Writing Runes blog posts on metal fashion, featuring macabre designers, diy fashion and the best places to buy metal shirts online.

March 4, 2011 0 Comments

Steff Metal in the Lip Service Webzine

If you’ve never heard of Lip Service before … . The LA-based clothing label is one of the industry leaders in alternative clothing. I’ve been wearing Lip Service for years – it’s one of the few international labels imported into New Zealand and, although I find some of their pieces […]

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December 7, 2010 1 Comment

Announcing – my new website

In my infinite wisdom (since I sooooo don’t have enough to do already) I’ve launched a new website. It’s Grymm & – kick-ass solutions for creative businesses. basically, it’s a blog about running a small business, designed with creatives in mind. Musicians, artists, writers, performers, designers … and anyone […]

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November 17, 2010 6 Comments

Green on Grey: My new Achromatopsia column

If any of you have ever wondered about achromatopsia – the rare genetic eye condition I have that renders me completely color-blind, light sensitive, and legally-blind, you might want to check out my new bi-monthly column Green on a Grey World: Musings on Life with Achromatopsia over at, an […]

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May 11, 2010 2 Comments

Metal History: Runes

Continuing Folk Metal week into it’s second week (thus making it Folk Metal Fortnight – ah, aliteration), I thought I’d talk about those stick letters adorning the cover of every folk metal album – runes. Prior to the adoption of the Latin alphabet – along with everything else Christian – […]

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