Largest Ever Portrait of Nelson Mandela
We’re privileged to have the world exclusive on the largest ever portrait of Nelson Mandela. At a colossal 4.2m squared, the stunning image dwarfs the 6ft 5” tall South African artist Paul Blomkamp. The painting is rendered in Blomkamp’s hallmark medium of acrylic paints on nine individual canvasses, which collectively form the overall image. It took him 14 months to create as a tribute to one of the world’s most inspirational statesman for his forthcoming 95th birthday.
She famously wore couture to breakfast, was a muse to milliner Philip Treacy and championed the late, great Alexander McQueen – breaking and redefining the fashion rules with her eccentric style. So, it comes as no surprise that six years after her tragic suicide, Isabella Blow’s maverick style should be honoured for all to enjoy in a major exhibition.
‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!’ at London’s Somerset House...
Bon Appetit, Boulestin Style
One of London’s most influential restaurants reopens its doors after a 19-year hiatus. Joel Kissin, Sir Terence Conran’s former business partner, will open Boulestin on the former site of L’Oranger in St James’s.
The bistro is inspired by the philosophy and culinary ethos of Frenchman Marcel Boulestin, who ran his eponymous restaurant in Covent Garden. The influential food writer was revered for championing French cuisine in the UK and was Britain’s first TV celebrity chef back in the 1930s...
Here’s a new musical first to enjoy this year, the Roli Seaboard Grand. The new touch-sensitive keyboard allows musicians to manipulate digital sound like never before.
Designed by a Dalston-based technology start up, the keyboard uses SEA Technology, a disruptive platform sensor technology that is highly precise, information-rich and pressure sensitive. It captures 3D gestures while simultaneously providing the user with tactile feedback.
Keys can be stroked to bend pitch and wobbled to create vibrato, essentially allowing user control of fundamental sound characteristics, such as sound, pitch, volume and timbre. With these new sonic possibilities, the keyboard provides an exciting new bridge between acoustic and electronic musical approaches. Now that’s music to our ears.
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Claw and marble skull cufflinks
Just released silver-plated metal cufflinks with a white marble skull and logo engraved ball. Finer details set style-savvy men apart; these macabre cufflinks from Alexander McQueen make for a dramatic finish.
85” Series 9 Ultra High Definition LED TV
Be the very first to own Samsung's 85" S9 Ultra High Definition LED TV, it breaks new boundaries in the world of HD TV. With breath-taking picture quality and concert quality audio, the stunning 85" screen and inspired design deliver an unreal, excitingly immersive experience. As for performance, Smart Evolution – technology unique to Samsung – gives you the world's first Future Ready UHD TV.
A DIFFERENT SUPERCAR EVERY WEEK
The car lover’s dream year: a spectacular and never done before opportunity of driving a different supercar every week for the duration of a year. This tantalising scenario for any motoring enthusiast features legendary marques including: Aston Martin; Bugatti; Bentley; Ferrari; Lamborghini; Lotus; Maserati; McClaren; Porsche and TVR.