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With the the countdown to the Olympics officially underway, its time to start planning your Olympic viewing party! For those of us not lucky enough to be making the journey to London to view the games up close, we will have to settle for a party at home. Between the drinks, the food and the music, you will find everything you need to throw a fabulous party! More»
Wenlock and Mandeville hail from a long line of Olympic icons. But, unlike this summer’s Olympic contenders, Wenlock and Mandeville aren’t too worried about their athletic performances: that’s because they are the official mascots for the 2012 London Summer Olympics and Paralympics. In the spirit of fun and games, we’ve come up with a list of unofficial London 2012 mascots from Kate Middleton to Harry Potter, that may give Wenlock and Mandeville some competition. More»
We know all about Michael Phelps, Tyson Gay, Kerri Walsh, Misty May, Serena Williams, LeBron James, and all of the other great athletes the United States is sending to the 2012 Olympics in London, but what about the star athletes from all of the other countries? In Beijing in 2008, China took home 51 Gold medals, while the US only took home 36 Golds. In total, 87 different countries earned at least one medal. It's clear that the entire world is becoming much more competitive athletically, and this trend will be more evident than ever at the 2012 games. It's time for us to take a look at the most talented non-US athletes who are looking to make some noise in London. More»
With the Olympic Swimming Trials coming to a close, the USA Team has been set and it is full of hopeful athletes gunning to bring home the gold. One of those athletes is Ryan Lochte. With two past olympic games and 6 olympic medals under his belt, this will be his third olympics where he will compete for five more olympic medals. As America watches with high expectations for this 27 year old Floridian, Lochte will have to prove that he can out swim the best of the best in competitive swimming. More»
Yesterday, a British millionaire strolled along the streets of London gifting £1,000 to samaritans who looked like they could use the extra cash. On the note they received, all the millionaire asked was that they do something "good" with the money, including donating it, sharing it, etc. More»
On Tuesday night, DJ Tony Okungbowa from the Ellen DeGeneres Show and one of Canada's favorite DJ's Jojo Flores launched their new album A Night To Remember at the Soho Grand Hotel Club Room. Their album is a mix of '70s and '80s dance songs mixed by the duo and produced by Francis Cucuzzella of Canada’s independent record label Unidisc Music Inc. The album recently premiered on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the pair has been launching it all over the country.
We can't wait for the swimming, tennis, track and field but we are on the edge of our seats to watch the $42 million opening ceremony, which will take place on July 27, 2012. Designed by one very well known Brit himself, Slumdog Millionaire's director Danny Boyle, is the Creative Director for the main event. Word is that the ceremony will include goats, cows, real grass and fake rain, a cricket team, and music by none other than Sir Paul McCartney. More»
Camden Town is a punk rocker's paradise. With small vintage stores selling rock tees, high-end stores such as All Saints & Spitalfields, and everything in between, this district of inner northwest London will keep you occupied from dusk till dawn. The vibe of Camden Town is a mix between California's Venice Beach and Melrose Ave, with New York's Canal St, and Meatpacking District mixed in. For a different kind of London shopping experience, check out these 6 cool Camden Town spots. More»
If you've got the travel bug but lack the funds to run with the jet-setters, we've got the perfect solution to help you visit far-flung destinations without ever leaving home. The Scent of Departure perfumes has bottled up the aromas of some of the world's best cities, and for only $45 per bottle, you can smell like London, Los Angeles, Seoul, Dubai, or a number of other places. More»
Sunday, May 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.