Here you’ll find examples of my client work and commissioned arts, food, music and travel writing for The Guardian, Munchies, Urban Junkies, Oh Comely, Grazia (originally for The Debrief), Zooey Deschanel’s HelloGiggles, Gizmodo and Tech Radar. Click on each image to read the full article.
WRITING ON MENTAL HEALTH
tHE gUARDIAN: OCD IS HARD TO BEAT
The hard part wasn’t telling people I had obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The hard part is dealing with it.
OH COMELY: FEAR IS A MAGIC NUMBER
I know my fear inside out: it’s the number three and it has been since I was nine. I have been counting ever since.
MUNCHIES: THE ETHICAL CARNIVORE
The belly of the boat is small and covered in rubber matting. There isn't room to not get involved. Among buckets of fish heads and radio equipment, sandwiches and flasks of green tea, Lowe drags up pulling pots full of flapping fish and crabs.
MUNCHIES: foraging with tommy banks
I'm in North Yorkshire, on the edge of the Moors and the Howardian Hills, to see 26-year-old Tommy Banks, one of Britain's youngest Michelin-starred chefs at the Black Swan restaurant in Oldstead.
URBAN JUNKIES: W BRISBANE REVIEW
W Hotels are back in Australia with a Brisbane property that’s a bonafide party spot in the making.
URBAN JUNKIES: BODRUM TRAVEL FILE
An Aegean haven that’s far from the beaten track.
EARTH MAILER: Vampire weekend
The Simon & Garfunkel and Animal Collective comparisons have always been easy, but on these new tracks Vampire Weekend delve into Connan Mockasin, sparse breakbeat and baroque guitar riffs (as well as a little of Happy Monday's Step On - it can't just be us?!).
VILLAGE UNDERGROUND MAILER: HOT CHIP
Whether you listened in home towns or new towns, during last orders on a first date or dawn chorus sunrises with the straight through crew, spangling groove, disco, 90’s R&B, shimmering synths and post punk all find a place in the hands of Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard et al.
URBAN JUNKIES: IT’S ALL SO QUIET
Time offline is likely to be one of the most meaningful trends in wellness for years to come.
URBAN JUNKIES: waste not
How to make leftovers palatable? Bring them in from the cold.
RESTAURANT and bar REVIEWS
URBAN JUNKIES: WILDFLOWER
While Peckham has enough great pubs and street food stands to stop you from ever leaving, luxe and laid back is harder to come by.
URBAN JUNKIES: THREE SHEETS
Blink and you’ll miss it, but that would be your loss, as what Three Sheets lacks in size, it makes up for easily in mixology.
MEMORY, NOSTALGIA AND ASMR
GIZMODO: THE MORRISONS DJ
Artificial intelligence will never be able to replace the human mind because it will never know how well Savage Garden fits into a late-night Pot Noodle run ... or will it? In autumn 2015, I investigated the impeccable taste of Morrison's in-house DJ for Gizmodo.
GIZMODO: ASMR ISN’T PORN
ASMR in its raw form isn’t a turn-on. It’s attention, it’s empathy, it’s focus.