In this bedroom, “everything above the floor is painted black. The floors are kept natural and … the wooden elements balance out the darkness of the space.”
Refurbished to look clean and contemporary, this flat in London is located inside a Georgian townhouse, built in 1860. The floors were sanded down to the bare wood and soap stained to keep them looking natural.
(via: Design Milk)
Guillaume Santacruz is among many French entrepreneurs now using London as their base. He said of his native France, “The economy is not going well, and if you want to get ahead or run your own business, the environment is not good.” - ‘Au Revoir, Entrepreneurs’, The New York Times
On Parliament Square in London, a young girl poses with a red balloon to recreate the image from the Banksy graffiti, “There’s Always Hope”.
Photo by Suzanne Plunkett - Reuters
On an ice rink in front of the Natural History Museum in London.. skating!
Photo: Justin Setterfield - Getty
That look of awe and wonder, as kids check out festive window displays like the one at Selfridges department store in London.
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Mentoring in a London Eye pod.
Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware joins other women in a mentoring session with girls from a London school as part of the United Nations Day of the Girl global event.
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London from the sky!
An amazing view by aerial photographer, Jason Hawkes.
An eye above the London Eye.
Another remarkable aerial photograph by Jason Hawkes.
A remarkable aerial view of Nelson’s Column at London’s Trafalgar Square, photographed by Jason Hawkes.
(Source: Daily Mail)
Basking under the heat and glow of London’s Walkie Talkie tower.
Pedestrians in the central city walk through the intense beam of reflected sunlight from the glass of the new building that has some architects puzzled.
The magnifying glass effect raises temperatures on the street so much that cars have buckled and eggs have been fried.
Photo: Suzanne Plunkett - Reuters
Feel like some Morning Glory?
It’s a fitness class that started at 6:30 a.m. at London’s Shoreditch, burning calories to the beat of DJ’s before going to work.
Kind of like raving, without the drugs and alcohol at midnight. And the classes are unstructured where participants don’t follow a set routine, making up their own moves.
Judging by the response, it was a raving success!
The London office of international ad agency Wieden + Kennedy has offered their employees a chance to work like zoo animals.
For their heavily trafficked storefront window, they invited their neighbors in Hanbury Street to participate in their Hello Neighbor campaign.
The idea was to create an imaginative storefront window for the agency, and the winner’s installation is a monochrome cardboard office inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s paintings.
There’s room for W+K employees to enjoy their 15 minutes of zoo-animal like fame, who at the same time still have to work, like typing up e-mails and creating client presentations.
(via Storefront Window Turns Office Workers Into Zoo Animals | Wired Design | Wired.com)
In the City of London, workers enjoying a sunny lunch break outside the Bank of England.
Photo: Toby Melville for Reuters
How could you not participate in this Sumo Run in London?
Inflatable sumo suits jogged around Battesea Park for this annual charity event.
Image: Leon Neal for AFP - Getty