Thursday, 17 April 2014

Thursday 17th April: London Marathon via Teo Connor & RunDemCrew

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Here is the reason that my life has become run-centric of recent times .............. Teo Connor.  She introduced me to the game-changing experience of discovering the untapped skill of speed in your feet and the family tree of RunDemCrew.  I never knew I could run further than the bus stop and now I'm running all over the world, finally getting the chance to check out and check off cities I might not have ever had the opportunity to see.  For the latest race, Teo brought it home and signed up to tap up the 26 miles around the town she grew up in and join the masses for the London Marathon.  She's been training like a trooper thru the grey cold winter ........... and the scorchio hot holiday we had in Mexico  ........... and emerged ready for the final challenge in this optimistic stage of Spring.  Well, not only did she raise  £1825 for Refuge but also completed the course in an unearthly time of 4hr11 mins (that's fucking fast to those that aren't familiar with times).   We awaited her fresh face at Mile 21 where the RDC confetti canons clocked her arrival and she jumped around like a new puppy you've just come home to.  The crew clapped a deafening peal and Rosy patted her peachy bum to push her into the remaining five mile feat.  As you can see from her photos, she's been a grinning Cheshire Cat from start line to finish and made the whole endurance test look so appealing we are thinking of signing up next year : / ............... 
If you are reading this with scepticism and have any stigma attached to the joggers you see at the side of the road in spandex, watch this beautiful film to truly get a glimpse into what I'm banging on about and the reason we love to run with RunDemCrew and why Charlie Dark has changed our lives: 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Weds April 16th: Kate Moross "Make Your Own Luck" at Cob Gallery

If you have passed thru Camden Town and noticed a ridiculously fun filled window and wondered what it is, you can now experience and discover that candy-colour world for yourself.  Moross Studio have momentarily moved down the road to the Cob Gallery for Kate's inaugural exhibition / pop-up shop to launch her book "Make Your Own Luck".  The space is brimming with bright merchandise and a nostalgic insight into the history of her practise with Polaroids pinned up from past moments capturing the personalities that she has worked with.   This visual treat is all testament to the fact that there is opportunity to found and develop your own unique vision in the design world............... how?'s all explained in this new annual on Prestel Publishing.  It's going to be an indispensable guide for any aspiring graphic design students with plans of world domination!  The venue for this book launch is holding a host of events so be sure to check out the schedule to plan your trip.  You can also hear Kate talking specifically about her role in the music industry at the ItsNiceThat evening for Secret7" tomorrow at Mother London.

205 Royal College St, London NW1 0SG
14th-24th April

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Tues 15th April: Secret 7" 2014

SECRET 7" is back! 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians from past and present are pressed 100 times to 7" vinyl. Then creatives from around the world interpret the tracks in their own style, resulting in a one-of-a-kind sleeve for every 7”. All 700 sleeves are now on show at Mother as an exhibition, awaiting to go on sale this Saturday for Record Store Day.  Some of the artists included in this year's line up include The Chapman Brothers, Antony Gormley, Jeremy Deller....... so get down to join the que early doors!!!  Each record is priced at £45 with 100% of all proceeds going to WarChild.

Open from 10am - 6pm, and it's free to view.
Downstairs At Mother, 10 Redchurch St, London, E2 7DD.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Mon 14th April: NIKE Run Free in Athens, Part 2

Here is a mixed selection of shots that encapsulate the rest of my stay in Athens with NIKE for my event as part of the global launch of the Free.  After the day's activities we got to test out the shoes on a run to the Olympic Park, followed by a trip to the seaside to see the sunset as a magical setting for a talk from the Israeli all-girl run group Roco-Runs.  The following day I ventured up to the epic site of The Acropolis and home of NIKE namesake!  Just before the flight home I went on a bit of a footwear research field trip to the Athens Folklore museum which was so cute, I whimpered the whole way round.  I never knew that Greek traditional costume was so layered with intricate, multicoloured woven cloth and embellishment.  A truly incredible historical city (obviously) to have the opportunity to discover, thank you NIKE!