The Gypset Wardrobe: 5 Reasons to Buy and Wear Traditional Dress Pieces
Many of us have purchased a piece of clothing while travelling, that upon returning home has never seen the light of day.  Baggy pants in kaleidoscope prints, funny hats and exotic shoes may be new, ...
Art on the St. – New York City
New York City street art across three boroughs: Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. What better place to experience street art than its childhood playground, New York City. Beginning not far away in Phila...
Kawara: Decoding Roof Tiles of Japan
Kawara, traditional roof tiles of Japan, not only keep the rain out, they have personality, meaning and spiritual symbolism.  You cannot travel to Japan without noticing the tidiness, attention to de...
A Catalogue of Cuba’s Classic Cars
Need I explain why Cuba’s classic cars are so cool? I’m not even a “car person” and I could sit in a street-side bar for hours, mojito in hand, watching this living museum of...
Shide and Shimenawa: How to Mark a Place Sacred
Travelling Japan you may have noticed shide and shimenawa. The former being lightening bolt shaped paper strips attached to the later, a straw rope. What do they mean? Read on… It happened by a...
Art By Nature: West Virginia
“Almost heaven, West Virginia” John Denver begins, setting our expectations high for a weekend in the Appalachian Mountains. Admittedly until now all I knew about West Virginia was that Jo...
How I Found The Perfect Souvenir in NYC
What kind of souvenir brings joy to an arts loving, interiors geek and design nerd with a serious environmentalist streak? One with a history, a story, is recycled, has a practical application and yet...
Eerily Photogenic – Eastern State Penitentiary
Look for things to do in Philadelphia and Eastern State Penitentiary will be in the top 10 recommendations for the city of brotherly love. Surprisingly the former jailhouse is one #dirtyprettyplace. H...