Little Lagos, Legit in London

Little Lagos, Legit in London

Mangoes, mobiles, money exchange, Nollywood DVDs, eyelashes, and weaves.

You can find it all at Ziyad’s Cash & Carry, a multi-shop storefront occupying a sweet, sprawling, 1,600-square-foot corner spot on Rye Lane in South London. Ziyad, a confident 16-year-old from Afghanistan, manages the property after school and on the weekends.

Let It Flow

Let It Flow

Ben Hamilton-Baillie is a fan of common sense. The former architect and founder of Bristol-based traffic consultancy Hamilton-Baillie Associates is a leading advocate for shared space, the urban design movement that proposes that human judgment—not conventional traffic control—should govern our streets. Makeshift asked him about the upside of chaos, the logic of skating rinks, and the incivility of traffic […]