I went on a weekend away to Hamburg the other day. It was warm when I left Berlin so I wore shorts but by the time I arrived in Hamburg it was 12º & raining sideways… my pallid legs were laughed at by a gaggle of natives. The hotel I was staying in – Gastwerks – was rather pleasant; part of the Design Hotels group it was furnished among other things with a copy of Creative Review. The cover image was by a New York artist called Andy Gilmore, whom I’m now a fan of. I really like the kaleidoscopic feel of his pieces. He’s just finished a show at Berlin’s Pool Gallery, which i missed. But if i had a Delorean I’d go back and catch it.