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COLOSSAL

Artists are awesome, awesome people. Creativity runs out of them like rivers and these rivers flow into blogs like multi-disciplined visual arts platform Colossal, thereby creating waterfalls of immensely awesome creativity.

We can get happily lost for ages scrolling through its art, design and photography pages. The guys who curate Colossal leave the blurb brief and let the pictures and videos speak for themselves. We think they may have one of the best jobs in the world.

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VERA DAIQUIRI

Ramp up the herbaliciousness of a classic daiquiri.

50ml Havana 3yr rum
15ml Velvet Falernum
25ml lime juice
15ml aloe vera
5 green peppercorns

Garnish: lime peel
Method: shake all with cubed ice and double strain into the glass.
Glassware: small coupette

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LOUIS KAHN, THE POWER OF ARCHITECTURE

Monumental beyond modernist.  Louis Kahn’s distinctive style of heavy buildings didn’t hide their weight, materials or assembly in his back-to-basics approach to designing dramatic buildings.  Inspired by the ancient buildings of Italy, Greece and Egypt, he created monolithic beauty and powerful universal symbolism.  He also got around a bit – fellowships and awards coming out of his ears and three kids by three different women.

This Design Museum exhibition is an expansive collections of his works with models, drawings, photographs, films and interviews in one of the most complete retrospective of Kahn’s career.

Now until 12th October at the Design Museum, £12.40

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Dinner:  6pm – 10.30pm

Saturday

Brunch: 9am – 4pm
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Sunday

Brunch:  9am – 5pm
Dinner:  6pm – 10pm

All day menu available throughout the afternoon.

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WEIRD RUSSIA

What’s the thinking behind blog ‘Weird Russia’? Covering an obscure amount of nonsensical Russian news like a bigger, colder, badder Buzzfeed it leaps nimbly from featuring poems written by Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the people of Crimea, to Craigslist personal ads from Yevgeny, Russia’s most eligible hitman bachelor, to videos of roadside rage (gun v. axe).

The ads around the page (Find True Love with Ukraine Woman Dynamic Response. Fast & Secure) only add to the absurdity of this website. Strangely addictive.

weirdrussia.com

Secret recipes

SIAM VINAIGRETTE

10ml honey
20ml soya sauce
25ml peanut oil
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
1 thumb-sized piece ginger
Tabasco to taste
salt & pepper

Finely chop the ginger and the garlic, mix with the ingredients except the oil.  Whisk until smooth and then whisk in the oil to emulsify the vinaigrette.

Season and add a few drops of Tabasco to taste.

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Parties & private dining

The Little Room

Just because you can’t make it out to that lovely country house, doesn’t mean country house can’t come to you.  Private dining for up to 14, sharing menus for every occasion and all those mod-con meeting facilities neatly hidden away.

Browse all our spaces or our events department will be happy to help.

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