Sunday 23 January, 2011

Lock 7 – Hackney


I’m well known for my ‘fads’, they go way back, ranging from synchronized swimming to carpentry but of late I’m into bikes. I haven’t gone as far as getting a fixed wheel though. Looking cool on a fixed wheel bike is a fine line…

Thursday 20 January, 2011

Rospo – Hackney


In a city which is full to the brim with vintage and second hand shops it takes something to stand out. I have nearly gotten myself killed on numerous occasions cycling past Rospo craning my neck to see what exciting things they have piled up outside on the pavement…

Saturday 15 January, 2011

Platform Cafe in Netil House – Hackney


The best places always tend to be the secret places I think, the ones that only attract the same sort of people and friends of those people. I’ve got to be honest, I’m not a fan of diversity…

Monday 27 December, 2010

Brixton Village


I’d heard a few good things about Brixton Village and decided I really should check it out. I presumed it was perhaps just a collection of pretty but overpriced and pointless boutiques and shops. Well now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t go sooner…

Wednesday 22 December, 2010

Tooting Tram and Social – Tooting


In an area dominated by Primark, fried chicken shops and Poundwise 99p store is The Tooting Tram & Social Club. It’s gorgeous inside…

Wednesday 15 December, 2010

Book Mongers – Brixton


I found Book Mongers totally by accident when I was looking for Brixton Village. Brixton has many great places, give it time and no doubt it will be what Shoreditch has become, although I think it has a few years in it yet…

Wednesday 01 December, 2010

The Last Tuesday Society – Bethnal Green


Now here is a collection of weird shit. So taxidermy and monkey skulls I get, but Labrador’s testicles in jars? It’s hard not to like it here, I mean there aren’t many places where you hear the staff shout…

Friday 26 November, 2010

Le Grenier – Brick Lane


Le Grenier has a truly fantastic collection of well, random stuff, for want of a better word. Full sets of brown and orange tea cups, sugar pots and tea jars interspersed with eclectic …