What To Do, See & Buy: Kyoto's Hotel Mexico; Warwick 100 Bike Ride; Andy Hope; YMC; Tom Dixon; Unbound
ON MATERNITY LEAVE. Charlotte Philby is a writer and reporter at The Independent, currently based on the news desk after six years on the Saturday magazine. She has been shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for an undercover investigative into a website offering students up to £15,000 in return for sex. She has also written for cultural magazines including Dazed & Confused and NYLON and contributed to several books, among them a biography of French street artist Blek Le Rat. A mother and born-and-bred Londoner, she spends most of her free time working on her first crime fiction novel.
Saturday 07 April 2012
Hotel Mexico is Kyoto's best-kept secret. The follow-up to the band's glorious debut EP His Jewelled Letter Box, A Space in the Loveless Field features two dreamy new tracks, filled with washed-out synths and sun-soaked vocals. Listen to it here: soundcloud.com/doubledenim.
The Warwick 100 Bike Ride takes cyclists of all abilities from the city's racecourse, along the lanes and waterways of Shakespeare's favourite county. There are various route options depending on whether you prefer a full pelt or a gentle meander; the perfect way to work off the excesses of Easter. 15 April; action.org.uk
Berlin-born artist Andy Hope's bold, cyber-inspired paintings are heavy in rockets and superheroes. See an all-new collection at London's Hauser & Wirth Savile Row, North Gallery from 19 April. Hauserwirth.com
Unisex British fashion house YMC (it stands for You Must Create) have launched their latest womenswear collection, and we're smitten. The concept? Swallows and Amazons meets 1960s Côte D'Azur, with plenty of pale striped cottons, sensible sandals and quilted floral accessories. Youmustcreate.com
Tom Dixon never stops. Later this month he launches MOST – a new centre for design, food, fashion and technology at Milan Furniture Fair – showcasing his latest creation, a huge lamp made from digitally etched copper-anodised aluminium, dipped in acid to cast angular shadows across the room. Yours for £790 from May, at tomdixon.net.
In an uncertain world for book publishing, the website Unbound is a novel concept that brings authors together with their readers. Writers pitch ideas, and, if you like them, you can pledge to back them – and in return you can expect rewards, from your name on the final book to lunch with the author. Unbound.co.uk
Arts & Ents blogs
The 50 Best Christmas songs: Bells continue to ring for the Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York'
Stall talk: The arcane rules of chit-chat that take place in the gents'
Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
Doctor Who Christmas special 2013: New pictures released of Matt Smith's finale
Nymphomaniac trailer shown to children at screening of Disney film Frozen
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 4 Australian ultra-nationalist politician Stephanie Banister in car crash immigration TV interview
- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail
- < Previous
- Next >