Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Top 5 filmscapes that inspire my spaces.

Peter Weir's 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'

The Maysle's 'Grey Gardens' 

Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'

Wong Kar Wai's 'In the Mood for Love'

Lucile Hazihalilovic's 'Innocence'

Saturday, 24 January 2009


I delighted the aural and visual senses at a Bishi gig last night with my dear friend Mr Clarke. The Shoreditch church setting could not have been more fitting, the venue was bedecked with jewel coloured tea lights and the heady waft of mulled wine hung in the air. The atmosphere commanded a certain holy reverence. 

Bishi delivered a hypnotic performance, imagine a Hindi Deity with Bardotesque features, Alison Goldfrapp's diminutive yet powerful stage presence, Ravi Shankar's virtuosity on sitar and street poetry issuing from her glorious voice box. 

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Love Lux

My current visual obsession is the work of US based photographer Loretta Lux. I equally love and am unsettled by her utopian representation of the child in her pictures. I connect with the awkwardness of their gaze and allow it to bore a hole right through me, the unreadability of their expressions renders them inhuman yet oddly vulnerable.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Ich bin nein ein Berliner

Spent last weekend slipping and sliding atop the icy pavements of Berlin with my coven of witches. We stayed in the Mitte district- Berlin's answer to SoHo, replete with guerilla galleries and bars. We lost a glove and found it again on our last day, little did we know that it would serve to be a lasting emblem of our stay in a city too cool for it's own good. 

Berlin has a certain raffish beauty which is lent to it by the amazing urban art that decorates its concrete and Bauhaus environs. Delicious food also, lest we forget the impeccable Vietnamese fare to be had at Monsieur Vong's on Schonhauser Strasse.

Will endeavour to go back and make peace with the place. 

Thursday, 1 January 2009

RESOLVE and lots of it!

May 2009 be a joyous, healthy and prosperous one! 

There's nothing like January 1st to imbue you with a sense of promise and hope for the next three hundred and sixty-four days. Today feels like a blank canvas upon which I can right all the wrongs of last year. Today's palette features various shades of pink, ranging from the slightest blush to a brazen cerise. Undoubtedly the colour will morph into the murkiest shade of khaki as the year progresses, but right now I am basking in the innocence and ingenuity of pink.

Here are a few favourite resolutions I have collated  over the years:


Stop speculating and assuming

stop being nice unnecessarily

be nice unnecessarily

stop judging

learn to be decisive

get rid of stuff 

give more to charity

bake a cake at least once a week

pray to whomever or whatever- it's good for the soul.

worry less about what others think


stop blaming the parents

stop reacting

stop projecting

wait for the facts

Dress up more

do something that scares you

recycle efficiently

Lots of love M X