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Grand Hotels and Grand Hoteliers – Kurt Bredenbeck

In the 1990s, he was one of those responsible for bringing the bespoke design hotel concept across to London with OneAldwych; then, he changed things up again with the Hoxton Hotel’s revolutionary ‘luxury budget’ conceit. What KURT BREDENBECK has planned next is another leap forward; and all this forward momentum



BEAUTIFY: Salon, my love

Salons, they’re a funny business. Quite literally. They can be the most relaxing places, full of calming scents and good vibes- or a total nightmare where there’s hair dye on your chair and you don’t quite trust the person who’s cutting your hair. That’s why I decided to round up …



Brokedown Palace is Anything but Broken

Introducing a new store in the Shoreditch Boxpark, Brokedown Palace. Now, don’t let the name fool you, this store is anything but broken. Brokedown Palace specializes in chic cabin-inspired clothing and homewares – from splendid Fjallraven parkas to comfortable Pendleton blankets, Brokedown Palace is the place to go when winter …



Event Preview: Making Something Out of Nothing

East London’s Red Gallery celebrates 3 years of cultural guardianship of disused buildings in central Shoreditch with the ‘Making Something Out of Nothing’ project between 6th and 13th November. The season includes talks, events and the limited edition RED BOOK, which explores how subcultures influence society.

Red Gallery’s ‘Making Something …


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YR hold design workshops at Boxpark in Shoreditch

Yr is the brainchild of interactive digital specialists Luma, whose work includes cutting-edge digital concepts for the likes of Nike, Nike Era, and MTV. They have now developed the Yr Boxpark installation which will feature interactive touch-pods, and the world’s only live all-over digital painting process. It will see some …



News: #R3D Market returns to Shoreditch

The Red Gallery‘s #R3D Market has been black but now it is indeed back this summer! It will commence every Thursday and Friday in the heart of Shoreditch, between 5pm and midnight, maintaining its reputation as one of the first nocturnal street food markets in London. #R3D is a …



News: Benga’s Original Penguin gig dubbed a success

Dubstep pioneer and icon, Benga, treated his loyal fans in Shoreditch to a low-key gig hosted by everyone’s favourite clothing brand Original Penguin as part of their ‘Plugged In’ series. The night opened up with an hour long performance from Sui Generis AKA Kutz, and with a …



News: ‘by Walski’ concept space opens in East London

Last Wednesday saw the opening of the ‘by Walski’ concept space on Shoreditch’s stylish Redchurch Street - an event so packed with event-goers that there was an overspill of 300 guests onto the East London street.

This is the first retail experience from international company X-Treme Video who specialise in …



BOTW Interview: oOoOO

Ahead of his long-awaited debut album, Without Your Love, dropping next week, Alex Cull caught up with San Francisco’s king of dark electronica, Christoper Dexter Greenspan – aka oOoOO. Meeting in a bustling Shoreditch club house, the two sat down to chat about Greenspan’s newly-founded imprint, Nihjgt Feelings


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News: Medwinds opens Shoreditch store

Mediterranean clothing and lifestyle brand Medwinds will open its first London store this week in the fitting location of the iconic Spitalfields market. Mirroring the old factory beams and antique furniture of its Barcelona flagship store, the decor provides a perfect backdrop for the chic yet simple menswear and womenswear …