I love travel symbolism and imagery. Recently discovered works by Troy M. Litten – a wordless evocation of place, with a real sense of discovery and wonder, Wanderlust captures the funny, mundane, and unexpectedly beautiful aspects of travelling the world, celebrating the too-often overlooked moments between destinations that are every bit a part of the […]

Arts Festival

I couldn’t pass a visit without enjoying some of the offerings of the Edinburgh Art Festival to the Andy Warhol‘s exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland with its brilliantly decorated columns made up of Campbell’s soup cans, and the 3D/2D Craft and Design Fair.

The purple cow

We spent most of our time enjoying comedy shows that took place at the E4 Underbelly (dubbed ‘Udderbelly’) a purpose-built venue inside an inflated upside-down purple cow with legs akimbo. The Fringe can be an overwhelming experience for the uninitiated, street performers, so many choices (shows for all age groups and preferences), not enough time, and […]

Castle in the Air

I’m back! Thank you friends for your well-wishes, emails and surprises in the mail which I will share later. Edinburgh is such a fantastic place where the old meets the new in harmony, a city of culture seeped in history (the ‘Castle in the Air’ and Medieval flags had me feeling like I was in […]

The Fringe

I’m off to Edinburgh (Scotland) for a week for the Festival Fringe – largest arts festival in the world. Fringe 2007 features 31,000 performances of 2,050 shows (made up of Theatre, Comedy, Music, Children’s, Musicals & Opera, Dance & Physical Theatre, Exhibitions and Events) in 250 venues. The Fringe story began in 1947, when the […]

Travels to the East

I am again inspired by Japanese aesthetics of lifestyle photography and home products. I can spend all day flicking through pages of inspiring pictures from Kraso‘s online catalogues. * Lisa Solomon returned from her trip to Japan, don’t miss her fascinating instalments with pictures to inspire the wanderlust. * If that’s not enough, and you […]

Outdoor living

~ Life outdoor always look more fun ~ Pedlars, a small family run business in UK sells cool household products, as well as being environmentally conscious, right down to their company vehicle (a Land Rover partly on biofuel – a combination of diesel and processed chip fat). They are even looking at building a private […]

End of March

Today, we have sunshine, albeit a little windy. The British public is out in full force in the city, making the most of the warm weather. Here we have snippets of life on a Saturday in the busy city centre. * Dreams of going away (page from a muji catalog), people sitting outside Sinclair’s Oyster […]

A Year in Japan

I have a fascination with all things Japan. After reading about Bishvat (new year of the trees) on Julie’s blog, I was reminded of my favourite part from this book, ‘There are maple-viewing expeditions, evening parties under the cherry blossoms, and, although this seems to have been more common in earlier times, moon-viewing parties. Many […]