Friday, 20 November 2015

New magazine launched: SUPPLEMENT

First copies back of SUPPLEMENT, the new magazine I'm launching with Tom Lardner & Christopher West of PLUS AGENCY and Alex Rayner. It's like an art gallery made of paper and features Stacy Martin (fresh from JG Ballard's High Rise), Deborah Turbeville, Katherine Bernhardt, Albert Watson, Rashid Johnson and long essays on the happiness industry and suburban muscle culture. In all good newsagents and bookstores... More info here.

The Projects

I'm now working regularly with creative agency The Projects*. Long established in Australia and the US, they're now open in London. Look at what they do, here.

In praise of Kingston

I contributed a little bit to Time Out's regular series of guides to the best, neglected bits of London. This time, Kingston Upon Thames. Read it here.

Sonos Studio London

I've been producing a lot of the editorial for Sonos' new venture, the Sonos Studio London in Shoreditch. Check it out, here.

Solo Dining for Mr Porter

New piece for Mr Porter's Journal on the joy of having dinner by yourself. Read it here.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

More art writing...

For the last two years I've been writing for Artphaire, a brilliant contemporary art website backed by the Park Hyatt hotel group. You can read all the features I've produced for them here.

Follow me on Instagram

Where I've got my art/publisher hat on. @no_ufos.

Mr Porter: editorial

I am now writing for Mr Porter's JOURNAL. My first piece - on what your desk says about you - is live now and can be read here.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Petite Meller for The Guardian Guide

I wrote this week's music column for the Guardian Guide, on Island Records' new disquieting pop sensation, Petite Meller. Read the piece here, and enjoy the video here.

BBC World Service

I was a guest on the main morning show, WEEKEND, chatting about the week's current affairs and culture stories alongside Lindsey Hilsum from Channel 4 News. Show archived, here.

Video work for D&D

I worked on a series of video tutorials for the D&D restaurant group, based around the Bluebird restaurant in Chelsea, producing the narrative and conducting off-camera interviews as part of their youtube tutorial series. See the end result here.

Aficionados for White Lines Hotels

I edited and copywrote the beautiful Aficionados newspaper for White Line Hotels this month. Available through their collection of independent design hotels Europe-wide. See more about them, here.

Saturday, 25 April 2015


I am the founder and publisher of NO UFOs, a small imprint producing limited edition photographic books. Our first release is NOUR by French photographer Celine Stella, focussing on the way neon light is used in design, architecture and daily life in Saudi Arabia. Visit the NO UFOs site, here and follow us on Instagram @no_ufos.

Latest for Artphaire

I've been writing more about contemporary art for the excellent Artphaire site. Recent work has covered new shows from Luc Tuymans, Xanti Schawinsky and David Adjaye. You can read them all here.

DJing and music

I've been DJing a bit more recently, generally dub to disco and all the interesting stuff in between at places like Cafe Royal and Forge and Co in London. You can hear the kind of thing I play here.

David Peace's Red Riding Quartet

An old essay of mine on Channel 4's adaptation of David Peace's Red Riding Quartet has been republished by Guardian Books. You can read it here.

House Magazine issue 32

The latest issue of House magazine is out now, edited by me for the Soho House Group worldwide.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Politics for Ask Men

My weekly politics column for Ask Men goes live every Thursday/Friday. You can read them all in one place, here.

Jason Becker for Red Bull

My long feature/interview with Jason Becker appeared on Red Bull's site. Becker was the teen heavy metal prodigy who was struck down by ALS (a kind of muscular dystrophy) in his early twenties and despite paralysis and the other constraints of the disease, has continued to make music. Read the piece here.

The search for the Doves Type

My long feature on the four year quest to redesign, rebuild and eventually dredge up the long lost Doves Type was in the Sunday Times magazine in January. Visit Typespec for more information and to buy the font, and read the story behind the Times' paywall for £1 here.

HOUSE issue 31

I edited the winter issue of HOUSE for Soho House. The retrospective issue, featuring cover star Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Contemporary art latest

Loads of new articles by me up at Artphaire, including pieces on Ryoji Ikeda, Chris Ofili, Eve Arnold and Jockum Nordstrum.

Bluffer's Guide

I have been writing various pieces for the excellent new Bluffer's website on everything from Hamas to Vladimir Putin.

Features for Esquire Weekly

I contributed some essays to various issues of Esquire Weekly. One on the cultural genius of AC/DC and another on the future of employment, which made the magazine's cover.

Teenage punk for Town Quarterly

My first person essay about my teenage obsession with Crass, animal rights and anarcho-punk appeared in the latest issue of Town Quarterly.£5, out now.

HOUSE issue 30

I edited the autumn issue of House magazine for Soho House. It's a technology special and you can read it here.