Published September 19, 2018 Hildur Guðnadóttir’s beaming face emerges from the digital blur. She leans into the camera, her features springing into sharp resolution. Her long hair is tied up into a loose bun with several pixelated spikes, and her bright eyes glitter above a broad smile and she peers from the screen. “Hello!” she exclaims, with warmth, as if greeting an old friend. Hildur is speaking from her studio in Berlin, a sunny peach-coloured room that’s suffused with soft late-summer light. She’s lived in the city for sixteen years. “It feels like home,” she says. “I love going back to Iceland—it’s expansive, and you always have the horizon—but it’s difficult to make a living there as a musician.” “My punk rebellion would have been to be an athlete and be like ‘Fuck you, I’m going running!’” A composer, performer and serial collaborator, Hildur has an … [Read more...] about Alien Communication: From Hafnarfjörður To Hollywood, Hildur Guðnadóttir Hits The Big Time
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0 Have your say One of the most treasured documents in Bruce Rioch’s possession is his father’s military file, dad Jim having been a regimental sergeant-major with the Scots Guards. The file runs to 268 pages, covering many different postings, which ensured young Bruce could enjoy the school run in a tank. For an extract, the former Scotland captain chooses three words from the opening testimony penned by the old man’s commanding officer: “Loyal, sober, exemplary.” “My two sons were reading the file,” explains Rioch. “Maybe they then remembered a conversation we’d had about Argentina. ‘Look at the wording, Dad,’ they said. ‘Loyalty.’ I think in that World Cup Ally MacLeod was too loyal. I was the beneficiary, in that he picked me to play against Peru, but he shouldn’t have done.”Wow. That’s a sober assessment from Rioch about the calamity in Cordoba 40 years ago. You’d have … [Read more...] about Interview: Bruce Rioch on why he shouldn’t have played against Peru
A good pair of hair straighteners is a tool any woman (or man!) should have in their beauty arsenal. Whether you're looking to tame your locks for a day look, or create a more dramatic look for the night, it's worth researching and investing in a pair that won't damage your hair. Luckily for you, we've done some of the hard work for you and rounded up our favourites. With straighteners ranging from £25 to £175, there's one for every budget, and range from ceramic technology to hot air plates. 1. T3 Single Pass X Hair Straighteners £146.95 The T3 Single Pass boasts wide poweful plates that are designed to straighten long, thick or coarse hair in one stroke, or very fast. There's a digital heating system to maintain consistent heat , and 'T3 Tourmaline + Ceramic + Ionic technology' for a long-lasting, smooth and shiny finish. Get it from Amazon for £146.95. 2. Hershesons Titanium Ionic Professional Hair Straighteners £98.00 These Hershesons straighteners are … [Read more...] about 11 best UK hair straighteners 2018 to give you glossy, shiny locks
A beard is not just a facial hair style, it’s an event. From the Milibeard to Jeremy Paxman-gate, the mere hint of a famous person growing a beard can set the internet alight and leave a slew of hashtags and comment pieces in its wake. But it's not only celebs and politicians on the receiving end of beard-related hysteria. The decision to grow a beard can plunge even the meekest man chin-first into the spotlight as family, friends and colleagues offer thoughts and feelings on their new facial hair. This attention might not be such a bad thing, if only it arrived at a more opportune moment. It’s one thing having people gawp at your chinstrap when it’s fully formed, but another to have them judge the shapeliness of your facial hair when you’re still in the process of trying to grow it out. Here, we've clustered together some helpful opinions on how to grow facial hair. Spoiler alert: it’s worth it in the end. Step 1: Let it grow “Out of ten … [Read more...] about Beard grooming tips: how to grow, style and maintain your beard
Published June 12, 2015 Wow, can you believe our bar guide is five years old already? That means, in just 15 years, it will be old enough to go drinking downtown. And it’ll definitely know all the best places when it does. Over the last few weeks, we sent our team (who previously could have been described as “fresh-faced and intrepid”, but are now more “grey-faced and shaking”) to grab a beer, people-watch, and take in the atmosphere of Reykjavík’s many downtown bars, and report back accordingly. In total, we went to just shy of fifty bars. This included a fresh look at all of the places we covered last year. And while that might seem like retreading old ground, downtown Reykjavík is actually a bar merry-go-round on which places are constantly opening, closing, changing spaces, changing floors, changing names, taking back a previous name, or even reviving a long-dead one. Bars here also regularly change hands, and when they … [Read more...] about THE GRAPEVINE’S BIG-ASS BAR GUIDE 2015!