Archive for the ‘Culture and Design’ Category

Culture shock

Culture shock

There’s an interminable list of new, and at times hardly-believable, wellness treatments – half scary, half intriguing – that promise to cure the most obscure of ailments and rejuvenate the weariest of souls. (more…)

Free admission to New Yorks best museums

Free admission to New Yorks best museums

Will you be in New York tomorrow? If so, you must visit the city’s one-day Museum Mile Festival, during which nine of its finest museums will offer free admission.

The celebration will also see car traffic diverted from the 23-block stretch of Fifth Avenue that runs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 82nd Street to El Museo del Barrio on 105th Street, so visitors – tourists and locals alike – can enjoy the museums as well as a mile-long street party complete with live music and performances. (more…)

Collectors pieces

Collectors pieces

Internet giant Google celebrated the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with one of its famed ‘Google Doodles’ (pictured above) – a tribute that sent millions online around the world to the museum’s website (causing it to work at a snail’s pace at the time of writing!). (more…)

From the Lower East Side to the Far East

From the Lower East Side to the Far East

Installed snugly – and somewhat unexpectedly – amid Hong Kong’s glassy skyscrapers is the understated Pedder Building, one of the last remaining examples of 1920s neo-classical architecture in what has become an increasingly flash and futuristic-looking metropolis. (more…)

Tony Parsons immortalises Heathrow life

Tony Parsons immortalises Heathrow life

It’s one of the only places you’ll find joy alongside heartache; excitable welcome-homes next to desperate goodbyes and now parts of a new book about the highs and lows of airport-life will be read live on Facebook, prior to its release. (more…)

Marios Schwab does luxury travel

Marios Schwab does luxury travel

Fashion designer and Creative Director of Halston, Marios Schwab became the hottest name in resort fashion when his limited edition dress went on sale at One&Only resorts in the Maldives, Los Cabos and Mauritius this month. (more…)

Nightgames pops up for an Olympic party

Nightgames pops up for an Olympic party

A pop-up nightclub in central London is making a bold bid for the title of the capital’s hottest nightspot during the Olympic fortnight. Legendary music producer Arthur Baker (New Order, Bruce Springsteen, Afrika Bambaataa) and party impresario Sara Blonstein (Cannes, MTV Awards, BAFTAs) are behind Nightgames – a private members club that will be open for just 12 nights. (more…)

Jerseys quirky film festival returns

Jerseys quirky film festival returns

Although only in its third year, Jersey’s Branchage Film Festival has already established a world-class reputation for its quirky array of films, dynamic live performances and ambient screening venues. (more…)

Tel Aviv’s new art gallery is a temple to modernism

Tel Aviv’s new art gallery is a temple to modernism

Israel’s very modern city kicks off its Year of Art this month with the opening of a new contemporary art gallery.

The new gallery – named the Herta & Paul Amir Building – is the latest addition to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. (more…)

London celebrates street photography

London celebrates street photography

The inaugural London Street Photography Festival will bring together the work of international artists this month.

Throughout July, a series of photographs which document everyday life, highlighting amusing juxtapositions and exposing bizarre habits, will be on show alongside a diverse events programme at various venues in the capital. (more…)

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