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Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

A preview of the National Trust Brutal Utopias Tour at the Southbank Centre

Those lucky enough to be booked on to a Brutal Utopias tour at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery will get to see behind scenes before everything shuts down for two years…

Written by Amelia Gregory

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It’s no great secret that I’m a big fan of Brutalist architecture, so I pulled out all the stops to join a preview of the Brutal Utopias tour hosted by the National Trust over the next few weeks (tickets sadly already sold out). The tour offers a unique chance to see areas of the Southbank Centre that are not usually open to the public before the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery close their doors for a major refurb. Baby Carys came along in my wrap and was admirably well behaved for a not quite two month old.

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We began our adventure with Joseph Watson (London creative director of the National Trust) in the bowels of the complex, tracing the… read more

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Ohh Deer Illustration Collective: an interview with Co-Founder Jamie Mitchell

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Charini Eco Lingerie Fashion: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Sri Lankan eco-lingerie designer Charini Suriyage discusses her budding brand Charini, lost heritage crafts, well-being, Issey Miyake...and the exciting next step ahead!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Charini S/S 2012 by Mitika Chohan The luxurious, handcrafted eco-lingerie brand Charini was launched during Colombo Fashion Week in 2009 – since then designer Charini Suriyage has caught the attention […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Architecture

Some really interesting architectural concepts from RCA graduates Bethany Wells, James Christian, Bethan Kay and Tom Lasbrey. Hard to find most of them online though...

Written by Amelia Gregory

A gilded vision of Com Dem Nation by Tom Lasbrey. I don’t know much about the architectural world, web but I do know what I like. Here’s the graduate architects […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule A/W 2011 in Łódź: Wiola Wołczyńska

Wiola Wołczyńska showed as part of the Off Out Of Schedule on Saturday 7th May 2011 at the fabulous Bielnik and Elektrownia at Podsiadło Ksiezy Mlyn venue.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wiola Wolczynska A/W 2011 by Michalis Christodoulou. Wiola Wo?czy?ska kicked off the Off Out of Schedule on Saturday morning with a collection that was a taste of things to come… […]

Royal Academy of Arts: Summer Exhibition

The 242nd Summer Exhibition showcases a diverse range of works in painting, sculpture, architecture and film, featuring both unknown and infamous artists…

Written by Naomi Law

Thumbnail Kendal Calling For a festival that is just five years old, rx Kendal Calling has already amassed a kudos rating that belies its youth; (Annie Nightingale remarked simply, “It’s […]

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Cape Farewell – Creative Responses to Climate Change

Shift Encounters, a series of talks dealing with climate change and culture at the Southbank Centre in London, came to an end yesterday. Contributor Alan Gillingwater was there and gives his views on a talk on the role of architects in creative responses to climate change.

Written by Alan Gillingwater

Jared Schiller with David Byrne All photographs and videos courtesy of Tate Shots except where otherwise stated. Back in 2002 whilst still a skint student, cheapest I started what was […]

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Pecha Kucha: Death by Powerpoint?

Pecha Kucha is an evening of presentations mixed up with beer. Art editor and freelance illustrator Valerie Pezeron tested her not so developed showmanship skills for Amelia's and survived.

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All Illustrations courtesy of Valerie Pezeron Imagine never having done any presentation to more than 30 people in your lifetime – and that did not really matter because they were […]

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Tom Foulsham-The Table that can Tell Stories And Other Contraptions

An intriguing insight into the workings of mechanisms, everyday science and the interaction and play between machine and spectator

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Man Making Machine © Tom Foulsham Minnie Weisz’s studio, online a one-storey alcove of delightfully quirky art concealed underneath Kings Cross’s railway arches, is currently harboring the perfect antidote to […]

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Radical Nature – The exhibition challenging our perceptions in a changing planet.

The pick of the bunch...

Written by Adam S

Charlotte Daffern’s playful statement jewellery borders on the completely eccentric, cheap whilst tackling ideas of gender and national stereotype. The work re-visits the 1950’s as a result of the surge […]

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999 it’s time, sildenafil erectile is another green focused campaign. As the website notes “We are in a state of emergency – socially, store economically and ecologically. What do we […]

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Food For Thought

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Written by Sabrina Morrison

22 year old Luciano Scherer is truly dedicated to his cause. Working 8-10 hours a day, more about 7 days week, he produces paintings, sculptures and animation until his back […]

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Sandra Backlund, Swedish Knitwear

Written by Catherine Skrbic

With many universities leaning heavily towards womenswear – in some cases wholly – Epsom pleased many with several of its strongest collections coming from menswear designers. One of the running […]