Holy Cow inspired money box

When I was in Pushkar, Rajasthan last year I spotted these donation boxes outside the temples, all handpainted with cows. I saw a lot of cows too. In fact one in particular had its...

Should you tag a street artist when you pose in front of their masterpiece?

When was the last time you stopped in front of a colourful wall and either took a selfie or asked someone to photograph you, then uploaded it straight to Instagram? It’s something I do...

Matching Travel Luggage

So one of the reasons I have a 'Wish List' section is that literally these are all things I'm lusting over. Stuff that's utterly pleasing on the eye that I just want, even though I may not...

#Sofacrush: Rajasthani embroidered furniture

Having total #sofacrush. Upholstered with Indian Rajasthani embroidered fabrics (which you normally see in home furnishings like wall-hangings), it's the kind of two seater that drinking red wine on is most definitely banned. A work...

Does design matter more than experience? Visiting Hamam Omerya, Cyprus

Sometimes design overpowers an experience and I felt that visiting Hama Omerya in Cyprus, here's why... The first time I went to a hamam was when I was in Morocco. I'd previously chickened out of...

Fiji Art & Life In The Pacific – the biggest exhibition about Fijian art...

I’m a little bit obsessed with the fantasy of Polynesia – the popular culture version of exotic islands, the kitsch tiki chic side of themed cocktail bars, bright floral leis and tribal dancing –...

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism and Pussy Riot at Saatchi Gallery, London. Exhibition preview

You’ll either walk out of Art Riot fuelled with passion ready to make your own artistic political statement, or you’ll leave feeling inadequate that you’ve never been brave enough to truly stand up for...

Rainbow applique cushions – yes please

Talk about instant transformation. These are the kind of floor cushions that will turn any ordinary space into a luxury hang-out. The colour schemes and needlework are clearly on point but it's the fun...

A cool riverside café in Barking that even Instagrammers haven’t discovered yet…

There’s nothing quite like ‘discovering’ a new secret part of London that no one, not even Instagrammers are raving about. But then how far do all these famous London travel bloggers really go? You’ll...

Slow looking at the Pierre Bonnard Tate Modern exhibition

Photo: Zoe Norfolk Last summer the Tate Modern announced it would be encouraging visitors to try ‘slow looking’, especially when it comes to their new The Colour of Memory exhibition by French artist Pierre Bonnard,...

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