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London’s Best New Eats // Bourne and Hollingsworth // The Joint

Our pick of the best brunch and dinner menus this week. 

We all need an oasis in the concrete jungle. We found that escape. Nestled in London’s design capital Clerkenwell, B&H Buildings Bourne and Hollingsworth offers a new brunch menu that delicately combines timeless beauty and the new.

Picture this: Louisiana in the deep South – beautiful fans and wicker chairs. Quintessential British conservatory – floral design and sprawling greenery. Not only can you bask in the setting, but the menu of Eggs Royale alongside Drop Scones, Bubble & Squeak, crumpets and a Huevos Rancheros special, is sure to cure any Saturday hangover. But not as much as the bottomless B&H special Bellini for £15. Where else in London offers this delightful cure?

For more information and bookings visit: bandhbuildings.com

 

Staying in the deep South, new BBQ restaurant The Joint has settled in Marylebone (not quite the South)to give Londoners a meaty feast. Some of the best beef brisket and ribs I’ve ever had (and I’ve tried them all in Atlanta Georgia) The Joint brings kitsch to BBQ. Picture succulent chicken wings wrapped in cutie brown paper, that you will devour in no time, then empty the waste into a bin that acts as the table centre. It might sound weird, but The Joint have simply made the mess of eating BBQ cool.


For more information on The Joint and bookings visit: the-joint.co

If you would like your new London eat to be featured please email elspeth.merry@1883magazine.com

OUTLOOK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SECOND WAVE OF ARTISTS FOR 2015

The Madlib Carnival with Madlib, Pete Rock, J Rocc and Moodyman; Dusky, Shy FX, Congo Natty feat. Congo Dubz and Tenor Fly, George Fitzgerald, Loefah, BADBADNOTGOOD, Kate Tempest, Yung Lean, Araabmuzik, Toddla T and many more revealed in second wave of artists.

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They join Jurassic 5 and Roni Size Reprazent Live at the opening concert, and Run The Jewels, Boy Better Know, Wiley, Noisia, Flatbush Zombies, Jeru The Damaja, The Beatnuts, Digital Mystikz, DJ EZ, Goldie, Mount Kimbie (DJ set), Cutty Ranks, David Rodigan, Protoje & The Indiggnation, Tippa Irie and many more.

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An abandoned fort, a 2000-year old Roman Amphitheatre, a beach, boats and a moat all feature at this stunning festival in Pula, Croatia. Outlook celebrates its 8th year from Weds 2nd – Sun 6th September 2015.

Returning for its 8th season in Croatia, Outlook Festival has just announced its second wave of artists. Taking over the stunning Fort Punta Christo across September 3rd–6th, an abandoned 19th Century warren of dance floors, spaces and passageways which looks over the Adriatic Sea, the new names add even more scintillating depth to an already majestic event. Uniting the very best performers across dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, grime, dubstep, house, techno and electronica, Outlook is a hand-picked curation of the world’s taste-making icons and music and cultural pioneers.

Madlib is a true living legend, a critically acclaimed hip-hop DJ, producer, MC and collaborator who has worked with everyone from J Dilla to Erykah Badu. Outlook sought to build a programme of music with him in as perfect an environment possible in which to hear him perform. The idea of The Madlib Carnival was born with his team, and together they and Outlook have curated a lineup featuring some of Madlib’s favourite producers and DJs across an arena for a full 10 hours of Madlib and friends doing what they do best – rocking the party. Madlib is joined by fellow luminaries Pete Rock, J Rocc and Moodyman who star at this stunning takeover.

Over on the house and techno tip, Outlook serves up some brilliant artists. In just three years Dusky have asserted themselves as leaders of the UK underground. BBC Essential Mix of the Year contenders, DJ Magazine cover stars and headliners everywhere from Berlin’s Panorama Bar to London’s Fabric, Dusky’s story is one of constant forward motion and a uniquely universal appeal. George Fitzgerald is one of the UK’s most prominent figures in the house and bass crossover scene; the Berlin-based British DJ and producer has his much-anticipated debut album, Faded Love, coming out in April. Radio One’s Toddla T brings further genre-spanning sounds to Outlook, with plenty of bass, bounce and party vibes from around the world. On a disco tip, Norman Jay MBE is a venerable and venerated legend; a pioneer of Good Times in every respect, from his seminal Up On The Roof parties to the Notting Hill Carnival, he brings some party-time funk to Croatia. Maribou State’s Chris Davids and Liam Ivory have steadily built a glowing international reputation as these two prime exponents of electronica continue to evolve, and Lone brings his lauded techno and house to Outlook, one of the UK’s most exciting producers.

Shy FX is one of jungle and drum and bass’s most revered names and most recently won the Red Bull Culture Clash as part of Rebel Sound; he is without question one of the original pioneers of his respective scenes. Leading the Jungle Revolution is the amazing Congo Natty feat. Congo Dubz and Tenor Fly; the lauded Rebel MC blends African-inspired rhythms and street-tough urban sounds. The seminal work of producer pioneer, Loefah has been formative in the creation and development of the now worldwide scene of dubstep. Along with his partners, Mala and Coki, he started and continues to run the now infamous DMZ brand. Heavyweight crew the Newham Generals – aka D Double E, Footsie and DJ MS1 – bring crowd-rocking grime; as perennial Outlook faves they are always welcomed back. Shogun Records’ founder Icicle brings Entropy LIVE to Outlook. This is high-octane, relentless drum and bass which will have Fort Punta Christo shaking. AraabMuzik employs samples arranged and triggered in real time on an MPC drum machine, utilising samples from a wide variety of music, including electro, dubstep and gabber. Outlook regulars My Nu Leng draw on many varied influences, traversing the whole spectrum between pitch shifted vocals and bass heavy rumbles, with the Black Butter outfit always on point. Youngsta needs very little introduction; one of the figureheads of dubstep since the very beginning, he is a long-running resident at scene-defining club night FWD>> and the DJ who first played some of the genre’s most-loved anthems. Seminal dubstep DJ and producer Hatcha joins Artful Dodger who bring their 2-step garage to the festival too, huge crowd pleasers each time they perform.

Canadian trio BADBADNOTGOOD have already made a name for themselves with their retro fusion of jazz and hip-hop and have collaborated with Tyler, The Creator, Leland Whitty, Frank Ocean and Ghostface Killah; their music dances across genres to spellbinding effect. The Mercury-award nominated and Ted Hughes Prize winning Kate Tempest is an enchanting song-writer, poet, playwright, novelist and singer, heralded as one of the brightest British talents around. She brings a brand new edge to Outlook. Yung Lean is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most unique rappers; the Swedish artist released his debut album, Unknown Memory, in September to great acclaim, and has been packing out stadiums around the world. Soulection are an inspired record label, radio show and niche collective of creative music makers worldwide. The LA-based crew have developed their reputations through their white label series and weekly radio shows, and it’s their eclectic parties which have elevated them higher into the underground’s echelons; the collective’s members Sango, Mr Carmack, Jay Prince, Pyrmdplaza and Hannah Faith will all take Outlook to a different level.

Support comes from Applebottom, Kurupt FM, Matt Jam Lamont, Soom T, Logan Sama, Flako, Seven Davis JR, Dubkasm, Kenny Knots, Necessary Mayham, Ishan Sound, H15 Ghost and Boofy.

THE LINE-UP SO FAR:

Run The Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike), Boy Better Know (JME, Skepta, Jammer, Frisco, Shorty, Solo 45 & DJ Maximum), The Madlib Carnival (Madlib, Pete Rock, J Rocc and Moodymann), Wiley, Noisia, Dusky, Flatbush Zombies, Shy FX, Congo Natty feat Congo Dubz & Tenor Fly, Jeru The Damaja, The Beatnuts, Digital Mystikz – Mala & Coki, DJ EZ, Goldie, Mount Kimbie (dj set), George Fitzgerald, Cutty Ranks, David Rodigan, Loefah, Protoje & The Indiggnation, BADBADNOTGOOD, Kate Tempest, Yung Lean, Araabmuzik, Tippa Irie, The Bug Feat. – Flowdan, Manga & Miss Red, Sherwood & Pinch, dBridge, Icicle Entropy Live, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Zed Bias, Sango, Mr Carmack, Toddla T, Newham Generals, Stormzy, P Money, Big Narstie, My Nu Leng, Norman Jay MBE – Good Times, Youngsta, Hatcha, Artful Dodger, Maribou State Live, Lone, Bodhi, Paleman, Kurupt FM, DJ Haus, Mumdance, Om Unit, Riko Dan, FKJ Live, Kahn & Neek, The Upbeats, Enei, Mefjus, Rockwell, High Focus Records, Little Simz, Rodney P, Skitz, Mungo’s Hifi, Iration Steppas, Channel One Sound System, Soom T, Skeptical, Kasra, Ivy Lab, Xtrah, Matt Jam Lamont, Logan Sama, Flako, Kenny Knots, Emperor, Distance, Applebottom, Truth, Seven Davis Jr, Dubkasm, Mella Dee, Kromestar, Commodo, Billain, Jack Sparrow, Benton, Kaiju, Alexander Nut, Jay Prince, Jon Phonics, DJ Milktray, Pyrmdplaza, Necessary Mayhem, Ishan Sound, Amy Becker, Hi5 Ghost, Boofy, Hannah Faith and many more to be announced.

For more information & to purchase tickets click here.

James Long opens New Online store

The time has come: James Long, he of London cool wears and one of the teams favourite catwalk shows of the season, has launched a new online shop.

After launching a successful and sold out collection with River Island earlier this month bringing his SS15 prints to a much larger audience, the new shop now allows customers to buy his catwalk hits from the same show.

1883 caught up with Long for a quick fire 5 min interview to find out more about his inspiration for the site and where he thinks the London menswear scene is heading.

Your new site is accessible, easy to navigate streamlined. Was this a conscious decision?

Yes it had to be simple to use and easy to shop. I didn’t want it to be annoying, like so many sites are. 

How important do you think an online store is for a designer?

I think for us [designers] it’s meant we could reach a customer somewhere in the world we might not have before, so it is essential for us. 

What are your thoughts on the menswear scene in London?

It is a work in progress. I do get worried that if the colleges are not looked after, there will be no more talent to sustain a scene. 

What sets apart a Londoner from other Fashion City residents? 

Attitude: there is a London attitude. History, style and culture. The people make a city really and London has a lot of freedom, which I think is reflected in its creatives. 

You recently launched a covetable collection with River Island. Why them? 

It was a new customer for me, a new aspect of design. I was flattered that they asked and love the collection that was created. 

Any hints on what we might expect from your LCM SS16 Collection? 

There is always a continuous thread in my collections, they merge from season to season. I am going to Australia for a month so maybe an Australian influence?? 

Visit the store: www.jameslonguk.com

Words and interview by Sofia Khan

Photography by Rene August

www.reneaugust.com

The Little Yellow Door

We’d heard about the Little Yellow Door, but were never quite sure what went on behind it. Until last week. Intrigued, our footsteps took us to Notting Hill Gate where we knocked on the bright canary entrance to Number 68…and found ourselves promptly ushered up a dark staircase and into the warm, jovial world of The Little Yellow Door flat.

Going to The Little Yellow Door is kind of like gatecrashing a houseparty. It could quite easily be mistaken for someone’s home – mismatched sofas and armchairs, a coat stand, and a half-filled CD rack make up some of the assortment that fills the room. And like gatecrashing any houseparty, you’re not quite sure who the host is…or any of the flatmates for that matter. If they’re not behind the bar, Luigi, Gabriel and co mingle with the crowd and are willing to have a chat.

When we say it’s like inviting yourself round to someone’s flat, we’re not kidding. The bathroom is kitted out with hairbrushes, deo and all. And even the drinks have that home-concocted vibe – cocktails feature ingredients such as Ribena or Earl Grey, the staples that you’d find in any flat…but of course, rather than being randomly thrown together in your own tipsy attempt, they are masterfully crafted by the bartenders.

The difference to a house-party? The top notch platters and nibbles. Move over value crisps and pretzels. Make way for melt-in-your-mouth Arancini or an array of addictive dips. The burrata can be recommended – quite simply a board of burrata topped with all sorts of aubergine and herby goodness, served with some bread. Delish.

A little bird also told us TYLD does seated dinners (on Fridays). Between that and the cosy little hidey hole which you can book for up to 10 people…TLYD has won us over.

With its real homey vibe (and tasty fare) it’s an effortless night out…so much so you’d probably find yourself tempted to kick off those shoes and really make yourself at home.

The Only Thing That Exists Is The Dot – An Experimental Short

A Visual Anomaly…

Welcome to the surrealist mind magic of “The Only Thing That Exists Is The Dot” the strange, psychedelic creation of screenwriter Samuel Huxley Smith and director Philip Clyde-Smith.

“A young man’s hallucinatory voyage from despair to enlightenment, through a chance encounter with a peculiar mystic…”

“What happens when we go beyond the senses to uncover true novelty? We find a new and awe-inspiring piece of the existential puzzle and likewise a medicine, an all encompassing antidote to the folly of modern living…”

A little of the unusual never hurt anybody right?

The excellent online short film cinema Film Shortage has also recently featured the campaign, which contains some very obscure visuals and a heated conversation between an insane looking fellow (lead actor Olegar Fedoro) and his money-shy exotic bird.

“This is a film about wonder…”

Emerging out of the beaming third eyes of Jodorowsky and Gaspar Noé (a la Enter The Void) all at the same time, this film will be no small feat, and so we await with heady anticipation at how the original idea will ultimately be expressed. As Clyde-Smith mentions, your “eyes are gonna’ be blown…”

 

To support this weirdo eyegasm and help generate the funds required to make it happen, follow the link http://t.co/8TgnjFgax4 to their kick starter page and spend your precious party powder fund a little more altruistically!

Le Kilt x Nixon

The modus du jour this AW15 season is the likely pairing of old and established with more cutting edge and younger designer. The collaborations (Christopher Shannon x CAT Footwear to name one) have produced some of the more exciting and fearless offerings this season, taking the norms of Fashion Week to a more fluid and collaborative territory.

Nixon are no different, with their contribution to this running thread of creativity saw the Californian brand team up with up-and-coming designer LE KILT during LFW.

Samantha McCoach, Creative Director of LE KILT, created eight one-of-a-kind watches taking a Nixon favourite, The Time Teller, and creating a capsule range of bold and vibrant styles. The watches are a perfect compliment the AW15 ‘She Said Boom’ womenswear collection. Speaking of the collab, McCoach said, “This was my first time presenting during LFW an I wanted, something extra that complemented the collection without detracting. Watches are a very natural thing to wear, and Nikon offered the perfect opportunity with their customisation bar.

Watch the video now to see both the collection and watches in motion:

NIXON for LE KILT | AW 15-16 LONDON FASHION WEEK from NIXON Europe on Vimeo.

Pharrell and adidas Orignals launch the Supercolour

 

Are you ready?

Ice Creams and Billionaire Boys Club founder – and not to mention producer of many many many songs that our lives would be incomplete without – has collaborated with adidas originals to come up with the Supercolour.

Yes, Pharrell Williams, singer of 1883 team favorite song Happy, has come up with a collection that celebrates the diversity as well as versatility of the iconic Superstar. Speaking of the collection, Williams says “ [the] Supercolor is a celebration of equality through diversity. With 50 colours of the Superstar, everybody will be able to select his or her colour. It is more diverse than any pack ever before and therefore it is more individual than any pack ever before. With every shoe treated exactly the same, all colours are equal. No matter what colour you choose, you can be part of Supercolor. Choose your colour.”

A true superstar knows the importance of individuality. It’s not about following the pack, or telling someone else what to wear. You cannot impose a style on a superstar – nor a trend, or a colour, and this is the ethos that Williams has instilled into the new collection. The fashion team are finding it hard to pick a colour – what’s yours?

Launched globally on 27th March 2015

AC for AG Jeans

If you’ve picked up a newspaper, magazine or even checked out some LFW coverage during the last few weeks, it’s pretty likely you might have come across the news of Alexa Chung for AG Jeans. Chung is well known for her love of all things denim, so it comes as no surprise then that the collaboration plays of on her tomboyish style. Bringing together a 20 strong piece collection, AC for AG Jeans includes those pair of cropped flare jeans spotted during LFW as well as promoting a subtle nod of SS15 70s trend with short dungarees and high waisted denim skirts.

And to celebrate her debut collection, AG have announced a new short capturing collaborator Chung as she hosts three unique house parties around the globe. Beginning in London at a penthouse at The NEO Bankside, a private location in New York, and closing with a poolside bash at The Sheats Goldstein Residence in Los Angeles, these intimate events offer a fresh reminder as to why Chung is a style icon loved by many.

Directed by Olivia Malone, the video features the track ‘With You Tonight’ by Summer Moon, a new side project from The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture and Tennessee Thomas.

Converse unveil “Made by You” campaign

Today marks the launch of Made by You, a new campaign from Converse celebrating the self-expression and versatility of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Stars.

Fans worldwide have offered their personal pairs for Chuck Taylor sneaker portraits, images showcasing the diversity of wearers and the stories they have to tell. Converse has curated a selection of the sneaker portraits by international icons including Patti Smith, Andy Warhol as well as British creative spirits including Agi & Sam, Sibling and Shay Ola.

Each creative spirit has also shared their Six Word Story, a snapshot of their Chucks experience and life attitude to create an imprint and insight into the history of not only the wearer of converse, but the lifestyle that comes along with it.

And now you can take part too. London based artist Damilola Odusote will create an original public installation in Shoreditch where thousands of polaroids of Londoners wearing their Chucks and sharing their Six Words will be assembled to create an ident art structure of London’s iconic outline.

Not to be missed

London Fashion Week AW15 – Asli Polat – Backstage and Catwalk

Photos by Jay McLaughlin

www.jaymclaughlin.co.uk