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Florence’s fading artisan culture

The working-class Oltrarno district is home to artisans who have been crafting elaborate leather, silver, gold and paper products for nobles and other elites for more than 500 years.
Read more… 11 October 2012


The Oltrarno artisans

Peek inside the studios and shop windows that line Florence’s Via de Michelozzi to discover one of the city’s best-kept secrets.
11 October 2012


Localites

Paris, a global street art capital

With its first wave of street art appearing in the 1980s, today the French capital is home to exciting works by both home-grown talent and international street art superstars.
10 October 2012


Localites

Art on an overpass in Hong Kong

Until 10 November, visitors can look down on 16 giant portraits pasted high above one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, part of a global project by award-winning French artist JR.
Read more… 08 October 2012


A new New York, just up the Hudson

Squeezed out by New York City’s real estate prices, the arts have moved into places that industry left vacant, joining the Hudson Valley’s natural, culinary and historic drawcards.
Read more… 05 October 2012


Los Angeles’s hidden architectural delights

Nestled between the city’s skyscrapers are spectacular buildings of structural and artistic note, ranging from Art Deco to Spanish Mission – you just have to know where to look.
04 October 2012


Lima’s artsy enclave

Away from the noise of downtown, the southern barrio of Barranco is a favoured hangout of poets, writers, painters and sculptors, inspired by the coastal scenery and lapping waves.
Read more… 18 September 2012


Worldwide Weird

Toronto’s shoe museum has sole

From Queen Victoria’s dancing slippers to socks made from human hair, the Bata Shoe Museum displays a well-heeled history through some of the world’s most fascinating footwear.
Read more… 18 September 2012


The Passport blog

Contemporary art comes to Rio

Starting 13 September is ArtRio 2012, an international art fair that will play host to 120 art galleries and further establish the Brazilian city as a Latin American cultural hub.
Read more… 11 September 2012


A modern art bunker in Berlin

Since 2008, the exclusive Boros Collection has been housed in an imposing WWII bunker, that at one time or another has been a bomb shelter, a prison and a storage depot for bananas.
07 September 2012


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