Art & Design

Renaissance-style fast food

A metaphorical two fingers to the healthy eating mafia or a side swipe at the popular trends in food art? German artist Rebecca Rutten, aka Becky Fuchs, leaves it open to interpretation. She simply notes that junk food is generally cheaper and more accessible than healthy food.

Interiors

Introducing Dunfermline architecture – crow stepped gables, art deco beauties and a dash of pseudo brutalism

We’re excited to bring you this new regular feature from Sam Foster of Sam Foster Architects in Dunfermline. Over the coming months Sam will be looking at some of the fascinating buildings and landmarks of Dunfermline and Fife. As soon as you brave an upward look and risk exposing your throat to that biting north-easterly you’ll start to see it: we are  completely and utterly surrounded by a wealth of wonderful, quiet buildings that make the architecture in Dunfermline incredibly

Writing & Film

Web Therapy: cast of Friends and Meryl Streep in a show you may never heard of…

Hard to believe I’ve never come across this before. Lisa Kudrow has been making online comedy Web Therapy since 2008. Kudrow plays Dr Fiona Wallace, a therapist so unimpressed by her clients’ problems she has developed a service offering 3 minute online sessions. It’s such a clever premise that allows for low production costs and lots of famous guest stars, including Meryl Streep and her Friends cast mates. Kudrow apparently plugged away at the project for four seasons attracting talent

Food & Drink

Mimi’s Bakehouse, Edinburgh

Mimi, aka Michelle Phillips, wanted to create a cafe and bakery where customers felt like they were being given a big hug. That may sound sugary  but the pretty retro decor, designed by Eskimo, does indeed feel comforting and the huge old-fashioned shop counter of generously portioned strawberry cup cakes, rocky roads and millionaire shortbreads is a sight for sore eyes.  If none of that works then Scott Clearie, son-in-law of Mimi was giving out actual hugs – to a

Events

Abbot House, Dunfermline celebrates 20 Years

In summer the café at Abbot House, Dunfermline probably has one of the best views in Scotland. From the tables in the very pretty walled garden you can see the historic Dunfermline Abbey. With the 2016 opening of the new museum next door there are plans to link the Abbot House garden to the Museum’s modern garden, creating a larger, more diverse space. The garden is all the more impressive when you find out it is cultivated by volunteers. Likewise

Shopping

Mimi’s Bakehouse, Edinburgh

Mimi, aka Michelle Phillips, wanted to create a cafe and bakery where customers felt like they were being given a big hug. That may sound sugary  but the pretty retro decor, designed by Eskimo, does indeed feel comforting and the huge old-fashioned shop counter of generously portioned strawberry cup cakes, rocky roads and millionaire shortbreads is a sight for sore eyes.  If none of that works then Scott Clearie, son-in-law of Mimi was giving out actual hugs – to a