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editor / journalist / photographer / architect / trespasser of abandoned spaces / culinary genius / paul auster / jasper fforde / nikon / thekooples / surface to air / dries van noten / six scents / david bowie / goldroom / erlend oye / vin rouge / mega loads of delicious coffee / ...

TRAVEL
+ 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...
+ Impressions from Casablanca

+ Impressions from Casablanca

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+ 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...
+ 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...
+ Clément, Palais de Tokyo

+ Clément, Palais de Tokyo

Mesdames et Messieurs, je te présente Clément. He is the bartend at Le Palais de Tokyo Monsieur Bleu restaurant, which sits almost as an art piece in itself at the end of the gallery. In a contemporary world promoting minimalism and austerity, gold, marble, green leather and velvet would put one off as ostentatiously vulgar....
+ Faces of Paris

+ Faces of Paris

Cat eyes peer out from a metro collage, Clément – bartend at Palais de Tokyo – serves up the classiest of cocktails and champagne, and Parc de Belleville is dotted with picnics. The one I share with Berlin-based artist Scott Elliott and fashionable friend Stephanie Eisenkolb is a classic – baguettes, fromage, champagne, et fraises....
+ An Introspective Letter From Lykavittos

+ An Introspective Letter From Lykavittos

Dear Friend, I undo the metal clasp of my rucksack and pull out a wad of paper. I spy the waiter bringing my second glass of ruby red just in time as I finish the first. He’s quite a skilled waiter; he keeps me from waiting. The aged whiteness of ancient Parthenon taints yellow and...
+ Istanbul from Above

+ Istanbul from Above

Leaving the morning fog, we spend the day above the streets of Istanbul from rooftop terraces of restaurants and bars. Yeni Raki, glasses of wine, Turkish coffee. A Bossa nova DJ and conversation on the whimsical nature of “gabe-style” moving. Toss the keys in and walk out? I say drain the glass, walk out into...
+ A Sailing Culture

+ A Sailing Culture

Like the water, Istanbul never seems to end, stretching to the horizon. Here, Europe meets Asia and the sailboats skim across the glimmering Bosphorus Strait. Architecture of the city – centuries old, perhaps as old as the 7th century BCE – build up on top of each other, ultimately peaking with the gold tipped minarets...
+ Eurasian Lifestyle

+ Eurasian Lifestyle

There is perhaps nothing so sublime as a glass of wine at sunset by the water in the company of a dear friend. Would you disagree? We enter the garden at the luxurious THEHOUSE CAFÉ in Ortaköy and sit at the water’s edge. My former desire for Turkish coffee fades to that for a glass...
Bavarians in the East

Bavarians in the East

Cow-print and whale-print!: We’ve located the Germans in Istanbul. I’ve been flown into the city to meet with the Öcher Safari team adventuring overland by car from Germany to Jordan in the Allgäu-Orient Rallye. Here’s a sneak peak but stay in touch with Mercedes-Benz for the full film-photo-written coverage in a couple of weeks to...