I’ve always been fascinated by TED talks and their ability to inspire and educate in a 15 minute video. Since recently signing up to the TED talk daily emails I’ve watched brilliant talks on a range of topics from the Museum of 4am in the morning to the suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge.
One which really struck me was Mark Ronson’s talk on sampling music.
Whilst not being a particular fan of Ronson’s music I couldn’t help but be mesmerised by his infectious passion and enthusiasm for the history of music, sampling and the creation of his own unique multimedia tracks.
Ronson, here, perfectly exemplifies a favourite inspirational quote of mine: Live your dream and wear your passion.
I can give full credit for my love of food to my stepdad, whose ten years in the restaurant business of California imbued in him an appetite for culinary delights. By ‘love of food’ I don’t just mean an insatiable urge to ingest (although that is often my frame of mind) but a real desire to experience the wealth of tastes, textures, smells and sensations that the art of cooking has to offer.
In their continued expansion into all platforms and arenas of interest, Vice has created Munchies - a fascinating and highly entertaining YouTube food channel. This short film of Michael Schwartz on a food and bar crawl of Miami has all the ingredients to amuse and whet your appetite.
May 7Apr 27
New music obsession: LOLAWOLF
Considering her insouciant cool and beautifully talented parentage it seems only natural that Zoe Kravitz has founded and fronted an understatedly sexy band: Lolawolf. With accompanying videos of provocative and artistic imagery alongside Kravitz’ sullen and sensual self the band looks set for great things.
Top tracks include: ‘Wanna Have Fun’ and ‘What Love Is’
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Style Crush: Harley Viera Newton
Amongst the sea of famous figures wearing ludicrously priced, off the runway looks, it’s refreshing to see someone with a true style identity that effortlessly translates from the red carpet to the everyday. I have a growing obsession with ‘cutesy’ vintage dresses, peter pan collars (dork collars as the bf has whimsically named them) and shirts, so Newton’s look is pure fashion porn to me. She’s also sporting an enviable mane of Haim-esque super long hair.
Conrad Roset illustrations.
I love the raw, unfinished look of each image. The carefree pops of colour. The uninhibited presentation of women.
40 minutes of pure beauty in music. Tender at times, blissfully serene in others, heavy with emotion and wonderfully light.
Arcade Fire’s score for Her - A Spike Jonze love story
Completely entranced by the soulful and delicate melodies of these sisters.
Lily & Madeleine
Tiny Desk concerts are also amazing sessions of in-office acoustic performances.
SixLee S/S 2014 x Ernesto Artillo Lookbook
What better song and video for a Friday than this feel-good tune by the ever stylish Pharrell
Heavy metal. Maybe the Met Gala brought out the inner rebel of fashion? Or has the renamed Saint Laurent heralded a new wave of grunge glamour? Either way, jewellery is amplified and coverage is maximised - this is not a time for minimalism.
Colour inspiration - tonal colour shades in resin and wood. Japanese architect Jo Nagasaka’s designs for Established & Sons. On show as part of the London Design Festival.
Nov 17Nov 17
For all those who’ve dreamed of a Kerouac style American road trip - it is possible. Jack and Jill did it.