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N.E.R.D. Album Preview @ Present, Shoreditch.

Last night an eager crowd – kept cool and loose by the bartenders of 69 Colebrook Row - crammed into the men’s clothing store Present on Shoreditch High Street, to hear a preview of N.E.R.D.’s latest record. Pharrell was on-hand to introduce each track, but not until after we as an audience had been sternly warned about impending prosecution should we record, photograph, or fail to clap anything during the performance. Eyes rolled, the music played, Pharrell wandered around and chatted to people. A surprisingly low-key affair, all-in-all.

Not having an in-depth prior knowledge of  N.E.R.D. personally, I won’t offer any kind of re(pre?)view, other than that the record is pretty eclectic and choppy. Mid-September release, we’re told. More here: http://www.sohh.com/2010/05/pharrells_nerd_album_keeps_girls_waiting.html

OH MY GOD!!!

I am SO going to the V&A Lates on the 27th August, Its Retro Hollywood Glamour!
Marilyn Monroe (universal studios)

I was just tucking myself up for bedtime, and having a quick flick through the Royal Borough, and there it was staring at me in the ‘events section’ – Now I’m wide awake trying to decide which of my favourite starlets to be!

“bask in Technicolor 1950s Hollywood glamour at the V&A with the likes of Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock and Marilyn Monroe”

They also mention The Fiztrovia Radio Hour, a really cool theatrical production, thats like a radio show acted out on the stage I once got to see, well gatecrashed at the Globe. They were terrific and every single member of the audience was in vintage clothing.

Too awesome – I have a problem though. It is a very close girlfriends birthday bash that night, in Angel at a pretty decent cocktail bar with a equally decent happy hour. I will either have to decide or work out how to excuse showing up late, in a mid-thigh slit velvet cocktail dress… or does that just work?

Surface Design Show 2010

There are two shows I attend year in year out without fail. The first is of course 100% Design, a round up of everything fabulous in the design industry. The second is The Surface Design Show, a more detailed, trade focussed event open to the public showcasing the current uses and trends in interior and exterior surfacing. A lot smaller that 100percent, this event is all about new product launches, samples to you door via a scan badge (:D) and an amazing seminar programme –

BRE Seminars
Day 1 (17th February)
11.30 – 12.00: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products
13.00 – 13.30: Resource Efficiency
14.30 – 15.00: The Green Guide to Specification
15.30 – 16.00: ‘How Green is Green?’
Day 2 (18th February)
11.30 – 12.00: Environmental Profiles specifically focusing on flooring
13.00 – 13.30: Materials Fire-Testing and Certification
14.30 – 15.00: Environmental Profiles
15.30 – 16.00: BREEAM

The RIBA Lunchtime Portraits
Day 1 (17th February)
Future Intelligence in Material Application – Healthcare
13.00- 14.00: UCL Cancer Institute, with Neven Sidor at Grimshaw Architects and Prof. Mark Enright at Imperial College
Day 2 (18th February)
13.00 – 14.00: Sustainable Concretes and Surface Innovation – Housing
The Tarling Estate- with S333 Architects and Elaine Toogood at the Concrete Centre

The Construction Products Association Seminars
Day 1 (17th February)
14.00 – 14.30: The New Energy Efficiency Regulations 2010
Day 2 (18th February)
12.00 – 12.30: Responsible Sourcing

RIBA CPD Seminars
Day 1 (17th February)
12.00 – 12.30: Muraspec – Disability Discrimination Act and Colour Contrast CPD
15.00 – 15.30: Mapei – Epoxy Resin and Cementitious Flooring
Day 2 (18th February)
14.00 – 14.30: Schott Glass – Reflections in Glass

“Visitors already booked for 2010 include architects, designers and project managers from: Zaha Hadid Architects, Gensler, HOK, Foster & Partners, Will Alsop & RMJM, KCA International, PRP Architects, Nokia, Ford Motor Co, Aston Martin, Selfridges, Harrods, The London Regency Hotel, Southampton University Hospitals’ NHS Trust, London Underground and more!”

Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
Islington
London
N1 0QH
Register here

Free Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream

Via Leap Anywhere‘s twitter page

Tomorrow morning in Leicester Square –
“Get in the mood for summer extra early with a Ben and Jerrys ice cream on Fair Cone Day, when Leicester Square plays host to none other than the company’s co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.”

Free Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream in London – Fair Cone Day in London, Ben and Jerrys Fair Cone Day in London.

Keep Warm


this weekend at the Small World Solar Stage and Festival Winter Warmer II. Small Worlds is a twice yearly festival group promoting sustainable living and creating nurturing communities in music.

“This is our big winter gathering of the year, it’s the event everyone makes it to.
A real chance to meet up with the summer friends we loose touch with over the winter.
A chance to smile, and mean it.
A chance to make plans and find you’ve just inspired others in theirs

But mostly a chance to celebrate in the way we love.”

£10

10pm to 10am Saturday 20th February 2010
Facebook Event
Bussey’s
133 Rye Lane
Peckham Rye
London SE15 4ST

Peckham Rye BR Station (Victoria & London Bridge) Buses and Night Buses

Buses

Map

NYE Sorted?

“Seductive Alchemy is back with another NYE party! Happy Noir Eve is a hark back to the old Victorian era, where Zeppelins hover across the London Skyline, and clockwork servants scuttle around in the basement.”

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This is another one of our concept events, and we’ve got an amazing line-up:

Richard Stark – Opera singer
Andrew Hubbard -Violinist
Steph West – Harpist
Firecat Masquerade – Fire spining
Etheric Chemistry – Alchemists
Madame De’la Cartomancer – Tarot
Pettigrew and Jones – Match-making service
Lord Frobisher-Pilbeam – Lord of the manor
Lady Frobisher-Pilbeam – Hostess for the evening
Doktor Von Science – Personal Physician & Alchemist

DJs
Ms C DJ (Chloe Thomas)
Shane Watcha
DJ Darlo
Clint Lee
Ben Jurassik

And a whole lot more…

Early bird tickets: £10

Ticket site
Discount code: alchemist

Website for details

SORTED!

Shoppers delight tonight !

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Time: 19:45 – 22:00
Location: Opposite the Band Stand/ Public loos on Serpentine Rod
Hyde Park!

Route

I wanna go!

Tube Poster
Oh man.. Le Corbusier @ the Barbican heavenly, dont miss it! 19 February 2009 – 24 May 2009

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Bring your Oyster!

Yay! Finally Bring Stuff, my personal favourite (nearly) free fancy dress party organiser has just announced his latest Party.

“We are Londoners, embrace the Londoness!
We want you to come dressed as a visual interpretation of a tube station – a blacksmith with a large hammer for Hammersmith, a manchester clown for Piccadilly Circus or James Bond for Bond Street etc.
You get the idea, so be as creative as you can, with one exception. NO ANGEL COSTUMES, Angel Islington is off limits as it’s closed for engineering works! Seriously, angel costumes would be super-lame.
It’s the end of January, you’ve had enough time to detox and break those resolutions. Kick those blues and come and get trollied with us whilst dressed as an impeccable vision of a tube station, oh yes there will be dancing in the basement of the bar too if you’re hardcore enough.
Prizes for best costume in ludicrous categories and a few games to be played too if you can find them!

Sat 31st January, 7:30pm-2.00am
Zebranos at the Establishment (not the one off carnaby street)
18 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4DS

Free before 10pm, £9 after. Mention Bring Stuff at the door to queue jump.
Come find us at the back of the bar, don’t forget your oyster cards.”

I already know what I’m going as… its going to be Absolutely Fabulous…(hint hint) and for those of you who dont know them all off by heart, here is a list of all the Stations currently open (Not sure if DLR is allowed).

The fruitbowl

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