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  • Aesthetically pleasing interiors

    Aesthetically pleasing interiors

    The priority at Design Hub Malta is to deliver aesthetically pleasing, functional and affordable interior and exterior design solutions. Both local and foreign clients are welcome to a selection of design packages dependent on the client’s...

  • The ladybird in the lowlands

    The ladybird in the lowlands

    Last year was a very busy one for Maltese singer-songwriter Alex Alden. After moving to the Netherlands in 2013, soon after releasing her debut EP The Curious Child, last year she relocated from Utrecht to Rotterdam. Describing the move as a bit...

  • A storm in a swimming pool

    A storm in a swimming pool

    From using borehole water illegally to considerable maintenance fees, installing a swimming pool at home comes with full peril potential. Helen Raine asks, is it worth the hassle? When the thermometer hits 40˚ in the shade in the Maltese summer,...

  • Airbnb offers beds in Cuba

    Airbnb offers beds in Cuba

    Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb now offers properties in Cuba, the company said, as it looks to capitalise on an expected travel boom resulting from the normalising of relations between the US and the Communist-run nation. President Barack...

  • Of good intentions and bad organisation

    Of good intentions and bad organisation

    Organised by dancer and choreographer Felix Busuttil, the Malta International Dance & Competition Event 2015 (MIDCE), was the first large-scale dance competition to take place in Malta. The event included a number of dance classes in difference...

  • Outdoor furniture

    Orienta has launched their 2015 Outdoor Furniture Range. The collection offers 27 models of dining tables, chairs, sofas, armchairs, coffee tables and sun loungers. There are two basic colours, Venge (dark brown) and Clay (greyish cream) and...

  • Nepal’s weather forecaster

    Nepal’s weather forecaster

    Armed with a four-year-old laptop and an unreliable internet connection, a retired weather forecaster working from his living room is the best local source of climate data for trekkers in Nepal months after a storm killed 32 in the Annapurna...

  • Martyrium kicks off new gig season at Remedy

    Martyrium kicks off new gig season at Remedy

    Remedy, the upstairs space at Coconut Grove, Paceville, is back with a series of live gigs. The performance space, which is closely associated with metal and rock, has reopened for performances with a set of upgrades that include a new, live-band...

  • Bedrooms for the boys

    Bedrooms for the boys

    So the girl from accounts that you’ve been looking at has deigned to come back to your place after a night out. Your apartment is looking sharp; you’ve remodelled the bathroom and the kitchen and the living room contains understated, chic...

  • Ancient place of worship now brings many people together

    Ancient place of worship now brings many people together

    In the latest of her series, Fiona Vella explores two of Beijing ’s temples that have survived armies wreaking havoc between their magnificent buildings and surrounding gardens Temple of Heaven Located in the southeast of Beijing, the Temple of...

  • Kersten Graham’s debut single

    Kersten Graham’s debut single

    Kersten Graham has released his debut single, Close to Home. The musician says that the idea was born after a quarrel with someone special for him. “After thinking about everything, I realised that I did not want to lose that person, no matter...

  • Mobile and web apps to aid home design

    Mobile and web apps to aid home design

    Home owners and renters looking to redesign or renovate can turn to apps to help simplify the process and get the job done sooner and more efficiently. As home spending ramps up, web and mobile apps aim to ease some of the pain and expense. A free...

  • Feel free, act young, move fast

    Feel free, act young, move fast

    Everything from the prints to the cuts in the spring/summer collection 2015 by Guess recalls the City of Angels and illustrates the brand’s vision of a playful wardrobe. ‘Feel free, act young and move fast’ could be the motto behind this...

  • Sailing down the river in search of Midsomer

    Sailing down the river in search of Midsomer

    It might have been called the HMS Barnaby. Or the SS Sgt Troy. But instead the new river cruise motorboat is simply called Midsomer and it will be officially christened and launched on May 14 by Britain’s Olympic rowing gold medallist Sir Steve...

  • New direction for Opening Doors

    New direction for Opening Doors

    Opening Doors , an autonomous NGO operating towards the promotion of and active involvement of adults with learn-ing disabilities in the artistic and creative sector, is now embarking on a new direction. The NGO recently formed a new, extended...

  • Homes with a view

    Homes with a view

    The phrase ‘a room with a view’ is something of an understatement for these luxurious properties. We bring you the cream of the world’s crop. There are views... and then there are incredible panoramas, the likes of which typically require a...

  • Best skincare supplier

    Best skincare supplier

    Dermalogica UK has been voted best skincare supplier in the 2015 Guild Awards of Excellence. This is the seventh successive year the brand has won the award. The awards are different because there is no judging panel and they are decided by...

  • New York City sounds sweet for music lovers

    New York City sounds sweet for music lovers

    New York is a centre for blues, jazz, folk, rock, hip-hop, punk, classical and other musical styles played in its world-class concert halls, dive bars, parks and museums. The city that never sleeps moves to the beat of many different drummers,...

  • DJ Alpha Steppa live

    DJ Alpha Steppa live

    DJ Alpha Steppa is performing a live set on Saturday at Stardust, Sliema. The event is being organised by Bass Culture, in collaboration with Remissa Pub and Island Rockers Sound System. Also performing are French DJ Brozer, Earthrocker and the...

  • Innovation and quality

    Innovation and quality

    Satariano stands for luxury and top quality, coupled with the most suitable financial solutions. The Satariano group constantly seeks to establish new partnerships with other worldwide market leaders not only to introduce new products to the local...

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