In a period spanning nearly five-years, the European refugee crisis has claimed the lives of millions of civilians fleeing danger and persecution from the Middle-east and the African continent. More often than not, those who remain have had their rights and privileges stripped along with their humanity. However, where there is rain, there are flowers. […]
When, in 2011, Apparat left the cold Berlin winter and headed to Mexico to write and record what became ‘The Devils Walk’, they filmed the entire process. The result was a mini-documentary as inspiring and refreshing as the album that followed. Revisit it below and listen to the album here. See our Mexican retreats here. […]
August brings heart-shaped sunglasses, community, carnage, and a whole lotta beer to the Danish capital with a week-long skate jam all across the city. Much like your classic fringe festival, you experience the city while crossing it to reach the next venue, however, at the CPH open you’re not rushing to the next place to […]
Following coffee cup gate on the set of Game of Thrones, fans were also surprised this week to see a modern ‘For Sale’ sign on one of the Kings Landing buildings (aka Dubrovnik). Although this is not strictly true, you can currently quit your job and purchase this hotel right now for a mere 1.8 […]
Dubbed, “like no other festival on earth”, Meadows in the Mountains is a weekend-long celebration of wellness, tradition and nature in the dreamy and ethereal Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria. Bulgarian folk culture and music is woven into the fabric of all things weird and wonderful here. A place of freedom and exceptional natural beauty, fringed […]
The authors of ‘Fantastic Voyage: How to live long enough to live forever’ claim that we are a mere fifty years away from the kind of science that really will change the world and ageing forever (assuming the world still exists). In the meantime, here are some futuristic health tools, available now: NAD / […]
Tulum is found nearly halfway down the Caribbean Riviera of Mexico. Surrounded by Yucatan jungle, bordering the huge Sian Ka’an nature reserve, this ultra laid-back town boasts perfect blue ocean and soft fine sand. Despite the increase in tourism over the past 30 years (it’s rivalling nearby Cancun with tourism revenue – without the battle […]
In a past life, she was a slum baby, a seamstress, an industrial fire survivor. But in this life, she is Jay Fai, a 70 something-year-old Michelin star winner and reigning queen of Bangkok’s street food scene. Find her at the northern end of Mahn Chai Road.
The concrete facade of UMI simultaneously blends with the mountain-face that looms behind and stands apart from it. A clever juxtaposition of the man-made and the natural. Which typifies UMI really. The entire design, inside and out, takes inspiration from its surroundings while maintaining that luxury feel you need after a day of exploring the […]
Greta Thunberg has a message for EU leaders in Strasbourg and manages to make you choke up at the same time. With the extinction revolution wreaking havoc among commuters and the recent student strikes, the atmosphere around climate change is heating up, literally.
The time has come to step aside and let the prediction of Planet of the Apes come to fruition. Maybe monkeys and apes will have a better chance of sorting Brexit out.
From her North London studio, Alexi Marshall readies herself for her debut solo exhibition, by finishing her impressive body of work, a collection composed of print, fabric, drawings and embroidery. Alexi draws on symbolism and references from biblical texts, mysticism and Mexican and Trinidadian folklore to challenge female archetypes. She seeks to re-define, and even […]
In the rise of conscious consumerism, we’re finding ourselves faced with problematic dilemma’s left, right and centre. Whether it be packaging, air-miles or simply being utterly unaware of what goes into the stuff we’re spraying onto our skin, rubbing on our teeth or massaging into our hair, and the demand for cruelty-free and natural products […]
From a yogic sleep / Yoga Nidra session led by Rob da Bank, to breathwork coaching and Yin Yoga. Retreat into a gong bath and be led on a walking meditation – all this set to somnambulist soundtrack – explore the only festival you should be attending this year. CULTURE
Valencia, a juxtaposition of typical Spanish “old town” and ultra-modern architecture could have jumped straight out of a sci-fi novel. Put the labyrinth of meandering streets and cathedrals next to space-age structures, like the Ciudad de les Artes y las Ciencias, and it’s an easy clue to where the city gets its “whatever goes” vibe. […]
Purity. Clarity. Calmness. Abundance. New beginnings. Water has its own special significance in every culture worldwide. It’s long been used in the design and architecture of homes, offices and public spaces across Asia to promote the flow of Ch’i (nature’s natural energy). Whatever your beliefs, that ethereal feeling of staring out to sea or […]
The classic transit destination. Singapore is a common stopover for those travelling from Europe and America to ‘The East’. But it’s rarely seen as a destination in its own right. A new generation of foodies, designers, architects and artists are starting to change that reputation. (It also has an outstanding public transport system, so you […]
New York to London in 3 hours and 15 minutes. This is the kind of speed Boom’s Supersonic airliner promises. It’s a prospect that’s got the industry hyped up: Virgin and Japan Airlines have already got their pre-orders in – and the demonstrator model hasn’t even been built yet. Is it worth it? We think so. […]
Houseboats. Richard Branson’s lived on one. But they are often overlooked when thinking about a change of property. These London houseboats will have you putting your bricks and mortar on the market quicker than you can say, ‘what’s a holding tank’? Florence, Chelsea Harbour, £89,000 You work in London. You play in London. But […]
Is it the freedom of being closer to nature which draws us to cabin life? Or perhaps that we find joy in non-conformity? Whatever your motive, prepare to have your adventure buds truly whetted with this beautiful, coffee-table-worthy tome. View here. NEST
There’s a square by the fish market called Sint-Veerleplein, which is also known to locals as Death Square. It is where the executions used to take place. Now, each time a baby is born in one of Ghent’s three maternity wards, the streetlights in the square flicker to welcome new life into the world. Ghent’s […]
Scents evoke memories, transport you to another time, another environment, another feeling that you can’t quite place. You live and engage through smell and natural essences can even balance the body. Candles are one of the best ways to bring essential oils into your home, whether to energise or to calm. These UK businesses are […]
Last summer, UK newspaper The Guardian revealed a shocking truth. That annual consumption of plastic bottles will exceed half a trillion by 2021. Which means we’re quite literally drowning in them. We need to stop. This is how you can.
The jagged peaks and violent coastline of the Isle of Skye are now contrasted with the ultra-modern, ultra-minimal architecture which has emerged over the last decade on this remote, beautiful island. Don’t let rumours of dramatic wind and rain fool you. There’s rarely any need to really batten down the hatches. The gulf stream breeze […]
Legend has produced many stories from the river. Most will never see the light of day. And the truly unbelievable ones, people wouldn’t believe anyway. I’ll try you with one later. First, let’s focus on buying a boat and what you should to ask to sound convincing. To put the importance of this list into […]
When we say kings, we mean of Asgard. Because this is the most Avenger-worthy fort we’ve ever laid eyes on. You don’t even need the bank balance (or the 200+ IQ) of Iron Man to own it. At only £400K, this super fort could realistically be yours. Picture this… You approach by black rib speedboat. Your […]
Over the past 12 years, Bristol has had a population increase of nearly 46,000 residents. So what is it about this riverside city that’s calling to the masses? ‘The West’ has always been shrouded in ancient mystery, from Stonehenge to Glastonbury Tor. This translates in the laid-back, creative aura which surrounds Bristol. This city, with […]
We’ve spoken to a lot of people in the industry. Flight attendants. Pilots. Frequent travellers. And they all say the same thing: air travel isn’t quite what it used to be. With more competitors in the market, airlines are working on tight margins. So while preferential treatment does still happen, it’s now a rarer occurrence. […]
To counter the ever-increasing challenges of global issues like water, food and land shortages, RegenVillages have a simple fix. They’re taking a few steps back with a more community-based way of living. Some might think of it as a commune. But there’s no links to communism, or even cultism, here. Just good sense and a […]