Bangkok: The Culture

In a photo series,  Clew photographer Lisbeth Ganer will take you to Bangkok. People. Food. Culture. Images of a culture:   Buddhism is considered Thailand’s official religion, and Bangkok is its center with close to 95% of the citizens being Theravada buddhists. Bangkok is also home to many of the country’s most famous temples, called wats, and to […]

Bangkok: The Food

In a photo series,  Clew photographer Lisbeth Ganer will take you to Bangkok. People. Food. Culture. First the people. Now the food – because, in Bangkok, where there is people, there will be food: Bangkok food facts: Bangkok = street food. Check out some of the best streets and places for it here. You could […]

Bangkok: The People

In a photo series,  Clew photographer Lisbeth Ganer takes you to Bangkok. People. Culture. Food. People first:   The people of Bangkok are… …many – around 8.5 million and rapidly growing. By 2030, the population is expected to surpass 10 million and Bangkok will be a megacity. …young – about half of them under 20 …native Thais […]

Violet edition: Enjoying without owning

Clew’s recent colour musings have been leading up to this magnificent colour: Violet. Violet as in creativity, poetry, flowers, mystery, expectation…and Clew. Violet is Clew’s colour, and it is often regarded as the colour of wisdom and creativity. So our 3rd anniversary edition (already!) will revive some of our old words of wisdom and creativity. This is […]

Retail’s lure – the expat’s hook

The exterior arrangement of a store should be considered as an alluring exhortation. The resolution of falling into temptation is easily solved by entering the shop – nothing fits better than the assertion “the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it”. And this is exactly the implicit mission of a store: Shine […]

Wonderland in Rotterdam

The Markthal in Rotterdam is not only one of the most recent market hall contributions, but quite possibly one of the coolest. This astonishing piece of arched architecture features a ceiling of giant fruits, vegetables and flowers bursting with colours, and combined with regular sized ones in the stalls on the ground, alongside exotic delicacies,  they will transport you  to the […]

The perfect girly weekend: Lisbon

Rute Vendeirinho is back, taking you to her favourite girly destinations for a weekend, including insider tips and where to go for a girly weekend photo session! This is – Lisbon! Are you desperate for that perfect weekend away with your girlfriends? If so, prepare yourself, forget about the household, the mummy duties… and embrace some girly […]

Home in an unexpected place

If you had asked me 18 months ago where I would like to live, Berlin would not have been on my list. We knew it was long overdue to leave Luxembourg, and different possible destinations kept coming up. Berlin was one of them and to be honest I said no to this. I am open to […]

Paris slows down

Paris slows down in August. A time for new discoveries and for the things you discover again and again.  Sometimes to get the nicest experiences, you have to accept some less nice ones – such is big city life.   And sometimes, those experiences are human encounters. Like the slightly worn but very friendly and […]

Goodbye Hamilius

Going underground; a tribute to Hamilius as we know it – by Clew photographer Anje Kirsch: Photos by Anje Kirsch, June 2015. © 2015 Anje Kirsch