London: a city of intrigue, plotting and pigeons. The old metropolis’ centre sits on top of miles of sewers, crypts, passageways and abandoned tube tunnels (that’s ‘metro’ to you out-of-towners). Down there among the unexploded luftwaffe bombs and Guy Fawkes’ secret pad you might be surprised to find a fully functioning skatepark.
In a bid to bring her local community together, Lucy Sparrow raised £10,744 (roughly US$18,000) via a Kickstarter campaign to fund the transformation of a deserted store space located in Bethnal Green of London. What’s extraordinary about it? Everything inside The Cornershop is made out of felt – canned goods, newspapers, toiletries, cigarettes – all 4,000 of them, including a full-size cash register replica!
Designed by architect Thomas Corbasson, this organic skyscraper is pure genius. Inspired by the use of bamboo scaffolding in the far east, the building incorporates a permanent scaffold all the way through it’s frame, allowing it to be in a continual state if growth while also including an unusual. As it’s occupants discard paper, glass and recyclable plastics they are transported to the highest platform where there is a recycling plant. This cuts down on transport costs by having the means of creating building materials at the very site itself.
I started London Town Photos because everyone says that Londoners are these cold, hard, reserved people who spend their time dashing from one place to the next and never smile at anyone, let alone stop and talk. However, having lived in London for many years, I knew a different side of Londoners – they’re just […]
Street art is shaping the way we see and live in urban spaces everywhere in the world. In Rome, we’ve got the Space Invader leaving small pixelated masterpieces around Trastevere and other old neighborhoods; and in Melbourne and other Australian cities, there’s Rone.
Inside books, entire worlds and universes exist. In fact, they even contain many famous landmarks from New York, London, and Paris, literally right on their pages! ‘Another Studio’, a London-based product design firm, has created a collection of architecture-inspired bookmarks called ‘City Clips’. The three cities each have four landmarks to represent their culture and […]
Matt Stuart Shoots People is a collection of hilarious photos depicting Londoners and their pets in all their simplicity and stupidity. Stuart’s camera ignores the proportional and artificially beautiful and doesn’t wait for anyone to put themselves together and strike a pose. It has a mind of its own and takes photos of whoever and whenever it pleases.
Want to advertise your product by scaring your customers? Pepsi Max sure does. The company kicked off its ‘Unbelievable’ campaign by installing all-too-real digital technology into a bus stop along New Oxford Street. What’s so unbelievable about it? Waiting bus riders think they’re only moments away from being attacked by alien ships, a tiger on […]
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 […]