the window and it took a minute to...
CULTURE
Roger Hiorns
In an abandoned apartment in the south of the city, Roger Hiorns turned the idea of sculpture inside out, covering the walls of a room with copper sulphate solution which, after a few weeks, transformed into bright blue copper sulphate crystals. Whether...
CULTURE
Nick Veasey: X-Ray Photographer
Nick Veasey calls himself the original x-ray nerd. Having spent over a decade obsessively chronicling thousands of objects through x-ray photography, it's an appropriate label. While our society is taught to concern itself with the alluring surface...
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