Would Like To Meet_ UXUS, Amsterdam
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Would Like To Meet_ UXUS, Amsterdam

A long-time admirer of their transcendent mindset, UXUS the multidisciplinary design company first caught my eye across a crowded London high street whilst on a retail recce, happening upon their store design for House of Kipling the label which designs chic, feminine and fashionable bags for women.  A girl whose head is easily turned by quirky detailing and razor-sharp visual merchandising, I was hooked by the fun … Continue reading

Pop Down Parklands In The Ol’ Smoke
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Pop Down Parklands In The Ol’ Smoke

Taking cues from the successes of New York City’s High Line park and other derelict revival projects, a Pop Down park is being developed in London.     Visitors will use an underground walkway that repurposes old mail-rail tunnels, previously used to allow post office workers to deliver their parcels without having to navigate the … Continue reading

Would Like To Meet_ Bilder & De Clercq, Amsterdam
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Would Like To Meet_ Bilder & De Clercq, Amsterdam

It’s a sunny weekend-about-town and I know just the place to go to for the freshest, tastiest ingredients and treats which, on the rare occasions when I’m not travelling and am ‘in residence’, I like to gather together for my favourite meal of the week: the lazy Sunday brunch. One of life’s simple pleasures and … Continue reading

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The Sky’s The Limit – Vertical Farming

The densely populated city of Singapore is home to the first commercial-scale vertical farm, which opened last year, with the aim of decreasing dependence on food imports.     Just 274 square miles, most of which is city, leaving little space to grow crops and vegetables for the inhabitants of Singapore. As a result, the city … Continue reading

A Catalogue Of Dreams And Designs For Life
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A Catalogue Of Dreams And Designs For Life

The Dutch city of Nijmegen has launched affordable, architect-designed, state of the art, sustainable housing for mid-income buyers available to order through a catalogue.   Flicking through the catalogue there are 29 designs to choose from, created together with several architectural firms, offering catchy names such as ‘Hooi een Huis’, ‘Our House in the Middle of … Continue reading

So This Just Happened_ The Opening Of The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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So This Just Happened_ The Opening Of The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

  After queuing in the rain on this cold April night,  we made our way inside the Rijksmuseum just before midnight, along with several hundred or so other art lovers. Celebrating the opening of this national monument after it had been closed for 10 years for renovation, we were happy to be part of this … Continue reading

Gen X, Y Or Z [sic]… Moxy To “Create Your Escape Route”?
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Gen X, Y Or Z [sic]… Moxy To “Create Your Escape Route”?

Have you heard the one about the brand new, soon-to-be-launched hotel chain created especially for the ‘Millennials’ ? The project is Moxy Hotels, created by one of the global hospitality ‘big hitters’ Marriott International, in partnership with the global ‘big hitter’ of home furnishings *Ikea to provide “affordable” lodging for “millennial global nomads.” Pssst… in case you’re not already acquainted, the ‘Millennials’, … Continue reading