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Explore our library of articles and Q&As giving you a fresh and unique perspective into travel, art, music, design, culture and everything in between.

Top 6 Wellness Hotels & Resorts in Europe

Have you ever returned from a holiday instantly feeling like you were in need of another? At iMBARC we love action-packed holidays but we know all too well how back-to-back adventures can sometimes leave you feeling a little drained. In today’s fast-paced world, there is no greater luxury than slowing things down and taking the…

Top 10 Luxury Eco-Friendly Hotels Around The World

Travelling sustainably doesn’t have to mean sacrificing luxury and comfort. In fact, on our many adventures we’ve found that some of the most memorable and outstanding experiences have been at eco-friendly hotels where there is real harmony between the hotel, its surrounding environment and local community. Around the world the travel industry is quickly responding to a…

Eco-Travel: Experiencing The World Without Damaging It

How can we minimise our carbon footprint as we travel the world to explore its endless wonders? It’s an important question that more and more people are asking, and for good reason. At iMBARC, we know it’s not easy to balance a love for travel and a concern for the world we live in. But ethical travel encompasses…

Riley Uggla: The Mission of Riley Studio & The Quest for Sustainable Travel Options

Founder of sustainable and gender neutral clothing brand Riley Studio, Riley Uggla shares the mission and ethos of her fashion-forward company, her favourite destinations around the world and her thoughts on sustainable travel. How did you come to found Riley Studio and what is the ethos behind it? I set up Riley Studio with the aim of tackling overproduction…

Eva Alexandridis: The Secret Behind 111SKIN and Finding a Work-Life Balance

Co-Founder of high-performance skin care range 111SKIN, Eva Alexandridis sits down with iMBARC to share the secrets behind the success of the brand, how she perfectly balances work and family life, and why she never fails to bring a pair of flippers on every trip. Can you tell me about the origins of 111SKIN? The journey to founding…

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Caroline Sciamma-Massenet: Sustainable Leather and the Inspiration behind SKIIM

Former model and stylist, Caroline Sciamma-Massenet has had a stellar career in the fashion industry and is founder of her own sustainable leather brand, SKIIM. In our latest interview, Caroline shares with iMBARC her experiences in the fashion world, the inspiration behind SKIIM and her favourite travel destinations. Can you tell me a bit about your background in the…

Pauline Harris: Cromford Leather Craftsmanship

Pauline Harris is the director of Cromford Leather – a leather specialist which champions the personal and the hand-crafted in a world of increasingly fast fashion. She speaks to IMBARC about the allure of leather, the growing demand for craftsmanship, and of course what makes a good jacket. What is the brand ethos of Cromford Leather? Our ethos is to…

Tracy Lowy: The Laslett & West London

Tracy Lowy is the founder of Living Rooms – a collection of boutique hotels in London including The Laslett. She talks to iMBARC about the ethos behind Living Rooms, why she chose to open The Laslett in Notting Hill and her thoughts on the recent resurgence of west London. Why did you found Living Rooms? What is the ethos behind…

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Kim Hersov: The Talitha Inspiration

Kim Hersov is co-founder of the Talitha Collection and a global traveller. Her Talitha lifestyle showroom space on Powis Terrace in Notting Hill, London – produced in collaboration with Hubert Zandberg – is an eclectic platform through which they display their Talitha’s luxury travel wear collections. Our Creative Director Mike Hinchcliffe spoke with Kim in our London office to run…

Korean Jinjuu restaurant by Judy in London, UK.

Judy Joo: Making Korean Food Global

Raised on a diet of Mum’s dumplings, home-fermented kimchi and comforting tofu stew, Judy Joo grew up in a traditional Korean household in New Jersey. With every home meal made from scratch, helping out in the kitchen wasn’t optional. From washing dishes to enduring reeking, stained fingers after tirelessly picking perilla leaves in the back garden, the…

Wordsworth And Coleridge: Beyond The Lakes

The notion of an artistic movement being birthed by a subjugated people amidst social and political tension is by no means a novel concept. Nor is the hedonistic use of mind-altering substances in order to catalyse, elevate, or otherwise enhance an artist’s creative modus operandi. While these were by no means the founding principles of the groundbreaking eighteenth…

Soup dish of Vietnamese culture served in Berlin.

Saigon By The Spree

Berlin is known as the world capital of techno music and club culture, as a destination for those with a passion for history and politics, and as a hub of alternative art and fashion. While Schönefeld Airport welcomes legions of so-called ‘Easyjet Ravers’ each weekend, and the likes of Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie are never lacking for…

Rooted in Russia: The Wide Reach of Soviet Architecture

Inextricably bound to political doctrine and irrefutable in its global creative influence, Russia has gifted the world with cultural dignitaries from Tchaikovsky to Trotsky. As its most populous metropolitan area, Moscow is naturally an epicentre of Russia’s output of great thinkers and the city became seminal in the birth of abstract art, from constructivism to suprematism, following the October…

The Square: From Malevich To Instagram

From Russian art in the early 20th century to today’s obsession with Instagram, the use of the square in art and design has stubbornly persisted through time. When Polish-born visual artist, Kazimir Malevich unveiled his iconic Black Square to Petrograd in 1915, he claimed to have produced the first painting “without any attribute of real life”. It was…