Arista is a project by mother and daughter duo Milagros Matos and Valentina Alvarado Matos. From Venezuela and Barcelona, Milagros and Valentina run this online store stocking unique creations by artisans from around the globe. We chat with them to find out more about how this interesting project started. Could you please introduce yourselves and tell us about your backgrounds? … Read More

Madrid City Guide

MADRID CITY GUIDE Delicious food, great weather, beautiful architecture, an extensive cultural offer and a vibrant nightlife - Madrid has it all. Wander around Madrid's lively streets and get to experience the locals' lifestyle. Order a vermouth and enjoy the Spanish sun outside, go shopping in the Malasaña and Chueca neighbourhoods or visit some of the numerous museums and small ... Read More

Marriott Edinburgh Festival 2015 – Revel Like a Local

Last month we were approached by Marriott International and asked to recommend some of our favourite places in Edinburgh to visit during the Festival. We love the cultural and entertainment offer that visitors can enjoy during the Festival month, but sometimes it can get too hectic and we recommend exploring the city’s streets to find some of Edinburgh’s cafés, restaurants and … Read More

Original Unverpackt

Opened in 2014, Original Unverpackt (Originally Unpacked) is a Berlin-based small supermarket selling products without packaging. Founders Milena Glimbovski and Sara Wold encourage shoppers to bring their own bags and containers in which the purchased products can be stored. The supermarket is a response to the “Zero Waste” movement that looks for alternatives to the classic consumer options – unnecessary … Read More


Owned by Masaki Nashino, NOW and TORi are two concept stores based in UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, Kanazawa, in Japan. Masaki opened TORi first, creating a place where customers can find a wide variety of products, ranging from mid-century furniture imported mainly from Scandinavia to traditional crafts from the city, plants and photo books from Europe … Read More