Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Monday, 5 January 2015
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Friday, 5 December 2014
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
1. Pop-up shops - We love things they are temporary because we are fickle and apparently the half-finished flat-pack garden shed look screams delicious-burger-joint-that-will-reasonably-charge-7-to-10-pounds-for-a-lunch-wrapped-in-paper-that-you-have-to-eat-perched-on-the-pavement-outside-while-fending-off-rogue-pigeons.
And we don't even bat an eyelid.
2. Avocados - We crush them onto sour-dough toast, make expensive face-masks out of them and call them guacamole because Mexican food is totally cool now and no longer famous for giving people the runs.
3. The House White - We have no money, we want to get drunk, and we regularly tell the man/woman behind the bar: "I will have a glass of your cheapest alcohol kind sir". Needs must, and we have needs.
4. Instagram - There is simply no point in going for a nice meal with friends if you can't get at least 11 likes out of it.
5. The side bar of shame - How else are we going to find out what colour t-shirt Cheryl-Tweedy-Cole-Fernandez-Versini is wearing?!
6. Rooftop bars - If you're not actively seeking out rooftop bars to drink bellinis and have existential conversations atop, frankly, you're not doing life very well.
7. Caffeine addictions - I still don't know whether these are real, but boy do we love to tweet about them.
8. Lipstick - Pair a bold lip with a perfect cat-eye and we pretty much feel like we could conquer the world. Or at least that slightly grimy club we're on our way to.
9. Scatter cushions and candles - Because mood lighting and soft furnishings are important.
10. Lena Dunham - SHE IS OUR VOICE.
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
You Are Not So Smart, by David McRaney – Based on the popular blog of the same name, this book highlights the hidden assumptions of our everyday life. In 48 insightful chapters, McRaney acknowledges the ways in which we compromise our intelligence every day.