Monthly Archives: July 2011


Great cover on the new LOVE magazine.

The Travel Almanac

Just purchased this lovely little new magazine. Can’t wait to read it.

Listening to …

Hollie Cook. Her music is described as reggae meets tropical pop – Hollie is the daughter of notorious Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and was before this a member of (the reformed) The Slits. Her album is cool and very enjoyable. Get it or read about it here.

Ceal Floyer

In love with artist Ceal Floyer’s work.

“The deceptive simplicity of the work is informed by Floyer’s particular sense of humour and an awareness of the absurd; her use of double-takes and shifting points of view forces the viewer to renegotiate his perception of the world. Floyer often uses everyday or readymade objects, exploring the dialectical tension between the literal and the mundane, and an imaginative construction of meaning.” (via Lisson Gallery)



Reading list

Jonathan Franzen is a great writer. We’ve talked about him before. But today we stumbled upon his top 10 list of his favourite books.

1. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1880) 2. War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1869) 3. The Trial by Franz Kafka (1925) 4. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (1913-27) 5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925) 6. Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner (1936) 7. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal (1839) 8. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955) 9. The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead (1940) 10. Independent People by Halldór Laxness (1934).

Andy Marshall

Aka Zoo Kid is talented. Only 16 years old. Ocean BedOut Getting Ribs are playing today …

This time of year

Plenty of them.