As with the outsider art from many other marginalized communities, there’s been a building interest in Roma art over the last few years, with a very subtle shift in the discourse around this marginalized group. The last decade has seen more exposure for contemporary Roma art in Germany, Roma pavilions at the Venice Biennale, the opening of the world’s first Roma cultural centre in 2017, recent exploration of Roma art activism and feminism, and the growing profile of stores like MBQ [Mesteshukar ButiQ] at Romanian Design Week.
Roma don’t get a lot of love anywhere in Europe (understatement of the year?), but Mesteshakur is trying to change that. Romania’s Mesteshukar ButiQ (MBQ) is a Bucharest-based network of social economy enterprises and craftsmen promoting traditional Roma craftsmanship while collaborating with contemporary designers.Read More »
Of all the Hawaiian islands, Oahu is certainly the most densely populated and potentially the most lacking in laid-back tropical vibes. However, one of the benefits of Honolulu being a big city in the middle of the Pacific is the mix of cultures that come together here to bring amazing food. Here are some of my favourite budget-friendly(ish – nothing is cheap on Oahu) spots to eat, drink and be merry in the tourist spots of Waikiki and Haleiwa.Read More »
If you like to drink wine on the regular, you’ve probably heard the term ‘corked‘ before. Most people are probably aware that it’s a thing, and that it’s not a good thing. Personally, I was always aware of TCA, but until we had a corked bottle in my first WSET course I doubt I would have been able to identify one confidently.Read More »
Do you ever hit 3:00 PM and get the most ridiculous snack cravings? Like clockwork, when it hits 3:00, I am instantly hungry. Given the location of my office, it’s far too easy to wander downstairs and pick up a muffin from Starbucks that will fill me, but not really give me much in the way of energy.
These cookies are the antidote to the 3:00 Snack Attack.Read More »
I get asked on the regular for my pizza dough recipe by my friends and colleagues due to its deliciousness and the fact that it’s the easiest thing in the world to make.Read More »