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Niche Is Mainstream: A Q+A with King Adz

16 Feb, 2018

We asked ‘This is not Fashion’ author King Adz some quick-fire questions about his fascination with all things streetwear. Here’s what he had to say.

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Dr Sandra Piesik believes that we urgently need to start embracing local building traditions to help protect the environment.

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The End, Our Only Friend

11 Jun, 2019

Artist, writer and founder of the Morbid Anatomy blog, Joanna Ebenstein opens up about our relationship with the Grim Reaper

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Licking History

18 Oct, 2017

Weird tales from forgotten nations fill a phantasmagorical stamp collection located in Norway.

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Retail Tales: Shopping in the Digital Age

11 Jun, 2019

We live in a fascinating retail era. As the aftershocks from retail parks, Amazon and the ‘death of the high street’ reverberate, a recalibration of shops and their function seems to be taking place. From ‘Boxparks’ made of shipping containers to pop-up concession shops-within-shops, from lifestyle record/book/coffee stores to ad hoc hipster street stalls, there are untold experiments in getting people not just spending their money, but enjoying doing so.

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New Bookshop Magic from Jen Campbell

11 Jun, 2019

Jen Campbell and bookshops are a well-known and much loved combination. She is the author of two volumes of the hilarious 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops', based on her experience as a bookseller, and 'The Bookshop Book', in which she sought out 200 weirdly wonderful and individual bookshops across six continents. Now Jen has created her own bookshop…

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The Prehistory Men

11 Jun, 2019

In the early 1980s, archaeologist Paul Bahn brought a group of visitors to the Pech Merle Museum of prehistoric art in the Lot valley, which at the time was curated by Michel Lorblanchet, a leading authority on Palaeolithic art. Some 30 years after that first meeting the idea for their book 'The First Artists: In Search of the World’s Oldest Art' was born. Here, these two leading lights discuss the oldest and, arguably, greatest art of all.

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Sensorial Links: Caz Hildebrand's Life of Spice

11 Jun, 2019

It's hard to think of anyone who could have created 'The Grammar of Spice' with its seamless weaving of decoration and reference, poetry and history. As a designer, Caz Hildebrand has worked on books by some of the people most responsible for broadening the vocabulary of seasoning in western cooking, notably Yotam Ottolenghi, and Sam and Sam Clark of Moro. And, as we shall see, she has had her own journey through the understanding of global cuisines, which has tied into her own work.

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The Way of the Weimaraners

27 Mar, 2020

A pioneer of video art and conceptualism in the 1970s, American artist William Wegman has had his paintings, photographs, videos and drawings displayed in museums and galleries around the world. But he is most famous for his photographs of Weimaraner dogs, posing for individual portraits or pictured together in a whole host of elaborate set-ups.

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The Man Who Changed the Way the World Looked

11 Jun, 2019

In the House of Dior’s 70th anniversary year, 'Dior Catwalk' brought together for the first time all the collections, from Christian Dior’s first spectacular show in 1947 to Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut in 2017. Adélia Sabatini, editor and co-author with Alexander Fury, talks about the detective work involved in unearthing rare photographs and the ways in which Dior’s iconic New Look has been interpreted by the couturier’s successors.

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