Monday, 22 December 2008

Circo de Albert Dock

It was a quiet, chilled atmosphere away from the chaos of the Christmas city shoppers at Circo on Sunday afternoon. A perfect location to celebrate the old birds birthday. The polar bear at the bottom of the staircase was my favourite feature, I wanted to take him home with me.

The cab ride home was very festive.

See more pics here:

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

It's coming around again

I can't believe how fast its come around again. What a year! Lots of travelling, catching up with old buddies, meeting some great new people, heart aches, heart attacks, all of the above.

I'm listening to the Sufjan Stevens Christmas album to get into the Christmas mood. You can download some of the songs here:

This has to be the most perfect family Christmas portrait ever.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Capital 'F'

The Christmas party was in Manchester this year which was a great location. It was held at the Great John Street Hotel which was very posh. I stayed in a room there and didn't want to leave. The day after was really sunny so I walked through town and did some shopping. Found this capital 'F' building which was just one of the more interesting pieces of architecture in the city.

One of my colleagues at the party was wearing a great shirt. It was a collection of romance novel book spines and on the cuffs was a full cover. It was pretty amazing.

See more of the Manchester bash at the following gallery:

Fancy footwork

I have to admit that I was worried about how the Liverpool One development would work out. From what I have seen up to now I am more than impressed. The overall design of the area is very beautiful but there are also little gems like the walkway from Q park with its futuristic angles of light. Also, the circular shaped elevators and stairway access from the underground parking which has a strong impression of the Guggenheim in New York.

See more at I HEART LIVERPOOL gallery:

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Stardust Ruins

The artist Liliane Lijn was featured in the BBC documentary Imagine: Let There Be Light. Her work consists of material that NASA use to collect stardust. She uses it to study light. Its fascinating and compelling minuature artworks create beautiful lightforms.

The programme was full of amazing light exhibitions.

View Lijn's site for more info about her and her work:

Monday, 10 November 2008

Pet Lions

I'm listening to this band at the moment called Pet Lions . They are from Chicago. The track "Roman History" is my favourite - have a listen.

Find out more about them on myspace:

Pet Lions website:

Friday, 7 November 2008


Lightmakers is my latest book. It includes photographs taken from recent events in Liverpool that were all about creating light.

By Clare Curran

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Liverpool Lantern Parade

The lantern parade in Sefton Park last night was spectacular. Spooky characters were lurking at every corner while eerie music played in the background. The parade was lit with laser beams and swirling lights that followed the paper lanterns through the park.

There was a magnificent finale with fireworks and flying ghosts around a lantern moon.

My friend Frank stole the show in his crocodile outfit.

See more pics at the lantern gallery here:

The parade is free and takes place every year on Halloween in Sefton Park, Liverpool. You can learn more about the Liverpool Lantern Company here:

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Work in progress

Soft Power

The latest album from Chilli Gonzales is a good one. Favourite track is definitely Slow Down. There is a great video for it here, take a look.

He's a bit of a dish too. See more on his myspace:

Hat party

I was impressed with how much attention some feathers will get you. I might wear this mask every time I go out from now on.

View more pics here:

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

"Foolish Sucka!"

I just watched a great movie called Eagle V's Shark. Its an alternative love story starring the guy from Flight of the Concords. Its a very sweet tale and I fully recommend it. The soundtrack is ace too.

I'm on team shark. Play the quiz on the website and see what team you're on.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

All about evil

You can download the amazing new Copter album from the link below. These guys are from Birmingham and every time I see them live they leave me wanting more.

love Love LOVE them.

Is this me?

Adam Pacitti has launched a nationwide crusade to find a girl he drew from his dreams - a lookalike for the sitcom character famous for her braces and thick-rimmed glasses.

Is this me?

Read the full article here:

And this is Adam's site:


Last night in Calderstones park there was an amazing lightshow called Powerplant. The artists were using natural elements from the park to create amazing light and sound effects.

Some of the lights were really amazing.

Powerplant gallery

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Baby names

I am currently collecting names for an alternative baby name book. The main content will include names collected from spam filters. An example is shown below. We can try to find something useful from all that spam.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

the perfect sunset

I took my new car for a test drive this evening down to Crosby beach. It was a beautiful sunset.

Sunset Sunday Gallery:

tash on the street

You see the strangest things in the street. Someone had lost their stick on moustache.

....and a bra!!!!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

have wings will fly

I got the most beautiful necklace by Tatty Devine for my brithday. Soo priddy!!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

change my name to something more productive like Roscoe

I just noticed on the song Roscoe on the Midlake album, the word Roscoe is sang exactly in the middle of the song. I wonder if it was intentional. Here is what it looks like in the iTunes visualiser.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Blackpool Illuminations

The North West's answer to Santa Cruz.

It was a lovely hot day. We played miniature golf, rode the roller coasters and walked along the pier eating doughnuts and candy floss. I had forgotten how much fun the waltzer was. I did feel a bit ill once it was all over though. Its probably the best time Ive had since coming back from Cali.

Blackpool Gallery

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Home coming

I took a walk down to Exchange Flags today to see our new home. There is a huge sparkly spider residing there at the moment.

More pics in the Home coming gallery

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Your keyword query contained only ignored words.

The search engine refused to acknowledge the words berry or zesty!

Mossley Skies

How pretty do you speak?

I am currently doing some experimentation with the new i-tunes visualiser. I am interested in seeing how different voices talking about certain subject matters look when played through the i-tunes visualiser. I have done two quick examples using a speech from George Bush senior talking about attacks on Iraq and the famous Martin Luther King 'I had a dream' speech. The results were as follows:

Martin Luther King

George Bush Snr

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Mossley Hill Sunrise

It isn't Lake Havasu or the Grand Canyon, but the sunrise over Mossley Hill was still pretty impressive and its right outside my window.


Friday, 12 September 2008

mini fish and chips

We had a party last night in Newz bar to celebrate the fact that we will be moving back to Liverpool very soon. Exchange Flags is the new location and its all very exciting. The party was loads of fun and we had these cute mini fish and chips which were de-lish!!