Ulpotha – Sacred Bliss in Sri Lanka

Ulpotha – Sacred Bliss in Sri Lanka

A two-thousand-year-old reservoir provides the backdrop for a sumptuous 21st-century eco-village and yoga retreat in Sri Lanka. The owner has added an ambalama (where guests take meals), built mud huts for accommodation, set up an organic farm, and created a...
The Morgan Hotel, Dublin

The Morgan Hotel, Dublin

A record of the refurbishment of the Morgan in Temple Bar, orchestrated by Paul Fitzpatrick, who owned the hotel from 2001 until 2016. Complete access to all articles on this website for €12 / year...
Studio Wanita – Simon’s Town, South Africa

Studio Wanita – Simon’s Town, South Africa

Surveying the clash of two mighty oceans, this South African home takes inspiration from nature at its most elemental. Complete access to all articles on this website for €12 / year...
Helga’s Folly – Jungle Style in Sri Lanka

Helga’s Folly – Jungle Style in Sri Lanka

In the visitor's book, everyone searches for an adequate description. "Where Alice in Wonderland met the Marquis de Sade" is one. "Soft pornography" suggests another. Carl Muller was perhaps closest when he wrote: "Truly, the gods of music, art and drama have created...
Soo Piercey’s Tannery, Zimbabwe – Awaiting the Inevitable

Soo Piercey’s Tannery, Zimbabwe – Awaiting the Inevitable

An adventurous artist, whose life sounds very Wilbur Smith, Soo Piercey bought a Zimbabwean tannery for storing elephant hides and leopard skins. It became home to her collections - including the craft of over twenty African tribes, as well as her own extraordinary...