Articles by Alvin Mennie

Alvin Mennie

Having lived in Malta for several years, Alvin loves all things bright and all things colourful. A recent graduate, Alvin enjoys taking on a good old weekend DIY challenge; particularly upcycling anything he can get his hands on- from wardrobes to vintage suitcases! He also loves finding nifty little money saving hints and tips which will both brighten and inspire any home!


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6 Must Visit Christmas Markets around Europe

Christmas comes but once a year and with it, Christmas trees, decorations, lavish food and, increasingly, Christmas markets! Originating from the late middle ages in Germany, Austria and neighbouring countries, these seasonal markets are home to festive food, nativity scenes, bright lights, and colourful crafts; which make the Christmas season all the merrier. Here is our hand-picked… read more

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See These Amazing Photos of Death Valley’s Super Bloom

Death Valley is a desert region located in Eastern California, and is one of the lowest, driest and hottest places in North America. It’s a region commonly associated with long stretches of dried out land, rarely harvesting the nutrients required to grow any form of plant or vegetation… until flash flooding hit the region last Autumn. This played… read more

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Colourful Chemistry: Watch the Results of these Colourful Chemical Reactions

The world of science can be a perfect source of colourful inspiration. This is ever apparent by a project titled “Beautiful Chemistry“, a colourful chemistry project carried out by scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China. Using ultra High definition video equipment, coupled with specialist visual effect experts, the team were able… read more

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4 Incredible Motorhomes

We gathered together some of the most impressive, complete motor vehicle conversions we have seen. To think that most of these motor homes are also road-worthy is another feat in itself. Electricity, running hot water, and insulation are no obstacle for these upcylcing projects. The Environmentally Friendly Weaver Bus   This converted 1979 school bus… read more

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Video: Journey to The Stars – The 12 Selfridges Christmas Windows

Every year, the Selfridges creative team grace our Christmas shopping on Oxford Street with their extravagant Christmas shop windows display. This year their Christmas window display takes us on a journey out of this world, with its astrological twist which was inspired by the 12 zodiac signs. Among the highlights are the extensive use of… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist