Rothko painting vandalised at Tate Modern

I read the news that one of Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals (Black on Maroon, 1958) had been vandalised at Tate Modern while I was at its sister gallery, Tate Britain, wandering the Pre-Raphaelite… Continue reading

One Memento or “how an iPhone app provoked an existential crisis”

One Memento by Robot Corp is an iPhone photo app which seeks to challenge our current habit of info dumping online by allowing users to post but a single image on its servers. From the… Continue reading

A grumpy piranha and other wonderful Pictograms by Jan Filek

I found these pictograms via TrendsNow earlier today. They’re a lovely collection of line drawings of animals by Dusseldorf-based designer, Jan Filek. A friend described them as modern hieroglyphics which I liked as a concept.… Continue reading

Fashion shows, London Fashion Week and Mark Fast

Strangely, the one strand of the visual arts I talk about the least is the one I work with on a day-to-day basis: fashion. We’re approaching the end of London Fashion Week so… Continue reading

Octopus Monday: Kinder Aggugini’s tentacles evening gown

The second Kinder Aggugini sent a model down the catwalk in an evening dress with velvet octopus tentacles on it, he won Spring/Summer 2013  as far as I was concerned. Bit of a… Continue reading

The Space in the Sky is beautiful

This is just a short post to give a shout out to The Space In The Sky, a project by Ellie Stuart. Well, perhaps not a project, more a collection of beautiful images… Continue reading

Smog Tasting: How to monitor air pollution using meringues

“Thanks to Eggs we are able to harvest the air…at the ‘stiff peak’ stage…[egg] foam is approaching 90% air.” –  On Food and Cooking The Centre For Genomic Gastronomy ran a fascinating project… Continue reading

Lee Broom’s gorgeous Crystal Bulbs get price cut for London Design Festival

Lee Broom is one of my favourite designers – I became emotionally attached to one of his sideboards a few years back, and now I am head over heels for his cut crystal bulbs.… Continue reading