Friday feast: Beagle, E2

Oh lucky, lucky Hoxtonites, you’re in for a right culinary treat this summer! New to E2 is Beagle, a restaurant-bar-coffee-shop, conveniently located next to Hoxton Station, that specialises in British cooking of the kind creative young East Londoners love most. That is, daily changing menus of locally-sourced ingredients, served up beautifully but fairly simply. (more…)

Margaret Howell SS13 campaign by Koto Bolofo

I’ll never get bored of seeing how things are made, especially with campaigns like this. Once more, Margaret Howell has worked with Koto Bolofo (surely one of the most poetic of photographers, if I may gush so), commissioning him to shoot at a specialist linen weaver in County Wexford, Ireland, underscoring the brand’s dedication to traditional fabrics and quality production… (more…)

Work it! District MTV’s Midweek Mixtape

District MTV, the fashion and style arm of MTV asked me to compile a playlist of my hip-hop favourites for its Midweek Mixtape feature. So naturally I went for the old school greats – I mean, who doesn’t love a bit of Schoolly D, Eric B and Roxanne Shante…?

Read the feature on District MTV here

New Russian talent at Avenue32

It’s been around for less than eighteen months but Avenue32 is powering along in its quest for etail market share. It prides itself on scouting new talent, not least from further afield than St Martin’s London, New York and Paris. This is an interesting video spotlighting three of its Russian designers – Vika Gazinskaya, Vassilisa and Vilshenko (The sound quality’s not great but stick with it). (more…)