More Gilbert & George at White Cube Bermondsey. It’s the biggest commercial art gallery in Europe, but I found the space oddly oppressive. The piece I remember most vividly wasn’t by Gilbert & George, it was Liu Wei’s disorienting cityscape, carved out of compressed books.
Gilbert & George, London Pictures, at White Cube Mason’s Yard.
Interviewing Maggy Simony (who is 92…that's right, 92!) was the highlight of writing Country Living’s latest collecting column on bridge. We talked on a Sunday morning, while she was cleaning the house and listening to political shows.
Wish I was here instead! When I wrote about Isla Holbox for Budget Travel in 2005, I scooped the New York Times and Travel + Leisure, who followed suit (much later) with stories of their own. And now Tatler: there’s a Holbox story in the March 2012 issue. #therefirst
Completely taken with the wax works of Felicity Powell.
More Felicity Powell. This one is called Yeti Hands. Her dark humor totally gets me. I couldn’t stop smiling in the gallery. And those hairs? They’re infinitesimal.
I almost mistook this 18th-century German Romantic print for a Henry Darger creation.
I just made my own boy band. So fun! Can we have a ladies’ version, please?
My Budget Travel cover story on the Seychelles gets a shout-out from Fathom. Thanks!
Collecting story for Martha Stewart Living. Special thanks to Lorenzo Vigier, who spoke with me during a flood. During a flood, people…
Catch my Seychelles story on the cover of Budget Travel’s December/January 2012 issue.
Believe it: the water looks even more brilliant in real life.
My Budget Travel cover story is featured on CNN.com. And people like it.
I love the simple brilliance of StoryCorps, which you can listen to every Friday on NPR. I was thrilled to interview founder Dave Isay for this story, which I wrote for Whole Living. And yes, he is every bit as genuine as every one of those StoryCorps tearjerkers. Dave, I salute you with my tissue.
Tacita Dean in the vast sloping expanse of the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern. Watching children interact with the moving images as they tried to run up the escalator steps was an unexpected pleasure.
Visited the Marimekko shop in London today, down a cute little lane behind Selfridges. Reminded me of this timeline I put together for O at Home (R.I.P). The trip was inspiring enough to make me to dig through my archive of clips and post this.
It wouldn’t be a country house without some taxidermy and a Staffordshire dog. #classic
No one does a lawn better than the British. At Bath's Royal Crescent.