Food: Dîner en Blanc

Following suit from the eight other cities that have celebrated this word-of-mouth tradition, the infamous Dîner en Blanc (White Dinner) is initiating New York City into it's secret society on August 25th at an undisclosed location within the city. In Paris last month, thousands of guests congregated at the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Louvre, dressed in their finest white ...
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We love…Acne Paper # 12, the Youth Issue

Shot by photographer extraordinaire Daniel Jackson, Canadian model Anais Pouliot leads the cover issue for Acne Paper’s largest issue to date, a celebration of youth culture and creative mastery. Inspired by the ancient Greek festival Gymnopaedia and Acne's love of youth culture, the brand focuses on youth in a broader, creative context over 256 pages, and celebrates artisinal traditions such as ...
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Art & Design: Hedi Slimane, Anthology

We recently had the rare and exciting opportunity to celebrate the birthday of the talented, Hedi Slimane, and the publication of his four part book series, where he chronicles the last 10 years of his work and life through photograph, at LACMA's Art Catalogue Bookstore. With Slimane himself in attendance, along with a slew of his close friends, it was ...
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Art & Design/Innovation & Technology: Becks’ Green Box project

Earlier this week I was invited down to the launch event for Becks’ Green Box Project at the Protein agency HQ, just around the corner from our Stylesight London office. Between July and September 30 ‘green boxes’ are being launched at various locations around the world, holding exclusive virtual pieces created by internationally renowned artists including Sam Spiegel, Hussein Chalayan, Bompass ...
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Influencers: Bjork, Biophilia

As Iceland's greatest export Bjork embarks on her world tour this month, opening the Manchester International Festival with her first UK dates in over three years, we wanted to shed light on her fascinating multimedia album project, Biophilia, due to launch in September 2011. The album itself, making its teaser debut at MIF, will be released alongside 10 separate apps created ...
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Art & Design: Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City

With the eyes of the world focused on the innovative technology and cutting edge design emerging from Japan, Southern California is tapping into that energy by hosting a 4-day festival in one of the most sought-after districts in downtown Los Angeles, Little Tokyo. This neighborhood is quickly becoming a mecca for creative and business minds alike, with the Geffen Contemporary exhibition ...
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Japan, Food & Innovation: Ezaki Glico and AKB48

As augmented reality and robotics become more mainstream, the latest member of Japanese pop band AKB48 and Japanese confectionery brand Glico offer a glimpse of the future of celebrity, perfection and immortality. Introduced to fans as the newest member of the band, Aimi Eguchi was envisioned to advertise Glico’s new line of ice-cream Aisu no Mi, and is a virtual composite ...
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Media: Hanna Hanra’s BEAT Bunker nights

DJ, journalist and Peckham’s !WOWOW! founder Hanna Hanra is launching a series of secret, intimate gig nights this Summer from 'the BEAT Bunker'; the compact office space of her BEAT magazine headquarters . Inspired by 90’s TV cult classic The Word, the nights will comprise a band interview, commencing with Carson McColl’s Sullom Voe, who will then ...
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Innovation & Technology: Airbus 2050

Earlier this month pioneering aircraft manufacturers Airbus unveiled their conceptual airplane proposed for the year 2050, a whole new flying experience inspired by nature. As highlighted in our recent Futurist report, passengers of the future will expect a completely different experience while traveling, one that is seamless and will not impact on the environment, two things that are very ...
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Art & Design: Bow Bells at CREATE 2011 festival

Artist/architect Colin Priest from Studio Columba has created a poignant art piece around the theme of bicycles to be installed at various points surrounding Bow Church in East London, this summer. As part of CREATE 2011 festival (see our recent Folly for a Flyover blogpost), the temporary artwork will comprise 100 bicycle bells personally collected or donated by members of the ...
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Innovation: Catalytic Clothing

Catalytic Clothing is the inspired, collaborative project from Professor and designer Helen Storey and scientist Tony Ryan; exploring the ways in which  ‘catalytic’ technology can be applied to clothing and textiles to purify the air around them, in turn utilizing fashion to play an active role in the sustainability of our environment. Shot by regular Showstudio contributor Adam Mufti, the film ...
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We love… Robert Blomfield photography from Glastonbury, 1970

In the spirit of all things Glastonbury this weekend, and for those who can’t be there to battle intermittent showers and sunshine, we wanted to share these magical archive photographs from Robert Blomfield. Blomfield’s photos beautifully capture the magical essence of this celebrated music festival back in its inaugural year of 1970; when it was a mere British Pound to enter ...
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We Love…Kreayshawn

Since Stylesight included Kreayshawn in our December 2010 music report, Internet Indigenous, the East Bay via Los Angeles rapper and budding multimedia mogul has had quite a six months. After gaining attention for the videos she directed for Lil B, she dropped the video for her debut single "Gucci Gucci" on You Tube in mid-May, a post that  garnered 2.9 million ...
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Influencers: Folly for a Flyover

This Summer, the usually bleak and baron disused motorway undertow of the A12 in Hackney Wick is playing host to an ambitious new project Folly for a Flyover; a five-week colorful program of waterside cinema, performance and recreation, in the heart of London’s creative East End. The project has been conceived by the elusive Assemble CIC collective, a non-profit group ...
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Art & Design: Richie Culver exhibition at LN-CC

Last Thursday saw the opening night of Richie Culver’s solo exhibition ‘Too Dark One Light’ at the newly opened gallery space of concept store Late Night Chameleon Café in East London. The show comprised paintings, photographs, collages and mixed media installations along the heavily autobiographical themes of love, relationship loss and communication. Culver attracted an impressive roster of guests and supporters to ...
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