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Print is not dead.

Anthology: a shelter and lifestyle magazine that takes a narrative approach to its coverage of home decor, travel, design, entertaining, and culture.

Each issue is conceived as a collection of stories, all centered around a theme. The first issue focused on “The Slow Life” and included articles about an artist’s cozy Berkeley abode; a Chicago designer who handcrafts beautiful furniture; the joys of a modern-day cutting garden; and a fun, not fussy, dinner party. The second issue explored “Where the Past Meets the Present,” while the third celebrates the notion that “Life is a Party.”

Anthology is packed with thoughtful columns and features, stunning photography, and compelling graphics—totaling more than 120 pages. Since they are a reader-supported publication with a limited number of ads, there’s plenty of content to enjoy. The magazine is printed on matte finish stock that is eco-friendly. The perfect size for tucking into a bag and taking to the coffee shop, or on the bus or plane.

By buying or subscribing to Anthology, you’re not only supporting an independent magazine, you’re confirming what we’ve believed all along: print is not dead.

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Harland Miller

The English artist and writer Harland Miller is renowned for his large-scale, playful reworkings of Penguin book covers, from time-honoured tales by Hemmingway, Fitzgerald and Edgar Allen Poe to guides to northern British cities such as Blackpool and Grimsby. By blowing them up and giving them subversive new titles, Miller breathes new life into these classic book jackets, injecting them with contemporary satirical punch.Miller’s current fascination is with Penguin Plays. “The jazzy Broadway-style branding of this series has a lightness and a level of unreality compared with the authoritative Classics,” says Miller. “The fact that they are plays suggests something larger than life.”

In this new exciting body of large-scale works on paper, Miller brings together his characteristic blend of humour, narrative and painterliness. Yet the tone of these works is markedly different – more sombre, darker, less boisterous. The titles, rather than being quirkily self-referential, are the result of a collation of ideas and semi-somnolent memories: “Wherever you are, Whatever You are Doing, This One’s for you”.

A long-time sufferer of insomnia, Miller has often tuned into the soporific tones of late-night radio djs with their gentle platitudes and borderline creepiness. “I like that kind of dj patter which infiltrated those early levels of my sleep,” he says. “On one level they are snatches of dj banter, which are meant to be meaningless and carry you through to the next record, and on the other hand, they perhaps have a sinister undertone.” Although the titles in this series are informed by Miller’s years of sleeplessness, he is hopeful that viewers will experience these works freely. “The thing is never to force anyone into a particular reading that is contrary to whatever emotional memory is triggering it.”
As Evelyn Waugh wrote in Brideshead Revisited, “My Theme is Memory…” – a phrase that Miller says chimes perfectly with his own approach to life and art. “But,” he adds. “If people want to take them at face value too, that’s fine by me.

A new book will be released and presented at his new show. The Harland Miller exhibition at Reflex Amsterdam runs from September 21st until October 31st 2013.

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JUST LIKE YOU

Just Like You is a series of video portraits that showcases creative individuals who are doing meaningful work around the world, and in August, new videos will be launched, this time on supermodel Christy Turlington and archbishop Desmond Tutu.

As part of this series, a special limited-edition product is created. Both Christy and Desmond created a T-shirt, which will launch with their videos. All proceeds from Christy Turlington’s shirt will benefit Every Mother Counts, which is a campaign to end preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world; and all proceeds from Desmond Tutu’s T-shirt will benefit the Desmond & Leah Tutu Foundation, which leverages the legacy of the archbishop to enable peace in the world. Both items will be available through the Just Like You website.

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Tramshed.

Steak and chicken are the order of the day at Tramshed. The menu is simple – seasonal sharing starters, followed by chicken or steak .

Yesterday we teamed up at the mezzanine floor for a Citizens of Humanity elevated private dining with views of the restaurant and the specially commissioned artwork by Damien Hirst featuring of course, a cow and a cockerel.

To celebrate the opening of Tramshed, Damien Hirst created a sculpture specifically for the restaurant. ‘Cock and Bull’ (2012). A Hereford cow and cockerel preserved in a steel and glass tank of formaldehyde – is installed 4 metres above diners. The work forms part of the ‘Natural History’ series, Hirst’s seminal collection of preserved animals.

Alongside Hirst’s monumental formaldehyde work, the artist has created a painting entitled ‘Beef and Chicken’ (2012) specifically for the restaurant. Installed at the mezzanine level, the painting depicts the 1990s cartoon characters ‘Cow and Chicken’ (Cartoon Network).

Take a walk downstairs to see our very own The Cock ‘n’ Bull Art Gallery. Mark Hix is known for his love of art and the exhibitions change every 6 weeks.

The famous grade-2 listed tramshed building on Garden Walk and Rivington Street was designed by Vincent Harris and built in 1905 as an electricity generating facility for the Tramway System.

Away from the restaurant is Mark’s Library Kitchen. As the name suggests Mark’s extensive cookery book collection surrounds the walls of his demonstration kitchen. Here, Mark is hosting exclusive one-night only events this autumn, collaborating with celebrated chefs from across the country to demonstrate and cook a 4 course meal with wine to match.

The latest addition to the artwork at Tramshed comes in the form of street art from RUN (a wall painter from Italy) and Dscreet (A graffiti artist from Australia who paints owls). As I learned yesterday during a Street Art tour in East London.

WIN A CHICKEN!

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Jerome Dahan.

Today I met one of the most inspiring people in the denim industry, Jerome Dahan.

Jerome founded Citizens of Humanity in 2003, and the brand has captivated the fashion world with a rigorous commitment to cutting-edge denim styling, comfort and fit without compromise. With over 25 years of experience in the denim industry, Jerome Dahan, is a true visionary and the first to bring the concept of luxury designer denim to the global marketplace.

Remaining true to his roots, the brand reflects a relaxed confidence and contemporary style, inspired by the people and places that most influenced Dahan—from pop culture icons such as Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg during his youth in Paris to street art and California beach culture in his more recent years—giving the brand a spirit that is unique only to Citizens of Humanity. Have a look at this video http://vimeo.com/49921426

Parisian born Jerome Dahan ventured out to Los Angeles in 1981 where he discovered his talent for design. It was not long before Jerome took a job that would forever change his life. He began his career in denim and found his passion while working with one of the pioneer brands that changed the denim market in the United States– Guess Jeans.

Through the years Jerome searched for what he felt was missing, that something he would soon be recognized for creating. Something in addition to the fits, fabrics and washes that were becoming prevalent in the market. It was Jerome’s goal to recreate the market and develop the story for the next generation of jean wearers. He was aiming high to create a modern Levi’s.

In 1999, Jerome conceived the idea that became Seven For All Mankind–a brand that would change the industry like only a few brands ever have. At Seven, Jerome introduced a new fit that he describes as ” a sexy universal jean”. He also introduced a new generation of denim fabrics–multi-counts from Candiani and a comfort stretch from Kaihara that allow the jeans to feel and look authentic. He combined these innovative fabrics with the “icing on the cake”– a collection of new washes and new finishing techniques which included Jerome’s signature vintage center crease line that made both a flair and boot leg look slim and sophisticated.

In 2002, Jerome would learn the most important lesson of his life, teamwork. As he tells it, “no matter how great an idea may be, without the right team and support around you, you will not achieve your goal.” Unfortunate for Jerome, he did not have the right team at 7 For All Mankind.

Regardless, sometimes adversity can be turned to an advantage, and that’s exactly what Jerome did. Jerome took the opportunity to create a new brand –Citizens of Humanity– the brand that has brought him the success that he enjoys today.

In 2007, Jerome made an important decision when he convinced Adriano Goldschmeid, a long time mentor and one of the few others in the industry to match Jerome’s passion and creativity, to join forces and bring Goldsign and Citizens of Humanity together.

Jerome believes that creating a stimulating and fun atmosphere is essential to keep his creative juices flowing. He attributes his success in large part to the fact that he loves what he does. “If you’re not pure of heart and have a motive other than being passionate and extremely creative, my advice is you better start running, and you better run fast, very fast, because any good fortune you may receive will not last for long.” Jerome explains, “I have been having fun designing the product with some great people, and I am fortunate for the financial rewards that have come my way. My success is owed in no small part to people like my friend, Gary Freedman, who believed enough in me to provide the support that has been the hallmark of Citizens of Humanity for almost nine years.

Jerome also knows that you can never rest on your success. “I need to design more than a product. I can set a vision, but the true DNA of the company is made by those who participate day in and day out to make our product the best it can be. That means creating a team of people who work closely together, one no more important than the other. This is what I choose to do and how I want to get there. I want to work with people who share my vision and energy, people I can feel close to and who stimulate my passion. It’s not a lot of people, but it is those who remember that we are all Citizens of Humanity.

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Cara X Pharrel.

What a great match! Can’t wait to get my own copy of Vogue UK’s September issue.

Cara Delevingne gets close to the insanely talented Pharrell Williams in Vogue UK’s September issue by David Bailey.

Source: http://bit.ly/16o3Arh

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Pizza.

I just ate one of the best pizza’s in town, just love stori deli in Shoreditch, London.

Besides the fact that the pizza’s are so incredibly tasty and have great thin and crispy layers. I also like the laid-back look and feel of the place and the creative solutions they’ve come up with when it comes to low-budget interior decorating.

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Yoghurt.

How to Make Homemade Yoghurt

There is plenty of discussion about dairy products these days and whether they are good or bad for you, your bones, your belly and the environment. But when it comes to yogurt, the news is generally more positive. Like many fermented foods, yogurt offers great health benefits. It sounds a bit off-putting to eat foods with live cultures, bacteria or microbial strains, but scientists seem to keep discovering that eating this fermented milk product is good for us. Of course, making your own yogurt and home takes a bit of time, but it’s so easy and cheap—plus, you will know that it isn’t loaded with processed sugar and food colorings. Use fresh fruit, nuts, granola, honey or other fun stuff to make it feel like a dessert, pour it on top of a fruit crumble for breakfast or use in place of sour cream on taco salads and other savory dishes. You may find that you only want to eat yogurt you’ve made yourself.

Find the entire recipe at Kinfolk

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Photographs by Ali Harper Prop Styling by Ginny Branch Food Styling by Katelyn Hardwick

Grain Store, London.

Grain Store is the hotly anticipated restaurant by Chef Bruno Loubet and The Zetter Group’s Michael Benyan and Mark Sainsbury. Following on from the extraordinary success of The Zetter Townhouse, they have once again, joined forces with pioneering drinks creator Tony Conigliaro. The restaurant is located on Granary Square at the heart of London’s most exciting new quarter, King’s Cross.

About the food: There are no geographical boundaries to the influences that have inspired the eclectic menu. It’s the culmination of Bruno Loubet’s extensive travels and the years dedicated to his beloved vegetable patch. Although many dishes have a meat or fish element, this menu gives vegetables equal billing, if not the starring role. Really try the vegetable merguez and the fresh mint and courgette frittata!

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