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Issue 81

Mr Fogg's floral dynasty is evolving evermore, which is great news for those in Fitzrovia with the latest opening happening this July! Plus, we take a look inside Europe's first ever authentic Japan House in London and look at what the former Managing Director of Amazon is up to in the art world.

Mr Fogg's in Fitzrovia

The Mr Fogg’s empire is growing before our very eyes, and 26th July signifies ones of the latest branches, Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals, opening its doors in Fitzrovia. Housed in a charming two-storey Georgian townhouse just off Charlotte Street, this venue will feature a blossoming garden with an abundance of flourishing plants and flowers.

Upon arrival, you will be wonderfully surprised about how beautifully adorned with flowers it is; but the flowers won’t only be for admiring and smelling, they will also be for drinking! With cocktails such as ‘Flight of the Hummingbird’ and ‘Cherry Blossom’ on offer, you will be spoilt for choice with these herbaceous delights. But that’s not all, because alongside your fancy tipple you can enjoy some speciality complementary bar snacks: Sweetcorn Fritters, Confit Chicken and Pine Nut Croquettes and Honey Crumpets topped with Rosemary Honeycomb…don't they sound truly dreamy?

What better way to spend your summer evenings than to browse The Secret Language of Flowers Menu and embark on an adventure of the senses, discovering unique flora and fauna on the way. To add some extra appeal, Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals will also offer a range of cocktail masterclasses in the glasshouse at the back of the venue, so you will have the chance to refine your mixology skills and enjoy the Mr Fogg’s experience at home.

Photo Credit: Square Meal

Japan House London

I don’t know about you, but it appears as though everybody has caught some sort of Japanese fever over the past year or so; it seems like it is THE location to travel to on everyone’s bucket list! But why endure the 12-hour flight when you can experience the Japan House in London, the first of its kind that Europe has ever seen!

Opened earlier this summer on 22nd June, this new centre has been funded by the Japanese government to showcase exemplary Japanese culture and creativity, from design and food to technology, as well as strengthening the creative ties between the UK and Japan. This extraordinary artistic hub is spread across three floors in the Art Deco building of what used to be Derry and Toms, a department store in Kensington.

So, what can you expect to find at Japan House London? An exhibition gallery, a library, a coffee bar and an extensive event space, just to name a few! There is even a top-notch Japanese restaurant led by Akira Shimizu, a prize chef who has brought some of the tastiest and most impressive Bento Boxes to London.

Once you are there, you will be completely in awe of the simple, slick and contemporary interiors which have all originated from Japan. Get to know some of the thriving Japanese creatives of today and get a truly authentic experience right in the heart of London…no long-haul flight necessary.

Photo Credit: Creative Boom

Philipp Humm

Philipp Humm - Where Tech and Art Meet:

Presenting an array of interesting artwork that explores the socio-politics of today’s digital world, the ex-CEO of Vodafone and T-Mobile has jumped ship and is dipping his toes into the world of creativity and art. Based in his quaint and quiet studio in Hampstead, Philipp Humm is sharing his talent and giving us the opportunity to examine the effect that technology is having on our social wellbeing through his work.

Humm’s work is quite profound and poses the question of our accountability towards the evolution that technology is having on society, as well as challenging our perception about the freedom we have because of it. If you take a look at what he has done, you can observe that one of the main themes that is carried though his art is the way that today’s advances in technology has a monumental impact on us all and how we are allowing it to define that way our society is moulded.

Regarding his recent works, Humm has stated: ‘Now it’s moving together. At the beginning I didn’t want different worlds to influence each other, but after a while, I realised it’s about authenticity, and I needed to bring the two pieces together; they are all part of me and my art should reflect that.’

‘Tech can fix a lot of the problems we create; like growing food artificially, or using robots to help us when we get older – but ultimately human curiosity won’t let us stop until we invent the thing that will destroy us.’ Food for thought indeed…

Photo Credit: Shop Window

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