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Alcoholic Architecture

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Bompass and Parr are the duo behind an array of unique and barmy projects since developing their early days of being jelly mongers. Interested in 'states of flavour', the recent event is Alcoholic Architecture based in the renowned food enclave, Borough Market. This experiential wonderland seems to take mixology to the next level, with a walk-in booze cloud described as 'an alcohol weather system' this is definitely an unusual drinking experience. The cocktail list is inspired by the monastery surroundings with cocktails such as 'Friar Tucked' on the list. Sounds fun..... doesn't it!?

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Darkroom turns 5

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Darkroom is launching a collection of accessories based on 5 shapes in celebration of their 5th anniversary including jewelley, ceramics, textiles, rugs and candles. Inspired by The Memphis group's postmodernist design, the objects launching at this years London Design Festival follow the integral aesthetic of the brand.

As always, Darkroom continues to be innovative designing their own typeface for the jewellery line and evolving products with Crow Canyon amongst other collaborations.

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He, She, Me

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Agender is the title of Studio Toogood's current pop-up space in Selfridges. Rows of unbranded garment bags with logo-less, handwritten tags hang with peekaboo windows for you to see what lies underneath. This is a shopping experience like no other, provoking conversation about gender within the fashion and retail industry. Shoppers will have to base their shopping decisions on personal taste rather than gender-diverted messages.

"I chose to give the space the feel of an archive to reflect the curatorial decisions that go into any fashion edit," Toogood said. "By removing branding, gender differences and merchandising, we allow the garments to speak for themselves."

Raw materials such as concrete, horsehair and rubber are used in an effort to pare back branding codes and deliver a more intrinsic approach. The concept of androgyny is explored further via the windows of the world renowned department store. For the first time in Selfridges history there are no mannequins wearing garments. Instead, furniture installations act as stand-ins to display gender-neutral garments.

I've gone in to many a mens shop and hankered after a shirt or jumper so this sounds right up my street!

 

 

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Saint Martins Apartment

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Marc Péridis of gallery 19 Greek Street, has renovated a Central Saint Martins studio for potential residential use. The Arts and Crafts building was left empty when the globally renowned art school moved to it's new campus in Kings Cross in 2011. The loft apartment has a beautiful pale colour palette, very tall windows and houses furniture by Erwan Bouroullec, Nina Tolstrup and Studiomama. Absolutely stunning. 

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Discover Dunhill

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Dunhill's Discovery room at Bourdon House invites the public to delight in the recent acquisition of Milanese Label G. Lorenzi's archive of unique and elegant grooming tools. The exhibition 'Cutler of Milan' will be at the Mayfair flagship store from January 12-15 

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