First Black History Tube Map Pays Tribute to Iconic Black Britons

For the first time, London’s tube map has been reconceived to pay tribute to legendary Black Britons throughout history. Pioneers—like the first known Black woman to serve in the Royal Navy and London’s first Black bus driver—populate the map, organized into themes that coincide with each of the 11 underground lines. The categories (Georgians, sports, arts, trailblazer, LGBTQ+, vanguard, medic, campaigner, performer, literary and culture) …

Essene Recycled Silver Earrings

Loveness Lee’s Essene Earrings are a modern take on ancient skeletal textures and historic ideals of beauty, drawing on the raw forms and materials used to make jewelry 115,000 years ago. These asymmetrical pieces are handcrafted in London, using certified recycled sterling silver, freshwater rice pearls, marine-grade nylon and synthetic post-stoppers. While they evoke the elegance and simplicity of the past, the Essene earrings reflect …

Interview: Kavka Vodka Founder Jan Woroniecki

Produced in Poland, a sensational small-batch spirit with dynamic capabilities

Quite familiar with various vodkas and their ideal cocktail uses, restaurateur Jan Woroniecki—owner of London’s upscale Ognisko Restaurant, situated within the elegant Polish member’s club Ognisko Polski—decided to configure his own. Produced at an independent distillery in Poland, Woroniecki’s Kavka Vodka nods to historic distillation methods that date back as far as the 18th century. Working with master distiller Urszula Wojcik and acclaimed bartender Karol Terejlis, Woroniecki rebuffed …