originally graduating in textile design at the royal college of art in 1992 fiona paxton launched her label in 2008. stocked globally including barneys, le bon marche and henri bendel.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
circus is a combination of west end cocktail bar and london cabaret restaurant in the heart of theatre-land. designed by tom dixon with its surreal feel it boasts performers and dancers throughout your evening of pan-american cuisine. after dinner experience the transitions from bar to dining room to dance-floor.
Friday, 20 August 2010
next week the future gallery plays host to cake britain. sponsored by tate & lyle, the first ever edible art exhibition arrives in the guise of a fairtrade mad artists tea party based around the theme of fairs.
participating artists include david a smith, george morton-clarke, jason freeney, peat wollaeger (aka stensoul), stuart semple and jon burgerman while the food artists who are collaborating with them include prudence staite, the jellymongers, crumbs & dollies and lily vanilli. the exhibit will progressively deteriorate as visitors can buy a slice of the art in question.
all exhibits will be made from fairtrade products and if you feel your missing out there is a life-size edible cupcake tree that is currently touring cities throughout the UK giving out free cake as a part of the show.
Open 27 – 29th August, the future gallery, covent garden.
Thursday, 19 August 2010
pf prefers home grown talent and heres an ace example of well cultivated beginnings.
our own pidge's design for her dad's - aka mr pidgeon- delicious honey. inspired by her own yummy mummy too. that's properly keeping it in the family. sweet. it currently sells locally at farmers markets around cambridegshire,
pop in to 22 Berkeley rd Peterbrough PE3 9PA,or call 01733 260240 for mail order
aimed at a younger male, ralph laurents pig pony fragrance definitely packs a punch. fragrance notes are numbered 1 to 4. we like the identity and wish we had all four.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
the nike bowery stadium opened in may with an exhibition celebrating brazilian soccer through the eyes of the nyc creative community. designed by rafael de cardenas, the first installation is called ‘order and process’. the basement space features a locker room decorated with explosions of paint by jack greer. the wall illustration by paolo sabellucci is called ‘heroes of speed’.
the bowery, manhatten
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
the lost explorer is a 20 minute movie directed and produced by the fashion photographer tim walker. the story was inspired by the 1989 collection of short stories blood and water and other tales by Patrick mcgrath (‘whom walker calls ‘the apolcalyptic roald dahl’’, Marion hume). it was filmed on a shoe string budget but none the less walker was able to get toby stephens and dexter fletcher to give their time for free. the film will premier at London fashion week under the sponsorship of mulberry. walker hopes to next make a feature film adaptation of iain bank’s the wasp factory.
images courtesy of the telegraph
Monday, 16 August 2010
merchant & mills is a fresh and un-stuffy way to diy in a traditional way. with 6 block patterns of different dresses they provide all you need to make the dress at home as well as running workshops to get you started (plus they’ll even visit you at home). they travel around festivals to allow customers to try before buying. they have a choice of fabrics available otherwise customise and find your own. plus they have a simple and stylish identity.