Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Carbolic Smokeball

If you're looking for a gift for a lawyer, doctor, dentist or teacher, then a very useful site is Carbolic Smokeball which specialises in gifts for the professions such as the court awards mug pictured opposite.

Friday, June 20, 2008

North Devon's finest

The pictures above are from a fantastic exhibition currently running in Ilfracombe which features work by textile artists Sandy Campbell and Emma Cocker. They've produced a number of stunning sculptural wall hangings and paintings which incorporate materials ranging from beachcombing treasures such as driftwood and seashells through to recycled antique fabrics. Sandy’s work is inspired by the North Devon coastline and through texture, colour and light evokes its wild beauty. Emma's work thoroughly complements this, finding its inspiration on the land in the world of theatre and puppetry and provides beautiful, bold and very striking images. But hurry as it's only on until this Sunday 22 June.

The exhibition is at 17 Watermouth Road, Hele Bay, Nr. Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9QY and runs from 11am until 5pm all weekend. It's a part of Art Trek 2008 and associated with the North Devon Fesitval. For more information click here.

Hele Bay

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Book of Surfing

The Book of Surfing by Michael Fordham is just out and is available from Random House price £20.00. There's also a blog to accompany the book here.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Surfing and health

I see there's another book which has just been published which uses surfing as a metaphor when discussing health and life. It's by Dorian Paskowitz MD and whilst I haven't read it yet, there's a very positive review at SurfLine. Details of the book can be found at AlohaDoc. The author's son has made a documentary called "Surfwise" about being raised on the beach as a surfer for which a trailer can be found here.