Tag Archives: london

What I’ve been up to…

Super Contemporay Coco Avant Chanel Futurism Moon

Super Contemporay @ Design Museum: Hugely inspiring look at iconic deisgn in, around or created in London. Especially loved the maps created for individual’s own London life. On my recommended list.

Coco Before Chanel: 30 minutes too long, too much time spent stringing out the beginning in slummy old Paris, not enough empathy with Coco. I so badly wanted to love it too…

Futurism @ Tate Modern: A little wishy washy but some good pieces to see. Not the sculpture. Do not like the sculpture.

Per Kirkeby @ Tate Modern: A bit angry for my liking.

Moon: Super intelligent film. Love Sam Rockwell. Love Kevin Spacey’s creepy-yet-etheral voiced GERTY. Brilliant artwork too.

Gilbert & George JACK FREAK PICTURES @ White Cube, Hoxton: Bold, brash and brassy, as I’ve come to expect from the Shoreditch-based twosome. Worth a scoot around if you’re in the area.

Hidden restaurants

Hidden restaurant

Thanks to my dearest, darling housemate, I have just discovered a plethora of exciting hidden restaurants dotted around London including one ran by an ex-chef at El Bulli.

Find out more here…

Things I did this weekend

chopsticksthe dark knight chicken the wrestler yeah yeah yeahs

With miniature reviews, almost like a post-event Twitter feed:

  1. Ate Japanese from Shiso. It was so-so.
  2. Watched The Dark Knight on DVD. It was as good as I remembered from the cinematic experience.
  3. Roasted a chicken. Ate it.
  4. Saw The Wrestler @ The Prince Charles. It depressed me a little.
  5. Went to see Yeah Yeah Yeah’s @ Shepherds Bush Empire.  They were amazing. Karen O was charismatic as ever. Nick Zinner was his usual incredible guitar wielding, effects pedal laden pixie-from-a-Tim-Burton-film self. There was lots of pretty stage confetti. They played Y Control and Bang. This pleased me.

That is all.

Anyone for an inhaled G&T?

G & T

From the people that bought us the Valentine’s Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Cinema and the Jelly Banquet is a new concept bar in Soho where, rather than drinking, you inhale a mist-ified G&T. Find out more about the aptly named Alcoholic Architecture here.

Good blog alert

mmm cakes

On my meganet travels today I stumbled across Things I’ve Seen, a rather nice little blog about being out and about (and even in) London town with some sweet photography. I am liking the Columbia Road pics, pretty.

So yeah, it’s snowing…

…and the whole of London has come to a standstill. Yet I still made it to work so here is a lovely picture of Hoxton Square taken 20 minutes ago.

Snowy Hoxton Sq