Each month we pick three things that have inspired us. From art, design and branding, to food, drink and beyond… Welcome to the March edition.

1. The Burrell Collection

Mary writes:

Recently I visited Glasgow for the first time. A city that oozes art and culture, but I was told if I was to do only one thing while I was there then it was to visit The Burrell Collection in Pollock Park.

Voted Museum of the Year 2023, the seminal building set in beautiful parkland holds a remarkable collection of treasures gifted to the city by Sir William Burrell - a wealthy shipping magnate and renowned art collector.

Incredible collections of Chinese art and ceramics from the Qing Dynasty are displayed alongside objects from ancient civilisations, medieval stained glass sits with stunning Persian tapestries and Rodin’s sculptures mingle with Degas’ ballet dancers. The huge airy interiors allow each object to sing in its own space without being crowded out by an equally impressive neighbour. A few hours was nowhere near enough time to cover this vast collection but enough to know that I will definitely be returning for more!"

BC Interior 1
BC Plates 1
BC Horses 1
BC Figures
BC Bike

2. Ugo Gattoni’s Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Posters

We were mesmerised by the new posters created for this summer’s Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games. Illustrator Ugo Gattoni spent over 2,000 hours creating a vibrant and fantastical cityscape that places Parisian landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe alongside sporting venues including the Stade de France and the Tahitian coastline (where the surfing is being held).

Featuring intricate details, 47 sporting disciplines and a host of discoverable narratives, the artwork is the first of its kind to integrate both the Olympic and Paralympic posters as a diptych; yet each poster also works independently.

We’d love to pore over them in more detail, especially as they’re currently on display at the Musée d’Orsay – another of our favourite museums.

Paris 2024

Trash & Treasure

On a recent Tesco shop we noticed the new Trash & Treasure spirits range from Warner Distillery. Built around the ethos that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, the brand aims to rescue 100+ tonnes of discarded fruit and vegetables from landfill over the next 3 years.

The first two products in the range are a Jamaican rum distilled using pineapple and mango peel; and a citrus vodka from lemon peel, both available online or via Tesco.

Warner Distillery is a fellow B Corp business and part of the Buy Women Built community (which we featured in our February Muse). It's been at the forefront of the gin resurgence in recent years but we’re excited to try this new foray into rum and vodka. We'll be sampling a Dark & Stormy (or two) over the Easter weekend and can’t wait to see what innovations they bring next!