Introducing the Tallinn Collector

The Tallinn Collector is a website that showcases Soviet-era tourism guides and brochures to the Estonian capital, Tallinn. It gives its readers a glimpse of what life was like in the 70’s and 80’s, and a taste of Soviet propaganda. …





‘Take some more tea’

It is finally beginning to look and feel a lot like autumn outside. Perfect weather to curl up with a book and a cup of tea. This week, we celebrate the whimsy of tea time. Two orangutans sipping delicately from …





Barbers and deep-fried snacks

Rotterdam. With its gorgeous harbour and no-nonsense citizens. Its multiculturalism and quirky architecture. What you may not know about this Dutch city is its contribution to the world’s fastfood heritage –  ‘kapsalon’ – meaning barbershop. The dish is believed to …





Wear your hattitude!

Hats are wonderful and tricky at the same time. What started out as a functional piece of clothing to protect the wearer from the sun and the wind, has moved on to a fashion accessory. They are still extremely useful. …





‘Women, beware of bicycle face!’

On 27 July, the last day of Tour de France, women cyclists will compete in a one-day race to cross the famous Champs-Elysees finish line first. The event is significant because it will bring a lot of attention to women …