Want to fight cockney zombies in London? This way, please

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Monday 13 May 2013

Seemed like quite a while back since we mentally hyperventilated over the fact that Wish.co.uk actually organized zombie-fighting adventures in malls, so you can imagine how thrilled we were to find out that they’ve now emerged with even more zombie fun. There’s the Zombie Boot Camp, where you can learn how to shoot zombies down […]

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Guerrilla grammar marketing campaign corrects spelling mistakes in graffiti

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By Alicia Thompson in New Trends on Friday 5 April 2013

Check out this great guerrilla marketing campaign from The Tutor Crowd. They have been going around the streets of London to correct spelling mistakes in graffiti. This is a genius idea to get media coverage and brand exposure. If you are working in a marketing department, look and learn. The advertising campaign was created by […]

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ROA’s funky fresh skateboard artwork

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By Valerie Auersperg in New Art on Friday 5 April 2013

Ever since I first saw some of ROA’s impressive pieces of art all over east London, I just can’t get enough of him. ROA has now designed three limited-edition skateboards for the Sk8room, which are available via their website. And if that wasn’t enough yet, the generous people from Sk8room will donate 20% of profits to Skateistan.

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London Shop Fronts: a blog all about, you guessed it, London shop fronts

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Friday 5 April 2013

Emily Webber loves the shops of London. But not for the reason you might expect. Webber is no shopoholic. She just happens to love the way all the store fronts look. So she started the blog called London Shop Fronts . Take a look at the wide variety of stores and letters found in London. And don’t forget to […]

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THE HELLO TOMORROW SERIES: No cold feet at this boutique hotel

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By Zac in Cool Travel on Saturday 30 March 2013

Luxury boutique hotel Eccleston Square Hotel claims to be London’s most high tech hotel, and it’s easy to see why. While the rooms are gorgeous enough, they are also fitted out with 46” high-definition 3D plasma TVs, surround sound systems, iPod docking stations, VoIP phones and your very own iPad to tinker with. For those of us who hate cold bathroom floors, the marble bathrooms come with under-floor heating. If that doesn’t spoil its guests, we don’t know what will.

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THE HELLO TOMORROW SERIES: Lights out, now go to sleep… we mean eat

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By Zac in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 23 March 2013

The city of London is a pretty exciting place visually, so it seems almost counterproductive to dine in the dark. But that’s exactly what you’ll do at Dans le Noir? London, where you can experience the world in pitch black while blind waiters serve you your organic meal. It’s supposed to help sharpen your other senses in the meantime, so we can’t think of a better place to start training for super-sensory powers than dining in the dark. Unfortunately, the restrooms are fully lit for safety reasons, so you can’t practise there.

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THE HELLO TOMORROW SERIES: Off-the-shelf toys? Make your own

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By Zac in New Products on Friday 22 March 2013

London-based startup company Makielab makes these 10″ super-poseable made-on-demand action dolls with faces and features designed by you. The 3D-printed and hand-dyed makies are pretty cool — and equally impressive is Makielab’s dedication to local manufacturing. The dolls are printed and assembled in London and Amsterdam, entirely assembled in London, and even the packaging materials are sourced from within the UK. Well, now you know where to go if you want to bring your imaginary friend from childhood to life.

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THE HELLO TOMORROW SERIES: watch your step, these knife-like heels really stab

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By Zac in New Fashion on Friday 22 March 2013

Award-winning London-based shoe designer Chau Har Lee does these really cool made-to-order shoes that redefine the whole notion of killer heels with flat knife-like metal shards instead of pointy little stilettos. These photos by Viktor Vauthier do justice to their coolness.

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THE HELLO TOMORROW SERIES: Beam what you eat onto your plates

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By Zac in New Food and Packaging on Friday 22 March 2013

Finally, a menu that helps us make up our minds about what to eat. Before you even make an order at pan-Asian fusion restaurant inamo St James in London, you can poke around at its interactive menu to beam prospective eats onto your plate.

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THE HELLO TOMORROW SERIES: This London gallery is a work of art itself

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Friday 22 March 2013

The inspiration may be water, but the Roca London Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, with its minimalistic undulating contoured walls and neutral, monochromatic hues, is so other-worldly that it calls to mind a spaceship instead. Even the tiles have wavy edges. Most of the galley’s furniture, from the reception desk to shelves, are made of glass-reinforced plastics.

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At London Luton Airport, holographic staff will tend to you

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 21 March 2013

It seemed like the future took a long time in coming — and now these holograms from years of watching Star Wars are finally coming true. At London Luton Airport, you’ll find almost living, breathing holographic airport staff who help with giving directions, advertising products — and generally get everyone moving along at the terminals. […]

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THE HELLO TOMORROW SERIES: Cutting edge fashion by Mary Katrantzou

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Thursday 21 March 2013

London-based fashion designer Mary Katrantzou has an anonymous quote on her Facebook page: “God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them.” Liberating stuff. With her latest collection for fall 2013, Katrantzou — who is absolutely wicked with prints — references photographer Edward Steichen’s works, juxtaposing both artificial architectural forms and natural landscapes onto shift dresses and the such so well that any woman wearing them would be proud to greet the future in them.

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THE HELLO TOMORROW SERIES: Women’s only club opens in London

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Thursday 21 March 2013

Men’s only clubs? Too many of them. The ultra-luxe women’s only private club Grace Belgravia has opened in a historic grade-two listed building on West Halkin Street in central London for female sophisticates. It has all the good stuff, including a gym, spa, and a restaurant-bar with bio-dynamic wine on its menu.

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THE HELLO TOMORROW SERIES: Dine Mile High comes to London

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 21 March 2013

Wow, imagine flying off for a short decadent getaway away without actually leaving the country. That’s the premise of Dine Mile High, which — lucky for all Londoners — touches down in mid-March to take away all the logistical pains of making it to the airport on time with your passport and boarding pass.

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THE HELLO TOMORROW SERIES: This store entrance is epic

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 15 March 2013

Somewhere in Dalston, East London is the appointment-only Late Night Chameleon Cafe, a wonderland of a concept store hidden away out of sight. To get to it you’ll need to enter a side door from the streets in Shacklewell Lane down into the basement and trudge through the entrance, which is a hexagonal tunnel constructed out of raw wood and orange Perspex.

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