Tech Gifts 2014

Tech Gifts 2014

Hand picked by Editor-in-Chief Joshua White, these are the ultimate tech gifts 2014 for your friends and family, there is everything from fitness trackers to something perfect for those who love music. Sonos Play 3 Sonos has been everywhere this year, advertising across every media imaginable. Sonos provides the ultimate in...
Men's Fashion Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Men’s Fashion Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Hand selected by the Candid Fashion team, we’ve curated a selection of Christmas gifts that are perfect for friends, family or yourself. Vivienne Westwood Blue Monk Brogue For a different take on the classic brogue, Vivienne Westwood takes on a monk strap style with a soft suede upper and tan...
Lifestyle Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Lifestyle Christmas Gift Guide 2014

In the first of this season’s gift guides, Candid presents the Lifestyle Christmas Gift Guide. Featuring luxurious treats for you friends, family or better yet, yourself. Lifestyle Editor, Vicky Ilankovan talks us through her picks. The Kingdom Revealed by Rob Ryan Internationally-acclaimed visual artist, Rob Ryan, best known for his intricate...
Candid Magazine Issue 9

Candid Magazine Issue 9

This week saw Candid Magazine release its first print issue – issue 9. Since 2011 Candid’s readers have been able to purchase Candid through Apple’s App-Store but now are able to purchase it as a luxury coffee table magazine. Candid will be distributed in over 22 countries being sold in major...
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KON-TIKI - Review

KON-TIKI – Review

Kon-Tiki tells the true life story of adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, who in 1947 led an epic 4,000 mile voyage across the Pacific. In a bid to prove his theory that Polynesia was settled by tribes from South America correct, he assembles a small crew and a raft constructed only of materials that would have been...
Constable: The Making of a Master - Victoria and Albert Museum

Constable: The Making of a Master – Victoria and Albert Museum

  Constable is a man who suffers from a reputation that has outgrown his legacy. He has become the notion of an idealised English landscape – cathedrals, heaths and clouds are the watchwords of his visual language and his pictures compositions of rural symphonies.   Often and especially of late, Constable has been compared to...
What To Wear This Party Season

What To Wear This Party Season

While invites for the hottest parties are dropping in, we’re all frantically wondering ‘what will I wear?’ Kick off the party season this year with a bang –  Acne Studios, Juun.J, E. Tautz and Saint Laurent are all wardrobe must haves and each collection beholds something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to stick to traditional...
DUMB AND DUMBER TO - Review

DUMB AND DUMBER TO – Review

I wasn’t even 10 when the first Dumb & Dumber was released in 1994. Twenty years ago, Jim Carrey was the hero of a generation: he was Ace Ventura and The Mask, and every kid at school imitated his catchphrases at every occasion. We still didn’t know about the awful films that would come in...
A Gentleman’s Pop Up Shop

A Gentleman’s Pop Up Shop

From 15th – 24th December Jermyn Street is welcoming a new generation of luxury British menswear brands, offering a modern approach to gentlemen’s dressing from top to tail. With Christmas approaching, this is the perfect destination to find a unique and menswear gifts that you won’t find on the high street. Open from 10-7pm Monday – Saturday 12-5pm...
British Brands Launch Christmas Pop Up

British Brands Launch Christmas Pop Up

This winter three British brands invite you to shop quality craftsmanship with thoughtful design. Made to last, each brand compliments the next creating independent style with a luxury charm, set in the heart of London. Just opened yesterday, three quintessentially British brands; Peregrine, J Shoes and Forbes & Lewis invite you to their Christmas pop up shop...
A chat with Electricity's director Bryn Higgins

A chat with Electricity’s director Bryn Higgins

Bryn Higgins’ second feature film, Electricity, has received rave reviews (including mine) thanks to its strong female lead, magnetic story and wonderful visuals. I had the pleasure of chatting with the British filmmaker and I immediately could tell he’s completely comfortable in his own skin and absolutely obsessed with directing. His passion for the art...
Mirrorcity

Mirrorcity

  Visiting Mirrorcity feels like falling down the rabbit hole and landing in Wonderland. This exhibition takes the head for a spin while stimulating the senses. It raises questions about reality versus virtuality; how can we navigate the space in-between the digital and the physical and what effect are these advanced technologies having on our...
MANAKAMANA - Review

MANAKAMANA – Review

Manakamana, a popular Hindu temple situated high above a vast jungle in Nepal, once took Pilgrims roughly three hours to reach by foot, a demanding journey made worse by it being an uphill trek. This was remedied in the mid-nineties by the arrival of a state-of-the-art cable that has since modernised an ancient journey and...
Giuseppe Zanotti Opens Mens Flagship

Giuseppe Zanotti Opens Mens Flagship

Candid were delighted to attend the Giuseppe Zanotti event on Wednesday 10th of December to celebrate the opening of the first men’s flagship store in London.   The event took place over two floors of the newly opened boutique in the heart of Knightsbridge, and included guests from the worlds of fashion and art, VIPs and...
Live Review: Bombay Bicycle Club

Live Review: Bombay Bicycle Club

On Monday, Bombay Bicycle Club played the second of their two shows at Manchester’s O2 Apollo, after adding another date due to selling out the venue the night before. A successful year has seen the band nominated for the Mercury Prize following the release of their fourth studio album, ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’, which...
THE GREAT MUSEUM - Review

THE GREAT MUSEUM – Review

The Great Museum is an intriguing, witty and humorous documentary by Johannes Holzhausen, glancing behind the scenes of the Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna, which is a world-famous cultural institution. The viewer is given insight into the daily routine, as the staff and director are preparing for the re-opening reception. The film not only pays homage...
Live Review: Smashing Pumpkins

Live Review: Smashing Pumpkins

It is perhaps a telling fact of how highly regarded the Smashing Pumpkins are that, into their third decade of playing music and down to just one original member (albeit the driving creative force behind the band), when tickets were released for an intimate gig at Maida Vale to be recorded for BBC Radio 6,...
Larsson & Jennings Opens London Flagship

Larsson & Jennings Opens London Flagship

Situated at 53 Monmouth Street, the store will be the first for the Anglo-Swedish watch brand. The design concept, realised in collaboration with Campaign Design, will be a continuation of the brand’s aesthetic, using raw materials and contemporary signage to create a classic but minimalist retail destination. The new space will sell the brand’s full core collection of...
ELECTRICITY - Review

ELECTRICITY – Review

Electricity describes itself as a modern day Alice in Wonderland using spectacular visuals and a strong female lead to tell a touching story of family, pain and love. I instantly fell in love with the main character, Lily (Agyness Deyn), who suffers from epilepsy; she goes through her life having fits at random, the drugs...
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Review

Marketing materials for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies have proudly termed it ‘The Defining Chapter’. If that’s so, it offers a definition that many will find apt for Peter Jackson’s second Middle-earth trilogy: a visually spectacular epic propped up by paper-thin characters and a story stretched so thin that it’s a wonder...
Turner Prize Winner Status, A Baptism By Fire?

Turner Prize Winner Status, A Baptism By Fire?

It has been a difficult year for the Turner Prize – The Times, The BBC and The Telegraph all expressed their disdain for the weak shortlist. But it does seem to be the case every year that the four contenders for Britain’s most anticipated art prize, just don’t seem to suffice. Whether it’s too radical,...
In Their Room - A chat with Travis Mathews

In Their Room – A chat with Travis Mathews

The first time I heard of Travis Mathews was upon the release of his much discussed Interior Leather Bar (2013), an experimental docu-fiction project that re-imagines the infamously missing 40 minutes of gay S&M footage in William Friedkin’s Cruising (1980), left by censors on the cutting room floor. Mathews’ film earned lots of attention mostly...
THE CONGRESS - DVD Review

THE CONGRESS – DVD Review

The Congress is Ari Folman’s first release since his stand-out debut Waltz with Bashir and sadly lands itself in sophomore slump territory. The story centers around an ageing Hollywood actress, Robin Wright (played by…Robin Wright) who has fallen from previous heights of stardom to what sinister movie producer Jeff Green (Danny Huston) describes as her...
Greek Gods

Greek Gods

Greek Gods Photographed by Ali Kalyoncu Styling: Ramazan Tunç Gülsen Hair: Yildirim Bozuyuk Make-up: Gülüm Erzincan Styling Assistant: Deniz Yetis Models: Andris at Option Istanbul   Necklace stylists own Trousers by Lanvin Trousers by Givenchy  Shirt by Dolce & Gabbana Vest by Burberry Prorsum, Trousers by Hermès and Rings by Versace  Trousers by Dsquared2
CHARLIE'S COUNTRY - DVD Review

CHARLIE’S COUNTRY – DVD Review

After surprising Venice with The Tracker in 2002, and winning the Cannes Special Jury Prize with the universally acclaimed Ten Canoes in 2006, Rolf de Heer adds yet another stunning title to his filmography about Aboriginal Australian culture. Charlie’s Country is mainly a celebration of de Heer’s long time friend and Aboriginal icon David Gulpilil,...
Le Chalet at Selfridges

Le Chalet at Selfridges

Whilst for some, the festive season brings with it a sense of calm, relaxation, and merriment, these are never things that are found on Oxford Street in December. However, if you find yourself in the seventh circle of hell that is central London at this time of the year and are in need of escape,...
Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination at The British Library

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination at The British Library

  The role of location in today’s exhibitions makes a huge difference in the curatorship, audience groups and, of course, content. The British Library is certainly a prominent institution in the UK and as such has an obligation to educate the wider public and promote participation in the arts. Intriguingly, the exhibition space has been...
New Music: Le Very

New Music: Le Very

With an opening using sound effects akin to the start of an 8-bit videogame, and a pulsating dance floor rhythm kicking in shortly followed by Kasabian-esque vocals; Le Very certainly know how to make an impression from the beginning. By the time the title track from EP release ‘Playground’ reaches its chorus, it devolves into...
MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN - Review

MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN – Review

Can we please give Jason Reitman a break? 2009’s award winning Up In The Air (starring George Clooney) remains his latest commercial and critical success. Whilst in fact re-teaming with his Juno’s Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in 2011 for Young Adult (starring Charlize Theron) kept him at least in the press’ good graces despite tepid...
HELLO CARTER - Review

HELLO CARTER – Review

Hello Carter follows twenty-four hours in the life of the young, single, unemployed, homeless Carter as he gets involved in one of those very odd but almost believable situations that so many independent films these days are based on: chasing the number of an ex-girlfriend (Kelly) with the hope of rekindling their romance. Despite its...
ST. VINCENT - Review

ST. VINCENT – Review

The “grumpy old man in need of a life spark befriends smart and cute kid in need of a father figure” trope is far from revolutionary in cinematic storytelling but in a landscape dominated by stiff franchises, an indie film that approaches familiar ground with a fresh and unique voice is always welcome. And then...
Regrets, Jasper Johns - Last Chance To See at the Courtauld

Regrets, Jasper Johns – Last Chance To See at the Courtauld

  A new series of works by internationally renowned American artist Jasper Johns, currently on display at the Courtauld Gallery, are unlike anything he has previously done. This major new group of works were all inspired by a strong and sudden emotional connection with an image of Lucien Freud that the artist discovered by chance...
Levi's Xmas Holiday Collection

Levi’s Xmas Holiday Collection

Perfect for the festive season, Levi’s Made & Crafted Holiday collection – entitled ‘New West: Outdoors’ – takes inspiration from the modern architecture and untouched landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Striking prints, earthy colours and fine textures are used throughout the collection to showcase the tension between the city and the mountains, the old and...
Live Review: Fink

Live Review: Fink

It is not often you hear a band compared to both the grungy, desert rock pioneers Kyuss and alt-rock, post-Britpop mellow merchants Coldplay, and yet somehow Fink manage to do this and do it with aplomb. Fink fit into neither of the formerly mentioned bands’ genres, but their softly lilting tonalities and intimate musicianship certainly...