Happy SMIZZmas: my holiday message to you

It’s the annual Smizz Christmas card!! I couldn’t decide which one to share, so I’m sharing them as a collection. As we celebrate the holidays, and enter into a new year – let’s remind ourselves that love is trust, empathy, humanity, mutual aid, and care. A society built on such love is a strong society—probablyContinue reading “Happy SMIZZmas: my holiday message to you”

The Heart of The Matter: Hope.

About 2 weeks ago I found out that I’ve been shortlisted for another award, this time for — “Most innovative student-driven digital tool” — for the design of my *future* Radiotherapy Treatment Patient Information App – “RADcare”. And I’m still blown away by the shortlist. I don’t think I’ll win, but this definitely feels like one ofContinue reading “The Heart of The Matter: Hope.”

A Story of forgiveness, learning to trust again & my 10 years with Ed Miliband as my MP.

Now, I don’t want to preach, or tell you who to vote for in this upcoming election. Some of you have probably already voted by mail too. But I want to share with you a story of such, and hope that if you were feeling disillusioned, that you will use your vote for the betterContinue reading “A Story of forgiveness, learning to trust again & my 10 years with Ed Miliband as my MP.”

“Can Someone Rub My Back Like A Concerned Parent, Please?”

I keep googling “Massage Doncaster” hoping that something will come up that doesn’t look like a dodgy nail salon, or someone’s home business or an upscale sex-shop.  (Here’s an example: http://www.twiggyshealthspa.co.uk/ Twiggy’s looks like something off the movie Burlesque) I keep finding this amazing spa place, but unfortunately it’s in Doncaster in Australia. Of course it is!Continue reading ““Can Someone Rub My Back Like A Concerned Parent, Please?””

nearly a year after graduating, reflection: everyday i’m shuffling

Technically speaking i didn’t graduate until November when I officially got my certificate and that. But by transcript and exam board standards and the expiration of my  university log-in username – it has been since June 2010.   It’s nearly been a whole year! Last night I was online stalking some of my favourite artists/peopleContinue reading “nearly a year after graduating, reflection: everyday i’m shuffling”

SLAM FOR JAPAN with CAKE at BANK STREET ARTS

SLAM FOR JAPAN SLAM JAM part 5: Thrown Together now seems like an appropriate title.   At CAKE we will be donating some of our money donated from drinks and any spontaneous donations made by you to the RED CROSS Japan Tsunami Appeal. For every person that attends, the members of CAKE will donate someContinue reading “SLAM FOR JAPAN with CAKE at BANK STREET ARTS”

International Project Space

“Formed in London in 1942, the Design Research Unit was responsible for some of the most important design produced in post-war Britain. It pioneered a model for group practice, being the first consultancy in the country to bring together expertise in architecture, graphics and industrial design. By the 1970s it was one of the largestContinue reading “International Project Space”

We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters

NOTE: This will probably change. this version is NOT going to be published in printed format; but a variation of this article will (alas a BETTER version of it). But you know, please feel free to comment; and yeah. We are all surplus:  why the dark matter of the artworld matters. Dark Matter: Art and Politics in theContinue reading “We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters”

Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 PART 1 (10-6)

Yes, there is indeed still a week or 2 left in 2010 – of which  a movie of a high calibre could be released. However, in the UK, we get movies released behind our USA contemporaries… from as little as 1 week to a gapping 1 year gap! I’m a movie fanatic. I’ve seen prettyContinue reading “Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 PART 1 (10-6)”

book cover archive

The best thing for me working in a bookstore is the book covers. my dream’s wet dream would be to work for Penguin books. it’s a curse being so interested in design and book formats working in a bookstore chain as i find myself sneakingly look around to see the typography layout, the paper, theContinue reading “book cover archive”