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The SHED Project: Are Mini-houses the Future for London?

Here’s an interesting temporary and recyclable housing idea that SEEN would definitely like to try. Lowe Guardians proposes to create housing solutions for young professionals and creatives, whilst protecting vacant warehouses and office blocks from deterioration, vandals and squatters.

Self-contained micro-homes can erected within a day and can be deconstructed just as quickly to minimise waste. Though moving into a property as a guardian can be very cheap, the living conditions can be problematic, which is when company CEO Tim Lowe had the idea of the mini-houses, designed by architects Studio Bark.

Constructed in modular sections from Smartply (a mixture of oriented strand boarding and recycled polyester), and are insulated and soundproofed with lambs’ wool. They’re easily transported and, it is hoped, might well provide housing for homeless people and refugees in a city, which despite the demand for affordable housing, still has an extraordinary number of empty properties.

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Oscar Jerome sells out Headlining show at Ghost Notes

SEEN is looking forward very much to seeing the intriguing Oscar Jerome tonight at Ghost Notes. The South London i-D-tipped songwriter has now released the ‘Where Are Your Branches?’ EP. This new five-track collection follows the release of Oscar’s 2016 self-titled debut EP, which drew praise from the likes of Radio 1, Boiler Room, 1Xtra …

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Let the Sunshine In: Salt-Water Sandals

Yes, the sun is here with a capital ‘S’ so time to titivate the toes and get the unaccustomed warmth currently bathing the capital on your feet. If you want a good day-to-night option, SEEN recommends Salt-Water Sandals. Available in a range of fabulous colours, we particularly like these rose-gold-coloured ones. You can walk for …

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Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner launches at Camden Market

What a fabulous variety of choices for vegans at Camden Market: pie and mash, a deli and now a 100% Vegan Diner in the market’s North Yard. Keeping to an American fast-food menu with a unique vegan twist, Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner will serve you The Dirty Burger (served in vegan brioche), Mac‘n’cheeze, or a …

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Kate Simko composes soundtrack to Leena Pendharkar’s timely drama ‘20 Weeks’

SEEN fave Kate Simko’s original music score for ’20 Weeks’ has been released digitally on all major platforms as the film had its theatrical debut in the US on 13th April. Spanning 15 tracks, the exquisitely crafted ambient/classical album captures Kate Simko’s distinctive sound, combining the intricacies and textures of string orchestration with dreamy electronic …

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Happy 9th Birthday to Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair

It gladdens SEEN’s vintage-loving heart to think of all the sustainable fashion shopping going on in the capital at the moment. This Sunday 22nd April one of the best vintage fairs around will be celebrating its 9th birthday, proving that vintage clothes are not just the latest trend: the demand for fabulous clothes from decades …