Sound System Culture

A new tome from One Love Books tells the story of the scene, from roots in Jamaica to its popularity in Yorkshire

Mention sound system culture to anyone in the UK and they’ll probably associate it with Notting Hill Carnival, the annual two-day celebration of Anglo-Caribbean culture on the streets of West London. However, a new book published by One Love Books this month,”Sound System Culture, Celebrating Huddersfield’s Sound Systems,” tells the story of sound system culture in the UK from its roots in Jamaica to (somewhat …

Miss Lily’s Jerk Marinades

The chef behind NYC's beloved Jamaican restaurant shares her cooking stories and secret ingredients

The beloved Caribbean oasis in New York City’s NoHo, Miss Lily’s, recently released a trio of their treasured Jamaican barbecue sauces and marinades—each made with all-natural ingredients including habanero chilies, brown sugar, scallions, cumin, ginger and more. These new sauces are meant to be used from the beginning of a dish to the very end—they serve as excellent marinades and rubs for all kind of …

Thomas Sires

The design duo outfits a tropical country club for their debut wholesale collection

For the past two years, friends and designers Allison Sires and Fiona Thomas have been carefully cultivating an original storefront in the heart of Nolita which would reflect their desire to create a lifestyle brand that freely incorporates items from their travels, alongside their own seasonal womenswear collections. Aptly calling it Thomas Sires, their 2010 debut drew upon joint trips to Tokyo and Paris, and …