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Warm winter, japanese style.

Warm winter, japanese style.

Commonly referred as nabe (なべ), nabemono (鍋物) is the term referring to all varieties of Japanese one pot dishes. There is nothing as effective to warm the winter like a soup. But in East Asia, it is also believed that sharing from one and the same pot makes for closer relationships. Very much like the...
Gastrologik - a restaurant in Stockholm with high ambitions

Gastrologik – a restaurant in Stockholm with high ambitions

The founders of Gastrologik have a mission – to create  a good restaurant that is an interaction between the kitchen and service, the food and guests, the premises and the interior, between consciousness and unconsciousness and between logic and gastronomy. This is the philosophy of Jacob Holmström and Anton Bjuhr, two young but highly qualified chefs who stand...
The Aubrey Hotel in Santiago de Chile

The Aubrey Hotel in Santiago de Chile

When I was in Santiago de Chile a while ago for the Bienal de Diseno I stayed at the very relaxed Aubrey Hotel. It is beautifully situated at a hillside of the 2,800-foot Cerro San Cristobal in bohemian barrio of Bellavista area. Audrey offers pool area for long slow days with your favourite book and drink. The main...
Cowbird - a witness to life

Cowbird – a witness to life

A new online platform has seen the light of day – recently Jonathan Harris launched “Cowbird” a new storytelling site . The intention is to create a community of storytellers, sharing heartfelt, personal stories. You might ask if the world needs another website for uploading images to share with the world… can’t we just use...
Travel snapshots from around the world

Travel snapshots from around the world

We have been travelling quite extensively lately and have just touched base again. Hence a bit slow on updates lately. We have been invited to do keynote presentations, been part of visitor programs, jury and curator work, moderating and chairman assignments, facilitator of workshops and also some events of our own. These activities during the last...
Kanda - Shintoist simplicity, extreme quality and no fuss

Kanda – Shintoist simplicity, extreme quality and no fuss

The back streets of Roppongi hide a culinary gem, crowned by three Michelin stars and named after Hiroyuki Kanda, its founder and owner. The interior is as minimal as the seats at the bar, where all guests get a chance to stare at the genius at work. Luxury materializes with the charming waiter and the...
Agios Pavlos - in the remote south of Crete

Agios Pavlos – in the remote south of Crete

I have a dilemma, as widely common as it is ancient. What do one do when you have something amazing to tell but are confronted with two opposite possibilities – to tell everyone about the fantastic restaurant/shop/remote village in Italy/ or what have you, and risk it losing its allure as the word is spread...
Inside North Korea

Inside North Korea

David Guttenfelder, chief Asia photographer for the Associated Press, along with Jean H. Lee, AP bureau chief in Seoul, were granted unprecedented access to parts of North Korea as part of the AP’s efforts to expand coverage of the isolated communist nation. The Atlantic has collected some of Guttenfelder’s images from the trip that provide...
Seoul food

Seoul food

People often perceive traveling as en expensive hobby. Seoul breaks the rule, as equally warm and tasty choices are hidden around every corner. Like in Tokyo, quality is a precept for anything served, anywhere. – Luxury business dinner Koreans are incredibly efficient and organized people during the day, that turn open and warm as they...
The Lomography city guide Berlin

The Lomography city guide Berlin

The Lomography City Guide Berlin has just been released. After the legendary City Guides Vienna and Hong Kong, Berlin is the next in line to receive its very own homage consisting of thousands of analogue snapshots and LomoLocations. The biggest scrambled egg of Kreuzberg, your favorite toilet in the coolest bar that nobody knows of,...