In my many walks around London this spring and summer, I have come across a forgotten part of this city. Its disused cemeteries. These cemeteries were used from medieval times and up to the 18th century, when they became overflown and the administration ordered them closed and others built outside of the central part of town. Cemeteries pushed outside of Central London aside, the reality … Continue reading Avenues of Bones.
There is a lot of hype around Florence and its cultural treasures. Rightfully so, as the city was the home of the Renaissance and of all its creative minds and they have left a living treasure behind. For this reason, every morning is a cultural rush around the streets of Florence and an attempt to grab a spot at the front of the queues that … Continue reading “Going To See The David.”
I decided several years ago that Salvador Dali was going to be my favourite painter for life. What does “for life” mean? It means for as long as I live. There is a certain fluidity to his art, with all the different shapes flowing not only into one another but also into the background and all else on the canvas. This fluidity means that you … Continue reading Face to Face with The Grand Master.
We don’t usually like to say or think that things are black and white. It feels like we are leaving a lot of options behind and we are being pristine about our choices. So we move in between the black and the white and we choose some shades of grey and then some shades of other colours to give us choices until we feel we … Continue reading A Black & White Welcome.
Courtesy of my recent trip to Florence and of the splendid food I experienced on the occasion, my salivary glands go into overdrive whenever I hear or see words such as “Italian Food”, “Italian Restaurant”, or “Tagliatelle al salmone” in my proximity. I was planning on a relatively innocent weekend, at least in as much as going out and eating out is concerned. Saturday lunchtime … Continue reading I Have Developed A Pavlovian Relationship With Italian Food.
One of the most beautiful things about a beautifully designed object is that it can make you feel unique. You look at it, at its colour and its shape, and immediately its functional and emotional attributes transfer onto you. You feel current, in the know, and modern. You feel you have good taste in the world around you and you feel that it is only … Continue reading D-Pod, Personable Design & Retail.