The PsychoBarn at the RA

The PsychoBarn at the RA

Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) by Cornelia Parker RA Sitting in the courtyard of Burlington House, is PsychoBarn by Cornelia Parker RA. Originally commissioned by MOMA in New York, it is fair to say that it’s powerful. This miniature structure has an inescapable presence, an eerie aura about it that draws you in with a chill. This…

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

The latest Wes Anderson, and his second animated, film may not have the same emotional depth and hits that The Royal Tenenbaums and Life Aquatic has, but it is pure Anderson. It brings together all the classic tropes of Anderson’s films that have developed over the course of his work. There’s the narrator, the chapters,…

The Watches of Fears

The Watches of Fears

When it comes to the British luxury market, there are fewer more respected. It speaks to craftsmanship, quality and heritage. These three principals are at the core of Fears, the family watch company founded in 1846 by Edwin Fear and re-founded by his great-great-great-grandson Nicholas Bowman-Scargill in 2016. After years working for Rolex, Nicholas took…

Paris - The 6th or 16th

Paris - The 6th or 16th

My memory tends to capture random moments in life, and one of which was a claim made by a French lecturer that she lived in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Not that I had any interest in her home address, but it was the tone of voice, an astringent sense of pride, that caught my…