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Posts Tagged ‘review’

Once There Were Sparks, Now There Are Ashes: An interview with Winter Villains

Josef Prygodzicz and Faye Gibson of Winter Villains talk to us about the making of their second album and the eclectic musical community of the valleys.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

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Winter Villains by Jo Dumpleton.

Winter Villains are an experimental, chamber pop band based in Cardiff. In 2013, their alluring debut album ‘February’ was met with much acclaim and shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize. Having already showcased what they are capable of, their second album Once There Were Sparks, Now There Are Ashes proves they aren’t one trick ponies. This new addition to their discography teases you back out into the wild with their signature sound exploring landscapes unknown.

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Your debut album 'February' was inspired by and reflected the fragile beauty of the winter. What inspired you this time around?
Josef: Both of our albums have been a result of continuing to explore our ideas and just letting the music happen. We've never sat… read more

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A Trip to Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park with Toddlers

We booked a weekend for 6 toddlers and their mums at the Camber Sands Holiday Park during the winter season, and here's my mini review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago myself and some other Shoreditch mums took our 6 toddlers down to Pontins in Camber Sands. It was a cheap holiday in down season, meaning that […]

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Defining Beauty at the British Museum: From a Child’s View

Greek art as seen through the eyes of a toddler: I took my nearly 3 year old to the Defining Beauty exhibition earlier this week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Earlier this week I dragged Snarfle down to the press preview of Defining Beauty, the new blockbuster exhibition from the British Museum. When we arrived the curator was giving a […]

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Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves: an interview with founder Hannah Saunders

We experienced our first Big Fish Little Fish rave at Shapes in Hackney Wick. Here's an interview with founder Hannah Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last weekend we took Snarfle down to party with Big Fish Little Fish at Hackney Shapes, a grungy warehouse venue in Hackney Wick. Inside children and adults of all sizes […]

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The Porridge Cafe opens in Old Street, featuring TWWDNU and True Romance prints on the walls

We've got the Cereal Killer Cafe, and now East London plays host to the Porridge Cafe, serving a far more wholesome menu and with beautiful artwork courtesy of East End Prints on the walls. Here's my little review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The much hyped Porridge Cafe opened at 70 Paul Street in East London this week: the healthy antidote to the equally hyped Cereal Killer Cafe which is just a stones […]

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Youjia Jin AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Youjia Jin reinterpreted Alice in Wonderland in this beautifully put together collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Everything about the Youjia Jin collection was well considered. Perfect tailoring was given a unique and fanciful twist, deftly playing with usual proportions and stylistic norms. A coat appeared one […]

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Jamie Wei Huang AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

This season Jamie Wei Huang presented a dark collection titled Nymphomaniac, shown on the Fashion Scout catwalk.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jamie Wei Huang chose a hard vibe for A/W 2015, with a large collection titled Nymphomaniac sent down the catwalk to an ominous soundtrack of deep industrial metal. Her always […]

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Mimi Tran AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Vietnamese born San Franciscan based fashion designer Mimi Tran showcased her red carpet collection for the first time at Fashion Scout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

San Francisco based fashion designer Mimi Tran launched her brand just a few years ago after a former career in Silicon Valley, and chose the Fashion Scout catwalk for the […]

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Rejina Pyo AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Rejina Pyo chose an off-schedule venue to showcase her subtle and beautiful collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rejina Pyo chose an off schedule venue with intense wood panelling, the sense of intrigue heightened with rocks strewn about the darkened room. The same organic shapes were echoed in […]

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Soojin Lee AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Soojin Lee showcased a colourful collection inspired by an era of war.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Stark red eye make up accompanied the colourful designs paraded down the catwalk by Soojin Lee. On closer inspection Art Deco-esque designs revealed repeat patterns made up of bullets, rippled […]

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Jean-Pierre Braganza AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Jean-Pierre Braganza presented new collection Excelsiora at Somerset House on Friday 20th February 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory. This season Jean-Pierre Braganza was inspired once more by strong women with Excelsiora, ’a modern incarnation of an exacting film noir vixen and a war-time […]

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Danielle Romeril AW15: London Fashion Week Presentation Review

New Gen designer Danielle Romeril showcased an apocalyptic collection in the bowels of Somerset House on Saturday 21st February 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Gen designer Danielle Romeril showcased her A/W 2015 collection against an apocalyptic backdrop made fragrant with liberal scatterings of heather. Models wore tumbling quilted capes, asymmetric plaid skirts with […]

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Jennifer Evans at the Windmill: Live Review

The rising Irish singer headlines an intimate show in Brixton on Wednesday 18th February 2015.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Taking the stage at a pretty busy Windmill was the hotly tipped Jennifer Evans. Although largely an unknown quantity in the UK, she’s been picking up a fair bit of […]

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Fashion Scout Ones to Watch AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Meet the new designer talent: J Moon, Minju Kim, Angel Chen and Kim Stevenson. Shown at Fashion Scout on Saturday 21st February.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Korean designer and London College of Fashion graduate J Moon opened Ones to Watch with a concise and appealing collection of intricately quilted garments in subtle colours of indigo, camel, […]

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Orla Kiely AW15: London Fashion Week Presentation Review

Orla Kiely was inspired by the Ali Macgraw film Love Story, showcasing a preppy, romantic collection inside a library.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Orla Kiely AW15 by Daisy Steele. This season Orla Kiely looked to library chic, sending the girls out to meander around artfully recreated shelves, stairs and wooden tables inside the […]

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Bora Aksu AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

This season Bora Aksu was inspired by the tale of The Nightingale and The Rose by Oscar Wilde to create a richly textured collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bora Asku by Eugenia Tsimiklis. This season Bora Aksu took inspiration from Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and The Rose, choosing as always to tell a tale through his collection in […]

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Tent London 2014: Lighting, Furniture, Jewellery and Interior Design

A round up of brilliant furniture, top class lighting, unusual jewellery and other wonderful finds from the 2014 Tent London show at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Continuing my very late review of the 2014 edition of Tent London, here is some wonderful furniture, lighting, jewellery and other finds. First of all, Snarfle astride a knitted rocking […]

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Tent London 2014: Textiles and Surface Design

A review of the most exciting textiles and surface designs discovered at the 2014 edition of Tent London, held at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yes yes it’s been 6 months since the 2014 edition of Tent London but straight after the show I became ridiculously busy with my 10th anniversary Kickstarter project, That Which […]

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London Art Fair 2015: Patterns

Want some design inspiration? Take a peek at these wonderful abstract and decorative artworks from the London Art Fair.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I am irresistibly drawn to interesting patterns and colourful designs – here’s a sample to inspire. A subtle abstract pattern by wife and husband duo Biggs and Collings Crossing Lyme […]

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Home London at Olympia, January 2015: Review

The hottest designs from the premier homeware accessories show, at Olympia during January 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

WOW lighting from Pad Home. This year I attended the January Home London show with toddler in tow, since needs must. He was very, erm, helpful, on the first leg… […]