London’s top ten Instagram hotspots


Love Home Swap has discovered the top photobombing locations in London, with some interesting findings.

The home exchange club revealed the ten most popular ‘selfie’ spots in London (the world’s most Instagrammed capital city).

The iconic Hyde Park is the most Instagrammed location of the capital, with more than 715,563 Instagram posts.

Madison St Pauls and Battersea Park rank second and third with 210,005 shots and 103,211 posts respectively.

Take a look at the whole list here and tell us which ones you’ve taken selfies at.

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Clerkenwell Design Week: Review


The most exciting festival in Clerkenwell has come to an end.

Bigger and better than ever, this year’s CDW saw interactive installations, a vibrant fringe, immersive showroom experiences, and beautiful brands come together to showcase an astonishing range of creativity.

Our highlights (and photographs) are legion, but here are just a few final observations:

Jimbobart at Additions – St John’s Square

The brainchild of designer James Ward, Jimbobart is a range of slightly eccentric, very subversive ceramics based on ‘expressive animal drawings’. Our favourite is ‘The Cake Crusader’ (as pictured).

Metro Imaging – 32 Great Sutton Street

Visitors had an exclusive opportunity to explore the printing specialists’ work, which includes printing onto surfaces such as metal, glass, and stone. The Kate Moss print in particular stood out dramatically against the stark white walls.

Tarkett at Desso – 23-25 Great Sutton Street

Flooring manufacturer Tarkett teamed up with trend forecasters Scarlet Opus for a presentation on upcoming design trends for commercial interiors, with a translation for flooring. Trend Presenter Sally Angharad gave a highly engaging snapshot of the current influences on the creative industry and how these are set to evolve during this year and next.

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed Clerkenwell Design Week; let us know your CDW highlights.

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Mouthwatering food art by Lernert and Sander


If you love food and you love design, then look no further than a Dutch duo’s colourful cubes of raw food.

Artists Lernert and Sander clearly took their challenge very seriously, producing 98 exceptionally precise cubes of various vegetables, fruits, fish, and meat, arranged into a striking pattern.

The duo, known for their ‘eye-catching installations and keen fashion aesthetic’, created these mouthwatering food cubes for a food-themed documentary photography special by Dutch newspaper ‘de Volkskrant’.

Take a look at this stunning project here and let us know what you think.

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Whimsical architectural collages


A German graphic artist has created surreal houses from collaged materials.

Matthias Jung imagined a collection of unique buildings that would defy logic, combining photographs and natural elements with different architectural styles.

Jung calls this series of creative collages ‘architectural short poems’.

Have a look at his work here and tell us which collages you like.

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‘Dimensionless’ architectural photographs


A photographer has captured Texas skylines in a stunning new series of images.

Nikola Olic’s portfolio, ‘Dimensionless’, examines the interesting architectural facades that punctuate the landscape, showcasing the Reunion Tower and Frank Gehry’s IAC Building amongst others.

By manipulating the facades in his photographs, Olic gives the buildings a dimensionless, disorientating feel.

Take a look at ‘Dimensionless’ here and tell us which buildings would work well in the project.

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Striking street photos of NYC in the ’70s and ’80s


RRobert Hermanobert Herman’s amazing photographs of New York have been released ten years after he completed the project.

The photographs capture the lives of New Yorkers from 1978 to 2005, as the city was going through major changes, on Kodachrome color film.

Herman said: “these photos tell an authentic story of New York City: not a series of skyline clichés but real New Yorkers living and working in their own neighbourhoods” .

The artist published a book of his ‘The New Yorkers’ photos thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that started in 2011.

Have a look at more of Herman’s work here and let us know your favourite photos.

Time-sliced landmarks from day to night


Time-sliced buidingsA photographer has released a series of  pictures showing the world’s most famous places from day to night.

Richard Silver carefully takes pictures of each landmark before ‘slicing’ the images into strips and arranging them into a single photograph.

His work includes compositions depicting Milan, Shanghai, and even Easter Island.

Have a look at these unique photographs here and tell us which one is your favourite.

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