We went to Prague with little hope of finding good vegetarian food. Often trips in Europe mean endless cheese sandwiches and the odd pizza, with little hope of trying authentic local scran. Bearing this in mind, you can imagine how pleased we were to find two amazing veggie places to eat in the 48 hours we spent in the city.
A lot of bloggers were talking about rainbows and sunshine and positivity in the aftermath of the news of Apple CEO Steve Jobs passing yesterday. It got me thinking about Tom McCarthy’s International Necronautical Society, and our perception of death in the first instance.
Established in 1999, the International Necronautical Society are concerned with ‘surfing the void’ and exploring the conceptual ‘space’ occupied by death.
The First Manifesto (below) was first printed in The Times newspaper in 1999 and is a hopeful interpretation of that which many of us fear the most: the unknown depths of death and dying.
Is the End indeed the beginning?
We visited Milan during fashion week last month. Although the city may not currently hold the official title of ‘fashion capital of the world’ it certainly oozes chic sophistication.
There was plenty of glamour to behold, not least of all on the street where it’s difficult to separate the model-esque Milanese from the international glitterati. We watched the paparazzi in action at the Dolce & Gabbana after show party at Gold Bar, got caught up amongst the photographers outside a fashion show held next to the Duomo (where a Michael Kors ad adorns the cathedral) and gazed at Anna Dello Russo sashaying round the Quadrilatero d’Oro (golden rectangle) in a £15,000 Dolce and Gabbana sequined dress (and some fruity headwear).