February 16, 2021

Vicarious Sewing

My house is in upheaval. My kitchen has been removed pending installation of a new one, and while the project should be completed tomorrow in fact I have barely seen a worker since the original demolition and I have no idea when I’ll see one again. I have a plan for a sewing project that’s been put on hold: it’s a pattern for a three piece suit that I’ve altered to give a Teddy Boy drape silhouette. Read more

January 7, 2021

Social Media

As I stayed up late last night, rapidly refreshing the news about the minority-elected president of a broken country and his attempt to perpetuate his regime by blocking the peaceful transfer of power, I realised that my relationship with the internet is broken. I was using Facebook and Twitter like an addict, frequently refreshing, looking for opportunities to drop hot takes, seeing what reactions I got. It’s not healthy, and it’s not helpful. Read more

© Graham Lee