Total Refreshment Centre: Alexis Blondel

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 ...

(S)potted: Yolk – Mobile kitchen and street-food stall

Yolk celebrate that simple yet incredibly versatile ingredient, the egg. Whipped, beaten, scrambled, poached, fried, boiled, baked.. you name it, they'll skilfully inflict it in a whole variety of ways. Their love shines through in their simple yet eggsalent (sorry couldn't help myself) dishes from slow scrabbled ...

AudioRoutes: Matt Broughton (Creative Blocks / Curio Cabal)

Creative co-working space Creative Blocks and it's annex cafe Curio Cabal in Haggerston have been lovingly nurtured into a creative hub and ever evolving 'den' by Matt Broughton and Jeremy Duffy over the past 18 months. Matt Broughton takes us on his ...

The Building Exploratory

It all began with an exhibition in Orsman road in Hackney that ran from 1997 to 2012,  leading the charity organisation The Building Exploratory to specialise in inspiring people to engage with their local surroundings. This is done both by discovering the past through heritage initiatives, ...

(S)potted: Indigo Memoirs – Experiential Londonocity

Online platform, with paper map and lifestyle guide in the pipeline, Indigo Memoirs focuses on London's lifestyle experiences with an emphasis on the experiential in the broadest sense. Exploring topics such as London centric  yoga and mindfulness, cakes and jam as well as exploring different urban ...

V&A ON AIR – Friday Late – It’s All Yours..or is it?

As part of the London Festival of Architecture, this month's V&A Friday late event explores ideas about civics, democracy, public space and the role that museums play. The public is invited to take ownership of the museum for the evening and we will be there too with ...

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