Art Nouveau in Brussels

  In the land of beer, chocolate and waffles, on a recent (purely cultural!) long weekend, I made a visit to the wonderful Musée Horta – the home and studio of prominent Art Nouveau designer and architect Victor Horta. The whole building is meticulously designed and crafted, inside and out, by Horta; from the centrepiece of [...]

A Weekend in Milan

Written by our guest blogger Yidan Wang: “‘Porta Genova,’ the woman said when I asked her where in Milan we might find furniture or lighting stores that would sell independent designs.  Sitting behind an elegant white desk at Meritalia, she wore a colourful African head wrap and spoke in a manner with just the right [...]

Paris by Taxi

During the long queue from for taxis at Gare du Nord we were bemoaning the fact that Paris seems to be without an iconic form of transport – especially in regards to taxi’s. The stream of black Mercedes and BMW didn’t seem to have the appeal of New York’s yellow taxis or London’s black cabs.  [...]