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A weekend in Warsaw: what to do

A weekend in Warsaw: what to do

A few weeks ago I was invited to the Polish capital – Warsaw. To be honest I did not really have high expectations, so was a bit surprised to learn the city has flourished in recent years both culturally and economically, becoming a trendy hub for artists in Europe. The restaurants...
5cc - London's newest craft cocktail bar

5cc – London’s newest craft cocktail bar

Hidden away up the back staircase of the Exmouth Arms, you will find 5cc – London’s newest craft cocktail bar As you ascend the staircase and pass the kitchen, you are transported a world away from the traditional London pub located downstairs. With with low-lit copper bars, dark wood, leather and exposed...
MCM x Craig & Karl

MCM x Craig & Karl

Earlier this evening we were invited along to the launch of Luxury accessories label MCM‘s collaboration with pop art duo Craig & Karl entitled  ‘Eyes on the Horizon’ The spring/summer 2013 collection aims to bring art and fashion together in the daily lives of fashion connoisseurs and art lovers alike. Craig & Karl’s work evokes a sunny optimism, recalling...
The rise of replica Western towns in China

The rise of replica Western towns in China

I was recently contacted about and interesting project by two London based artists, Phil Thompson and Sebastian Acker. Thompson and Acker, are in the process of making a film and a book about the current phenomenon in China, which sees construction companies building entire replicas of Western towns. Some towns are...
A Period of Juvenile Prosperity

A Period of Juvenile Prosperity

        We have had our eye on photographer Mike Brodie, aka the Polaroid Kidd, for quite some time now, and earlier this month he released his latest book: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity. A Period of Juvenile Prosperity depicts the gritty youth subculture of freight train hoppers...
Beautiful Terrariums by Score + Solder

Beautiful Terrariums by Score + Solder

“A traveling gypsy, Matthew Cleland makes his beautiful Score + Solder Terrariums by hand on Pender Island off the West Coast of British Columbia. With a flask in one and a soldering iron in the other, Matthew magically creates one of a kind pieces of art with skills past down...
The National Tourist Routes of Norway

The National Tourist Routes of Norway

Its not everyday I get excited about roads. In fact as a kid there was nothing I hated more than being stuck in a cramped, stuffy car. However, a friend in Norway recently told me about this incredible initiative started by the government in 2005 called the National Tourist Routes...
The Congo by Richard Mosse

The Congo by Richard Mosse

These incredible pictures of the Congo by Richard Mosse, first generated a lot of attention a few months ago after being featured in the Guardian. The infrared photos were taken using an Infrared Ektachrome film. Colour infrared transparency films have three sensitized layers that, because of the way the dyes...
Are we in a cultural rut?

Are we in a cultural rut?

We are in a cultural rut. A monotonous repetition penetrates every facet of our lives. While this may seem very cynical, it is a concept that I continually end up returning to in my work. Earlier this week I came across a brilliant article by Kurt Andersen in Vanity Fair...
Prestige and Decay in China by Harry Kaufman

Prestige and Decay in China by Harry Kaufman

A friend pointed me in the direction of this amazing set of photos by Harry Kaufman this morning. I was immediately struck by the way Kaufman has captured two sides of China – contrasting the large, beautiful buildings that line the horizon with the small, dilapidated structures crumbling at their...
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Jackfruit 'pulled pork' tacos

Jackfruit ‘pulled pork’ tacos

A few weeks ago I was out for dinner with a friend who was raving about some vegan pulled pork taco’s he had recently had made from Jackfruit. After a bit of research into the plant, I discovered it is being being hailed as the next big foodie trend. Not only is it the largest tree-borne...
Punchdrunk and Absolut launch immersive Warhol-based app

Punchdrunk and Absolut launch immersive Warhol-based app

Punchdrunk have built their reputation by pioneering a game changing form of theatre where lines between space, performer and spectator are constantly shifting. Now they are moving into the digital space, launching an Andy Warhol-inspired app. The app, Silverpoint, was developed as a collaboration with Absolut vodka and digital agency Somethin’ Else, and features some...
Deux North Hunt 5

Deux North Hunt 5

Cycling brand and storytellers, Deux North release the fifth video in their Hunt series this week. The short films aim to capture the stories, passion, adventure, and discovery of cycling, sport and life, and this film is no different. The latest instalment in this series follows bro-founders, James and Dylan Nord as they are joined...
A Hackney Notebook

A Hackney Notebook

Hackney based Cinematographer Benjamin D Cooper, has created a short film called ‘A Hackney Notebook,’ that perfectly captures the heart and soul of this vibrant community. On Vimeo, Cooper says: In the east end of London there’s a secret village, a place that defies convention and opens the mind. Where you’ll find pirates chopping wood...
& Other Stories Collaborates with Vans

& Other Stories Collaborates with Vans

One of our favourite high street shops, & Other Stories, just dropped a sneak peek of their upcoming co-lab with Vans, featuring the wonderful Daphne Selfe and Flo Dron. No word when it will hit shops yet, but we’re already in love with the dalmatian like print.     & Other Stories Collaborates with Vans
Meet the female surfers of Iran

Meet the female surfers of Iran

Three women, Irish pro surfer Easkey Britton, Iranian pro snowboarder Mona Seraji, and Iranian diver, Shalha Yasini, have taken it upon themselves to introduce surfing to Iran. French film maker Marion Poizeau, who regularly accompanies Easkey to Iran, has also been a driving force behind this unlikely surfing scene with her documentary Into the Sea....
Après ski will never be the same again with AirBnB

Après ski will never be the same again with AirBnB

The site of the 1952 Winter Olympics in Norway, has been turned into AirBnB’s latest unusual escape. During the olympics, daredevil ski jumpers from all over the world flew off its ramp into the Nordic sky, in front of crowds up to 30,000. As they anxiously waited their turn they sat in a cozy room...
Cinesthesia to launch with A Trip to the Moon

Cinesthesia to launch with A Trip to the Moon

Bringing film and live music together, Cinethesia kicks off this week with a screening of ‘A Trip To The Moon’ by Georges Méliès. The classic silent film will be presented with a score composed and performed live by Antwerp, using sound samples from NASA’s recently released massive library of haunting space noises. Wednesday 11 February...
Herman Ze German does Vegan

Herman Ze German does Vegan

As a vegan, I’ve always considered german food a no go. So when I was recently invited to come down to Herman Ze German in Charlotte st, I was a bit skeptical. My sister on the other hand loves German food so figured I would give it a chance and drag her along. Herman Ze...
Wreath Making with Three

Wreath Making with Three

The holidays are here and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with Wreath making at Flor Unikon in Angel with Three Mobile and a borrowed the Samsung Galaxy Alpha to capture the task at hand! Flor Unikon is a beautiful little flower shop that specializes in Scandinavian-style flower arrangements and workshops....
Astronaut by Guillaume Juin

Astronaut by Guillaume Juin

Filmmaker Guillaume Juin has utilized over 80GB of unused photos from the International Space Station to create one of the most spectacular looks at our planet we have ever seen. The photos were taken over the past three years by various crew members of ISS expeditions 28, 29, 30, 31, 34. Juin said all it...
Fixed on Fixed

Fixed on Fixed

      FIXED ON FIXED is a beautiful  short film by Raechel Harding that  profiles five female cyclists in  Melbourne, Australia. The film really depicts the sense of community that comes with cycling, by showcasing the passionate collection of riders who all share a love of riding, even though their style may vary slightly from...