A couple of weeks back I visited the ‘Handmade in Britain’ crafts fair in Old Chelsea Town Hall, the 10th anniversary show of craft & design. The first thing that hit me was the ornate beauty of the building. A large neo-classical structure that sits on Kings Road in the company of the likes of … Continue reading Handmade in Britain
At the beginning of each class our course director Janja Song kicks things off with a question. Nothing too serious or strenuous, but something that must be answered by all, a way to get everyone involved. Last Friday the question posed to us was ‘do we procrastinate?’ I am a procrastinator. As I write this … Continue reading Creative Confidence
If the history of the planet was placed onto one calendar year, mankind’s existence would be seen at 23:59 on December 31st; the last minute of the last day – a flash of the 4.543billion year existence of this planet. We look back on the history of our species, we gaze in awe at the … Continue reading Climate Change: The End is Nigh?
I have been living in the UK for roughly four years and I, like every other ex-pat, noticed the subtle differences between here and home (home being Dublin – which I know may be a lot less different to your home – comparatively speaking). As much as I hate trains as previously mentioned, I … Continue reading Changes are coming to Dublin’s busking culture
432 Park Avenue in New York is home to a residential complex with possibly one of the nicest bathrooms you’re likely to ever come across and for a cool £5.6m, it can be yours. Ewan McGregor, on the other hand, showed us all the opposite end of the scale in one famous scene from ‘Trainspotting’. … Continue reading Art Fairs – the Worlds Nicest Toilets?
“Banana’s – five for fifty”, “Black Cats – get your black Cats”, “Toblerones”! Each trip I had to Dublin’s City centre as a child, I was surrounded by these phrases whenever I walked down Moore Street, one of Dublin’s oldest market streets.Whether it was ‘knock off’ sports clothing, fireworks at Halloween, fruit & veg or … Continue reading Bananas – Five for Fifty
I am now coming to the end of week two of my master’s degree in Advertising & the Creative Economy and I want to ask myself, how do I feel about it? Every morning begins with the daily commute and, well, I hate trains. I really hate trains. I hate the person who decides to … Continue reading Training your Mindset