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News: Free Range

Taking over the Old Truman Brewery from May 31st to July 15th, Free Range presents its annual seven-week showcase of up-and-coming British talent. The event will see a host of young graduates coming together on London’s iconic Brick Lane to put on the exhibition’s biggest year to date, with over …


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News: Secret Garden Party’s Secret Arts presents: Lûz

The first-born concept of London-based multi-disciplinary collective Les Méchants, ‘Lûz’ is a truly spectacular achievement in modern, community-led design. As its name suggests, the installation is a celebration of light. A 3-sided pyramid structure, its exterior is mirrored to blend into its surroundings, while a series of polychromatic LED …


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News: Rafael De Cárdenas x Rivieras

Just in time for summer, New York-based architect Rafael De Cárdenas has lent his sharp design sensibilities to iconic French footwear brand Rivieras‘ Leisure Shoes, producing printed gabardines in four unique patterns. The shoes combine Rivieras’ ’50s deck style with De Cárdenas’s signature graphics and colour treatment, putting a …


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News: Bompas & Parr at Kew Gardens

Have you ever noticed how there are specialists in every field? People who have honed down a very focused set of skills, hammered out a niche for themselves, and set up shop? Have you ever noticed someone who is an expert in everything at once? Maybe not quite, but the …



JEMIMA: Studio Visit

The born and bred London designer Jemima Janney let us pop round to her design studio for a visit and a chat before she heads over the pond to move into her new Brooklyn based home with Mumford & Sons boyfriend, Ben. We’re already jealous. Having previously worked for Rag&Bone, …



Icon Brand’s Home Collection

General accessories company Icon Brand has an extensive collection with unique styles.  They’re now moving to home accessorizing with a series called “Lost + Found” which is inspired by the treasures and gems you’d find on long journeys or in dark corners of vintage shops.  The designs are heavily anatomical, …



NOTION 060: Cover 2 of 2 – Charli XCX

The second of our Special 60th Edition covers is the fabulous Charli XCX. We’ve been longtime supporters of Charli, featuring her way back in Summer last year in Notion 052, in a feature we called Teengrrl Fantasy.18 months later, and she’s poised to take over the charts, the …



NOTION 060: Cover 1 of 2 – Marques Toliver & Lianne La Havas

The first of our Special 60th Edition covers is two of our favourite up-and-coming musicians, the seductive songstress and Mercury-nominated Lianne La Havas stars with the indescribably great pop-soulster Marques Toliver. In our exclusive interview and photoshoot, the two chart the course of their creative friendship in a brilliant feature …



Graf von Faber-Castell – Bringing Back The Handwritten Word

Here at Notion we get tens, no hundreds, of emails every day. We get phone calls, text, BBMs, tweets, Facebook messages – heck, we even get sent things in the actual mail! Rare is the day, however, that we see the curved arch of a pencil line, the smudge of …



Hub: Challenge the Obvious

Dutch footwear brand HUB have joined forces with street artists Dre Urhahn and Jeroen Koolhaas, aka Haas & Hahn, for the first in a series of documentaries inspired by the company’s ‘Challenge the Obvious’ motto.

The 30-minute short film, which documents Urhahn and Koolhaas’ endeavours to utilise art as …