• Photo London at Somerset House, London

    Photo London at Somerset House, London

    In the London photography world May is the biggest month of the year. The biggest photographic galleries wheel out exhibitions of their biggest names, the main auction houses have their photographic sales and UK’s largest – OK, pretty much only – photo fair, Photo London, pretty much takes over Somerset House. Amongst numerous photo-related satellite […]

  • California Captured by Marvin Rand

    California Captured by Marvin Rand

    Mid century modern is one of today’s most prominent design trends – especially in California. Cruise around say, Los Angeles or Palm Springs and you will find no end of shops and businesses offering original, reproduction or imitation mid century furnishing. Around the world decor, design and architecture reflect a renewed interest in […]

  • America’s Cool Modernism – the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

    America’s Cool Modernism – the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

    Most histories of modern art in the USA seem to skip through the period after the Great War in Europe. It is easy to do, after all the huge burst in European art movements that occurred in the early part of the 20th Century had by then subsided. The war […]

  • Liver Birds Flying Home at Royal Court Liverpool

    Liver Birds Flying Home at Royal Court Liverpool

    The Liver Birds was a hugely popular and ground-breaking British sitcom set in Liverpool which first aired on TV in 1969 running for ten years, enjoying a brief revival in 1996. The series was created by two local trailblazers: Carla Lane and Myra Taylor, who met each other at a […]

  • The Setsuko Ono Conversation

    The Setsuko Ono Conversation

    You have just completed your inaugural London Exhibition at Asia House. Can you tell us how it went? I think the exhibit went well. A large number of people attended the private view and the talk I had with Professor Gladstone. We did not keep a record of how many […]

  • Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

    Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

    The V&A have excelled in their reimagining of the golden age of ocean travel with Ocean Liners: Speed and Style. Three years in the making, sponsored by Viking Cruises, and co-organised by the V&A with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, it is the first ever exhibition to explore the […]

  • The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

    The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

    The Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort is a unique retreat unlike any other. A genuine haven that promotes the healing cultures of Malaysia, which due to the very nature of its diverse people, history and cultures, encompasses Malay, Chinese and Indian practices. Coupled with the country’s abundance of natural […]

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Photo London at Somerset House, London

Photo London at Somerset House, London

In the London photography world May is the biggest month of the year. The biggest photographic galleries wheel out exhibitions of their biggest names, the main auction houses have their photographic sales and UK’s largest – OK, pretty much only – photo fair, Photo London, pretty much takes over Somerset House. Amongst numerous photo-related satellite […]

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Arts & Culture, Books

California Captured by Marvin Rand

California Captured by Marvin Rand

Mid century modern is one of today’s most prominent design trends – especially in California. Cruise around say, Los Angeles or Palm Springs and you will find no end of shops and businesses offering original, reproduction or imitation mid century furnishing. Around the world decor, design and architecture reflect a renewed interest in […]

by × May 11, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

America’s Cool Modernism – the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

America’s Cool Modernism – the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Most histories of modern art in the USA seem to skip through the period after the Great War in Europe. It is easy to do, after all the huge burst in European art movements that occurred in the early part of the 20th Century had by then subsided. The war […]

by × April 30, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Liver Birds Flying Home at Royal Court Liverpool

Liver Birds Flying Home at Royal Court Liverpool

The Liver Birds was a hugely popular and ground-breaking British sitcom set in Liverpool which first aired on TV in 1969 running for ten years, enjoying a brief revival in 1996. The series was created by two local trailblazers: Carla Lane and Myra Taylor, who met each other at a […]

by × April 26, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Setsuko Ono Conversation

The Setsuko Ono Conversation

You have just completed your inaugural London Exhibition at Asia House. Can you tell us how it went? I think the exhibit went well. A large number of people attended the private view and the talk I had with Professor Gladstone. We did not keep a record of how many […]

by × April 24, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

The V&A have excelled in their reimagining of the golden age of ocean travel with Ocean Liners: Speed and Style. Three years in the making, sponsored by Viking Cruises, and co-organised by the V&A with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, it is the first ever exhibition to explore the […]

by × April 16, 2018 × 0 comments

Health & Beauty, Travel

The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

The Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort is a unique retreat unlike any other. A genuine haven that promotes the healing cultures of Malaysia, which due to the very nature of its diverse people, history and cultures, encompasses Malay, Chinese and Indian practices. Coupled with the country’s abundance of natural […]

by × April 5, 2018 × 0 comments

Travel

Le Boutik Hotel – Annecy, France

Le Boutik Hotel – Annecy, France

Sitting on the north-west edge of the Alps, about 20 miles south of Geneva is the delightful medieval town of Annecy. The pretty cobbled streets buzz with life and feature a wide variety of interesting shops and boutiques, alongside the many bars and cafes that spill out on to the alleys. The […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The George Seaton Conversation

The George Seaton Conversation

George, can you tell us how the Liver Birds Flying Home musical first came into being? It was a chance remark. My dear friend Barb Jungr and I were walking down Hardman Street in Liverpool with the magnificent Liver Birds atop the Liver Building visible on the skyline. Looking at them […]

by × March 19, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Kenneth Womack Conversation

The Kenneth Womack Conversation

Ken, you have written several books about The Beatles. Was a biography about their producer, Sir George Martin, a natural next step? Was it always something which you had planned to do? Writing about Sir George was indeed a natural step in my progress towards understanding the Beatles’ art. After […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Ragnar Kjartansson Conversation

The Ragnar Kjartansson Conversation

You are now well known for your multi-disciplinary art installations, often based around music. Your latest work is ‘Sky in a Room’ now showing at the National Museum of Wales? Can you tell us briefly how this came about and what we can expect? This is a piece that has been […]

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Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

“I am rather like a Dr. Frankenstein, constructing paintings out of the residue or dead parts of other artist’s work. I see their worlds from multiple or schizophrenic perspectives, through all their eyes. Their sources of inspiration suggest things I would never normally see – rocks floating in far-off galaxies, […]

by × February 20, 2018 × 0 comments