Jack Basu

Welcome to my world. I’m Jack Basu. I have lived my life as a global citizen between the historic ‘Pink City’ Jaipur in India and Westminster with its inspiring and imposing architecture. I would describe myself as a widely travelled young adult who has an unusual insight into the business world and is an avid reader and writer.



Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Global Vision Direct Limited T/A Artisan Furniture.

New Wave Furniture – Granny’s bane. Our gain

What goes through your mind when see a conspicuous piece of furniture in a home, “Woah that’s beautiful”, “Where did they get that?” and “Mine is better” are quite likely. Especially the last one. Our self centred selves are really quite charming. Anyway, the point is, there’s not much to gaze at about conventional furniture,

Mango Magnifique – Exotic Furniture Closer to Home

You probably have a jar of mango chutney in your fridge. Incidentally, I do so too. More incidentally, so do 6 million of us in the UK. I don’t blame us; the stuff is delicious. Pork tenderloin, naan or regular old curries, mango chutneys go with just about anything (except tide pods, but they’re not

Opulent Oak – Furniture at its Best

The Whomping Willow from Harry Potter is quite possibly the most famous tree in history. Granted, it’s (arguably) fiction, but that’s not about to stop it from being more famous than probably all of us combined. Murderous tendencies aside, it’s the willow that young willows strive to be. Other tree younglings are not fortunate enough

Elizabethan Enthusiasm and Contemporary Contention

Is the Westminster Abbey better looking than the Shard? Do Nokias rock more than iPhones? Ford or Tesla? While unlikely to be asked by a sane person in real life (Of course, Tesla is better. Just kidding), these questions probably show that we have quite different preferences when it comes to New vs. Old. Whether

Amazonians to Amazon

The Romans (and possibly the mythological Amazonians) built roads in 800 CE. Not particularly good ones, no doubt, but roads nonetheless. Fun fact: most of said roads survive today, not bad for a bunch of half-naked people without machines 2000 years ago. Roads were the first – admittedly tiny – step towards efficient transport. It

The Brick Conundrum

Quick, when’s the last time you went to a physical store for anything besides groceries? If you’re anything like the rest of the British population, the answer is likely to be ‘‘When we didn’t have roads blocked by snow, thank you very much’’, followed by a disapproving ‘tut’. On a more serious note, only about

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