Posts Tagged "Inspiration"

Food@52

Big thanks to John and his team for providing a wonderful night out for Lewis during which we explored the mysteries surrounding South Indian cookery by being taught how to prepare our own feast ( and it was delicious)! Brilliant fun…

Food@52

Performing for the Camera

The brilliant new exhibition ‘Performing for the Camera’ is now open at the Tate Modern on London’s Southbank. It explores different relationships between artist and camera, with work from Yayoi Kumsama, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Ai Wei Wei and Martin Parr….

Performing for the Camera

Ottolenghi Nominated for ECMOD Direct Commerce Award

We are thrilled that ECMOD’s Judges have recognised our work and have nominated the Ottolenghi website for an ECMOD Direct Commerce Award 2015. THE BRIEF Ottolenghi asked Lewis to take four existing sites – Store, Recipes, Blog and Restaurants – and combine into…

Ottolenghi Nominated for ECMOD Direct Commerce Award

Under The Skin

Visited Bafta to see Under the Skin and hear Jonathon Glaser talk about his disturbing and powerful new film. It is a remarkable achievement. Dark, menacing, bizarre and beautiful – it creates a profound impression. I came to the movie…

Under The Skin

R.I.P. Lou Reed, 1942 – 2013

Holly came from Miami, F.L.A. Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A. Plucked her eyebrows on the way Shaved her legs and then he was a she She says, “Hey, babe, Take a walk on the wild side.” Said, “Hey, honey,…

R.I.P. Lou Reed, 1942 – 2013

Syd Meade

Now that Neil Blomkamp’s Elysium is in cinemas it seems a good time to feature the work of one of our favourite graphic heroes… the inimitable Syd Meade. In the 1970′s Meade was an industrial designer for corporations such as…

Syd Meade

Market Clash

I love Soho. A brief lunchtime stroll down Berwick St. took me past the this new pop-up store dedicated to the great – The Clash. Seems they have just released a new compilation box set and have opened the store…

Market Clash

Paul Smith Shows

Happy to see that the Design Museum is honouring our great designer Paul Smith with an exhibition of his work this november. Sir Paul (who’s first ambition was to be a racing cyclist) has always exhibited an unwavering sense of…

Paul Smith Shows

Iain M Banks

Iain M Banks, who died this morning from cancer managed to conquer two literary genres in one career – “straight” fiction and “science” fiction. In both of these fields he displayed a remarkable talent. I read “The Wasp Factory” first….

Iain M Banks

Zumthor’s Gold

Congratulations to Peter Zumthor, architect of the Therme Vals for being awarded the prestigious RIBA Gold Medal. The Therme Vals, his beautifully conceived Swiss Spa, exerts a particular hold on the imagination. It references many archetypes – the submerged city,…

Zumthor’s Gold

Blitz Bikers

Browsing Mr. Porter today, I noticed a feature on a Parisian custom bike shop, Blitz Motorcycles. I’m a biker too, so I checked their site out and found these beautiful shots of their workshop, bikes and themselves taken by Vogue…

Blitz Bikers

ZARA’s Look-book

Loving the cool, reserved, classiness of the latest Zara look-book shots. Such pure contemporary elegance and style for the High St. The winning combination of elegant models, great lighting and cool styling are a masterclass in how to add value…

ZARA’s Look-book

I like Spinning

Went to a great gig in an East London home last night put on by Rafe Offer’s “SOFAR’ (Songs from a room). These gigs, which showcase new and upcoming musical talent, are hosted in private houses around the world. This…

I like Spinning

Lady Stardust

Having mentioned Kraftwerk in a post last week, I felt I shouldn’t really let the 40th anniversary of the release of “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” pass without comment. I first heard the…

Lady Stardust

Wallpaper’s Kraftwerk Cover Gets Our Vote

Good luck to Tony Chambers and the Wallpaper team on their nomination for the PPA’s “Best Magazine Cover 2011″. Their superb 3D version of Ralf Hutter perfectly captures the appeal of the 70′s electric music pioneers and is undoubtably the…

Wallpaper’s Kraftwerk Cover Gets Our Vote

Santa Cruz Guitars

I’ve just retuned from a trip to California during which I managed to visit the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. Some of you might know that Santa Cruz make some of the finest 6 stringed instruments on the planet – the…