Across the Altiplano, Bolivia | Duende by Madam ZoZo

Natural beauty

Nature is a showcase of natural beauty from mother earth, encompassing wild landscapes, flora and fauna. Here you’ll also find human-crafted interactions with nature through blossoming gardens in backyards, conservatories and public parks the world over. Explore the Art by Nature series for pure pictorials of divine colours, textures and landscapes.


Creative inspiration

Among the images of exotic flowers and crystalline, tropical waters you may find a colour palette or textures for your next design project. Blooming beauties and meticulous gardens could be the inspiration for cultivating a beautiful home garden. There’s also plenty of inspiration for your travel adventures.


Wanderlust moments

Journey alongside Madam ZoZo to the world’s wildest and most wonderful destinations in search of rare animals and jaw-dropping landscapes. Madam ZoZo regularly goes off the radar in pursuit of unique animal encounters and soaring vistas; hiking to the highest point, or snorkelling the reefs and oceans to bring you bucket-list-worthy vacation experiences.

“There is no better designer than nature” – Alexander McQueen, fashion designer

Things to do in Sedona, Arizona: Red Rocks, Energy Vortices & Teal Arches

Welcome to Sedona, Arizona. Population 10,000. Whether you are into natural scenery, adventure sports, spiritualism or just fast food, there is something in this little town (and this post) for you.  My very first trip overseas, fully self-funded and independent was three weeks in the US southwest with one of my oldest and dearest friends […]

Art by Nature: Tropical Foliage

This week I am sharing art by nature, a pictorial of stunning tropical foliage I have photographed around South East Asia. Looking past the more obvious beauty of flowers, there is an equally gorgeous range of shapes, textures, colours and patterns in the supporting greenery. The foliage imagery that follows showcases an array of accordion style pleating; […]

Tanah Lot – Pumpkins, Sea Snakes & Sunsets

Tanah Lot is no doubt a tourist magnet, and it is easy to be discouraged by the swarming crowds. However the number of engagement and bridal photos shoots taking place there are a testament to the beauty of this part of Bali, especially at dusk. Island fascination When I was a youngster, my grandmother had […]

5 Reasons To Check Out Gardens By The Bay

Stopping over in Singapore? Looking for a unique attraction to visit? Honestly, don’t bother with the Botanic Gardens, you’ve probably seen it all before. Gardens By The Bay is where it’s at! Whether you are a nature lover, admirer of art or more of an architecture enthusiast, Gardens By The Bay will satisfy them all. The […]

Things to on Boracay Island, Philippines – Art by Nature

There are not many things to do on blissful Boracay – and that’s a good thing! This is the kind of island escape you make to laze in nothingness for a few days. Even go-go-go cultural travellers like us need a place of great natural beauty, excellent food, cocktails, tropical weather and a sun lounger […]

Even Samurai Grow Flowers – The Story of Japan’s Chrysanthemums

Often overlooked for its world famous cherry blossoms, autumn sees Japan’s chrysanthemums, a powerful cultural symbol, bloom into radiant glory. Even fierce samurai warriors planted particular varieties of chrysanthemums or in Japanese, kiko, to practise discipline. Let’s face it, we are talking about Japan, clean and neat as a pin! You don’t just plant and water, […]