1st October, 2019
Having admired Eliasson's work for twenty years, I'd expected to love everything about this significant Tate survey. Instead, I began to wonder if I'd over-invested in his ideas.
3rd October, 2017
As I began researching the ways digital tech helps us discover our world, I considered nature’s influence on my formative years and wondered what I might’ve lost.
19th November, 2013
Ice Arena, Nottingham
25th March, 2013
Madison Square Garden
31st December, 2012
Having summarised my year as both 2010 and 2011 drew to a close, I'm learning to enjoy writing these reviews now.
31st December, 2011
The year 2010 was an important and epic one for me, so as it ended I wrote about it in some detail. In doing so, I set myself the goal of documenting each year I survive, and as 2011 was equally epic in some regards, I really want a record of it for the future me.
7th February, 2011
Last week I had the pleasure of providing the keynote and giving out the trophies at the 10th Icelandic Web Awards in a stormy, snowy Reykjavík. I thought it’d be nice to share with you the winners on the night; a chance to see what cuts the mustard in less familiar territory.
18th October, 2008
I was back in one of my favourite Reykjavik bars. I sipped a cup of cold Thule, served by an Icelandic woman, with whom I half-conversed in my rusty Íslenska.
10th January, 2008
I'm doing a lot more cooking these days and learning about food rather than just eating it. My kitchen confidence took quite a knock over the last few years, but I’m back.
9th January, 2008
Eight years ago, I spent the Millennium Eve week in a tiny chocolate-box house by the lake in Reykjavik’s old town. I’d just split from my Icelandic partner of two years, and I was down. Really down.
30th June, 2007
I'm looking for more information about a painting I fell in love with nine years ago in the foyer of the Hafnarborg, in the glorious Icelandic town of Hafnarfjörður.
18th February, 2007
A few of you know that I lived in Iceland for a total of around a year, and I get lots of emails asking about things to see and do in Reykjavík. To save me the trouble of writing back every time, I decided to post up my must-see list here.
27th March, 2006
I'm knee-deep in a laborious project and Sigur Rós are keeping me sane. Recently I rediscovered a rare album of recycled tracks that offers a very different side to their sound.
7th October, 2005
I'm scanning and uploading my sketchbooks. I'm always paranoid about losing everything in a fire, but it also feels liberating to share eight years of pre-blog private thoughts and ideas.
9th July, 2005
Leaves, one of my favourite Icelandic bands, finally came to Nottingham to play an intimate gig to a handful of enraptured people.