If you're far up in Greenpoint and need caffeine + snack, Bakeri is my spot (I say "bake-ery", others say "bach-ery"—I still vote the former). Known for their baked goods—both savory and sweet—it's the perfect spot for a coffee meeting, small breakfast, or a solo book read. There's one large communal table in the center, plus a few two-tops and decent counter space—one of the rare cafes with enough room that it's rarely packed (except saturday!).
If you love karaoke like I do, there's a ton of spots to check out in LA, but none quite as charming (or David Lynch-y) as Melody Lounge. Be forewarned, this spot is intermittently open. You'll know they're ready for business if they plant a sandwich board outside offering cold sandwiches and cheap beer. Hopefully, you'll get a chance to meet the owner Willie, whose (possibly embellished) life stories rival Hemingway. As for the song selection, the campy MIDI versions and painfully less than accurate lyric translations can suddenly turn your favorite tunes into high-wire acts (i.e. "Leaving On A Jet Plane" magically transforms into "Libyan on A Jet Plane"). Hell, they even have a song called "Schindler's List" on the menu! Even if you don't sing, Willie or his wife will gleefully take the stage. Special tip: for a true Chinatown boner, request Willie sing Enrique Iglesias' "Bailamos."
Fait Gallery is a young gallery institution and its start was initiated by the Brno native businessman Igor Fait, who also sponsors the programme. Besides systematically building a wide-ranging and high-quality exhibition programme, the Fait Gallery‘s aim is to initiate the development of contemporary art and it extends its spectrum of interest beyond the Czech and Central European context. Apart from the above the gallery also supports private art collecting and consolidation of the collectors in the city with a large art collecting tradition. Through cooperation with foreign galleries, the Fait Gallery supports Czech artists with possibilities to expand abroad and on the other hand with the realisation of the exhibitions of foreign authors, it brings their work not only to the Brno based audience.
The photography presents an exhibition view from "Exercises of listening" show by Jacek and Ewa Doroszenko.
The Roundhouse was built as a steam-engine repair shed in 1846, and then became a warehouse before falling into disuse for 25 years and reopening as a performing arts venue in 1964 hosting acts like Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and Pink Floyd. It was redeveloped between 2004-2006 and is one of my favourite music venues in London; it’s a beautiful building, has a great sound and isn’t too huge so feels fairly intimate. Some highlights for me this year were The Flaming Lips, David Byrne & St.Vincent and the Timepiece installation by Conrad Shawcross.
Ozlenen Ozbicerler is a graphic designer from Istanbul who currently lives and operates in Portland, Maine. She studies graphic design at Maine College of Art and works for the award-winning creative agency PULP + WIRE. Her specialty is editorial design, branding and art direction.
Sebastian Cestaro is an artist based in Argentina. His work is characterized by the construction of alternative worlds in which he combines abstract elements and figures giving the image a surreal finish.
Maria de la Iglesia is a London based photographer. She was born in Madrid and spent 7 years living in Dublin where she studied a BA in Photography in DIT. She moved to London 3 years ago where she completed her studies with an MA in Documentary photography at LCC. Now she is freelancing and producing her own personal photography projects in London.
I am an illustrator, living in Essex with my partner and our one year old son. I studied Drawing at Camberwell College of Art, graduating in 2006. After college I continued to live and work in London for several years.
I still regularly visit to shop, see friends and exhibitions. London will forever be an important part of who I am.
I'm a London based freelance portrait and commercial photographer. I was born in London but grew up in the new town of Milton Keynes then spent most of my 20's getting high and having a ball in the old town of Northampton. I was lucky enough to spend a couple of years in New York City and now I'm back in my beloved London.