Like a precocious teen establishing their own identity by rebelling against their parents, one of the preconditions for artistic innovation in any epoch is a rejection of all that went immediately before. Yet perhaps more than any other decade, the years between the close of the 1960s and the dawn of the '80s are marked by an exceptional degree of curiosity, experimentation and antagonism towards the era's established photographic norms. There is much that we can learn from photographers of the period, both in terms of approach and technique. In this two-part article on 1970s photographic movements and methods we shall attempt to do just that.Read More
Hermione Skye, the founder of Wakimukudo The Label, shares the profound effect a journey to Japan had on her spirit. She now applies Japanese philosophies to her life and her unique and inspired design offerings.Read More
‘Disco Polo’ documents the aesthetics in Eastern Poland after 1989. Focusing on the mixed influences from East and West and the effects of global capitalism on the Polish landscape dominated by colourful advertising. It explores the omnipresent visual chaos in the urban landscape and the search for a ‘better world'.
Europeans know how to do class, particularly in the form of a drink. Enter the aperitif and digestif. The rest of the world is now catching on to how novel bitter alcoholic beverages can be.Read More
An Appalachian snapshot of the beauty of family unity and a celebration of simple foods.Read More
An exploration of the national music of Portugal, Fado, it's origins and where it can be enjoyed today.Read More
A nostalgic look at classic film noir cinema accompanied by classic Creme de Cassis cocktails.Read More