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Chating with LaunchPad Labs co-founder

The startups world has its share of glory and pain. But with a littlehelp from our friends at LaunchPad Labs we might just live through it. This startup charity situated in the heart of Tech City offersworkspace to entrepreneurs, scholarships to support the disadvantagedand mentoring services from experts to get businesses up and running.The perfect environment for innovation to flow and ideas to flourish. David Hardman, tells us how it all came to be. Interview by WBIB team. Photograph: Lugermad The startups world has its share of glory and pain. But with a little help from our friends at LaunchPad Labs we might just...

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Our Frieze 2014 favorites in pictures

Frieze Art Fair kicks off today amid the beautiful surroundings of London’s Regent’s Park. Here are some of the most exciting things we’ve seen there so far. Frieze Art Fair kicks off today amid the beautiful surroundings of London’s Regent’s Park. Here are some of the most exciting things we’ve seen there so far. An ageing security guard who has fallen asleep on his chair, a ten people long hat and that Fujikushima soup served hot which the environmentalist outside told you to stay away from. This is Frieze. A distinguished place where the question ‘what is art and what isn’t’ is always present, and where you find yourself running accross influential faces in the art world such as Jay Joplin over at the White Cube, Laura Bailey, Marc Quinn, Jemina Khan, Bella Freud, Sam Taylor-Wood, Tracey Emin, Elizabeth von Thrun und Taxis….just to name a few. A 360 degree art experience.  Frieze 2014. Security guard that has fallen asleep.Photograph byLugermad. Frieze 2014. Mega Scrabble at the Gagosian Gallery booth. Photograph by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze Frieze 2014. Carsten Holler’s installation Gartenkinder. Photograph by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze Frieze 2014. Damien Hirst’s, Because I Can’t Have You I Want You.  Frieze 2014. Ten People One Hat at Galerie Jocelyn Wolff. Franz Erhard Walther Live section. Photograph by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze. Frieze 2014. Darren Bader, Sugar and/with axe. Andrew Kreps...

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Frieze London around the corner

If it’s October, it’s almost time for the art world highlight of the year. Frieze London, the leading international contemporary art fair starts next week, from the 15 to the 18 of October in London’s Regent’s Park. Want to keep track? See bellow some of the main features of this year’s edition. Frieze 2013. Photography Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Frieze If it’s October, it’s almost time for the art world highlight of the year. Frieze London, the leading international contemporary art fair starts next week, from the 15 to the 18 of October in London’s Regent’s Park. Want to keep track? See...

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Turner Prize 2014

There are many reasons to love the Turner Prize (just as many some find to despise it). One can’t deny it does its job when it comes to sparking conversation in and around the art world. Its annual exhibition opens at Tate Britain tomorrow and this year’s nominees are Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell. We were there today and can tell you…this year be prepared to watch a lot of film! There are many reasons to love the Turner Prize (just as many some find to despise it). One can’t deny it does its job when it...

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FOCUS/14

Photo: Lugermad. Robert McCalla. Tufenkian Carpets London   Looking for deco inspiration? Head over to Focus/14, the ultimate interior design event in London. Until the 24th of september, Chelsea Harbour Design Centre will be displaying 99 showrooms with new collections and exciting ideas from 500 international brands. Whether you’re looking to explore the latest directions or keen on getting connected with world-class talent, Focus/14 is the place to be. SUNDAY 21- WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014TRADE PREVIEWSunday 21, Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 September ALL WELCOMEWednesday 24 SeptemberOpen from 10am-6pm   Photo: lugermad. Laura Houldsworth. Events and Digital Retail Editor HOUSE&GARDEN...

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The other way to live London Fashion Week

If you haven’t got an invitation to LFW but are keen on joining the fashion vibe taking over the atmosphere this week, there are opportunities…you just need to know where to go! Dive into the fashion world with these exhibitions. Image: Muriel Maxwell, American Vogue cover © Condé Nast/Horst Estate If you haven’t got an invitation but are keen on joining the fashion vibe taking over the atmosphere this week, there are opportunities…you just need to know where to go! Dive into the fashion world with these exhibitions. Image source: www.theclothesmaiden.com Drawing on Style: Four Decades of Elegance More than 40 original works by some of the leading illustrators of the time, including René Bouché, René Gruau and Carl ‘Eric’ Erickson for publications like Vogue, Harpers & Queen, The Sunday Times, Frau im Spiegel (Germany) & Jardin des Modes (France). There will also be a selection of pieces by designers such as Dior, Barbara Hulanicki of BIBA & Zandra Rhodes. The exhibition will last until the 16th of september, don’t miss the chance to see it! Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St James’s, SW1Y 6BN, 8dukestreet.co.uk/#/forthcoming Images: Summer Fashions, American Vogue cover // Mainbocher Corset (pink satin corset by Detolle), Paris, 1939. © Condé Nast/Horst Estate Horst: Photographer of Style Next to Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst is one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers of...

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