The Party Superstore was/is my absolute favourite London shop until it was bizarrely attacked and gutted during the summer London riots. They have been since adopted as a concession by the local Debenhams but you can still savour the full delights of the products and nonsense on line.
Despite the stigma that surrounds East Vancouver, the alleys are often adorned with amazingly colourful offerings. I find it very inspiring to take a stroll through a select few and pick out literary scrawling, graffiti, and the layers of vibrant history that cover the walls.
Where the lights come from is the national museum of art in Catalunya. Its an impressive building with great exhibitions and a huge collection of hostoric art. In that area you will also find Mies Van Der Roes house and Caixa forum (Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8).
Nature is the only thing I sometimes feel that I miss in the city and though I love going to Central Park and Prospect Park it’s still a bit of a hike for everyday life. Thankfully there’s a ton of small gardens and parks all around the city and in the summer some of them turns in to secluded hideouts. My favorite is cramped in between 6th avenue, a playground and another street but it still feels like (almost) being in a little forest when sitting there.
I am a Set Designer, scenographer and Prop Stylist currently based in London. I am from Cyprus and lived and worked in Italy, Germany, Greece, Cyprus and London. I love exploring nature and creating visual worlds.
Aaron Moran grew up in the Fraser Valley about an hour East of Vancouver. He spends his time exploring the urban and rural alike, simultaneously drawing inspiration from urban decay and natural geography. He received his BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2007 and studied Film & Video at Simon Fraser University.
His works span sculpture, painting, printmaking and assemblage, with careful attention to the use of reclaimed source materials. He is the current artist in residence at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs, BC.
Designer and illustrator, recently moved to London from sunny Bournemouth. Speaks fluent Spanish and Catalan having lived in the Balearic Islands. Currently working full-time as a graphic designer in branding, advertising at an agency in north London. Also a practicing freelance Illustrator and animator.