Mokosh Wrap – Thistles Midnight – Review

Mokosh Wrap - Thistles Midnight - Review
Mokosh Mokosh is a Russian brand of high quality jacquard wraps and Amata, who runs the business, draws on a lot of natural and folk references for the interesting and often intricate designs. Mokosh is a Russian brand of high quality jacquard wraps and Amata, who runs the business, draws on a lot of natural ...

Mokosh Wrap – Fire Malachite – Review

Mokosh Wrap - Fire Malachite - Review
Mokosh Mokosh is a Russian brand of high quality jacquard wraps and Amata, who runs the business, draws on a lot of natural and folk references for the interesting and often intricate designs. Mokosh is a Russian brand of high quality jacquard wraps and Amata, who runs the business, draws on a lot of natural ...

International Babywearing Week 2015

International Babywearing Week 2015
Or, why I carry I’ve generally been celebrating IBW2015 by errrr, carrying Smallest a lot. Which I do, everyday. It’s an innate part of our relationship and something I’ve done since she, like her sister, was days old. So I thought I’d recount some the “journey” as part of the week. You know, I really ...

One year

One year
Today I will mostly be listening to:  

Random media thoughts – 15th September

It’s a busy week for politics and the media. Here are some of the things that have caught my attention. Jeremy Corbyn No one could have missed the landslide win Corbyn achieved in the Labour leadership election. As someone who takes a keen interest in the media I’ve been watching how it unfolds. Generally the ...

Mokosh Wrap – Thistles Titania – Review

Mokosh Wrap - Thistles Titania - Review
Mokosh Mokosh is a Russian brand of high quality jacquard wraps and Amata, who runs the business, draws on a lot of natural and folk references for the interesting and often intricate designs.  The Wrap   Thistles is one of Mokosh’s classic designs that has seen many incarnations in different blends and colour ways. Titania ...

Mokosh Wrap – Ayiri Sea Island – Review

Mokosh Wrap - Ayiri Sea Island - Review
Mokosh Mokosh is a Russian brand of high quality jacquard wraps and Amata, who runs the business, draws on a lot of natural and folk references for the interesting and often intricate designs. I’m a bit of a fan so was pleased to get the opportunity to review a wrap. The wrap Ayiri is a ...

Looking back at OFFF2014

Looking back at OFFF2014
I realise it’s over a year since I attended the OFFF festival in Barcelona. Rather than post initial reactions I tweeted through it, took extensive notes and sat back to see who continued to make an impression on me.  Here’s a few of them whose work I’ve followed for personal interest, incorporated into my teaching, ...

Snapchat journalism and Casey Neistat

How is it possible to feel older in a mere moment? Realise you’re missing another social/technological nudge (not a shift yet) in the world of media and journalism. This is an interesting article on the use of the video networking or ‘vlogging’ website Snapchat for journalism. It’s mainly used for, well, having a chat and ...

Stepping over the front line of reporting

Stepping over the front line of reporting
I read with interest the Twitter outrage sparked by Sky News’s Colin Brazier’s actions as he reported from the MH17 crash site in Eastern Ukraine. It was easy to initially share the feelings of revolt and bile that users were directing at the reporter when viewers witnessed him reach into the luggage of adead child ...

Hercules and the Love Affair – reclaiming words used to oppress

In a recent romp through new music that took in the total delights of John Grant and everything he’s been involved with I came across Hercules and the Love Affair. John appears on two tracks which are as I’d hoped for, however the rest of the album is impressive. It’s a mix of Chicago House, ...

The People in the Photo – a review

The People in the Photo - a review
The People in the Photo by Hélène Gestern Published by Gallic Books Meet Hélène, the Parisian adopted daughter, brought up in a comfortable manner but one where a veil of restraint fell around Hélène’s birth mother and the circumstances of her death. Locked in the strange, suspended and reflective after world of bereavement following her ...

Darkside’s Psychic

Darkside's Psychic
I was in Fopp a week or so ago looking for new music. I’ve been stuck on Nick Cave and the Bad Seed’s Push the Sky Away as it is such an immense album. However, I thought it was time to seek something else out. I asked the affable sales bloke in Fopp what he’d ...

Foreo Luna Mini Review

I’m using the Luna Mini has part of a Bzzagent campaign which is when you get to trial products for, in this case, a reduced cost. The Luna Mini is usually £99. For photos of the product see this post. I’ve held off on reviewing the Foreo Luna Mini until I had given it a ...

Foreo Luna Mini arrives for testing 3

Foreo Luna Mini arrives for testing
Unpacking the Foreo Luna Mini I sometimes, though choosily, take part in Bzzagent campaigns for products but haven’t for quite a while until I was offered the chance to trial and review the Foreo Luna Mini. The Jazz Vaunted as a ‘landmark skincare device’ it’s similar in ethos to the Clarisonic in outcome however it’s ...