Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn’

Portfolio: an interview with illustrator Gabriel Ayala aka Gaarte

Meet Brookyln based fashion illustrator Gabriel Ayala, who has created many beautiful illustrations for Amelia's Magazine under his pseudonym Gaarte. Here he describes his everyday life, inspirations and must haves for a creative session.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nova Chiu A/W 2013 by Gaarte

Nova Chiu A/W 2013 by Gaarte.

Fashion illustrator Gabriel Ayala is based in New York, from where he has been contributing regularly to Amelia's Magazine for several years. We always look forward to his idiosyncratic and often spectacular depictions of runway looks from the London Fashion Week shows, and thought it was about time we caught up with the enigmatic illustrator better known as Gaarte.

Ekaterina Kukhareva S/S 2014 by Gaarte

Ekaterina Kukhareva S/S 2014 by Gaarte.

How did you get into fashion illustration?
I first came into contact with fashion illustration through a book in the library at KCC (Kingsborough Community College). This was 10 years ago. I remember flipping through the pages of this book and when I landed on George Stavrinos's page I just feel in love. By the next semester, I was at FIT… read more

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Double Bravo Designs: an interview with Barbara Buenz

Inspired by an itinerant childhood designer Babara Buenz has created a beautiful stationery collection using letterpress techniques.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I haven’t seen Barbara Buenz since we were at school together, erm, a very long time ago. But then, through the joys of social media, she got back in touch, […]

An interview with Pati Yang plus free download of Wires and Sparks

I've had Pati Yang's impossibly catchy tune Wires and Sparks going round and round in my head, so I decided to find out more about this talented Polish musician. And what a story she has to tell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pati Yang by Daria Hlazatova. You’ve had an extremely interesting life – starting with six years on tour as a youngster with your dad’s punk band – how did that […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Surface Design

Lovely surface design on various applications: fab wallpaper from Flavor Paper and Kate Usher, textiles from Bluebellgray and a surprise appearance from Danish designer Lisa Grue, who I last met in Copenhagen!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wallpaper by Kate Usher Studio. The printed textile designer in me will always be a sucker for great decorative surface design. Here’s some fabulous stuff that I found at Tent […]

Album Review – Crystal Stilts: In Love With Oblivion

The new album from Brooklyn based Crystal Stilts is out now on Fortuna POP! The Joy Division comparisons are impossible to shake off, but we're still impressed by this second outing.

Written by Emma Barlow

I was hoping to be able to stay away from the Joy Division comparisons while writing this review of New York band Crystal Stilt’s new album In Love With Oblivion, […]

Album Review: Get Well Soon – Sarabeth Tucek

The songstress that enchanted the likes of Bob Dylan and Brian Jonestown Massacre - not to mention our own Laura Marling -  is back from the dark with an intimate album that talks about pain, self-destruction and death. Ultimately this heals with its magic.

Written by Laura Lotti

Illustration by Chandra Viola This morning I woke up sick – emotionally and physically sick. And upset with myself, because I knew that partly it was my own fault. The […]

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Music: Album Review, Lia Ices

From Brooklyn, New York, classically trained, graceful, haunting and magical. Her voice is an instrument that she uses to mesmerising affect. Lia Ices' album; Grown Unknown, is out now.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Avril Kelly If I lived alone in a dark stone castle, I would make it a priority to listen to Lia Ices. Her notes would float around the […]

Beat the Champ by Cory Arcangel at The Curve, Barbican

We were bowled over by the latest large scale installation from the Brooklyn digital artist Cory Arcangel.

Written by Eleanor Whalley

Cory Arcangel’s Beat the Champ. Photography by Amelia Gregory. For us Londoners it can be tough sometimes. If you find yourself shoulder barging your way down Oxford Street just to […]

Music Interview with Zohra Atash of Religious To Damn

Described as pretty gypsy, garage psych. Me neither. However this description does surprisingly make sense when you listen to Religious to Damn. Here is my interview with the lead singer; Zohra Atash.

Written by Helen Martin

Religious to Damn Illustration by Gemma Smith Religious to Damn‘s lead singer is Zohra Atash, a cool lady with a batwingged 70s style, a voice a bit like Alison Goldfrapp […]

Interview: The Hundred In The Hands

It was only a year ago that avant - pop duo THITH began recording. Now they are in the midst of a European tour (and playing Green Man this weekend), creating a stir with their debut EP and have a hotly anticipated album out in September. If you haven't encountered them yet, here's your chance.

Written by Nina Joyce

As I arrive at The Hundred in the Hands soundcheck, the floor of the upstairs room of the Old Blue Last is littered with an array of guitars, wires, and […]

Secret Garden Party 2010: Sunday Review

Sunday at Secret Garden Party is a day for extreme silliness... mud wrestling, paint powder fights and doing the limbo. To the sounds of Savoir Adore, Horace Andy, Gabby Young and Other Animals and Mercury Rev.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young by Moon. Our Sunday got off to a sleepy start, as it did for most Secret Gardeners. Bypassing the cleverly marketed Hendrick’s gin carriage in favour of a […]

An interview with street artists and filmmakers Peru Ana Ana Peru

The co-founder of LAVA Collective chats to the Brooklyn-based multimedia artists.

Written by Paddy Walsh

Peru Ana Ana Peru participate in Public Ad Campaign. The bizarre, colourful creations of Peru Ana Ana Peru can be found all over the streets of New York, brightening up […]

The People’s Supermarket: a new approach to food shopping

Do you dream of an antidote to Tescos? Don't we all?! Well, a group of gourmets have done more than just dream, they've set up the ultimate food coop in Holborn.

Written by Emma Barlow

A new era in food shopping could have dawned a few weeks ago as The People’s Supermarket in Holborn opened its doors for the very first time. It’s ultimate aim? […]

Seven Little Houses animation for the 4th Annual Aniboom Awards: the inside scoop.

Lesley Barnes and Thereza Rowe talk about their joint submission for the Aniboom animation competition, and the importance of Twitter to illustrators.

Written by Amelia Gregory

When Lesley Barnes found out about the 4th Annual Animboom Awards animation competition in conjunction with Sesame Street (Blimey, try saying that fast!), she just knew she had to work […]

Ana Silvera – Hometown – Single Review

Singer-songwriter's debut single is a ballad that reaches out for the past., delicate, fragile and beautiful

Written by Ian Steadman

I’ve never really had a hometown, as such. My family moved around a lot when I was a kid, different towns in different countries, so I don’t have a hugely […]

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MATT AND KIM – Single review

"Daylight"

Written by Liv Willars

MATT AND KIM are a destructive dance duo hailing from Brooklyn, NYC. There are very few bands that can always guarantee you a real good time with one single push […]

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Chairlift Us Up Where We Belong…

Chairlift, Interview- May 2009

Written by Roisin Conway

About a month ago, I caught up with the lovely Caroline from Brooklyn-based Chairlift for an interview. Having had relative commercial success with their song ‘Bruises’ used in an Apple […]

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Live Review: Crystal Stilts, The Bats and Comet Gain at the ICA

ICA, London, Friday 22nd May

Written by Roisin Conway

The ICA has always struck me an odd gig venue; with it’s white lights and shiny floors, but on Friday 22nd May, something exciting was rumbling in it’s deep dark […]

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An Interview with Deer Tick

In Manhattan's Bowery Ballroom, Photos by Harper Cowan

Written by Harper Cowan

Over the last three months, I’ve done a lot of traveling. I toured with a band for three weeks around America and Canada. I turned that band on to Deer […]

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Catch, London, 24th November

Written by Camilla Pia

It’s no secret that Brooklyn’s the place to be for smart indie pop these days, but look a little closer to home and you might be surprised. Take tonight’s superb […]