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Hub Culture 2013 Zeitgeist Ranking featured - 17th February 2013
The new normal is old news. The 2013 Hub Culture Zeitgeist Ranking arrives with big shifts in our 7th annual ranking, showcasing a range of new trends bubbling to the surface in the global economy. See the 2013 ranking of 20 cities leading the zeitgeist now, and learn how we create the list.
2013: 5 Cities Soaring From the Ashes featured - 11th February 2013
The 7th Annual Hub Culture Zeitgeist Ranking is about to appear, and in our evaluations we often run across a theme that merits a smaller preview list. This year's key word seems to be resilience, and it reflects a definite trend of revival happening in the world today. With that in mind, we present five cities that are rising, phoenix-like, from the ashes, and are therefore terribly interesting places for your consideration.
Being Your Best You: Hub Culture's 10th Anniversary London Salon featured - 4th February 2013
Hub Culture's 10th anniversary is underway with a series of salon dinners hosted by friends and long-time members. Following a great kickoff in Davos, the series came to London, hosted by Oxylent with a simple question in mind: how do we be our best self?
Go East - For a Brighter Future featured - 30th January 2013
Dateline: London, Edie Lush; Executive Editor, Hub Culture The last few days in Davos reminded me of the realization that the future – at least during my lifetime – lies in Asia.
Nicki Minaj - I Am Your Leader is Such Hip Candy featured - 24th August 2012
Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Cam'ron are out with a new video for their hit single, I Am Your Leader. It takes the Trinidadian queen into vibrant territory on the artistic front, referencing some 90s old skool styles in the Blade Runner technopop colors that are a Minaj trademark. While its just hip candy, it at least represents one thing: girl does it like she wants.
Hub Culture Presents the 2012 Perfect European Summer Spots featured - 19th May 2012
Summer in Europe is like a sweet dream - no matter how bad the problems in the city, almost everyone finds time to slip away, unfurl on a beach and sip local spirits under starry skies. In times of economic merde it is easy to forget Europe's pleasures, so Hub Culture recruited our oft-traveling Jean Francois Lacourt (who knows all the yacht-spots) to create our first ever European Perfect Summer List - the places we treasure.
Innotribe Startup Challenge Europe featured - 14th May 2012
Over $500,000 in prizes are part of the Innotribe Startup Challenge, coming soon to Belfast. Hub Culture is part of the action, with Executive Editor Edie Lush among the judges.
Stop Joseph Kony - A Social Eruption featured - 7th March 2012
The sudden eruption of the Kony 2012 campaign, designed to #stopkony (the world's worst war criminal), demonstrates the sudden impact of resonance in a web connected world. Despite qualms about the organization behind it, Invisible Children, there's no question Joseph Kony must be stopped, and the project's founders applauded for their efforts.
The Pitchfork and the Dauphin featured - 1st March 2012
It is neither a wise nor popular course of action to defend News Corp. and its senior leadership in the wake of the scandals rocking its UK newspaper division, but there does come a moment where a bit of perspective could do everyone some good, so here goes: James Murdoch is a good guy. Yes, we said it, and here's why.
Hub Culture 2012 Zeitgeist Ranking featured - 21st February 2012
The 6th Annual Hub Culture Zeitgeist skids into place with a focus on the heavyweights and gradual power shifts. This is the year of determined resolve - and everyone seems, dare we say, pretty optimistic? Signs are that the US and European economies are finally evened out from a death spiral, income inequality is being addressed in pop culture platitudes, emerging markets are ticking over, its an Olympic year, etc. etc.. (Just how do we create this ranking?). And its São Paulo for the win - again! While the main cities remain on the list in different positions, there is an evident balance of power shift this year, with more BRIC cities in the top positions than ever before.
Sound of Solace - buy your ticket with Ven featured - 14th October 2011
Solace Women's Aid is a London-based organization dedicated to supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence. They provide safe refuges, counseling, support services, and many other services to help women and children regain their independence. Unfortunately, they have also been amongst the many victims of drastic budget cuts across the public sector. Therefore, we have organised a special night of live music to raise funds and awareness in support of their cause!
Climbing Everest featured - 14th May 2011
The first Hub Culture member to climb Mt. Everest has reached the Summit, benefiting Room to Read education projects in Nepal, and inspiring the Everest Award.
Hub Culture London Day and London Evening, Vol. 1 featured - 26th April 2011 - 2.00 Ven
Hub Culture has released a twin set of sophisticated albums direct from the London Pavilion, mixed by James Pople. London Day and London Evening - Vol. 1 feature the perfect sounds of the moment in just the right mood for working, lounging or that lush dinner party you've been planning.
Art of the Leak: Lady Gaga's New Hits Judas and Government Hooker featured - 16th April 2011
Lady Gaga's new singles Judas and Government Hooker are leaking on the web like geysers, providing real-time remix opportunities for her little monsters.
Hub Culture 2011 Zeitgeist Ranking featured - 3rd February 2011
The 2011 Zeitgeist Ranking is here, featuring our annual deep dive look at the leading hubs of moment!
DJ Earworm's Annual Mashup is Here featured - 29th December 2010
A regular sound at Hub Culture events the world over, DJ Earworm's annual United State of Pop mashups are a much anticipated wonder. His latest, Don't Stop the Pop, is here. Get it!
Hub Culture Appoints Asia Lead for Global Currency Expansion featured - 11th October 2010
Hub Culture has appointed Jeffery Leung as Managing Director Asia, Director Exchange Strategy, to lead Global Currency Expansion for Ven.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! featured - 23rd September 2010
This Chinese harvest tradition celebrates the roundest, brightest moon of the year, and is a time for celebration, families and thoughts of immortality.
99 Years Ago: Life in the Year 2000 - 5th September 2010
This fascinating account of the future was written by Estella Bennett in 1911 and imagines life in the year 2000. It was recently found by Hub Culture member Liza Morris in DC, and we thought it was well worth sharing. In it she predicts flying cars, world peace, and the internet. At least she got one right!
Welcome to the Cannes Clubhouse featured - 15th May 2010
Highlight images from the Hub Culture Cannes Clubhouse.
Here Come the Phillies featured - 24th April 2010
Gentrification. The idea stirs strong dissenting voices and opinions, and nowhere more than Philadelphia, a city of brotherly contrasts.
Whitechapel Gallery Art Plus Music 2010 featured - 9th April 2010
Hub Culture is a proud supporter of the Whitechapel Gallery's Art Plus Music Party 2010, and has tickets available for the evening available in Ven.
eyeCandy: Attack of the Pixels - 9th April 2010
eyeCandy videos feature artistic content with a cultural message. Filmmaker Patrick Jean's cute little short film is attracting lots of attention.
Five Ways to Network Your Small Business featured - 6th April 2010
A simple guide to getting to know the basics of utilizing social networking as a business marketing tool.
Welcome to the Real Time Office featured - 17th March 2010
It's hard to believe, but just 15 years ago the Internet as we know it hardly existed.
Hub Culture 2010 Zeitgeist Ranking - 19th January 2010
Its a new decade and with it comes new priorities. Now in its fourth year, the Hub Culture Zeitgeist Ranking opens the 'oneders' with an eye on two big themes: access to resources and the environment. Twenty hubs driving the global moment and shaking up the established order:
2010: Five Cities Licking the Envelope - 13th January 2010 - 0.10 Ven
The 2010 Hub Culture Zeitgeist Ranking is right around the corner, and this year's warmup list is keyword: adventure. Here are five spots on the radar this year.
eyeCandy: David Guetta feat. Estelle - One Love featured - 10th January 2010
eyeCandy videos feature artistic content with a cultural message. This week: check out David Guetta and Estelle, rocking the convenience stores with One Love.
Thoughts on the Emerging Collaboration Economy featured - 26th December 2009
Hub Culture founder Stan Stalnaker shares his thoughts in a Q&A with Rachel Botsman on emerging future systems of collaboration based around sharing, the power of the commons, and peer-to-peer transactions.
The New Wealth Explosion - 23rd November 2009
As micropayments and virtual currency get set to take over the web, evidence for a coming wealth explosion is gathering momentum.
Sustaining Copenhagen - 30th October 2009
All eyes are on Copenhagen, where the world's climate community will meet in December to seek a post-Kyoto accord destined to shape outlines in international business and politics for years to come. Whether or not anything will be agreed is anybody's guess, but it does mean Copenhagen is the flavour du jour.
Festival Annual '09 Brings Back Summer 2009 to the UK - 26th October 2009
... because you already miss the mud and the smashing times!‘Festival Annual 09’ is a world first. This innovative user generated project was created over 96 days at 21 festivals, through the sun, the sunburn, the rain and mud, and with the help of over 15,000 British festival lovers. You own the band's CDs, but nowhere else can you get to see what its like to really be there!See Hub Culture’s top 5 winning photo picks and be one of the first to buy the coffee table book.
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness in Salt Lake City featured - 16th September 2009 - 0.05 Ven
Feel like a clean-living adventure? Sick of the rat race, but still in need of civilized creature comforts? Go Utah!
WSJ.com: The Coming Currency Revolution featured - 9th September 2009 - 0.10 Ven
Catch WSJ video and story on the coming currency revolution: Ven. Why not email Andy Jordan to tell him what you think?
Go and see... DISTRICT 9 - 3rd September 2009 - 1.00 Ven
District 9 is a 2009 South African science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and Robert Hobbs. Copley plays the role of Wikus van de Merwe, a bureaucrat assigned to relocate a stranded alien species from a refugee camp in Johannesburg, South Africa to a new one outside the city. After his exposure to a substance that alters his DNA, Wikus must help the aliens escape the planet so they can return him to normal.- source Wikipedia
The Next Evolution in Economics: Rethinking Growth - 26th August 2009
The credit crunch has forced people across many sectors to rethink their assumptions about how they do business, the roles of the individual in the larger system, and the very future of the system itself. Hub Culture weighs in with a thought piece just published by Harvard Business Review online.
Movie Night - 'What About Me' showing at 7.30pm Thursday 20th August - 13th August 2009
We are are pleased to announce our new monthly movie night. We will be kick starting with the independent film 'What About Me'.
The Vine, with Nathan Nolan - 10th August 2009
The Vine's Nathan Nolan checks in with Hub's resident yoga instructor, Lara Baumann, for a short discussion on all things Quantum.
Tron Legacy (2010) Trailer - 30th July 2009
Check out the HD Trailer fro Tron Legacy, coming in 3D summer 2010.
Highlights from Secret Beach and the Ibiza Pavilion - Opening Weekend featured - 24th July 2009
The Hub Culture Ibiza Residency 2009 features day and night Pavilions for your working pleasure, with Secret Beach - our secret hideaway location in the north of the white isle.
Vegas, Baby! featured - 12th July 2009 - 1.00 Ven
Let’s put it this way. If Las Vegas were an American teenager, it would be the pregnant valedictorian: pulling everything off despite the odds.
Hub Culture Ibiza - Pavilion Residency 2009 - 2nd July 2009
Hub Culture is pleased to announce the debut of its 2009 Pavilion Residency on the Balearic island of Ibiza. In a world first, Hub Culture’s digital virtual currency, Ven, will be used in Ibiza for purchase of curated products and services during the 2009 Pavilions Residency.
ONE SPACE LEFT - Free Executive Coaching Session - 15 July - 1st July 2009
Hub Culture are giving away 6 sessions (an hour each) with the Hub's Executive Coach, Alastair Hill, on Wednesday 15th July at the London Pavilion
The Vine, with Nathan Nolan - 21st June 2009
Hub Culture's in house sommelier, Nathan Nolan, checks in with Ken Haynes on summer trends in this fun video short.
The End of the Line - Premiering in London, New York and Los Angeles - 17th June 2009
Fresh from its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, THE END OF THE LINE is the first major documentary about the imminent peril facing the world's oceans.Catch this week's premieres in London, New York and Los Angeles.
Personal Branding Masterclass with Louise Mowbray - 8th June 2009
Hub Culture is proud to invite you to a workshop of quintessential importance for members, to be hosted by Louise Mowbray, a widely recognised leader in personal branding with expertise across a variety of sectors.A word from Louise:"Vital soft skills for a tough economic climate... If we don't decide what our image and personal brands should reflect about us, other people will. Join us on the 16th June in London for a practical, interactive workshop - focused on understanding, developing and managing your brand, and how to use it to your advantage in these tough economic conditions. The objective of this Masterclass is to create the impact that you desire, raise your visibility and profile, build your reputation, gain a competitive edge, perform better under pressure and increase your success."
Paris Residence Club: New York Reception - 8th June 2009
Hub Culture members will be hosting a New York reception sponsored by the Paris Residence Club on 11 June, 2009. A free week for two in one of the PRC's Paris residences will be awarded to a lucky winner.
KATIKA Showroom Event & Cocktail - London - 28th May 2009
Join us Tuesday to meet the team from KATIKA, Hub Culture's showroom partner. Showroom consultations are available all day, followed by cocktails and canapes in the evening.
eyeCandy videos feature artistic content with a cultural message.This week: Just in case you missed it, Susan Boyle's latest performance on Britain's Got Talent had the crowd on its feet. Here's some inspiration for the week ahead...
Chicago's Renaissance - 21st May 2009
A snapshot of the latest things to see and do in Chicago - post Obama.
Luxury Interactive, New York - 1st May 2009
Hub Culture will be speaking at Luxury Interactive this June in New York, a great opportunity to meet and network with leaders in the global luxury sector.Hub has discounted tickets to attend here.
Hub Culture Salon: The Way Forward, San Francisco - 29th April 2009
Recently Hub Culture gathered members and thought leaders for a compelling discussion on the way forward for the economy - in search of "green shoots" and new ideas to propel us all forward.
When in Rome, and in Rome... - 29th April 2009
Don't leave home for Rome without very large sunglasses, making you the center of attention stopping for a ristretto on Via Condotti. Rome can be navigated by district or chronologically. Do either, but set your pace to you have a chance to see, be seen and experience what is Rome's 'gioia di vivere.'
The Hub Culture Cannes Film Festival Penthouse Pavilion: Open May 11th - 21st April 2009
Hub Culture is pleased to present the Cannes Penthouse Pavilion to coincide with the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. The Penthouse Pavilion is a luxurious rooftop work and meeting space right off La Croisette. The Penthouse features splendid views over the Med, private dining and entertainment facilities, wifi and valet services.
I'm Not Alone: Tiesto vs. Deadmau5 for Calvin Harris - 13th April 2009
Summer is right around the corner, and with it, new summer sounds. Scottish DJ Calvin Harris presents 'I'm Not Alone', and both Tiesto and DeadMau5 have their own takes on it.
See the London Pavilion Launch Highlights - 8th April 2009
Thanks to everyone who attended the recent launch of the London Pavilion. We hope you had fun.Video highlights from the London Pavilion launch, including your 6 Word Memoirs.Here's the official photo album.
Membership at Hub Culture Pavilion, London - 3rd April 2009
Pavilion membership is available to Hub Culture members worldwide. Drop in on a day pass for £10, or pick up a full membership for just £29. We offer members critical services at substantial savings, including workspace, wifi, caffé and valet services to help members build worth. Work. Social.
Okay, so it was for April Fool's Day, but why not join the HRIC group to help us make something similar a reality?In a landmark move, Hub Culture has completed negotiations to purchase a small island in the Eastern Pacific, in a bid to establish the world's first independent Internet Republic.
Twitter at the Pavilion - 25th March 2009
Another innovation: add @hublondon to your twitter account, and watch your tweets appear live at the Pavilion.
Grand Opening of the London Pavilion - 25th March 2009
We hope you enjoyed the grand opening of the London Pavilion - first in a series.Live Chat anytime, posted to the Pavilion or via Twitter.Are you Press?
Equinox Detox: 18-24 March, 2009 - 28th February 2009
It's time for a spring clean! Join us as we present a week long, low intensity detox programme available for members around the world.
Thank You! - 23rd February 2009
One Night One Wish in Venice was a beautiful success, thanks to many of you! Stay tuned for updates, photos and videos from the evening, with news about how funds raised will help the Studer Trust and children in Myanmar. Special thanks to Comtesse, Salvatore Ferragamo the Raleigh Hotel and Azura Mangunhardjono for the fabulous donations!
M on the Bund's 10th Anniversary Party - 15th February 2009
In Shanghai, only one place epitomizes the rapid transformation and change of the city: M on the Bund and its fabulous cocktail room, the Glamour Bar. Has it been ten years already?
Hub Culture Pavilions - 29th January 2009
Hub Culture announces the debut of its first Pavilion, situated in London and bringing together social networks with physical space.Located on historic Carnaby Street, the Pavilion will offer a suite of member services to help merge work and social activities.For more details: email@example.comIf you are press or media: +447974156458
Hub Culture 2009 Zeitgeist Ranking - 21st January 2009
Our annual ranking of the moment in the world's top 20 cities. Featuring a new No. 1, and a lot of change as fallout from the global financial crisis tightens its uncomfortable grip.
The 2009 Lemonade Havens - 19th January 2009
Hub Culture's annual Zeitgeist Ranking is on the way, and this year's preview includes five new Lemonade Havens - a look at five cities where the current credit freeze just means more ice for your citrus drink. When the markets have sent your savings to money heaven, these cities are great places to sit back, chill, and wait for the turnaround.
The Total Stealth Ski - 5th January 2009
The northern ski season season is in full swing, from Vail to Val d'Isere.How light are your feet?
Die Fantastischen Vier! - 4th January 2009
Join Hub Culture in St. Moritz for the 25th Cartier World Cup on Snow, featuring a series of special events, including Die Fantastischen Vier! a stylin' 80s' ski extravaganza...
One Night One Wish: February 21-22, 2009 in Venice - 18th December 2008
One Night One Wish, our signature fundraiser at the height of Carnivale in Venice, returns in 2009 for a magnificent weekend.Join the world in Venice as we help fund food, literacy and supply programs to children suffering under Myanmar's brutal regime. Proceeds go direct to the kids via our benefiting partner, the Studer Trust.
Vancouver, Totem of the Northwest - 9th December 2008
Winter or summer, snow or shine, Vancouver is a city for all seasons. Experience zip-trekking thorugh the tree-tops or snowboarding down a gorge. Dine on fresh wild salmon or simply enjoy the greatest of the great outdoors.
The Rise of Simple Times: Hub Culture Salon, Miami - 8th December 2008
As ABMB wound down this weekend in Miami, Hub gathered a few industry players for a dinner discussion on the current state of play at the Raleigh Hotel Oasis.Here is how it went down...
Who Knew Death Spirals Could Be So Fun? - 5th December 2008
So the glacial freeze that has affected the financial markets has finally reached contemporary art. Numbers may be down at Art Basel Miami Beach, but people still find an excuse to stay out to 4am, working on the deal.
Fashion Earthquake Imminent - 2nd December 2008
The intertubz are rife with the rumor that Vogue chief editor Anna Wintour is beginning her swan song, with French Vogue's Carine Roitfeld tipped to take her place. Si Newhouse denies, but the fashion ground is still shifting.
How Bout Them Taiko Drums? Kanye's New Directions - 25th November 2008
Kanye West's new 808s & Heartbreak album with Love Lockdown remixes are tearing up the airwaves of the world's fashion capitals, creating a soulful sound to an increasingly dreary fall. The album features fresh sounds and new interpretations of post-rap, and Kanye's visual work is building on a growing pop-art aesthetic that he owns.
Principal Voices: Global Leadership in Action - 18th November 2008
Principal Voices are a group of global leaders working on solutions to challenges facing the world.Led by CNN, TIME and FORTUNE in association with Shell, you can lend your voice to their discussion here.Principal Voices: Click here to meet and connect with other Principal Voices from around the world.
Hub100s: November 2008 - 11th November 2008
What do Cyprus, Dasha Zhukova, oatmeal and copper all have in common? They, along with 96 other people, places and things, made the latest Hub100, our preview of undercurrents in the culture.You may not get everything on our listicles of the subconscious, but they are a great place to spot emerging ideas, and later to reminisce on what was once 'the leading edge'. See it now.
Every Human Has Rights - 10th November 2008
2008 is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a global document that affirmed basic human rights after WWII. There are 30 principles outlined in the Universal Declaration.In conjunction with the anniversary of the Universal Declaration, Amnesty International has launched a new campaign condemning torture, in all its forms.
eyeCandy: Metamorphosis - 7th November 2008
eyeCandy videos feature artistic content with a cultural message.This week: Metamorphosis by Glenn Marshall.
Tea Treats - 31st October 2008
Mighty Leaf Tea is a company that creates artisan teas to change conceptions about the little leaf.With these guys, its all about quality, not quantity, and you can really taste the effort.Order exotic teas online for global delivery.
Making Out Milan - 19th October 2008
Yes, there's definitely a lull now between fashion seasons. But it won't be long before you're scooting back to Milan to sit in the final row at Fendi with a ticket you managed to scam from someone in the PR department, right? Or not. Let’s do and say we didn’t, with the right now on the what’s what in Milan, capisce?
Frieze Jumps the Shark* - 16th October 2008
The mood at London's 2008 Frieze Art Fair seems to be sobriety, with a touch of depression jazz and a good helping of cheap beer. Is there a sense that September's Damien Hirst auction at Sotheby's presented the frothiest top of a whipped cream market? The champagne days linger, but the writing is on the wall.
Some Like It Quaint: Amsterdam - 14th October 2008
Ready for some Dutch charm? Some of the world's most beautiful people, their bicycles and a canal ride or two are politely waiting for you in Amsterdam.
eyeCandy: Grand Wheel - 12th October 2008
eyeCandy videos feature artistic content with a cultural message.
Hub Culture Knowledge and Crowdsourcing - 12th October 2008
The new Hub Culture is all about helping members collaborate for fun and profit. Crowdsourcing is part of that, as this video explains.
Smug in San Francisco - 9th October 2008
An air of change has taken hold in San Francisco, long one of America's most sophisticated, yet relaxed cities.
Santiago on the Sly - 9th October 2008
Sure, its nestled in a giant dust bowl and the food leaves something to be desired, but Santiago has much to offer. The breeze, for instance...
Doing the DC Thing - 9th October 2008
All at once now, and let's repeat three times: regulation and bailouts do not mean DC owns the moment.
Crystal - The Aftermath - 2nd October 2008
Thanks to everyone around the world who participated in CRYSTAL: Black Tie in Hong Kong, Hub Culture's fundraiser for air quality to benefit the Civic-Exchange, a leading public policy think tank in Hong Kong.
Hub Culture Salon: Luxury in Monaco - 2nd October 2008
Hub Culture hosts a salon focused on luxury in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Luxury cars, luxury kicks, luxury frocks... from LVMH to Jumeirah to Bang & Olufsen, we have the low-down on high-end.
Honda Ups the Ante - 2nd October 2008
The Honda Insight officially debuts at the Paris Motor Show, and the CR-Z and FCX are not far behind.
Hub100s: February 2003 - 2nd October 2008
The Hub100s preview undercurrents in hub culture. You may not get everything appearing on our listicles of the subconscious, but they are a great place to spot emerging ideas. Older versions help us to reminisce on what was once 'the leading edge'.
Hub100s: October 2004 - 2nd October 2008
The Hub100s preview undercurrents in the culture. You may not get everything on our listicles of the subconscious, but they are a great place to spot emerging ideas, and later to reminisce on what was once 'the leading edge'.
Hub100s: March 2005 - 2nd October 2008
The Hub100s preview undercurrents in the culture. You may not get everything on our listicles of the subconscious, but they are a great place to spot emerging ideas, and later to reminisce on what was once 'the leading edge'.
Hub100s: January 2006 - 2nd October 2008
The Hub100s preview undercurrents in the culture. You may not get everything on our listicles of the subconscious, but they are a great place to spot emerging ideas, and later to reminisce on what was once 'the leading edge'.
Hub100s: November 2006 - 2nd October 2008
Hub100s: July 2007 - 2nd October 2008
Exclusive: Mariko Mori Bends Space and Time - 2nd October 2008
Mariko Mori, the Japanese contemporary artist, mixes views across space and time to create an aesthetic design signature well worth exploring.
Hub Culture Salon: London - 2nd October 2008
Sophisticated marketing ploys and hyped self-PR, are they the drivers of art? This Hub Culture Salon discussed the implications and influences with a panel of art intellectuals in London.
Art + Film in London - 2nd October 2008
The Whitechapel Gallery's annual Art Plus party kicked off with Jade Jagger and Diego Della Valle hosting the entryway and a fun Art + Film theme in London's trendy East End.
Fiat 500 Makes the Rounds - 2nd October 2008
Ciao! The Fiat 500 is making another round. Younger cousin to the Mini revival, Fiat has unveiled its latest concept for the renaissance of the tiny Fiat 500.
The 2008 Warm List: A Zeitgeist Prelude - 2nd October 2008
As Hub Culture prepares its second annual Zeitgeist Ranking, here's a look at five interesting hubs that are heating up the global agenda. Though not totally dominant, each has a certain something that is very OTM - of the moment.
Ven - 2nd October 2008
Ven is the first global social currency. It is a new way to help you integrate and elevate with friends, peers and associates.
Yo! Monaco? - 2nd October 2008
Monaco, c'est vrai. The Luxury Marketing Council hosts a two day event in a world capital of luxury.
Art Basel Miami Beach 2006 - 2nd October 2008
Art Basel Miami Beach 2006 slides into Miami with a presence on the global scene like we've never seen. ABMB has become the must-do destination for the bankers, moddles, writers and anyone else with an interest in money, sex and the visual aesthetic.
WEF Davos & Snow Polo St. Moritz - 2nd October 2008
Join Hub Culture at the World Econoimc Forum in Davos & Cartier Polo on Snow in St. Moritz.
Evolved Celebrity - 2nd October 2008
Andy Warhol may need to be updated: today we all get 15MB of fame, as opposed to his famous 15 minutes. As the internet evolves, so is our concept of celebrity, and thus, the microceleb is born.
Hub Culture Salon: Design Miami - 2nd October 2008
There is nothing like an impromptu Salon to bring the night full circle with conversations from some of the worlds hot new artists, contemporary art advisors and goodie-bags filled with...trash? (of the naughty, not dirty, variety). Welcome to ABMB 2007...
The Season's Aspen Secret - 2nd October 2008
The season's Aspen secret will surprise you! Need true grit in trying times? Understated and always in focus, 66 North is makin' some icy waves in the fashion world.
Hub Culture Salon: Tech in San Francisco - 2nd October 2008
Hub Culture convened some big thinkers for a technology focused Salon in San Francisco. From virtualization to Yahoo's troubles, it proved to be a sharp evening full of insider insight.
Orphans-R-US - 2nd October 2008
Orphans and adoption from exotic countries have taken centre stage lately thanks to the high profile status they are getting from some 'it' stars. But Angelina and Brad already have 6 children, so we're looking for you to help too! Adopt a little one of your own, help buy them a bicycle, or simply donate to help our world's kids have better lives. Here's how...
Shut Up and Sing - 2nd October 2008
The Dixie Chicks and America's prelude to war in Iraq come together in the Weinstein brother's new political movie.
The Center of the Universe - 2nd October 2008
It's 2007, and the look and feel of the decade is in full swing. The idea behind the hub zeitgeist ranking is that at certain times in certain places, there is a veritable "center of the universe" a place where innovation, change and vibe combine to create the place of the moment.
Venn Answers to Life - 2nd October 2008
What do you get when you cross-section married men, convicts and twelve-year-old boys? The reason you'll never place another personal ad again... badump pam.Strangely avant garde yet ridiculous, blogger Jessica Hagy's venn diagrams put common observations in a new light.
WEF Opens, Climate Change Key - 2nd October 2008
The World Economic Forum kicks off this year with climate change as its key priority. ExxonMobil. BMW, Project Hope, and TIME participate.
Art + Drama - London - 2nd October 2008
London's Whitechapel Gallery hosts one of their most dramatic social projects of the year, this year themed Art + Drama. To help out, Hub Culture auctions a deluxe cultural experience in the Cotswolds alongside hot contemporary art.
'Fairytale' Final in St. Moritz - 2nd October 2008
The snow sparkled in bright sun and the horses worked the crowd at St. Moritz's premier Snow Polo weekend this year. But sparkling more than ever was the glitzy crowd on the field by day and the dancefloor by night. Hub holds court...
G8 Ministerial Meeting: Climate Change Petition with AVAAZ.org - 2nd October 2008
A petition because WE are causing global warming. From al Gore, the G8 and the will to change, we as a people can change the world. Peace, climate, economics, ecology.... we have the power together to do it.
Hub Culture Salon: Swiss Global Risk - 2nd October 2008
Global risk no longer means holes in the ozone and melting icebergs. The Hub Culture Forum in Davos got into the nitty gritty of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth as well as how you probably no longer even qualify for organ donation, in any case certainly not after you flew to Switzerland and joined us over drinks for this event!
PSFK Conference: New York - 2nd October 2008
The folks at PSFK are producing a conference and emerging global culture from the Big Apple. Go.
The Google Sandwich - 2nd October 2008
Shaking up the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting this year was Google's now-famous party. This year featured Hotel Costes DJ Stephane Pompougnac getting industry greats grooving en masse on the Belvedere dance floor.
The World's Best Ice Cream? - 2nd October 2008
Where in the world would you go for the world's best icecream? Maybe somewhere far away, where the air is clean and the grass is green?
Two Phones Diverged in a Wood - 2nd October 2008
Bangladesh mobile penetration explodes through the country while cosmopolitan fashionistas get a flash of glam with LG's new Prada phone. Is a fashion label branded phone really any better? Or does the average South Asian have just the same flash mob power with their Samsung? Off to the 3GSM World Congress to find out...
Hub Culture Salon: Hong Kong on Global Capital - 2nd October 2008
Hub Culture's Hong Kong Salon on the state of global capital talks with some of the industries's most influential to gain insight on what lies ahead. We also discover the Dior Cost of Living Index to be very helpful.
Hub Culture Salon: Los Angeles on Entertainment - 2nd October 2008
The recent Hub Culture Salon in Los Angeles on Entertainment, hosted in a private pool cabana atop The Chamberlain West Hollywood, splashed on to the beat of the town, the industry and some very pertinent conversation.
For the Love of God - 2nd October 2008
What runs $98,000,000 and makes the owner a bonehead?
Darkness Falls as Hans and Cyprien Rise - 2nd October 2008
Stepping out of images of gang darkness and an eerily dark installation, Cyprien Gaillard and Hans Op de Beeck (respectively) lead us through experiences that have them coming out on top.
Hub Culture Salon: New York on Empire Media - 2nd October 2008
Hub Culture's New York salon on Empire Media rounded up some New York media industry members for a debate on the relative value of various media: traditional vs. experiential, empire vs. viral, and then some. Here are some distopian conclusions.
Waiting for Change at Art Basel - 2nd October 2008
Art Basel's brain-child Sam Keller moves to make magic elsewhere in the art world and leaves Basel waiting for new genius. There are contenders!
Hub After Hours in London, PSFK Conference - 2nd October 2008
Hub Culture speaks at PSFK London on June 1, 2007 and invites you to join the conference and their VIP afterhours hosted at one of the best London clubs: Raffles, Chelsea. RSVP is a must, so click here to attend the day or soiree!
Hub Culture Tokyo Salon: Hot Youth - 2nd October 2008
Tokyo always led the world on youth trend, but trend is dead and Tokyo's cutting edge youth are now drawn more to individuality, bespoke and luxury.
Standing Out at the 52nd Venice Biennale - 2nd October 2008
Themes standing out at this 52nd Venice Biennale made no joke about the state of the world today. From pestering amounts of media to the crisis in Darfur and other micro/macro, life/death themes, here are the highlights.
Venice Film Festival Closing Party - 2nd October 2008
A round up of some of the biggest and most glamourous sponsors are making for a hugely successful charity gala at the Venice Film Festival closing party to benefit Manila's Smokey Mountain children.
Debt Chairs on the Titanic - 2nd October 2008
Slowly escalating problem? Credit crunch spreading globally? How much hidden risk is there really sitting in the interdependence of the system?
Flash Picnic in London this Saturday - 2nd October 2008
Hub Culture Flash Picnic in Hyde Park, London this Saturday!
Future Contemporaries in London - 2nd October 2008
The Future Contemporaries Party, an annual event by the Sepentine Gallery, will be held under their magnificent pavilion designed by Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen on Saturday, 29 September 2007 in London .
Help Burma - Here Is What to Do: - 2nd October 2008
Help Burma - Here's how: Take action, any action: donate, protest, email to support Burma and its monks for their right to democracy and peace.
Hub Culture Flash Picnic Highlights - 2nd October 2008
The Hub Culture Flash Picnic had members racing wheelbarrows, strutting a 40 ft runway and many other follies Hyde Park thought it would never see!
Quantum Yoga : Birds and Heroes - 2nd October 2008
Lara Baumann talks to Hub Culture about Quantum Yoga and her hot new CDs : Birds and Heroes
The Delta Point - 2nd October 2008
The law of accelerating returns meets your 15 minutes of fame for one nanosecond. Luke Nicholson explains.
The Life Artistic - Hub Culture Salon, London - 2nd October 2008
For the love of art ... creating and collecting are an intimate pleasure. Hub Culture rounds up both sides at the Frieze Art Fair in London for a discussion on the life 'artistic.'
The Machine is Us/ing Us - 2nd October 2008
Web 2.0 takes us ever closer to a common collective consciousness.
Battle at Kruger - 2nd October 2008
The power of crowds takes on new meaning in this must see video from Kruger National Park. Who wins?
Highlights from the 24th Cartier Polo on Snow, St. Moritz - 2nd October 2008
Hub Culture hosted their VIP snow Cabana at the 24th Cartier Polo on Snow. All of St. Moritz came out to see three stunning days of high adrenaline play by teams Cartier, Brioni, Maybach and other high flyers. Many of you were there too.
Here Comes the P2P Economy - 2nd October 2008
Every year the Harvard Business Review creates a list of the year's top 20 Breakthrough Ideas. The 2008 list included a Hub Culture concept around P2P finance, tied to the development of Ven, Hub's social currency.
Hub Culture Salon: Barcelona, Living in the Cloud - 2nd October 2008
As the world becomes a global 24/7 communication culture, Hub Culture sat down at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to discuss living in the mobile network big brother cloud and examined the implications of these changes on daily life.
Hub Culture Salon, Singapore: The Photo Aesthetic - 2nd October 2008
The latest installation in Hub Culture's global Salon series arrived this month in Singapore to tackle "the photo aesthetic" Hot topics are photo image manipulation, surrealism and reality. On view: some beautiful ethereal pieces.
Interactive Clubbing feat. DVJs Sander Kleinenberg - 2nd October 2008
Redefining the meaning of DJ: its Interactive Clubbing feat. DVJs Sander Kleinenberg 'live' at the Ministry of Sound on the new Pioneer mixers.
Light Currents - 2nd October 2008
James Turell and Robert Irwin's Light-and-Space movement of the 1960s and 1970s has been revived with an mesmerizing video installation by Tim White-Sobieski at Pulse Art 2008, New York.
Phillips de Pury... on the Rumble - 2nd October 2008
The hot global auction houses are turning art, scene and attention into a modern business. Follow Phillips de Pury as it takes on New York City.
Shapeshifting, Solar-Powered, Robot Cars - 2nd October 2008
The 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show brought to light one of the most hyped things yet: Solar-powered cars for the future, and the design to go with it!
Hey Guys: The It Shoe Arriveth - 2nd October 2008
Men, its your turn to be kitted out in Manolos...well, the men's equivalent, that is. Enter Harry's of London and a cult elite following in Mayfair to one-up those tired black office kicks.
The Look of Spring: Antisocial - 2nd October 2008
Anti-social? Who me? Why join the crowd, and don't come without your Talbots!
Dubai: The Life Aquatic - 29th September 2008
Are you one of those people who hear the world Dubai and think 'sandstorm'? Do you often get all those states confused, not sure which one harbours danger and which one the great beaches? Clearly, the Middle East has the best beach sun in the world, but that's a fact often overlooked in current events...
The Rise of Machinima - 20th September 2008
The rise of Machinima, the art of making movies in virtual worlds, is gaining steam.
Sneaky Sound System - 20th September 2008
One of Melbourne's favorite-son bands, Sneaky Sound System, hits the waves with a fun new album. Do check!
Steep: The World of Big Mountain Skiing - 20th September 2008
A Q&A with Mark Obenhaus at the Tribeca Film Festival 2007, prior to the release of Steep, a documentary on the world of extreme skiing.
Owning the Zeitgeist - 20th September 2008
As a prelude to Hub Culture's first annual Zeitgeist Ranking, a look at the historical moment - and what hubs owned it.
Magicians are the New DJs - 20th September 2008
Every dinner party needs a hook, and these days a DJ just doesn't do it. You need something more, so you've stashed a trick up your sleeve...
Heaven to Hell with LaChapelle - 20th September 2008
Hot on the heels of Art Basel Miami Beach, David LaChapelle releases the final piece in his pop culture trilogy.
Bond or Bond Street? It Boy David Gandy - 20th September 2008
Hub Culture has a chat with model of the moment David Gandy on his future plans. From acting in LA to hanging out on the London scene, David's brat pack (including doyenee Agyness Deyn) are on the way up.
Hub Culture Salon Barcelona: The Future of Mobile - 20th September 2008
Another Hub Culture Salon in Barcelona, focused on the mobile industry, February 2007
Energy Flows at the Serpentine Summer Party - 20th September 2008
Zaha Hadid and Swarovski make a splash at the Serpentine Gallery's annual summer party, June 2007.
Bo Innovation; The Inside Dish - 20th September 2008
A private evening with Bo Innovation in London results in a discussion on the world's best in cusine.
A Russian Sensation - 20th September 2008
The Russian Pavilion steals the show at the 52nd Venice Biennale, June 2007.
Mexico City: Viva La D.F. - 19th September 2008
Music and Mexico are like rice and beans: meant to be together. You will find plenty of this soulful art to enjoy on the D.F. streets -- and that's a good thing since you'll be waiting out the world's most congested city traffic.
The Scottsdale Shizzle - 19th September 2008
You thought the Valley of the Sun was only about the heat? Sure, it simmers, but these days Scottsdale is all about spa and golf luxury, with a curious mix of '90s Americana built in: strip malls, malls, and roads, roads, roads!
So Slinky in Singapore - 19th September 2008
Steamy nights and post-modern sights will have you slinking into Singapore in no time.
Finding Emo in Melbourne featured - 19th September 2008
Trends may come and go, but its nice when you find a cool place with some staying power. Melbourne is a just such a place, with great coffee, a nice bit of sunshine and a healthy spattering of emocks.
Tokyo is Like, No Worries! - 19th September 2008
Hey kids, Tokyo is back, and at a much better price.
Viva La Revolución in Valencia - 19th September 2008
In 2007 the America’s Cup turned this up-and-coming Spanish city into a social hotspot, so its now is worth a visit any time. A roman city originating from 136 B.C., Valencia has emerged as a Mediterranean hub combining world class culture, art and architecture.
Summer In The New Ibiza - 19th September 2008
Sure, Ibiza is a summer island, filled with hedonistic temptation and sun drenched clubbers. But like the other islands of its ilk, Ibiza continues a relentless march toward the high end, which means more options for those other seasons too.
Comfortably Secure in Geneva - 18th September 2008
For one reason or another, Geneva has perpetually maintained its status as a global home base to the risk averse. As the credit markets whip-saw and the global affluent try to dodge tightening tax nooses, its nice to know this status has not changed in a city that now, more than ever, attracts the money set.
Hub Culture 2008 Zeitgeist Ranking - 18th September 2008
Hub Culture's annual Zeitgeist Ranking is based on the idea that at certain times in certain places, there is a veritable "center of the universe", a place where innovation, change and vibe combine to create the place of the moment.
Its Easy Being Green in Boston - 18th September 2008
Boston has always been a bit like its favourite sports teams: lovable, but not exactly No. 1. It is neither America’s largest city nor its warmest, and the visitor might be tempted to underestimate its appeal. What Boston lacks in Miami jet-settiness it makes up for in revolutionary spunk, which, (as any sports fan knows) can make an underdog into a champion, especially when you've got a secret weapon on the team.
Back in the Swing of Things: Beirut - 18th September 2008
Beirut rocks. The Middle East's former social prince is back and rocking, if only a little more feeble than it was once before. Outstanding food, more soul than James Brown, recovering nightlife and Levantine beaches are still there. Beirut's scene needs you now more than ever.
The Beauty of Barcelona - 18th September 2008
Great for a weekend, better for a week, Barcelona's beauty runs deep. From Gaudí to Gótic, Barcelona offers some of the most electrifying nightlife, fun sunny beaches, food and culture of any happening European city.
Putting your best Flip-Flop forward in Bali - 17th September 2008
You really didn't want to go to that resort with the three pools, welcome drink and cultural show. Well, Bali is no longer about that. Private, private, private, ok, and luxuriant and luxurious too is the new Bali. Bali has emerged as Asia's most high-end paradise to relax and play. The time to go is now.
You Cannes Do It - 17th September 2008
St. Tropez for the beach, Monaco for the glitz, but its Cannes for the hippest hub de La Côte d'Azur. La Croisette will keep you busy and central, but if you meander up into the hills, you'll find gems such as Mougins and St. Paul de Vence competing with gastronomy and culture. Wanting to go this summer? Make sure you book now! Trying to make an appearance for this years Film Festival, contact our Cannes Pavilion valets. Working exclusively with Quintessentially during 2009's Film Festival, Hub members in Cannes benefit from Quintessentially's concierge service and inside knowledge!
Johannesburg: Springing you the Basics - 17th September 2008
Biltong, barbeque and wild beasts are all staples of South Africa's bustling Johannesburg. Jo'burg itself boasts fine dining complimented by fine wine and incredible safari options close by. Whether there on business or pleasure hotels are styled from modern corporate to resort chic. Come for a day, come for a week, either will be quite the adventure.
Well there is always Buenos Aires - 17th September 2008
City with soul, city with history, Buenos Aires's vibe is unmistakably Latin, abundantly chic and moreover, its a haven for cultured goodtimers there to party, lounge and eat exotic cuts of steak.
All Hyped Up in Shanghai - 17th September 2008
Hype matters. A lot. Hype might even be all we have left in a world where issues of substance tend to be ignored in favour of the miraculous branded moment of "right now."
Atlanta, Totally Schwank - 17th September 2008
Atlanta, fabled home of southern hospitality and the Mint Julep, features a southern drawl in a melting pot that is (in a word) totally “schwank”. The new thing in this arguably nice city is a kind of trendy manufactured globalism, probably thanks to a certain soft drink and news network that dominate the scene.