Oliver Sweeney have recently introduced their latest collection dubbed The Compass Collection. You could be forgiven if you thought that they has spread their wing and ventured into making beautifully crafted compasses, however you’d be wrong. The Compass Collection is in fact a new contemporary casual collection expertly fashioned using materials from one of the greatest tanneries in England, Charles F. Stead.
We’re blessed at Yin&Yang to individually and collectively have some very, very talented mates. Yin mentioned how strange he found it interviewing good friend Folaju in our last feature – well, in this feature we broke bread with my good friend, Shadez The Misfit. The 22-year old South London up-and-coming rapper – who performed at our launch event – is currently working on his latest material while also keeping his hand in fashion and design. While stuffing our faces with goodness from Apostrophe, we spoke about food, music, fashion and influencing the masses.
Last week we celebrated the 140th birthday of the iconic 501 jean, this week we’re paying homage to the blue jean in our own special way. Of course, we’d tie in our city into it. No place like home, baby. When you think denim, you naturally think Levi’s. I know the post modern ‘hipster’ would respond with [insert Japanese selvedge denim brand] and New Balance sneakers. It’s the current contrived combination that seems to be going around, for me – it’s always been about Levi’s. Not just because of their strong clean branding (I’m a design nerd like that) but for the comfort and versatility.
Well this is the first time I’ve featured a good friend of mine on the site, even weirder interviewing him since I already know the answers for most of these questions. It’s taken me around a month to conjure a half decent set that are worthy of an answer. I met FJ through Yin&Yang and Twitter a few years back, though it took us over a year to meet and even then, I wasn’t sure what he looked like since his display picture featured his face covered up by a SLR. Read on folks as I flip reversed the camera on him.
The tower of Babylon, Sauron‘s Tower, some kind of Decepticon – that’s exactly what runs through my mind when I look at the Europe’s largest building towering over London’s skyline. The Shard certainly looked a little odd when it first started rising up in that area of London where there’s no real skyline. Does this new building warrant the extra £££ over the London Eye? Read on.
I don’t know about you but I love breakfast. When I wake up in the morning though I rarely have time for more than a bowl of cereal and a banana, the opportunity to eat out then is always a delight. When visiting No.11 Pimlico Road the delights don’t stop at the food, the newly refurbished Chelsea space makes for a fabulous experience from dawn into dusk.
“Everyone has been talking about me?” Jacob Banks asks with a shy, yet playful smile. He knows he is good, but his confidence comes with the humility of a newbie to the music scene and the earnestness of a genuinely nice guy. Sitting down with the 21-year old Birmingham native in the aftermath of his EP launch and a successful BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge performance, we find out about his first introduction to music, using cartoons as muses and the making of The Monologue EP while shining the spotlight on the emerging soul star.