Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Utopia in pink
When Ricardo Bofill built the residential complex La Muralla Roja on the Costa Blanca in 1973, his modest aim was to “renew or even revolutionize ways of life with the help of new building forms.” One apartment in this surrealist gem is for rent.
Each person in the European Union throws away an average of 179 kilograms of food a year, which comes to a rough total of 89 million tons. Now restaurants like the Spill (“trash” in English) in the Västra Hamnen district of Malmö, Sweden, are trialing a dedicated counteroffensive by serving, for instance, a delicious fish soup prepared with “rescued” vegetables from local markets would otherwise have thrown out.
In 2018, the jury of Siena International Photo Award had to judge more images than ever before: 48 000, sent in by photographers from 156 countries. Christoph Kaula’s sprinting hamster was not a winner in the Animal category, but it did earn him a Remarkable Award.
Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes usually features herself standing, sitting or reclining in the middle of her tapestry-like works. So well does she blend into her textile backgrounds that it sometimes takes a second glance to spot her.