Friday, 25 June 2010

26 Treasures

'26 Treasures' is a new project from writers group, 26.

Over the next month, and along with a selection of fellow writers from 26, I'll be selecting a single item from one of the vast and wonderful collections at the V&A museum, London.

I'll then write a poem, a story or whatever feels right in bringing my chosen piece to life. So, it's my view on the item. In just 62 words - no more, no less.

It's a wonderful project and I already have an idea as to what I'll write about. One of the amazing, Sixteenth Century, chintz fabric dresses from the South Asia room, perhaps. But, we'll see. That's just what caught my eye when I was at the V&A earlier this year.

Watch this space folks!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Interview by Mat Dolphin

The boys at Mat Dolphin recently asked me to take part in their 10 questions blog series which, of course, I was delighted to do. You can read the blog article on their site, here.

I first came across Mat Dolphin, an independent design agency based in London, having seen them on Twitter. I really liked their website, which was packed full of work pieces but also playful ideas and blog posts. Their 'One plain, One fancy' idea is fab. As are their inspiring and, at times, distracting, Tweets. (Distracting because you just have to read them!).

So, if you're part of the Twitterati then you need to follow @MatDolphin.