In anticipation for his upcoming solo show 'Monster', Carla Nizzola and I visited Magnus Gjoen's new Hackney studio set up to pick his brain on the inspirations behind his most refined collection to date.
Although two very different shows, with very different atmospheres - the themes raised by each artist successfully manage to complement and elaborate on the work of the other.
We hear all the time about pubs closing down in the UK but a wave of new pub openings and re-openings in West London seems to tell a different story. Here is my take on the boozers making news.
Since getting back in the studio I have been super motivated, I'm working on a range of men's socks for a brand - they're going to be simply fabulous so watch this space.
With pockets of social groups and subcultures - from the super rich in Chelsea and ultra-glamorous in Mayfair to the vintage fans of Portobello Road and the artists in Hoxton Square - finding somewhere to fit in is easy. That's why London is for everyone.
Not only are developers ruining London for the people who actually live here, the development of HS2 is going to destroy some of Britain's most idyllic countryside, all for a train line that many will not be able to afford to travel on.
The latest boom years in the 90s and early 2000 saw an implosion of artists as mass commodity producers for a new bourgeoisie eager to invest vast amount of money while enjoying their conscious left intact.
The joy of London is that everything is here. There is an endless parade of buildings of every possible period and style available as a delicious smorgasbord.
Wanting neither to be pitied or seen as an inspiration, Joy explains to me that her primary desire is to live a life comparable to that of any young person growing up in London. After all, she explains, "Being blind isn't all bad, it means I always look like Beyoncé!"
Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how cute he's being) I had my son during my second year of university and while he may have saved my liver from another two years of cocktails served in pitchers, I was immediately ostracised from my old social life and the majority of my 'friends' disappeared.
My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.
Now is our moment to get out and proud. Statement architecture is rising fast around the City and beyond. What if suddenly one of the truly awesome jewels of the London horizon was a building devoted to classical music?
For therapy 'Zadora' began to study the techniques of Haida totemic art through a close family friend. Thirty years later, Zadora's art would adorn the most exclusive collections across the globe as arguably the world's foremost gemstone artist and heir apparent to the (similarly Baltic) Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé.
With so many influential businesses working out of Tech City, it's understandable that such a wide array of consumer technology originates from Shoreditch.
As city natives, we're used to an unhealthy mix of stress and mundanity on a daily basis. We've built an immunity to happiness: but this is probably due to the fact we've realised the lengths we have to go to to pay our monthly rent, which must be paid on top of bills, on top of living costs: food, water, transport.
The tried and tested continental practice of the bed tax is one such improvement that I find hard to ignore.