Most people now in this fast-paced world are in pursuit of trying to find the most natural, productive and unadulterated way to be human, aiming to cut out stress from their lives. Whether that would be through decluttering the house of superfluous junk, or clearing out your the mind through focused mediation, de-stressing and finding the ‘real’ seems to be a focus for many people nowadays.
‘The Girl on the Train’, Paula Hawkins
This was a review of ‘The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins that I did for the Courier in the last academic year. As the trailer for the film version of this critically acclaimed book is currently going viral online, here is a review of the ‘book of 2015’ that is coming to cinemas this October. […]
As the forerunner in fashion advancement in Britain, the V&A is the London Victorian-red-brick institution that brings fashion admirers from all over the country (and beyond) to view its exhibitions. Set up in 1852 during the heights of Queen Victoria’s reign following the enormous success of the Great Exhibition the previous year, it was meant to showcase British design […]
Every single arts student and schoolchild will remember that going to see museum exhibitions with a sketchpad and your art teacher meant that you would choose to sit cross-legged under some painting or other and while away your time doodling, or finely pencilling in the shadows, depending on your interest.
Technology and fashion have inevitably come together over the last couple of years. As the world of electronics grew more and more focused, certain target groups were outlined- first Apple came out with two versions of the iPhone- the colourful jelly case ‘for the masses’ and the first ‘S’ model, perfectly fitted into a gold, […]
‘The Luminaries’, Eleanor Catton
Unfortunately I had not read any of the previous works by Eleanor Catton, and purchased the book on a whim (not in half directed by the gloriously inky-blue cover), hoping for a book that would transport me away from the mundane act of studying. The Luminaries is foremost a complex web of human relationships and […]
Everyone makes resolutions, every year- to be healthier, to swear less perhaps, not to eat past 7… All of these things are ambitious, to improve upon the years before of being you. In retrospect, the majority of these well-meaning resolutions are broken. Life gets in the way and spoils that idealistic white-slate image you have […]
The Cloud over Paris
I know that there are so many possible posts and hashtags that could come with this, but sometimes there isn’t much you can say or summarize. The picture may mean different things to many people, but I hope it can reflect the sadness and anguish over the saddening things happening in this world. This […]