A small, independent cinema with a lot to offer the Brixton wanderer. As well as operating like you would expect a converted theatre-to-cinema to, Ritzy offers exclusive, niche film viewings, two bars and an upstairs live music venue. All of which provide an amazing platform to be 'culture-slapped' into shape.
This place has one of the hottest rooms I've ever been in. The combination of barely being able to breathe from the heat to immediately jumping into a freezing murky pool is addictive. There's also a great roof patio for a change of scenery. A good old school New York spot.
I have old friends in San Francisco who grudgingly tell me that the High Line is everything that's wrong with New York. Well, too bad. To me, it embodies a culture that's constantly reinventing itself: a defunct elevated railway that was becoming a burden to the city ("we used to climb up there to throw garbage bags full of rotting Korean food at the Hasids!", noted a successful photographer's assistant) becoming a startling example of urban greening for the public good. The expert landscaping makes it feel like walking on a Montauk beach - but a stone's throw from some of New York's most progressive galleries and hotels.
Shinjuku is one of the busiest places in Tokyo and you can see various contrasts of society there. Numberless stories are rolling under the huge buildings in somberness. Good to walk around through the night.
Chillhouse is awesome. It's a great place to chill out while waiting to meet a friend, read a book, or get your nails done. This all-in-one cafe has made it easy for the girl on the girl that needs some self-care time.
It is a music store in Brick Lane. You can spend there the perfect Sunday afternoon, listening to lot of new good music, thumbing through cool books while relaxing in their café. Oh, and the Rough trade photo-booth is a must if you go there!
The Smell is a non-profit, all-ages music venue who's run the gamut of completely rad and completely shitty acts, but is doubtlessly an interesting and worthy place to use up a pair of earplugs. After all, it's not everyday you see a dude shred his fucking face apart playing an amplified shard of glass! The Smell is a little difficult to find, but when you hit the dark alley in which it resides -- and which every fiber of your being tells you will be host to your mugging -- just clutch your purse, keep your chin up and head straight down until you run into a grip of hipsters in a haze of smoke, donning asymmetrical haircuts, and one-too-many animal prints, and you're there! It's alcohol-free, so make sure you either drink before you arrive, or head out between acts to one of a couple local bars to sauce up!
There are three branches of this South Indian Vegetarian Restaurants across London, two in the West End. They all look pretty unremarkable from the outside, the décor is pretty basic, but don't be fooled - the food is wonderful! It's incredibly cheap and the friendly staff cater for vegans and people with food intolerances really well.
Not the crowded hot, sweaty beach of mid-day. The best time to go is when the sun is low in the sky. A specific kind of blue light is created and on calm days you can hardly tell the difference between the water, air and land.
I am Emir Šehanović, a visual artist from Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Making collages and painting huge murals makes me really happy. I enjoy making art of things I find in my environment - virtual or real. I try to be happy every day.
Lapo is a designer working with illustration and cofounder of Wearecaptive Studio. The Luso-Brazilian artist has a refined style and an eye for detail, working mainly in black and white, using simple and beautifully crafted lines to tell a story. Lapo’s collections range from the Coração de Viana (Viana’s Hearts), in which she draws portraits of 14 residents from Viana do Castelo, to her latest ongoing projects about cities such as In Paris, a series of 25 drawings about life in the French capital and In Lisbon. Lapo has been awarded ADC Young Guns 9 from the Art Directors Club NY. Born in 1981 in Rio de Janeiro to Portuguese parents, the artist has lived between Brazil, Portugal and England and graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins University before moving to Lisbon, where she currently lives and works.
Hilary Greenbaum is a New York-based graphic designer and design writer. Currently a staff designer and columnist at The New York Times Magazine, she studied design at the California Institute of the Arts (MFA 2006) and Carnegie Mellon University (BFA 2001). Her work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers, the Type Directors Club, the Art Directors Club, the AIGA, the Society for News Design and the Output Foundation.
Corriette Schoenaerts is an artist who works primarily with photography. She works in the fields of autonomous, fashion and commercial photography refusing to draw any finite distinctions between these fields.
Matthew Broadhead is a British photographer based in Southwest England.
In July 2016, he graduated from the BA (Hons) Photography program at the University of Brighton and has since gained sustained recognition for his ongoing body of work A Space for Humans: The Moon on Earth (formerly titled Heimr). A Space for Humans was featured in the July 2016 edition of The British Journal of Photography, December 2017 issue of Wallpaper*, The Exposed Issue 2 and Fisheye Vol. 1. He has also been selected as a winner for awards from Magnum, Photoworks, and Organ Vida.
Broadhead’s practice entails an engagement with photography as a critical medium and explores the conjunctions between different subjects; notably geology, anthropology, history, and mythology. His research in these areas is meant to change how he interacts with subjects in different contexts in addition to his recording methodology. Operating at the intersection between documentary and conceptual art, he creates fictional bodies of work based on factual source material.
Elias Tahan is a photographer from Los Angeles. After leaving art school, he immediately launched his career as a full time photographer, drawing inspiration from film and pop culture. His celebrity, fashion, and documentary photography is featured in publications such as New York Post's Page Six, Flaunt, and Interview Magazine. Elias Tahan is currently living and working in LA, and continues to develop his eclectic artistic influences through photography.
I graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University in Budapest Hungary with a master degree of photography. I just moved to London and start to work as a freelance photographer, but I left a piece of my heart in my hometown, Szentendre.
Martin Seeds is a photographer from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He completed his BA(hons)Photography at the University of Brighton. Martin is co-founder and contributor to the publishing venture WWYSE. His current project is a search for a lost cultural identity and an investigation into origins. Martin currently lives in Brighton, England.
Matt Black is a director and visual artist. He directed short films with the like of Rinko Kikuchi and Paz de La Huerta. He has worked in fashion for the past 15 years with clients such as Dior, Jil Sander and Louis Vuitton. His photography has been published in i-D magazine, Vogue Paris or V... He's currently directing a series of interviews for Nowness featuring artists such as Damien Hirst or Banks Violette.
He has created a distinct style mixing influences from high fashion, street culture and cinema. Matt black grew up in Paris and is based in NYC.