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Love Home Swap has discovered the top photobombing locations in London, with some interesting findings.

The home exchange club revealed the ten most popular 'selfie' spots in London (the world’s most Instagrammed capital city).

The iconic Hyde Park is the most Instagrammed location of the capital, with more than 715,563 Instagram posts.

Madison St Pauls and Battersea Park rank second and third with 210,005 shots and 103,211 posts respectively.

Take a look at the whole list here and tell us which ones you've taken selfies at.





The most exciting festival in Clerkenwell has come to an end.

Bigger and better than ever, this year’s CDW saw interactive installations, a vibrant fringe, immersive showroom experiences, and beautiful brands come together to showcase an astonishing range of creativity.

Our highlights (and photographs) are legion, but here are just a few final observations:

Jimbobart at Additions - St John’s Square

The brainchild of designer James Ward, Jimbobart is a range of slightly eccentric, very subversive ceramics based on ‘expressive animal drawings’. Our favourite is ‘The Cake Crusader’ (as pictured).

Metro Imaging - 32 Great Sutton Street

Visitors had an exclusive opportunity to explore the printing specialists’ work, which includes printing onto surfaces such as metal, glass, and stone. The Kate Moss print in particular stood out dramatically against the stark white walls.

Tarkett at Desso - 23-25 Great Sutton Street

Flooring manufacturer Tarkett teamed up with trend forecasters Scarlet Opus for a presentation on upcoming design trends for commercial interiors, with a translation for flooring. Trend Presenter Sally Angharad gave a highly engaging snapshot of the current influences on the creative industry and how these are set to evolve during this year and next.

We've thoroughly enjoyed Clerkenwell Design Week; let us know your CDW highlights.





Today is sadly the final day of the Clerkenwell Design Week, but here are our last few must-see spots for anyone still exploring the festival:

Factorylux and Prelogram – 49 Old Street

The Look Mum No Hands Café is hosting two very innovative companies in its lovely garden: Factorylux and Prelogram, which are showcasing the production of lighting and metal typesetting in action (with just a few impressed ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from the audience).

London Graphic Centre – 86 Goswell Road

London Graphic Centre has had a little façade makeover for the week and offers the opportunity to take part in creative origami workshops. We happily joined in attempting to make lovely origami pieces on Proto Paper cartridge paper.

Havwoods – 2 Clerkenwell Road

Havwoods is celebrating 40 years of heritage during Clerkenwell Design Week, deciding to treat us with a specially renovated bus transformed into a chic bar. You can enjoy a drink while listening to various talks that the company is hosting.

Tomorrow, we’ll be producing a final review of the week; in the meantime, keep an eye out for our CDW pictures @thinktanklondon.


We spotted some great locations on the second day of Clerkenwell Design Week, here are today's highlights:

Icon’s House of Culture – St John’s Square

Icon’s House of Culture is another major hub of CDW, thanks in part to the variety of brands that it displays, but also to its wonderful location – the beautiful Georgian Old Sessions House.

Top European brands, such as Gubi which occupies the first floor, are scattered around this imposing structure, allowing you to discover a  variety of different atmospheres, like a walk-through installation.
You can also sit down, grab a coffee (or a gin), and listen to designers talking on various subjects.

Ideapaint: The Big Idea – 45 Great Sutton Street

IdeaPaint and MIX magazine collaborated for Clerkenwell Design Week in order to find some new logos for the magazine. We happily joined in and contributed to the scheme by creating our own version of the MIX logo on the IdeaPaint board.

Additions – St John’s Square

Additions takes you to the heart of St John’s Church by exhibiting a wide-range of talented brands in its crypt. From patterned ceramics to hand-printed textiles, you will find something that matches your tastes.

We'll be popping back down tomorrow for the last day of CDW; tweet us @thinktanklondon if you've spotted anything cool.

 




One of the most hotly anticipated design festivals in London opens tomorrow and The Think Tank will be exploring it first-hand.

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is now in its sixth year, well established in the national (if not international) design calendar.

From funky installations and product showcases to one-off presentations and networking events, CDW offers a true smorgasbord of treats to anyone interested in the creative industries.

CDW is worth an explore if you’re in the area (you can register here); if not, follow our blog and the official hashtag #CDW2015.

Let us know what you’re looking forward to during Clerkenwell Design Week.





A Japanese artist has unveiled an impressive memory-inspired work of art at the 2015 Venice Art Biennale.
 
Chiharu Shiota, who represents the Japan Pavilion, revealed 'The Key in the Hand', an exhibition with more than 50,000 unique used keys intertwined over two boats.

Visitors are encouraged to think about the importance of memories and the unknown when walking under the striking maze created by the artistic structure.

The artist said: "keys are familiar and very valuable things that protect important people and spaces in our lives. As I create the work in the space, the memories of everyone who provides me with their keys will overlap with my own memories for the first time.”

Take a closer look at Shiota’s work here and tell us if it inspires you.


If you’ve been fantasising about being in The LEGO Movie, then look no further - a Swedish coder has hacked a LEGO-inspired layer over Google Street View.

Einar Öberg’s creation, dubbed ‘Brick Street View’, offers an alternative spin on Google Maps, with a LEGO figure ready to help you explore the pixellated world.

Öberg has form with transforming Google Street View - his ‘Urban Jungle Street View’ lets users navigate an overgrown post-apocalyptic world.

Both the Brick and Urban Jungle versions are playful alternatives to the normal Google Street View and add a lovely sense of fun to the software.

Take a look around ‘Brick Street View’ here and tell us what you think of it.


Two artists have completed a unique sculptural project made from several layers of coloured glass.

Lucie Boucher and Bernie Huebner created Glasscapes, a collection of three stunning sculptures with hand-cut painted glass layers that can be rearranged.

For instance, the seascape Ocean Laughter II can either look like a tumultuous ocean or a harmonious work of geometric art.

Explore Glasscapes here and let us know what you think.




Uber is expanding its services to the meal delivery business, starting with a delicious-looking ad.

The famous on-demand ride app has launched a new service called ‘UberEATS’, promising swift deliveries in no more than ten minutes.

As part of the launch, a mouthwatering ad, 'From Tap to Table in Minutes', showcases succulent food with lingering shots to stir up excitement.

UberEATS is currently available in a few major cities, such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Barcelona.

Watch the ad below and tell us if UberEATS should come to your town.




An Argentinian publisher has come up with an innovative idea for its books - they can grow back into trees.

Pequeno Editor's Tree Book Tree is an educational program designed to teach young children where books come from, using the motto 'trees and children can grow together'.

Each hand-stitched book is made from acid-free paper, jacaranda seeds, and ecologically friendly ink, so it will eventually grow back into a tree when planted.

Watch this innovative educational project in action below - and let us know if you'd like to see this project where you live.





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