We can hardly believe that the Holiday season is nearly here! Silly season is upon us and we’ve got an early gift for you. It’s the gift that keeps giving… FIVE33′s fix-up from the cultural radar. Set controls to ‘festive’ and prepare to have your stocking well and truly stuffed.
We instantly fell in love with this beautiful (and non-permanent) paper tattoo art. Created by Danish artist Jacob Dahlstrup, each design is drawn onto heavy watercolour paper with a tattoo needle. Truly beautiful art to keep forever. The skull’s our favorite, natch.
Any followers of our blog will know we have a soft spot for the world of couture fashion. These photographs by Mark Leibowitzpushed our buttons this week. Using a long exposure, he captures the color and movements of the models back stage at the latest Galliano show, creating photographs that have a painted quality, with ghostly swashes of color. Dream-like.
To ensure that you don’t miss out on anything while we’re away, here’s our rundown of where to go and what to see. You can get us something later!
LN-CC is possibly one of the coolest places we’ve ever seen.
So much more than just a shop, this 6,000 square foot space is made up of seven different concept rooms. Not only do they stock some of the best international designers they also sell collections from the most exciting new fashion talents around. But it doesn’t end there; the addition of a library filled with some of the most rare and fascinating titles around, plus a club space (including vintage sound system) makes this one store you can not afford to walk by.
Everyone’s favorite street artist Banksy is back with a Christmas pop up store in collaboration with the Pictures on Walls print house. Marks and Stencils is open until 23rd December (12pm – 6pm) and is certainly worth a visit. Some of our favorite work comes from French artist Dran, but don’t take our word for it, make your way down to Berwick Street and decide for yourselves.
It doesn’t look like the secret supper club trend is going to disappear anytime soon – instead they’re just getting better, smaller, and more exclusive. Check out this brand new idea centered around a single table at a venue in Old Street. The Disappearing Dining Club takes bookings from two to ten people every evening, as well as Saturday and Sunday lunch. The project also hosts Dinner Dances, with a big candlelit shebang planned for New Year that includes a 5-course meal, a heated smoking terrace on high for firework spotting, and DJs.
Christmas may be almost here, but our thoughts are quickly turning to the biggest party night of the year(s)… New Year’s Eve.
If you’re not lucky enough to get a ticket for the Disappearing Dining Club’s soiree here are some other options:
If however, if you’re looking for some stateside fun then surely there is only one place to go. New Year in New York sound like a plan?
Ring in 2011 with these stellar options from The Standard Hotel – head up to The Top of The Standard where Marianne Faithfull will be presiding over musical proceedings whilst you take in the view, or check out DFA Records’ top artists and DJs (including LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang) down at Le Bain. Foodies should book into The Grill where the clock starts ticking 12 hours before midnight and special performances accompany Dan Silverman’s spectacular menu.
If a NY LON New Year isn’t what you’re after then jump on a plane and get yourself over to Tape Club Berlin – can’t go wrong with these guys.
And once you’re totally partied out and enjoying a well earned chillax-a-thon at home, why not tune into this pod cast. Showcasing the best in new music all chosen by the man of the festival minute, Mr. Rob da Bank!
Lastly, we leave you with a little bit of Christmas cheer. This viral from London Department Store Harvey Nichols reminds us that a great gift isn’t just for Christmas!
That’s 2010 fixed… 2011 better watch out!
We’ll see you in the new year . . . .