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Berlin KOMPAS x Interviews London

THE ART OF BEER

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October 18, 2018

While researching and visiting and interviewing (and drinking) my way round the various breweries and distilleries of both the Cotswolds and London for an upcoming project – watch this space – I became instantly enamoured by one in particular,z. Their website is striking and bold, colourful and humorous, and…


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KOMPAS x Culture London

THE RETURN OF YAYOI KUSAMA

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October 16, 2018

One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows and the walls, and finally all over the room, my body and the universe. I felt as if…


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KOMPAS x Fashion KOMPAS x Interviews London

BUY LESS, CHOOSE WELL

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October 12, 2018

-Vivian Westwood

The world of fashion. It’s a cutthroat, albeit very well dressed, business. For young independent brands it can be almost impossible to sustain a viable – and ethical – company. Years spent studying fashion, art, or design can often do no more than forge a passion for the…


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Keeping up with Kompas Traveltech

The UNWTO, Competing and Goulash: My time in Budapest for World Tourism Day

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October 2, 2018

This year, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) hosted the official celebrations for World Tourism Day in the historical city of Budapest, alongside the Hungarian Government. The event explored the topic of digital transformation, which has now become a priority for the UNWTO, as they focus on priming…


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KOMPAS x Photo Series London

The Colours of Columbia Road

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October 2, 2018

Columbia Road. Best known for the flower market on a Sunday, a cacophony of florists, market stalls, and buyers all crowd into the narrow street to browse the forest of flowers and plants on sale. As you join the slow procession, “walking” from one end to the other, it…


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KOMPAS x Culture London

MOVE OVER, MICHELANGELO

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September 28, 2018

It’s not often that you get to experience a true once in a lifetime opportunity, especially if it’s right on your doorstep (or in my case, 5 minutes from home). For the past four years the incredible ceiling of the Painted Hall in the Old Royal Naval College in…


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KOMPAS x Culture Munich

Top 10: How to Survive Oktoberfest 2018 [the non-locals guide]

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September 19, 2018

EIN PROST DER GEMÜTLICHKEIT!
 

That’s, “A toast to cheer and good times” to you and me. Learn this phrase, and you’ll be making new friends left, right and centre at this year’s Oktoberfest, which kicks off next week. In fact, Youtube it and learn the song as you’ll be hearing…


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KOMPAS Stories KOMPAS x Culture London

WELCOME TO THE WILD, WILD WEST: THE GOLDEN AGE OF STORYTELLING

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September 18, 2018

Clad in boiler suit and matching paper “shoes”, I half expected to be walking onto the set of Breaking Bad, but instead, I was led into the oldest surviving room of the Palace of Whitehall to frolic on the world’s largest beanbag. As ever, when it comes to London…


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KOMPAS x Fashion London

London Fashion Week 2018: The Non-Fashionista’s Guide

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September 14, 2018

When it comes to fashion, my only experience of it has been through endless repeats of Ab Fab on a Sunday afternoon. In my eyes, it’s all rather subjective. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and all that. Whereas I think my bright pink trousers are the height…


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App Developments Keeping up with Kompas KOMPAS x Neighbourhoods San Francisco

KOMPAS GOES STATESIDE!

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September 7, 2018

The world of KOMPAS is getting bigger. Much bigger.

 
We’re going Stateside!
 

 

A home from home for those of us based in KOMPAS’ London HQ, it should come as no surprise that the Golden City, glorious San Francisco, came top of our list for our latest location launch. With its hipster…