She kept stopping in a bathroom to reach into her bra every time she needed money. And we were in NYC on vacation, so that was about every five minutes. But my mother insisted it was the only way to protect against pickpockets. It was one of the more mortifying memories of my twelve-year-old career […]
Don’t read this blog if you plan to stay in a hotel anytime soon. These stories will make you so paranoid, you may show up to the room with a gas mask and an arsenal of cleaning supplies. From photos of mysterious stains to stories of unpleasant surprises, this blog will have you cringing and […]
Michael Kemeter is one crazy Austrian! He’s a daredevil who has absolutely no fear and he’s just proved it with a 268-meter free climb of one of the tallest buildings in the Hunan capital of Changsha. Watch the video and see as he makes the 90 minute climb look like a piece of cake, and […]
Only 18km south of Launceston, en route to Hobart, on the banks of the South Esk River, sits the small historic town of Evandale, which various locals had suggested that I check out. Whilst there’s not all that much to do there, its quaint historic buildings, old-fashioned shops and traditional signage, all situated amidst hugely […]
It was suggested that I check out the Cataract Gorge, one of Launceston’s premier tourist attractions found at the lower section of the South Esk River. So I drove the short distance from the city centre, arriving with an hour or so left before sundown.
The first thing that struck me about my Hobart accommodation, the Avalon City Retreat, was the personal touch. Amanda, the Marketing & PR Manager, was waiting on Macquarie Street to greet me, and show me around.
They say that too much of a good thing is bad. The guy that said that probably never experienced the giant soft serve ice cream being sold in Tamsui, Taiwan. Stacked at more than 12 inches high, this giant ice cream is made up of all your dreams and fantasies. This insane amount of ice […]
Australian airline Qantas have always been at the forefront of innovation. Partnering with advertising network Droga5 and publishers Hachette, their latest initiative sees the airline creating a series of novels that last for only as long as the flight. Entitled ‘Stories For Every Journey’, the series is a pretty neat idea. The only we problem […]
Wish you could travel to the most exotic corners of the globe, but you’re just too short on time? Then you should order A Box From whatever city you get curious about. A Box From is a little box full of all the best things from a city. Take A Box From Seoul. It’s full of cute […]
By Jessica Chow in New Photography on Sunday 28 April 2013
The Face of Tomorrow is a concept for a series of photographs that addresses the effects of globalization on identity. In this on-going project, Istanbul based photographer, Mike Mike, takes a group of photos of inhabitants around the world from Hong Kong to London and then morphs their faces together to depict a ‘typical face’ […]
The Capo Hotel blends old world Italian charm with the modern flash of glass and polished metals. The hotel, situated in Shanghai, was voted Best Restauarant 2013 by the China Tatler. And no wonder! Fresh, oven baked pizzas and scrumptious cocktails are readily available to enjoy in this super cool atmosphere. I love the strange classical art found throughout.
Hey camera lovers, tired of lugging around your huge 4×5 camera? I know, I know. The strain on you overstuffed suitcase and poor neck is worth it for the quality of the huge camera. But what if you could get the same results with less strain and hassle? Enter the Travelwide 4×5 camera. This nifty […]
Tired of the typical, cliched vacations? Do you want to have a story to top everyone else’s in your office? If so, I humbly suggest booking a relaxing week in prison. Hetarrest Huis is an old renovated prison turned luxury hotel in the Netherlands. The clean, modern design mixed with funky lighting and tongue-in-cheek striped […]
An incredible discovery on my recent European trip was in Paris, where chocolate becomes art sculptures at Maison Georges Larnicol. You’ll find a wide variety of art forms on a chocolate: from ladybirds and spiderwebs, to stilettos, fish, cars, musical instruments, frogs, and even an NBA basketball. All edible, of course. You can also try a delicious macaroon at his latest store at 132 Blvd. Saint-Germain, or at his first location, at 14 Rue de Rivoli.