Reasons to be cheerful: a Josef Frank exhibition

Walking into the Josef Frank exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum is an instant dopamine rush. A beautiful buzz. Like David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II, ‘It’s a form of two-way therapy.’ An escape from bitter temperatures and bonkers politics. Millions of viewers tuned into the BBC nature documentary last year and as the 90-year-old presenter explained, ‘We crave refuge from horrorRead more

Make it macramé

Making things has never been a strong point. I got myself into a right tangle when we were taught to knit at junior school. The entire class had to knock up a white cotton dishcloth and I ended up staying behind after lessons because mine looked like a string vest. Even though I haven’t boughtRead more

A Room With A View

Have I told you we can see Big Ben from the end of our road? No, we don’t live on Downing Street, Mr TNMA is certainly not part of the Brokeback Coalition and That’s Not My Age mansions is not a fancy pants penthouse in central London. We live in a humble two-bedroomed flat, onRead more

Mid Century Modern: Zoe Murphy

Margate. The Kent coastal town that provided inspiration for JMW Turner and TS Eliot, may not be what it used to be, but it has been featured on The Apprentice… and is still surprisingly influential today. ‘Until I moved away to university, I hadn’t really thought about living miles from the coast or not havingRead more