PAPER TOWNS

PAPER TOWNS

When it comes to adaptations of contemporary Young Adult literature, John Green’s Paper Towns may as well be considered close to perfection and lots of the credit belongs once again to Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the fantastic duo of screenwriters who already brought to the silver screen Green’s...
IT'S ALL SO QUIET

IT’S ALL SO QUIET

How interesting could the day-to-day life of a middle-aged, closeted farmer be? The answer? Not very. Nanouk Leopold’s stripped back approach to directing gives viewers a look into the repetitive nature of life and whilst this doesn’t make for riveting, edge-of-your-seat viewing, it does give you plenty of time to...
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

“You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge” Going in Straight Outta Compton, audiences can be forgiven for having some trepidation due to the way other similar films have been handled. This movie about the rise (and fall) of NWA, one the most influential music groups in...
Chatsworth's – Art Out Loud Festival 2015

Chatsworth’s – Art Out Loud Festival 2015

Also known as ‘The Palace of the Peaks’, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is undoubtedly one of the country’s best-known and best-loved country houses. For many Londoners, however, making the trek to the Peak District can seem a bit much. A new event...
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva: Fragility, at Fabrica, Brighton

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva: Fragility, at Fabrica, Brighton

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s latest site-specific installation Fragility fills the former church that now houses Brighton’s Fabrica art gallery with a series of delicate veils. Made of a curious ghostly substance that invites closer inspection, the veils are made of caul fat: a pale, web-like membrane from a pig’s stomach, that fans...
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971 at Museum of Modern Art

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971 at Museum of Modern Art

In 1971, Yoko Ono placed a small ad in the Village Voice announcing her unofficial ‘One Woman Show’ at what she called the Museum of Modern [F]art. When visitors arrived however, there was little indication of her work. A sign outside the museum said the artist had released flies on...
Black's: An Ambiguous Space

Black’s: An Ambiguous Space

Black’s, a private member’s club in the heart of Soho that prides itself on being a space for the ‘extraordinarily interesting and interested’. As the antithesis of White’s, Black’s draws a trendier, one could even say, rather more bohemian crowd. The wooden floorboards, gorgeous fireplaces and atmospheric but cramped bar...
Fighting History at Tate Britain

Fighting History at Tate Britain

Tate Britain’s Fighting History Exhibition aims to examine the course of British History Painting, especially when examining issues surrounding war. I think. It’s not entirely clear from the outset. Tate seems to have a knack for ignoring chronology and curating shows by disjointedly jumbling he artworks around the walls in...
Seven Dials presents: Spotlight

Seven Dials presents: Spotlight

A free open-air free art, music and comedy festival in the heart of London on Saturday 15th August. Seven Dials, London’s go to art, fashion, lifestyle and restaurant destination is hosting Spotlight, a free one-day music, arts and comedy festival compered by Radio 1’s Alice Levine, who was seen hosting...
Original Penguin Celebrates Sixty Years With A New Store

Original Penguin Celebrates Sixty Years With A New Store

Original Penguin has a lot to celebrate this year, with some exciting collections and collaborations and a new UK store in their 60th year. A packed party in London’s Shoreditch to toast their diamond year earlier this month made it clear what a diverse and loyal following the brand have,...
Hip Hop Revolution at The Museum of the City of New York

Hip Hop Revolution at The Museum of the City of New York

Riding on New York City’s subway is an evocative experience. Images of classic movies such as The Warriors – a film that depicts gang culture in the city during the economically depressed 1970s, and Beat Street – the 1984 movie about Hip Hop and Graffiti that places the artist as...
Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery -­ Spazio Visivo | Beyond Sight

Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery -­ Spazio Visivo | Beyond Sight

At a time where the world of contemporary art is constantly moving and thus diversifying, new means emerge to both experience and research themes found in art practice. Hence, collaborations such as that of interdisciplinary duo Spazio Visivo are becoming more commonplace. Exciting ventures such as that which has produced...
Matthew Lawrence - Beneath The Surface Of The Day

Matthew Lawrence – Beneath The Surface Of The Day

This weekend the artist Matthew Lawrence lays bare the contents of his head in an intense and evocative first solo show; ‘Beneath The Surface Of The Day’, a show which has been three years in its creation. Held in the industrial warehouse setting of an ex-pencil factory in Seven Sisters,...
Celebrated Artist ZOOBS Explains Why he created his powerful Madonna & Fracked Baby piece

Celebrated Artist ZOOBS Explains Why he created his powerful Madonna & Fracked Baby piece

Los Angeles based artist ZOOBS sat down to talk to Candid about why he created his evocative Madonna & Fracked Child piece recently. The artist’s innovative style blends mixed media to create powerful, thought provoking images that capture life in its most diverse, and sometimes harrowing forms. His evolution as a...
There Will Be Blood Live at the Southbank Centre

There Will Be Blood Live at the Southbank Centre

Talking Head’s co-founder David Byrne is curating a live music and film event at The Southbank Centre in London this August. Byrne has often brought sound and cinema together – he acted in, and directed films, creating the stage design and choreography of Talking Heads’ concert film Stop Making Sense...
Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men at The Photographer's Gallery

Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men at The Photographer’s Gallery

Shirley Baker was a pioneer of social documentary photography in Britain – especially so for being a woman in a traditionally male profession (unions restricted women working as press photographers until the 1960s). Still not widely known, Baker has finally been given a well-deserved retrospective at The Photographers’ Gallery in...
Bye Bye Balenciaga

Bye Bye Balenciaga

Alexander Wang will leave Balenciaga, the French couture house confirmed this morning. After days and weeks of rumour and speculation about the American designer’s future (or lack of, more specifically) at the brand, a statement to WWD this morning said: “Balenciaga and Alexander Wang today announce their joint decision not...
Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home at the Leica Gallery, Los Angeles

Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home at the Leica Gallery, Los Angeles

One of the more visible problems in America, whether it’s in New York City or on California’s west coast, is the extreme social divide – and no one captures it better than photographer Eli Reed. His recent exhibition, Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home, at the Leica Gallery in Los...
Spin at Magma: A 360° Living Portrait Of A Design Studio

Spin at Magma: A 360° Living Portrait Of A Design Studio

The art bookshop magma is something of an institution – a bastion of print in the digital age; it has always pushed to preserve the physical, even if combined with digital technologies. Founded in Seven Dials in 2000 by two friends who met while working in the failing bookstores of...
Hedi Slimane To Bring Couture Back To Saint Laurent

Hedi Slimane To Bring Couture Back To Saint Laurent

More than a decade after it last showed a couture collection – by the company’s late founding designer – Yves Saint Laurent couture is to return, the house announced today. Guided by creative director Hedi Slimane, a 17th century mansion on Paris’s Left Bank has been chosen to house house...
Bruce Conner: Crossroads, at Thomas Dane Gallery

Bruce Conner: Crossroads, at Thomas Dane Gallery

Bruce Conner’s iconic 1976 film ‘Crossroads’ is presented by Thomas Dane Gallery whose Duke Street space is transformed into a cinematic experience with the projection covering an entire end wall and the soundtrack all-encompassing, immersive. In its 36 minutes duration, the film presents footage of one of the first nuclear...
Oliver Sweeney Celebrate 25 Years With First Fragrance

Oliver Sweeney Celebrate 25 Years With First Fragrance

British shoe maker Oliver Sweeney has found an original way to celebrate its silver anniversary – adding a new string to its bow in doing so – by launching its first fragrance. Completing the menswear offering which over 25 years has incorporated accessories and ready-to-wear to sit alongside the brand’s...
An interview with Ki Price

An interview with Ki Price

Sitting by the fountains on a sunny afternoon at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College, images of the late iconic designer Alexander McQueen, and the many other award-winning designers to have emerged from the university are conjured in the mind. The location is where we meet Vivienne Westwood’s favored photographer,...
Barbers, Butchers and Bourbon

Barbers, Butchers and Bourbon

A butcher and a barber don’t make for the most obvious collaboration (not least given some uncomfortable Sweeney Todd associations), but that’s exactly what happened when Ruffians Barbers partnered with the Wild Game Co. and Bulleit Bourbon for their second ever pop-up supper club. Ruffians’ Covent Garden store serves as...
Birra Moretti Gran Tour – London

Birra Moretti Gran Tour – London

Yesterday saw the launch of the London leg of the Birra Moretti Gran Tour – an authentic Italian food journey that brings 7 different street food vendors showcasing their twists regional specialities together with Birra Moretti. The London part of the tour is housed in the trendy, relaxed, semi-open Courtyard...
The Longhouse, Bali

The Longhouse, Bali

We’re idling at the edge of the infinity pool, which is set into the second floor terrace and overflows into a tropical garden scattered with pink and yellow frangipanis. Up ahead, the hill rolls gently all the way to the brink of Bali’s glinting coastline. We’ve just checked into The Longhouse, a private six-bedroom villa spread over three lavish levels in the Jimbaran hills. Set high on the hillside, The...
Out of the Blue: How Lucky Blue Smith Became Menswear's Biggest Star

Out of the Blue: How Lucky Blue Smith Became Menswear’s Biggest Star

I watched a video that appeared on my Facebook timeline this morning. It was Lucky Blue Smith – the 17-year-old model from Utah – leaving a Milan Fashion Week show and, used to seeing models post-show huddled together outside the venue – smoking, nonchalantly posing for the street style photographers,...
Hugo Boss Is The Latest Luxury Brand To Go Fur-Free

Hugo Boss Is The Latest Luxury Brand To Go Fur-Free

Luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss has pledged to go completely fur-free from its autumn/winter 2016 collections onwards, to be shown in the spring. The pledge was made public in Hugo Boss’s Sustainability Report 2014 published last month and puts the brand in the same ranks as Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger, ASOS, Calvin Klein...
Just What is Apple Music?

Just What is Apple Music?

Today, Apple is entering into the already competitive music streaming market with the launch of Apple Music. Apple Music is quite similar to Spotify, in that it will allow subscribers to access tens of millions of songs on demand over the internet on iOS devices, Macs and PCs initially, and...
Brewhouse & Kitchen, Highbury

Brewhouse & Kitchen, Highbury

The small but growing Brewhouse & Kitchen group looks to fill a spot somewhere between the chain pubs from the likes of Greene King and Wetherspoon’s and the trendy gastropub/microbreweries beginning to appear across the country. With its sixth venue, located enviably on the roundabout outside Highbury & Islington station,...
Is H&M's New Brand Their Next Step To World Domination?

Is H&M’s New Brand Their Next Step To World Domination?

H&M have announced that as soon as 2017 they could be launching a new brand unlike anything in the company’s current portfolio. “It will be completely different from H&M,” CEO Karl-Johan Persson explained in an interview this week, adding, “it won’t be similar to H&M’s sister brands either.” H&M Group’s brands...
Infamous Bar and Restaurant, Nam Long Le Shaker, opens new Opium Den

Infamous Bar and Restaurant, Nam Long Le Shaker, opens new Opium Den

In the heart of Old Brompton road lies one of Chelsea’s most infamous establishments, running for close to three decades. Nam Long Le Shaker is known for its high profile cliental, flamboyant owner and of course ‘Flaming Ferraris’ (a drink that should only be drunk with severe caution). Thai Dang,...
Birra Moretti’s Gran Tour

Birra Moretti’s Gran Tour

This July sees the return of Italian beer brand, Birra Moretti’s Gran Tour. Going off the success of its premier last year, Moretti Gran Tour will kick off the summer in style in Edinburgh, Leeds, and London. The travelling pop-up food and drinks festival will feature authentic regional Italian cuisine...
Afternoon Tea at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath

Afternoon Tea at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath

Ninety minutes after our departure from the turmoil of London, wrapped in the comfort of First Great Western’s first class carriage, we pull into the historic city of Bath. A short drive from the station – or a leisurely stroll through the distinctive stone streets – sits The Royal Crescent...
Michelin-starred Pop-Up in London with S. Pellegrino

Michelin-starred Pop-Up in London with S. Pellegrino

These days it feels like you’re not anyone if you haven’t run your own pop-up restaurant and, with that in mind, luxury Italian mineral water company S. Pellegrino is putting together a two-day pop-up fine dining experience, Live in Italian, Live from London, to bring some of Italy’s finest to the heart...
Girl - Lucian Freud’s Portraits Of His Second Wife

Girl – Lucian Freud’s Portraits Of His Second Wife

  The pale and introvert portraits of the muse that broke Freud’s heart. Lady Caroline Blackwood, despite having suffered a troubled childhood, was the most eligible bachelorette in London and expected to marry affluently. She was introduced to the world of art by Lucian Freud, who she eloped with to...
Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

  Coming soon to Tate Britain is a retrospective of sculptures by the world-renowned British artist Dame Barbara Hepworth. The bold simple lines of her abstract sculptures with their harmonious and undulating interactions between positive and negative space are instantly recognisable worldwide.   Long overdue, this is to be the...

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