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London is dreaming

Something wonderful is happening in King’s Cross right now. In the middle of London, in a half-finished construction zone, a freshwater pond has appeared. Londoners and visitors can come and swim in the pond, which is cleaned not by chemicals but by the plants living in the water. It’s a moment of nature in the […]

August 31, 2015AdventureContinue Reading

Luxury camp: borrowing a bell tent

There was a time when the word camping was synonymous with super basic living. Just you and the canvas in the wilds. It was the explorers’ home, the scouts’ haven of mischief and knot tying and those long family holidays in France. Then pop-up tents came along and everything became much easier, suiting our disposable, […]

August 8, 2015AdventureContinue Reading

This show is for you

In the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Art, right in the middle of Piccadilly, the city is a forest. Conrad Shawcross’ steel sculpture is supposed to be clouds, hanging heavy over our heads as we walk underneath them, but what if they were trees instead? After all, there are no clouds over the Royal […]

August 5, 2015Art and craftContinue Reading