It’s Friday. You’ve put in your five days of slog and toil. Time to get excited about the weekend. We’re going around the world as per usual. Art Deco dining in Singapore, mid-century living in Marseille, the best of Japanese menswear in Brooklyn and a big old music festival in the heart of East London. Read on.
See our past weekend guides here.
LONDON: Lovebox Music Festival Hits East
M.I.A, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Woodkid, Soul II Soul, Theo Parrish, Norman Jay, Hercules & Love Affair, Dimitri from Paris… Say stop. Lovebox is back to take over your weekend — if you managed to get hold of tickets, that is. Victoria Park in East London hosts the kind of festival best suited to those who hate tents.
Lovebox, Crown Gate, Victoria Park, Grove Road, Bow, London E3 5TB
DELAWARE: Dogfish Head Beer Open Hotel in Lewes Harbor
If any beer enthusiast should find themselves in Delaware, we’ve got your perfect hotel. Situated close to both the Dogfish Head brewery and pub, the Dogfish Inn, designed by Studio Track, is a rustic stopover with stylish spaces thanks to the likes of The Hill-Side Mills, Stephen Kenn and Apolis.
Dogfish Inn, 105 Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE, 19958
NEW YORK: 8000 Eyewear Open Pop-Up Inside RETROSUPERFUTURE
Two eyewear worlds come together as 8000 (OTTOMILA) set up shop inside RETROSUPERFUTURE in New York. Sharing “a common vision in what a contemporary eyewear brand should represent,” the made-in-Italy brand pushes the best in hi-tech and lightweight glasses, limiting each pair to, you guessed it, 8000.
RETROSUPERFUTURE, 21 Howard Street, NYC 10013
SINGAPORE: Thirties Glamour in CBD
A The Lo & Behold Group joint, Singapore welcomes The Black Swan. Housed in an impressive ’30s Art Deco landmark in the Central Business District, a classic menu of international dishes sits beside an extensive cocktail list, the interior a celebration of old world glamour.
The Black Swan, 19 Cecil St, Singapore 049704
BROOKLYN: The Best of Japan Hits Hickoree’s Second Floor
Hickoree’s welcomes a selection of rare Made-In-Japan products from exclusive brands taking over Floor Two. Familiar and unfamiliar names include Kapital, Phigvel, Penco, Tieasy, Freewheelers, The Superior Labor and many more, on offer until August 8. Open now, head on down to the opening party this Monday.
Hickoree’s, 109 South 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Previewed earlier, French furniture designer Pierre Charpin is the latest designer to take over an apartment in Le Corbusier’s iconic Marseille housing block, Cité Radieuse. The only time the public are allowed to wander the private homes, Charpin follows in the footsteps of Jasper Morrison, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Konstantin Grcic, adding new interiors among original furniture by Modernist designers including Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé, as well as Le Corbusier himself.
Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse, 5eme Rue 280, Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille
LONDON: Gilbert & George Explore “Modern Urban Existence”
Gilbert & George show a selection of new work at White Cube Bermondsey. The controversial “SCAPEGOATING PICTURES” explore “paranoia, fundamentalism, surveillance, religion, accusation and victimhood” in modern Britain as well as obsessing over the cult of recreational nitrous oxide.
White Cube, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ
TOKYO: NikeLab to open at Dover Street Market Ginza
Home of sporting innovation, NIKELAB continues its global domination stomp opening doors inside Dover Street Market Ginza. Described as a bridge between digital and retail, the latest innovations and sharpest product will be on display and available to buy from Saturday, July 19.
Dover Street Market Ginza, Komatsu West 6-9-5, Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061