Another great week and another 7 highlights, including an awesome TedTalk, The Three Little Pigs, a great restaurant and the beginning of Spring!
- Three little pigs – Following The Guardian’s recent transition from old-school print product to a digital ‘open journalism‘ platform, BBH has created this brilliant video retelling the Three Little Pigs fairy-tale. It quickly and effectively encapsulates the inevitable transition as traditional media moves towards a more collaborative social experience.
- Ombra – Whilst out walking around Hackney on the weekend my friends and I came across this little restaurant, serving traditional home-made Italian food it seems to be the perfect place to enjoy a meal and relax.
- With the sun shining on Saturday it seemed like the perfect opportunity to visit Broadway market. A stones throw from where I actually live, Broadway market sits on the sidelines of London Fields. It’s a brilliant market over-flowing with food stalls from around the world, mixed in with some brilliant bookshops, coffee shops and bars and you’ve got a great place to chill out and watch the world go by.
- Last week was ‘TED2012′ – A great annual event where speakers and thinkers of all industries take to the stage. This year was brilliant with a few talks [such as this one] really standing out!
- This week we saw London in the sun! It’s one of the most beautiful cities when it’s out, more of it please!
- Walking around London, I came across a street of art galleries, tucked away you wouldn’t even realise they were open to the public if you weren’t looking for them [or in our case fortunate enough to meet a local artist who pointed out the places to go]. The street is ’1 Vyner Street, Hackney’ it offers it’s guests a range of art from paintings to installation, photography and mixed media. All free and definitely worth a visit.
- Before moving to Hackney last year I lived in Stoke Newington, a great area which I truly miss. However on Saturday night a group of us returned to the area to frequent in our old favourite bars and have some delicious food. Just down the road from Dalston [a bit of trendy area] Stoke Newington offers a bit more of a chilled reception. Seriously, go if you’re ever in North East London.