Phil Betts (dot com) Art & thought

Arran 14 Year Old

“The Arran 14 Year Old is San Francisco in the late 1960s: at its peak it’s vibrant, sweet and herbaceous, but it finishes on a slightly bitter note.” Read my review of the Arran...

W_nderings – 1 November, 2015

Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village Being Swallowed By Nature on Bored Panda [Gallery list] – Just incredible. Artists got ‘Homeland is racist’ Arabic graffiti into the latest episode of ‘Homeland – by Elahe Izadi, Washington Post [647 word news article...

Weekly W_nderings – 25 October, 2015

Things ah’ve been looking at this week. How Tech Companies Are Celebrating Back To The Future Day on TechCrunch [click gallery, mixed media] – It was Back to the Future Day this week, and a...

Weekly W_nderings – 18 October, 2015

Here’s where I’ve been this week: Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec – a brilliant project in which two designers send each other a postcard a week, transforming data from a different aspect of...

Weekly W_nderings – 11 October, 2015

Squash and Gourd Tunnels That Will Simply Amaze You by Grow Something Green – Hyperbole aside, I had no idea gourd tunnels were even a thing, let alone something I feel I now need or...

Oak Oak - Saint-Étienne street art

Weekly W_nderings – 26 September, 2015

Saint Étienne’s urban doodler with a sense of humour [list, 10 images] – Oak Oak [artist website] I adore guerilla street art done in series, making small additions to alter the meaning of a space. These are small,...

anCnoc 2000 Vintage

“The anCnoc Vintage 2000 is like Cady from Mean Girls. It starts out grounded-yet-optimistic with bright complex flavours, takes a somewhat aggressive walk on the wild side, and comes through the experience a little...