No idea when or where I came across this bad boy, I found him deep in a folder on my computer, but I think he's pretty darn dapper. If I were PM for the day I'd definitely make it compulsory to dress this way. I took myself off to the local library today and travelled the world all thanks to the travel guide book section. I flirted with a jaunt on the Trans-Siberian Railway, jumped over to Tokyo, stopped off in Cappadocia before returning back to London town and reality.
My days as a music snob are evidently numbered as I've taken a shining to Lily Allen's album and haven't stopped listening to it. And wow, how good is her jumpsuit in this video? I danced around my kitchen to Lily and made cakes this evening. The exact name of what I rustled up escapes me, let's just call them Pistachio surprise.
Well I covered much of London town on foot this weekend. We walked to Dover Street Market to swoon at Cutler and Gross sunglasses and other delights. Then all the way to Liberty to learn that their cutlery department has literally been cut in half. BOO. Anyway from there we went on to Tate Modern to check out the Rodchenko and Popova retrospective. Amazing on toast. Popova is a new hero. I loved how contemporary and ground breaking her textile designs were for the time. After a cuppa in the members room we then checked out Roni Horn's show. I bought her book 'Weather reports you'. The weather is a big part of my daily life, and her book explores the weather experiences of people in Iceland. It is genuinly interesting, believe! Saturday was rounded off with a delightful roast. Sunday seemed like summer so we headed to Windsor and Eton riverside to hang out with the Queen and some Etonians in the their long coats. It's a really pretty place and has some good antique shops and in particular a great book shop. After lots of walking and exploring we ate cheese and drank beer in the afternoon sun. Drinking hoegaarden outside in March is the best.
My house acts pretty much like a gallery to the work my talented and wonderful Grandpa produced during his lifetime. Colin Thoms was his name and the above piece is called 'Male and Female' from 1991. I remember days of sitting on his knee painting and drawing in his studio. Very special memories.
While doing a spot of research for my ever closer trip to NYC, I came across Simon Evans' work. It ends just before I get there, but if you happen to be there go and take a look at the James Cohen gallery...I think it looks like really beautiful and interesting stuff.