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Barbers & Suspenders: the Real Vintage Look

Published on Wiseguy Suspenders In the last few years barber shops have been experiencing a revival, becoming cool places where to hang out and get a trendy yet unique look. A bit like tattoo shops, they are nowadays considered the kind of place where you enter looking like an ordinary dude and you come out […]

Suspenders: functionality and trend throughout history

Published on Wiseguy Suspenders Pics courtesy of Schorem barbers and Wiseguy Suspenders   Few man’s garments have made as many appearances in different times of history as suspenders. Known as “braces” in British English, suspenders have been around for centuries; at the time of Louis XIV, Frenchmen would tie straps of cloth to their undergarments to […]

Answering to the call of nature is not a number game – Toilet Day

On October 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhyan Mission (Clean India) which includes the challenge to provide all Indians with a toilet and eradicate open defecation by 2019. This article was written following Billion Bricks visit to Konchur, Karnataka in 2016, where the team went to assess the viability of the project to build new toilets for the village.

Sasak People

Population: 3,600,000 Language: Sasak Geography: Lombok Religion: Islam (Wetu Telu), Islam (Waktu Lima), Bodha (Buddhist, Hindu and animistic influences) SASAK ARCHITECTURE Traditional Sasak houses are representative of a family social status and hierarchy and are typically built in rows in the low part of the village. Made in wood and woven bamboo (bedek), they have […]

Freediving

“Freediving is about silence…the silence that comes from within..” Jacques Mayol Exploring the depths of the Big Blue on a single breath is an experience often described as magical and even mystical. Silently diving into the ocean free of equipment takes the human mind to a different place, a place where there is no perception […]

Sustainable Travel: Take only Pictures, Leave only Footprints

As travelling becomes accessible to more and more people, more and more locations across the world are vulnerable to the impact of mass tourism, which has undoubtfully a strong impact on the environment and can influence forever local biodiversity, local culture and the experience of future visitors. Indonesia and the Gili Islands are no exception and the environment has changed dramatically due to massive tourism-related investments and the increasing presence of international visitors.