Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

This Is Not The Chelsea Flower Show

Floral photography is often defined through limited visual assumptions. ‘This Is Not The Chelsea Flower Show’ confronts these assumptions head on with a dynamic display of work by seven world-class photographers from very different standpoints. Each photographer has explored the use of floral imagery in their own unique way, re-appraising our notions of the flower within the photographic image.

Jay-Z | Wireless

It’s that time of year again, festival season is here!!  The only festival on our minds is Wireless. This year’s headline acts are Pink and Jay-Z, with special guests Snoop Dogg and Missy Elliot. With Jay-Z’s day already sold out, Sunday is set to be massive.  Although Jay-Z is more than enough entertainment, there’s also Chiddy Bang, Wale, Lilly Allen, Bluey Robinson and many more.  Alongside the music artist, there will be attractions such as an EA gaming hub there’s even an Elemis spa.  Time for us to dig out the wellies, Trilby hat and dance the night away.

Twins + Lego = Dee & Ricky

Also known as Demetrius and Ricardo, Dee and Ricky are identical twins and fashion designers. They first made a name for themselves through their work with the legendary Marc Jacobs; however, they are known for their quirky accessories. Their ranges include heart-shaped brooches and bow ties made of Legos.  Worn by the likes of Kanye West and Travis McCoy, their accessories are a hot item to add to our ever-growing wish lists!

Fredflare.com

Quirky brand Fred Flare is a homeware and accessories retailers. Their novelty products range from bacon flavored jelly beans to a Crosley USB turntable! They are the brand behind many of Urban Outfitters homeware items however they offer the full Fred Flare range and they deliver to the UK!

Ray Lowry | London Calling

Paying tribute to Ray Lowry, 30 artists, including Tracey Emin, Nick Hornby, Billy Childish, Harry Hill, Paul Simonon and Humphrey Ocean, create
reinterpretations of The Clash’s iconic ‘London Calling’ album cover.  An exhibition at the idea generation from 18th June til 4th July 2010.  A nice one to check out if you are in the area.

Major Lazer

Major Lazer is collaboration between DJ Diplo and Switch. Currently on their first studio album together; Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do, Major Lazer have already been tearing up the dance floor with tracks such as; Pon de Floor and Hold the Line.

The album is of the reggae/dance hall genre and features artist, Vybz Kartel, Nina Sky and Santigold just to name a few. Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do is definitely worth a listen as Major Lazer are set to be big this summer, the duo have a global list of tour dates and are set to play at Notting Hill Carnival this August bank holiday.

G- Shock, The invincible watch!

Created by someone who had a dream of “creating a watch that never breaks” GShock fails to let you down. The now retro piece boast a 10 year battery life, 10 bar water resistance and a 10 meter free fall endurance making it a friend for life (almost!)

Recent years have seen the Gshock become a fashion staple for cool kids alike. The brand has collaborated with the likes of Redman, illustrator Mr Cartoon and been featured in music videos like Rhianna’s Rudeboy. The Gshock watch is definitely something to snap up quick time!

H by Harris

Wednesday night found the B-Side family at H by Harris’s one year celebration.   A great event with some serious pieces on show. (Nice one H – mad love as always.)

Masion Martin Margiela has arrived!

From 3rd June til 5th September 2010 at the Somerset House in London, celebrating 20 years of one of fashion’s most influential contemporary designers, Masion Martin Margiela.  An exhibition not to be missed.

TY at StreetFest

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Described as one of the most revolutionary British rappers, TY has been on the scene for more than a decade now, yet he still manages to illustrate a fresh take on life in the form of Hip Hop. Currently on his fourth studio album, “Special Kind of Fool” sees TY slightly moving away from his original jazz/rap genre. The album includes collaborations with the likes of Leo Ihenacho, Sway, Terri Walker and Shaun Escoffery. 

Consequently, “Special Kind of Fool” is worth a listen as isn’t short of witty, humorous or controversial references from our favourite South London Wordsmith!  You can see TY this weekend at StreetFest.