The Warde Project: Flowers Blooming in Jerusalem

Public art is often great for the eyes without so much practicality. While practicality is certainly not a must, it can improve and deepen the interaction. An urban installation located in the Vallero Square, in the heart of Jerusalem, is one such example. The installation is called Warde, and it consists of nine meter tall flower shaped lights. These flower shaped street lights have been … Continue reading The Warde Project: Flowers Blooming in Jerusalem

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Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 7 – Antwerpse Handjes

It is already Chapter 7 among the countless sweet tastes from Belgium. The new chapter takes place in Antwerp, the center of design in Belgium. Living up to the reputation, this week’s sweetling from Antwerp is an artisanal product. Called to be the Antwerpse Handjes, these traditional quality sweets come as both chocolates and biscuits. Antwerpse Handjes, or Antwerp hands, are biscuits and/or little chocolates … Continue reading Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 7 – Antwerpse Handjes

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La Sagrada Familia to Be Completed in 2026

“There is no reason to regret that I cannot finish the church, I will grow old but others will come after me. What must always be conserved is the spirit of the work, but its life has to depend on the generations it is handed down to and with whom it lives and is incarnated,” said Gaudi. And, it seems like La Sagrada Familia’s incarnation will be … Continue reading La Sagrada Familia to Be Completed in 2026

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World’s Best Cities for Expats 2016

CNN has recently revealed the best cities for expats to live in. According to the study conducted by Mercer, these 15 cities are ideal for overseas workers. 15. Toronto, Canada 14. Bern, Switzerland 13. Berlin, Germany 12. Wellington, New Zealand 11. Amsterdam, the Netherlands 10. Sydney, Australia 9. Copenhagen, Denmark 8. Geneva, Switzerland 7. Frankfurt, Germany 6. Dusseldorf, Germany 5. Vancouver, Canada 4. Munich, Germany 3. … Continue reading World’s Best Cities for Expats 2016

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Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 5 – Mattentaart

Chapter 5 is dedicated to a sweet pie from Geraardsbergen in East Flanders. It is called Mattentaart , or Tarte au maton. Mattentaart is a round shaped pie, made with puff pastry and a special matte filling. The filling is prepared mixing buttermilk, wholemilk, almonds and eggs. Hence the name, the key to a delicious Mattentaart is creating a great matte mixture. The quality of milk is essential for the … Continue reading Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 5 – Mattentaart

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European Capitals of Culture 2016: Wroclaw & San Sebastian

The Council of the European Union has selected Wroclaw in Poland and San Sebastian in Spain as cultural capitals for the year of 2016. Throughout the whole year, both cities will be festive with cultural organisations, events and projects. European Cultural Capital is an initiative active since 1985. Each year a limited number of cities are chosen for the sole purpose of cultural growth with … Continue reading European Capitals of Culture 2016: Wroclaw & San Sebastian

Street Art, Kavala, Graffiti

The Eyes of Kavala

Kavala is a beautiful city in the Northern part of Greece. Dating back to the Antiquity, the city witnessed different reigns: the Roman Empire, the Byzantines and the Ottomans. Today, displaying the remnants of these empires in architectural forms, Kavala also takes you by surprise because of the contemporary look brought in by street art. Walking through the streets of Kavala, you get the feeling that … Continue reading The Eyes of Kavala

Van Gogh’s Bedroom For Rent on AirBnB

His bedroom in Arles was an inspirational theme for Vincent Van Gogh. As he depicted the room three times, the room was already immortalized. Now, the famous bedroom also found existence in Chicago, thanks to a special collaboration between the Art Institute of Chicago and Airbnb. All three versions of Van Gogh’s paintings of his bedroom in Arles will be exhibited in Chicago, for the first time. The exhibition advances a deeper … Continue reading Van Gogh’s Bedroom For Rent on AirBnB