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19 Sep 2012
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

She Lay down…

Well she also lay down in the forest…which for all intensive purposes looked ever-so-much like the sea…

and this summer especially found it replete with coral looking fungi…

Well I know there’s a decorating project in here somewhere.  So lets don our best Bob Dylan chapeau and off we go…

It’s my Bajan friend who points out….’everything here looks like the sea!!’

and the more I look – the truer it becomes.

The pekes want to know ‘what IS all this all this divine smelling stuff!’

And in the end it’s a handsome collection of conch fungi….the type we used to carve as children.  Now that brings back memories.

4 Sep 2012
avatar Author: NH Design

NICKY HASLAMS FIRST SINGLE “TOTAL CONTROL”

PURCHASE ON ITUNES

ON VIMEO

FROM: DAVID OGILVY, PRODUCER, WESTERN STUDIOS, LONDON.

PRESS RELEASE

TOTAL CONTROL” IS THE FIRST SONG TO BE RELEASED FROM “MIDNIGHT MATINÉE”, THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM PRODUCED BY DAVID OGILVY, WHO PRESENTS NICKY HASLAM, BETTER KNOWN WORLDWIDE AS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER AND AUTHOR, IN A NEW PERSONA AS A VOCALIST, BACKED WITH ORCHESTRATIONS, ON  A LINE-UP OF SONGS RANGING FROM STANDARDS TO CONTEMPORARY, FROM IRVING BERLIN TO GUY CHAMBERS….. “I WROTE THE MUSIC FOR HANNAH ROTHSCHILD’S BBC FILM ON NICKY” SAYS OGILVY, “AND THOUGHT THEN THAT I COULD DO SOMETHING WITH HIS VOICE, HIS UNIQUE WAY WITH LYRICS. “MIDNIGHT MATINÉE” IS THE RESULT OF A YEAR OF WORKING TOGETHER, AND IT’S TURNED OUT PRETTY WELL”.

ON “MIDNIGHT MATINÉE”, NICKY IS JOINED BY A HOST OF LEGENDARY MUSICIANS…. BRYAN FERRY, NICK MASON, BOB GELDOF, CILLA BLACK, AMANDA ELIASCH AND SEBASTIEN LEON AMONG THEM, WITH SPOKEN PASSAGES BY RUPERT EVERETT, TRACEY EMIN, A.N. WILSON AND OTHERS…. TO SAY NOTHING OF GRETA GARBO, MARIA CALLAS, AND NOÈL COWARD, OR HIS ROYAL AND IMPERIAL HIGHNESS PRINCE JOÃO OF ORLEANS AND BRAGANZA.

“MIDNIGHT MATINÉE”, NICKY HASLAM‘S HIGHLY INDIVIDUAL DEBUT ALBUM—A KIND OF SURREAL AUDIO-JOURNEY—IS ALREADY BEING TALKED OF AS A COOL ADDITION TO THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SCENE.

THIS SINGLE, “TOTAL CONTROL”, AND ITS ACCOMPANYING VIDEO DIRECTED BY CANADIAN FILMMAKER DOUGLAS ARROWSMITH, IS AN INTRIGUING EXAMPLE OF THE ALBUM’S UNIQUE CONTENTS.

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28 Aug 2012
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

Why not fill a pretty conch with concrete and use it as a doorstop!

23 Aug 2012
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

And the blogging is silly.  I can’t help myself, and I laughed with glee when it was revealed to me that Frederic Edwin Church, that OH so important central figure in the Hudson River school of painters….sanded back this fine antique acquisition because he found the dress ‘too white’!!   Gasp’s all round, but makes perfect sense to me and I feel he did indeed improve it – but there I give myself away as a decorator I suppose don’t I?   Reckless disregard for the fine arts.  Well Elsie (Mendle – is there any other?) would have approved, I’ve no doubt what-so-ever!

16 Aug 2012
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

Much of spring was spent touring the beauties of the Hudson River Valley with the Attingham Trust…36 houses in 10 days meant I could barely breath! But a favorite (and there was more than one I confess), was Montgomery Place with its Classic Revival charms and passionate views of the Catskills. I mention it primarily because it’s open to the public and being only an hour outside of Manhattan, it is well worth a little drive with picnic basket in the boot (or the trunk I suppose but that doesn’t sound very romantic does it?)

Don’t I LOOK pleased!!