Taiwan artisans fuse reality and fantasy in miniature worlds

“I like to try to make anything, whether it’s clean, old or dirty, to let my imagination run wild,” he told AFP. His creations range from a replica of a 40-year-old grocery store in central Taiwan that caught his eye, to an imaginary “secret maintenance base” for a legion of Minions made from a discarded […]

Camphor trunks and DIY jackets

Valaya regulars will be happy to take stock of the Tabriz collection, which celebrates mystical Persia. And his saris (₹1,24,500) and dresses with the trademark black and white chevron print borrowed from Rajasthani architecture. Jhalamand House, his cotton and linen menswear collection where black shirts and kurtas come with ivory piping, has also been highlighted. […]

MasterChef 2011: The best bits

The ‘Scottish task’ To the Invercharron Highland Games, where 100 endomorphs in kilts awaited Sara’s langoustine stew with faces like singed cabers. Confusion reigned. Jackie failed to identify beef (“what is this?”), Kennedy sliced off the top of his finger while doing something to a potato. Thankfully, Wallace and Torode were on hand to offer […]