The Camberwell Arms

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Tweet Words by Shaun Cooney Photograph by Adrian Lourie for The Evening Standard The recently open Camberwell Arms on Camberwell High Street, is an opening from some successful restaurateurs coming together in South East London to open a pub. Now this isn’t my favorite kind of South East London boozer. They don’t show Sky sports, they […]

The Mother of British Fashion

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Photograph courtesy of ShowStudio Words by Elizabeth Pollard The notoriously severe head of the MA fashion course at Central Saint Martins passed away suddenly last week, leaving the fashion world stunned and probably quite fearful of the future without her. Louise Wilson is responsible for shaping the careers of some of the worlds most famous […]

The Flying Pig

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Photographs courtesy of theflyingpiglondon.com Words by Shaun Cooney In a space right next to a kids play-ground and a stones throw from the yummy mummy centre that is Lordship Lane in East Dulwich, The Flying Pig is cooking up pulled pork by the pound. With big beers, big buns and big tunes, this is a […]

Meanwhile: WIP

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Words by Elizabeth Pollard Last night, in a busy, sweaty and very excited, Hoxton Gallery, was the Brighton Uni, BA Graphic Design and Illustration w.i.p show, Meanwhile, where I was absolutely blown away by the overall standard of work exhibited. I have always been under the impression the course was carried by the reputation of […]

Beach London

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Images courtesy of facebook.com/beachlondon Words by Elizabeth Pollard Gallery, shop, agency, blog, collective… is there anything Beach London can’t do? These Shoreditch residents work with the world’s leading illustrators and designers to encourage them “to explore and develop their practice in a fine art context”. With collaborations with the likes of Pick Me Up and […]

The Young Vic: A View From The Bridge

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Words by Elizabeth Pollard I have been told by a number of sources, for some while now, to go see a play at the Young Vic. And whilst I love the theatre (strictly plays, absolutely not musicals), the age old excuse of finding the time, is one I continuously blame not going on. However, I […]

Pick Me Up 2014

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Words by Elizabeth Pollard Somerset House hosted the visual arts fair, Pick Me Up, for it’s seventh year. Celebrating the best in young illustrators and designers, this year had no shortage of exceptional talent. Selected by a panel of industry judges, including It’s Nice That, this years line up saw a huge variety in work, […]

8 Hoxton Square

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Photograph courtesy of barchick.com Words by Shaun Cooney From the moment you walk into 8 Hoxton Square, you get a familiar feeling. Maybe it’s the banquette running the length of the restaurant, the strange little holes in the table holding the cutlery, or the menu written on three different walls. The reason for this, is […]

#Ginspiration: Berkeley Square

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Words by Shaun Cooney Berkeley Square is one of those gin’s that is an example of just how amazing a gin can be and how complex the distillation process can be. This is a gin that sells itself as the ‘single malt of the gin world’, it’s a gin that can be enjoyed perfectly over […]

Happiness Forgets

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Photographs courtesy of @happinesshoxton Words by Shaun Cooney Happiness is a nice warm fuzzy feeling, and after a few cocktails at Happiness Forgets you will definitely start to feel warm and fuzzy. Just off Hoxton Square and down a some steps next to newly opened 8 Hoxton Square, Happiness Forgets is tucked away in the basement. […]