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Aimee Lewis
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Dolly: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill.
After taxing myself with a classic novel I decided I needed some light relief. A good ghost story by gripping bone-chilling storyteller Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black, sat on my shelf and looked just the ticket. The book had been a Christmas gift ...

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is such a classic that many people assume they must have read it when they were in school. A visit to the Rock and Rebellion exhibition at the V&A reminded me that I had not. Kesey's book, explained the informative exhibition...

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His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
His Bloody Project is put together as if a collection of court documents, and so it is is titled. It tells the supposedly true story of the murder of Lachlan Mackenzie by a crofter called Roderick Macrae in the Scottish highlands in the 19th century. We vie...

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The Island by Victoria Hislop
You must read this book. For the last two years I've been struggling to connect with novels. Perhaps I didn't love them as much as I used to I thought. Perhaps the lure of smartphones and internet news, TV boxsets and movies so easy to hand had killed my lo...

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Google Duo ads make me well jel
These ads to promote video calling through google's Duo service make me wish I'd thought of them. They are very funny and cute. I especially like the lost sock talking to his partner.

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Spike Jones for Kenzo
The world is going crazy for this Spike Jonze directed perfume ad. And why not? It's beautiful, irreverent, weird and good fun. Perfume ads can be the most pretentious type of advertising. So t's really great to see someone making something that people actu...

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Dogs in togs
Photographer Tammy Swarek came up with a novel way of drawing people's attention to dogs in need of adoption from her local shelter, UCAPS. Photograph them in formal looking portraits wearing clothes. I imagine this campaign must have seen adoptions rise hi...

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Photography trickery by Stephen McMennamy
Everyone loves a bit of photographic trickery. Art Director Stephen McMennamy's  combo photos  combine two very different images to seamlessly blend them into surreal scenes where paintbrushes turn into noodles and headphones are seemingly made out of donut...

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Olympic Advertising Gold
Great Britain are in second place on the Olympic leaderboard at this moment. Can we just stop for a second and think about that? We are ahead of CHINA and only the USA stands ahead of us. We are in Silver medal position and compared to the size of these oth...

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Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
I picked up this little beauty at the most surprisingly boring airport on the planet: New York's Newark. Can I stop for a little rant here about how terrible American airports are? LAX is boring as hell too. For two major cities with exciting vibrant cultur...
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