[January 16 2017] : TravelView the gallery
Thingyan is the Burmese way to ring in the New Year. A country troubled with drought and poisonous water, celebrates by spraying an enormous amount of water each April. Smoking, meat-consuming, and drinking monks are not a rare sight. Who says that buddhists can’t lose control sometimes.
Without knowing it would be this intense I stayed in Yangon where the festival started. I found the most unlikely group of people to have a good time with – engineers from Nigeria. A few beers, roasted crickets, and getting kicked out of the restaurant for causing a riot were documented with my friends in the streets of Yangon. 19th street aka Chinatown is the perfect place to be when... Read More
Text and photo Stefan Dotter
[January 11 2017] : TravelView the gallery
Sophocles said that “…Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven” When visiting the island Naxos in Greece again this year I went on yet another religious trip onto the peak that marks the birthplace of Zeus, the God in the sky. Every time I come back to the island I make my way up to the peak for a crystal clear view from the heart of the cyclades – Paros, Ios, Donousa, Koufonisia, Schoinousa, Keros and even Amorgos just a glimpse away.
Filoti marks the starting point in your journey to heaven. As the sun was slowly ascending I made my way up a stone-path passing the only locals that I could... Read More
Photo Stefan Dotter
[December 22 2016] : TravelView the gallery
Anyone who had spent a bit of time in Zurich last summer scoping out Manifesta, will recognise that there’s a lot more to the city than cheese and chocolate. It’s the city that gave birth to the Dada movement, for one. Two: it’s home to a stunning pavilion by Le Corbusier. And, as Switzerland’s largest city, and one of the world’s wealthiest, it’s a haven for art collectors and for galleries that jostle for their attention.
Conveniently, most of which—Hauser & Wirth, Eva Presenhuber and Francesca Pia—to name but a few; not-for-profit institutes like the influential Kunsthalle, Maja Hoffmann’s LUMA Westbau; and the Read More
Text and photo Xerxes Cook
[December 2 2016] : ArtView the gallery
Sequences VIII will be curated by New Museum Associate curator Margot Norton in 2017, and will feature a new commissioned work by David Horvitz.
Photo David Horvitz
[December 1 2016] : TravelView the gallery
Los Enamorados is a boutique hotel opened this summer by ex-basketball player Pierre Traversier and his wife Rozemarijn de Witte, magazine editor. They fell in love with a run-down 1960s hotel in Portinax and their project started from there. Two years of renovation, nicely curated objects and furniture – all for sale – highlight the effortless mid-century charm of the building. Low key, refined and no-kid policy for a different stay in the quiet northern part of the island.
Text and photo Olivier Bec
[November 30 2016] : TravelView the gallery
A couple of years after opening the Ibiza Food Studio in Sa Penya – the former fishermen district in the old town – ex-Noma chef Boris Buono opened his newest food studio The Finca in the countryside near San Miquel. The Finca is home for Boris, his staff, and a dozen of tables for guests. Michelin star food with an island greeting.
Photo and text Olivier Bec