A Rose Reborn
Fashion / Film

A Rose Reborn

Published in the South China Morning Post, September 2014 Luxury fashion houses have long courted artists and photographers to collaborate on creating a more cutting edge image for the brand and lend a bit of artistic cachet. But the last few years have given rise to another collaborative partnership, luxury brands teaming with filmmakers to … Continue reading

Allergic to Art
Film

Allergic to Art

No sooner had we recovered from one art week and whipped up a chia seed green smoothie than we’re in Berlin Biennale week, and in Basel for yet another fair in two weeks time. Some of us are probably feeling a little art fatigued. After all this maybe an art detox will be required. In … Continue reading

Chess With Marcel D.
Art / Film

Chess With Marcel D.

So, here I am recuperating from yet another sporting mishap, unable to do anything but play chess with my laptop. It’s not going well. So, into the Deep Blue digital ether I dive (see what I did there, chess nerds?) searching for inspiration/distraction when I come across the video work of one of my (many) … Continue reading

Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
Film

Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

I look forward with giddy anticipation to every Wes Anderson film. The Texan-born director has brought us The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, and more recently, Moonrise Kingdom, each one bringing to life Anderson’s idiosyncratic vision with a cast of quirky, dysfunctional, odd-ball characters, technicolour palette, and lush cinematography … Continue reading