Floods sweeping London away

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 19 July 2013

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 […]

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Photo of the London Sunbathing Society in the 1920s

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 18 July 2013

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.

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Eating out in London? That drone will serve your food

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 12 July 2013

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 […]

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The making of the Leadenhall Building, another London skyscraper

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By The Flying Dutchman in News on Wednesday 3 July 2013

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.

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In this installation, you can walk through the rain without getting wet

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 25 June 2013

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.

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Cute handmade monster and birdie mobiles

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By Anna Dowsland in New Art on Monday 24 June 2013

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.

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Clever hand-drawn maps of London and New York

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Saturday 25 May 2013

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 […]

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Misery City: a new comic from London’s Markosia Publishing

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By Anna Dowsland in New Illustration on Thursday 23 May 2013

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 […]

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World Pillow Fight Day in London captured on video

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By Joshua Bond in New Events on Thursday 23 May 2013

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.

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DALeast does eye-popping street art in London

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 23 May 2013

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 […]

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Video of London in 1927, seen in full colour

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By Francis Andrews in New Film on Tuesday 14 May 2013

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.

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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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