Wednesday, 29 June 2011


'I can rip out the roar
from the throat of a tiger,
or gargle with fire
or sleep one whole night in the Minotaur's lair,
or flay the bellowing fur
from a bear,
all for a dare.
There's nothing I fear'.

extract from Carol Ann Duffy, 'Delilah'

I was in the Lorimer subway station today in Brooklyn and there was a beautiful boy playing slide guitar and when he started singing i got goosebumps all along my arms even in the heat of the subway stayed with me the whole way up to 42nd street... it sounded like late night bars on the outskirts of town with ropey strippers dancing on tables, dollar bills tucked into their knickers, it was riding horses accross sun parched prairie lands with a dry mouth and big heart and the sun going down behind the mountains like a phoenix rising up from the ashes, it was a neon cross outside the church ground with a sign saying Jesus loves you and a bunch of choir boys in white gowns singing acapella at sunday service in Texas. It was so good it made me sad and happy at the same time, i think maybe that's what you call bittersweet.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


Ah .....New York you lover of stars, massive food portions, steaming manholes, good smells, bad smells, bedbugs, cockroaches, dingey bars (Mars Bar you know who you are), this is the the only bar i've ever experienced where in the toilets i didn't want to touch anything including the toilet paper, ice is a luxury and drinks are served straight up hard as nails, you take what you're given. Propping up the bar is a bunch of people who could only be described as a bag of broken biscuits, a jammy dodger with no jam, half a bourbon creme etc... and they have the Pogues on the jukebox. It's good to be back in the city with  cars big as bars and rivers of gold.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


I got this image from my beautiful friends Poppy's blog. I haven't seen something so perfect in ages.I love her blog, it's so honest and always makes me feel calm and grounded which is just like Poppy is.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011


So my awesome buddy Joe who is the creater of Duffy Jewellery is known as 'Little joe'. Now Little Joe is actually a 6ft 5 muscle bound beanpole heartbreaker of a man but because he has two older brothers he's been called 'little' since he was a nipper, it's very confusing because now he is massive. Anyway Joe is a very talented artist and Jeweller and his new shop is opening up on Thursday 15th June on Redchurch street next week.

Look how sexy Joe's new shop is, all dark and moody. I was with him when we found that turtle there on the wall. I am still jealous of it. I wish it was mine.

It's not just a shop debut, it will also showcase his new collection 'Memories of Innocence'.Be there or be Square.