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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Kolkata to Kathmandu – Ebook available now!

Got a Kindle? Then you need to download a copy of the Kolkata to Kathmandu travelogue written by Craft and Travel Founder Momtaz Begum-Hossain. Charting her month long travels through India, Bangladesh and Nepal...

Street art is cool but murals are even better – welcome to Hyderabad’s animal...

Capturing street art always makes for good blogging and social media content. But what about the people who created it? We’re all quick to stand in front of gorgeous colourful walls (me especially) and...

One day I will own a kantha quilt…or five

I'm a quilt kind of girl. I even sleep with them in summer when others have swapped to light sheets and when I'm travelling if I don't have a quilt as part of my...

Mumbai Taxi Art

It's usually Indian trucks that get all the attention with their bold painted typography and graphics but a new trend is starting up in Mumbai where by taxi interiors are getting the full on...

Rickshaw Art of Dhaka, Bangladesh

The beauty of cart art  Rickshaws are what makes Dhaka, Dhaka. Bringing colour, creativity and character to the city; and more importantly a means of living to over a million people, there are an estimated...

Designer Gaurang Shah On Reviving Indian Weaving

I grew up around fashion & design My father opened a saree blouse shop in 1962 and my brother and I would go there after school to lend a helping hand and that’s how we...

Nepal: Felt Crafts

When visiting Nepal, one craft you can’t fail to fall in love with is their colourful, creative and full-of-character felt crafts. There is no shortage of wool in there parts, knitters and knitted goods...

Fairtrade & Fabulous: Sri Lankan Woven Accessories

The Founders of HAS Partnership tell us more about their colourful Sri Lankan accessories...   Tell us more about HAS Partnership, we're guessing the title comes from your initials? Yes it does! The company was set up and is entirely...

Utopian Design – A look back at the inaugural London Design Biennale

(Chakra View, India, image: Ed Reeve) Back in September Somerset House became a homage to contemporary design from 37 countries in a new annual exhibition called the London Design Biennale. The theme was Utopia By...

Learning about silk weaving in North East Thailand

Skeins of naturally dyed silk Silk is considered by many as the finest fabric in the world: but how many people know how it’s really made? I’ve heard of silk worms and I’ve heard that...

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