Random Questions: Manchester


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eent
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15 Dec 2015 16:55
Laughing out loud
YLAup
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27 Dec 2015 20:00
Really impressed by cafe beermoth, if you can find it. Huge space, good cheap beer on cask and busy. Pretty much, bar port street, what every bar in the NQ wished they were.

Lost in Tokyo on the other hand, so shit. Like a student union bar.
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7 Jan 2016 19:52
It's about time some fashion was posted in hereSticking out tongue
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/how-japanese-designers-pioneered-gender-neutral-dressing-a6769676.html

http://manchesterartgallery.org/exhibitions-and-events/exhibition/modern-japanese-design/

Exhibition on at Manchester Art Gallery until Jan 2017.

Thirty two designers display over one hundred pieces in a dynamic display conveying the essence of the unique Japanese design ethos.

Manchester Art Gallery
Friday 4 December 2015–Sunday 15 January 2017

Free

Drawn from Manchester’s own collections, the show provides an overview of the past fifty years of Japanese design. It highlights the breadth of Manchester’s collections, bringing together fashion, furniture, lighting, ceramics, glass, metalwork and jewellery.

The exhibition, located in the refurbished 19th century former Athenaeum theatre space, includes works from thirty two designers with over one hundred pieces on display. It shows how respect for nature and natural forces and the innovative use of materials and revolutionary techniques have influenced Japanese design. The display also reveals the importance of philosophical and spiritual ideas derived from Buddhism that have influenced the aesthetic and conceptual direction of Japanese design through the approaches of minimalism, deconstruction, and wabi sabi.

Takahiro Yede. Hibiki (Echoes), 2015.
Installation view of the Modern Japanese Design exhibition

Maiko Takeda, Atmospheric Re-entry, 2011
Installation view of the Modern Japanese Design exhibition
Issey Miyake, 1991
In addition to traditional materials, designers’ use of man-made, more commercial materials such as steel mesh, polycarbonate and recycled materials, seen in the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles used by Issey Miyake, is explored. Some of the most contemporary pieces on display are created by recent Royal College of Art graduate Maiko Takeda, who now works for Issey Miyake in Japan. Takeda created the dramatic headresses worn by Bjork as part of her Biophilia tour and the display includes two stunning head pieces from her Atmospheric Reentry series.

Featured contemporary jewellery designer Mizuki Takahashi’s work will be on sale in the gallery shop as part of a brand new range of jewellery focusing on makers who are inspired to push the boundaries of the materials they work with.

Included designer makers

Ceramics

Yasuko Sakurai
Ikuko Iwamoto
Takeshi Yasuda
Keith Varney
Edmund de Waal
Kaori Tatebayashi
Aki Moriuchi

Furniture

Shiro Kuramata
Shin Azumi
Sori Yanagi
Masanori Umeda
Fumio Enomoto

Fashion

Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garcons)
Yoji Yamamoto
Kenzo (Kenzo Takada)
Issey Miyake
Yuki (Gnyuki Torimaru)
Maiko Takeda

Glass

Keiko Mukaide
Ayako Tani
George Elliot

Jewellery

Mariko Sumioka
Mizuki Takahashi

Lighting

Issey Miyake
Toyo Ito
Hiroyuki Murase / Suzusan
Arihiro Miyake
Teruhiro Yanagihawa

Metalwork

Takahiro Yede
Hiroshi Suzuki
Junko Mori
Naoki Takeyama
Ryota Nishikata
Alistair McCallum

Only one menswear piece though.
YLAup
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30 Jan 2016 00:33
Heard that Solita are taking over Montpelliers from tomorrow, eventually turning it into a Pizzeria and getting rid of the football. Another venue bites the dust.
Mancunia
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14 Feb 2016 12:16
Any manc's know of a restaurant that won't be fully booked for a last minute meal tonight?
trailofdavid
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21 Nov 2016 15:07
El Gato Negro any good?
ginner
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21 Nov 2016 20:57
Went the other week to El Gato, very good! Ask to sit on first floor near the kitchen. You can sit at a bar and watch the chefs too if thats your thing.
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13 Mar 2017 10:13
Have a meeting in Manchester on a Friday and wanting to do a decent beers pub crawl starting in BEHEMOTH around 5 and heading back to pic station.

Can anyone recommend a [near enough] straight line route?

Cheers
YLAup
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5154 posts since 5/9/11

13 Mar 2017 11:54
Beermoth is so good that you probably end up staying there the longest to be honest. As a straight line route there's nothing decent between there and Piccadilly Tap on the station approach.

Anyway, I'd do Beermoth > Able Heywood via Market St/High St > Walk up Dale St to Mr Cooper's Beerhall > Finish in Port St Beer House which is just around the corner from the station. You're pretty much heading in the station direction without deviating too much.
kid unknown
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5320 posts since 8/12/01

13 Mar 2017 12:28
Cheers - is it worth going in piccadilly tap? on ramp up to station
YLAup
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13 Mar 2017 16:03
Reckon it's the worst of the lot. Depends how you feel after all that real aleSmiling
ginner
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14 Mar 2017 10:07
It's no Euston tap. Decent enough beers just a bit of a funny place.
YLAup
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10 Apr 2017 22:33
A few property news stories about that Uniqlo are finally taking on the former BHS unit in the Arndale, its first foray outside of London in long. Frankly that entire corner is grim, spice land so I'd imagine the whole block needs knocking down if true and starting again.
Fuzzyduck121
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11 Apr 2017 10:06
looks like they are taking part of that space. As it fronts market street and is part of the same stretch including new size store, UO etc its likely it will just be a refurb. Real spice headz are all in the NQ anyway, full zombie mode around oi polloi these days
C-Stylez
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5105 posts since 4/7/12

11 Apr 2017 10:13
the spice epidemic sounds grim as fuck. What's happened to Manny?!
Fuzzyduck121
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1595 posts since 14/12/12

11 Apr 2017 10:20
media hype
Maybe im blind to it but there is no epidemic I can see at all
NQ has a few wasted homeless people but nothing different from the usual and its the same 10/12 people every time
Someone may see more than me though
beardywierdy
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11 Apr 2017 11:00
I work in piccadilly and there are loads on it. Very grim part of Manchester.
Fuzzyduck121
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11 Apr 2017 11:48
Never go Piccadilly, was always grim there, 20 years ago you could buy pills and weed in the gardens so not much has changed.
Mancunia
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635 posts since 29/10/12

11 Apr 2017 16:43
TBH I see spiceheads all over the place, it's all going a bit west.
schtoop
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12970 posts since 9/4/07

6 Jun 2017 19:42
Up in Manchester this weekend, if any locals can give me a handful of shops/cafes to check out it would be appreciated!