Weird Science – The RÆBURN Lab

RÆBURN is a British fashion label with a unique and innovative approach to creating menswear, womenswear, and accessories collections. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Christopher Raeburn became known for his re-appropriation of military fabrics and in particular for iconic outerwear created from decommissioned parachutes. The REMADE ethos still guides and influences every aspect of the RÆBURN design and development process; a RÆBURN product is defined by distinctive aesthetic, meticulous detail, considered functionality, and sustainable intelligence.

Christopher’s pioneering work had brought responsible design to a mainstream fashion audience and presents a new definition of luxury with integrity. The brand currently has stockists worldwide and has received an amazing array of media coverage nationally and internationally, reflecting an unusually balanced combination of high concept and commercial awareness.

RÆBURN is pleased to announce the official opening of it’s studio in Hackney as an experiential retail store. The opening marks the brand’s first permanent retail venture following successful tests towards the end of last year with a three month pop-up store at Coal Drops Yard.

The RÆBURN Lab offers an opportunity for visitors to browse and shop seasonal collections, archives pieces and Lab exclusives, whilst experiencing the craft first hand in the RÆMADE atelier.

The RÆBURN Lab is poignantly located in what used to be the Burberry archive where the likes of Shackleton’s exhibition material were stored and having commissioned a new bespoke fit-out allows for the store, archive and RÆMADE atelier in one open plan ever evolving space. It is also used as a platform to host a wide variety of workshops from open studio days for the local community to more advanced workshops where attendees are invited to design and make their own items using off-cuts from the atelier.


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6 Things you need to know about visiting a Hammam Spa

City living can take its toll on our minds and bodies, what better way to escape the stress and dramas of everyday life with a relaxing trip to a Hammam! But what is a Hammam Spa? A Hammam is a middle eastern variation of a public steam bath, the different treatments can help you leave the spa relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to face the day with a healthy glow!

If you want to relax, revive and re-energize without the worry of paying too much then take a visit to Hammam like, Casa Spa.

1. Natural ingredients – from the traditional black olive soap aka Savon Noir for cleansing your skin to the Ghassoul clay mud masks straight from the Atlas Mountains, Hammams only use natural ingredients in their treatments.

2. Rich in history – Hammams Have a long and rich history,Originating in Ancient Rome.They were then used in Turkey and North Africa in places like Morocco. During Victorian times Hammams became very popular across Western Europe.  With treatments like the Ghassoul Clay Mud Mask still being used today. 

3.Good for mind and body – A trip to a Hammam can help you relax and rejuvenate from the stresses of everyday life. It’s also an excellent way to start the day feeling fresh. Not only that it’s a great for your skincare and any aches and pains. 

4.Social – Swap the bar for a spa, coming to a Hammam is a great way to Social with your friends in a calm relaxing environment. Many Hammams have a relaxation room where you can partake in a cup of tea and chill out with your friends after your treatments. A trip to the spa is much healthier and cheaper than a few rounds at the bar.

5.Treatments –  many Hammam spas offer a range of other treatments as well as the traditional bath, these include traditional facials, hair treatments and massages to help you look and feel your best from the top of your head to the tip of your toes

6.Better Sleep – Thanks to the exotic steam ritual in the Hammam spa, improved sleep is another added benefit. The steam working your body up and helping you release your toxins will add in relieving anxiety and help in getting a peaceful night’s sleep.

Top 10 Sneakers of the week from

Imagine a community of likeminded sneaker passion individuals all found in the one place, both buyers and sellers connected in the resale market tapping into a global demographic all looking to purchase the hottest trainers available.

Well at Laced they act as the bridge between these two communities, allowing products to cross safely and quickly between the two, where authenticity is everything and speed is critical. 

Founded in 2018, what began as a desire to improve the resale process, has now developed into a fully fledged, fully functional platform which is growing by the day. They understand the resale market can be a difficult and sometimes stressful one to navigate, the apprehension that comes with buying from anyone other than a retailer is natural, and the fear of getting ripped off or conned is something they wish to irradicate. Their specialised authentication team meticulously checks each pair that passes through Laced , so you can rest easy in the knowledge that there will be no nasty surprises when you unbox that coveted pair.

So check out below their top 10 trainers available this week.

Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan – Available from April 9th

Coinciding with the release of the animates flick Missing Link, which serves as inspiration for this unique take on the Air Max, the interestingly names Nike Air Max Susan pays homage to the film’s protagonist, matching the shoes green and plaid overlays to the tux worn by the Bigfoot-like creature. This models nickname is pulled straight from some of the film’s dialogue where Mr Link first introduces himself as “Susan”. If you know, you know. 

Nike Zoom LeBron 3 Home 2019 – Available from April 11th

We are experiencing a court shoe resurgence in 2019 and following in the footsteps of GOAT Michael Jordan, future Hall of Famer Lebron James is revamping one of his first signature silhouettes. The Re-release of 2005s Zoom LeBron III is something fans will be more than pleased to see, and no colourway for the model is more iconic than the black, white and red “Home” makeup. This shoe is nostalgic, unmistakably classic, and still holds up 14 years after its initial release.

Nike WMNS Air Max 720 Pink Rise – 11th April

Continuing the success of Nike Air Max 720 silhouette, the Pink Rise colourway drops as a women’s exclusive and combines a mostly white upper with a striking Pink full-length 720 air unit for which the model is famous. The Air Max 720 has etched itself into history as one of the defining releases of 2019 so far, and the consistent stream of new colourways to add to its ever-growing catalogue doesn’t look like it is slowing down any time soon.

Nike Air Max 98 On Air La Mezcla – Available from 13th April

The On-Air contest winner for New York, designer Gabrielle Serrano decided to take the classic Air Max 98 silhouette to paint a picture of diversity, one that she feels best represents the big apple. Contrasting skin tone like hues across the designs upper to celebrate ethnic diversity in her city, you can definitely see why Serrano’s idea stood out, aesthetically pleasing, while still telling a story, everything a creative colourway should do.

Nike Air Max 1 On Air Tokyo Maze – Available from 13th April

Emerging as the On-Air contest winner for Tokyo, designer Yuta Takuman uses the Air Max 1 silhouette as a canvas in which to paint his abstract expression of the Tokyo subway network, while the red bubble pays homage to the iconic Tokyo Tower. This design is striking, with its maze-like black and white upper taking centre stage, but not to be underestimates are the shoes supporting elements, rainbow laces, and red air bubble make sure this shoe will get you noticed.

Nike Air Max 97 On Air Shanghai Kaleidoscope – Available from 13th April

Inspired by the clouds in the blue skies above Shangahi shifting and dissipating to create new forms and shapes, designer Cashu Ru became one of the six winner of the Nike On-Air contest for his abstract reimagining of the Air Max 97 silhouette which sees the shoe’s upper develop in a pale sky blue complexion which white accents. The Shanghai Kaleidoscope is identifiable as being akin to its source material even without the explanation, and that is what makes this design so exceptional.

Nike Air Max 97 On Air London Summer of Love – Available from 13th April

London’s winner of the On-Air contest decides to take us on a very personal journey back to a first date experienced on Primrose Hill. Visual designer Jasmine Lasose dressed the Air Max 97 in an explosion of vibrant colours, including orange, green, blue, neon and purple hues to celebrate summer in her city, as well as the love experienced within it. This model is finished with finer details which include “97p” printed in a pattern on the wavy stripe overlay, along with “Good Chat” detailed on the pull tabs, a very personal homage to her source material.

Nike Air VapourMax Plus on Air Paris Works in Progress – Available from 13th April

Possibly the most unique of the six On-Air contest winner, designer Lou Matheron, offers us up a living breathing slice of Paris via a model inspired by images of an under-construction Parisian courthouse and the colours of the surrounding job site. Highlighted details include a buckle strap that wraps across the midfoot that features an elastic band on the tongue, followed by bolted yellow Swooshes on the outer side panes, orange/white striped insoles. This design is more of a literal representation of the pieces of the city than any of the 5 other winners, and I for one welcome the variety.

Nike Kyrie 5 Mamba Mentality – Available from 13th April

Dropping as a new rendition of Kyrie Irving’s signature silhouette, this design looks to celebrate Mamba Day 2019 with an exciting new colourway consisting of White and Cyber Green. The shoe sports neutral upper with a hint of snakeskin detailing as a nod to Kobe Bryant’s alternate ego. Finally, hits of purple and neon green, along with red speckling on the heel and midsole are applied as a tribute to the 2009 Joker-inspired “Chaos” Zoom Kobe 5.


Nike Air Max 87 On Air Neon Seoul – 13th April

Possibly the most coveted of the six On-Air contest winners, and hailing from Seoul designer Gwang Shin takes inspiration from his homelands national flag, and the main neon signs that illuminate the city of his residence. Covered in a matte black leather base with highlighted neon red and blue colours used across its signature wavy synthetic overlay making this model without a doubt a firm early contender for shoe of the year

Be the envy of the seven Kingdoms with these Game of Thrones merchandising

Ahhh With under a WEEK to go, until the epic eighth and final season of Game of Thrones begins, HBO, the American cable network behind this Global phenomenon and others including VEEP, Sex and the City, Silicon Valley, The Sopranos, Big Little Lies and True Blood have been working flat out for us not to miss our weekly dose from the realms of Westeros and Essos once it is over in essentially, just a couple of weeks time. Literally , whatever your budget we have something to beguile you with, here with a collection of fantastic collaborations.

 Raise a glass and sing of the praise of whatever clan you align yourself to with this Limited Edition White Walker Single Malt Whisky from Johnnie Walker,

As we said everyone wants in on the final act and here we find Adidas staking their claim to the Iron Throne.

No need to send a raven when you have this commemorative Set of stamps from the Royal Mail, the royal Seel has been given.

As we said whatever your budget we have something to entice you, here we see the retailer Primark showing off their wares and yes the rumours are true their first store in the seven Kingdoms will open shortly in Dorne.

Want to radiate the ethereal beauty of Daenerys Targaryen or maybe someone, you’d give your life for then Urban Decay have just the thing.

Ever acclaimed Fashion Designer John Varvatos is a fan of Game of Thrones and has collaborated on a range inspired by the tales.

Ignite the traveller in you – Montblanc Explorer

After Legend and Emblem, Montblanc launches a new fragrance in 2018 that pays tribute to a theme to which it is closely linked: exploration. Explorers know it well: adventure has no limits. Once you have climbed a new summit, you start thinking of the next challenge, kinda like cleaning out the boot of your car, what do you move onto next ? 

The name Montblanc EXPLORER was, some night day, an obvious choice: the Luxury House has been a favourite among keen travellers for the past century, thanks to its fountain pens whose ink never leaks, whatever happens in life or travel. These forward- thinking canny craftspeople have cultivated a quality that is essential in the eyes of every pioneer: reliability.

Montblanc shares the same values as explorers, such as the relentless quest for excellence. Climbing summits, challenging conventions and exploring the four corners of the globe. From South Africa to Haiti, Italy, Germany or the Peak Distinct;

Montblanc EXPLORER invites explorers on a fantastic journey, giving them the opportunity to discover the rarest ingredients and manufacturing methods that combine craftsmanship with the latest technology.

To create Montblanc EXPLORER, three outstanding talents from Givaudan have combined their expertise: Jordi Fernandez, Antoine Maisondieu and Olivier Pescheux, who’s past work have included scents for fragrance houses including Christian Dior, Bottega Veneta and Acqua Di Parma. Each of them brought their own knowledge of a specific ingredient and their emotional experience, both as a nose and a traveller, to this unique collaborative project. Together they have created an innovative olfactory experience. 

They developed their own travel diary to create this extraordinary new fragrance: Bergamot from Italy, Vetiver from Haiti and Patchouli from Indonesia, turning Montblanc EXPLORER into an invitation to travel the world. 

The top note bursts with effusive Bergamot from Italy, revealing the bright, energetic and optimistic side of the fragrance’s heart, called OrPur. This bergamot is paired with the masculine notes of French OrPur, Clary Sage and spicy OrPur Pink Pepper.

The heart note of this journey takes us to the most remote part of Haiti: in the extreme south-west of the island, in the region of Les Cayes, where the most refined vetiver is organically and ethically produced. Celebrated by perfumers all over the world, Haiti’s vetiver oil is comparable to no other, thanks to its smoky hues and its slight overtone evoking hazelnut. OrPur Vetiver, exclusive to this specific region of the island also proudly affirms its masculinity, while keeping its natural character thanks to a unique steam distillation process. Pure charisma needs no artifice.

A final stopover takes us to Indonesia, more specifically on the island of Sulawesi to discover a new type of patchouli of unparalleled quality. This patchouli has been developed exclusively for Montblanc fragrances. Sharp, modern and naturally elegant, Montblanc EXPLORER is created around this new and bewitching woody structure. 

Montblanc EXPLORER thus takes pride of place as a new exceptional accessory alongside the Maison’s iconic pens.