Posts Tagged: souvenirs

Creativity
Ideas for Decorating with Travel Souvenirs
August 16, 2018
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Ideas for Decorating with Travel Souvenirs
Been shopping for some soulful souvenirs on your world journeys? Want to put them right where you’ll see them every day and be warmed by the memories they carry? Here are some beautiful ideas for decorating with travel souvenirs to create a stylish home.
Style
Fabric of Life: Batik Textiles
May 24, 2018
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Fabric of Life: Batik Textiles
Traditional batik textiles are exquisitely decorated resistance-dyed cloths, produced by a time consuming, and hand-cramping technique. These revered threads have a long history, and make the perfect souvenir of travel in Indonesia and broader Southeast Asia.
Travel
Soulful Souvenirs from Around the World
May 14, 2018
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Soulful Souvenirs from Around the World
Soulful Souvenir is the term we use at Duende, to describe the best type of travel mementoes – beautiful, useful, meaningful objects that have a positive impact on the community you’re visiting. Here are my tried and tested tips for seeking out soulful souvenirs on your travels around the world.
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Fabric of Life: Lotus Weaving
October 26, 2017
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Fabric of Life: Lotus Weaving
Rising out of the shallow waters of Lake Inle, Myanmar is the stilted village of Innpawkhon. Here local women derive beautiful textiles from the lotus plant, a revered bloom in many cultures – more about that here. Lotus weaving demands many plant stems and the deft touch of skilled hands to transform the aquatic plant […]
Style
5 Reasons to Wear Traditional Dress Pieces
August 22, 2017
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5 Reasons to 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, exciting and just the thing to wear in their native setting. However, brought back onto home turf suddenly they might […]
Creativity Travel
7 Creative Ways to Document Your Travel Memories
June 16, 2016
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7 Creative Ways to Document Your Travel Memories
How do we preserve those magical memories of travel long after we’ve unpacked and the tan has faded? There is always the illusion that we’ll never forget until time and distance inevitably fog the past. I regret the times I’ve been too lazy to keep a written diary of my travels. While pictures are worth a million […]
Design
Sputnik Chandeliers and Soulful Souvenirs in New York City
April 14, 2016
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Sputnik Chandeliers and Soulful Souvenirs in New York City
For a moment, imagine you’re attending a Met Opera performance… As you approach the arch-lined glass facade of the Opera House, you can see right into the warmly lit interior. There, a symphony of illuminated crystals sparkle over the inner atrium. Inside the theatre, another cluster of chandeliers centred by a grandiose starburst of crystals hangs […]
Creativity Travel
Travel DIY: 3 Ways To Turn Foreign Coins Into Ultimate Souvenirs
January 14, 2016
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Travel DIY: 3 Ways To Turn Foreign Coins Into Ultimate Souvenirs
Got foreign currency lingering in a desk drawer or weighing down your wallet? Here’s a little inspiration for turning them into something special. No matter how carefully we plan our spending, we almost always find ourselves stuck with some pesky foreign coins after an overseas trip. Of course you can donate them to a UNICEF at the […]
Travel
Designing Travel: Negotiating for Souvenirs – What’s A Fair Price?
November 5, 2015
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Designing Travel: Negotiating for Souvenirs – What’s A Fair Price?
Negotiating for souvenirs in economies far different from your home country can be challenging. What is a fair price to pay? Here is my personal philosophy when it comes to making purchasing decisions abroad. I would say the number one bone of contention between my husband and I when travelling is money.  Having come from a culture where […]
Design Style
Stay cool! The History of the Hand Fan
October 22, 2015
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Stay cool! The History of the Hand Fan
There is barely a culture or a time in history I don’t associate with the expressive, ever stylish and practical hand fan. Whether it is an ancient Egyptian king languishing in the breeze generated by an ostrich feathered wave; a coy Geisha peeking from behind her folding wing, or a fiery flamenco dancer passionately gesturing with […]