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‘Theatrum orbis terrarum’

I have been fascinated by globes and atlases all of my life. When I was in 1st grade, I convinced my Mother to buy me a small spinning globe for my bedside table. When I was at university, I came … Continue reading

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Art of the Journey

Back in 2013, Dutch designer/curator/agency director Jeroen Smeets launched a brilliant project that combined his love for art and for travel. The Jaunt recruits artists to visit a place that they have never been and to create an original work … Continue reading

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Sleeping Around

These days, we see all kinds of pop-ups appearing in cities and towns around the world. There have been pop-up restaurants, bars, stores, museums and kiosks. But Antwerp, Belgium‘s Sleeping Around may be the first moveable, pop-up hotel. Using six recycled, … Continue reading

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I’ll Drink To That

When the private company that provided night bus service in Ghent, Belgium stopped the operation, the municpal government found an innovative solution with an unlikely partner. In the new collaboration, the Antwerp-based brewery De Koninck agrred to cover the cost … Continue reading

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Tuscan-born artist Massimo Bartolini has created a charming plein air library for this year’s Track festival in beautiful Ghent, Belgium. Bartolini’s instatallation, Bookyard, is a series of 12 long bookshelves set in the vinyard of the medieval Sint-Pieters Abbey in … Continue reading

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Antwerp Throws a MAS Bash

Antwerp, Belgium’s great port city and best kept travel secret, started a three day celebration bash yesterday to launch its audacious new MAS museum. The spectacular 10-story museum, which takes its name from the Dutch acronym for Museum on the … Continue reading

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