RTÉ Concert Orchestra invited us to join them on a musical journey, showing us first-hand that it’s time to set aside any preconceived notions we may have had about the modern role of an orchestra in today’s world.
How does a young Irish tailor end up helping Michelle Obama at the White House? We ask Monaghan native Rory Duffy about his project with the former First Lady—and the journey that resulted in a bespoke tailoring business and tailoring school.
If you find yourself in need of somewhere to dance the night away in Kuala Lumpur, want a delicious pan-Asian meal in St Tropez or seek a chilled-out rooftop bar in Hong Kong, check out the luxurious sophistication of Cé La Vi.
Our Blood is a major public sculptural artwork and collaborative social platform by artist Marc Quinn. The sculpture was created using two identical cubes of frozen human blood; one cube made from the donations of 2,500 resettled refugee volunteers, and the other from 2,500 non-refugee volunteers.
The fashion world has been hit with increasing criticism for its lack of inclusivity in recent years, not least in the realm of accessible fashion. Basic daily tasks, such as getting dressed, can for some people pose challenges that many clothing designers have up to this point failed to consider.
Singapore is Southeast Asia’s glittering gem. Long a business and banking hub, this tiny nation is a front runner in the rapidly developing financial technology (FinTech) industry, consistently found near the top of ‘best city for business’ lists.
Today, contemporary art galleries communicate not only social and political messages, but also difficult technical concepts through the universal language of visuals and experiences. Telling the story of scientific ideas and innovations through art is an exciting area; and it’s enjoying a global expansion. Brand new to the space is London’s Science Gallery.
We spoke with Allen Leech in 2018—catching the actor in a quiet moment during a whirlwind of an October, with Bohemian Rhapsody about to be released and production of the Downton Abbey film in full swing. In conversation with Emily Cathcart, Allen chatted about persistence in getting parts; his projects; and his process.
A lifetime of curiosity and creativity has led to a successful career in photography for Nevzat Yıldırım. While talking with us for ALHAUS magazine No.4, he shared a favourite recent memory and his dreams for his own future.
Sitting on the southern coast of France—a hop, skip and a jump from the Italian border—Nice embodies that old-world Riviera elegance the Côte d’Azur is known for. However, it’s more than just designer shops, coral-blue waters and beautiful weather.
Everyone in the West knows Anna Wintour. But the editor-in-chief of Vogue China, Angelica Cheung, is celebrating 14 years of relentlessly phenomenal success. Though the youngest of Vogue’s various editors-in-chief around the world, her edition is more than twice the size of its US and UK sister publications.
The wines of Gut Oggau have in recent years created something of a stir throughout the world of natural wine. Situated in the region of Burgenland in Austria, they farm biodynamically and produce only naturally fermented wines—without any use of fertiliser, pesticides, or other chemicals.
Since publication of her first novel Unravelling Oliver, Irish author Liz Nugent’s career has scaled increasingly dizzy heights. Having won two awards for her latest, Skin Deep, at the 2018 Irish Book Awards, she shared with us the novels that have influenced her life and work.
Following over 40 awards; pieces in many private collections; and work accepted into the photo collection of the prestigious Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nevzat Yıldırım shares insights into the everyday demands of making those memorable images.
Like much in technology the race to bring consumers higher-resolution TVs, monitors and projectors at lower prices has moved at an unrelenting pace. Only a few short years ago, HD seemed somewhat exotic as conventional TV channels first started broadcasting in this higher definition—and then HD sets and boxes became the norm.
In a world where ‘disrupters’ is an all too frequently used buzzword, one communication tool from China is living up to the hype—WeChat. The social media and messaging platform is the most popular in its country of origin; making waves throughout the rest of Asia; and steadily creeping onto the global scene.
From the first radio station playing live music to the instantaneous streaming of today, music listening has had a long association with technology. During the past two centuries, recording of music and voice moved from Thomas Edison’s phonograph to vinyl, cassette tapes, CDs and now mp3. Alongside the evolution of recording and listening to music, the instruments and production of music have also evolved and continue to change today.
In 2019 with universal design at the forefront of our minds, it’s not only those tiny computers in your pocket that can connect to the Internet. The smart consumer can have the house vacuumed while they’re out or turn off all the lights downstairs from the comfort of their bed.
With the dramatic transformation of social media, a brand-new career path has cropped up in the form of ‘online influencer’. With the enormous impact social media has had on each and every one of our lives, Sam Stafford profiles one organisation committed to making it better.
Those of us of a certain age will remember the first time mobile phone use seemed to go mainstream. The concept that you could make calls anywhere outside the house without being a member of the emergency services was crazy enough, but the fact that these plastic blocks with clicky buttons had secondary and even tertiary functions seemed an unnecessary luxury.
We have long looked to the US for the latest products and tech developments, thanks in part to the prominence of Silicon Valley. But times are changing—more and more innovations and new technology is making its way from the East.
It’s a sad but well-known fact that plastic accounts for 90% of all trash floating in the ocean. Adidas Originals, along with environmentalist organisation Parley for the Oceans, is attempting to address this issue with one of their initiatives.