Adjacent to the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, The Coocos Den owned by Artist Iqbal Hussian is a delightful place to sample traditional dishes from the Punjab whilst being amidst the historically rich area of the Heera Mandi district of lahore.
This is a really great intimate cocktail bar run by women who won't stand for anything they don't like. If you're too loud, they'll ask you to quieten down. The drinks here are as delicious as the decor, a former antiques store, furniture left in place adding to the speak easy vibe.
I stayed here in March 2019 and it was one of the best experiences of my life. The food at atmosphere here is amazing as is the decor and the fact it's right on the beach. If you like to surf - it's a great place to stay to do that - I went surfing every morning and sunset - just hired an inexpensive board and got on those waves - I'm a beginner and it had the perfect waves for my skills or lack thereof. The staff were so friendly and helpful - Literally can not wait to go back!!
I am a Swedish artist based in London.
My work concern interest in restraint related to the body and cultural structures. Ideas of obstruction aim to question how forms and bodies adapt to change, environment and ideals. I am interested in how a person is shaped by the spaces they have occupied and how a person occupies their own psychological space. With a background in dance, interests in the body and spatiality continue to influence my ideas with focus on balance and repetition. The physical relationship to images are essential in my process of making and the photograph as a performative document explore elements of gesture. There are slippages between image, object and subject. I work mainly with the analogue photographic process and sculpture in relation to the image and performance. I enjoy working physically with materials whether they are photographic prints, sculpture or my own physical body as a medium.
Joanne Hummel Newell (b 1982) studied at Kingston University London from 2001 - 2004 and at The Royal College of Art, London, from 2004 -2006. Joanne is Co Director of artist run organisation Foal Arts is currently represented by Folly and Muse Gallery, London/Munich and Newblood Art London. Recent selected exhibitions and short lists include WW Gallery collateral exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale, Jerwood Drawing Prize, RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Competition, Shoosmiths Art Prize, The Other Art Fair London and Art MUC Munich with Folly and muse Gallery. Press features include the UK Times and Observer Newspaper, Fresh Paint magazine selected by Andrew Salgado, After Nyne Magazine, women in art issue. Works are included in public and private collections in UK, USA, Hong Kong and Australia.
Joanne has also received a number of Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Awards for temporary installations and projects.
Mike Guppy is a recent graphic design graduate from Camberwell College of Arts, and was picked for It's Nice That's Graduates of 2011 feature. He lives and works in London, working freelance, and is currently on a placement at New Studio London.