Cultivater: Leo Lawson O’Neil from Eat Work Art

"To have the seeds of genius come from within the community, that builds community, to kind of plaster it all in in like some kind of patchwork of ready made objects in more like Frankenstein." Leo Lawson O'Neil Leo Lawson O'Neil got the building transformation bug 5 years ago when he ...

(S)potted: Toast – New indie food magazine

This new magazine celebrating all things food but not just referencing London's new restaurants and hot chefs but delving deeper into the details, the people, the stories and the big ideas. Founded by food writer and journalist  Miranda York and  fundraiser Sarah Chamberlain, the two are using the magazine as ...

(S)potted: Hatch

This newish space is tucked away behind Homerton station, but once you know it's there you really can't miss it. Alistair Skitt took up the challenge to turn an old factory into Hatch, a space for creativity and indie enterprise with the aim to encourage small businesses ...

The Food Assembly: Shopping local

An initiative started in France 3 years ago, The Food Assembly has fast been spreading across Europe at the speed of organic rocket, with London's first branch growing out of Hackney Wick in July. Now with 7 assemblies in East London alone it seems that ...

Cultivater: Barney Thomas (Wiley Badger)

Barney Thomas and Sarah Drumm launched this summer and are currently preparing the second edition of the quarterly free magazine, Wily Badger. With a hyper-local focus around Clapton in Hackney, the print edition and blog they've been building aims to celebrate the businesses and people that ...

Cultivater: Alexis Blondel (Total Refreshment Centre)

Alexis Blondel landed in London from across the channel 10 years ago and quickly got the warehouse living bug, enjoying the space and the freedom these large spaces provide like being able to skate in his living room. In 2012 he took over a Jamaican social club in Stoke Newington ...

(S)potted: Seeds & Sounds at Dig this Art Garden Centre

Just (S)potted today, a plant nursery-health food shop-second hand record store Dig this Art. What a combination! A family run business started in 2008, Dig this Nursery has been spreading its seeds across around South London with their first garden centre in ...

(S)potted: The Saturday Market Project in London

When I first heard about this idea and looked it up, I was disappointed to see that it was a project only based in New York so couldn't be included on STC, but they have now magically appeared in London in collaboration with creative consultants ...

(S)potted: A garden on wheels at Alexandra Palace

Multi-disciplinary architects and purveyors of open source temporary city building, The Decorators, have just completed their latest venture - an Italian garden on wheels on the terrace in front of Alexandra Palace. When the sun does come out, each structure can been ...

(S)potted: Visions Festival

New East London music festival, Visions that launched last year, explores the more alternative side of rock, electronic and world music across a variety of venues around London Fields including The Laundry, London Fields Brewhouse, New ...

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