I am obsessed with Hamilton. Two of the things I love most are history and music with intelligent lyrics, so Hamilton has blown into my life and given me the best of both worlds. Here’s a fantastic documentary by PBS that covers both the historical Hamilton and Lin Manuel Miranda’s process of transferring the history […]
Category Archives: Arts
I was lucky enough to happen upon this exhibition in Berlin last month. As a Caravaggio fan, I mourned the 3 works destroyed in a 1945 fire, and never expected to see them face to face. In truth, I still haven’t, but black and white replicas in the original dimensions helped me get a sense […]
Just figured out the name of one of my favourite Paris graffiti artists. Jerome Gulon works in multimedia mosaics and pen drawings. Exciting to think I can now search for his stuff and keep up with his work. Jerôme Gulon | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.
I used to love TED Talks, and would watch each one religiously as it was posted. With the spread of TedX, though, and regional conferences posting every one of their speakers’ talks, the quality has diminished to the point where I don’t bother clicking, because I don’t want to spend 5 minutes determining if this […]
Love this little feature from the WaPo on Presidential doodles. Who knew such artists were wasted in the Oval Office? Artisan Politics – Washington Post.
This Australian lady has been buying those hypersexualised Bratz dolls and modifying them with makeup remover – ironically – to show what they look like when they wake up in the morning. Fantastic idea and fun craft. She Takes Off A Doll’s Face With Nail Polish Remover. When You See The Result You’ll Want One! […]
This is really lovely. Reminds me of the story which made Cardinal Mazarin my favourite French historical figure: As he was dying, he had servants carry him around so he could say goodbye to all his favourite paintings. Terminally Ill Woman Is Taken by Ambulance to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam So She Can Visit […]
The guy on the left is my friend Michael. I was lucky enough to have visited with him just a few hours after he found out about this prize. His work is fantastic and honest and challenging, and now recognised. I am beyond thrilled for him. 2014 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award Winners Announced.
I got to see this in September, before the moat was totally full. A humbling and sobering sight. Video: Poppy memorial time-lapse at Tower of London from dawn to dusk – Telegraph.
Dirty Car Art, aka how to guarantee they will never wash their cars again. Image Gallery | Scott Wade’s Dirty Car Art.