True Blood: Titles Despite having watched all of series 1 of True Blood I still feel that the titles are by far the best thing about it. There’s an interesting featurette about the making of the True Blood titles and the lo-fi techniques employed instead of CGI. There’s a cut of an early version of the titles at the end of the featurette that uses a different music track. It’s...
Gok Wan on R4's Desert Island Discs →
Found ourselves listening to this while bombing along the motorway. Gok Wan’s descriptions of growing up fat, chinese and gay were quite moving as were the strategies he evolved through this time to manage things. I have a lot of time for Gok. If you get a chance to, listen to the programme: moving and inspiring in equal measure.
Dieter Rams at the Design Museum
If you like designed objects with a minimum of buttons (pretty much anything by Jonathan Ive at Apple) then the Dieter Rams show at the Design Museum is essential viewing. As well as the Rams’ stuff there’s lots of other non-Rams objects that largely show how massively influential he is. It’s a shame the Design Museum is so expensive. Effectively you’re paying money for...