John Lewis Oxford Street Dresses For The Olympics

Diana, Princess Of Wales, Memorial Fountain, London

Best Hummus In Central London at Hummus Bros

Update On Andre Balazs' first London hotel

Pukka Three Mint Tea

My kitchen mint plants are very unhappy because of the endless rain. So for a mint tea after dinner, it's over to the next best thing: Pukka Three Mint tea.

How Much Is That Doggy In the (Marylebone High Street Shop) Window?

No joke.
Yesterday I get Charlie Chaplin in Paddington.
Today I get a dog - as in a real live woof woof one - padding around the windows of this cute, very eccentric Japanese shop at the Conran shop end of Marylebone High Street (opposite Bonpoint)


So happy that Norman's fruit 'n' veg on Berwick street, Soho, suddenly had greengage on display. I love this fruit so much. (The basket, for anyone curious, I got from the medina in Rabat, Morocco).

Charlie Chaplin turns up in Paddington

You couldn't make this up if you tried. There I was about to turn the corner into my street when crossing over from the other side - Charlie Chaplin! Naturally when he came over, I said, I have got to take your photo, okay? And he was cool about it. Made me think of Harmony Korine's Mister Lonely.  

HAIM Forever

Tom Dixon Lights At The Shop At The Dock Kitchen, London

Town Of Runners = Really Good Documentary

London Summer Afternoon

Surface To Air S/S 2012 Featuring Jeanne Damas

Surface To Air - S/S 2012 from Jeanne Damas on Vimeo.

Goodnight Sky Over Paddington

These three pics were taken in the span of just 10 minutes. Nothing like watching a day come to an end...

London 2012 Banners Over Oxford Street - Note Weather

Banhmi 11 Cute Sign at Berwick Street Market

Work Progressing On Zaha Hadid's Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Henry Moore Arch Being ReInstated In Hyde Park

They're rebuilding it behind this green construction wall. It disappeared twenty years ago. When they're done, it'll stare across the Serpentine, up towards Kensington palace in the distance.

Very Cool Batsheva Ensemble Clip

My Favourite Candle

New issue of Fast Company: The League of Extraordinary Women

Stolpersteine, Berlin

Gunter Demnig's Stolpesteine project sees tiles set into the pavements of German cities - with the exception of Munich, whose government refuses to permit them: hopefully this will change - and other European cities, in memory of victims of the Holocaust. The tiles are set into the pavements outside the last known addresses of victims before they were arrested, deported and so on. Early versions of the tiles jutted out of the pavement causing pedestrians to stumble and look down to see what had tripped them: the history that many wish to forget. All recent Stolpersteine are embedded in pavements to avoid accidents. I've seen the tiles in Hamburg and Berlin and they are incredibly haunting, especially when you see people coming and going from their homes, which once were the homes of those whose fate is set in the pavements outside entrances. Anybody wishing to help pressure the government in Munich to permit Demnig to set tiles into the pavements of Munich should google up the Stolpesteine Munich initiative which campaigns tirelessly for a change in the policy of the Munich government and help take action.