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Adidas Superstar: Made in France Consortium edition

Posted on 05 December 2014 at 10:35 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The Adidas Superstar is a great trainer. While its influence on UK style has been oversold – it didn’t really appear on Britain's radar until 1990 – its chunky shape, ‘shell’ toe and versatility has made it a favourite with hip-hop fans. After all, Run ... Read more


The Rolling Stones: the best dressed band of the 1960s

Posted on 28 November 2014 at 09:15 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The Rolling Stones always dressed well. While The Beatles just – in our opinion – nudge it in the songs stakes, between 1964-1967 (ie, pre-weird), the Stones trod a fashion line that took in mod, preppy, psychedelia and English formal wear – an unbeatble combination. Sure, B... Read more


Life behind the Berlin Wall: the art and design of East Germany

Posted on 14 November 2014 at 12:22 by Anthony Teasdale in Design

It’s 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. While we can be thankful we didn’t have to grow up with the STASI monitoring every visit we made to the chippy, there’s no doubt that the graphic design of East Germany (GDR) did produce some striking images. F... Read more


Adidas x Barbour: take on the town with some rural threads

Posted on 07 November 2014 at 10:46 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The countryside is a scary, boring place. With Italian knitwear boutiques and tastefully designed city apartments at a premium we tend to give it a miss. However, despite our deep suspicion of muddy fields/barns etc, this magazine will be the first to admit that clothes made for the out... Read more


The CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year: 2014's best city pictures

Posted on 31 October 2014 at 10:28 by Anthony Teasdale in Art

The city has always been the perfect environment for photography. We're told that "real" beauty lies in nature, but as far as this magazine is concerned, the vista of an awe-inspiring valley in the foothills of the Himalayas can only be improved by the addition of Le Corbusier-s... Read more

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