British photographer Rich McCor, aka Paperboyo, reshapes most well-known landmarks all around the world – just by using paper cutouts & a camera !
When I discovered his work through his Instagram account, I was really inspired by how McCor remodelled the most iconic places in a minimalist and innovative way. He reflects his imagination through paper cutouts that are just “at the right place at the right time” – making it possible to capture amazing photographs. He is able to provide a completely new perspective with a “less is more” philosophy.
As I mentioned he takes photographs combined with paper art all around the world in different cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Lisbon and so on, however his work is based in London.
It was really hard to choose from the incredible photographs but here are some of my favorites among the ones in London:
And finally these two Christmassy works are part of the recent “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe” installation in Covent Garden.
P.S: McCor also started a creative project recently at Kickstarter that you can check here. After getting a lot of positive feedback and attention from people all around the world and most important newspapers and magazines such as BBC,National Geographic and Timeout, he decided to start this project in order to give people a chance to create their own transforming photographs, by using his custom-madecreative paper cutout kits. Be sure to check out the project and support it!
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It’s impossible to not feel Christmassy in London at this time of the year :) If you’ve already started to get into the Christmas spirit as well, or want to, then you should definitely not miss Warner Bros. Studio Tour’s special Christmas makeover “Hogwarts in the Snow”.
I’ve had the chance to visit the tour twice, and even without the makeover it was truly an amazing experience. Being able to closely observe all of the objects, costumes, places and other props used in the films was so exciting, and I actually felt like I was in a completely different world. But I must say that with all of the Christmas decorations and the festive spirit, everything was even more magical. So I strongly recommend visiting “Hogwarts in the Snow”, as Harry Potter and Christmas are definitely a perfect match :)
“Hogwarts in the Snow” event is running until 31st January, so there’s time to visit but I think it would be best to book tickets as soon as possible! For more information, visit www.wbstudiotour.co.uk
Recently I’ve had the chance to meet Valerie Goode, the name behind the successful ethical & sustainable fashion label Kitty Ferreira, based in London.
The brand has launched at London Fashion Week two years ago, and it has won multiple awards from Royal College of Arts in 2013 for design innovation, and also the “Extending the Lifecycle of Clothing Design Award” from WRAP.org, which is an important government organisation.
The philosophy of the brand is to bridge the gap between the city and natural world, by using herbal dyes and natural sources such as pomegranate and onion skins in their collections. Their aim is to make sustainability and ethics more common and widely-accepted in the fashion world.
When I asked Valerie what her inspirations are for her designs, she told me that she looks at her grandmother, the person that she named the brand after. She explained how the way that her grandmother relied on the land to feed, clothe and heal herself inspires her.
In my opinion, what she’s trying to do is really impressive – recalling the pure and natural way of living of the past and using it to create something valuable and make a change in the world.
If you’re interested in ethical fashion, or want to find out more about this unique brand, make sure to check out their social media pages :
There are probably only a few things that I love more than discovering different restaurants with delicious food.
Ottolenghi is one of those restaurants, it’s definitely one of my favorites in London for many reasons. It’s a perfect place for the ones looking for healthy but at the same time incredibly tasty and good value food, mainly from Mediterranean & Middle Eastern cuisines.
The restaurant has four branches – in Spitalfields, Notting Hill, Islington and Belgravia. I’ve been to the ones in Islington and Spitalfields, I think they’re both great in terms of service, ambience and decoration. I went there always for lunch, as in my opinion the atmosphere is more suitable for lunch, but you could surely go for dinner as well if you wish.
Their open delicatessen counter is mouth watering, with heavenly desserts on one side, and healthy but delicious salads and side dishes on the other.
For lunch, you can choose different salads from their great selection, either with or without a main course. They also have delicious pastries that could be considered light :)
I have to mention their desserts one more time as the ones that I tried were absolutely amazing. You should definitely try some of them if you haven’t yet – you won’t regret it!
P.S: There’s usually a long queue at the Islington branch of the restaurant, so going there early would be the best.