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Love Ssega: Minds
One of the founders of the electronic-meets-classical outfit Clean Bandit—who left to pursue his PhD in laser sensing—British-Ugandan singer Love Ssega returns to the music scene with the single "Minds." From an upcoming EP (due to release in October...
CULTURE
Peckham Loves Me
As cities evolve faster and faster and gentrification changes areas (for better or worse), it’s increasingly fascinating to see neighborhoods documented over a specific period of time. South London's Peckham, a former working class area that's now...
CULTURE
The Very First Edition of Photo London
How, one might wonder, has a city as large and culturally important as London not had a proper photography fair before? After all, Paris Photo—both in its original city and in Los Angeles—is a huge success, and the interest in photography as an art...
STYLE
Poppy Lissiman + Hattie Stewart Collaboration Clutches
Perth-based Poppy Lissiman has been making her clientele happy for some time with her super-bold and bright clutch creations. Relying heavily on striking motifs—eyeballs, dollar signs, lips and love-hearts—and plenty of metallics and sparkles, Lissiman...
DESIGN
Radical Tea Towels
The Radical Tea Towel Company swiftly ignores the rule about not bringing politics to the dinner table. In fact, their towels do quite the opposite: with a fine selection of towels featuring some of the most revolutionary figures and ideas in Western...
ART
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PAPER_GOODS
LIMITED_EDITION
HANDMADE
International Year of Crystallography #5
A mathematician with a penchant for graphic design, Simon C Page creates works that are as nerdy as they are visually striking. 2014 marks the International Year of Crystallography, and Page celebrates crystals' mesmerizing atomic structures with a...
HANDMADE
TRAVEL
Kelvin Waxed Canvas Rucksack
Look no further for the perfect pack. Ally Capellino's Kelvin Waxed Canvas Rucksack pulls off the classic style with a no-frills, but still totally sharp silhouette and durable British construction.
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
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Deerskin and Tweed Gloves
Classic with a slightly rugged look, these gloves are deceptively luxurious. They're composed of deerskin and russet-brown wool tweed with a soft cashmere lining. Though they may look ready for manual labor, spare yourself the trouble.
GREEN
25_AND_UNDER
HOME_OFFICE
HANDMADE
Cork Wedge
Designed by Portuguese-born, London-based designer Hugo Passos, the handmade cork wedge—molded from Portuguese cork supplied by Amorim—is a straightforward way to keep a door open and unobtrusively handsome hanging out on its own when the door's shut...
BRICK_AND_MORTAR
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WEDDINGS
HOME_OFFICE
HANDMADE
FURNITURE_DECOR
Tool Stool
Alex Hellum's solid beech Tool Stool is exactly as described in its name. The stool features an overhanging seat with a laser-etched ruler so it can be easily used as a saw-bench, while the complementary toolbox keeps it all in one spot and can be...
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
101_250
TRAVEL
HOME_OFFICE
HANDMADE
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
FURNITURE_DECOR
Leather Business Card Holder
As purveyors to the royal family, historic British brand Turnbull & Asser has served as a symbol of fine British craftsmanship since 1885. But they don't just worry about looking dapper—they also developed a raincoat which doubled as a sleeping bag...
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
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TRAVEL
LIMITED_EDITION
HANDMADE
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Traditional Music Case
Originally created to carry sheet music, this classic leather case just as easily supports a MacBook Air or a bevy of reading materials. Each is handmade in Rutherfords' workshop in North West England by highly skilled craftsmen who use locally tanned...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
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25_AND_UNDER
TRAVEL
LIMITED_EDITION
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
The Good Life
Revered British product designer Jasper Morrison has an extraordinary ability to turn the common household object into a thing of simple beauty. His book of personal photographs is a peek into how this magic occurs; he certainly doesn't see the world...
DESIGN
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...
HOME_OFFICE
25_AND_UNDER
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PAPER_GOODS
HANDMADE
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BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
FURNITURE_DECOR
Embroidered Notebook
British design studio Custhom applies their penchant for unlikely pairings to the Embroidered Notebook. The handmade book is digitally embroidered and fits in your pocket.
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
251_500
HANDMADE
Bespoke Shirt
An impeccably made shirt that fits your exact physique can be life-changing. The master shirtmakers at Turnbull & Asser create a bespoke pattern based on more than a dozen upper body measurements, and then customize every minute style detail to your...
STYLE
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...
DESIGN
MINI Unveils Superleggera Vision Concept
On the eve of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy, MINI unveiled its Superleggera Vision, the first formal collaboration between the brand that loves to motor and the legendary Italian coach-building firm Touring Superleggera...
25_AND_UNDER
PAPER_GOODS
HOME_OFFICE
BRICK_AND_MORTAR
ART_PRINTS_PAPER_GOODS
FURNITURE_DECOR
Pamphlet Notebook
Artists, heed legendary American realist portraitist John Singer Sargent's fine advice: "You can never do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh." And what better instrument to get those creative juices a-flowin' than this...
25_AND_UNDER
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
BRICK_AND_MORTAR
HANDMADE
Letterpress Matchboxes
Sarah and William Allardice, the print-happy duo at A Fine Matchbox Co., use their vintage windmill press to create an array of intriguing and special matchboxes, which encase their signature sturdy, blue-tipped, extra-long safety matches. Who has...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
"There is no bumper, there’s only form" Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s design director, explains when briefing us on the 2014 Vanquish Volante in advance of our spirited drive through the deserts surrounding Palm Springs. Reichman is a proud Brit...
DESIGN
London Design Festival 2013: Gift Guide
Each year the London Design Festival showcases an impressive range of design concepts coming out of Britain and beyond. Teeming with one-offs and prototypes aimed mostly at prosumers and journalists, the week-long, city-wide exhibition also includes...
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