Angela McLean

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13 stunning designs by Zaha Hadid that are still incomplete

Celebrated architect Zaha Hadid, who died in late March at age 65, left an incredible legacy.<p>The Pritzker Prize-winning architect was known for her neofuturistic works characterized by sweeping curves and geometric forms. Over the span of her four-decade career, she created many acclaimed buildings …

Russian museum's newest employee is a big orange cat named Maray

April Fools' jokes can go wrong, but sometimes they go so, so right.<p>Serpukhov Historical and Art Museum decided to get in on the pranking action by …

10 of the best gardens … that you’ve probably never heard of

Gatton Park, England<p>This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of English landscape gardener Lancelot “Capability” Brown, who created lakes, built hills and planted forests in the process of creating over 170 spectacular parks. Among his finest creations are Harewood in Leeds and Croome …

Plantations

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

I Tried Natural Deodorant For 6 Months, Here's What Happened

Nowadays, it's totally normal to incorporate green or eco-friendly products in almost all aspects of your daily life, from all natural beauty products to chemical-free household cleaners and everything in-between. Me? I'm a sucker for anything all-natural. But for me, one area that I've had trouble …

History meets high fashion in Alexia Sinclair's photography - CNN Style

Written by Alyn Griffiths, CNN<p>"When people first see my images they often think they're paintings," claims Australian photographer Alexia Sinclair, who in fact compiles her artworks from photographs embellished with hundreds or sometimes thousands of layers of details and effects added in …

See the Palmyra We Can Never Get Back

The Tetrapylon, in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, 2009.<br>Peter Aaron—OTTO<p>1 of 10<p>Seven years ago, photographer Peter Aaron visited Palmyra with his …

Artist photographs toys in the fantastical scenes you imagined as a child

Now that you're an adult, chances are you don't play with toys much anymore. But why not? Is it because you don't want to, or because society will …

Kids

Sold for scrap: great city buildings that were stupidly demolished

The destruction in 1972 of Les Halles, the market described by Zola as “the belly of Paris”, was an act of sabotage against the city. It was “the most violent act ever committed against the heritage of Paris,” according to historian Donato Severo – strong words given what Haussmann did a century …

Urbanism

Cat Finds His Mini-Me, Decides To Adopt Him And Raise As His Own

When Jesse Ryan brought Minnie the ginger kitten home, their grown up cat Evin decided that there was only one thing to do about this new arrival. He …

'A certain sort of maleness': Helen Garner on a week spent watching Russell Crowe films

Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner review – elegant reflections on life, writing and Russell Crowe<p>Read more<p>One morning I walked into the kitchen and found my son-in-law standing frozen in front of the TV. On the screen a bloke in a blue singlet was manhandling an electric guitar. I had never before …

Nicole Kidman

Hedi Slimane Leaves Saint Laurent

Today’s news that Hedi Slimane has parted ways with Saint Laurent puts this year’s most fraught speculation at an official end. The house confirmed Slimane's departure via press release, stating that, "at the end of a four-year mission, which has led to the complete repositioning of the brand, the …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Wintergatan - Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)

YouTube

This Photographer Hilariously Captures Dogs And Their Love Affair With Peanut Butter

Greg Murray is a 34-year-old photographer from Cleveland, Ohio, who specializes in snapping pet portraits, and his latest project is capturing the attention of the internet. Murray is working on a series called “For The Love Of Peanut Butter,” which pits dogs against their favorite treat then …

Text in lost language may reveal god or goddess worshipped by Etruscans at ancient temple: Rare religious artifact found at ancient temple site in Italy is from lost culture fundamental to western traditions

Rare religious artifact found at ancient temple site in Italy is from lost culture fundamental to western traditions<p>Archaeologists in Italy have …

30 Most Colorful Cities Around the World

Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues …

23+ Harry Potter Jewelery Pieces To Show That You’re Still Waiting For Your Hogwarts Letter

Unless you're a real Harry Potter fan, stop reading right now, because this list of Harry Potter themed jewelry and accessories are imbued with …

The most valuable rare books in existence

Literature

This Cat’s Majestic Fluff Makes It Look Like A Cloud

Think this cloud looks just like a cat? Well guess what? It is a cat! Hard to believe I know, but trust me, it’s true.<p>This furry feline’s name is Sky …

21 attractions you wouldn't expect to see in France

So Cashews Grow Like This, And We Officially Know Nothing

Nature, you crazy.<p>In the wonderful world of trail mix, cashews are the real MVP. (Chocolate excluded.) We've eaten plenty of them over the years, but we never stopped to wonder: How do these things actually grow?<p>Well, now that we know, we're kind of freaking out.<p>Turns out, each and every cashew nut …

Ghostly prank haha

Jeremy Irons says he would turn down knighthood

Jeremy Irons has said he would turn down a knighthood, adding that he “ain’t” part of the establishment.<p>Irons, who will return to the stage with the director Richard Eyre for the Bristol Old Vic’s production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night next week, said he had not gone into his profession in …

Jeremy Irons

These Lamps Let You Grow Plants in Dark, Windowless Rooms

No sunlight, no problem.<p>We're starting to think rooms without windows hired a public relations team to boost their reputation. First, there was the fake basement window solution that looks shockingly realistic and lovely. And now there's the Mygdal Plantlamp that lets you grow plants that will …

Plants

How to make coffee when you have no coffee maker

Whether you've broken your Chemex or just don't own a coffee maker, this is a great way to make a drinkable cup of Joe in a pinch.<p>So you broke your coffee maker. It happens. After all, they're usually made of fragile glass or ceramic. They're bound to break sooner or later.<p>So how do you continue to …

Coffee

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Coffee House Hacks

You can have the same luxurious coffee house drinks that you love right in your own home. Here are some of my favorite <b>Coffee House Hacks</b> to help you …

How to Order Espresso Drinks Like a Pro

What's the difference between a cappuccino and a latte? Is a macchiato really supposed to be filled with caramel and sugary syrup? What the hell is a …

Along with coffee trees, new jobs grow from Starbucks One Tree for Every Bag commitment

When Starbucks hit the 10-million coffee trees milestone in its One Tree for Every Bag Commitment today, the groundwork was laid to not only …