The Bucket & the Shower

Examining bathing, modernity, heritage and nostalgia in India

Disorderly Design

In praise of local idiosyncrasies – India vs Singapore & global homogeneity

Ophelia Bears Down on Harvey

Reflections on the shaming of Harvey Weinstein


Brand Worlds
Contributions From


Opal Cerdan

Author, critic, on the faculty of Tourism & Women's Studies at the Welsh campus of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Benllech, Anglesey. One of Opal's main areas of research is cross-dressing and subjectivity in Welsh political activism, with special reference to the Rebecca Riots of the 1830s and 1840s. She is also a postmodern cake designer creating fantastic icing sculptures with alcoves wherein may be displayed actual cake. Much acclaimed & decorated internationally, with awards for her work at the interface of patisserie, cultural insight & cyborg theory.

Benllech, Anglesey, UK

Jake Pearce

Born in UK & resident in New Zealand, Jake splits his time between NZ, Australia and Europe.
 His obsessions are understanding the future, new stuff and meaningful communication. Two websites reflect Jake's current interests: 

1. Generation C (digital natives) & innovation at 
2. Referral Marketing 

 Jake worked at Added Value (the first dedicated brand strategy company), moved to Amsterdam to help set up 'consult, specialist marketing arm of Y&R, then to NZ which, with its cultural vibrancy and can do attitude, he sees as a global incubator for innovation. 

Auckland, New Zealand

Colette Sensier

Colette grew up in Brighton, UK, and started writing poetry, publishing Skinless with Eyewear Press, before branching out into short stories, web marketing, charity comms, a novel about an Eighteenth Century Mauritian feral child, and finally brand research. She was educated at Cambridge and UEA, where she studied English and Creative Writing, has spent a few months each in Bulgaria and Greece, and currently works at Nursery Research in London as a qualitative researcher for brand communications.

London, UK