relatively new east London resident, with a Canadian accent and an
overused UK passport. It's been interesting to create 'home' in a
new place. Being keen on gigs, art & design, architecture,
pubs, photography, bikes, coffee, dance parties and curry - it was
an obvious choice. There is something undeniably great about the
city, and it has certainly fulfilled my quest for a more
interesting career and social calendar, no matter how transient
people here may be.
What I’m doing with my life
live fast, die fun? I am a graphic designer / accidental food
photographer for a well known foodie establishment. Incase design
hadn't already sold my soul, I'm now a vegetarian worrying about
how to make that charcuterie look mouthwatering. The cakes, trips
to France, market wandering, and excess of champagne around the
office have made it worth my while though. Outside of the 9-5 I
focus on soaking up as many gigs, exhibits, pub crawls and finer
points of london living (should I find myself in town). If not, I
am off somewhere further with a backpack and a camera.
I’m really good at
creative things, staying up too late, laughing, dance parties, and
forgetting about my tea until it is cold
The first things people usually notice about me
wondering where in the states I'm from. Or if I've seen 'How I Met
Your Mother'... there's a Canadian in that show. Also if I need to
be ID'd, which I'll try to continue taking as a compliment.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: High fidelity, catcher in the rye, kurt vonnegut
Movies: Anything wes anderson... Though Rushmore will likely remain
a favorite. Moonrise Kingdom, anyone? Zombies are cool too, and low
budget horror films. Kill Bill, Y Tu Mama Tambien, 21 grams, Amores
Peros, and Princess Bride are other gooders.
TV: arrested development, mad men, breaking bad, the killing, the
walking dead, 6 feet under, the office...
Music: elliott smith, of montreal, the black keys, bloc party, hot
chip, arcade fire, tokyo police club, maximo park, death from
above, the new pornographers, the shins etc.
Food: London seems to be a vegetarian heaven, as I'm keen on
practically any ethnic/ fusion food. I really enjoy cooking these
days, or trying out new restaurants.
Places: Rio de Janeiro, markets, Peru, music festivals, regent's
park, Spain, Istanbul, bed, Goreme, the patio at edinboro castle
pub, Budapest garden clubs, somewhere new.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Colours, typefaces and white space. What to listen to next. When
the next bank holiday is. Is that croquembouche leaning a little to
On a typical Friday night I am
trying to avoid 'typical'. Or pretending that i have enough energy
to start the weekend off right.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have no idea what i am doing or where i am going... But that
certainly makes me a lot happier than when i 'had it all figured
You should message me if
you resemble young stalin
you aren't copying and pasting