So, I know the Edinburgh festival's great and everything, but I'm afraid I have switched my allegience to Glasgow for the next couple of weeks. The reason why? Two words - Brad Pitt. Yep, that lovely hunk of man (complete with Ange + brood) is in town for the next wee while, filming the apocalyptic zombie flick Word War Z. It's set in Philadelphia - which Glasgow is (allegedly) just the spit of - which is why the city is being dolled up American stylee. Dubious ain't the word! It goes without saying that my mission will be to clock the man himself, although - as I have bad luck with that sort of thing - I've decided I would settle for Ange and/or a zombie. These are some pictures I took around the set, which show just how well Glasgow scrubs up!
I'm always the first person to get irritated around Easter time, when Daybreak presenters and the trash magazines start saying things like 'egg-cellent', 'eggs-citing and 'eggs-actly', but OMG I have to say it - this light cracks me up! Please indulge me. The fact that it's called an Omlamp just seals the deal.
Check out this lovely design collection from Dutch designer Tord Boontje - it has a bit of a Native American / tribal look about it, so very on trend! The collection - which has been made for Italian manufacturer Moroso - is made from plywood and is punctuated with cross stitch detailing. Who knew embroidery and furniture would go so well together?
Well the Edinburgh festival is finally upon us! I only picked up all the brochures and other paraphernalia on Saturday so I'm a little behind the times, as per. I do actually feel quite excited this year though. I think being an Edinburgh resident you can sometimes get a little blasé about it all, but this time I'm determined to catch as many things as I can! This is my first spot, Anish Kapoor's rather stunning waxwork masterpiece which is currently residing in the Sculpture Court at my old gaff, ECA. I do tend to love eveything that Kapoor does, and the way he can fill a space is incredible. I also love the blood-red, fleshy colour scheme that features in the majority of his work, I think it appeals to my inner scream queen!