‘I’m so glad I didn’t die on the various occasions I have earnestly wished I might, for I would have missed a lot of lovely weather.’ Elizabeth von Arnim, in a letter. [#quoteFriday] Born Mary Annette Beauchamp in Sydney, Australia on 31 August 1866, the prolific and, in her day, hugely successful author ‘Elizabeth’ von […]
The unprecedented modelling capacity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is opening up new possibilities for understanding the way diseases develop, and finding more effective ways to fight disease. This short video of the presentation by Abigail Hing Wen at the AI O’Reilly conference in Beijing 2019 provides a fascinating glimpse into how AI, in the form […]
Interesting thinking on innovation and customer focus in this post at Harvard Business Review – Smart companies increasingly recognize that their own futures depend on how ingeniously they invest in the future capabilities of their customers. and transforming your innovation mindset: Shift the focus from extracting value from customers to making customers more valuable. Simply […]
With robots picking the produce and the humans adjusting the flavour profile of the plants. A glimpse of the future arriving? Interesting post by Adele Peters at Fast Company. Read more at: https://www.fastcompany.com/90365627/robots-are-already-farming-crops-inside-this-silicon-valley-warehouse
Design for Albanian Letters, a compilation of letters and reports on Albania in the 1870s by archaeologist and journalist Sir Arthur Evans, the latest book from the Centre for Albanian Studies now in print. From the blurb: In Albanian Letters Evans not only explores the implications of the key political events of this period […]
You have left us. But you have left us the music. Leonard Cohen, fare well.
Today is the last day of the office in Cavendish Square, with the advantage of the Mayfair galleries just a short step away. So very glad to have caught a great exhibition of work by Erwin Blumenfeld this lunchtime at Osborne Samuel on Bruton Street – Erwin Blumenfeld: From Dada to Vogue. The exhibition includes some […]
Approaching Vaclav Havel Airport, Prague (Praha).
I wish I could say I had known all about and studied ‘legendary Memphis photographer’ William Eggleston before I read about the current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. But, I don’t think I had ever heard of him. And that’s a big omission because his work is extraordinary. An education for the eye. The […]
Stained glass windows at Salisbury Cathedral, reflected in the flowing water font by William Pye (1980). In response to WordPress weekly photo challenge: Frame
Laura at her leaving party, in Laura mask. Brilliant Disorder in response to Paula’s Thursday Special word challenge. Elusive profusion – 4 Lauras (reclining)
In response to Paula’s Thursday special – Traces of the Past. Balcony in Alcudia, Mallorca.
Portrait of Helen at the beach in winter. Posted for this week’s WordPress photo challenge – Fun!
Entrance to Ramillies Street from Oxford Street. Taken in response to the Narrow WordPress weekly photo challenge. Narrow The sign for the Photographers Gallery is just visible, reflected in the glass front of the building on the left.
There’s an exhibition of Vogue covers along Burlington Arcade in Piccadilly at the moment that’s worth catching if you are in the area. My favourite (of course) is the black and white Irving Penn cover for June 1950. Look at those eyes. Fantastic.
By chance on Bond Street because I needed to take a photo of the Atkinsons building for my nearly finished book on Mrs Dalloway and caught the last day of the exhibition of ceramics by Picasso at Sotheby’s. The extraordinary vigour and certainty of his line, his playfulness and use of colour never fail to enthral. And always […]
Very glad to have caught the Irving Penn Flowers exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery yesterday. This is, apparently, the first time all the pictures in Penn’s flower series have been shown together and it makes for a brilliant exhibition. The fabulously rich colours blaze off the walls of the gallery space, each flower revealed in exquisite detail against a plain white backdrop. […]