There are many places that I wish to visit, and the Middle East is one of them. A few years ago, I wrote a massive feature about Baselword and SIHH (now called Watch & Wonders for Esquire in Dubai. I also wrote had the privilege of writing a review about my own jacket brand (Morley Rose) for Collection Magazine. This publication is based in Lebanon but distributed extensively through the gulf regions. However, apart from a stopover at Dubai International Airport, I have never visited any countries in the Arab Peninsula. Read more
Just over 10-years ago I became a father and it’s the proudest moment of my life. I would be affectionately called an older dad because there’s a 42-year age gap between me and my son. Add to the mix we live in a digital age and so there is a huge generational disparity as well. One of the ways we have connected is via sport and in particular tennis. In my era tennis legends like Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe battled it out with wooden tennis racquets. However, technology has vastly improved over the years and sports equipment manufacturer Head is at the forefront. Recently, Novak Djokovic won his 9th Australian open title using the SPEED PRO, which is made of Graphene (360+ technology). Read more
At the moment the news is dominated by COVID-19 and that is having a broad impact worldwide. In Australia, people are purchasing toilet rolls like they are going out of fashion. it is a worrying time and is a reminder of how fragile our planet really is. Nevertheless (in the best way possible) it is good to maintain some type of normality. That is why I am still focusing on writing on delivering decent content about talented designers. A great example is William Volcoff who is the self-proclaimed creative mastermind of WOLKOV. Certainly, I believe that statement is meant in a playful manner. However, judging by the quality of his new Super Chrome Edition it is apparent William is abundantly talented.
A few weeks ago I discovered a really cool Pilot watch by Mitchell Timepieces just launched on Kickstarter. The owner of the company is an Airforce veteran called Quenton McCallister who is fascinated by Military aviation. That is why his debut watch named the Raider is inspired by historic events at the end of World War II. Notably, it’s a tribute to General Doolittle who led historic raid over Tokyo on April 18, 1942, in his B25 Mitchell bomber.