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The Dazzling Museum of Islamic Art In Doha

The Dazzling Museum of Islamic Art In Doha

Splendidly sited on a purpose-built artificial island off the city’s palm-fringed Corniche, the stupendous Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, is both an architectural showpiece and an arresting receptacle for the world’s most extraordinary collections of Islamic art. The Dazzling Museum of Islamic Art In...
The Audacious Architecture of Dubai

The Audacious Architecture of Dubai

Boasting breathtaking skylines of sail-shaped buildings, dancing towers, twisting skyscrapers, and even a tuning fork, the audacious architecture of Dubai makes the city a delight to visit for architects, designers, photographers, and travellers. I will never forget a conversation we overheard one day between a little boy and...
Absorbing Australian Art at Art Gallery of NSW

Absorbing Australian Art at Art Gallery of NSW

Last week the winners of Australia’s most important and most talked-about annual art contest, the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, were announced and the exhibition of finalists opened at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney’s and Australia’s premiere art museum. During the final days...
A Local Guide to Sydney Architecture

A Local Guide to Sydney Architecture

The Sydney Opera House is Sydney’s most recognisable asset. Every time we return to Sydney and we see it, we’re home. The story behind the commissioning and construction of the Sydney Opera House is a narrative that leaves few participants with any honour in the...
East Meets West at Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre in Luang Prabang

East Meets West at Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre in Luang Prabang

Ock Pop Tok weaving centre in Luang Prabang, Laos, is the product of a collaboration between Laotian weaver Veomanee Duangdala and English photographer Joanna Smith. Ock Pop Tok may mean ‘East meets West’ in Lao but the beautiful fabrics produced on the looms are distinctly local. Ock Pop Tok...
Bangkok’s Best Live Music Venues

Bangkok’s Best Live Music Venues

From a rockabilly band playing at a fish and chips joint to an all-girl rock group performing nightly at an ice bar, Bangkok’s live music venues can most accurately be described as ‘quirky’. Bangkok’s music scene may not be the best in the world –...
A Local Guide to the Siem Reap Arts Scene and Creative Community

A Local Guide to the Siem Reap Arts Scene and Creative Community

This local guide to the Siem Reap arts scene and creative community comes from designer, gallery owner and entrepreneur Loven Ramos, a long-term resident. Siem Reap has a rich artistic and cultural heritage, evident in its Angkor temple architecture and elaborate carvings, and in the...
Eric Raisina’s Guide to Siem Reap Style

Eric Raisina’s Guide to Siem Reap Style

Eric Raisina is something of a celebrity in Siem Reap, a city the fashion designer finds inspirational and integral to his work. We talked to Eric Raisina about his inspiration, his work, Cambodian fashion, and Siem Reap style. We first met Madagascar-born fashion designer Eric Raisina at...
The Mask Makers of Dan Sai, Isaan, Thailand

The Mask Makers of Dan Sai, Isaan, Thailand

Located in a lovely valley amid gently undulating hills, Dan Sai, in the Loie Province of Thailand’s Isaan region, is a town of dilapidated wooden houses that is famous for Phi Ta Kon, a boisterous three-day rainmaking festival, also known as the Ghost Festival, which coincides...