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Impressions of Shoreditch

Design & Architecture, Strategy Talk

Shoreditch, this special corner of east London remains hugely popular. By and large Shoreditch remains young, cool, creative, upbeat and fun, as the digital scene thrives and with a viable art en fashion scene. It is a boost for small enterprises. The Trampery (Bevenden street) of tech entrepreneur Charles Armstrong is for instance located here. Feel the Shoreditch vibe underneath.

Boxpark. World’s first pop-up mall.
2-4 Bethnal Green

A mall consisting of shipping containers stacked together and repurposed  as individual brand outlets. Ranging from established names such as Puma to smaller outlets, such as Finnish clothes and homeware store Marimekko. Read more detailed information in the review of DesignWeek

Boxpark brands at boxpark

boxpark marimekko

tord boontje. Designer
23, charlotte road

New design shop of tord boontje opened last week.

Values of tord boontjetord boontje design

tord boontje design

Barber shop
Charlotte road

barber shop charlotte road, london

And wandering around in Shoreditch area.

Shoreditch_olympic games london

They seem to be ready for the Olympic Games.

And I ended up at this great event “Worlds Collide” organised by APG London. Where speakers from the world of politics (Alistair Campbell), military (General Mike Jackson), advertising (David Droga) and activism (Jeremy Gilley) gave some inspirational thoughts and perspectives on strategy. Read here the blogpost “Believe you can, you’re halfway there” about the most inspirational thoughts of Droga and Campbell (in Dutch).

strategic power range

The man who walked around the world

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Superb storytelling by Johnny Walker. A gold lions winner at Cannes 2010 made by BBH London.

Banksy

Art & Photography

This British street artist with an international reputation, keeps his identity a closely guarded secret. He made a name for himself with provocative images stencilled around the streets of London.

More information can be found on:
Banksy’s website
Art of the state
Or just google his name. Here a selection of images:
Banksy  Banksy Palestina  

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Hello Little People

Art & Photography

Little handpainted people left by themselves in the streets of London.  An art project where the street is the context for the artist’s series called The Little People. Manipulated toy men and women are left in everyday situations – a streetcorner, the underground – and photograhed. It surprises the passer-by who is observant enough to notice their discreet presence. Just like in real life, you can see so much more as you are truly eyeing your environment and just like in real life it resembles feelings of loneliness in the big world out there. Check the website of Slinkachu, London, United Kingdom (1979). http://little-people.blogspot.com

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