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Interview with Ebonie Bohlin from Maison de Base

Clay walls, rustic pottery, linen and wool materials. Looking at @maisondebase Instagram page, we could almost smell the unmistakable odor of an old cottage house in the Mediterranean countryside. The senses get even more activated when we check their Youtube channel, where the singing of the birds and the sound of the balmy wind can also be heard. Behind the project, we find a lovely couple, Ebonie and Martin, who left their fashion industry background and busy city life behind, in order to live in a more simple way. They started by restoring an abandoned farm and building a house using only natural materials in Portugal for 2,5 years. After that they found their new project and home in Italy’s Puglia region: an old house that is still under their renovation.


Discover Basel during Art Basel 2021


Basel is commonly considered to be the cultural capital of Switzerland; it is home to 37 museums, an impressive number for a city of its size. Just a couple of days in prior to Art Basel the anticipation is rising: artworks are arriving in droves, gallerists are packing their suitcases, and the booth walls are up in Herzog & de Meuron's impressive building. Art Basel’s 2021 Swiss edition promises to be a memorable reunion for the art industry. Basel has it all not only for the art-savvy; it's urban and green at the same time, vibrant and family-friendly, innovative and traditional. Strolling through the picturesque old town, admiring world-renowned works of art, shopping in the pedestrian area, the city has its own blend of high-quality life. Besides visiting Art Basel, don't forget to look up from time to time, the city if filled with star architects' buildings. Welcome to Basel, let our ambassador, Sydney show you around!

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Mexico City's NR. 1. Destination for Design Lovers: Studio IMA


What does being driven mean to you? How would you describe someone passionate? We’d use two words; Bettina Kiehnle. Bettina is the superwoman behind the Mexico City based hybrid design & art space called Studio IMA. She dedicated herself to visiting millions of shops, showrooms, vintage markets, galleries, art and design fairs and museums; also buying magazines and books on design, architecture and art to study more on these topics in prior to launching IMA. “Where I went or traveled I looked for the best designer stores and visited and analyzed them, and that's how the IMA inspiration started.” After graduation she moved back to Mexico and rented an apartment to live, and in a few months this apartment also became IMA in August 2018. This is what IMA stands for “In My Apartment," because IMA is really in her apartment.

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Tel Aviv's Art & Design scene


Are you planning a getaway to Tel Aviv? Good! We've got your art-slash-design-slash-fashion guide covered. We've teamed up with a good friend of ours, Sarah, to take you around the city's creative hotspots. Sarah Peguine is the superwoman behind Oh So Arty, which is a community of international art guides that offer visitors an insider’s view into the contemporary art world. They are unique because their guides are professionals in the field of contemporary art working as curators, gallerists, critics, and more. They are here to show you the ins-and-outs of their local art scene—the finest galleries, museums, studios and alternative spaces. Taking a tour with Oh So Arty guarantees an unparalleled level of access to the international art world that you won’t find anywhere else. You will engage with gallery directors, meet artists in their studios and intimately converse with insiders. We cover over twenty major cities- so you can experience the quality of an Oh So Arty tour wherever you travel. Let's walk take this digital tour together. After you, Sarah!


MyBarrio: Curated design from Barcelona


Fancy to get an insight to Barcelona's creative scene? If so, you should definitely get to know MYBARRIO! MYBARRIO was born in 2016 with a simple Instagram account showing a personal curated selection of local designs and the lifestyle of the city of Barcelona. It’s was created for people in search of uniqueness and off the grid recommendations with a certain editorial line: aesthetic, fresh, organic, colorful, graphic! It’s a 360 degrees project in terms of creative disciplines such as fashion, design, art, architecture, photography and lifestyle. MYBARRIO ended up being a creative community of more than 30 000 design lovers, designers, artists, projects that share the same taste for a certain aesthetic that support the #shopsmall movement. It’s also recognized as a curated label that promotes, hunts and sells the best selection of local fashion, home decor, art & lifestyle of the city of Barcelona. MYBARRIO exists both offline, through the events but also online through the social media feed and soon the e-concept store. They organize original pop-up events to showcase and sell this selection in unique places of the city with a different concept and line up in each edition. Read our interview with lovely Hortense Giraud, the founder and curator of MYBARRIO.

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Starring art: Tobe Gallery


For those that are traveling, commuting or even often relocating their bases one of the best way to connect with (local) people is going to gallery openings. The joy of discovering hidden art galleries in a city is actually one of our favourite parts when it comes to traveling. TOBE Gallery in Budapest is one those places. The gallery started in October 2013 with the aim to provide the opportunity to present Ibero-American and Hungarian artists. The purpose with this new venue in the fine art photography and collage art field, in the city of Budapest, is to look for a newer dialogue, a different point of view, with a different way to express and communicate photography as art. Bea and Tomas (the couple behind TOBE) want to put contemporary photography in an upper level, to give to photography a value. A value, which means that photography can be collectible and it can be a design element with which people can live in their own space. Read their inspirational thoughts on Hungary's art scene, their favourite place for inspiration; Miami, and find out more about their recent trip to Milan Photo Fair.

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Woman's Day Muse: Laura Berger

Chicago is a wonderfully diverse place with people from every corner of the world living here. That's my absolute favorite part about the city. The food scene and the architecture are incredible as a result, and we're also lucky to have the Art Institute which is (objectively!) one of my favorite museums I've visited -- it's become sort of a haven for me. I go there and instantly feel more centered and relaxed. I think there's also something to be said about the winters serving as inspiration, in a way. Winters here are usually quite rough and long, and there's nothing better for one's creative discipline than being holed up inside for several months!