Monthly Archives: January 2017

Interior and design magazines have a lot to answer for when it comes to deconstructing our current notion of home. The tyranny of …

 

Terry Waite was held hostage for 5 years in Lebanon in the late 1980s, after having gone there as the Church of England’s envoy to …

 

Do you and I exist? The easiest way to answer would be to defer to the great minds that have been wrestling with this question for …

 

Look deep into the material structure of this clay vessel and you can feel the unforgiving hardness of the fired stoneware Shigaraki clay …

 

Some of these pots are almost more hole than pot. Tony Marsh’s perforated vessels drift through light and hover in a way quite unexpected for a …

 

The young French designer is making a name for himself as a master of unlikely material combinations. Samy Rio might have only …

 

Coffee is one of the world’s most valuable traded natural commodities, second only to oil. The prized bean is believed to have originally evolved …

 

Like disciples of any new industry, speciality coffee converts are a resilient bunch. We’re prepared to endure growing pains a trends arise …

 

The Charlie Kaufman film is fresh, original and has a romantic depth that makes this one of the most complete film going experiences I have had …

 

45 Years is a great demonstration on how to evoke so many layers of emotion and inner turmoil with a fairly simple filmmaking approach. …

 

Finland is so famously flat that Norway launched an online campaign last year to give its neighbour one of its many peaks. But what …

 

In different cultures and times, the question of what it means to live well has challenged some of the world’s greatest minds. Aristotle …

 

Where was it made? And who by? The rampant rise of globalisation has made these questions both more difficult to answer and more …

 

A three hour hike through dense forests in northwest Spain, will lead you to an eco village called Matavenero in an isolated …

 

Barcelona’s hotel sector in particular has failed to offer a faithful representation of local life. In 2015 the city registered 8.3million …

 

Anne Marie Laureys likens the outer clay walls of her vessels to skin. She has a powerful sense of the physicality and the sensuality of clay, of …

 

When Zaha Hadid Architects docks a parametric glass ship on top of a heritage fire station, there will be detractors. But they’re all wrong. With …

 

The legends of the Old West are written in gold. In the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado, ancient mines currow the land like …

 

When Ken Mihara c signed up to join a pottery club, he had no idea that this decision would change the course of his life. The ceramic …

 

I once a recall a friend saying she walked every Christmas in the footsteps of giants. Rough, blackened, hexagonal footsteps that …

 

There probably aren’t many pages in the annals of human achievement dedicated to donkey traders. But perhaps there should be: without …

 

A Separation, one of my top 10 films, deals with more issues than you can think of: family relationship across three generations, …

 

Most medical schools are fit only for cadavers. Diller Scofidio and Renfro has injected a sense of life into the typology with a tower …

 

It is invigorating when you encounter design. Not some temporary pavilion grasping at a purpose beyond burnishing its designer …

 

Having seen off Chipperfield, Hadid and OMA in a 2009 competition, Christ & Gauntbein has unveiled a controlled exercise …

 

This tiny starlit cabin sees glamping reach new heights. Mounted on a pair of skis on top of the Dolmites, some two kilometres …

 

There are time in life when you need to get away. And then there are times when you need to get really, really far away. Belize is …

 

Most of us carry without our hearts a list of places to visit. And what a lot of people don’t know is that my list has always begun …

 
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