My extremely clever, talented, creative sister – Lauren Davies – made a magical invention for her final project at the RCA, where she was studying for an MA in Design Products. It’s called The Alchemist’s Dressing Table. These are her words… The Alchemist’s Dressing Table is a collection of analog tools for the production
I went to Tate Britain last Saturday. The sky outside was grey, with occasional downpours causing a flurry of crooked umbrellas to open out. Inside the Lowry exhibition, the vibe was much the same: grey, drab and – frankly – miserable. The debt collector-cum-artist produced paintings depicting the industrial districts of his native north west
Working as a copywriter for a film-streaming company means I have to watch a lot of films. There are worse jobs. Here are Tweet-length (140 character) synopses for six I’ve watched in the past week… Now is Good A young, dying woman scrolls a bucket list on her bedroom wall. It includes: shoplifting &
For Eleanor and Ale Love doesn’t blind us, it binds us – it seeks our soul; entwines us. When we love our vision is clear: full of light and colour – no fear. Real love is safe and close and warm and lasts forever and claims all our senses; we taste sweet lust and smell
Susie Orbach – psychotherapist, speaker, author, feminist – spoke at the UN commission last year, on the status of women. I’ve copied the speech from here. For anyone, but particularly women, who feel under pressure to look a certain way: young, thin, flawless – this is well worth a read. © Susie Orbach 2012 I’m
My general life-ethos is based on positivity – believing in yourself, moving forward with confidence, never losing faith and quitting. But a few situations (and conversations) have arisen recently to make me wonder whether sometimes it’s important to lower your expectations. Now, when I say lower your expectations – I don’t mean at the outset.