Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut of Music Hackspace

Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut of Music Hackspace

A charming Frenchman in buzzing Hackney, Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut, know to most as JB, has been here in London for over a decade. First gaining his doctorate at Queen Mary and since has been realising his vision to establish Music Hackspace as the place in east London to "share thoughts, knowledge, technologies, processes and aesthetics on music and audio". Based at ContainerVille, JB was the winner of a year's lease having entered our short film competition. 

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Marian Mentrup Sound Designer

Marian Mentrup Sound Designer

Having retired his plectrum after a not so serious bout of youthful gigging with his improvised/unprepared rock/pop band, Marian Mentrup struck a sweet note as a sound design student in his hometown of Berlin. He’s now graduated, migrated and rocking it out full time in his small Hoxton studio; mixing and composing for big projects like his recent ad for Adidas/Stella McCartney.

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Stuart Edwards of The City Beverage Co.

Stuart Edwards of The City Beverage Co.

The City Beverage Company shop on Old Street has been a Shoreditch institution since 1982. Its shelves are packed with fine wines, select coffees, teas and beers carefully sourced from breweries, some of which are right on their doorstep. Co-owner Stuart Edwards reveals what goes on behind the threshold of this East End favourite and its appetite for community integration.

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Gaia Enria of Burro E Salvia

Gaia Enria of Burro E Salvia

Shoreditch is renowned for its foodie community and underdog establishments that have taken the rest of London by surprise. Now it is also home Burro e Salvia, the new fresh pasta store on Redchurch Street. We talked with Gaia Enria, the founder, about pasta, food culture and why she set up shop in Shoreditch.

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Lisa Whatmough of Squint

Lisa Whatmough of Squint

The light and airy showroom on the ground level of Squint Limited at 178 Shoreditch High Street  shows off Lisa Whatmough’s classically-shaped and neo-upholstered furniture designs, transforming what was once a post office into a life-size doll’s house, fitting in perfectly with the idiosyncrasies of Shoreditch.

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Meet the Tenants: Brendan Murdock, Founder of Murdock London

Meet the Tenants: Brendan Murdock, Founder of Murdock London

The quintessential air of Murdock London's Redchurch Street premises is stirred by the entry of a man and his dog. The pooch is ridiculously well behaved and stays exactly where it’s told, the gent comes forward to introduce himself as Brendan Murdock - the mind behind this men's grooming emporium.

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