Tag Archives: London

The Amazings

A record number of Baby Boomers are currently reaching retirement age in the UK. As this generation leaves work, their skills and talents could be lost, if it wasn’t for The Amazings – an online market place where Britain’s post-retirement Baby Boomers can share their skills.

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Beer in the woods

Considering Brick Lane’s reputation as a go-to food and drink destination, what better place to open an unusual pop-up bar? Swedish cider brand Rekorderlig whisks people away from the urban jungle outside and into a calm Scandinavian Winter Forest, from its 12-day space at the Truman Brewery. (Cheers, Jamie C)

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VIP retail

Selfridges has developed a novel concept in its personal shopping suites; a series of themed character rooms, each inspired by famous style icons of the past.

Called ‘the Personal Shopping salon’, each of the seven themed and two VIP suites is dedicated to a different stylish woman, from 20s siren Tamara de Lempicka, to singer Grace Jones and fashion designer Jeanne-Marie Lanvin. The suites filter out from a central salon, or ‘drawing room’, inspired by 20s legend Syrie Maugham’s Chelsea home, complete with a bar and a library.

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Customised catwalk

 Fashion is one of the most important drivers for sharing on the web. When Topshop debuted their spring/summer 2013 collection earlier this week at London Fashion Week, Facebook fans were able to customise the catwalk as they viewed the event.

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Geek chic

The last time the tech world ushered in a must-have fashion item, it was the Global Hypercolour t-shirt (you know, the one that changes colour when you touch it).

Following on from this questionable fashion statement, a new trend: internet-connected clothes that display your digital world, from status updates to YouTube videos. With in-built speakers, they can even play music. (Thanks, Nads)

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Gondola retailing

IKEA recently unveiled a floating night market on Regent’s Canal in North London, featuring boats with colour-themed products from their new seasonal collection. For one day only, visitors were able to take an exclusive look at the new range, whilst experiencing the sights and sounds of an authentic floating night market.

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Tiny vending

A tiny vending machine, designed to dispense healthy snacks for toddlers, has been launched by food brand Ella’s Kitchen. Standing 115 cm tall, with ‘bespoke features’ to help little hands access their own nutritious treats, the dispenser was designed with the average 1-year-old (and their parents) in mind.

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Drink up, listen up

Is it beer marketing music or music marketing beer? Professor Green is releasing not only his latest single but also a beer called Remedy, crafted in conjunction with Signature Brew (cheers Elliot).

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The exquisite forest

This is an online collaborative project from Aaron Koblin and Chris Milk. Produced by Tate and Google, and about to be installed at Tate Modern, it allows people to create their own animations.

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Tracks on the tracks

Music is an excellent travelling companion, and a new selection of music from the Gatwick Express train service aims to give riders a musical description of their journey.

The Gatwick Express train travels nonstop between London’s Victoria Station and Gatwick Airport in about 30 minutes. Now, offered exclusively to online ticket buyers, the free tracks include three custom-recorded musical interpretations of the journey from recording artists Philip Sheppard, Benga, and The Milk.

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