Hats off to her

Jane Taylor millinery

Jane Taylor has designed headwear for some of the world’s most recognisable women from members of royal families to entertainers – and now the milliner is taking her talents to the Dubai Future Champions Festival


The new chocolatiers

Al Nassma bring the traditional Bedouin diet of camels milk into the 21st century, creating the world’s first camel milk chocolate.

From composing bold recipes featuring unexpected ingredients, to constructing giant towers and sculptures of chocolate, the chocolatiers of 2015 are doing all they can to take on confectionary industry's giants


A river runs through it

Abras are small, traditional boats, used to ferry people across the Creek

Khor Dubai gave life to the emirate. A proposed UNESCO heritage site, it has seen many changes, but the air of a historical trading port remains


Letter from…Australia

Female truckers

Truck driving is most associated with big, burly men, but in a remote part of Australia an intrepid band of women are taking the ‘road train’ world by storm. Julie Power reports


Magnificent seven: staircases

ribbon chapel hiroshima

Hitchcock used them in his films to create a mood of subterfuge and deception. In religious discourse, they are commonly seen as illustrating a path to higher knowledge. Georgina Lavers discovers how the following designs extend the staircase’s meaning beyond a connection from A to B, whether it be by carving steps out of a Hawaiian landscape, or a reinvention of the Möbius strip


It’s a wandering life

Fajer Abu Zayed

Fajer Abu Zayed’s average day can be described as an experiment in the art of navigating cultural differences and language barriers across the globe. The Dubai-born entrepreneur talks to Vision about the journey that led him here

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