Glass half full?

In a canyon, in a cavern, with a Kenyon, Cindertalk plays his water glasses, “Spero”. Recording Notes The uploader of the video wrote of the recording, on Youtube: “We should have known Jonny had a good system for transporting his wine glasses. They were secure, affixed to a custom case. At airports he checks themContinue reading “Glass half full?”

Music, architecture, Linocut – Angela Cavalieri (13 mins)

Angela was awarded a fellowship to research – she brought together the music of Claudio Monteverdi and the engravings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi into 2 huge linocuts:   The scale of the work is impressive.  In some parts of the video, she is shown lying on one side on a pillow, so that she is able toContinue reading “Music, architecture, Linocut – Angela Cavalieri (13 mins)”

Highlands Scotland contemporary jewellery

HP Jewellery makes contemporary lovely metallic accessories, in the middle of Inverness, Highlands, Scotland.  Yet available online. I have completely fallen in love with the cufflinks in the featured photo which should be appearing at the top of this post.  In case it doesn’t, I append it again – otherwise my deep appreciation will seemContinue reading “Highlands Scotland contemporary jewellery”

Short short. World’s smallest stop motion animation

Here is the World’s smallest stop motion animation: “Dot” is a recording made possible by Professor Fletcher’s invention of the CellScope, which is a Nokia device with a microscope attachment.  The invention was the inspiration for a teeny-tiny film created by Sumo Science at Aardman. It stars a 9mm girl called Dot as she struggles throughContinue reading “Short short. World’s smallest stop motion animation”

Hand-dying wool: Sweet Georgia Yarns

This is the story of how one young woman, Felicia Lo, began studying pharmacy and immediately knew it was not the career for her – but used it in her personal love: dying wools for handknits. If you love colour and textiles, you will likely enjoy this video.  As Felicia says, there is a shimmerContinue reading “Hand-dying wool: Sweet Georgia Yarns”

Ceramics as touch-seeing: Beverley Bell Hughes

Here is an example of Beverley’s work:   If you’d like to see more of her work, Beverley currently has an exhibition at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre, called “Tidal Echoes”, until 15th September. Blind from birth, Beverley uses texture as a way of seeing. And here is a lovely 12 minute wordless video of howContinue reading “Ceramics as touch-seeing: Beverley Bell Hughes”

Meet a tonic: Lisa O’Neill

I have just met Lisa O’Neill via the internet – she is a breath of fresh air and a newfound female friend.  A mum of 4 kids, lively, loving life and encouraging women to take responsibility for their own lives and happiness. Why? “I spent 25 years in the fashion industry, with all these unhappyContinue reading “Meet a tonic: Lisa O’Neill”