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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Isa, Street Artist

on
18th January 2019

 

Just along from Cambridge Heath Overground Station there’s a rather unassuming looking cornershop. Aside from selling the usual fruit and veg, scratch cards and discount booze, it seems odd to think that this shop holds great significance for someone who hails from as far afield as Miami.

 

On a rather…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Camilla Webb Carter

on
4th January 2019

 

Inspired by optical illusion and geometric shapes, these bold and daring ceramic works are products of London-based artist Camilla Webb Carter. Having studied ceramics at Camberwell College of Art her studio was set up in 2011, from where she not only produces works for public display and for private…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Adam Handling

on
28th November 2018

Zero waste. Maximum Flavour.
 

 

When his mother announced she was to become a Vegetarian prior to the opening of his first restaurant, multi-award winning chef Adam Handling responded in the brazen manner that he has since become famed for; salt-baked celeriac accompanied by truffled cheese, a confit yolk, and…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Duck & Crutch

on
23rd November 2018

IN GOOD SPIRITS!
Pie and mash; Strawberries and cream; Chips and gravy. All great pairings. All very British. None, however, quite compare to the legendary combination of a good old-fashioned Gin and Tonic.

260 years after sketching the infamous “Gin Lane”, little could Hogarth have imagined that “Mother’s Ruin” would turn…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Steven Payne

on
12th November 2018

THROUGH BOUNCING TO THE STARS
In 1931 the great crooner Noel Coward once sang “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the Midday sun.” Little could he have imagined that nearly 90 years later one particularly mad Englishman would not only go out in the midday sun, but would do…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Paul Marc Davis

on
7th November 2018

THE REAL APPLE GENIUS
The MacSmiths, Hackney
 

Today I’ve been working on Macs that are up to 10 years old that are now running as fast and as well as a brand new Macbook Pro… and why shouldn’t they?

 

Walking down Hackney Road, past the plethora of cafés, bars, and wholesale bag…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Christian Jensen

on
31st October 2018

FOR THE LOVE OF GIN
Jensen’s Gin, Bermondsey
 
It all starts with me liking gin in general.
 

Meeting at a small railway arch in the backstreets of Bermondsey – close to Maltby Street Market – it would have been impossible to guess that the story of Jensen’s Gin actually begins in a…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: ZEBU

on
18th October 2018

THE ART OF BEER
 

While researching and visiting and interviewing (and drinking) my way round the various breweries and distilleries of both the Cotswolds and London for an upcoming project – watch this space – I became instantly enamored by one in particular, z . Their website is striking and…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Lone Design Club

on
12th October 2018

BUY LESS, CHOOSE WELL
-Vivian Westwood
 

The world of fashion. It’s a cutthroat, albeit very well dressed, business. For young independent brands it can be almost impossible to sustain a viable – and ethical – company. Years spent studying fashion, art, or design can often do no more than forge a…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Violet, The Queen of Soho

on
24th August 2018

“What would you like to drink?”
“Oh, a Bellini, darling.”
 

This is my introduction to Violet. At first glance, she looks nothing more than the Nan everyone loves; a genteel elderly lady draped in pearls and bright pink lipstick, her petite figure lost in the lunchtime clamour of Duck+Rice, a…

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