From home furnishings to cultural experiences; here is a selection of arts, culture, design and fine dining musts, that we believe capture the essence of Lexus beyond the confines of the automotive world.
Lexus recommends: Unto Last furnishings
If you’re seeking beautiful and sustainable modern furniture tailored to your home, look up Unto This Last, writes Guy Bird.
Lexus recommends: The cut paper art show
A Manchester-based exhibition of artwork made by artists expert in cutting, folding and sculpting paper.
Lexus recommends: Visiting the Shard
The viewing platform of the Shard is, at 244 metres, the highest public vantage point in Western Europe and the only place in London where it is possible to see a 360-degree view of the capital all at once.
Lexus recommends: Designs of the Year exhibition
If you want to see the best the design world has to offer, there’s no better place to catch a contemporary snapshot than at The Design Museum’s Designs of the Year exhibition.
Lexus recommends: Father’s day gifts
Distinctive dads are notoriously hard to buy gifts for, so let us point you towards a few less obvious options for Father’s Day, from under £50 to over £5000.
Lexus recommends: Handmade trainers by Feit
Drivers wanting a bespoke feel from their trainers – paired with ‘less is more’ design should seek out Feit for their feet.
Lexus recommends: Thomas Heatherwick, designer of the Olympic caudron
An exhibition of the work of Thomas Heatherwick, who designed the London 2012 Olympic cauldron.
Lexus recommends: Pseudo Japanese-British fashion house Eley Kishimoto
Eley Kishimoto – one of the UK’s best-kept fashion and design secrets – celebrates 20 years in business with a special exhibition to cement the firms well-deserved reputation as ‘the patron saint of print.
Lexus recommends: Chilling out in Selfridges’ silent room
Even the most hardened shoppers sometimes need a break from full-on retail, so Selfridges has resurrected a Silence Room alongside other noise-cancelling initiatives to provide respite.
Lexus recommends: Pop-up restaurants
For a dining experience like no other, a rooftop pop-up restaurant in London, commissioned by Electrolux and manned by half a dozen Michelin-starred chefs, is hard to beat.
Lexus recommends: H by Harris – possibly the coolest rucksacks and laptop cases on the planet
If you want to protect your laptop and valuables but don’t want to resort to something sartorially off-key by a humdrum IT accessory supplier then it’s time to seek out H by Harris.
Lexus recommends: Christian Louboutin
The designer of the sexiest and most sophisticated shoes on the planet, Christian Louboutin, celebrates 20 years of success at a special exhibition.
Lexus recommends: Hyperculture
The interior of the Lexus LF-LC concept has been identified by the World Style Global Network as adhering to ‘Hyperculture’ because it draws influence from a board spectrum of global cultures. We explain the concept of Hyperculture in this article.
Lexus recommends: Quilting
New and ultra modern ways of using the traditional upholstery technique of quilting are making this stitching skill one of the world’s most sought-after looks.
Lexus recommends: Re:New Japanese Design Showcase
A exhibition that celebrates the brilliant design and resilient craftsmanship of one of Japan’s 2011 earthquake-affected regions.
Lexus recommends: Hix Tramshed
Want to contemplate high art by Damien Hirst while eating high quality food? Then you need to visit Mark Hix’s restaurant the Tramshed.
Lexus recommends: Jose Parla
If you like the large-scale drip paintings of Jackson Pollock, find awe-inspiring the swirling abstract landscapes of Turner and love street and graffiti art-inspired calligraphy, you should visit the London exhibition of Jose Parla’s art, a Cuban-American street artist-turned-fine.
Lexus recommends: Patrick Vale
This incredible video by London-based illustrator and artist Patrick Vale is a great example of Creating Amazing.
Lexus recommends: City lines by Patrick Vale
We recommend artist Patrick Vale’s Empire State Building follow-up, City Lines.