Culture

Bloggers dinner: Take a walk on the blog side

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If you are an avid reader of the fashion blogs sphere, you have probably already heard about the dinner that took place last Friday at The Drunken Money in Shoreditch, London, where about 20 bloggers –please forgive the inexact data-

The Surreal House – Barbican Gallery

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The Surreal House is a labyrinth of bizarre rooms, each one stranger than the one that preceded it. Designed by the young architects, Carmody Groarke, The Surreal House is intended to ‘examine the relationship between surrealism and architecture” and this

Beirut Express

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Memories flood back in my old campus’ empty classroom at the American University of Beirut. The Charles W. Halston Students Centre at AUB, designed as a smoke-free area in the campus, is practically unheard of in all of Beirut –

Jelly with Bompas & Parr

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Jelly: Without a doubt the most fun food around. Think of jelly and you immediately think nostalgically of children’s parties, where the brightly-coloured wobbly stuff was moulded into the shape of teddy bears and served with ice cream, much to

D&AD Awards 2010

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A creative swarm of British design and advertising minds gathered at the annual D&AD awards dinner and ceremony where dozens of prestigious yellow pencils were awarded to winners such as Elle magazine and Coldplay. The evening was accompanied by a

AL MANAKH: GULF CONTINUED – A Rare Insight into the Gulf

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AL MANAKH: GULF CONTINUED, the continuation to AL MANAKH, published in 2007 is a collaboration between REM KOOLHAAS and Dubai-based consultancy, PINK TANK. In essence, this is an insightful, in-depth book exploring the Gulf cities. It touches on the challenges

Sketchbook Magazine at Pecha Kucha Night, Bahrain

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Pecha Kucha. 20 x 20. Your life in 6.40 minutes. Start! To some, this line may make all the sense (albeit those some being architects and a few scattered creatives) while others are likely to drop you worried or concerned

Alex Prager’s solo show in London

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ALEX PRAGER’S photographs have been selected to feature in MOMA’s forthcoming exhibition, New Photography 2010. So when Sketchbook heard that the Michael Hoppen Gallery is showcasing the photographer’s first solo show and film in London, we had to check her

GETTING STARTED: BLOGGING – WITH JILL ADAMS OF STREET STYLE LONDON & JENNIFER INGLIS OF STYLE CRUSADER

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Thursday 6th saw the return of our inspiring series of ‘Getting Started’ talks, and what a lovely way to begin by returning to one of Sketchbook’s favourite topics, blogging. Leading the discussion and offering some invaluable tips on blog success, were

The Parliamentary Waffle House

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Yesterday Sketchbook took a trip to The Parliamentary Waffle House to speak to Bompas and Parr, the curators of bespoke jelly moulds and spectacular culinary events.  The work of Bompas and Parr operates in the space between food and architecture.