What we consumed this spring.

Ah, spring. The time of peonies and pollen. Spritz and sandals. Daylight savings and delicious seasonal produce. It was also a time of great inspiration at Ellis Jones, with our team reading, listening and watching a variety of content to lap up the longer days. 

If you’re seeking inspiration yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what we consumed this spring.

Rach spring cleaned… her devices…

‘I embraced the spring clean, but for my camera roll, by using the Swipewipe app. It accesses my gallery and presents the images – like people on Tinder. Swipe right to keep, swipe left to discard. Can’t recommend it enough.’

Aidan, James and Lisl had their eyes glued to the screen watching…

Ghosts. It’s a fantastic British comedy: wacky, witty, self-effacing and, at times, heartfelt.’ – Aidan

‘I’ve been watching Alone. It’s a show where survivalists…survive, out in the Canadian wilderness for money. It’s brutal, mostly unpleasant, and completely captivating – especially for someone with no survival instincts whatsoever.’ – James 

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon (possibly the best spin-off from the main series so far), The Winter King and Painkiller, which follows the story of Purdue Pharma’s role in causing the opioid crisis.’ – Lisl

Olivia was busy consuming – and busy categorising her consumption…

Eyes | Ears | Eat | Escape | Education

David, Adam and Katie read…

The latest edition of The Paris Review. I am a perennial subscriber, and love the mix of contemporary short fiction, poetry and interviews with icons of the genre. It always evokes such a breadth of context, identity and experience – harrowing at times, but always enriching.’ – David

Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut. And Bad Gays: A Homosexual History by Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller.’ – Katie 

‘Nick Cave’s Faith, Hope and Carnage. It’s the transcripts of several long conversations between Cave and Sean O’Hagan that began in summer 2020. Their discussions carry a shade of melancholy, punctuated by unexpected humour.’ – Adam

Vanessa, Hannah and Sara have tantalised their ears with…

‘The Futurist Afro Pop/R&B album Fountain Baby by Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter Amaarae. It is lush, vibrant, indulgent and just so damn good!’ – Vanessa

‘I’ve been enjoying listening to Milo Eastwood’s radio show, The Breakfast Spread, on PBS. It’s a nice eclectic mix of relaxing and more upbeat electronic music.’ 

‘Brunswick brotherly electronic duo, Donald’s House, and also loving the electro-funk album, Intellectual Thinking, by the band New World Music. Melodic deliciousness!’ – Sara