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For the incurably curious

May 30, 2015
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‘A destination for the incurably curious’. The personal collection of over one million objects that Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936) collected in his lifetime represents the core of The Wellcome Collection, a true wunderkammer cabinet of curiosities, all revolving around the history of medicine. Pirouette readers in London, or visiting from abroad – be sure to see the permanent collection, and stop for a bite at the organic cafe.

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Life lessons: Aniki-Bóbó (Manoel de Oliveira)

May 10, 2015
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Rain, rain, rain. What better way to pass a rainy weekend than to catch up on unseen classics? It was high time to become acquainted with the films of Manoel de Oliveira, native of Porto, and the oldest active film director in the world, whose career spanned the silent era Continue Reading

Culture Family Travel

There’s no place like home… away from home

March 14, 2015
Wisconsin ID499 (Art director, Digital artist)

Traveling with kids can be a challenge. Location, season, amenities all come into play. Of course there’s also the kids’ age to consider. There are the ‘family friendly’ hotel options out there, which can be hit and miss. What could be better than staying at home… away from home? Enter Behomm, a house swap portal for design professionals.  Continue Reading

Culture Mood of the day

Classy Classrooms

February 27, 2015
Oslo International School

When we visited the Lycée Francais de Porto for the very first time, I found myself thinking: “I want to go back to school!”. The campus is on the grounds of the Serralves park, the vast landscaped garden of a Portuguese industrialist that were bequeathed to Porto to create the Serralves Foundation Museum and the school. Continue Reading

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Sunday Video : young humpback whale dancing after she’s been saved

February 8, 2015

The video below features Michael Fishbach, who is the co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy (GWC). He narrates his encounter with a young humpback whale that’s entangled in local fishing nets. Without Michel, this whale was approaching near death. After the rescue the whale shows amazing appreciation as she follows her saviours and puts on quite a show for them.

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Culture Health

This Video Will Help You A Lot With Your Family Privacy

February 4, 2015
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Technology and social media are fun, but they can also be become a threat. When you take a photo with your smart phone post it on social media, you are just giving away your location when you . Do you really want that cute photo of your daughter posted on Instagram to reveal your address, your exact child’s bedroom location to anyone who wants to find out ? Continue Reading