Last weekend I was part of the audience at “Jack Hinks” headline gig held at Cabaret Voltaire, and it was quite some show. The collaboration of Guitar (Jack Hinks), Vocals (Jack Hinks and Fiona Liddell), Violins- yes two violinists! (Fiona Liddell and Hannah Dickson), Drums (Gab Zat) Piano (Sam Thorne) and Bass (Will Bleasedale) was so refreshing to see and had set my expectations high- I was certainly not disappointed, not even close.
Lynette Gray is the reason I first got excited about blogging and the creative industry in Scotland. Back in 2013, I assisted talented photographer John L Need with a photoshoot for Lynette’s emerging fashion brand Angel Pixie Love.
At the time, I was setting up my journalistic blog The Question Cove (http://thequestioncove.wordpress.com) and was so fascinated in Lynette’s story that I decided she would be my first interviewee.
Yesterday we reunited over coffee and I heard all about her exciting new project, Unexpected Art.
On a rainy Thursday morning Ruth popped to The West End Fair in Edinburgh to check out local talent from the craft-o-sphere, and discovered a whole host of fantastic creative products and chatted to some lovely designers.
A firm favourite was Carol Capaldi Crafts – a stall crammed full of quirky, kitsch gifts. Her vintage upcycled mosaics adorned everything from tile wall hangings to a guitar (which is firmly on the wishlist for a certain someone’s birthday present!) Check her out on Etsy!
Another fab company was Eclectic Shock. They were offering exquisite costume jewellery, from cuffs made with dismantled pocket watches, to pendants dangling with tiny jars of fairy dust. Other finds included gorgeous stained glass decorations, hand painted feathers, stunningly delicate fashion illustrations and The Edinburgh Bow Tie Company,
Hey lovely readers, Ruth here! Sorry for the delay in posts, content will be regularly updated again now that I’m back from my holiday. Which leads me to the focus of this very post- I was lucky enough to visit Norway for two weeks, and was totally inspired by the stylishness of Bergen and Oslo, as well as the breathtaking scenery of fjords, glaciers and mountains in more rural parts of this fabulous country.
Urbanity has recently joined Pinterest! It’s our go-to website for instant inspiration; you can follow us by clicking here. One of our favourite boards is Wanderlust ; a collation of amazing places to visit, so we condensed it down into a beautiful blog post with ten of our must-see destinations. We hope you are inspired to create your own travel bucket list!