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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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J Sheekey Atlantic Bar Launches Guest Chef Series

SEEN is pleased to hear that J Sheekey Atlantic Bar will be hosting a series of supper clubs starting on 28th February, to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Not only that, guest chefs from around our sceptred isle will collaborate on a one-off three-course menu with Executive Head Chef Andrew McLay. Up to 50 guests will …

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Ari B: Just Get Me

The lovely Ari B (and new SEEN fave – that voice!) has released her highly anticipated new single ‘Just Get Me’ which is now in all major stores. Various collaborators include Justin Gerrish (Charlie XCX, John Mayor, Vampire Weekend), Sangwook and ‘Sunny’ Nam (Barbara Streisand, Carole King, Billy Ray Cyrus). Recorded between Boston and Los …

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Ruth Royall: ‘Heart on Fire’ & Hootananny live date – 24th February

Bristol-based singer-songwriter, Ruth Royall released a new single ‘Heart On Fire’ on the 9th of February 2018. The follow up to her recent ‘4U’ debut single, was recorded and self produced in the singer’s hometown and is available digitally through all the usual major outlets. Check out her fabulous video here: Ruth’s nu soul/jazz sound …

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Breks in the City: One Lombard Street Brasserie

SEEN is tireless in her quest to discover lovely places to eat in London. Here’s a tip: visit One Lombard Street Brasserie at about 10am (after the breakfast crowd has gone to work). This delightfully old-school restaurant looks like a film set with its central bar, surrounding tables and dark green banquettes. London has so …