Welcome to your typical Victorian era mansion. It’s got approximately 7,000 square feet with 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, a study, a wine cellar, and BAM! An action-packed spaceship cockpit right in the attic. Ok, that’s just the play room for the kids, but isn’t it neat in an 80’s sci-fi movie kind of way?
Alex Chinneck, a London-based artist and designer, has installed a fascinating piece on the street of Blackfriars Road in London. The building appears to have been turned on its head, but it’s actually an installation titled Miner on the Moon, and features windows, doors, and shop front signage all turned on their heads to create the upside down effect.
Honestly, I imagined a giant Dalek terrorising London first. But a giant polar bear isn’t half as bad. Last September 15, London was recently visited by a three-ton polar bear created from reclaimed materials and operated by a team of puppeteers. The polar bear’s name is Aurora. She was commissioned by Greenpeace to raise awareness […]
If the name Kabuto Noodles rings any bells it’s because it’s the same London noodle shop that popularized celebrity portraits made of noodles. Now, they’ve started another campaign that will get people buzzing. Introducing the Kab-U-To-Work. It’s a ‘Hangover Taxi’ that will pick-up hung-over riders from their homes then serve them a bowl of hot […]
Desk Beers is a London-based startup that delivers beer right at your doorstep, or rather, work desk. But only on Fridays! Thirsty office workers can order craft beers through a subscription service. According to Desk Beers, they’ll deliver beers every Friday between 1pm and 5pm. Every week, they’ll deliver a “Beer of the Week,” it […]
So this is pretty cool. Liverpool artist Carl Warner is known for his ‘foodscape’ photography and his creative work is now on display at Ripley’s London for all to admire. His works showcase ‘iconic landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, The London Eye and Tower Bridge made from fruit and veg’.
London really lights up in this time-lapse video created by Manchester based photog Paul Richardson. The photographer behind this short vid says that it took 18,000 photographs to ‘create a rough cut of his time-lapse video’ and that he set out to capture the hustle and bustle of the city. Watch as the city goes […]
‘Give me a few more years and I’ll be painting fluffy puppies or something,’ so observed longtime Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood of just how sentimental his recent exhibition in London is: there, he showcased twenty-something new-ish drawings, such as a ‘pen and ink drawing that was so painstaking and took so fucking long that the […]
London now has its very own death ray! Kind of. It hasn’t yet opened (in fact construction has not even finished) but the Walkie Talking building in central London is already making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Or right reasons if you’re a global troublemaker and dream of ruling the world.
London-based art rock band, These New Puritans, have recently shared a clip for Organ Eternal, off their third studio album, Field of Reeds. The clip alternates scenes between an aerial footage of the band performing, natural scenery, and a disturbed woman. The track is arguably the best track off the album, and I’m surprised that it […]
If you’ve always wanted to get your hands on an authentic triceratops skull or a set of Francis Bacon’s paintbrushes, now is your time. Christie’s in London is holding a very interesting auction come September 5, aptly named Out of The Ordinary. Of course, the auction will have all the usual Christie’s stuff, like paintings, […]
If you’re after fashion and photography books in London, you’d be pleased to visit Claire de Rouen Books on Charing Cross Road. Occupying an extremely tiny space above a sex shop, they have a broad selection of rare, out-of-print, signed and collector editions books. The bookshop also runs a programme of reading list events called […]
When it comes to admiring body art, we admire our fair share of ink, but we also love looking at scars. We just saw some impressive work of London’s Divine Canvas, which apparently took two sessions to complete. It looks like a lot of pain and healing was involved, but also looks like it’s all […]
What a brilliant idea by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz: a curious mash-up of an elephant and an octopus as a street mural, with its trunk as one of the octopus arms. Diaz apparently took an entire week at Hanbury Street off Brick Lane, London, to complete the work with tiny little brushstrokes. Sure beats going to the zoo and imagining hybrids animals that don’t exist.
Boy meets girl, they fall in love but due to unfortunate timing, they are separated by the distance of a vast ocean. I am that boy, here in Sydney, and my partner Cathy now resides in London. My plans are to get there as soon as possible so we can start working on some joint […]