Painting with Plants

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Te Quiero Yo Tampoco

contemporary entertainment has certainly crossed over to a more participative place and other people’s lives are now at the centre of it’

i seldom get exited about reality shows or any docu-drama for that matter… but the autobiographical episodes of te quiero yo tampoco caught me totally by surprise. in broad strokes the story is about an imminent gay marriage, but unlike the seriously scripted stuff of narrated documentaries we are used to, this is a candid look at peoples’ lives and their choices in a real time kinda way. besides the integration of a cast of diverse acquaintances the whole ‘making of’ live feed social media component brings the context and short episodes to life. instead of actors, these webisodes contain strangers who soon become friends and whether or not one identifies with who or what they are up to, the fact remains that a certain evocative empathy develops which keeps your attention and steals your heart.
a powerful piece of work where the central theme of choices and relationships are so sensitively approached and the case studies are so inventive that the series becomes more like an endearing journey than merely ‘the lives of others’. as a personal diary of discovery, it is certainly one of the most enlightening pieces i’ve seen on the topic. the non staged, homemade editing style and the incorporation of clever collage material creates a dynamic with more potency than most cgi or fx, add to that familiar spanish-ness and there you go; inspirational, individual and intimate.
while part of me just wants to make a call to a friend at sundance, there’s something so sincere and personal about this i fear it might just become undone in the massive movie machine.

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Medieval Paradox

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Costume Carnival

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Of Many Faces

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Youthful Yearning

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David John David John

over the years i’ve been noticing this pattern… a decorating pattern i suppose, an affinity which centres around decorators named david or john which helped me to define the style in which i now reside… with apologies to elsie, nancy and madeleine castaing…








The Laurie of It All

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Alex Abbandonata

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More or Less SS

when you can’t buy it just diy it… going for a bit of helmut lang ss98 meets christopher shannon ss16 meets romain kremer ss11 look. now, has anyone seen my scissors?

Rage Remedy

somedays i need to remind myself that things can always get worse…

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Styling Still

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Everyday Exposure

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T-shirt or not T-shirt

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Party like its 1979

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Camera Compassionata

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Elementary My Dear

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Stupidity & Sensitivity

Since it’s nearly impossible to gauge each individual’s level of sensitivity or stupidity, I’d rather play it safe and classify this site as suitable for adults only. Although that term is still nebulous to me, the responsibility remains that of the viewer.

Curating & Criticism

The identification and definition of creativity are two different things. Challenging conventional interpretations and perspectives expands its validity and effect. I am convinced that collaborations and participation across creative industries allow for discovering a greater realisation of our potential.

Art & Collecting

I love mixing styles and textures, media and materials. But I believe in respecting personality when it comes to choosing work. There is of course the investment angle which is too boring to discuss here….or anywhere really. It is important to remember that when you live with art, it should be alive to you. That is to say it needs to move you. You need to have an affair with it.

Fashion & Architecture

Starting with the roof over your head and the clothes on your back. These are the things we inhabit. Without entering into the fashion vs trend debate. They also shape our sensibilities and the way we present ourselves.

Design & Function

Whether colour or form is your thing. Pattern or plain. What we choose to live with can make our lives easier or more challenging. Consider your commitment and convince yourself.

Gardens & Flowers

Since Eden it has been a fascination, inspiration, an indulgence of kings and common gardeners, a joy. No home is complete without it. Whether you go for potted, landscaped or organic, dry or shade, just go for it.

Treasures & Trash

Most of which are filed under S for sentimental. I respect that.
Heirlooms. Bargains. Souvenirs. Gifts. Curiosities. Found Objects. Impulse Buys.
Never hide what’s important or meaningful. Denial is a very ugly word.

History & Reality

Get to know yourself and others. As much as we live in the same world, everyone has their own version of it. Live up to yours, never fear your dreams and ideals lest they remain aspirations forever.