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"A Beautiful Disorder" at Cass Sculpture Foundation
About two hours from London, or an hour from Brighton, Cass Sculpture Foundation sprawls across 26 acres of land and features monumental large-scale sculptures on its grounds. Open to the public seven days a week from April through November, the...
DESIGN
Highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week 2016
The Clerkenwell area in London claims to be home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. Whether that’s correct or not, it's reason enough to host an annual festival to celebrate the creative talent...
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Electric Bear Brewery’s SamuRye Rice + Rye Ale
There was no shortage of new beers at London’s recent Craft Beer Rising festival, held at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. But while there were plenty of tasty pale ales, lagers and other traditional beers, few of the libations felt truly...
DESIGN
Assemble’s Granby Workshop
Last year’s winner of the Turner Prize (the prestigious UK art award that's previously been given to artists including Gillian Wearing, Anish Kapoor and Wolfgang Tillmans) was a bit of a head-turner. The 2015 award went to Assemble, an architectural...
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Bombay Gin's Laverstoke Mill Distillery
On an average distillery visit, the most impressive fact tends to be that all the liquor pertaining to the brand (or many brands) has been created exactly where you are standing. While this is true of Bombay Gin's Laverstoke Mill Distillery, there...
STYLE
Modern Apothecary by the Sea: Haeckels
The English seaside town of Margate—a historical retreat for Londoners fleeing the city smog—has chalk reefs and cliffs along its coast that nurture unique families of seaweed. Carefully hand-harvested, this seaweed becomes the base ingredient for...
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
The Buttery Store
by Zoë Sanders The English seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea is home to a menswear store doing things differently. Having first launched online in May 2011, The Buttery Store opened its brick-and-mortar premises in this small town 35 miles east of London...
CULTURE
Dominic Wilcox on Playful Creativity
At last month’s Design Indaba 2015 conference in Cape Town, British artist Dominic Wilcox’s humorous, engaging talk drew the most laughter, as well as audible expressions of awe and wonder. After his time on stage, the crowd's enthusiasm didn't...
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Finisterre Waterproof Duffle Bag
Drawing on premium materials and the latest waterproof construction techniques, the Waterproof Duffle from UK-based cold-water surf company Finisterre is built to last. The 40-liter capacity bag offers enough space for weekend getwaways and works as...
FOOD-DRINK
Martin Miller's London Dry Gin, Westbourne Strength
Among the two standard offerings on roster from one of the most highly awarded UK distilleries, London's Martin Miller's Gin, we were recently taken by the botanical blend within their 90-proof Westbourne Strength. While all of their gin is distilled...
CULTURE
Openspaces: Cornwall's Shores in Photos
Recent years have seen England's surf scene earn more and more credit on an international level. With the growing popularity of cold water surfing (and the ability to quickly document and share one's sessions via social media) England's frigid yet...
DESIGN
Rutherfords of England Leather Bags
While Rutherfords of England has only been around a few years, the company is built on decades of experience. Fortunate enough to inherit the tools and talent when saddlery firm Shuttleworths of Chester shut down operations in 2010, Rutherfords...
CULTURE
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, London
Legend has it that Hoxton Street Monster Supplies has been located in the same spot on Hoxton Street in London since 1818. If you walked past the shop a few years ago and thought you saw a job center, that’s just because the shop—purveyor of all...
FOOD-DRINK
Silo: The UK’s First No-Waste Restaurant
by Ananda Pellerin Chef Douglas McMaster has a vision: he wants to eradicate waste from the commercial food preparation process. This might seem profoundly uninteresting—but it’s nothing short of revolutionary. “It’s what I call a pre-industrial...
CULTURE
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...
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Sidetracked Magazine: Adventure Travel
Spirited travelers know the value of immersing oneself in the unknown. Getting lost is a real possibility, if not a given. Dubious roadside food will no doubt be consumed alongside the most memorable, high-quality meals. While travel guides and local...
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Ace Hotel + Hancock Poncho
The Ace London tapped the nearly 200-year-old Scottish maker of vulcanized rainwear, Hancock, to create a charcoal gray poncho exclusive to its shop. Constructed from the family-run factory's patented rubber-bonded cloth, the poncho features a tartan...
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