A restaurant inspired by street art and Parisian glamour


A French restaurant in Hong Kong offers more than just amazing gastronomy – it provides an immersive creative experience by famous artists.

Design agency Substance has given Bibo a unique interior design, inspired by the glamour of 1930s Parisian saloons.

Work by renowned artists, such as Banksy, JR, and Damien Hirst, cover the restaurant from floor to ceiling, transforming Bibo into an elegant and bohemian ‘abandoned French tram station’.

Creative director of Substance, Maxime Dautresme, says, “we wanted to connect the decade, street art and gastronomy. Street artists often begin their careers spray-painting trains and trams”.

Discover this amazing restaurant here and tell us if you would like to visit.

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A DNA-inspired art trail


Cancer Research UK has launched an innovative art trail, based on the DNA double helix.

The organisation has teamed up with SomeOne to install twenty one DNA-inspired sculptures around London, in order to raise awareness for the Francis Crick Institute.

The double helix sculptures has been customised by top artists, including Ai Weiwei and Orla Kiely.

The pieces range from the sleek and futuristic to the colourful and avant-garde, celebrating the complexity of DNA.

Along with Rosalind Franklin, Maurice Wilkins, and James Watson, Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA in the 1950s.

These amazing installations will be placed around London for ten weeks; discover them here and tell us if you’ll be looking out for them.

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#PasteRoadTrip photography contest


If you’re a road trip regular or you simply enjoy the holiday season, this photography contest is for you.

With summer in full swing, Paste Travel has launched a fortnightly contest through social media.

Anyone can enter the competition: all you need to do is follow @PasteTravel and post your best and most original travel shots on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #PasteRoadTrip.

Find out more about the competition here and tell us if you’ll be entering.

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Wes Anderson ventures into interior design


Wes Anderson has revealed his interior design skills in an Italian bar.

The famous film director was invited by the iconic brand Prada to decorate its new arts centre, the OMA-designed Fondazione, in Milan.

Drawing inspiration from Milanese landmarks from the Fifties and Sixties, he created Bar Luce, adorned with deep pastel colours and pretty decorative wallpapers. 

Anderson describes: “it is for real life, and ought to have numerous good spots for eating, drinking, talking, reading, etc. While I do think it would make a pretty good movie set, I think it would be an even better place to write a movie.”

Discover the beautiful venue here and tell us if you would like to visit.

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Wrinkles of the City


A French artist has installed giant street portraits in the city of Istanbul, showcasing the characterful features of older Istanbulites.

JR has just finished his latest impressive project, as part of his ‘Wrinkles of the City’ series, on fifteen buildings throughout the Turkish metropolis.

The artist, who is known for his amazing street portraits across the world, explains “the ‘Wrinkles of the City’ project paints a picture of the Twentieth Century by exploring the lives of those who witnessed their cities becoming scarred by the course of history, economic growth and sociocultural changes”.

Discover the different ‘Wrinkles of the City’ installations on this handy map and take a look at JR’s Instagram here.

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Intricate handmade paper art


An artist has revealed some of her incredibly intricate pieces of paper art, which she creates through a simple but painstaking process.

With just a craft knife, Suzy Taylor transforms a single piece of paper into a recognisable design, such as a rabbit with a delicate ‘lace-like’ floral-themed silhouette.

By using such a traditional process to create these beautiful designs, each piece is unique but of the artist’s distinctive style.

Taylor said: “I love working this way, it’s totally absorbing and I can get lost in it for hours”.

Take a look at these unique designs here and tell us your favourite.

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The Brutalist Playground


This summer, RIBA’s The Brutalist Playground will be open to the public as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Designed as both a sculpture and an architectural installation, this immersive work of art is part of a new commission by the Turner Prize, architecture collective Assemble, and artist Simon Terrill.

The artists are inspired by the post-war playgrounds that now lie abandoned in parts of London like Pimlico and Paddington, images of which will be projected onto The Brutalist Playground’s concrete walls.

Assemble said: “the challenge of reconstructing elements of now forgotten Brutalist play structures within the RIBA gallery is an exciting opportunity for us to explore contemporary issues surrounding play, by looking at the often surreal objects from the past”.

Learn more about this exciting event here and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

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