untitled restaurant and bar

enter the moon garden

Cocktails, Events, Flavour, Food, YakitoriSarah Adardour

from untitled regulars to moon garden designers, we spoke to jasmin and tom from soho&co about the fabulous work they did with the moon garden, their inspiration, their ethos and what it is they wanted to achieve.

“when we first saw the original garden with a dark canopy attached to the rear of the building, it immediately made us think of japanese temple gardens, where the visitor is directed into beautiful and exotic rock gardens, designed to capture light and abstraction.”

inspired by traditional japanese gardens, the idea behind the design of our asahi super dry moon garden is to offer a sanctuary of calm amongst the hustle and bustle of dalston. a place to relax and socialise, where one can find inspiration and peace while sipping on a cocktail.

jasmin and tom’s ethos and what they were aiming to achieve with the design met exactly our expectations; “it is important that the design creates a delightful and unexpected space within a familiar london setting. there is a flexibility and economy with how we can meet the garden’s needs without letting the design become normative or conventional.” says jasmin. “to place people in a magical spatial experience that seems simultaneously from somewhere far away and also entirely logical within a normal London context. to design a garden that is as important at night as it is during the day.”

serving classics with a twist like the mimosa (mimosa vodka, hay vodka, orange tincture, ambrette vodka and champagne) alongside more deliciousness, the asahi super dry moon garden is the perfect escape if you are looking for something different.

offering fresh and seasonal products, we wanted our ethos to live beyond the design and take them to both the bar and the kitchen and have therefore created our menu accordingly.  

“what is your favourite thing about untitled?” we asked.

“london restaurants and bars often suffer from an over-indulgence of styling but little understanding of design. from the first moment we discovered untitled, it had an obvious single-minded vision of joy. It combines a serious sophistication and a delight in experimentation, with a lightness of touch which is rare to find outside japan.”

the moon garden is open tuesday to sunday from 6pm. bring your sunnies and join us throughout the summer. Info and details here

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untitled x julia gorton

Artwork, Events, CocktailsSarah AdardourComment

as you may have realised, we are super proud of our collaboration with julia gorton. never shown in the uk before, her opening night at Untitled on the 4th january was a huge success. originally curated for 3 months only, we decided to extend the duration of it due to its popularity.

 

in case you aren’t familiar with the new york artist, here’s a little recap of her amazing journey through the years that took her to where she is now.

 

julia gorton started her career as a photographer, designer and visual director of the no wave fanzine beat it! which offered commentary and information about the nyc music scene, 1977-1980.

 

her high contrast photos combined with graphic patterns, diy lettering and random collaged elements captured a fleeting time with unique style.

 

gorton’s photos of musicians including patti smith, debbie harry, tom verlaine, david byrne, lydia lunch, iggy pop, james chance, richard hell and anya phillips have been seen in ny rocker, no magazine, the new york times, and on record jackets for independent labels including ork records, lust/unlust and ze records.

 

her photography work was prominently featured in no wave: post-punk. underground. new york. 1976-1980 by thurston moore and byron coley (abrams image, 2008), and included in who shot rock and roll: a photographic history, 1955-present by gail buckland (knopf, 2009), outside The lines by matteo torcinovich (octopus books,2016) and untypical girls (cicada books, 2017) by sam knee.

 

julia’s super cool merch is available to purchase at the bar or through our shop page. because we all need a touch of punk in our lives.

 

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