Weeknotes S5 Ep7

A cartoon parrot writing notes. Before I begin… Hi hi. How are you? I hope you are OK and looking forward to the Christmas break. I told you this would rattle around quickly and I bet you still have lots of shopping to do, don’t you? Yeah. We all do. I had some time off and away…

Stendhal Syndrome; my experience

Whether Stendhal Syndrome is a real phenomenon is still widely debated. Proven or not, art still has an extraordinary power to move us. This is my story. It’s June 2012 and a Sunday. I may or not be hungover. I’ve dragged myself and boyfriend to the Tate Modern for the Yayoi Kusama retrospective [1]. He isn’t…

Inspirations: May 2017

As I adventure through browser-land, I screenshot things that inspire me, this is an attempt to catalogue some of those things Spoons (top) and purses by Sunny Todd via Instagram. Washington Post magazine cover by Steve Wilson. Apparently Edwardo Paolozzi did textile design (this has blown my tiny mind). These clothes by Lanvin on display at…

Beauty Bust: April/May update

I’m giving up beauty buys. Well, trying to. I didn’t manage an update in April. Partly because I couldn’t find time among work, time off, a toddler with chicken pox and trying to keep my head above the water of general life admin… but also because I fell spectacularly off the wagon in April. I’ll do…

Inspirations: April 2017

As I adventure through browser-land, I screenshot things that inspire me, this is an attempt to catalogue some of those things Easter egg love [header]: Harrods x Walala / Squink Spirit eggs toys / Oliver Jeffers “The Hueys” eggs (it’s a kids book that I’m obsessed with) Camper Shoes. So so so good. David Shrigley /…

Inspirations: March 2017

As I adventure through browser-land, I screenshot things that inspire me, this is an attempt to catalogue some of those things Jewellery designer Lily Kamper, and designer extraordinaire Camille Walala share their pictures from Japan. And some patterned courgettes. Sophosphotos brutalist sketches / The Kyoto face house at The Barbican Japanese House exhibition / Studio Arhoj…

24 hours with Amazon Echo dot

This morning we had a fight. It went something like this: Me: “What’s the time?” Husband: “You have to ask Echo” Me: “No I don’t! I don’t have to ask Echo every bloody thing!” Since it’s arrival yesterday, this tiny black puck has moved from the kitchen, where it had been an entertaining novelty, to the…

Inspirations: February 2017

As I adventure through browser-land, I screenshot things that inspire me, this is an attempt to catalogue some of those things Grenson trainers (slightly* out of my price range) Goodhood / Kbaczynski / Pete Fowler A Braille atlas shared by an ex-colleague @jackarmley via Instagram “Nevertheless she persisted” tattoo / Stitchezwithattitude / Age of Reason studios…

Inspirations: January 2017

As I adventure through browser-land, I screenshot things that inspire me, this is an attempt to catalogue some of those things Stitchezwithattitude / Stickymonger Fluffegram via Faddyboombah David Shrigley at Guest Projects via Notthekind Thebrightcompany / mattblease / Sori Taproom Helsinki Reebok at Goodhood store / Steevespopowers Dallasclayton via Fourth Trimester Magazine