Art-Movie-Book is a lifestyle blog about creative people, their work and their stories by creative director and blogger Rachika Marx-Badenhorst. We want to create a community of people interested in the art of living.

I sighed with a smile on my face after reading the last line of this beautiful piece of work. I felt like I had just consumed a hearty, wholesome homemade meal. Birdseye is a story about the amalgamation of sometimes seemingly unrelated personalities, that fill the pressure cooker we refer to…

Art-Movie-Book recently spent the day in studio with Alastair Thomas, the lead singer of the band ShortStraw. We felt it would be a good idea to feature Alastair, because he seems to be like one of those Russian stacking dolls, the ones that, in this case, reveal another talent hidden…

A fantastical world exists on the top floor of a seemingly normal apartment building on one of the most colourful and eclectic roads in South Africa. Long street is one of my favourite places in Cape Town and it was easy to imagine this otherworldly fantasy unfolding up the road…

The Lovesong of Miss Queenie Hennessy is the companion or more like the flip side novel to the internationally acclaimed The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Harold Fry is walking across England to see his old friend Queenie Hennessy, who is dying of cancer and holding on, to see him one…

John Adams wears his heart on his sleeve. This is not exactly what you would expect when you see him from a distance.  If we just added a couple of tattoos and a few piercings, no one will blame you for picturing him in an EFC fighting ring, but instead…

Art-Movie-Book spent the day with Louis Olivier at his studio – The Workhorse Bronze Foundry – on casting day and oh my word!!! What an incredible, all consuming experience to be in that spectacular space, where all the magic happens. This old industrial space, was given a second chance at life…

Art-Movie-Book attended the opening night of Pilgrim – the three-man exhibition currently showing at Lizamore & Associates on the gallery strip in Rosebank. Louis Olivier, Lehlogonolo Mashaba and Nathan Vuuren each individually explore the pilgrimage of the human figure, through sculpture, painting printmaking and collage, each drawing from their own…

I have been traveling through Mexico with a guy called Harrison Shepherd for the past couple of weeks and it has been glorious! I had dinner with Diego, lunch with Frida and breakfast with Lev, walked through the ancient ruins of the Aztecs and experienced the Anti-Communist purge under Truman…