All Blog Posts Tagged 'london' (21)

Historic London Paintings Layered Atop Contemporary Photos

Redditer shystone remixes old and new London for us in a delightful mash-up that pairs historic paintings of the city with its modern counterpart. A resident of London, they took their love of art and knowledge of the metropolis and found the locations that the 18th and 19th century works depict. Shystone then layered the paintings on top of the contemporary photographs, and often, the two matched…


Added by Sara Barnes on February 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hyperrealistic Beached Whale Shocks London

What kind of emotions would you feel if you saw this huge beached wale? Horror, shock, disbelief? A life-size, 17-meter long fiberglass whale, created by Belgian Art collective Captain Boomer is causing quite a stir in London. Part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a UK outdoor arts festival running from June 21 to June 29, the art installation was…


Added by alice on June 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Hospital Playroom Shows Healing Power of Art and Play

One of the most inspiring art projects we've come across lately is this new playroom at the Royal London Hospital. To show the healing power of art and play, Cottrell and Vermeulen architects and designer Morag Myerscough all worked together to create this bright and fun space for the children's ward of the new hospital complex. "We wanted it to be a complete escape for the…


Added by alice on February 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Former Homeless Man Shoots a Real and Authentic London

I Wrote This For You

Though we get a lot of submissions coming through to our inbox every day, this one from photographer Sam Gellman really struck a chord. He wasn't writing about himself (though we'd previously featured his work) but of a fellow photographer named…


Added by alice on January 10, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Epic Underwater Fisheye Photos at London 2012 Olympics

There's a great article at The New York Times about the hard working photographers taking those incredible underwater shots during this year's Olympics. Brooklyn native and award-winning photographer for Getty Images, Al Bello is…


Added by alice on August 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

2011 International Street Photography Award Winners

You lug your camera with you wherever you go. In fact, people expect that of you. You're always looking for that authentic moment - that raw, real or priceless shot. You don't mind shooting strangers - you even prefer it. If this sounds eerily like you, you just may have what it takes to be the ultimate street photographer!

The London Street Photography… Continue

Added by alice on September 16, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

London Looters Get Photoshopped

PhotoshopLooter is a new Tumblr blog, which popped up yesterday, where people of the Internet have banded together to show London looters in embarrassing situations. As Uproxx says of these meme, "Many of its reader submissions are LOL-worthy and a nice breath of fresh air in a maddening… Continue

Added by alice on August 10, 2011 at 12:15pm — 5 Comments

Architects Build Small Spaces at V&A Museum

A new exhibit at the V&A gives seven experimental architects the opportunity to showcase small structures. The spaces will be installed at a number of locations throughout the museum. Despite their size, they are meant to act as an immersive place reflection where visitors can directly experience the architecture.

"This exhibition will investigate small-scale structures and how they can define and enhance notions of everyday life and…


Added by Anthony Walker on June 2, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

The Island

A hand drawn map of London with incredible detail. By Stephen Walter.

More pics here.…


Added by Yasmine Zalek on May 18, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Dieter Rams “Less and More” Exhibition at Design Museum, London

As the director at the German electronics manufacturer Braun for over 30 years, Dieter Rams is known in the modern design world as a legend. Coining the term, "Less, but better," Rams is known for his simple designs that take the superfluous out and leave only the necessary in. It's even believed that Rams has been very influential on Jonathan Ive, the head designer at Apple or a…


Added by alice on November 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Burning Cities Fire Screens

Fireplace screens that commemorate the great fires of London and Rome.


Added by Yasmine Zalek on October 21, 2009 at 12:13pm — 2 Comments

London Design Festival 2009

design is a way of life

"The Festival reflects the growing worldwide recognition of the power of design to change things for the better, to help deliver economic prosperity and to improve quality of life." -- Sir John Sorrell – Chairman, London Design Festival

Last week, across the Atlantic (for those residing in North America), the… Continue

Added by Phil on September 29, 2009 at 9:52am — 3 Comments

Around the World for Twelve Months by Andrey Girdeev

"Pictures for corporate calendar of truck trading company":…


Added by Abz on August 22, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments


Nathan "Flutebox" Lee and Beardyman, England's preeminent "fluteboxers," performed live @ Google offices in… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on May 8, 2009 at 12:28pm — 2 Comments

13,499 People + Pink Sing Hey Jude at Trafalgar Square, London

Don't know exactly why a large gathering of people singing in unison touches just does. Here, 13,500 gather in Trafalgar Square for some karaoke fun all put together by T-Mobile. Don't make fun of me but I almost teared up. (Almost.)

Did anyone notice Pink in the crowd? She was in on the act!…


Added by alice on May 4, 2009 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Two New Banksy Paintings Spotted in London

News broke on March 1st that our favorite graffiti artist is at it again! It's Banksy's first work we've seen since October 2008 when he surprised New Yorkers with a wild and wacky pop-up store called The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill. This time his work has… Continue

Added by alice on March 3, 2009 at 9:24am — 2 Comments

Couture Noire: Craig McDean for W Magazine

Lights off. Seduction on. The hauntingly beautiful images photographed by Craig McDean for W magazine's February 2009 issue beckon to mind dark, fashion forward works by Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.

Above: Valentino’s silk dress. Lanvin shoes.

Ports 1961 wool lace coat. Charlotte Bjorlin D’Elia cuffs; Devera, Sevan and Fred Leighton necklaces.

Maison Martin Margiela silk dress.…


Added by PANDA JU on January 21, 2009 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

VW Golf: Matrix Style

Volkswagen high-kicks into its latest campaign for the new Golf VI (for the UK market). The soundtrack is pretty tight.


Client: Volkswagen

Creative agency: DDB London

Director: Ivan… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on January 8, 2009 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

What does 3,328 pictures of London in 2 minutes look like? Warning, may make you dizzy.

Really cool stop motion of London to Daft Punk's Harder Better Faster Stronger.

London (harder, better, faster, stronger) from David Hubert on… Continue

Added by alice on November 11, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Hotels to Stay in Before You Die


Clooney's bachelor pad when in town for the Canne Film Festival. This 50 year old legendary hotel perches on Giudecca Island facing San Marco, amid a sea of quiet streets, sprawling gardens, and that giant saltwater pool (hotel lore says it was planned in feet but the designer built it in meters, thus tripling its size).

Hotel Cipriani

Doubles from $1,260;… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on September 17, 2008 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

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