Author Archives: Samantha Fox


Redefining Armchair Travel: Jungles in Paris

Jungles in Paris is a new photo-heavy travel site that endeavors to cater for the more intrepid and curious traveler. Created by brothers Darrell and Oliver Hartman, the site features alluring photography and films next to rich reportage and stories on undiscovered destinations or lesser-traveled corners of then earth, such as tribes in Omo Valley, Ethiopia, the arid Aral Sea desert in Uzbekistan (watch then ...
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A Stylish Future for Wearable Technology at CES 2014

Wearable technology has been a prevalent topic at CES this year, with many tech companies still struggling to find a balance between wearables that hold aesthetic and style value, while also being functional and easy to wear. During the packed program of product talks and launches, Chief Executive Officer of Intel, Brian Krzanich announced a slew of forthcoming collaborations between the technology ...
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We love… Pottery Zoetrope for the UK Crafts Council

We love this beautiful short film, commissioned by the UK Crafts Council, which brings a pottery zoetrope to life. Created by collective RAMP Ceramics and animator Jim Le Fevre, the zoetrope—when in motion—depicts birds as they take flight from a forest. To make the zoetrope, Roops and Al Johnstone of RAMP designed and handshaped a simple pottery bowl out of clay, and ...
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Art as Life: Artist JR Collaborates with the New York City Ballet

Paris-based artist and photographer, JR has been commissioned by the New York City Ballet to create a piece of performance art inspired by the energy and spirit of the dancers, as part of the NYCB Art Series 2014. The installation will be seen in three live performances over three evenings at the Lincoln Center in January and February, in which a ...
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Lifestyle & Culture 2013: Our Top Picks

As 2013 draws to a close, we thought we’d share with you our highlights from a great year. Scroll through to see Lifestyle & Culture’s favourite cultural and food happenings, innovative concepts and product launches - see you in 2014! Over the summer, we were thrilled by the news of Doug Aitken’s nomadic art show Station to Station, which saw the ...
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We love… 125 Years of National Geographic -

Celebrating 125 years of breathtaking photography and thought-provoking stories this year, National Geographic has recently published a limited edition tome with Taschen, enabling readers and fans to journey through the archives of this renowned global magazine. Called Around the World in 125 Years, the three-part book features hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photographs and visual essays, in black-and-white and color ...
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Christmas Goodwill: Rankin & Others Auction Baubles for Charity on eBay

Tis the season of goodwill, and with that in mind, a number of high-profile creative folk have come together to raise money for less-fortunate children this Christmas, by custom-designing a festive tree decoration for auction on Ebay. Rankin Proceeds from the auction will be donated entirely to London-based charity, Kids Company, which provides practical and emotional support to children living in cities ...
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Creative Promise: The Secret Collection by Fabrica in Beirut

Italian design studio, Fabrica has recently installed an exhibition at the Carwan Gallery in Beirut, which takes inspiration from Middle Eastern craft heritage and contemporary culture. Called "The Secret Collection," each design piece in the range stems from a collaboration between an emerging, young designer and a local craftsman, resulting in “a unique international vision and interpretation of the Lebanese way ...
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Lifestyle Trends: Creative Exploration with Another Escape

We love this new biannual magazine, and respective website by editor Rachel Maria Taylor and creative director Jody Daunton, which celebrates creative and honest individuals who explore and follow their personal aspirations. Called Another Escape, the magazine comes out of Bristol – following in the footsteps of Stylesight favorite, Cereal Magazine. For the second issue - recently published, and now available to purchase via the ...
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What’s On January: The Festival of Imagination at Selfridges

To kick start the new year in good spirits, famed London department store, Selfridges is hosting a festival to explore the creative mind, and the ways imagination and wonder can enable innovative thought. "Imagination is the mother of originality, we encourage imagination in every way possible." Harry Gordon Selfridge  Called The Festival of Imagination, this impressive series of events, interactive talks and performances ...
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Wearable Futures: Two Day Conference at Ravensbourne in London

The Wearable Futures conference took place at Ravensbourne University last week, with more than 50 speakers and 300 audience members in attendance. Held over two days, the conference provided insight into wearable technology as it stands today, and more importantly, its future - including its vast potential beyond the body. The conference and its parallel workshops provided a highly relevant platform for ...
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Something for the Weekend: The Long Good Read

A new printed newspaper concept, in collaboration with British newspaper The Guardian and The Newspaper Club, places importance on in-depth news stories, and features that sometimes get lost or missed by readers while browsing the Internet each day. Called The Long Good Read, the project is the brainchild of former Guardian employee Dan Catt, and was actually launched as a web-based ...
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Contemporary Craft: Japanese Folk Art at the Pace Gallery in London

A fascinating exhibition, currently showing at the Pace Gallery in London, explores the historical Japanese folk craft movement, Mingei through a series of sculpture, painting, ceramic and textile works. “Dishonesty, depravity, and luxury - this is what Mingei objects must avoid at all costs; all that is natural, sincere, safe and simple – these are the characteristics of Mingei art.” - Sōetsu ...
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We love… Tree of Light by Droog in Amsterdam

In time for the Christmas festivities this month, Dutch design studio, Droog, has installed an impressive holographic tree in the foyer of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Gargantuan in size, the tree is said to be “the largest holographic projection of a classic Christmas tree,” according to Droog, and will be on display at Amsterdam’s recently renovated museum until January 6, 2014. Renowned ...
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A Journey through Taste: “Time” by Inventory at Art Basel Miami Beach

Our editors have just returned from another inspiring edition of the DesignMiami/ and Art Basel Miami Beach fairs, and while traversing Miami’s upcoming Design District area, they stumbled across an installation by design collective Inventory exploring notions of time through food and design. Studio Appétit Entitled "Time", the show was the collective’s fourth in the series since launching in 2010, and featured a number of designers that Stylesight has ...
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