Protective clothing may not be the most glamorous items in your wardrobe, but they are the ones that you should cherish the most. After all, your life may depend on them.
It could all be so easy. To get that little extra, just add nothing – or rather zero.
Thomasina Miers echos plenty of creatives and artists when she says “I guess I never really succeeded in the conventional world. I realised that to be happy as a person I just had to follow my gut instinct, and be myself.”
We had some info through about the three-week Brighton Festival– there’s so much going on that we gave up collecting sticks to shake at it. Instead, we decided to share this film from the Brighton Festival’s guest director Hofesh Shechter.
What grand romantic gestures have you made on a whim?
I had a friend (yes, it was really me) who in their younger years would try to respond to those situations when their heart skipped a beat. The result was impromptu poetry scribbled on bus tickets, or a bow-tie created out of a crisp packet.
If only there were emergency flowers around, it may not have changed history but the air of romance would have been far greater.
This film follows intrepid street-style cupids as they place emergency flowers throughout the amorous city of Paris.
Apparently, the flowers have been strategically, if not scientifically, placed. You know how it is – the way the shimmering light reflecting off the water catches their eyes in a certain location. That sort of thing.
It’s a ruse created by the engine of romance that is funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk
But Paris isn’t the only town for lovers. The emergency flowers have been placed on trains leaving Amsterdam.
And you can get your hands on your own ‘In case of love at first sight’ boxes, too, for more power to your own romantic elbow. Just pop over to the Funny How Flowers Do That Twitter and Facebook pages to find out how.
And while you’re waiting for your emergency love box consider the film, and ask yourself, do the couple get together? Or did any of the running, jumping cupids find solace in each other’s arms at the end of a busy, flower-fuelled night?
Take a look at the film, and click through to see the power of flowers at funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk
Registration is open for Somerset Open Studios, but to get involved in the county’s largest annual open studios event, you need to get your skates on!
Your choices make a world of difference, say The Awakeners!, led by Richard Rubbish.
Dy-verse Productions is an independent record label based in San Mateo county, California. It’s aim is to gain exposure for the underground hip-hop, rap, R&B, poetry and music of the area. It does a podcast, YouTube TV shows and DY-TV and much more. We have a Q&A with executive producer Djripridah
Artes Mundi, the ‘internationally focused arts organisation that identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with the human condition, social reality and lived experience’, which awards ‘the largest art prize in the UK and one of the most significant in the world’, is gearing up to its 17-week exhibition of nine nominees for said £40,000 prize.
Empowerment through technology is much heralded, and the latest series in a campaign from Vodafone, called Vodafone Firsts, is doing just that – from powering the setup of a Female Fight Club in India, to helping to create a multisensory firework display.
Everything is interconnected. Everything. Even metaphors. Which is why this latest campaign from Innocent – the smoothie people – demonstrates how even the smallest decision can affect the future of the world.
Travelling is an art form. You can pick up new experiences, real discoveries and you’ll encounter people you remember.
Want something for work and for play, and you don’t quite have bone structure for a mullet? Try the Nokia Lumia 2520 instead.
Underwater image from the Sony website
The images of Christmas are ripe for capturing – the whole festive season is one long photo opportunity. We’ve got some tips to make your seasonal snaps shine like the star on top of a tree.
From displays of extraordinary animal behaviour to unexpected views of nature, the hunt is on for the planet’s best wildlife images for the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.
There’s a certain type of poetry when beautiful form matches excellent performance, and it becomes even more special when it’s wrapped up in an engineering feat of teak over an iron frame and miles of rigging. The Cutty Sark was designed to be fast, and to carry tea. And to see it now there’s an echo of the romance of a bygone age.
The sun is setting on the calm rugged face of action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme, and his measured voice-over mentions craft, perfection, engineering and physics.