The Alchemist’s Dressing Table

  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

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Lowry and Patrick Caulfield

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

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Tweet-length film synopses

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 &

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Love poem

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

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Be positive – but not TOO positive

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.

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