Salacious adventures realised on their recent Scotland tour, Wide Awake return to their exclusive London residency at the Hoxton Pony for a Halloween fancy dress special. Delivering an uninhibited night of mischief and bass line wobblers from filthy Jackin House, Strip Club Hip Hop and all other manner less club music genres.
Led by the 7ft tall 18st Winston (the rabbit) the kind of guy to be One Direction’s number one supplier Wide Awake features CJ Beatz and Jordan Crisp.
Keeping the sullied flesh in motion on the dance floor are East London DJ Booth scoundrels Bill and Will.
2-4-1 cocktails till 9PM| Tables from £350
Strictly guest list only – Entry is free on the Wide Awake guest list until 9pm.
Entry free all night should you flash the door girl a Wide Awake T-shirt which can be obtained with a click or two at http://cjbeatz.com/.
RSVP by sending an e-mail with your full name(s) for the guest list to
On Tuesday 21st October we were delighted to be invited down to the Stephen Lawrence Centre for a private viewing of ‘Black & White’ a photography exhibition delivered by esteemed London based photographer Ernest Simons. Inspiration was drawn from a trip to Ghana and the beauty and personality of villagers going about their normal day-to-day life.
“Whilst I was in Ghana, I saw a simplicity that I tried to preserve through a lens, Black & White breathes life and captures the imperfections made perfect of those people” – Ernest Simons
For a cheeky look at the launch event check out the short clip below:
Now open to the general public, details of the exhibition are:
WHEN: 22nd October – 20th November
TIME: 09:00 – 17:00
WHERE: Stephen Lawrence Centre, 39 Brookmill Rd, London SE8 4HU
Ernest Simons specialises in sports, fashion & portraits. He has a proven track record of expertise spanning 8 years. His unique methods behind the camera have allowed him to develop his unique skill.
Courtesy of ‘The Thinker‘
Interactive anti-selfie mirror distorts reflection the longer a person looks into it
In today’s selfie-obsessed culture, narcissism is no stranger. But what would an anti-selfie look like? What would happen if the reflection looking back at you in the mirror was distorted? French artists Chloé Curé and Bertrand Lanthiez have created just that in an interactive project, “We Are Narcisses.”
The multimedia piece was inspired by Curé’s and Lanthiez’s school assignment on the subject of beauty. In selfie-obsessed pop culture, ideas of self are often tied to our own reflections in the mirror or phone. For “We Are Narcisses,” the artists decided to explore this selfie phenomenon, and how reflections of self-alter our perceptions of ourselves. Curé and Bertrand test this theory and invoke the myth of Narcissus with an anti-selfie mirror that distorts the viewer’s image.
For the project, Curé and Lanthiez used a mirror, water and a speaker to create the anti-selfie mirror. The mirror uses the natural distorting effect of water to alter your image as you look into it. Using sound to change the water vibrations and reflection, the anti-selfie mirror distorts the reflection more the longer someone looks into it.
“We Are Narcisses” is inspired by the tale of Narcissus in Greek mythology. In the classic story by Ovid, Narcissus is an extremely proud character who disdains all who fall in love with him. He admires himself so much that he, upon seeing his reflection in a pool of water, falls in love with himself. Eventually he dies by the pool of water, after realizing his love cannot be returned.
“We Are Narcisses” employs the pool of water as a reflection device idea from the myth of Narcissus. As onlookers gaze into the anti-selfie mirror, they lose sight of their reflection as it becomes more and more muddled. As the distorted image becomes recognizable, the gazer is challenged to look inwards for a definition of self.
Curé and Lanthiez are graphic designers and multimedia artists based in Paris.
The Air Umbrella shields from the rain with a temporary, air-circulating roof
Umbrellas are the best until you enter the building. By then you have a soaking wet piece of fabric to carry around you. That is why this idea by Chuan Wang, an inventor from Nanjing, China, is just so good. Also, it looks a lot like magic.
The device looks like a wand (what else) and is comprised of three major segments. The switch and control part sits at the bottom, a big lithium battery in the middle and a functional head with the air pump mechanism on top. When turned on, the functional head spews out air in all directions, with a force enough to change the course of raindrops. The controls at the bottom include a knob you can turn to change the speed of airflow. A strong airflow means a bigger umbrella diameter that could accommodate more people.
The first functional prototype was created in November 2012. However, it wasn’t entirely usable. The Air Umbrella’s Kickstarter recalls that the amount of airflow needed created a prototype which was too big.
From there, Wang took to seeking help from PhD students from his locale. Graduates of both the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Nanjing University were able to improve the design and create a more portable umbrella.
The prototype closest to the final version was achieved last July and has been developed into three versions: Air Umbrella A, B and C.
Umbrella A, which the creators describe as “available for female”, is shorter at only 30 cm. Umbrella B is the original option at 50 cm and weighing in at 800 grams. The Umbrella C features a scalable handle that could be extended by up to 80 cm.
One major limitation of the air umbrella is the battery life. Although the schematic diagram shows a big battery pack, the high-power airflow can squeeze dry the fully-charged batteries in just 30 minutes of use.
The umbrellas range from $88 to $148 each for backers. Packages of ten start at $1,120 for the Umbrella B and increases to $1,320 for Umbrella C including the car charges.
The creators target to get the first final units out by September 2015 and shipped by December.