The Bronx inspires paper craft


The Orchid Show at Bronx Botanical Gardens was stunning. Ever since reading The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean, I’ve been fascinated with orchids and the idea of one day having my own green house full of them. The theme for the show was ‘On Broadway’ and the largest glass house in America reverberated with show…

Who cares about the kif?! Gimme the threads.


There’s a place called Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains, not too far from Tangier, Morocco – known for its ancient tradition of producing – and enjoying – ‘kif’ (hashish). The views are stunning and the village has such a charming, peaceful atmosphere you could easily chill out there for a few weeks, which I’m sure…

Is Cobra-dini heading to Brooklyn?


The Bronx Zoo announced yesterday that a deadly cobra – nicknamed Cobra-dini, is ‘missing’ from his enclosure. The handlers are sure he is hiding nearby and will reappear when he is hungry (!) Now, it’s a little known fact there is a zoo in Brooklyn on 17th Street in Park Slope right in someone’s front…

I felt shock


‘Needle Felting’ and ‘Extravaganza’ are not three words I thought could ever live naturally together in a sentence until I saw an exhibition with this title the other day. The exhibition featuring work from Japanese artists – Moxie + Hine Mizushima + Kit Lane + Yoko Nomura – gives a new definition to dedication to…