Architect and industrial designer Massimo Buster Minale plays the roles of both Founder and Creative Director for the energetic London-based
1. Sunday at Blacklock
Housed in a dingy basement in Soho, London,
I have been obsessed with this London based street/fine artist for most of my adult life. He chooses discarded objects like car bonnets or old fridges as his canvas, and depicts young compelling faces of the discarded and undervalued young people in his community. His message is one of potential and hope, but the real power in his work is the sheer beauty hidden under the layers of oil paint and sweat. You can view his work at Nelly Duff Gallery on Columbia Road.
3. Yann Black
I have a lot of tattoos, but I never really wanted any. At a young age I started to follow the first ‘anti-tattoo’ artist called
4. Metal Work
From a very young age I have been working with metal, my love for metal work led me to build my first motorbike and subsequently set-up an interior products company based around the beauty of metal. In the digital age it is more vital than ever to remain analogue, and I try and spend as much of the weekend as possible making stuff with my two sons – Otis and Bruno. Mesh is our new muse and we have used it extensively to add an exciting ‘filter’ to our Shoreditch home.
5 .The Southbank
I love walking, especially in bustling cities. I grew up not far from the Southbank and wasted endless days skateboarding under the arches of the Royal Festival Hall. If you’re visiting London for the first time, or just for a short time, make sure you walk a mile in my shoes from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge. In less than an hour you will get the best parts of London – from Big Ben to the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe to Borough Market.