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1st October, 2019

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life

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

Early connections to nature

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

Sigur Rós

Ice Arena, Nottingham

25th March, 2013

Sigur Rós

Madison Square Garden

31st December, 2012

2012 in review

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

2011 in review

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

10th Icelandic Web Awards

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

Despite bankruptcy, Iceland can still fly an entire pub to London

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

Got any puffin?

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

Ágætis Byrjun

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

Morning By The Sea

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

My brief guide to Iceland

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

Sigur Rós recycled

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

Digitising old sketchbooks

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 at Nottingham Social

Leaves, one of my favourite Icelandic bands, finally came to Nottingham to play an intimate gig to a handful of enraptured people.

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