• Fashion: Percival for Traidremade

We definitely support sustainable and ethical fashion, so when we came across this latest collaboration with fashion reuse charity Traid we couldn’t help but rave about it. Traid do some amazing work and support initiatives looking to spread the word on sustainability – much like their involvement with EMG.

Their ethical clothing label, Traidremade, has partnered with Olivia Hegarty, designer for menswear brand Percival, for an exclusive limited edition men’s and women’s range.

All fabrics used are waste, recycled and donated and have been created in UK based factories. The men’s and women’s collections have been seperated under two umbrellas; Percival for Traidremade for the men and Olivia Hagerty for Traidremade for the ladies.

The men’s collection will include recognisable Percival patterns, checked shirts, trousers, blazers and pea coats where as the women’s will include luxurious outwear.

The collection will launch online and in the Soho based pop-up store from 9th October and all proceeds go to support Traid and the amazing work they do.

@therightproject @traid @traidremade @_percival

  • Interiors: Through the Keyhole…

Who doesn’t like having a snoop around someone else’s pad? Interiors voyeurism if you will. Well, The National Trust have heard our call and have opened up Flat 130 in Ernö Goldfinger’s Brutalist Balfron Tower. Back in 1968 the arhcitect himself lived here in order to show people how great living high up in the clouds was. Design duo Wayne and Tilly Hemingway have come onboard to design the flat back how it would of looked in the swinging 60s.

SADLY, tours are now all sold out – but you never know, keep an eye out on The National Trust website and some openings may pop-up.

Flat 130 at Balfron Tower with National Trust London, courtesy Edward Haynes-2

  • Food: honestly good

Last Friday we had a bit of a dilemma – it was Mark’s brother’s birthday and we were heading our for dinner in our local Tooting area. It came down to two choices; Honest Burger or The Chicken Shop. None of us had been to either so we were pretty open. After putting it out there on Twitter, the winner seemed to be Honest Burger so off we set tummies empty and ready to devour.

It didn’t disappoint, the burger was very tasty, the chips are seasoned (if not a little too heavily) with rosemary and the atmosphere is great.

We’ll be back for sure, mark our words.

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  • Places to go: A glimpse of the future?

From the sublime to the ridiculous, comes the first solo exhibition from artists Lizzie Finch and Ryan Trecartin. Housed at the Zabludowicz Collection, equidistant from Chalk Farm and Kentish Town, the exhibition is an assault on the senses and covers everything from giant audio and visual displays to mirrors that make you believe the room is bigger (you will walk into them, we promise).

It’s almost too weird to put into words, but is definitely worth a visit if contemporary art is your bag. Just make sure you experience it with both earphones on and off (you’ll know what we mean).

Image courtesy of zabludowiczcollection.com
  • Just because: surreal scents

Philippe Halsman: The Essence of Dali, 1954.

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