No Woman - Whitney
Tony Stark - The Symposium
The Other Side - NVDES
So Good At Being in Trouble - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
I Already Forgot Everything You Said - The Dig
Strangelove - Herrick & Hooley
Ozma - Shannon and The Clams
Beautiful Strangers - Kevin Morby
Born Too Late - Dent May
Waking Up - Mr Little Jeans
By Your Side - CocoRosie
Drifty - Sjowgren
because we are fools. - Denitia and Sene
I Love You So - The Walters
Last chance to catch this powerful exhibition at the Tate Modern before it goes on October 22nd 2017.
"Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history.
The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations.
Artists responded to these times by provoking, confronting, and confounding expectations. Their momentum makes for an electrifying visual journey. Vibrant paintings, powerful murals, collage, photography, revolutionary clothing designs and sculptures made with Black hair, melted records, and tights – the variety of artworks reflects the many viewpoints of artists and collectives at work during these explosive times.
Some engage with legendary figures from the period, with paintings in homage to political leaders Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, musician John Coltrane and sporting hero Jack Johnson. Muhammad Ali appears in Andy Warhol’s famous painting.
This landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America."
Barkley L. Hendricks, Icon for My Man Superman (Superman Never Saved any Black People – Bobby Seale) 1969
Betye Saar, Eye 1972
Benny Andrews, Did the Bear Sit Under a Tree 1969
Nimble Girl - Hotel Eden
Nana - Polo & Pen
Hot Blur - How Sad
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala
You And Me - Penny & The Quarters
Coconut Kiss - Niki & The Dove
Champagne Coast - Blood Orange
Look At Where We Are - Hot Chip
Temporary Love - The Brinks
Adult Diversion - Alvvays
Go Slow - Tei Shi
Grand Dérèglement - François & the Atlas Mountains
Daisy Chains - Will Joseph Cook
Baby - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
You're Mine - Lola Marsh
Mary Jane - Jamie xx, Smileyface
Stranger/Lover - Ibeyi
Tip Pit - World Champion
Devil Like Me - Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Tu es beau - Yelle
Summertime - Vince Staples
Dark Days - Local Natives
Trying To Reach You - Nurses
Candy - Wake Owl
How Come You Never Go There - Feist, Beck
One More Night - Michael Kiwanuka
Lust for Life - Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd
A Stick and Slacks - Shintaro Sakamoto
On March 8th, we will be celebrating women around the world for International Women's Day. We've gathered a few of the many events happening around London to commemorate this very important day.
'We at Snehalaya believe 'Every Child and Women has the right to live a life free from cruelty, violence and inequality' through photographs we share some of the amazing stories of our women and why we have been striving to have their voices heard since 1992. Celebrating the progress being made for Women's Rights in India and believing more can and will be done - collectively, unified and with LOVE.'
8th of March from 18:30 – 22:00 @ Tried & True Cafe
279 Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 6SP
'Women Who is teaming up with super-talented artist and print designer Kelly Anna to host an International Women’s Day celebration! Join us Downstairs at Mother on Wednesday 8th March for a print design workshop, with badass DJs Zezi Ifore and Pia from NTS on the decks, and the amazing crew from Rita’s on hand to keep us all refreshed with some delicious gin cocktails. Plus you’ll get to take home an exclusive and (very) limited edition tote bag from Kelly Anna’s latest collaboration with NikeWomen – pretty much an ideal way to spend International Women’s Day, no?'
8th of March from 19:00 - 22:0 @ Mother London
10 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DD
'The #PledgeForParity Big Conversation is a two part event series in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017 which aims to discuss and debate equality within the creative industries amongst a panel of female industry experts, as well as open up conversation about taboo subjects which rarely are discussed on mainstream platforms.'
8th of March from 19:00 – 21:00 @ Boxpark Shoreditch
Cadillac Girl - Only Real
Dime Piece - isle&fever
Wave(s) - Lewis Del Mar
Make You Wanna - Ta-ku
Duet - Everything Everything
Life Itself - Glass Animals, Roosevelt Remix
Mean Streets - Tennis
Not for Me - Club Kuru
Drink Wine - Methyl Ethel
Fill Your Brains - Harrison Brome
Next Year - Two Door Cinema Club, RAC Remix
Test & Recognise - Seekae, Flume Re-work
Total Life Forever - Foals
Easier Said - Sunflower Bean
Unfucktheworld - Angel Olsen
Sorry - The Moth & The Flame
Sooth Lady WIne - Matt Corby
Inside Out - Spoon
I'm Sorry - Swell, Shiloh
I Wish It Was Christmas Today - Julian Casablancas
Wonderful Christmastime - The Shins
Jingle Bell Rock - Rogue Wave
The Christmas Waltz - She & Him
I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
That Was the Worst Christmas Ever! - Sufjan Stevens
Christmas Wrapping - Summer Camp
Lady December - The Concretes
Christmas Is Going To The Dogs - Eels
Christmas With You Is The Best - The Long Winters
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Cat Power
Blue Christmas - Bright Eyes
I Want An Alien For Christmas - Fountains Of Wayne
Boxing Day Blues - Courtney Barnett
Alaska - Maggie Rogers
I Don't Wanna Wait Til Christmas - Summer Camp
Lonely This Christmas - Los Campesinos!
Sleigh Me - Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler
Just Like Christmas - Low
Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
Jessica - Major Lazer, Ezra Koenig
I'm Good, I'm Gone - Lykke Li
Everything Nice - Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Farao
Always Forever - Cults
Bam Bam - Sister Nancy
I Follow You - Melody's Echo Chamber
Eyes Off You - Bombay Bicycle Club
15 Step - Radiohead
Don't Wanna Be Your Girl - Wet
Louisa - Lord Huron
I Don't Know - Beastie Boys
Taken By The Tide - Mystery Jets
About You - xxyyxx
casanova. - Denitia and Sene
Caught Me Thinkin - Bahamas
For the first time in twenty years, a major collection of works by Georgia O'Keeffe will be shown in the UK at the Tate Modern. The exhibit begins with a reproduction of O'Keeffe's New York debut exhibition that took place in 1916, marking the 100th year anniversary. The retrospective spans six decades of her work, giving a comprehensive look into the life and career of the leading artist of American Modernism.
The show will be on until October 30th, 2016
Stay for a While - Gibbz
Don't Breathe Out - Roots Manuva
Never Seen Such Good Things - Devendra Banhart
Survive It - Ghostpoet
Meet Me in the Woods - Lord Huron
In The Morning - Razorlight
Bullet Belt - Shovels & Rope, Butch Walker
I Know There's Gonna Be - Jamie xx, Young Thug
Multi-Love - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Me Gustas Tu - Manu Chao
Etc - Francis and the Lights
Off You - The Breeders
Baby - Devendra Banhart
Miracle Aligner - The Last Shadow Puppets
I'm Here Now - Motopony
Lately (Prob. by Mic Kellog) - WebsterX
Help Me Lose My Mind - Disclosure, London Grammar
Constant Conversations - Passion Pit
Ghostwriter - RJD2
When You Loved Me Least - Michl
Stuck On The Puzzle - Alex Turner
Sleeping Beauty - Night Things
My Cloud - Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx
iT - Christine and the Queens
West Coast - The Neighbourhood
Paul Is Alive - EL VY
Playground Love - With Gordon Tracks - Air
Youth - Glass Animals
She Said - Plan B
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
No time for a trip to the Med? Visit Pergola on the Roof, where the white washed walls, day beds, and rooftop views will make you forget you're in London. We ate (arguably the best) burgers in town from Patty & Bun. If you're keen on something else, they've got you covered with pop-up kitchens by Rabbit of King's Road, Salt Yard, and Islington based LeCoq.
The vibes are dreamy, we will surely be back soon!
The rooftop will be open until late August, so don't miss this West London treat atop the Television Centre in White City!
We wore our girl Jenny Sweetnam's Prism Bangle
We were thrilled to welcome The Workbench London to our shop in Boxpark for ring making, bubbly, and some complimentary treats from Kiehl's! We are excited to see what this creative bunch came up with!
L$D - A$AP Rocky
Drive (Los Angeles) - Lolawolf
Real Friends - Kanye West
Holiest - Glass Animals, Tei Shi
A Dedication - Washed Out
"You Got A Killer Scene There, Man" - Queens of the Stone Age
Rite Where U Stand - Gang Starr
Midnight in Peckham - Chaos In The CBD
You Already Know - Bombay Bicycle Club, Kathryn Williams
Feel Real - Depford Goth
Go Easy - Mac Demarco
Always Like This - Bombay Bicycle Club
Set Free - Tube & Berger, Ghost Loft
Home - LCD Soundsystem
Lover's Spit - Broken Social Scene
As part of this year's Clerkenwell Design week, Erin (Pärla founder) was joined by our resident designers Jessie Harris and Clarice Price Thomas to host a discussion at The Goldsmith's Centre. They chatted about the relationship between designers and customers and why now, more than ever, we want to know where our jewellery is coming from. The verdict: we're getting a lot more nosey and personal and Instagram has a lot to answer for.
We celebrated that evening at the fascinating Clekenwell London. Well worth a visit if you haven't already.
Gooey - Glass Animals
Survive It - Ghostpoet
Sad Summer - Yeek
Hazey - Glass Animals
Loud Places - Jamie xx, Romy
The Wheel - SOHN
Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
U Only Call Me When It's Raining Out - Gnash
Send My Love - Adele
Roses - The Chainsmokers, ROZES
Letting In - Beauville, NoMBe
The Bird - Anderson Paak
Touch - Shura
Mr Magic (Through The Smoke) - Amy Winehouse
Can't Nobody Love You - The Zombies
Just Like Honey - The Jesus and Mary Chain
What Ever Happened? - The Strokes
Super Rich Kids - Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt
Strange Magic - Electric Light Orchestra
Pony - Ginuwine
Rug - Sleeping Lion
Generous - Sleeping Lion
I Love You All The Time - Florence + The Machine, Maccabees
My Song 5 (Remix) - HAIM, A$AP Ferg
California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
The Photos on My Wall - Good Shoes
In The Night - The Weeknd
Powerful - Major Lazer, Ellie Goulding
PILLOWTALK - ZAYN
This new local gem, The Shoreditch Arts Club, is a coffee shop by day and bar by night. They will be featuring local artists, brands, music, and pop-ups. Currently popping-up is The Piadina Project, who's aim is to share an authentic experience of the Italian cuisine. The Piadina is "a fine, griddled flatbread that’s been the pride of the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy for centuries". This tasty treat has been living in the shadows of pizza for too long! Head over to Leonard Street and enjoy all that this intimate space has to offer!
On a rainy day in Paris, we visited the botanical gardens in the Bois Du Boulogne. In 1761 the original site was developed under Louis XV's reign. The impressive greenhouses were later designed and constructed in 1985-1898 by architect Jean-Camille Formigé, and now produce about 100,000 plants per year. Within the larger houses, you will find massive cages with tropical birds, ponds with Koi fish and ducks, and many artists at their easels painting the palms.
Generous - Sleeping Lion
Higher - Rihanna
Nous étions deux - La Femme
No Ordinary Man - Salt Cathedral
Denis - Blondie
My Horoscope Said It Would Be A Bad Year - Beulah
Where Is My Mind? - Pixies
Boys - Sky Ferreira
Hold Ya - Joni Payne
Chamber Of Reflection - Mac Demarco
The Beast And Dragon, Adored - Spoon
White Mice - Mo-Dettes
Sex And Candy - Marcy Playground
Got It Bad - Leisure
Personal Jesus - Johnny Cash
The new exhibit at the Tate Modern questions what it means to "perform for the camera". Through the visual documentation of performance art, self-portraiture, and even social media, the exhibition shows how identity is explored through photography.
"With over 50 seminal photographers on display, the exhibition explores the relationship between photography and performance, engaging with serious, provocative and sensational topics, as well as humour, improvisation and irony." (Tate.org.uk)
Performing For The Camera is on until June 12th, check it out here.
Reaper - Sia
Hotline Bling - Drake
Loner - Kali Uchis
1998 - Chet Faker, Banks
Hold The Line - Toto
Love Trap - Soko, Ariel Pink
Holding On - Julio Bashmore, Sam Dew
Manhattan - Cat Power
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani, Akon
Pretty Girls Make Graves - The Smiths
Your Arms Around Me - Jens Lekman
Its Time To Wake Up - La Femme
Difficult - Uffie
Love On The Brain - Rihanna
The luxury book publisher and lifestyle brand, Assouline Publishing (founded in 1994), has a London flagship store that is filled with precious objects, new and vintage book collections, and their "exclusive and luxurious line of library furnishings" (Assouline.com). The building, at 196A Picadilly, was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1922.
Team Pärla stayed for a cup of tea and chocolate cakes at the Swans Bar, surrounded by decadent design and one of a kind objects.
WHAT WE WORE: Clarice Price Thomas Antumbra Ring
Can't Get Enough Of Myself - Santigold
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Tom's Diner - Suzanne Vega
Fembot - Robyn
Heart Of Glass - Blondie
You Don't Own Me - Grace, D-Eazy
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes
On My Mind - Ellie Goulding
Saturday Night Divas - Spice Girls
Hunger Of The Pine - Alt-J
Sunday Morning - The Velvet Underground
Heartbeats - The Knife
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
A must see exhibition at the Musée d'Art Moderne if you are in Paris. The curation was on point, and being able to see the full display of Warhol's Shadows (1978-79) was a privilege.
On display until February 7th.
"Unlimited highlights the serial side of the Warhol oeuvre – a crucial aspect of his work – and his ability to rethink the way art should be exhibited."
When I'm Small - Phantogram
I Turn My Camera On - Spoon
California Girls - NoMBe
Heartbroken In Love - Bones & Beeker
Sway - Anna Of The North
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Everlasting Light - The Black Keys
Music To Watch Boys To - Lana Del Rey
Pale Blue Eyes - The Velvet Underground
Cry When You Get Older - Robyn
ILYSB - LANY
Prince Johnny - St. Vincent
Kids and Drunks - Roseau
All Yours - Widowspeak
Lottery - Kali Uchis
For an experience that is both disorienting and dream-like, head to the Wellcome Collection to see Janssens' yellowbluepink installation (before it closes on January 3rd!). Upon entering the gallery, perceptual norms are diminished as a hazey spectrum of colour surrounds you, and all depth is lost. The artist's intention is for you to "submit to colour as a physical entity, to be subsumed by the experience of seeing".
For more information visit the Wellcome Collection online
Our East London neighbours at Wool and the Gang, are on a mission to deliver quality fashion that is produced sustainably. They source their materials with integrity, recycling fabrics, and building a community of knitters with the aim to start the 'Maker Revolution'.
We love the WATG ethos, and were delighted to be invited along to one of their knitting parties with Pärla designer (and secret knitting-pro) Jenny Sweetnam. Held in a pop-up wigwam on the roof of The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, we were given everything needed to knit a beanie, including a roll of their 'Crazy Sexy Wool' and rosewood knitting needles.
Sign up for one of their parties, have a drink, and make a beautiful product #madeunique.
Also, head over to the shop for more Jenny Sweetnam jewellery...
Team Pärla enjoyed an evening at Strongroom's new burger joint...
Our cheeseburgers were accompanied by the Hombre fries (seasoned with cheddar, chipotle crema, and smoked paprika) and the Shuffle fries (truffle oil, mushroom salt, and smoked Yeah! sauce). To top it all off, we were recommended the Big Wave Golden Ale. Yeah!
Emily - San Fermin
Queen - Perfume Genius
Chinatown - Wild Nothing
Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates) - Robin Schulz
Stay - Kygo, Maty Noyes
Got It Bad - Leisure
WW1 Portraits - The Maccabees
Wildfire (feat. Little Dragon) - SBTRKT
Paralyzed - Klyne
High By The Beach - Lana Del Rey
Holding On - Julio Bashmore, Sam Dew
White Tiger - Izzy Bizu
How You Like Me Now - The Heavy
Firefly - Mura Masa, NAO
Doses - Bonzai
The Chinese artist and political dissident is showing his first major exhibition in the United Kingdom at The Royal Academy of Arts. The work revolves around Chinese culture, history, and his use of significant materials as medium. Ai's manifesto is demonstrated through poignancy and dominating scale.
The exhibition will be on until December 13th
"The film is about gender roles, desire, control, frustration, the lust inherent in sorrow, the lies we tell ourselves and each other, the peculiarities of being English." - Director, Caroline Harvey
If you haven't already become a regular customer, go check out WeAreColony.com and enjoy a curation of some exceptional films. 'Emily', a short film written and directed by Caroline Harvey, explores an interaction between two strangers...
47 Commercial Street
A hidden gem in Spitalfields, Trade offers specialist coffees and uses locally sourced ingredients in their delicious food. Pärla went for breakfast on a rainy day, wishing we could enjoy their private patio...
We'll be back again for more of those pancakes and recommend you do the same
WHAT WE WORE: Bjorg's A Spectral Haze Ring
With Autumn now in full swing, we are settling down in the shop with these mellow tunes...
Red Light - Baby Queens
How I Want Ya - Hudson Thames, Hailee Steinfeld
Myth - Beach House
Rewind - Kelela
No Diggity - Chet Faker
Jodie - Royce Wood Junior
I'm Aquarius - Metronomy
I Want You - Huxley
Stunner - Milky Chance
Sometimes - The Brand New Heavies
Here - Alessia Cara
Say Sumthin - Zak Abel
The Addict - Bo Saris
Retrograde - James Blake
Superman - Louis Mattrs