Fat, indolent and full of seething contempt for the world, Ignatius J Reilly is one of the great characters of modern fiction. And the scary thing is, he may never have stepped off the draft manuscript.
Just imagine commissioning Dr Seuss for a naming brief... he’d come up with a few options alright. Maybe twenty-three of them. Too Many Daves Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave Had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave? Well, she did. And that wasn't a smart thing to do.
Our latest work for Royal Mail is a new stamp pack celebrating the upcoming XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It carries six rather lovely stamps by designer Howard Brown, and anticipates all the thrills, spills, guts and glory to come at the ‘Friendly Games’.
After years of conscientious, selfless research, I’m pleased to announce that I have finally discovered the perfect wine glass. It’s called Essence, and was designed by Alfredo Häberli for the celebrated Finnish glassware and ceramics company Iittala.