Thursday, 25 November 2010

Special Guest: Audio Architecture

"Experimenter en Couleur" of Audio Architecture will be showcasing their work at our forthcoming Private Event held on Sunday the 28th at 14:30!
They are a group of artists specialised on innovation and emerging technologies and for the occasion they will present "Testing The Wheel", their first recorded work after 10 years of research and experimentation.
When we invited them to play at our event they immediately responded with an idea to make a specific work for us, related to what we are doing. Scanning fabrics and who knows what else to compose a site specific track...!

Their music is inspired by sounds recorded in space to express the multidimensionality and physicality of everything that surrounds us.
Materials react in different ways because they have a specific molecule structure that moves when forces or energies are applied or hit them. They absorb and reflect light to appear
to our naked eyes with a specific colour and they express a different feeling to our touch.
Sound travels in a similar way to light, hitting any object around us and assuming a specific value when crosses them.
We are living in a dynamic world where subsystems transform energies and they
constantly stimulate our perception.
Creating spaces means understanding the potentialities of every material and keeping into account all the elements such as sound, light, forces in order to
generate a complex system of reactions that eventually will please our senses with their aesthetics...

In the mean time:
Testing The Wheel
These early compositions aim to refine and define several methods in generative music making, to prove the indefinite moods and experiences possible and understand more of how the listener is stimulated by such unfamiliar territory.
The compositions break from the barriers of scale and timing associated
with traditional music to allow the freedom to explore new possibilities. All use generative tools in their music creation and are the outcome of self-made audio and visual synthesisers coupled to different stimuli. Control comes in varying degrees from the rules set at the beginning of the development process.
Methods for playing the machines vary greatly according to project. Unexpected outcomes are celebrated and essential to the process.
Listen to Testing The Wheel at the Experimenter En Colour Shop

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Eco-Design Christmas Fair 2010

Designed as an all-in-one sustainable and ethical shopping spree, the Eco-Design Christmas Fair returns for it's seventh year, providing a unique retail platform for the UK's most forward-thinking designers whose work is centred on environmentally considerate techniques.

The event promises an attractive and hassle-free shopping experience for those who wish to buy contemporary, fair and friendly products - perfect for a kooky, conscious, design-savvy crowd; one of the most stylish and inspiring sustainable events in town.

Come along and discover a fantastic range of quality Christmas gifts and gadgets, home accessories, fashion, footwear, jewellery, furniture, lighting, books, technology, baby clothes, toys and many more top British and Fairtrade sustainable products.

With prices to suit everyone, the Eco-Design Fair offers a rare chance to meet the designer/makers and chat about their challenges and criteria.

To add to the festive atmosphere, they'll have a little live music, plus textile recycling workshops:

Festive bunting run by the superb Seaside Sisters: http://seasidesisters.co.uk/about/

plus your chance to make your very own Festive Youdoodoll: http://www.youdoodoll.co.uk/home/ open to all ages & abilities. Bring along a small photo of yourself (or a freind), and we'll have the talented Eco Annie on hand to help you create your doll.

They'll have a refreshments area with organic, locally-sourced nibbles and hot spiced cider.

Venue: Assembly Hall, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, Islington, N1 2UD

Opening Times: Saturday 4th December 10am-5pm & Sunday 5th December 10am-4pm

Entry £2. Concessions £1.

For a full list of exhibitors and workshops please see the "Eco Design Fair" website:


Thursday, 4 November 2010

Our Partners

We are proud to introduce you to our partners for our forthcoming Private View the 28/11/10 from 14:30 and for the Hidden Art Open Studios the 27-28/11/10 & 4-5/12/10, both will be held at Urban Upholstery shop.

YSH London. A textile, fashion and interiors online magazine, offering students, young designers and businesses the latest news and trends happening in London. They have a great website full of interesting and exciting information. You can also register your business in their directory for a small yearly fee. To find out more, please visit: www.yshlondon.com

Niko B. Organic Chocoates!
I love chocolate and I am one of this person that doesn't understand why some people doesn't,
but I am very fussy about it, it has to be very good otherwise I won't eat it.
Well if you try the chocolate from Niko B. you won't ever eat most of the chocolate that is out there...
I met Susan, Anthony and the yang Nicholas at friends house and they cooked an amazing dinner were food complemented fantastically their chocolate, it was heaven! I have to say it brought me back in time, I was expecting my mother coming to the room and tell me off because I was eating too much chocolate...My childhood hero was Pippi Longstocking and I always dreamt to be in a room full of sweets, I am suspecting that there are few people out there that shares the same dream?...Well that day was like a dream coming true. Their chocolates are very good and I can't wait to try some more at PV. You will have a taste... and you can buy some more, maybe?
Checkout their website: www.nikobchocolates.com

Our event is open until the end of January 2011, but don't miss the chance to meet the designers during the two weekends of the Open Studios!

Hidden Art is an organisation based in East London that supports designer-makers and designers to expose and sell their products to a wider audience.
They do this through promoting and supporting members to place their products both nationally and internationally through international trade fairs, the Hidden Art E-Shop, global press coverage, Hidden Art Awards and their annual pre-Christmas Open Studios event.
Hidden Art Open Studios is now in its 17th year, and is aimed at helping designer-makers make sales direct to the public in the lead up to Christmas.