• The Wes Anderson Formula

    Wes Anderson’s multi-layered and multi-faceted feature films continue to garner a massive fan base. Since 1996, with the release of Bottle Rocket, he’s moved from madcap independent cinema to Technicolor mainstream without negating his trademark collection of quirks in the process.
  • The Shahnameh: Epic of the Persian Kings by Ferdowsi

    It’s said that if you’re English you must know at least one work by Shakespeare, to be Scottish you must know at least one poem by Robert Burns, and to be Persian you must know at least one tale from Ferdowsi, or to give him his full name Hakim Abu ʾl-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi. For those of you who don’t know, Ferdowsi is one of Iran’s most treasured, revered and influential poets to have ever lived.
  • Top 10 Greatest Artists of All Time

    They’re 10 artists who changed the way we see art, each became the kings of their respective movements, spurning conformity and broadening the philosophy of aesthetics in the process. These 10 masters cross various countries, cultures and civilisations, yet all of them possessed the same aim, which was to achieve beauty in its many forms.
  • Aaron Smith: In Search of the Neo-Dandy

    When it comes to epitomising the Neo-Dandy on canvas, none do it better than Californian based artist Aaron Smith. A graduate of Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, and now its Associate Chair, Aaron has engaged in artistic experimentation for some years now.

Ben Mirza is a freelance blogger, editor, photographer and designer. As a blogger he focuses his attentions on art, design, books, film, music and lifestyle. His writings have been published in numerous magazines across the world, such as Hello, The Untitled Magazine and Menswearstyle.co.uk, amongst others.

Aside from writing Ben is well versed in multimedia storytelling, working with the French radio station Nova Planet in 2010, and continuing to create and produce audio-visual content for various media outlets. His work in this field concentrates specifically on contemporary culture.

On this blog you will find art, book, music and film reviews, design, menswear and all sorts of other posts related to arts and lifestyle, including recipes from a fine selection of guest bloggers.

Ben also produces and presents a podcast called Stuff Talk. To find out more, head over to Ben's biography page.