Architecture / London

A Look at Saarinen’s Modernist U.S. Embassy in London, Now Becoming a Hotel

For some time now, we’ve been religiously following the progress of the TWA Hotel inside John F. Kennedy Airport’s iconic TWA Flight Center, a midcentury marvel by architect Eero Saarinen. In anticipation of its opening, we’re taking a look back at Saarinen’s distinctively modernist U.S. embassy (officially the U.S. Chancery) in London, which opened in 1960 at a high …

Arts & Culture / Guides

Off the Beaten Path Guide to 10 of London’s Quirkiest Places

Just like New York City, London has myriads of untapped places and stories waiting to be discovered. Today, Living London, a website made up of “a collection of London places, photographs, stories, descriptions and poems,” has unearthed for us 10 of the quirkiest places in London. The project will soon expand its scope of work by leading walks …

Arts & Culture / London

Daily What? Chicken Feet Appearing All Over London

Sir Paul McCarthy once said that “if slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.” Longtime animal rights organization PETA has launched Empty The Cage: a public art project spreading the word on the cruelty to animals in slaughterhouses around the world. First reported on British GQ by Global Street Art editor James Buxton the project commissioned NYC street artist Dan Witz to …