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Coming up in June: 2000 new Hidden Secrets!

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“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” That’s what Saint Augustine said some 1600 years ago, and we think the man still has a strong case - don’t you? That’s why we love making travel books so much, books that take you places waiting to be discovered...

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5 places to go for lunch right next to the water

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If you didn’t know this allready, we’re telling you know: rivers are so important for the wellbeing of our planet and our species, so we should take great care of them. Here’s our small ode to the rivers of our world: a list of places to go for lunch or dinner, right next to the water Siphon ...

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Luster tips 5 ideal reading spots

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At Luster, we're not only into making beautiful books, we're also always on the lookout for new places to hang out, eat, drink and of course read books. Here our five places where we love to spend time on rainy days, reading books, wondering a bit, and sharing our reading experiences with others. Phili...

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Adventures in abandoned places

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Reginald Van de Velde works as a graphic designer in an advertising agency and has a passion for photography and travel. He combined those passions in his book Between Nowhere & Never, with photographs of abandoned, forgotten and withered places everywhere in the world. Adventure is always lurking around th...

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New platform for Hidden Secrets


From 5 awesome biking tours in Berlin to the 5 best art book stores in New York, from the 5 most eye-catching modern buildings in Paris to the 5 best street markets in Lisbon; as from today you can find all these – and a lot more – hidden secrets and cool addresses online, on the brand new website&n...

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4 artists you shoudn't miss at the Biennale Arte in Venice

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A few days ago the art biennial of Venice opened its doors. Next to the offical program, with a giant number of exhibitions in the country-pavilions in the Giardini and in the Arsenale, there are also the so-called ‘collateral events’ in different locations spread all over the city. We wandered arou...

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5 Belgian designers to see at the Design Week in Milan

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The world’s biggest design fair is the Salone del Mobile, which takes place every year in Milan (this year from April 14th 'till April 19th) and attracts about 400.000 visitors, anxious to see what’s hot and happening in the world of design. Designers and manufacturing companies traditionally pr...

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5 tiny but wonderful museums in Belgium

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Today #MuseumWeek was launched on Twitter, a free-for-all where museums across the world share and exchange stories with the public, and it has already enjoyed huge success on its opening day. In honour of this great initiative, we listed 5 tiny but wonderful museums in our tiny but wonderful country:   ...

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5 talented Scandinavian designers

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See Scandinavia and then have a baby’: that was the version of  ‘see Naples and die’ of interior designer Jessy Van Durme and photographer Piet Albert Goethals. Now they are the proud parents of a son, Ivar, and the result of their journey through Scandinavia is available in shops and onl...

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5 romantic filmsets in Paris

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Personally, we aren't the biggest fans of saving up all the romance for Valentinesday, but hey, any excuse to visit Paris is a good one. And there's no better destination for a romantic getaway than the City of Lights. If that's the plan, don't forget to bring along The 500 Hidden Secrets of Par...

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5 out-of-the-box thinking city breweries in Belgium and the Netherlands

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Every now and then we get hold of a book and that makes us sigh just a little, because we wished we had made it ourselves. Barley & Hops, The Craft Beer Book (gestalten) by Sylvia Knopp is such a book. It contains portraits of brewmasters who work according to traditional methods and, most importantly, with...

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5 surprising museums in the Ardennes


What is it about the Ardennes tht people seem to either love or hate? Okay, maybe ‘hate’ is a bit strong, but to say the region is frowned upon would be an understatement. True, the Ardennes isn’t the place where one should expect a lot of glamour or hip must-be events, but some of us here at ...

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Meet Marie Farman, the author of 'The 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris'

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There’s a new guide to Paris available in bookshops and online, and not just any guide, but ‘The 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris’: an affectionate guide to the city with 500 good-to-know addresses, tips and places to visit, brought to you in the form of 100 interesting, practical, fun, intriguing ...

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Sit down with Julianne Moore and Vincent Van Duysen and learn all about one of the Bright Sides of Belgium

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It’s always nice to get some confirmation from people you respect about things you believe in. That’s why we loved reading this interview in which the much-admired Julianne Moore turns out to be an admirer herself, of Belgian interior design! Like many Americans who are into design, the actress know...

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Meet up with Ghent's finest

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The wonderful Paard Van Troje bookstore in Ghent is closed on Monday mornings, but not for Luster: owner and local book-God Bart not only offered us a table, but also good coffee, fresh croissants, fruit and the most delicious soup ever, so we could have a meeting with Ghent’s finest. Our goal: to find out whic...

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Cabin porn

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Cabinporn shows a wonderful collection of little cabins, situated o a quiet place somewhere in the world. The site is edited by the residents of www.beaverbrook.com, a private forest shared by friends in Sullivan County, NY (USA). Here we give you e few examples and if you like it, check the more than 100 pages...

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Sleeping in a hut

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Endémico, Mexico Staggered among boulders on a secluded hill in the wine-growing region of Valle de Guadalupe, these luxury cabins bring guests into direct contact with nature. Blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, the expansive views of the mountains and fertile wine-growing soils are given prid...

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