How The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Is Reclaiming Cinema

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital was once a flourishing centre of film in Africa, if only for a brief time. Busy cinemas populated Kinshasa’s most stylish districts and the city’s residents had a taste for 1960s Spaghetti Westerns, a subgenre of Western films produced in Europe, spurring a fashion trend for cowboy hats…

On The Origins & Evolution Of Polynesian Literature

The diverse peoples of Polynesia, a grouping of Central and South Pacific Ocean island archipelagos, together with those of the scattered cultures known as the Polynesian outliers, speak languages and dialects that descend from a language thought to have first been spoken in the Tonga and Samoa areas around 1000 BCE. Polynesia’s mythologies and maritime…

Please Take A Seat: 5 Magnificent Chairs You Can Buy This July

With a focus on seating, this month’s ‘Aesthete’s Wish List’ highlights five spectacular chairs that oscillate between the realms of fine art and design – all currently available for purchase. These functional sculptures come courtesy a diverse roster of makers, from past and present, who we take a closer look at. Mutual Modular Seat by…

A Cosmic Soup Of Fantasy & Industry

Fluctuating between the secular and the religious, ‘Underpinned by the Movements of Freighters’ is a curatorial project led by artist Joe Moss inside The Florence Trust, St. Saviour’s Church, London. Featuring a symbolic number – that of Greco-Roman Gods and Christian apostles – Moss merges twelve emerging and mid-career creators from varying backgrounds, careers and…

The Instagram Archive Revelling In The Universal Beauty Of Spirals

A compelling visual library celebrating the pervasive form, Instagram account @spiral_spore_encyclopaedia documents the reoccurring appearance of the spiral throughout life, seamlessly spanning the realms of nature, science, art and design. Spirals exist all around and within us, patterning our very existence, from microcosm to macrocosm, defining structures from the tiny vortices of subatomic particles and…

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