Sunday, July 27, 2008


The cute factor here at Tiki Chris manor has just been cranked up to 11. Yep, Emiana and I got kittens. Two little 10 week old brothers, which we'll likely call Marmo and Sandokan.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Anothernotalotta Week in Review (July 25, 2008)

London Daily Photo: Please Explain by Chris Osburn © 2008

Anothernotalotta Week in Review

I almost published one of my Offline posts instead of this review. But that would have meant I then would need to find the time to post when I came back Online. I've hardly been in front of the monitor this week and just haven't had the time to blog.

Anyhoo, I did manage to
keep up with my London Daily Photos and to check out a pretty cool StolenSpace exhibition and pop over to Paris to take some Marais graffiti shots for Juxtapoz. Anything else? You'll just have to wait until I find some time to blog about it!

Enjoy your weekend,

ontoLondon - ontoTravel - Tiki Chris Presents

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Paris Graffiti (Juxtapoz)

Photos: French Street Art
Photography by Chris Osburn
Thursday, 24 July 2008

Our UK-based buddy
Chris Osburn branched out and hit up France for a little vin and fromage and a lot of great street art.

See all the
French Street Art photos.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Under a Red Sky Group Show at StolenSpace (Juxtapoz)

Photos: "Under A Red Sky" Group Show
Photography by Chris Osburn
Friday, 18 July 2008

Click here for all the photos.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Da Week in Review (July 18, 2008)

London Daily Photo: Leather Lane Market by Chris Osburn © 2008

Da Week in Review

This week, I ...

- made Mai Tais,
- had some yummy oysters in Whitstable, and
- enjoyed a decent curry for lunch in The City.


Enjoy your weekend,

ontoLondon - ontoTravel - Tiki Chris Presents

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Because You Asked (How to Make a Mai Tai)

Recently, more than a couple of folks have asked me about how to make a Mai Tai. Here's my recipe, kinda sorta based on the recipe of Mai Tai originator, Trader Vic. It could probably use a bit of tweeking but I'm rather inclined to keep it as is and no one's complained yet.
  • 2 jiggers of Jamaican rum (Appleton Estate Reserve)
  • 2 jiggers of Martinique rum (St James)
  • ¾ jigger of orange Curacao (Yes it must be orange!)
  • ¾ jigger of Trader Vic’s Rock Candy Syrup or Saint James’s Sucre de Canne
  • ½ jigger of orgeat (to be honest, I’ve recently been using Italian orzata)
  • Juice from one fresh lime
  • Shake vigorously with crushed ice
  • Add a sprig of fresh mint and a maraschino cherry
  • Enjoy!

There are a gazillion valid recipes out there and lots of opinions. And if you're looking for a good one at a bar in London, the best I've had have been at Trader Vic's and Trailer Happiness.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Exceptionally Good Week to Review (July 11, 2008)

London Daily Photo: Dead Slow Soar by Chris Osburn © 2008

Exceptionally Good Week to Review

This was an exceptionally good week to be me. I interviewed two awesome artists, monster master Chet Zar and Aussie street artist Stormie Mills as well as the kids from Unchained (an awesome new online guide to indie retailers in London). I chowed down on a rib eye while being entertained by burlesque dancers ... sampled some chili cheese fries at a new London diner ... roamed around the big ole Battersea Power Station ... and learned how to make pastasotta.

Enjoy your weekend,

ontoLondon - ontoTravel - Tiki Chris Presents

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Stormie Mills Interview (whitehot)

Chris Osburn Interviews Stormie Mills
by Chris Osburn
whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art
July 2008

Tenacity, humility and belief in the creative process. Think about what you do and make it your own. Following a small component of what you do with the materials you have available may well become a significant component of your work rather than just a nuance. Work hard. It's got to be an obsession, a driving passion. A friend Reg Bolton told me, when I was having a major crisis of direction and confidence, "love what you do, do what you love, the money will follow" for me that's been good advice.

here for complete interview.

Chet Zar Interview (whitehot)

Chet Zar's Ugly American @ Strychnin Gallery
by Chris Osburn
whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art
July 2008

There is no question about it - creating your own artwork for your own exhibition is the best. Nobody is standing over your shoulder and telling you what to create and the success or failure of a show rests entirely on your own ability. Fine art is all about freedom for me and being a cog in the machine on the films of other people is a lot less fulfilling and does not offer much freedom. Once in a while you get to work with a director who actually respects your art (Guillermo Del Toro or Adam Jones on the Tool videos, for example) and lets you really be part of the creative process.

Click here for complete post.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Nottalotta Week in Review (4th of July, 2008)

London Daily Photo: You Can Run But You Can't Hide by Chris Osburn © 2008

Nottalotta Week in Review

There was plenty of activity for me this week, just not much of it online. Anyway, I did start blogging for Qype (about Clerkenwell, an awesome photography exhibition at Tate Modern, and London from a photographer's point of view). I also had some very fantastic tapas on Sunday. Yum.

Enjoy your weekend,


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