I now love Reggie Watts even more: youtube.com/watch?feature=…!
Admission: I’m slightly obsessive compulsive. What can I say, I like organising things. I was the kid that always put his colouring pencils back in the correct order. I grew up to become a graphic designer, so I suppose ordering information is essentially my job. I’ve always collected graphic ephemera and packaging, I have piles [...]
Here’s a story about a shaggy dog. Don’t worry it’s not one of those long-winded stories The Shaggy Dogs we’re concerned with are of the variety sold by arbiters of Ivy League Style – J. Press. Made famous by J. Press, the Shaggy Dog sweater is made of Shetland wool whose surface has been heavily [...]
Started by Vogue editor Anna Wintour in 2009, Fashion’s Night Out was an effort to get people out and shopping again after the global recession hit. Now in its 4th year, the event happens simultaneously around the globe with stores hosting events to lure in customers and show off their new collections. This time last [...]
Here in the UK, utter the word ‘Madras’ to most people and they’ll assume you’re talking about a rather spicy curry dish. Madras is the old colonial name for the Indian city of Chennai. But we’re not talking about food, we’re talking about that other Indian export, the lightweight checked cotton fabric also know as [...]
As always a great day out and a chance to see some of the world’s finest tennis players up close. The grounds of the All England Club are always immaculate, as are the umpires, line judges and ball boy/girls in their Ralph Lauren designed uniforms. Jamie Murray The greatest mens double pair of all time [...]
The Ivy League (published by Assouline) is Daniel Cappello’s in-depth profile of the 8 universities that make up the prestigious academic group. Himself a Harvard alumnus, Cappello provides valuable insight, particularly on his experiences at his alma mater. Overlooking the Harvard campus What becomes clear over the course of the book is that each university [...]
The British artist and illustrator Ronald Searle died aged 91 on the 30th December 2011. Searle’s distinctive, scrawled style of illustration is instantly recognisable and is well known across the world, most famously seen in his St Trinian’s cartoon. St Trinians is set in a girl’s boarding school, based on Searle’s sister’s experiences at school [...]