Consumer: The Young British Foodies

We've been tracking all things gastronomy for a while (pop-ups, experimental supper clubs and low budget food/art projects), and now a group of culinary masters at the forefront of creative London have conceived the YBF's: an award that celebrates young, creative culinary talent and recognizes those championing age-old traditions as an art form. The Young British Foodies, "the food and drink ...
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We love… Films On Fridges

East London is a hub of cinema activity at the moment and Films On Fridges is the latest temporary, pop-up, outdoor project to celebrate all things film, and mark the Olympic games being hosted in the capital next year. Inspired by a “Fridge Mountain” (the largest in Europe) – a 20ft towering pile of discarded fridges that occupied the Olympic site, ...
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Art & Design: Make It Hard by Helmut Lang

In Helmut Lang’s second solo exhibition, which appears to comment on the iconic designer-turned-artist’s career transition in 2005, Make It Hard showcases 20 years of the label's garments repurposed into beautiful sculptural artworks. Over 6,000 garments make up the 16 ceiling high columns, which amalgamate natural and synthetic fibers with plastics, metals, leathers, fur, feathers and even hair, and are currently ...
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We love… Prouvé RAW furniture classics

Prouvé RAW is the collaboration between luxury denim aficionados G-Star and Swiss furniture specialists Vitra, inspired by iconic French designer Jean Prouvé. In a two year project creative teams from both sides have taken lesser known original drawings and re-created them for a contemporary look, using modern colors, details and fabrics, in keeping with the infamous modernist Prouvé aesthetic. A small team ...
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Influencers: Lucian Freud, British Artist

Last night the sad news came to light that Lucien Freud had passed away at age 88.   In honor of this influential, and at times controversial, great British painter we wanted to share a few pieces of work from his seminal career; and been of great influence to art, design, literature, science and fashion as a whole. Born in Berlin, Freud ...
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Media: Virgine Magazine

Virgine is the new New York based bi-annual fashion magazine with a difference: a charitable conscience, and a fresh focus on promoting independent fashion, art and music from around the world. In a collaboration between photographers Ryan Yoon and Seiji Fujimori, Virgine aims to create content that increases ethical awareness, and bridge the gap between different industries, offering a fresh perspective ...
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Influencers: Vice Style and BlackBerry ‘Visionaires’

BlackBerry and Vice Style have teamed up to present Visionaries, a collection of films and interviews that celebrate and showcase groundbreaking work from art directors, editors, photographers and taste makers currently defining the future landscape of Fashion and art. Three established fashion luminaries have been interviewed for film, including Gareth Pugh, photographer Nick Knight and Parisian curator/blogger extraordinaire Diane Pernet, who ...
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Technology & Innovation: The Solar Sinter by Markus Kayser

With sustainability a key issue for all design consideration, and the continuing debate around the rises in fuel prices and diminishing natural resources, recent  Royal College of Art graduate Makus Keyser's Solar Sinter project is brilliant, thought provoking and truly resourceful. Underpinned by a humerous 21st century Mad Max vibe Solar Sinter raises questions about future manufacturing and suggests an idealistic Utopia ...
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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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