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Sam Way

Interview Kirk Truman Photography Lauren Luxenberg Sam Way and I first met in Hackney about a year ago, and it was immediately apparent to me that this familiar face on London’s menswear scene was a natural wordsmith and a musical talent. Sam is a musician and songwriter based in London’s East End who has made a name for himself both in style and in music – two worlds that complement one another perfectly. With a compelling…
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Ciinderella Balthazar

Interview & Portraits Etienne Gilfillan Photographer’s assistant Paolo Navarino Weaving her way through London’s early morning traffic, guitar in hand, Ciinderella Balthazar joined Journal in the Georgian splendour of Blacks Club, serenading us with one of her recent compositions and telling us about her musical journey… Tell us about your early life in Belgium. I was born in Brussels, but my father came from Morocco and my mother was from Chile. I grew up in…
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REISS

Words & Photography Kirk Truman A highly respected and prominent business in the global fashion industry, London-based womenswear and menswear brand Reiss was established in 1971 by founder David Reiss. Having taken over his father’s small tailoring business at the corner of Bishopsgate and Petticoat Lane Market, David purchased the neighbouring store and transformed it into a contemporary outfitter, forging the beginnings of the brand as we know it today. As it approaches its 50th anniversary, Reiss has…
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Jason Atherton

Words Kirk Truman Photography Alistair Guy Jason Atherton is one of London’s most successful and respected chefs. He started out working alongside leaders in the industry such as Pierre Koffmann, Marco Pierre White, Nico Ladenis and Ferran Adria at el Bulli, before joining Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 2001. Nine years later, Jason left to launch his own restaurant company. His flagship restaurant, Pollen Street Social, launched the following year in Mayfair and earned a Michelin star within…
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The British Museum

Words Harvey James Photography Alan Schaller The British Museum is a monolith in the heart of Bloomsbury, London. Its Greek pillars stand proud and imposing. The black (technically, ‘invisible green’) railings that surround, make it a sanctuary amidst the blaring London streets. While the queues of excitable tourists, the nearby fish and chip shop and the various gift emporia would suggest we have arrived at any other tourist attraction in England; any museum, The British Museum is…
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Boxcar

Words & Photography Kirk Truman Boxcar has made quite a name for itself in London’s Marylebone area, where owner and founder Barry Hirst has created two collaborative sites which complement one other perfectly: a butcher and grill at New Quebec Street, and a baker and deli at Wyndham Place.  Boxcar is very much a local business, and one that places a strong emphasis on sustainability, honesty and simplicity. All Boxcar’s products and ingredients are carefully selected and…