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+ Above The Atlantic

+ Above The Atlantic

“The sea hates a coward.” – Eugene O’Neill The tunnel curves and spits me out onto the western cape of Madeira. The Ponta Do Pargo lighthouse appears too short for any useful purpose. But nearing the edge, vertigo hits and the matter is clarified. The cliff drops an unsuspected 290 metres, cleaving down into the...
+ Five Star Tapas

+ Five Star Tapas

Seven floor up from the streets of Lisbon, is Rossio: Restaurant Bar Terraso. Of note is that this rooftop hosts a “Tapas Course” – a daily occurrence involving three ebullient creations and their counterparts in paired wine. While the space no doubt populates with the sunshine, it also serves as an elegant afternoon “dive” on...
+ MBFWB AW14 Recap

+ MBFWB AW14 Recap

To prep for the week, the whiskeys at NEU! Bar were appropriately clean and vanilla smooth – perhaps too much so. Despite the pains of waking the following morning, a bit of gourmet coffee clears the brain and so started the HIEN LE show – the 10am opening runway for the latest Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week...
+ LIS - TXL | MBFWB

+ LIS – TXL | MBFWB

Yes, it’s MBFW Berlin time again: black bags are packed, shirts folded, suits selected, and cameras good to go. See you all inside the tent!
+ Tea&Scones

+ Tea&Scones

Winter rain in Lisbon calls for a bit of interior preoccupation. So initiates the investigation of the 7th floor Restaurant Bar of Hotel do Chiado. Understated yet sophisticated, it’s apt for an afternoon chat with friends or for a quiet read of your favourite journal with a bit of tea.
+ Impressions from Casablanca

+ Impressions from Casablanca

+ From Africa, With Love

+ From Africa, With Love

The African sun divides Casablanca. Even the mosque – towering four times the height of the urban scale – cannot escape shadow infringing on light. Leaving LA for New York to become An Architect, never did I expect to walk the streets below me. I look down on them from the twenty-eighth floor of the...
+ Fashionable November

+ Fashionable November

“Portuguese fashion isn’t about being obvious. It’s not about being an Individual, it’s about being part of a group.” – so I was told while enjoying lunch on a sun drenched balcony overlooking Lisbon. This explains my failures to spot the fashionables at first glance – save for the occasional money-spenders breezing down Avenida da...
+ Lisbon By the Water

+ Lisbon By the Water

Every waterside city has a uniqueness that no one can really explain. Some attribute it to the fresh air, others to better food, some to a pace of life. It’s debatable, and a mystery that shall never be fully solved. So instead of a complex debate, here’s the first colours of a Portuguese lifestyle –...
+ GATHER AMSTERDAM

+ GATHER AMSTERDAM

– with an exclusive preface written for LMBRJK – It’s a simple idea, to gather. Amongst the various definitions one encounter, it can mean: to gain by a process of gradual increase. And when three separate entities – a design studio, a curated lifestyle boutique, and a Korean culinary duo – combine their beliefs, aesthetics...
+ DUALITY with Lotta Nieminen

+ DUALITY with Lotta Nieminen

A conversation during Idea Parade on personal identity, confidence, and where one comes from and where one belongs. Photography by SCOTT ELLIOTT LOTTA Nieminen wears a gold bracelet, a colourful button down print of birds on branches, and a loud green miniskirt. As an image, she aesthetically challenges the somber summer grey of Nürnberg. Off...
+ COLLECTING NARRATIVES with Verena Hennig

+ COLLECTING NARRATIVES with Verena Hennig

How did eleven creatives from all corners of the world simultaneously end up in Nürnberg? The foci is a startling character. The various creatives take to the stage: the striking Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge of June14 to discuss the details of an inflatable fish bridge; from London is fellow architect Pernilla Ohrstedt, a recent notoriety for her...