Tag Archives: superstition

The story of the white elephant

‘Don’t even THINK about it!!’ That was my mum’s standard response when, a long while back, she’d tell me a seemingly innocent tale about a friend and I’d retort, with true news hack fervour, ‘What a GREAT story!!!’ (It’s OK. Off-the-record is a term I’m well-versed in). I still feel a fizz of excitement when […]

The story of why Portuguese buildings are yellow and blue

When we were working on Shelfie back in deepest, darkest January, with short shooting days, the colours du jour were irrefutably pale pink, copper and a whisper of green. As we decided upon the blue and yellow cover, it felt like the antithesis to this: bright, bold and the very essence of sunny summers days […]