Check out Spin London this weekend

The popularity of the humble bike continues to grow & many of you will be excited to hear about Spin London.  To be held at The Old Truman Brewery in east London, over the weekend of the 28th, 29th & 30th March, the event features a range of specially curated bike brands, plus talks, comedy, craft …

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United Visual Artists: Momentum at The Barbican

One of our favourite spots close to our Islington & Spitalfields stores is the Barbican. Not only is it architecturally inspiring, it also has a whole heap of interesting stuff going on at any one time, such as current exhibition United Visual Artists: Momentum .

The exhibition explores the relationship with light, sound & movement, all brought together in the …

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David Lynch – Factories

For any photography fans out there or fans of David Lynch, maker of iconic and slightly disturbing films and TV series, we highly recommend the current exhibition of his photography at the Photographers Gallery near our Beak Street store.

We’re pretty sure you will love it.

On until the 30th March. £4.

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The Brits Who Built the Modern World

Thanks to Dan for the heads up on the recently launched exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects; the ‘Brits Who Built the Modern World’.

The exhibition focuses on the period after the second world war through to 2012 and tells the story of how British architects were influenced, and went on to influence a number of the greatest …

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Something for the diary – The Shuffle Festival

Something we are definitely looking forward to checking out is the forthcoming Shuffle Festival in & around Mile End in east London. Operating out of the grounds of St. Clements Hospital – a former workhouse & psychiatric hospital – the Shuffle Festival is running from Feb 22nd to Feb 28th & incorporates exhibitions, walks, talks & film. Previous contributors to …

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antikmodern at Upper Street

We are pleased to announce that antikmodern will be taking over the basement of our Upper Street store and hosting a pop up shop from the 18th of January.

Jason and the antikmodern team will be taking over the basement and furnishing it with a selection of mid-century modern, vintage furniture pieces and accessories. Everything will be available to …

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Albam at Clerkenwell Design Week 2012

Today signals the start of Clerkenwell Design Week, a festival where all manner of professionals and aesthetes gather to celebrate the richness and relevance of modern design and look at lots of beautiful new creations.

And this year we’re delighted to be launching our own, concise, collection of functional furniture, including a version of the modular shelving that we use …

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The Clipperton Project: Update

We’ve just received another update from our friend Jon Bonfiglio, as the Clipperton Project finally reaches the island:

Clipperton is a remarkable atoll. 

We managed to land 6 people and about 30% of kit in the first two hours. We got ashore through the huge surf on kayaks, spotted a channel and had the dinghy do two runs in

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Jeremy Deller at the Hayward Gallery

This weekend I’m planning on popping down to the Hayward Gallery to have a look at the new(ish) Jeremy Deller exhibition: very excited.

To the right are some stills and photographs of his work. While all are hugely visually arresting even in this brief context, each piece is so much more than this: lighthearted yet introspective; deeply personal …

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John Spinks at exposure: extended run!

There’s been a fantastic reaction to John Spinks’ Factories exhibition, currently on show at the exposure Gallery on Little Portland Street – so much so in fact that the show has been extended until the end of March (the 29th to be precise).

To celebrate this frankly excellent news, we’ll also be extending the dates of our of promotion on …

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