Who is your Mother of the Year?

I n his song Papaoutai, Belgian artist Stromae sings (in French): ‘Everybody knows how to make babies, but nobody knows how to make fathers.’ The same goes for mothers. Nobody [...]

Who is your Mother of the Year?

The man with an eye for icons

H is archive consisted of more than 300.000 pictures. In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, every celebrity that mattered was photographed by Oscar Abolafia (1935-2020). The amazing book Icons by Oscar captures them [...]

The man with an eye for icons

In memoriam: Douglas Ankrah

N o cocktail menu would be complete if it wasn’t for Douglas Ankrah, inventor of the Pornstar Martini. Last month, the Ghanaian-born bartender and entrepreneur unexpectedly died aged 51. His family shared the sad news [...]

In memoriam: Douglas Ankrah

The man who transformed surfing

Y ou can wake us up for a surf trip to Hawaii, anytime. Home to waves that are both tempting and terrifying, the island paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is the birthplace of surfing [...]

The man who transformed surfing

Cheers to the men who inspire us

I n most countries, the third Sunday in June is dedicated to fathers in all shapes and sizes. For this year’s Father’s Day, we propose a slightly different approach: let’s celebrate not just the dads out there, however awesome they may be, [...]

Cheers to the men who inspire us

A boy, a brilliant idea and the birth of Bourbon vanilla

E xactly 180 years ago, on the island of Réunion, a 12 year-old boy changed the course of vanilla history — and of his own life. This is the remarkable story of Edmond Albius. Some stories are too special to be washed [...]

A boy, a brilliant idea and the birth of Bourbon vanilla

The wonderful world of Jimmy Nelson

His breathtaking portraits of indigenous and tribal peoples set Jimmy Nelson apart from his fellow photographers. The Englishman travelled to every corner of the world, outrunning his demons while capturing idealised realities along the way. Seeing a Jimmy Nelson portrait is like [...]

The wonderful world of Jimmy Nelson

The other side of Orson Welles

When Mr West dared us to ‘name one genius that ain’t crazy’ in his song Feedback, he was, of course, first and foremost alluding to his himself. But chances are that, apart from icons like Pablo Picasso and Steve Jobs, Ye would [...]

The other side of Orson Welles

Shapeshifting with Mr Christian Bale

There are plenty of actors with the ability to transform into a totally different character from one movie to the next, but none do it so hauntingly convincing as Mr Christian Bale. Serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, insomniac Trevor Reznik [...]

Shapeshifting with Mr Christian Bale

And God… created Mrs Brigitte Bardot

She became the definition of seductive beauty when the Western world was still struggling to come to terms with our inherent sensuality. Et Dieu… créa la femme (1956) sent shock waves through Hollywood, and made Mrs Brigitte Bardot an overnight sensation [...]

And God… created Mrs Brigitte Bardot
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