Stewart Nash

Responsive designs of album sleeves

Velvet Underground and Nico

As a kid I’d always look at the different sleeve designs between vinyl and cassette but never twigged until last week the similarity between this and responsive web design. Inspired by a blog post from Needmore Designs I decided to put together collection of some of my favourite albums showing how the sleeves transformed between…

Dean Wareham and other current listening

Dean Wareham

Dean Wareham It was an appearance on Rapido in 1990 when I first became aware of Galaxie 500. Initially dismissing them as yet ANOTHER band influenced by the Velvet’s I didn’t really listen to any of Dean Wareham’s music until some of his work with Britta Phillips. Ironically it was their ‘13 Most Beautiful :…

Design A Website For Your Mother

Design Websites For Your Mother

Every now and then you stumble across an article that really hits the nail on the head (excuse the analogy). ‘Designing User Interfaces for Your Mother’ is one of those articles. Just as Apple products have taught us a whole new language in gestures, web design seems to be going down a route where you…

Collaboration

Stop, collaborate and listen

I think it was Belouis Some who said “collaboration, will make a man of you” back in the 1980’s. Okay he didn’t, but he should have. Sadly you all too regularly read tweets and message board postings similar to the one below. Now I know this tweet was a joke but sadly this kind of…

NFC Goes Mainstream

NFC payment

It was good to see on the news today that five of the major high street banks are going to integrate NFC into their smartphone apps, this is another step closer to a world without plastic cards bulking out your wallet. I’ve watched the developments of NFC closely including local company Proxama who have been…

Slowdive – Souvlaki

Slowdive - Souvlaki

When Souvlaki was released in the spring of 1993, I couldn’t have been any less interested. Shoegazing was now a dirty word and all my friends and I were frequenting clubs like Sabresonic (Andrew Weatherall’s night in Vauxhall) and Megadog (at The Rocket down Hollaway Road). Why would I want to listen to some has-been…

2013 in music

Now That's What I Call Music!

Looking back at 2013 it seemed that every week there was another album released that I had to listen to, never before in my life can I remember a time when so much great music had become available so often. Maybe its just easier to access new music (of course!) or maybe people are getting…

House Music Revival

House Music

I was surprised to see a report on last night’s Channel 4 News about the revival of House Music. Maybe it’s my age but it feels like it has never gone away, there’s always been great house orientated dance tracks around. Perhaps if you’re a teenager today it feels very different. Whilst the charts recently…

Virgin Money

Virgin Money

I have worked for Virgin Money twice now. Initially in the 90′s I worked within IT as a Configuration Analyst. Recently I have been employed as a Ecommerce Manager for the company including campaigns on their main website, iPad App and their charity website Virgin Money Giving.

RIP Lou Reed

Velvet Underground

I’m genuinely saddened to have just heard the news about Lou Reed who died today at 71. From the release of ‘Andy Warhol’ in 1967 until his work with Gorillaz in 2010 (where he got to play the main stage at Glastonbury) Lou Reed released many great records. The Velvet Underground & Nico’s ‘Andy Warhol’…

Sonic Cathedral

Sonic Cathedral

Recent responsive website I built for one of the best independent record labels in the world today. Spotify and Soundcloud playlists are below if you’ve never heard anything from the label.