28 October 2016
As you know, we built the site for the London theatre company Tangled Feet quite some time ago, but still, we had never been to one of their productions - well until this week. I knew that Tangled Feet shows are quite physical and feel 'live' and in the moment, and it was great to actually experience this. The actors jumped about and really used their bodies to express themselves and there was a great atmosphere.
This is a story about parenthood, as we follow two different couples as they deal with the arrival of their baby and the first year of childhood. It is not a Disney story, where everyone is perfect and there is a predictably happy ending. Here, parenthood is very complex, sometimes wonderful, and sometimes not. There are high-pitched voices of adoration, caos, post partum depression. We watch how parenthood changes lives, ultimately ending the relationship of one couple, while the other couple stays together despite the end of their party lifestyle.
We swap focus from one household to another, each linked together with comments from the Midwife (played by Laura Mugridge who was amazing), and songs played on children's instruments.
Really enjoyed it. You can learn more here:
Suzan xxPosted in: theatre
21 October 2016Hi the MLE,Almost the weekend right? Well, you’re an hour ahead, so maybe it is the weekend already for you.I’m sure you admire Astier de Villatte as much as I do. Whenever I am in Liberty’s here in London, I go and see their beautiful white tableware. The ceramic is so thin, you feel scared picking it up. This is what makes their pieces so different - but it is also their uneven forms, irregular surfaces, and their milky glaze that covers an unusual black terracotta clay. Something else that sets it apart is that piece is made by hand in Paris. (And it is actually very strong! Yes, dishwasher and microwave safe).I understand that Astier de Villatte is completely unaffordable to most (including myself), this is true. However, this brand is admirable not only for its beautiful design, but because it is made in small batches to be passed on to future generations, friends, or be sold, not simply put into the bin when you’re done with it.Suzan
14 October 2016Hi MLE,Today in London, a project as ambitious in scope as the Human Genome Project was announced: the Human Cell Atlas.This would describe every cell in the human body (approx 35 trillion of them) in a vast atlas that could transform researchers' understanding of human development and disease. If successful, it could impact almost every aspect of biology and medicine in the decades to come.This will be a global effort, that will likely take over a decade to complete, convened buy Wellcome and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.“The Human Cell Atlas is the most exciting initiative to come out of the life science community in a long time. In sickness and in health, cells are the fundamental units of life, and only by knowing our cells will we be able to fully comprehend the mechanisms of human disease.”- Prof Sten Linnarsson, Professor of Molecular Systems Biology from the Karolinska InstituteMOTHandRUST was honoured to be involved in the branding and site:Suzan