Saturday, 15 April 2017

Supplement Issue # 4

The new issue of Supplement is out this week. Edited by myself and Alex Rayner, art direction by Tom Lardner and Christopher West at Plus Agency. Art, fashion, photography and music, including Joan Jonas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Joe Mugford on Cosey Fanni Tutti, Jude Rogers on Alexis Taylor and my long piece on how reality TV ate away at democracy., or available from those fancy newsagents in Soho and most WH Smiths.

Longer essays at Medium

I'm now posting my longer essays and features to Medium. You can read them all here.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Chivas: The Blend

Through my work with the projects*, I was recently involved in curating a two-month series of cultural talks and interviews at Chivas' pop-up space, The Blend, in east London. Over the eight weeks we had guests including Acyde, Tremaine Emory, Reggie Yates, chefs Jeremy Lee and Jackson Boxer, writers Dan Davies, Camilla Way and David Nicholls, photographers Ewen Spencer, Paul Hallam, Nina Manandhar and Derek Ridgers and artists Bafic and Jonathan Yeo.

BBC World Service Weekend

I was recently a guest on the BBC World Service's Weekend programme, alongside artist Aowen Jin, talking about the French elections, masculinity, Chinese art and more.

Cancer, cannabis and the search for a cure

My long investigative feature on Britain's network of cancer patients and the dealers, doctors and scientists who are helping them self-medicate with cannabinoids ran in the most recent issue of Raconteur, the high-end current affairs mag. You can read the full story here. Images are by the very talented photographer, Joseph Fox.

Thursday, 24 November 2016


My long interview with groundbreaking artist BAFIC is in the debut issue of CASEBOOK, the beautiful visual culture magazine from the people at Topsafe. There was a fun party at the ICA to launch it.

Supplement Issue 3

Issue three of the big coffee-table sized art/fashion/culture/photography magazine that I co-edit with Alex Rayner, SUPPLEMENT, is out now.

DJing at Merchants Tavern

I've been DJing more on the wonderful vinyl-only soundsystem at Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch. Next set due December 23rd. Pop down for dub/disco/balearic goodness.

Neon Light in Japanese Wired

The book I published with French photographer Celine Stella via my No UFO's imprint is featured in the new Japanese edition of Wired. You can read the piece (in Japanese) here.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Little Book of Wonders

I've contributed an essay on the modern serial entrepreneur to The Little Book of Wonders, a publication produced by Barclays for its top tier customers with the Economist Group. More information on the project here.

Running for Mr Porter

My latest piece for Mr Porter's 'Journal' is live, on the most epic running routes on earth. Read it here.

AskMen update

My weekly column for Ask Men is still ongoing. Recent subjects include suicide bombers on film, mental health awareness for young men, marathon training, fashion trends and axe-throwing. Read them all here

BBC World Service Weekend

Earlier this summer I made another appearance as a guest on the BBC World Service's excellent Weekend programme, alongside CNN's Nina dos Santos. Show archive is here.

DJing in London

I've DJ'd a couple of times recently on the incredible system at Angela Hartnett's Merchants Tavern. Next date for the diary is Friday, October 21st for a vinyl-only trip through dub, disco, afro, balearic and boogie.

Monday, 11 April 2016

SUPPLEMENT, issue 2 - out now

The new issue of Supplement - edited by myself and Alex Rayner - is out now. It's like an art gallery on paper, and features Robert Mapplethorpe, Dennis Morris and Megan Eagles among others.

Physique Culture for The Times

I wrote the Times Magazine's lead feature, THE NEW MR AVERAGE about physique and muscle culture among young British men. You can read it here. (£)

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.