Andrea Watson
  • Extinction Rebellion’s home invasion Is the botanical trend in interiors a response to climate change? Nature is inspiring all aspects of contemporary design. It’s not only all about natural woods, fabrics and colours, living walls and passive air systems but also designs that simulate everything from jungles to starscapes. Greenery – the Pantone colour of 2017 – saw everyone […] May 9, 2019
  • New wave art The latest Knight Frank Weath Report, published in March, has some generalised data on one of the assets most prized by High Net Worths – yachts: how many, where they sail and so on. Unlike cars, yachts are not on the asset value list Objects of Desire because – presumably – they lose value. They […] March 6, 2019
  • Best exhibitions in Europe for spring 2019 Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway One of Norway’s greatest and most original landscape artists, Harald Sohlberg, finally gets a show in the UK. Born in 1869, he was a close contemporary of Edvard Munch (The Scream) and like Munch, outside the mainstream of contemporary art. The label of symbolist has fallen on Sohlberg’s shoulders however much […] January 31, 2019
  • Why is Sardinia a Blue Zone dream? MENTION Sardinia and most people will automatically respond with: “have you been to Porto Cervo?” This is the superyacht marina on the Costa Smeralda developed by the Aga Khan back in the 1960s and a magnet ever since for celebrities of all descriptions from the Clooneys to Barack Obama. Embed from Getty Images But for […] January 16, 2019
  • Manhattan’s boardrooms changing into bedrooms “Alexander Hamilton must be turning in his grave, ” commented a local shopkeeper, referring to the father of American banking as a series of landmark buildings in New York are converted into luxury apartments. But would he? It’s more likely that the visionary statesman – whose colourful life is celebrated in the rap musical Hamilton […] November 16, 2018
  • Frieze Frames: diversity and restraint mark 2018 art fair Revolver Galerie, Buenos Aires, Lima – one of the booths in the Focus section – presented an installation piece by Andrea Galvani. Slowly gyrating around a series of white neon mathematical equations, the performers hummed haunting acapella harmonies as they moved across the stand. It was as if the sounds of the universe, represented by […] October 5, 2018
  • Pearls of Montenegro’s property market I remember my first visit to Montenegro in 2006 as a mixture of awe at the landscape and horror at the concrete tangle of Herceg Novi, the border town with Croatia. There were no direct flights at that time so you arrived in Dubrovnik and crawled along the coastline on a terrible road drinking in […] July 5, 2018
  • Enjoy barefoot luxury in Sardinia The north-east corner of Sardinia was almost unknown until the 1960s when the Aga Khan came here and began to develop luxury hotels. Now almost everyone associates Sardinia with the Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo, super yachts and celebrities. But there’s another side to the Gallura region. Indeed much of it remains wild and uncultivated and […] June 15, 2018
  • Landscape photo competition that’s open to all – deadline nears Incredible photography is on display at London Paddington until June 24 as part of the Landscape Photographer of the Year, one of the few photography awards in the country that is regularly won by amateur photographers. If you miss it there, you can catch it at Charing Cross from 25 June to 8 July. Main […] June 7, 2018
  • A summer of fine art Monet and Architecture Who needs another Monet show? This was the view of a cheeky Time Out reviewer who thought we had perhaps had enough of water lilies. It struck a chord because some art degrees (mine included) refuse to teach ‘the Impressionists’ because they are not cutting edge enough and are also rather over-exposed. […] May 30, 2018