Category: Art

If it is shoved away in a draw - shame on you.

All it takes is a little bit of inspiration to make both your dildo and any other nestled away kinky items fit right in with your decor - as perfectly demonstrated by photographer Will Ablett in this new series of photographs for sex toy retailer Lovehoney.

It's only a matter of time until 50 Shades part deux comes our way London! With it will come another large sway of excitement when it comes to sex toys and everyone across the capital will start toying with the idea of butt plugs... mark our words. So why not get ahead of the game - instagram your desk space fully utilising nipple clips, share a picture of your latest Bake Off effort with a cheeky paddle in the background....be proud of your naughties!

For further inspiration here is Will Ablett's new set of photographs entitled Domesticated Sex Toys.

For the photographs, Lovehoney’s best-selling sex toys were placed in domestic settings, in a subtle and original set of images that would not look out of place in a high-end, glossy magazine.

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Will’s unique collection of photographs has earned him a place as a finalist in the TRAJECTORY Graduate showcase, taking place at theprintspace Gallery between 20 Oct – 2 November 2016. The highly competitive competition is to find the most talented photography graduates in the UK.

Will said, “This project is a visual response to the increase in sales seen by Lovehoney after the release of the official Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection. The images point to a growing popularity of sex toys and their place in people's homes and call to question our conception of sex toys, normality and day-to-day life.”

Helen Balmer, Brand & Marketing Director at Lovehoney said, “We were delighted to collaborate with Will and we’re thrilled that his work has started to achieve the recognition it deserves.”

To reserve tickets to TRAJECTORY and to view Domesticated Sex Toys please visit www.theprintspace.co.uk

TRAJECTORY 20 Oct – 2 November 2016

theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Rd London E2 8DL

tel: 0207 739 1060 - Nearest tube: Old Street - Opening times: 9am-7pm

ARTea Afternoon TeaLancaster London has devised an Afternoon “ARTea” for those who know their Monet from their Picasso, launching on Thursday 14 July 2016.

The innovative afternoon tea, from £35, will be served to guests in The Lounge, where the work of emerging and local artists grace Lancaster London’s walls in celebration of the hotel’s affinity with London’s thriving art scene.

The eclectic ARTea menu will be edible, as will the canvasses within the afternoon tea, while waiters will serve guests in whimsical painting aprons. Dishes will be delivered to tables in painters boxes, revealing a delectable take on painting essentials. Delicate delights on offer will include: Finger sandwiches, pastries and freshly baked scones, all of which will be served on painting slates alongside jam & clotted cream concealed in 30ml paint tubes.ARTea AT

The hotel’s current art exhibition displays distinctive scenic paintings by modernist Irish artist Norman Teeling’s. The ARTea experience, which is in collaboration with Pommery Champagne, will feature continuous reminders of his work, with menus printed alongside replicated paintings from the exhibition. Mini edible images of the art will also be printed onto the creative ARTea pastries.

To create the unique ARTea, Lancaster London partnered with Pommery Champagne due to their constant involvement and support of art and culture – from sponsoring Frieze Art & Art 16, to hosting an all year exhibition in their cellar in Champagne, France.

The hotel also works closely with art curator Barbara Stanley, whose gallery showcases contemporary Irish artwork and sits across the street from the hotel.

Lancaster London, an iconic mid-century hotel, offers world-class hospitality in an unbeatable Hyde Park location.  Proudly distinct, this London landmark commands unrivalled panoramic views across the capital’s skyline.

Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY

Reservations on 020 7551 6000 or visit www.lancasterlondon.com

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The Huffington Post UK announces that its upcoming original digital video series, ‘#PowerShift’, hosted by Game Of Thrones and X-Men star, Sophie Turner, will premiere on Wednesday 13 July 2016.

#PowerShift examines the power of social media and the revolutionary ways in which today's youth are embracing it to create positive change.

During the ten-part series, Sophie Turner explores how social media is more than a platform for the self-obsessed, uncovering the ways that social media has changed the way we view both our bodies and the world we live in.

Through a series of interviews, Sophie delves into a variety of political, cultural and social movements propelled into the limelight through social media. From the Junior Doctor Strikes and #BlackLivesMatter campaign, to The Arab Spring revolution, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and even Ronda Rousey’s #DoNothingBitch campaign, social media has enabled these movements to take the world by storm.

The series also covers:

The Global Refugee Crisis - A first person account of a Syrian refugee who fled his country after 50% of his town were murdered. Sophie Turner uncovers how people are uniting around the world through social media to offer their support.

Censorship - Exploring the impact of banned social media on society and how millennials in China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Turkey and Iran are taking huge risks as they challenge the law.

Gender Neutral Identities - How social media is empowering people to challenge the stigma and taboos that surround gender identity and redefine how people identify themselves.

Social Media Superstars - How and why regular people soar to social media fame from their bedrooms through the power of social media.

Sophie Turner says:

“Social media has become so much more than just a platform for self promotion. It has become a tool for change, empowering millennials across the globe to engage their communities and make an impact, which is why I’m thrilled to host HuffPost UK’s brand new Original series, #PowerShift, delving into the many ways in which social media has made a difference.”

A new episode from this 10 part series will be available on HuffPost UK every Wednesday from the 13th July.

#PowerShift will live on all 15 global editions of The Huffington Post. The series was co-produced by Broad Bean Media and GroupM Entertainment (GME).

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The Mackintosh Summer/Spring collection is all about coats and jackets. It is evident that a lot of attention and detail has been put into outerwear this season, proving again that coats will always be an essential attire.

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The cream hooded jacket will be perfect for the British weather, being both stylish wear and protective wear. Next to it is a long khaki brown jacket, added with a belt. The simplicity of this jacket is what makes it so elegant.

WJLondon_Mackintosh_AW16_26Most of the jackets in Mackintosh’s collection are long length and below the knee.

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The overall collection has a very youthful feel, but simultaneously can be worn by an older audience. The youthful feel comes from the oversized jackets. To see a lot of plaid designs is very refreshing!

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The navy blue coat is very smart, which follows the same design as the other jackets in the collection. Most of the jackets have collars and are light materials, easy to be worn in both the spring and the summer.

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The colour’s of the collection are subtle and are paired with simple black tops. The most noticeable accessory on the jackets are the big black buttons. They help give the jackets more edginess, although simple embellishments, they bring the jackets to life.

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If you’re looking for a jacket/coat that is stylish and comfortable then look no further than Mackintosh! The collection presents uniqueness and is very fashion forward, by providing jackets suitable for all ages and most occasions. I look forward to what they have to offer next. Remember, jackets and coats will never be out of style especially in this British weather, you cannot go wrong!

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Words: Elizabeth Abbey | Fashion Week press| @Elizabeth9422

 

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The UK’s first drinkable art installation, created by artist Emmet Kierans, in partnership with sparkling water maker SodaStream, opens to the public offering an interactive FREEdrinkable art experience!

 

The UK’s first drinkable art installation is opening to the public to surprise and delight thirsty art enthusiasts and parched passers-by.

Created by artist Emmet Kierans, in partnership with sparkling water maker SodaStream, the vibrant sculpture, entitled ‘Let’s Play’, has been designed to act as a break from the monotony of everyday life and transform the ordinary into something extraordinary.

Taking inspiration in equal parts from street art, playgrounds and Willy Wonka, the drinkable art installation encourages discerning drinkers to experiment with SodaStream’s sparkling water and transform it with the brand’s extensive range of flavours.

Featuring colourful tubes with flowing and bubbling water, looming abstract shapes and a mesh of bold eye-catching colours that turn the mundane into the magnificent, simply turn a secret tap and hydrate while you sip down the art.

‘Let’s Play’ will be on display in Regents Place from Tuesday 7th to Wednesday 8th June. 8:00am – 7:00pm

Regent’s Place, London, NW1 3HF