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Beautiful Birds Colouring Book by Emmanuelle Walker: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

Illustrator Emmanuelle Walker has adapted her award winning Beautiful Birds book for colourists to enjoy. I caught up with the talented bird lover.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I was aware of the gorgeous Beautiful Birds A-Z book before it was turned into a colouring book, so I was very excited to see that it had been translated into a new interactive version. I tracked artist Emmanuelle Walker down on Twitter to find out more about her spectacular avian friends. If you love birds or you're just looking for a gloriously different colouring book to get lost in, this is one you should try.

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How did you first hook up with Nobrow/Flying Eye and how did your original Beautiful Birds book come about?
In 2013 I saw a tweet from them saying that they had a spare spread for Nobrow's annual magazine. I sent them a link to my work and they immediately sent me an email. They wanted to meet me.

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Melody Rose Ceramics: an interview with fine bone china homeware designer Melanie Roseveare

Introducing the wonderful upcycled and fine bone china ceramics of designer Melanie Roseveare, soon to be featured on my brand new market place.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Designs by Melody Rose first caught my eye at the Renegade Craft Fair a few years ago, and then I bumped into the lady behind the brand at Tent London […]

Reports of Snow: an interview with Abe Davies of Reichenbach Falls

Reichenbach Falls is a collective that features members of Cornershop, Little Fish, Viarosa and Goldrush. Together they have created a lush album tinged with hints of Americana.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Reports of Snow is the new album by Reichenbach Falls, a collective headed up by singer songwriter Abe Davies, and based out of Oxford, that ever burgeoning hub of musical […]

My Top 10 Favourite Things To Do in Montreal

There is so much to do in Montreal that I thought I'd put together a short guide to my favourite things: including Poutine, racoons on Mont Royale, avante garde food at Europa and so much more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Brut Design, Bye Bye Bambi, AQUAOVO

Homegrown design talent from Montreal showcased in containers on McGill College Avenue during Festival Mode et Design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Design by Bye Bye Bambi. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Sitting in bright blue containers between the two catwalks on McGill College Avenue there were a series of showcases for […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Beige-Moi presented by Hotel Le Crystal

Montreal design houses Bodybag by Jude, Mélissa Nepton, Renata Morales and Mulcair were asked to present outfits along the theme of Beige. Boring, you might presume? Never! Particularly loved the floaty embroidered gowns by Renata Morales.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beige-Moi by Caitriona Moore. Beige-Moi presented by Hotel Le Crystal was a new concept for young designers to show edited outfits from their current collections along a theme of cream, […]

MAC Semi-Precious Collection: New Mineral Make Up Range from the Mata Atlantica Coast of Brazil

MAC launched their latest make up range in the US last week, but it's coming to the UK very soon. Introducing MAC Semi-Precious, based on semi-precious minerals Bronzite, Black Tourmaline, Gold Pyrite and Lilac Lepidolite, mined on the Mata Atlantica Brazilian coast.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MAC Semi-Precious range by Antonia Parker. Her lady wears Hint of Sapphire on eyes, case Geo Pink on lips, sildenafil Warmth of Coral blush. The background is inspired by Blue […]

Competition: win a pair of VIP Golden Lanyard all expenses paid tickets to Montreal Festimania this summer!

Montreal Festimania takes place between mid July and mid August 2011, showcasing the very best of the arts across 11 different festivals. Read on to discover how you can win a pair of all expenses paid tickets to Canada.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I love a good festival I do, pilule and I am really excited because I have been asked to attend a brand new month long showcase for the Canadian arts […]

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Kate Stelmanis of Austra talks about touring Europe with her debut album Feel It Break

The marvellous Feel It Break came out this week. It's a magnificent tour de force that features the breath-taking vocals of the classically trained Kate Stelmanis of Austra. Just lush.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Austra by Karolina Burdon. Truth be said, pills I have been thoroughly wowed by the debut album from Austra. Maybe it’s the strong influence of The Knife, medicine a band […]

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An interview with the Smoke Fairies

Smoke fairies play the guitar with their eyes closed, and sing like heavenly creatures. The Sussex girls have toured with artists such as Bryan Ferry and Laura Marling. I caught them after they'd just completed their own headline tour. Here's my interview with Smoke Fairies.

Written by Helen Martin

Religious to Damn Illustration by Gemma Smith Religious to Damn‘s lead singer is Zohra Atash, more about a cool lady with a batwingged 70s style, look a voice a bit […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Mark Fast

Mark Fast proved once again that high fashion can look better on girls of a realistic weight. His innovative knitwear appeared on a range of differing sized models at Somerset House on Monday 21st February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Masha Ma A/W 2011 by Liam McMa Masha Ma A/W 2011 by Natsuki Otani. Masha Ma is undoubtedly one of my very favourite designers right now so it was with […]

The Art of Fashion at the Whitechapel Gallery: In Conversation with Erdem Moralioglu

Fashion hunk Erdem Moralioglu discusses the art that has influenced him the most… but does there really have to be a message in the medium?

Written by Matt Bramford

Joe Worricker by Karina Yarv. Joe Worricker was indeed wearing stars on his face, generic as declared on twitter twenty minutes before I arrived at his gig. I could hear […]

Album Review: Born Ruffians – Say It

Toronto's Young Bucks dazzle us with the follow up to their 2008 album, Red, Yellow & Blue.

Written by Rachel Clare

God Bless Canada. Quietly producing some of the most influential and downright awesome musicians known to all mankind (I’m talking Neil Young, viagra Joni Mitchell, treat Leonard Cohen & Arcade […]

The New Pornographers – Together – Album Review

Canadian supergroup led by AC Newman returns, their latest album being a rip-roaring collection of joyful harmonies

Written by Ian Steadman

ew pornographers “When I found out our record was coming out the same day as Broken Social Scene‘s I wanted to call Kevin Drew and shoot a little promo video, […]

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Dirty Oil: Marina Pepper reviews the new film about the horror of the Canadian Tar Sands

The Co-Operative are sponsoring screenings of the new film Dirty Oil, which follows the troubles of the Cree Indians as they fight the corporations who exploit the Canadian Tar Sands. Illustrations by Daniel Almeroth.

Written by Marina Pepper

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth. Back in the days when climate change was a vague notion – something for the 22nd century, order a problematical J curve for academics to ponder […]

Film Preview: Dirty Oil

Eleanor Whalley previews new film Dirty Oil, which explores the sticky topic of tar sands extraction in Canada. Not nice stuff. Illustrations by Laura Callaghan.

Written by Eleanor Whalley

All images courtesy of Laura Callaghan Where would you assume America most of its oil from? If I’d been asked a couple of days ago I think I would have […]

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Protest against RBS’s investment into Tar Sands

Role-playing, shouting and mass dying to protest against Tar Sands destroying areas of ancient forest larger than England.

Written by Adam S

The Emerald Isles Lisa Hannigan has had a sparkling 2009. You may recognize her talents from album “O” by Damien Rice on which she featured on most of the tracks. […]

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Earth Listings: 9th – 15th November

Written by Adam S

Another week of plenty of chances to listen, treatment learn, cialis 40mg get involved or take action around the country. Copenhagen info evening Tuesday 10th November 2009 The prospects for […]

Ecojot: Joining the Jots

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Written by Alice Watson

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Turn Le Page onto a New Vision of Femininity: Catherine Le Page.

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Written by Roisin Conway

The eponymous release from New York based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has everything you could want from a summer album. A certain been-in-the-sun-too-long hazy-headyness without the too-much-ice-cream […]