Your typical Victorian house, with a surprise room inside

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Monday 17 February 2014

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?

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London building turned upside down by Alex Chinneck

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By Darwin Cosico in Architecture on Wednesday 8 January 2014

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.

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Watch out below! A three-ton polar bear strolls around London

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 8 January 2014

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 […]

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Kab-U-To-Work: London’s hangover taxi

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 20 December 2013

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 […]

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Desk Beers will deliver beers to your work desk every Friday

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 18 December 2013

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 […]

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Ripley’s London introduces visitors to tasty landscapes made entirely of food

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 5 December 2013

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’.

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Majestic London in beautiful time lapse video

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 3 December 2013

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 […]

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New paintings by Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 29 October 2013

‘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 […]

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Badly designed buildings end up melting cars parked nearby

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 22 October 2013

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.

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Organ Eternal: new music video for These New Puritans

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By Darwin Cosico in New Music on Tuesday 10 September 2013

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 […]

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The Out Of The Ordinary auction in London

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 6 September 2013

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, […]

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Claire de Rouen Books in London

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By Takeshi Suga in Cool Travel on Monday 19 August 2013

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 […]

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Eye-popping scarification art on a back

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 30 July 2013

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 […]

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Curious octopus-elephant street mural boasts amazing details

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 27 July 2013

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.

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For Love and Design: an art project to fund a long distance relationship

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By Sean Alves in New Illustration on Tuesday 23 July 2013

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 […]

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