Call it a dose of man flu if you want, and you may well be right, but that's why it went very quiet here last week. Now I'm not asking for any retrospective sympathy, but suffice it to say that I went a whole seven days without a single cup of espresso. Believe me when I say that that's serious.
But enough about me, for there's been lots of stuff going on while I've been away, so it's going to take a little time to catch up. First of all though, I had to miss out on the private view for the latest exhibition in the shape of things series. This one is a collective and includes all of the artists who feature in the series. On now until the 6th November in sunny Notting Hill, at the flow gallery (for you fellow designers out there, it's just a few steps up the road from Pentagram). So make sure you pop along - you won't be disappointed.
And make certain to buy a copy of the extremely well-designed catalogue (otherwise all my hard work would be in vain).
I don't know yet what he's showing there, but I'm sure there'll be something amazing from Taslim Martin, who I've told you about before. It's a sign (and a jolly good one) that the shape of things is beginning to get some really meaty media exposure, not least of which is a great feature on Taslim in the latest issue of Crafts magazine. And make sure you watch the video on that link. Pay very special attention and you might even see my feet entering stage left at 4 minutes, 14 seconds: