Hepburn and Avedon Reunited in the Shittest Way Possible


Words by Billie Jenkins Image courtesy of Harpers Bazaar “I remember seeing a photo of her jumping on a trampoline – I believe this was before I understood that she was famous. But I remember thinking that she looked like a friend I wish I could have had.” This is a quote from Emma Ferrer […]

Picasso K.O.’s Hirst


Words by Billie Jenkins Images stolen from the Lawrence King website On September 1st a gorgeous new, er… reason to buy a functionally redundant object that will sit on your shelf more or less untouched, but is…you know…nice to own, will hit the shelves. It’s actually quite a wonderful little toy, something you might just […]

Penguin’s Lolita Cover


Penguin’s latest, sexualised cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory causes outrage.

Bag your dream design job


Words by Billie Jenkins Image by Nuria Cabrera This one slipped through the net for a while, but in May a truly indispensable book for budding designers hit the markets, courtesy of Amina Horozic and the Breaking In series. Profiling and interviewing over 100 product designers from areas as diverse as clothing, automotive, furniture, and […]

The Daily Routine of a Genius


Words by Billie Jenkins Image courtesy of Ewan Morrison Press Association Thomas Wolfe used the top of his refrigerator as a desk, each day Sartre guzzled his way through ten times the recommended dose of Corydrane pills (an amphetamine and aspirin mix), David Lynch used to indulge in a daily milkshake but then replaced it […]

200 Icons


Words by Billie Jenkins Image courtesy of Classic Rock Classic Rock is not a magazine I have ever thought of buying. During the days, maybe even weeks, I’ve spent flickering through rows of beautiful (and sometimes not so beautiful) printed paper goodies at train stations newsagents, bookshops, cafés and libraries, it never even crossed my […]

China’s Nail Houses


Words by Billie Jenkins Above Image Reuters below images Peter Bialobrzseski Last year the image of a six storey home, which once sat in a row of attached houses but now stood alone, plonked in the middle of a motorway, went viral. It is the most famous example of the Chinese ’nail houses’, homes to owners who simply […]

Book Review: Eat, Drink, Nap


Eat, Drink, Nap is a fountain of inspiration for anyone looking to open their own bar or restaurant. The source of this knowledge is the mind behind the Soho House Group, Nick Jones.

Discovering The Bell Jar


Discovering Sylvia Plath’s roman à clef, The Bell Jar, proves this novel is more than just a coming-of-age text.

100 Trains of Thought: 9. The Hum

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Words by Billie Jenkins Image stolen from ‘The Secret of Other Peoples Jobs’ Odhams Press After all the pages, all the lectures, all the films watched in the quiet of night I was never sure if it was a universal truth. The Hum that lay just beyond earshot, its tremors felt when the space between […]