Showing 1 - 10 results of 75 for "Melanie Hunt"
Parks, squares, alleys: how do we make sure public spaces in the UAE work well for the multicultural communities that live here?
It's important to create places that encourage people to come together and engage with their surroundings - we speak to the experts about how to do so
December 1, 2018
How important is a recognisable skyline to the success of a global city?
'You have to be realistic as architects, you cannot solve every problem on the drawing board and, as cultures shift, you can’t write the book for everything
October 5, 2018
Spring a seat to life: trying out the time-honoured practice of upholstery
Amid the rolling hills of Wales, we try our hand at upholstery by taking part in a five-day course
September 29, 2018
Crafting a DIY culture in the UAE that will help forge friendships
Meredith Huston, founder and principal daydreamer of Turquoise Boutique Studio, is a maker on a mission to bring handcrafting and Do-It-Yourself workshops to the UAE community – and perhaps spread a little happiness in the process.
September 20, 2018
'In my garden, I feel like I'm in my kingdom': the growing green spaces of Iraq's refugee camps
'I have run out of fingers on my hand to count the number of times a refugee has told me how they arrived [at the camp] with seeds. Imagine the presence of mind, in the midst of leaving everything they know, to still bring seeds in your pocket… to bring a little piece of home.'
August 5, 2018
No soil and far less water: is this Japanese technique the future of farming in the UAE?
A revolutionary growing technique from Japan, which requires no soil and very little water, has been implemented for the first time in the UAE. Melanie Hunts visits the Mebifarm in Al Ain and discovers some of the sweetest tomatoes around
June 21, 2018
Why you should invest in an Oriental rug
From antique Suzani textiles to embroidered kilim rugs, a recent sale by Estuary Auctions highlighted the breadth and versatility of the Oriental rug scene
June 4, 2018
All you need is love: highlights from this year's Chelsea Flower Show
We report from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show where sustainability and the effect of green spaces on mental health are highlighted
May 25, 2018
Why caring for bees will boost our planet’s hopes of survival
A new scheme for residents of Sustainable City will shortly be available, where families can buy ownership of their own uniquely numbered hive
May 20, 2018
Soil free and sustainable: inside The Farmhouse in Ras Al Khaimah
The Farmhouse is bringing hydroponically grown, pesticide-free produce to the UAE market
May 11, 2018