Ever wondered what a JMW Turner seascape painting might taste like? Fishy, if you ask chef Rachel Khoo. Or how a Frances Bacon triptych might sound - dark and moodily rockin', if you ask the band Everything Everything. This might sound like some strange experiment in synaesthesia; in fact, its for a video series I've been making to mark the launch of the new Tate Britain...
In a design workshop yesterday, I suddenly realised I wasn't trying. I wasn't contributing to the process by suggesting solutions, I wasn't listening. As soon as this struck me, I leaned forward, started thinking and got involved. Afterwards I felt very happy and left the meeting feeling lighter and much more positive about life. I also felt determined not to let that happen again!
Large, black handsets; flat bodies with curved edges and wrap-around screens: just a few of the predictions that made up the usual clamour preceding the latest iPhone launch. And it was guesswork that - for once - seemed to undershoot the reality. Seriously, if large screens and curved edges are the best we can come up with, then it's a good job we're not in charge of Apple development.
There are few experiences more enjoyably Zen-like than buying in one of Apple's cool white stores. From Singapore to Shepherds Bush the experience is sublimely efficient. The browsing shopper, secure in the knowledge that everything has been displayed in an aesthetically beguiling manner, can be confident that the best is on show and shown to its best advantage. It is what makes shopping with Apple so special.
Something clear when speaking to him, was that this is a brand sweetened with Jamie Laing. From his humour, fun and maybe one or two of his trademark phrases, Candy Kittens is full of life and certainly has plenty more in it. For one week only they have popped up at 261 Kings Road, so pop in and you might even meet the main-man himself.