Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry

Amy Winehouse has created a great collection in collaboration with Fred Perry. She's taken the popular Fred Perry signature pieces and put her stamp on it. I really like the pencil skirt and the high neck polos. The long Argyle sweater might be going on my Christmas wish list :)
images from http://www.fredperry.com/women/amy-winehouse/

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


Martha & the Vandellas - Jimmy Mack. This reminds me of dancing like crazy to mums record player when I was a wee one! Such a tune.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Aitor Throup II

Can't get enough of this man!
Images from www.aitorthroup.com.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

I'm Reading...

Last week while holidaying in Morocco I took with me the 'Millennium' Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', the first in the series was very much 'unputdownable'. I thought I was starting to struggle with the beginning as it has a lot going on and it seems quite complicated but once the characters are established and the plot becomes clear it turns into an intense and clever story I would recommend to anyone. Without ruining the book, the main plot is about a journalist, (Blomkvist) who is hired by an old business man to help shed some light on a murder which happened in his family some thirty years ago. Lisbeth Salander is an exceptional computer hacker, who also gets tangled up in the mystery, but it's her character which is the most interesting. I'm currently half way through the second, 'The Girl Who Played with Fire,' in which she getting hunted by the police for a triple murder. At the moment it seems as though she is ignoring the reader like she does with most people in the book when she gets hurt or bored. There hasn't been a paragraph yet from her perspective so you're not sure whether she committed the crime or not. I'll post my final thoughts when I've finished all the books in the trilogy.

image from www.steiglarsson.com

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Footie Pics

(diouf's car!)

A selection from last season, home and away.

New Kits...Old Kits

One of the things I really love about the new football season, is the fact that the new club kits have been heavily influenced by the kits used in the 70's and 80's. You need look no further than the new Manchester United home kit.

(picture from soccer bible.com)

And the new Blackburn rovers kit designed by umbro (who designed the new England kit) seems to have taken its inspiration from the past with their new kit and collar. Blackburn have always kept a very traditional blue and white kit since the beginning of the club, something which is unique in the footballing kit world with teams changing their colours and stripes quite often.

images from umbro archive and blackburnroversfc.com

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Listen to...

The Heartbreaks - "I Didn't Think It Would Hurt To Think Of You". New song and video, local lads from in and around Morecambe, top vid.

Monday, 26 July 2010


A few essentials.

Kendal Calling!

In 2006 a couple of hundred of people turned up to a small green in Kendal to watch a gig known as 'kendal calling,' Pendulum and British Sea Power made the headliners. Last year 4,000+ people turned up to watch the likes of, The Streets, Beardy Man, Chase n Status and Mumford & Sons. To say that Kendal Calling 'took off' is an understatement (I heard some cockneys in Manchester talking about getting tickets for this year). This years line-up (pictured) looks better than lasts, I'm looking forward to seeing The Coral, Calvin Harris, Badly Drawn Boy, Plump DJ's and the legend that is Craig Charles and his Funk and Soul Show.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Manchester Museums

These are just a few pictures I took in the Manchester Museum, the egyptian exhibition being my favorite.

Walls Are Talking

For the last project for this year we chose a supporting study, I wanted to go for something a bit different so I picked the drawing option. The focus for this project is the museum and what a museum entails. The initial week I visited the Manchester Art Gallery and the Manchester Museum, then the Whitworth Gallery in the second week. I took pencil and pen sketches from all of them, focusing on the space inside the building and outside, the people that are inside and outside and occasionally some of the exhibits themselves. For me, the most interesting exhibition was the, 'Walls Are Talking' in the Whitworth, featuring wallpaper designs from over thirty internationally acclaimed artists such as Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sarah Lucas. Although the content matter might not have been relevant to what I'm looking at for this project, I really enjoyed it and took quite a few sketches of both space inside the gallery and the wallpaper prints themselves.

image from www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Fashion Show

I took these snaps at a Fashion show organised by a group of Manchester University students, they took some different shops from around manchester and displayed their clothes in a fashion show style. Most of the shops I had never heard of so it was interesting in that perspective, they had a set from Urban Outfitters also, I thought all the clothes were styled really well. The show was held in the bar/club called, 'The Factory,' on Pincess Street off oxford road.