Brilliant reviews for The Life Negroni

A book I recently co-authored has been receiving some wonderful reviews from the press since its publication a few months ago, and the reviews keep coming in! The Life Negroni, designed by Spinach, is a project purely from the heart, straddling the world of spirits and mixology, of art and design, of style and fashion, of history, people and places… even cars. Thank you to all the critics out there from design and architecture magazines,... Read More

Photographic exhibition: Eames and Hollywood

Eames and Hollywood offers a novel glimpse into the world of Charles and Ray Eames, peeling away more layers to help us understand this dynamic duo’s very unique creative minds. The exhibition at ADAM in Brussels features 240 previously unseen photographs taken by Charles Eames on the sets of some of his friend the director Billy Wilder’s most memorable films between 1951 and 1970. They form part of Movie Sets, a collection discovered some... Read More

Exploring the power of architectural photography

The power of architectural photography, how it shapes our senses and directs our experience of space is explored in Building Images. The exhibition, currently running Sto Werkstatt in London until 25 March, features a selection from the 2015 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. On show are work by overall winner Fernando Guerra, and short listed entrants Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre, Doublespace, Christopher Frederick Jones, Laurian Ghinitoiu, Mark... Read More

Political art: Imagined Futures

With contemporary art so deeply involved with the self, drunk on the vanity of the image, and so intertwined with the world of money, glitz and glamour, it is refreshing to come across an exhibition that is not afraid to be political. Hrair Sarkissian is involved with big explosive narratives. The Syrian born artist’s work is social theatre; at once part of a rich panorama of contemporary Arab art that, not surprisingly, has politics at its... Read More

Staying Power: Photographs of black British experience

The V&A in London is displaying over fifty recently acquired photographs exploring the experiences of black people in Britain in the latter half of the 20th century, enhanced by excerpts from oral histories gathered by Black Cultural Archives. Over the last seven years the museum has been acquiring photographs by black photographers and those which document the lives of black people in Britain, a previously under-represented area in the V&A’s... Read More

Dolce Via, Italy in the 1980s

Italy seduces, with its enduring pursuit of la dolce vita – the sweet life that is at once sensual and dangerous, cool and sad, bursting with pleasure… captured so wonderfully in Federico Fellini’s 1960s classic of the same name. #gallery-5 { margin: auto; } #gallery-5 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-5 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-5... Read More

Renaud Marion’s flying cars

Renaud Marion dreams of flying cars. His Air Drive series are almost retro-style images celebrating at once the glorious days of the automobile and the futuristic transport of tomorrow. Inspired by science fiction films and artists – the Star Wars landspeeder and soaring machines by French artist Moebius to name a few – here nine wheel-less hovercrafts, each based on a vintage classics, serenely float above the ground. #gallery-6... Read More

Constructing Worlds: Architectural Photography

Should architecture photography look beyond documenting the built environment? This is the question raised by Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age, the latest exhibition at London’s Barbican Art Gallery. Here the curators have set out to explore the power of photography to reveal wider truths about our society. And it is an interesting glimpse into our world. The Barbican Centre, itself a utopian statement and... Read More

Light from the Middle East

A new exhibition has opened in London that sets out to remedy the under-representation of Middle Eastern photography in UK collections. Light from the Middle East: New Photography features more than 90 works by some of the most exciting artists from the region. This is an intriguing exhibition that reveals the creative responses to the social challenges and political upheavals that have shaped the Middle East over the past 20 years. The photographs... Read More

London Design Festival 2012

The London Design Festival opened yesterday at its main hub, the V&A. The festival sees a host of designers, showrooms, design organisations and retailers participating in over 200 events across the city. For a dramatic entrance to the V&A, designer Dominic Harris of Cinimod Studio has collaborated with lighting specialist Philips to create a temporary lighting installation in the underground tunnel entrance to the museum. Inside the... Read More