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Yorkshire Bank Holidays

As much as we love London, sometimes we need to escape the city for a break from the hustle and bustle. So, making the most of last weekends bank holiday, we headed up to North Yorkshire for a few days break.

Blessed by the weather we had a day out in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, sampling the local chips and ice cream plus ...

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The Scientific Photography Of Berenice Abbott

Although more famed for her modernist images of the New York skyline, Berenice Abbott was also hugely influential in the development in scientific photography from the 1930’s onwards. Indeed, it was this type of pioneering photography and it’s ability to display both the structural element of an object and it’s construction, that informed our own recent Summer Portraits.

At ...

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The Monocle Travel Guide

We were really pleased to discover that our Beak St store has been featured in the new Monocle Travel Guide for London.

Produced by Monocle and Gestalten, the book highlights all that is good about London and takes in design, retail, food, art and pretty much anything else that makes London such a great place.

As you’d expect from ...

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In The Press – Albam Spring Outerwear

Although spring is here, we are on our way to summer and the sun has made a good few appearances to keep our vitamin D and optimism topped up, we wouldn’t be British if it wasn’t counteracted with a healthy dose of realism. So, it should come as no surprise that the press has been including plenty of outerwear in ...

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Almeida Greeks

One of the benefits of having a store on Upper St in Islington, is the number of great paces nearby. There is brilliant design at Twenty Twenty One and Folklore, top quality food next door at Ottolenghi and fantastic modern, Italian art just around the corner at the Estorik Collection. However, of all the local landmarks, the Almeida ...

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100 Years Of Graphic Design at Kemistry Gallery

If you are visiting our Spitalfields store this weekend then you may be interested in this, just a 10 minute walk away at the Protein studios.

Curated by Kemistry Gallery and spanning from 1914 to the present day, this exhibition documents some of the most iconic and important elements of graphic design over the past 100 years. Featuring the likes ...

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Brighton Hosts The Bicycle Film Festival

The next episode of the Bicycle Film Festival heads to the UK this month and is setting up home in Brighton from March 19th-March 21st. Now in its 15th year, the festival has travelled the globe and is made up of bike based short films and screenings from around the world.

The first night of the ...

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Kinfolk – In Praise of Slowness

If you are looking for something to read over the weekend, there is a great piece in issue 15 of Kinfolk from award winning writer Carl Honore. Taken from his book ‘In Praise of Slowness, Challenging the Cult of Speed’, the article explores the benefits of flexible working hours and downtime in the workplace and how it can affect our productivity ...

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Designs Of The Year 2015

Design fans will have no doubt noticed that London’s Design Museum has just selected its nominations for 2015’s ‘Designs of the Year’.

The awards are a real celebration of the different facets of design and take in 76 nominations over six categories, including architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product & transport. Our particular favourite category is architecture with the Sancaklar Mosque ...

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Spring Portraits in the Press

Our ‘Spring Portraits’ have been getting a nice bit of attention this week with Selectism, Proper Magazine and Apparently Magazine amongst those to feature us on their websites.

As more Spring / Summer 15 product arrives over the coming weeks, we’ll be shooting again to add to the current round of portraits. You can keep up to date on ...

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