The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. Due to my obsession with the eyes and lips thing I have become a fan. Check out my Pinterest board if you like! I have noticed it's also becoming more popular as a feature in tattoos. These bucket bags caught my eye (caught my eye ha. Ugh)
But before you get too excited, they are over $1000. I think I have mentioned the designer before on this blog - Wendy Nicol. Have a look at her site here.
Emily Evans is a Medical Illustrator from London. Histology is the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues. Emily created 8 different plates, that show the patterns of close up tissues including bowels, testicles, bone. The patterns are quite pretty really - what do you think? Available from here.
Emily also runs a site called AnatomyUK which promotes creative ideas that have been inspired by anatomy. View the site here.
John Grants new album is something I have been listening to recently. The video for this song features my local neighbourhood, Dalston, including local 'hair' shop PAKS, amongst other things! If there is one thing Dalston doesn't lack it's shops selling hair, which is often seen blowing around the streets like tumbleweed. Plus another of my favourite London places, the Barbican conservatory which I only realised existed last year.
I saw one of these on the telly the other day. It seems like a funny thing to have, kind of kitsch. But if you look at the prices of some of these, they aint so kitsch! The tall one is for sale at around £8000 and dates back to 1760-1770. As well as cauliflowers, the bottom right one is a melon and the bottom left is a pineapple. I think maybe the cauliflowers are the winners in my eyes.
David Goldblatt is a South African photographer, who devoted his life to documenting his country during and after the apartheid. In an interview here, he tells us why he chose to stay in South Africa when the apartheid began. Unfortunately I missed the recent exhibition at the Barbican.
I have just finished designing this website, it needs a few little tweaks but it's almost there. Alice's music is now available to buy on itunes, amazon etc from here. Go buy it, I promise you will like it!