Saturday, December 26, 2009

Spain vs Germany

My last book 'Creative Space' is now out in German (pictured above) and soon in Spanish.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Euro Star

I came back from Paris Friday night - and it took me 15 hours. 7 of which I was stuck in the tunnel. But I remained surprisingly cheerful throughout - afterall I was safe if knackered. Nowness (which I contribute to) stuck up some beautiful images by Vincent Fournier of underground architecture (image above). Wondered if he passed through Tokyo's G Cans project below.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I have returned from Stockholm, where I got killer fish food poisoning. I am now going full vegetarian (which my mum who writes the best vegetarian cookbooks will be overjoyed about). It seemed an appropriate moment to look at fish in art. Paul Klee above. This was on the stars of my postcard collection growing up,

Picasso painting a fish

Clark North Tattoo

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Boo Saville

Boo Saville has an opening tonight at Other Criteria on New Bond Street. Its a series of print works entitled Ghost, each are unique. I'm a big fan of her work and included her in Hell Bound and she's also in the next book I'm working on!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

On My Radio

I did a radio show for London Fields Radio that is now up for you to download in their podcast section. The theme of my show was the depression, money and capitalism. A surprisingly light hearted selection of records by people like The Staple Singers, Lester Young, Lou Rawls, Lavern Baker and Tony Bennett.

And midway through you get the rare opportunity of hearing me sing a cappella... On The Sunny Side of the Street.

Stream or download and enjoy:

Friday, December 04, 2009

Luke Rudolf

I really like these paintings by Luke Rudolf (above: Portait number fourteen). If I was buying, I'd snap one of these up. His work is on show at Kate McGarry until January 10.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Looking for comfort in an uncomfortable chair

I went to the ICA last night to pop by and see "For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there". I ended up having a lovely evening with what appears to be every Dutch member of the art world in London. At the show itself however i fell in love with this small black and white slide show piece by Bruno Munari. "Looking for comfort in an uncomfortable chair" is pure genius. I think this is something I experience almost daily.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Another Reader

I am one of the featured blogs on's exceptionally well chosen online Reader, which brings together posts from a number of great blogs.
(I also contribute to the Loves section, a very addictive list of fantasy products)

It seemed a ripe opportunity to list my own favourite visual blogs:

I Love Hotdogs


Temple of Light


But Does It Float

We Can't Paint

Anita Z's Art Diary

Everything is Terrible