by Emily Thompson
Emily was raised in the Northeast Kingdom, U.S. state of Vermont and travelled from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Pennsylvania, to UCLA, where she earned her MFA in sculpture. Her work as an artist evokes nature in “magnificent style” and it is deeply inspired by William Gilpin, the 18th century theorist of the picturesque…
by Nadja Buseck
Nadja grew up in a hotel in the Austrian Alps. She studied the history of art, the theory of photography, and dance in Berlin, London, and Vienna, but left academia during her PhD on contemporary dance photography. After gaining international experiences in the arts –from interning at a gallery in Buenos Aires to managing exclusive culture trips– she decided to follow her own vision and founded Where About Now in late 2017…
by Arthur and Philippine
It was impossible not to spot them on the patio of the barn, coming back from a ride in the countryside. Stunning, light-hearted and deeply Parisian. Arthur and Philippine are part of my souvenirs of a summer full of small yet great discoveries. They live in Paris, where they share their life and work. Arthur and Philippine – producers and art directors of photo and video material.
Kyre and Ivano live in rural Sardinia, where they have founded Pretziada, a website dedicated to writing about and promoting the little-known island. They have also opened an online shop, where they showcase a small but curated collection of objects created by putting local artisans in contact with international designers. Hailing from New York and Milan, respectively, they gave up the city life for this new venture two years ago and never looked back…
by Katherine Tsina Bird
Katherine graduated from Parsons School of Design and also holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Contemporary Dance from the University of California at Berkeley. Upon arrival in New York, Katherine trained at the Merce Cunningham Dance School. She held an internship at Balenciaga America and worked professionally as a fitting model in New York. Her designer women’s line, Avion Feminin, was started in 2007 and focuses on made-to-measure with private clients. Her first brick and mortar flagship, Avion Clothier, opened in December 2015 in Los Angeles located at 3153 Glendale Blvd. Katherine currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Andrew and their son.
by Alessandra Monti
“Three flights, fifteen hours on a truck and ten riding a horse, the first Tsaatan camp. A plateau surrounded by mountains, two boiling hurtz, about thirty reindeers coming towards us, twenty or so wild horses, a herd of black sheep, three Alaskan huskies. Briefly, a surreal landscape, which yet sounded so familiar to me”. In 2009 Alessandra spent four weeks in northern Mongolia to study the relationship between the Tsaatan, a nomadic people, and wolves. Alessandra is a dog trainer, a set designer, a traveller and the host of an extraordinary B&B. She does everything just for the love of it. Only child, she has chosen dogs as her brothers. First came a black German shepherd, then a cocker spaniel followed by many other purebred and mongrel dogs, whom she either found or bought…
by Luisa Bertoldo
I was born in Lisiera, in Veneto and I studied in Gorizia. I started working when I was 15 years old and at the age of 28 I founded in Milan my own media company and press office, which I share with a close-knit team. Every day we work to turn the stories we tell into interesting and important concepts. For me traveling means catching up with a friend, starting immediately to enjoy the atmosphere of a place, finding a family in every place I visit.
by Roberta Rusconi e Luca Merli
Luca, born in Milan, surfer, film director – block10.it. Roberta, born in Bari, David Bowie fan, fashion editor for “D” (La Repubblica’s weekly style magazine). Lola and Diego’s parents. We love good food and travelling, especially if we go to the seaside or visit cities of art.
by Niklas Ekstedt
Swedish chef-patron, TV-presenter and best-selling cookery book author Niklas Ekstedt shows astonishing creativity, producing elegant food using long-lost Swedish cooking techniques and burning wood as his only source of heat. Precisely the opposite of molecular, modernist or futuristic gastronomy, the extraordinary restaurant experience delivered by his team, was rewarded in April 2013 when EKSTEDT was given its first Michelin star…
by David Wright
“I miss everyone” (“The broom of the system”, by David Foster Wallace). For David, award-winning filmmaker and photographer, those who stay back at home while he’s away on his expeditions are always with him: Maine, his wife and chef MiMi, and Rosie, “a golden retriever trapped in a poodle’s body” (from Rosie’s fan page, curated by David). His hearty, warm laugh says it all about his personality. Generous, shy and sociable at the same time, he’s the ideal travel companion. A soul that can’t stop getting amazed and sharing his enthusiasm even after years spent travelling all over the world. A curriculum that is difficult to contain within a globe…
by Micah P. Hinson
He’s one of the most dramatic songwriters from the West, part of Texas creative scene. His voice echoes in your chest and his skinny body frame escapes any cliché. Ten years after Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress, Micah is still in his 30 and is married to “the” young wife to whom he proposed at the end of one of his concerts…
by Claire and Lissa Christie
Silver Island is a dream island: green, wild and sun-drenched. It cannot be found on Google map, yet it can be reached from mainland Greece following Claire and Lissa’s instructions. These two sisters have inherited this natural gem from their father and open its doors to small groups of up to ten guests that will spend their stay practicing yoga, exploring hidden coves, walking among ancient olive groves and wild flowers accompanied by the rhythmic sound of cicadas. The Main House has all the magic and simplicity of a traditional Greek building, with details painted in typical Mediterranean colours: white, blue and coral red.
by João Rodrigues & Andreia Revez
Do you remember the pen pals we used to have immediate bonds with? The relationship with João and Andreia started in the same way, we were drawn to them because of their poetic properties built with intelligence, craftsmanship, respect of the surroundings and love for nature. We have many mail exchanges and sometimes they are delicate distant symphonies, just like with João and Andreia…
by Patricia Sousa and Emanuel de Sousa
Patricia (1975) and Emanuel (1980) are two multifaceted creative brothers who opened ROSA ET AL Townhouse by Bed and Brunch Collection, in Porto, Portugal, in 2012.
by Gianluca Biscalchin
His illustrations take us on an imaginary treasure hunt at the discovery of the hottest restaurants in town. After years writing for music and travel magazines Gianluca switched to gastronomy…