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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...
DESIGN
Minimalist Japanese and Taiwanese Homewares at Native & Co
The founders of new London interior design store Native & Co, British-Japanese Chris Yoshiro-Green and Taiwan-born Sharon Jo-Yun Hung, met while studying at the Chelsea College of Art and Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London. As part of the research...
DESIGN
SCP Classics Collection
Since it launched in 1985, design company and retailer SCP has produced some of the most iconic pieces in British design. Now, 30 years later, the company is celebrating its heritage with the launch of the SCP Classics collection, set to debut at...
STYLE
Palace Skateboards + Adidas Originals Spring 2015
London's Palace Skateboards has quickly grown from a core skateboard company into a global streetwear phenomenon. Drawing on a '90s vibe that is uniquely London and notably grimy, Palace embodies a time, place and attitude—and their collaborations...
CULTURE
Theaster Gates: Freedom of Assembly at White Cube
As we learned from his talks at last year's Culture Lab Detroit, Chicago-born artist Theaster Gates is probably best known for creating art that also has a social agenda, using his skills and influence to help the regeneration of the Grand Crossing...
CULTURE
Camille Walala’s "Dream Come True" Building
Even though Old Street Station in east London is located in one of the most creative parts of the city, the buildings surrounding the underground station are, as a rule, pretty boring—corporate giants or slightly rundown shops. Walk along the street...
DESIGN
Unlimited’s Four Play Project
40 artists, illustrators and designers, 40 four-letter words, four different spot colors. That’s the premise that Brighton, UK-based design studio, shop and art gallery Unlimited set for its cheekily named spring project Four Play, which was just...
CULTURE
2015 Pick Me Up Festival, London
This year’s edition of excellent London graphic design festival Pick Me Up had a slightly more commercial feel than last year’s, with a number of the upstairs studios and galleries offering multiple products beyond prints, and retailer Lazy Oaf showcasing...
CULTURE
The Other Art Fair, London
For those London-dwellers who don’t have the wallet to buy their art at Frieze, alternative event The Other Art Fair proves a bit more affordable. For this edition, many have already found the big draw to be YBA Gavin Turk’s "Project Beard," for which...
FOOD-DRINK
58 Gin
London continues to nurture its blossoming distillery scene with more and more small operations launching, as spirits now enjoy the artisan renaissance previously reserved for beers and microbreweries. One of the latest contenders is Hackney Downs...
STYLE
A Fun Project by Lazy Oaf
Our pizza-loving friends over at Lazy Oaf continue to churn out fun apparel covered with dogs, eggs, ninja weapons and a good punch of humor every month. Their latest collaboration doesn't pair them with Garfield or Looney Tunes, but real human beings...
DESIGN
Future Mapping Company Berlin
Though maps began as utility-minded reference tools, they've always had artistic elements. From elaborate compass roses and sea monsters that lurk near remote coastlines to carefully selected color palettes, the aesthetics of maps sometimes even trump...
FOOD-DRINK
Brahms & Liszt, London
For ages, the semi-secret, word-of-mouth Quiquiriqui Mezcal and 184 Hackney Road/Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui bars on East London’s Hackney Road were underground favorites for London’s liquor connoisseurs. Now the woman behind the mezcal-loving venues...
TRAVEL
Traveling + Art = The Jaunt Book
Few things are as inspiring as discovering new places, and few people need constant inspiration as much as artists. That’s the idea behind art and travel concept The Jaunt, which was launched by Jeroen Smeets in 2013 and has already resulted in some...
CULTURE
Slinkachu's Miniaturesque
Debuting 17 new staged images on both paper and aluminum, as well as his largest sculptural work to date, London-based artist Slinkachu continues his clever portrayal of miniature figurines captured in humorous scenes. His latest exhibition, "Miniaturesque...
DESIGN
Death Spray Custom's Racing Art
To call British artist David Gwyther—better known as Death Spray Custom—a gear-head is a gross understatement, as most of Gwyther's pieces move quite fast themselves. Whether he's hand-mixing iridescent paint for a gas tank or painstakingly painting...
DESIGN
Four Creative Clocks to Spring Forward
Daylight saving time, as we know it, is thanks in large part to one man in New Zealand who wanted a bit of extra daylight for his hobbies. George Vernon Hudson worked as a clerk at the Wellington post office, but his passion was in entomology, astronomy...
CULTURE
Photographer Cole Barash Presents Six Girls Six Cities
After getting full creative control over a 14-page fashion editorial for Relapse Magazine, Brooklyn-based photographer Cole Barash became fixated on an idea. He shot the fashion spread using a double exposure technique—where each frame of film is...
DESIGN
Radical Interactive Design by The Workers
One of the UK’s most exciting art events last year only technically took place inside a gallery. In reality, Tate Britain’s “After Dark” played out on computer screens all across the globe. "After Dark" let website visitors take control of four robots...
DESIGN
ilovedust at Andaz Liverpool Street London
British multi-disciplinary studio ilovedust has a wide range of projects under its belt, having worked with companies like Carhartt, Absolut Vodka and Wired. But among its latest projects is an unusual assignment; not creating designs for a brand...
CULTURE
Magnificent Objects: The Artist as Collector
The latest exhibition at London art gallery and cultural center Barbican takes a deeper look at the fascination with collecting items (be it art, postcards, cookie jars or taxidermied animals) that unites a number of post-war and contemporary artists...
FOOD-DRINK
Personalized Treats by Timmy’s Pies, London
When you think of Valentine’s Day or birthday presents, savory pies might not be the first thing that springs to mind, but that could soon change. The people behind British pie-maker Timmy’s Pies are stepping up their game with a selection of pies...
DESIGN
Brutal London by Zupagrafika
Paper models of buildings and animals are some of the most simple and classic children’s toys. But turning something 2D into a 3D sculpture never gets boring—and when you combine the DIY factor with interesting designs, you have the recipe for Brutal...
CULTURE
Interview: Designer Hugo Passos
By Adam Coghlan At 32, Hugo Passos is one of London’s most exciting young designers. With a refreshing purity of purpose, he exists slightly outside creative London’s esoteric clique. "When I was growing up, Portugal was a traditional place...
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