A nice little film from THIS IS ME and Kanken backpacks going behind the scenes with London graphic designer and art director Kate Moross. Best known for her brilliant use of colour and bold pattern, Moross has been doing her thing for quite some time now, hitting some impressive career highs, still only 26 years old. Shouts. So, who’s she worked for? We’ll give you the edited list: Converse, Nike, Virgin, Nokia, Mini Cooper, Kiehls, Glastonbury, The Guardian and currently employed as art director for Simian Mobile Disco and Jessie Ware. Take a look around her Camden (NW1 Crew) office and hear from the woman herself in the film, shot by Paul Mahon, below.
3 Minutes and 45 Seconds With London Art Director Kate Moross is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
We take a look at Italian Architect and Designer Claudio Silvestrin‘s London home. Expect a minimalist masterpiece in his home, full of light, shadow and sculptural forms. Situated in East London, the use of columns and create the double height living space as well as extended hallways that allow breathability between rooms. Take a look below or head over to Nowness for the full scoop.
A View Inside the London Home of Italian Architect, Claudio Silvestrin is a post by Denise Taw on Selectism.
Aussies know it already, London town is the treatment plant where the creative brain drain leads, and that means people from all over the world mastering their art together and inspiring each other. Streetfest celebrates these creative cats and gives them a big space of expression, shining a light on talented painters, dancers, musicians and even a few sportsfolk. Our man on the ground Ravi Sidhu got along and took some snaps at the event, which was sponsored by adidas Originals, have a browse through below!
Two firsts from Nudie here – London’s first store from the brand and their first ‘Repair Station’. On the corner of Berwick Street and D’Arblay, 140sq meters of retail space and showroom across two floors, all worn and industrial space, customers will have the opportunity to grab something from the latest lines including premium organic denim and accessories. Via the Repair Station, get your Nudie jeans altered of brought back to life and when you’re done head over to London’s finest Korean restaurant, Nara, opposite. Nothing like buying denim to work up an appetite.
Nudie Repair Shop 29 D’Arblay Street, Soho, London W1F 8EP
Take a Look Inside the New Nudie Store & Repair Station in Soho, London is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
I have a certain interest in the connection of fashion to the football terraces of the UK. Much of it has to do with a couple of books on the subject as well as a handful of British thug flicks. Understanding the culture of this world comes down to hearing from the folks who lives it on the street of London and beyond. The new short film by Will Robson-Scott explores this very topic through the eyes and conversation of one East Londener, Jena.
“This film follows Jela, brought up in the heart of the East End of London in a Turkish and English family. He talks about his memories of growing up in the 80s and 90s and his time on the streets and on football terraces.” His is only one such story on the topic. Here’s hoping we hear more.
Watch Jela’s Memories of Growing Up on the Streets of East London in the ’80s and ’90s is a post by Jeff Carvalho on Selectism.
Nudie Jeans have opened the doors to their first UK store in London and first official Global Repair Station. The store is within Soho’s shopping district. Setting the tone for Nudie Jean’s premium organic denim, the concept store represents the true essence of the brand and its sustainable qualities aligning itself with those already launched in Stockholm, Tokyo, LA, Berlin, Zurich, Barcelona, Sydney and…
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Travelling from China and stopping off for one week only, Hermès presents Festival des Métiers at Saatchi Gallery, London. Allowing visitors to get up close to the production processes behind some of their most iconic goods, “Festival des Métiers unlocks the poetic and unique crafts that are the essence of the house of Hermès.” Skilled makers give a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the construction of handbags, watches, fine-jewellery as well the opportunity to see their legendary scarves printed on-site. Head to the Saatchi Gallery website for more info.
Admission to Festival des Métiers is free. 21 May – 27 May 2013, 10am – 6pm Daily. Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY.
Hermès Presents Festival des Métiers at Saatchi Gallery, London is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
There are hotel pools and then there is the epic sublevel pool at the Bulgari Hotel in London. Situated in the Knightsbridge neighborhood, the Bulgari Hotel and Resort can only be described as exceptional to those visiting or residing in the 85 room hotel. While the pool and spa, both found in the lower, private levels, of the hotel are the focus of this story, we should shed some light on how we got here.
Recently, Bulgari invited us (and others) on a intensive, European adventure that would take us from Rome, Geneva, and London – in a matter of days – with each stop giving us insight into one of three categories of the Bulgari world: jewelry, watchmaking and of course their hotel spa/resort offering. We’ll explore their jewelry and watchmaking arms down the road. Today it is all about the hotel.
Designed by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, London’s Bulgari Hotel is quite simply one of the most luxurious environments for those of non-royalty to spend a weekend in London. Every aspect of the interior design of the Bulgari hotel property supports and compliments the various categories that Bulgari works in: dining room lighting fixtures and wall mounts use metals and details found throughout their jewelry line; bedroom door handles and lamps use similar metals polished to a perfection that seems to elevate the hotel experience with every head turn. Truth is: there not a single detail within the Bulgari Hotel in London that was not considered and re-considered before the doors of the hotel opened.
For the curious and those with an inkling for a getaway: the rooms of the Bulgari Hotel London are quite impressive. Each room is housed behind one of the most heavyweight hotel doors we have experienced. Be it for sound isolation or simply for the handling, the door and its girth helps project a level of privacy inside each room unlike what we have seen before. Grand and comfortable, the rooms offer every amenity one requires from a Bulgari hotel.
A very well stock fridge designed to replicate the look of a steamer trunk and adorned beautifully with detailed metals sat at the entry of our room that opened into a short hall that lead to the main room. A door at the far end of the room opens into a full sized marbled black bathroom that featured a full standing two-person shower, bathtub, and privacy-first toilet. Wood flats in the shower added an extra touch of comfort and color to the bathroom. All in all, the rooms were more than pleasant for this visitor to the Bulgari London Hotel.
While the rooms were everything one would expect from a Bulgari property, the sublevel of the hotel presented some of the most exceptional spa and pool accommodations available. You only need to look through our images to understand the sheer beauty of the Bulgari Hotel Pool and Spa floors. It is a getaway that feels incredibly private and special.
Cabanas stand to the sides of the lap pool complimented by a hot relaxation pool featuring a wall of gold leaf and waterfall which add to the experience. Down this deep inside the Bulgari Hotel London, the pool level helps push the mark of excellence. Clearly Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel and Bulgari understood that being the very best in the category required sparing no expense. Spa facilities in the Bulgari Hotel London were quite proper with massage, yoga, and hot sauna available for all guests and residents.
We’ll return soon with some insight into the Bulgari watchmaking arm: a category of the Bulgari family that is quickly becoming one of the most dominant arms of the Bulgari family.
The Pool and Spa of the Bulgari Hotel in London – A Look Inside is a post by Jeff Carvalho on Selectism.
The Très Bien World Tour continues onwards, a clever concept allowing the virtual store to go on a spin around the Globe. A limited range of products will be available on a first come first served basis, just Download the app and wait for the ‘location’ to be revealed on the day. Having visited New York and Tokyo, London is next tomorrow with Paris on May 10 and Stockholm on May 11.
Très Bien World Tour – Virtual Pop-up Store Arrives in London Tomorrow is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.