Monday, 27 May 2013


These paintings by Simon Casson are a great take on Renaissance classics mixed up with an informal painting style to create a fresh new type of pseudo collage. They really are quite unique and stunning.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


With some decorating on the horizon, I've been perusing the web for some interiors inspiration. Here's some good stuff that I found...

galaxy carpets by SCHÖNSTAUB via Another

Roshildur Jónsdóttir & Snæbjörn Stefánsson's apartment, Rekkjavik via freundevonfreunden

anita calero’s loft via loft life mag
Via decor8 blog
Future Perfect founder David Alhadeff’s warehouse apartment from  2009 NY Mag via Miss Modular

ARRé Design Insekt Desk Adult Yw by ARRE Design
JOËLLE BATENS amazing home from the incredible eefje de coninck blog

Transportable box bedroom via desire to inspire


Friday, 10 May 2013


Kirsty McGee is a lovely Mancunian singer and musician. You might have already heard her latest song Sandman on the soundtrack to Danny Boyle's film Trance. If you did, you will remember because this song floats around your head long after first play. It's calming, feels familiar and quite sexy too (check out the scene in the film if you don't believe me, it'll also provoke some memories). 

Kirsty's music is a mix of styles, from folk to blues to jazz, but always well crafted and parred back; allowing her soothing voice to take centre stage, where she deserves to be. 


Being fair skinned and reddish haired I am certainly no sun worshiper and will take any excuse to hide out in the dark, plus being a film writer helps. Here's what I plan to watch...

Words cannot express how excited I am about Only Lovers Left Alive. A pseudo vampire movie (being pale I can relate) made by Jarmen and starring Tilda Swinton is my idea of heaven. 

Also, waiting to get word of the distribution of Werner Herzog's new film Queen of the Desert (any tip-offs?). Have high hopes that it'll be a bit odd and more than a bit good.

If you haven't already, do check out these films I reviewed for Candid Magazine - No, We went to War, The Spirit of '45 and Fuck for Forest.

Tom à la Ferme is another Xavier Dolan gem worth clocking.

Excited about The Zero Therorem because Terry Gilliam's films always make uncomfortable viewing, in a good way.

Bit worrying maybe, but still true. I will also be reviewing some films as part of the Chinese Visual Festival running 24th May to 2nd June in London. Worth checking out if you're in London. 

I'm not promising any of the top film's will be good because I haven't seen most of them. I will report back.