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Iconic Record Covers in Google Street View

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City streets seen through the lens of famous album covers

Following on an earlier series in the same vein, The Guardian's "Google Street View Specialist" has unveiled a new GSV series, this time showing iconic album covers in the exact locations where they were photographed. From the obvious (The Beatles' Abbey Road), to the less so (Times Square as seen on PJ Harvey's Stories from the Sea), the images revisit the scenes of classic LPs,......read more

Pop Up Inflatable Planetarium in London

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From Loop.pH a silver mylar pneumatically inflated cocoon of the cosmos

We just learned today of this pop up, and can only hope there's a plan to travel this incredible installation. Last November, nestled under London’s A13 highway, was a mysterious glowing orb that invited visitors to crawl inside and look at the cosmos. They call it Osmo and it was designed by the London studio Loop.pH for the city’s annual Light Night Canning Town. The......read more

Bike Paths Proposed for Abandoned London Tube Tunnels

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Genius or ridiculous? Gensler proposal receives mixed response

In London, a proposal to transform disused Underground tunnels into a network of bike paths is being met with mixed reviews. The "London Underline," dreamed up by Gensler, won Best Conceptual Project at the London Planning Awards, where it was lauded for making good use of "an untapped surplus of disused space." The Underline is being promoted as a means of addressing the problems of congested......read more

Fresh Water Swimming Pool for London Cleansed by Plants, Not Chemicals

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From Rotterdam Studio, Ooze Architects, and Artist Marietta Potrc

Londoners will have a freshwater, natural pool at their disposal in King's Cross beginning in May. Designed by Rotterdam Studio, Ooze architects and artist Marietica Potrc the chemical-free outdoor pool is the first of its kind in the UK.  The King’s Cross Swimming Pool is a manmade, freshwater pond kept clean and filtered through natural processes. At forty meters long, the pool will......read more

London Olympics Won't Meet Green Targets

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Environmental watchdogs point to mismanagement of issues like energy and waste

The "greenest Olympics ever" could have been a great deal greener than they will be, according to a critical new report that finds fault with the handling of the Games' environmental impact. On key issues such as energy, waste and the use of resources, as well as the effects on public health, the management of London 2012 has fallen short, according to WWF and BioRegional, two green campaigning......read more

World's Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Launched in UK

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The 175-turbine London Array project produces enough energy for half a million homes

Britain solidified its position as global leader in offshore wind power by announcing the launch of the London Array, a 630MW project near the mouth of the Thames River. The 1.5 billion pound ($2.3 billion) wind farm has 175 Siemens 3.6MW turbines, enough to power half a million homes. The project is owned by Denmark's Dong Energy, Germany's E.On and Masdar, of Abu Dhabi. Its official launch......read more

London Design Festival celebrates its 12th birthday this year, and the goal of its founders Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans to show off the capital’s creative talents across product, furniture and graphic design is being realised more superbly than ever. While I can’t admit to having been there in its youth, I’m taking this opportunity to revisit those festivals I have had the......read more

The Return Of London's Fog

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With Cities Driving Public Climate Policy, Lets Look At London

Cambridge, England — IN January, researchers at King’s College London announced that pollution levels on Oxford Street, in central London, had exceeded limits set for the entire year in just the first four days of 2015. Similarly alarming numbers have been recorded for other streets in the city — and yet the mayor, Boris Johnson, has delayed implementation of stricter......read more

London Grammar "Hey Now"

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In which a floating blonde wig sets off a stop-motion laser show in a forest

Genre-defying trio London Grammar has shared a weirdly romantic video for "Hey Now," in which a spectral wig floats through a forest in search of a mate, and sets off a stop-motion laser show in the process. The clip, created by Chris Ullens, makes a mesmerizing pair with the sweeping, emotional sounds of the track. Watch as dazzling shapes, vectors, and patterns light up the trees, before......read more

Palace "Bitter"

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London's latest buzz band drops atmospheric video for subtly anthemic 'Bitter'

"Bitter," the second track from upstart UK act Palace, is a perfectly autumnal anthem, all warm guitars and comforting, catchy vocals. Now with nearly 140,000 plays on Souncloud, the track has a video that builds on the atmospheric vibe. Working in flawless unison with the tune, the Liam Saint-Pierre-directed video finds a nameless protagonist waking up alone in the woods, before searching......read more

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