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SALT of Palmar, Mauritius – decor inspirationDesign

SALT of Palmar, Mauritius – decor inspiration

What’s the point of reading the review of a hotel you probably can’t afford in a country you’ll probably never
Where to go to channel your inner Parisian – Paris flea market (Marché aux Puces)Design

Where to go to channel your inner Parisian – Paris flea market (Marché aux Puces)

What do you imagine when you hear “flea market”? Overpriced tat, hoards of people pushing and shoving, dusty crockery, trestle
Romanian pottery – 7000-year-old design looking modern todayDesign

Romanian pottery – 7000-year-old design looking modern today

How is it possible that a form of pottery and its design from up to 7000 years ago can be
Oman – how to use frankincense without the need for dragonsDesign

Oman – how to use frankincense without the need for dragons

To my unrefined nose it’s a load of romantic nonsense when people enthuse about the air of their holiday destination
Sicilian ceramic heads with a gruesome pastDesign

Sicilian ceramic heads with a gruesome past

If I were to play word association linking Sicily with souvenirs, the immediate follow-on would be “heads”. Glazed ceramic heads
Mallorca – tilesBalearic islands

Mallorca – tiles

“Mallorca” is a bit of stretch as these tile photos only cover Can Prunera Museum, Soller, and a random wall
Louvre Abu DhabiDesign

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Galleries are exhausting, places a novice critic wanders around slowly, nodding sagely, frowning and expressing seemingly-knowledgeable scrutiny. If you know
India – The discovery of £3 jewelleryDesign

India – The discovery of £3 jewellery

Having spent around two months in India over the past year, it has proved impossible to maintain my avoidance of
Luch watches – Made in BelarusBelarus

Luch watches – Made in Belarus

How many people in the UK have a “Made in Belarus” watch? I’m thinking not many. Luch is a Belarusian

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