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LATE NIGHTS

We’re now open later; for night caps, something to soak them up, or when you realise it’s 10pm and you’re still at your desk.

Mon-Thu: 7.30am to 11.30pm
Fri: 7.30am to midnight
Sat: 9am to midnight
Sun: 9am to 10.30pm

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IN HIGH FASHION, THE CONDE NAST YEARS 1923-1937

In 1923 Edward Steichen took up the enviable position as chief photogapher at Condé Nast, where he both kickstarted modern fashion photography and became the highest paid photographer in the world.  Not a bad gig.

For the following 15 years, he enjoyed the privilege such a role afforded and shot some of the most iconic figures in politics, literature, theatre and, of course, haute-couture fashion. In High Fashion brings together over 200 vintage prints, many for the first time since the 1930s, and gives real insight into the time.

Until 18th January at the Photographers’ Gallery W1, £4.50

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What we're listening to

Oh 2014, you have been MEGA.  Week on week of great tunes usurping each other. Chet Faker, Rosie Lowe, Future Islands obvs.

Here’s a list we started 364 days ago – dropping in the new releases which made us swoon as they happened, or a little while later if we weren’t that quick off the mark.  Even more excited to start 2015, and can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Tell us what you like, share your favourite tracks, or send us a list and we’ll stick it up.

Have a listen on Spotify

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CIA

The Central Illustration Agency began life as one guy with a packet of drawing pencils, an eraser and not even a hint of Photoshop 1.0, and ended up bringing together a ton of great other graphic designers, illustrators and animators.  These days they’re still a heavyhitting agency with a roster of the top dogs of modern graphic art.

Better yet, they’ve got a blog of the newest and coolest in the world of illustration – from fun facts in cartoon, to interviews, toffee apples and exhibitions.

centralillustration.com/blog

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designboom

Officially, by their count at least, designboom was the first web-based design and architecture magazine.  It was 1999 – Google was still sucking at the teat of a 56.6k modem and this team had the vision realise the world wasn’t going to apocalypse itself and the internet might be a great place to gather up the worldwide expanse of cool.

They haven’t achieved global domination, but they’ve proven that there’s no replacement for real clever humans curating interesting content.

www.designboom.com

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HE SPOKE STYLE

Oh girls, you’re spoilt for fashion advice. From uber quirky tips via Susie Bubble to the simplistic monochrome looks of We The People Style, if you don’t know which shoes to wear with culottes then for goodness sake we can’t help you.

If you’re a man, help can be a little harder to find. We suggest immediately checking out Brian Sacawa’s fashion pointers. With posts like When Is It Time For New Jeans? and High Risk / High Reward: Paisley Tie, He Spoke Style oozes the stuff.

hespokestyle.com

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At the sharing table

WHO DID YOU MEET?

Once upon a time, we chatted to strangers, brought jams to neighbours in times of plenty and said hello to passersby.  We hear it still happens up North.

We also hope one might choose to shoot the breeze with fellow diners at the sharing table.  Maybe you might debate current affairs; maybe you share a secret haunt; maybe you might just pass the pepper.

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Afternoon tea

DAILY CAKE QUOTIENT

Everyday, our kitchen brings us a jar of cookies.  Or sometimes a pretty little cake stand with a banana loaf.  Macaroons.  Meringues.   Depends how they’re feeling.  But everyday, regardless, there is a new batch of home made treats to eye up on your way in and have with a cup of tea.

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WE AND THE COLOR

We’ve spent much time perusing fonts. We’ve fallen out with good friends over the use of Times New Roman. Don’t get us started on Impact.  We’ll give into Comic Sans in only the most ironic of applications, because we’ve got a sense of humour, right?

Dirk Petzold’s blog, We And The Color, circumnavigates graphic design, illustration, photography and these things pleasing to the eye. We, however, swoon at his appreciation of a decent font.

weandthecolor.com

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KITCHEN HOURS

Breakfast
M-F: 7.30am to 12pm
S-S: 9am to 11.30am

Brunch
S-S: 11.30am to 4pm

Lunch
M-F: 12pm to 3.30pm
S-S: 12pm to 4pm

Dinner
M-S: 6pm to 10.30pm
Sun: 6pm to 9.30pm

All day menu available throughout the afternoon.

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