An older appreciator of Disney, there is an additional element of enjoyment… spotting the hidden characters and sexual messages that the crew very cleverly intwine into the movie scripts and illustrations.
I've always been a massive fan of the cinema, I remember the excitement I would get when I would visit on the weekends with my parents or grandma. Even though ticket prices are now super expensive, I still try and see a film at least once a month, even if it means going on my own.
‘The Last Great Adventure Is You’ is the latest exhibition by Tracey Emin featuring a body of new work from bronze sculptures, large scale embroideries and her famous neon works in full candour.
Tis the season for fireworks, bonfires and sparklers and although I know the rhyme linked to this time of year well, it has been some time since I really reflected on why as a nation we take to parks in our masses to celebrate Bonfire Night.
For those of you who do not yet know, GNARWOLVES are a three-piece pop-punk band from Brighton who have been constantly touring Europe for the past 2 years. And somehow, amongst their busy schedule, they have found the time to record and put out a full debut album.
The Tattooed Bakers offer a unique form of art that I’m sure Marie Antoinette would have been most impressed by. The Tattooed Bakers are one crazy cool creative power couple that constantly push the boundaries of the weird and wonderful, blurring the lines between cake, reality and art.
In the early 1800s, London’s rapid population growth proved too much for inner city burial grounds, which were literally overflowing. Parliament passed a bill in 1832 to encourage the establishment of new private cemeteries and within ten years seven had been established. They were dubbed The Magnificent Seven, one of which was Abney Park.
Jamie Oliver was known in the early days of his cooking career as the ‘Naked Chef:’ making cooking trendy and accessible to young people, using simple ingredients and putting his unique twist on classic Italian dishes. His incredible success, thanks to his cookery programs, string of high street restaurants, and extensive merchandise range, has transformed Jamie Oliver from an unknown, cheeky Essex chef to a household name in Britain and overseas.
Without giving away the surprises and ‘wow’ moments I recently embarked on a trip to Harry Potter, Warner Brothers studios. From the opening welcome talk and throughout I was totally engrossed in the marvellous magical world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts and was practically barging kids out the way to start the tour at the front.
Being originally from Vancouver, Canada where being healthy isn’t just a lifestyle, it’s a statement, yoga became apart of my life when I was about Sixteen. I’m definitely not an expert, and I don’t practice it as regularly as I’d like to but it is a part of my life and since moving to London nearly three years ago it reminds me of home.
Sculptor and painter Liu Bolin AKA 'The Invisible Man' is back with his latest series of camouflage trickery. Gaining his name by blending into the background of everyday scenes so that he's near on impossible to spot, these new images (now exhibited at the Eli Klein Fine Art, New York) show him merged into shelves of magazines, toys and vegetables as well as a graffiti wall, billboard and a piece of Chinese street art.
There is no other form of art that is more vulnerable or transient than street art. What was once considered a crime has come full circle and is a form of expression that is globally accepted and appreciated. The Google Cultural Institute has taken matters in to their own hands and on the 10th June they launched their new Street Art Project.
I have developed a gambling problem. It is not the value, nor the frequency of the tenders I am placing but the unequivocal and absolute failure that always ensues. Case in point - looking to break this lifelong curse, I placed a pathetically mundane bet - betting on both participating teams in the Champions League Final to win, allowing for a potentially nominal win but at least lead me hopefully on to winning ways.
With countless international destinations just a few hours flight away, when talking about clear water, beautiful landscape and plentiful wildlife, the UK isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. However on a recent trip to The Lake District I quickly discovered that this is a part of the UK that is abundant in all these things and more.
Newly opened Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe on Exmouth Market is billed as ‘a seaside restaurant in the city’ with its menu packed with the most delicious fish sourced from all over the UK, priding itself on a daily changing menu reliant on what is available in the market that day.
The Clerkenwell Design Week kicked off yesterday for another exciting 3 days of exhibitions, talks, events, product launches and parties. With more than 200 designers and manufacturers showcasing their latest products, designs and works in over 60 showrooms, it is definitely worth a visit.
There is nothing better than warm, fluffy pancakes on a Sunday morning – especially since I’ve been craving them for over a week! They’re the perfect lazy Sunday breakfast, pancakes melt in your mouth and provide loads of energy to set you up for the day. They’re versatile too and can be served with a variety of sweet and savoury toppings.
Historically speaking, trends were first communicated on the runway and slowly trickled down to the streets - fashion was the monopoly of the upper classes. In the last however many years, (with the growth of subcultures I believe), the fashion world has been tipped firmly on its head and the dictatorship of these trends lies in us common folk and the well-known, if a little over-used phrase that is 'street style'. What better way to generate trends than from the consumers themselves I guess?
I work 6 days a week so I look forward to a special breakfast on Sundays as I can relax and truly enjoy that time of day. Not only do I believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s also a great chance to catch up with friends and family or time to get lost in the latest novel.
Walking to work this week, I was pleasantly surprised by what came on in my headphones, it was the sound of INTIMATCHINE and I was instantly addicted. This LA based couple and music duo consists of multi-instrumentalist Christopher Wormald and vocalist Chelsey Rae Holland. Their latest track ‘Do Me’ is an amalgamation of brooding guitar riffs, menacing electro production, all fused together by Chelsey’s smouldering vocals.
On a recent family trip to Mammoth Lakes we headed to the local book store / toy shop where we had to for-fill a promise to reward our already overly rewarded children for their efforts on the mountain. Between all the debate on which Lego super Hero was best - I wandered off and found the magazines.
With Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel capturing the attention of the nation, it is a great opportunity to recognise and admire his visual greatness and aesthetic. We have already seen his colour palettes being a recent trend topic, now filmmaker Kogonada has highlighted Wes Anderson’s fondness for symmetry in his cinematography.
Originally published in 1981, Codex Seraphinianus is an illustrated encyclopaedia of an imaginary world created by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini. Written in a strange and generally unintelligible alphabet and featuring tonnes of bizarre and fantastical illustrations the manuscript reveals a surreal parody of things in the real world: bleeding fruit; a love making couple that morph into an alligator; a plant that grows into roughly the same shape as a chair and subsequently is made into one etc.
"Water in swimming pools changes its look more than in any other form... its colour can be man-made and its dancing rhythms reflect not only the sky but, because of its transparency, the depth of the water as well.
CNN recently published an article, listing the top 100 ski runs in the world. The list was judged and created by a panel of ski and snowboarding experts including Andrew Weibrecht, Olympic medalist and U.S. ski team member; John Stifter, editor at U.S. ski bible Powder magazine; Mike Douglas, the godfather of free-skiing and creator of the world's first twin-tip ski; and Nicola Iseard, editor of the UK's top ski magazine, Fall Line.
London is a dream place for coffee shops lovers. There's so many of them in this massive city. As we all know, you can find a Starbucks on every street corner, however it's the number of privately run unique and cozy shops that makes this city so special.
I come across new music almost every day and when an artist or song excites me, I feel the need to share it with as many people as possible. Whether they be close friends or strangers, either way, it's about building a connection through music, exposing one another to sounds you may not have ever heard and feeling excited by music.