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 […]
As much as the iconic River Thames is often the subject of touristy ‘I Was Here’ pictures, it can also be a cheeky accomplice for snaps, so we’ve found out. Photographer Rupert Jordan stood in the waters of the river during low tide and placed his camera over the waves so he could capture these […]
Oh, we people are a paradoxical bunch. We’ll fret about sun damage one moment, then whine about pasty skin in the next. The London Sunbathing Society existed in the 1920s, and this picture shows their members galavanting about in the outdoors — clothed, unlike how we think about most sunbathing societies today.
Drones, drones, drones, they’re everywhere. In London, a sushi restaurant decided to trade in its conveyor belts for drones to deliver sushi burgers by air. Dubbed the iTray, the four-propeller drone has a flat surface to transport food up to a speed of 25km/h and is controlled by waiting staff with an iPad. Still, The […]
This time-lapse captures another significant episode in the story of London’s emerging new skyline. Tracing the progress of another ultramodern skyscraper, the Leadenhall Building, we see the faceted nature of this beast as it rises to completion. Beautiful, impressive stuff.
Contemporary art studio Random International created this incredible installation room where a rain shower falls everywhere except for the spot where you’re standing. The Rain Room gives visitors a one-of-a-kind interactive experience that seems almost surreal. The installation first appeared at the Barbican Center in London, and now it is currently on exhibit at the […]
Stitched by hand with embroidered features, these incredibly adorable creature mobiles can be found at the London based company called Pigs Have Wings. Perfect for your little ones or maybe your own collection. Who can resist.
Jenni Sparks is breathing new life into the art of hand-drawn cartography. Beginning with her quirky map of London and her follow up for New York, this doodler has been helping tourists get around big cities with her sense of humor and wit. The maps point out contemporary landmarks, such as the 24-hour bagel shop in Brick […]
Misery City is a new surreal noir comic from Markosia Publishing in London. The illustrations, by Vassilis Gogtzilas, are beautifully daring and dark. The story is written by Kostas Zachopoulos and tells the tale of Max Murray, an unlucky trench coat detective, forever damned in the concrete labyrinth of Misery City. Hunted by Hell’s lurking […]
On Saturday April 6th, 2013, there were massive pillow fights in cities all around the world. This is footage I captured from the London, Trafalgar Square pillow fight. I was armed with a Canon 5D MII, a GoPro HD HERO 3 … and a pillow.
Chinese street artist DALeast states on his profile that he is “currently a human being”, which seems a bit of an understatement seeing how he creates all these ambitious spraypainted mural works wherever he goes. He’s been out and about in London in the last few weeks, doing some eye-popping 3D-like damage in places like […]
This short colour video of London was shot in 1927 using a pioneering invention known as the Friese-Greene Colour Process. It’s a beautiful bit of film, and brings old London to life in a way I’ve never seen before. Poignant and mesmerising, and helped along by a great musical score.