Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Girls got talent

My super talented friend Courtney Sanders has set up always sometimes anytime, an amazing new website that I plan to add to my morning ritual of internet scanning + cuppa tea. Beautifully designed, culturally relevant and showcasing the work of some seriously talented people, I am very excited. Also, you can visit Courtney's personal blog here. She knows her stuff!

City life

Helen Levitt was one of the first street photographers in America. Born in 1913, she dropped out of high school to wander around and take photos. Initially interested in children's chalk drawings her portfolio of photographs documented a wide and eclectic mix of society. Always fame shy she her expansive collection of works is finally gaining recognition. Passing away last year she has left behind an amazing historical treasure of eras past.

Monday, November 8, 2010


I feel it would be accurate to say I ate my across Taiwan. There were amazing sights, people and shopping but food was the highlight being both spectacular and very very cheap. I was tempted at every street corner and everything sampled was bursting with flavour and freshness. The night markets were a definite highlight with a smorgasbord of culinary delights on offer. The one unfortunate down fall was the smell of sticky tofu. I have never smelt, tried or heard of this before but it is a favourite in Taiwan. The only way I can describe it would be to combine the smell of rancid eggs, off vegetables and perhaps a decomposing body. Watching my friend try it was most amusing, such an array of facial spasms and retching noises!

Perennial perfection

I went to the Taipei International Floral festival while in Taiwan. Floral heaven!