GENERALISM

SPROUTING AS REMEDIES to the vacuity and speediness of consumer culture and its endless opportunities for distraction there's now a handful of popular movements that have got ever bigger in recent years. Each have their own flavour, gurus and[...]

PORTO OWES A lot to Harry Potter. Or as the locals would have it: Harry's story owes a lot to Portugal's second city. And that's because if you spend more than a day or two in the place you're going to trip over a claim or two about how key bits[...]

IF YOU WANT proof that the people of Seville know how to wait, then you only need go to the Metropol Parasol in Encarnación Square. I know this because we have been waiting 15 minutes for two apples in the markets to be found beneath one of the [...]

AT COPENHAGEN'S ICONIC SAS Royal Hotel (or the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel as it's now known) room 606 has been famously preserved exactly how designer Arne Jacobsen intended it to be when it opened in July 1960. The most famous by-products of th[...]

IF THERE'S ONE thing that can spice up a pleasant ramble in the Spanish countryside a little, it's the knowledge that you're sharing the place with a bull or two. Although -- given that Spain's a country that lets bulls and humans loose together [...]

IF SYDNEY HARBOUR and its waterfront homes represent some of the most drooled over and photographed bits of the world, it’s surprising to discover that that there’s one enchanted little cove and its hand-fashioned stone, driftwood and corruga[...]

MATTHIEU RICARD IS an extraordinary individual. Although, in truth, "individual" is probably not the best handle for a man who's reason-to-be stands at the very opposite of selfishness in our ego-driven and individualistic age.

And he wro[...]

GREAT DESIGN DOESN'T have to be big and expensive. It's more about elegantly solving problems and relating to human needs. Same with furniture.
Poland's Studio No produce something they call "Small Architecture" – a witty cross between art, furn[...]

IF THERE'S AN interior that qualifies as one of the most extraordinary on the planet, then the nave of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia would figure somewhere near the very top. the generalist was fortunate enough to visit just recently and we were [...]

THERE'S A COUPLE of remarkable things that distinguish the new apartment buildings -- One Central Park -- that now dominates Sydney city's western edge. First there's a huge heliostat reflector that cantilivers out from it's top; and second there[...]

BACKPACKERS RETURNING WITH cool shots of their travels is one thing, but Caitlin Withers' holiday photos are in a different league altogether. Caitlin, 21, spent time travelling with friends through India, Vietnam and Cambodia earlier this year a[...]

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