The Precious Leaves

The idea of “harmony between humanity and nature” is the essence of the age old Chinese cultural legacy. Feng Shui, traditional medicine, 24 solar terms, calligraphy, Go, tea… are all involved. Tea teaches one how to live, and after achieving the best of herself, Wang Qiong is now sharing the way of the tea. Let’s discuss…

A Breath of Fresh Air – Ireland

Among the romantic preconceptions visitors bring to Ireland, it is their expectations of the landscape that are most likely to be fulfilled. An unusual geological richness and the warming effect of the Atlantic produce an astonishing diversity of terrain on this small island, splashed throughout with lakes and primeval bogland. The Wild Atlantic Way is…

The Temple House

Following the successful launch of The Opposite House in Beijing and The Upper House in Hong Kong, Swire Hotels unveiled its third House, The Temple House, in Chengdu. The Temple House is an integral part of the Chengdu Daci Temple Cultural and Commercial Complex that surrounds historic Daci Temple. The hotel features contemporary architectural style,…

Daimon Bistro

“The Demon Chef” Alvin Leung is by far the only chef to receive numerous Michelin stars amongst Chinese chefs. He has opened Daimon Bistro, inspired by Kowloon Walled City. It is where many immigrants live and retain their culinary habits, and combined with the local cuisine, create unique and exotic Hong Kong-style dishes. The Demon Chef incorporates these fusions into…

Poetic Destruction

The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery recently opened its doors to once again display Fabian Oefner’s works, this time in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. “Disintegrating II” is the second installment following the “Disintegrating” series, the first which he debuted at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery Geneva in 2013, that is a suite of images of high performance cars that appear to…

Born to be Good

For even porcelain collectors, Hummel from Germany is “the most expensive figurine”. It is not only because of its handcrafting time and labor, but also its birth from the heart of a nun. All Hummel figurines are created from the drawings of a German, Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel. Sister Hummel, who studied art at the…

The Salon’s Eclecticism

The Park Avenue Armory will once again welcome The Salon Art+Design, the toniest annual art fair in New York City. As always, it will bring vetted accuracy for the ultra high-end decor that exhibits the blurred line between art and design. The many debut pieces from around the world are a must-see for seasoned revelers,…

The Hall of Shoes

  Situated in Florence, on the basement of Palazzo Spini Feroni, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo was opened to the public in 1995 by the Ferragamo family, in an effort to illustrate Ferragamo’s artistic qualities and the important role he played in the history of shoe design and international fashion. Besides photographs, patents, sketches, books, magazines and…