Travel Things Museum

Travel Things Museum Travel Things is a London-based museum dedicated to the joy of travel, which uses everyday objects to present the stories of life across the globe.

Become a patron and support us here: https://www.patreon.com/Travelthingsmuseum Travel Things is a London-based museum of travel that presents the stories of modern life across the globe through everyday objects. Our collection is the culmination of ten years of travel, which has been fuelled by an addiction to seeking out the special within the ordinary. Our objects have been selected by the museum’s founder and curator Jill Tsai for their cultural and aesthetic qualities, and each of them has a story as well as a strong design element. These physical objects allow you to see, touch, taste, smell and hear their story and provide a tangible connection to where they came from. We’ve worked in close collaboration with the British VFX artist Robert Millin of Shutterstream, who has years of experience creating solutions for the film, broadcast and advertising industries. His skills allow us to document the project in a variety of ways. As a travel filmmaker he has a fantastic eye for composition and the equipment to produce wonderful work that will support our public exhibitions.

Mission: - An experimental and interactive cultural project with an innovative approach regarding the exchange of global culture. - To focus on everyday life around the world, captured through films, photographs and recordings, all presented via high-tech technology. - To encourage people to travel, but in a deeper way. - To show what everyday life around the world is like, and develop a dialogue that strengthens cultural relations, based on the exchange of ideas, knowledge and artistic practices. - To trace local art and design techniques, traditions, crafts, architecture and history, offering new ideas about them. - The philosophy behind our collection is that ‘Everything is Art’. We celebrate everyday objects and the stories behind them. - To foster an understanding of environmental issues. - To create a new sort of immersive exhibition that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a whole new world.

Operating as usual

📍 KentThere are from the seaside town of Deal Kent.Two small glasses with fruit drawing decoration, perfect for the summ...
03/10/2020

📍 Kent

There are from the seaside town of Deal Kent.Two small glasses with fruit drawing decoration, perfect for the summer cold beer, juice or fizzy drinks.

Photographer : @penshan.c

#travel #glasses #object #objectofuse #everydayobject #craft #londoncraftweek #lcw2020 #travelthingsmuseum #travelthings

📍Africa Beautiful handmade African fabric tote bag made from a local artist I met who was doing an exhibition at Tiduca ...
03/10/2020

📍Africa

Beautiful handmade African fabric tote bag made from a local artist I met who was doing an exhibition at Tiduca Hotel Ponta do Sol.
I'm sure carrying this bag on any day will make you stand out from the crowd. The amazing colours easily draw attention, it adds style to any clothing and it is sure to brighten your day.

Photographer : @penshan.c

#bag #africa #handmade #craft #londoncraftweek #lcw2020 #travelthingsmuseum #travelthings #objects

📍Philippine The finest best and whitest imported starch from America, packed in the Philippines for economical laundry, ...
02/10/2020

📍Philippine

The finest best and whitest imported starch from America, packed in the Philippines for economical laundry, cooking & other uses. The Coolest Vintage and Retro Packaging Designs for cornstarch.

Photographer : @penshan.c

#travelthings #travel #object #lcw2020 #londoncraftweek #packaging #travelthingsmuseum #philippines

📍DenmarkDanish Wall Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Nymolle MIRAKEL (April, June and November ) Highly Collectible Wall Plat...
02/10/2020

📍Denmark

Danish Wall Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Nymolle MIRAKEL (April, June and November ) Highly Collectible Wall Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad Danish Ceramic Designer. In perfect condition with all makers marks and description on the back.

Photographer : @penshan.c

#denmark #travel #lcw2020 #travelthingsmuseum #object #denishdesign #art #handcraft #craft #londoncraftweek #design #wallplate

📍TaipeiGuoFang Brush has been established since1945 in Taipei (Taiwan) old town. This unique shop is passionate about cr...
01/10/2020

📍Taipei

GuoFang Brush has been established since1945 in Taipei (Taiwan) old town.

This unique shop is passionate about creating beautiful brushes and produces mostly natural fiber products such as toothbrushes made with bamboo & horse mane or handheld brushes with pig hair.

We’ve selected a few of our favourites and showcase it in our concept store.
Hand made woven palm tree skin fibers hard mounting round brushes used for traditional wet-mounting Chinese or Japanese painting and calligraphy for applying backing paper on the back of a sumi or calligraphy artwork which you prepare in a wet mounting process.

This type of specialty brush is used to remove creases and bubbles between the two sheets of rice paper

Photographer : @penshan.c

#brush #handmade #craftmanship #craft #lcw2020 #londoncraftweek #taiwan #工藝 #travelthings #travelthingsmuseum #object

We came across these mosquito coils from St Lucia Eastern Caribbean island. These Flamingo family of products have been ...
01/10/2020

We came across these mosquito coils from St Lucia Eastern Caribbean island. These Flamingo family of products have been a household name for many years in both our local and export markets. Over the years to the present time the brand continues to fight against flying and crawling insects. The demand continues to increase as the products continue to assist in controlling and safe-guarding humans from the rising increase of mosquito related diseases still in some parts of the world.

Photographer : @penshan.c

#travelthings #craft #travelthingsmuseum #londoncraftweek #lcw2020 #london #stlucia #object

📍Bulgaria Vintage Beige Enamel teapot and mugs Set with tropical fruits Design from Bulgaria.Photographer: @penshan.c#lo...
30/09/2020

📍Bulgaria
Vintage Beige Enamel teapot and mugs Set with tropical fruits Design from Bulgaria.

Photographer: @penshan.c

#londoncraftweek #travel #lcw2020 #objects #craftmanship #teapot #afternoontea #gift #craft #Bulgaria #travelthings #travelthingsmuseum

📍South Africa Deep blue wooden woodpecker and bright Red Race Car both are fun and a minimalist yet recognisable design....
30/09/2020

📍South Africa

Deep blue wooden woodpecker and bright Red Race Car both are fun and a minimalist yet recognisable design. Use it to play on a roadway or just on the floor and as a decorative item in the child’s environment when not in use. They are made by local craftsmen at The Little Wood Shop in Sedgefield town. Sedgefield is a coastal town on the Garden Route in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Photographer : @penshan.c

#woodencraft #craft #londoncraftweek #lcw2020 #travelthings #southafrica #object

📍Gran Canaria Gran Canaria boasts many great craftsmen and women who ply their trade using a range of different material...
30/09/2020

📍Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria boasts many great craftsmen and women who ply their trade using a range of different materials and pottery is one that gets back the place it deserves on the island and provides renewed excitement to those coming to discover fine arts in Gran Canaria.
One-off unique pieces made by a local ceramic pottery artist, with white and grey marble colour glaze elegantly, works well as a narrow neck vase.

Photographer : @penshan.c

#vest #art #craftmanship #craft #ceramics #grancanaria #travelthings #travelthingsmuseum #costhings #object #gift #decoration #houseware #everydayobjects

📍Africa One-off unique piece handmade with African pattern fabric cute pocket for your coins.Photographer : @penshan.c #...
29/09/2020

📍Africa
One-off unique piece handmade with African pattern fabric cute pocket for your coins.

Photographer : @penshan.c

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GuoFang Brush has been established since1945 in Taipei (Taiwan) old town. This unique shop is passionate about creating ...
29/09/2020

GuoFang Brush has been established since1945 in Taipei (Taiwan) old town. This unique shop is passionate about creating beautiful brushes and produces mostly natural fiber products such as toothbrushes made with bamboo & horse mane or handheld brushes with pig hair.
We’ve selected a few of our favourites and showcase it in our concept store.
Hand made palm fiber hard mounting wide brushes used to apply backing paper on the back of a sumi or calligraphy artwork which you prepare in a wet mounting process. This type of specialty brush is used to remove creases and bubbles between the two sheets of rice paper - the main artwork paper and the reinforcement paper applied via the usage of mounting paste.
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Photographer : @penshan.c
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Set of three water glasses come with three different  Islamic Geometric Patterns from Petra Jordan...Photographer: @pens...
29/09/2020

Set of three water glasses come with three different Islamic Geometric Patterns from Petra Jordan.
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Photographer: @penshan.c
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#Jordan #glasses #everydayware #object #iamtraveler #travel #travelthings #design #houseware

Lulu BiscuitsViandox LiebigHuile d'OliveAuthentic vintage souvenir from France, retro vintage kitchen fridge magnets, Fr...
28/09/2020

Lulu Biscuits
Viandox Liebig
Huile d'Olive
Authentic vintage souvenir from France, retro vintage kitchen fridge magnets, French manufacturing
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Photographer : @penshan.c
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#magnet #france #vintage #gift #travel #object #iamtraveler #travlethings

Japanese ceramic tea bowl set, Chawan in Japan was the preferred tea bowl for the Japanese tea ceremony until the 16th c...
28/09/2020

Japanese ceramic tea bowl set, Chawan in Japan was the preferred tea bowl for the Japanese tea ceremony until the 16th century.
It is perfectly suitable for the enjoyment of Japanese green tea or any other type of tea.
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Photographer : @penshan.c
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#japancraft #ceramics #japanesetea #tea #asia #travelthingsmuseum #travelthings #costhings #art #craft

Loofah Cuts from Jiji Taiwan. They are naturally dehydrated after fully grown and then processed, cleaned, and ready for...
27/09/2020

Loofah Cuts from Jiji Taiwan. They are naturally dehydrated after fully grown and then processed, cleaned, and ready for use. A great natural and plastic-free alternative to sponges, dishwashing scrubs, body scrubs, exfoliator 100% Organic, 100% Natural, Zero-Waste, plastic free, Ethical.
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Photographer : @penshan.c
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The Zeitz MOCAA Museum Shop showcases a selection of art-led contemporary design, books, prints, stationery, gifts, jewe...
27/09/2020

The Zeitz MOCAA Museum Shop showcases a selection of art-led contemporary design, books, prints, stationery, gifts, jewelry and fashion by leading design companies from South Africa, the African continent and beyond.
I spotted this vivid & colorful African jambo wax print bracelet, this versatile and stylish Bracelet that should be part of your everyday jewellery collection.
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Menko is a simple Japanese children card game, played by two or more players.Every card has a particular pogs icon or ch...
26/09/2020

Menko is a simple Japanese children card game, played by two or more players.
Every card has a particular pogs icon or character, but it's about the illustrations, like this one Sumo, Samurai, Geisha, etc...usually printed on thick cardboard round or square.
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The studio is tucked in a small ally Ioannina town; Greece. Wonderful and original creation from a young Greek ceramic a...
26/09/2020

The studio is tucked in a small ally Ioannina town; Greece. Wonderful and original creation from a young Greek ceramic artist, she was very kind and enthusiastic about the art. Very nice and unique ceramic art Brooch pin.
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#art #accesorios #greece #artist #everydaywear #iamtraveler #travel #travelthingsmuseum #exhibition #travelthings #costhings #everydayobject

25/09/2020

Where did the idea come from ?

From traveling around the world to collecting objects and open a museum in London. Where is this idea comes from and why ? Listen to our founder and curator Jill sharing where the story began.

Watch full video on our IGTV >>>>
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CEzS0e7BZqB/
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Do you know ?!
Our first exhibition is coming to London from 14th-28th of November !! Save the date !
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2020 Travel Things Museum Presented
Director:@penshan.c
Videographer & Editor: @penshan.c
Associate producer:Irene Cheng
Museum Curator:@jills_cuppa_tea
Special thanks :Chia ho Liao
Music:Broadway Swing, West one music

Boggapott (founded in 1992) is located a short distance down the hill from Toompea castle and the church of Saint Alexan...
25/09/2020

Boggapott (founded in 1992) is located a short distance down the hill from Toompea castle and the church of Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral on the street called the Pikk jalg. Bogapott ceramic studio is an Interesting find in old town Tallinn. An art space/ workshop for potters/ ceramics and also a cosy sweet cafe with a small courtyard.
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"Let us replace the hunting with origamiRaise your head and say no to poachingSay NO to poaching! Instead of hunting, we...
25/09/2020

"Let us replace the hunting with origami
Raise your head and say no to poaching
Say NO to poaching! Instead of hunting, we fold it.
That's what we call HUNTER PRIDE." by a proud Taiwanese Designer Daa.
* No animals were harmed in the making of this product.
Origin / manufacturing methods
100% handmade, 100% unique.
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Is this a candy box ? These beautiful Turkish colorful round tin boxes are for soap. These boxes look like jewels with a...
25/09/2020

Is this a candy box ?

These beautiful Turkish colorful round tin boxes are for soap. These boxes look like jewels with a variety of patterns and colors such as Ottoman Motifs Patterns, The Tree of Life, Turkish tile, mandala, carnation and more. The soap has finished, but it can be used with the purpose of pretty decorative objects, such as jewelry boxes.
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the secret of Icelandic ? Traditionally Iceland Moss was used in baked bread and in vodka or hot drinks like herbal teas...
24/09/2020

the secret of Icelandic ?

Traditionally Iceland Moss was used in baked bread and in vodka or hot drinks like herbal teas to fight cold and flu symptoms and ease stomach pain Also goes well with desserts or serves as a dressing for various dishes.
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The Best Natural Palm Fiber Dish Scrubbers is Everything you need to clean your Kitchen. It has been a cleaning method a...
24/09/2020

The Best Natural Palm Fiber Dish Scrubbers is Everything you need to clean your Kitchen. It has been a cleaning method and a household staple for over a century in Japan.
Made in Coconut coir fiber, metal wire, about three times more durable than the other products. Coconut palm fiber is naturally antibacterial.
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Cambodia's chequered scarf: The krama scarf is an important item of clothing that is unique to the Khmer population of C...
24/09/2020

Cambodia's chequered scarf: The krama scarf is an important item of clothing that is unique to the Khmer population of Cambodia. Generally chequered and made of cotton or silk, krama are more often brightly coloured. It is quintessentially Khmer, worn by men, women and children from every social class and also distinguishes the Khmer from other groups in Southeast Asia.
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Have you seen the Traditional Japanese wedding at the shrine ? Irene was very lucky to see more than three weddings in t...
23/09/2020

Have you seen the Traditional Japanese wedding at the shrine ?

Irene was very lucky to see more than three weddings in the Shrine she went. Her Japanese friend explain what’s the difference between two weddings dress ( swipe left to see )

▪️The first picture style is called - wataboshi ; the bride can’t change color
▪️The second picture style is called - tsunokakushi ; the bride can change to red bon

If you want to see the tradition Japanese wedding, check the lunar year calendar, if the day is a “ 大安 “ day, which means it’s a good day for all the events. Heading to a big local Shrine near by, there is a high chance you may see the wedding.

A Japanese friend said now always young generation prefer to have western style wedding dress. What do you think ? Do you like Traditional Japanese wedding dress ? Which style do you like better ?

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Ritual dolls : In Latin American, worry dolls are given to brooding or sorrowful children. They are then able to tell th...
18/09/2020

Ritual dolls :
In Latin American, worry dolls are given to brooding or sorrowful children. They are then able to tell their doll about their sorrows, fears and worries, before hiding it under their pillow overnight. The next morning, all the sorrows are said to have been taken away by the doll.

In Europe, the dolls were made of rags and pierced with pins to punish suspected witches. The aim was to inflict physical harm – a doll would be made to resemble a person, and then spells would be cast on them. Although they come in various forms, such practices are found in the magical traditions of cultures around the world.

In Taiwan, the ritual dolls representing you either as a man, a woman or one of 12 signs of the Zodiac, are usually made from paper or rice straw. You can purchase them from a local joss paper store and then contact a local Taoist monk who will perform a traditional ritual.

The idea is that the doll you choose represents you, and the ritual drives out your evil spirits into the dolls. You then take the doll and bury or burn it. This is a common folk belief among the older generation in Taiwan. Regardless of whether you believe it or not, they are used to treat individuals with mental and emotional problems and it is regarded as a way to assuage mental distress.

Jejudo- nicknamed the Hawaii of South Korea, also home to Korean mermaids; Haenyeo divers! “ A deep breath, the sweetest...
13/09/2020

Jejudo- nicknamed the Hawaii of South Korea, also home to Korean mermaids; Haenyeo divers!
“ A deep breath, the sweetest sea air I remembered ”

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Travel Things: a London-based museum of global travel, which exists to present the idiosyncrasies and culture of twenty-first-century living, in every corner of the world. In our museum, EVERYTHING is art: cultural literature, found objects, artisanal treasures, artefacts that are culturally iconic, and everyday items celebrate the history of objects in the twenty-first century. Each object is accompanied by its unique story of place and culture.

旅物博物館:我們是一間位於倫敦的私人博物館,呈現全球現代生活中,每個角落獨有的樣貌與氣息。對我們而言,在每趟旅行中遇見的文學作品、職人工藝、日常用品、偶然的物件,或者是存在於當下的歷史遺跡,「每件小事都是藝術」。我們蒐藏了來自世界各處的物件,它們訴說著各自的場域與文化,訴說著自己獨特的故事。

旅物博物館:私たちはロンドンにおけるプレベート博物館。現代生活の中で世界各地のユニークな物件を紹介します。私たちにとって、旅の途中に出会った文学作品、職人の技、日用品、偶然の出会い、あるいは現在に存在する歴史的遺物、小さくても「すべてのものは芸術です」。私たちは世界中から物を探し、その場所と文化を語り、そして彼ら自身のユニークな物語を伝えます。 Website link: https://www.travelthingsmuseum.com/

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