Every weekend on the Hackney Marshes in London, UK, hundreds of people participate in football matches as part of the Hackney and Leyton Sunday League. This mini-series is about the home-made thrown together referee attire, the individuality and personality to a bloke that’s always seen as the bad guy…maybe it is about that £30 for the 90 minutes […]
How do these offices even qualify as offices? At what point is it ok to just call them “work resorts” or “luxurious working vacations”. Seriously. Between the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, the Google Tel Aviv Headquarters, and my personal favorite, the Google London Headquarters, Google has created the ultimate work-hard-play-hard atmospheres. Who wouldn’t appreciate […]
Through composition, shadow, and pattern, I like to create images that have a rich narrative basis. Taking influence from Japanese woodblock prints, German expressionist cinema, medieval woodcuts, and everything in between, I take the craft of papercutting, mix it with digital technologies and create my own harmonious hybrid.
Just remember to breath in, and now out. These bone china rings will blow you away with their simple, quietly sophisticated design. They’re clean and modern, yet trendy and hip. I literally began drooling as soon as I saw them. I guess I’m just a sucker for beautiful minimalistic design, but these are the most […]
By Nexus Interactive Arts in Cool Travel on Wednesday 6 March 2013
Nexus and Chris O’Shea transport children to an interactive woodland world with their new activity space at the Royal London hospital. Chris O’Shea, the artist and interaction designer, has collaborated with digital production company, Nexus Interactive Arts, to create ‘Woodland Wiggle’, an innovative interactive installation at Europe’s newest hospital, The Royal London, which helps children benefit […]
The Eden Project is essentially the largest greenhouse on the planet. Imagine a huge glass domed area that can hold the Tower of London inside. Cornwall’s monstrously huge RainForest enclosed environment, or Biome, was built on the remains of an exhausted china clay quarry. Today the bubble shaped structure is home to over 1 million […]
Not sure whether to read a book or inspect some art for inspiration? Russell Cobb, a celebrated illustrator based in the UK, offers a creative compromise: experimenting with canvases, he has come up with a colorful and striking ‘book painting series which is just lovely.
British photographer Tom Broadbent has spent the last few years travelling around the UK developing his latest work, At Home With the Furries, by sticking his beak into the everyday lives of a group of dess-up-lovers known as Furries. What are Furries, you say? Everyday people who dress up in elaborate furry animal costumes who […]
Richard Harris has a date with death. Or several dates, actually. His exhibit, Death: A Self Portrait, has been running at The Wellcome Trust exhibition, London, since last November. It’s a collection of art pieces from different cultures and time periods. They are varied and intriguing, and when viewed as a series, they come together […]
This little outfit working out of Bristol are producing every delta blues aficionado’s dream piece of kit. The cigar box guitar used to be commonplace among African-American musicians in the impoverished American South, who around the time of the Great Depression were too poor to afford the real thing. Like the washboard, it was a […]
A dramatic love story has to be clever enough to still give you smiles. Tabu has it – photography like no other with a magnificent story that makes you want to walk along the river looking for crocodiles. This was a winner of the 2012 Berlin Film Festival: the FIPRESCI Jury Prize and Alfred Baeur […]
The 80s in the UK must have been pretty scary, these public information films that detail how to survive a nuclear attack on britain, make for uncomfortable viewing. The sanitation one is pretty nasty. At the end of each film there is a chilling musical phrase, that pretty much sums up the 80s in a […]
Created by Charlie Brooker, this 3 part series from the UK is the best TV I’ve seen for a while. The opening programme to the series is a 44 minute long political thriller in which fictional Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a slight dilemma when a member of the Royal Family is kidnapped. For her […]
We know, we know, it wasn’t that long ago that we were besotted with Dorothy’s Film Map. But just look at this beauty of a classic biscuit rug from them. Love the description that comes with it too: ‘Nearly 1 out of 4 kids in the UK are obese. That’s a lot of biscuits being eaten.
Museums Press is a wonderful, independent publishing house based in Glasgow. They print a variety of artsy books and zines pooling from talented creative types all over the world. The next time you find yourself in Scotland, be sure to pop into their store and gallery space, Good Press, and say hello.