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Acid House As It Happened, a new photo book by Dave Swindells



Acid House As it Happened book by Dave Swindells
‘We sat on the stairs watching a group of football fans and erstwhile hooligans who were sat a few steps below us as they hugged and (literally) made daisy chains together. Andrew [Wetherall] gestured towards them and half-whispered: “He’s a Chelsea fan, that one’s Millwall, those two are ICF [West Ham’s Inter City firm of hardcore fans], he’s Arsenal and I’m not sure about those two wrong-‘uns behind them but you can bet that a couple of weeks ago they’d have happily been kicking chunks out of each other. This “Summer of Love” thing could be getting out of hand.”‘

This quote from Dave Swindells comes from his new photo book documenting the Acid House raves, warehouse parties and clubs of 1988, the year that dance music changed British culture and society (if you want to get really deep). (more…)



Shop the post: Uniqlo x Theory



Uniqlo x Theory

I’ve been noticing Theory a bit more recently, with an eye on their basic trousers and knits particularly. I didn’t know Joe McKenna was styling their campaigns but now I do, I’m invested. (I found out via the #joemckenna hashtag on Insta; ‘following’ hashtags is a handy way to keep up with news on your favourite subjects.) Theory has also been on my radar lately since it cosied up more closely with its stable-mate Uniqlo. In London they’re sharing a new retail space in Regent Street, in the old Superdry building (next door to Burberry).

In tandem, the latest Uniqlo x Theory capsule collaboration* has just dropped. (more…)



Are blankets the new scarves?



Begg x Co Buce McLean blanket art

My blanket fetish continues, and it looks like I’m not the only one. In the last few years, thanks to you-know-what, there’s been a huge rise in home comfort cravings with blankets and throws, not to mention soothing scented candles and tactile cushions, all attracting our attention in the absence of the human touch.

Weighted blankets were big news, but for the more aesthetically inclined, it’s all about the rise of the art blanket and the fashion blanket. (more…)



Shop the post: Summer at Sunspel



Rosie McGuinness x Sunspel collab

Loving Sunspel’s work at the moment. The knitwear has been on point for several seasons and they’re upping their collaboration game in a delightful way. Here are two great menswear collabs on my radar…

Sunspel x Casely-Hayford is the tailoring love-in we never knew we wanted (below) (more…)