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Designer Makes Balloon Furniture You Can Actually Sit On

Seungjin Yang makes your typical vibrant party balloon creations—only, his inflatable creations never pop or deflate. The Seoul-based designer has …

Al Capone

8 Travel Apps That Work Better Than A Guidebook

<i>by Emily Price</i><p>Skip pricey bus or walking tours on your next trip and instead download these apps, which offer historical insight and cool bits of trivia about areas around the world. Bonus: you won't have to lug around a guidebook.<p>Photo: Image Source / Alamy<p>Walking tours are a great way to learn …

Apps

Eiffel Tower and Burj Khalifa Listed Top 3 in Global “Selfie” Rankings

New research has found that (unsurprisingly) the Eiffel Tower and Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest building - are among the top three most popular …

Burj Khalifa

5 Travel Trends for 2015

<b>5 Travel Trends for '15</b><p>Working in a travel company, I'm constantly talking to people who are planning trips up to 18 months in the future. What that yields is a terrific inside look at how people are thinking about travel, where they intend to go, how they are collecting information, and what …

Apple Watch

Small Cubic Cabin Sits on Glowing Orange Aluminum Spines

This spiky, orange-glowing cube, known as the <i>Barnards Farm Sitooterie</i>, is the newest sculptural and architectural addition to the grounds of the UK's National Malus Collection in Essex. Adapted from Scottish origins, a “sitooterie” is a small summer cabin, as in a place to “sit oot.” The perfectly …

Architecture

Destinations to Watch in 2015

With nearly 200 countries in the world, choosing your next destination is no small task. Luckily, some cities and countries are setting themselves apart in 2015 with brand-new service and developments, big birthdays, yearlong festivities and global events.<p>Ready for a vacation that makes the most of …

Smart Cities

NE apartment by Yuji Nakae, Akiyoshi Takagi and Hirofumi Ohno

Japanese architects Yuji Nakae, Akiyoshi Takagi and Hirofumi Ohno have collaborated on NE apartments, a block of eight apartments for motorcycle …

6 Reasons Why Long Distance Train Travel Is Worth It

Taking a long-distance train is not the fastest mode of transportation, but it’s certainly much more relaxing than being crammed into flying metal tube with 150 of your closest friends. As long as you’re not in a hurry, it’s a great way to unplug, de-stress and maybe even meet some new friends. …

KURO Building / KINO Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The complex building on a shopping street of the Tokyo downtown area. This shopping street is losing …

The Rules of Flirting On a Plane

Look, it happens. Sometimes you end up sitting next to someone who's not only age-appropriate and single, but attractive. The situation being what it is, the captivity of the plane can either be the best or worst place to make your move.<p>Not surprisingly, I am usually on the other end of the …

Relationships

Travel Tips You Should Ignore

When I say what I do, I tend to get unrequested advice regarding travel: Bring photocopies of your passport! Take mini bottles of alcohol with you on the plane! Always pack a swimsuit!<p>While I question the legality of some, I tend to agree with most of the tidbits I hear from strangers and friends. …

Travel

What Every European Country Is The Worst At

By: Kate Peregrina<p>The European Union has 28 member countries. And kinda like Captain Planet, when their powers combine, they make for a pretty great place to live.<p>But that doesn't mean each country is without its flaws. It's like the Planeteer who controlled the element of Heart. Sure, he helped …

Europe

27 Unusual Wedding Photos From Around The World

Reuters has rounded up photos of some unusual wedding celebrations around the world, featuring couples tying the knot underwater, dangling off a cliff, and everywhere in between.<p><i>Paige Cooperstein wrote an earlier version of this post.</i>

Weddings

HOUSE TOUR: A Neutral NYC Home With The Most Brilliant Pops Of Color

Colorful pieces can be high-voltage while maintaining a small footprint. Designer Thomas Altamirano shows us how it's done.<p>Colorful pieces can be high-voltage while maintaining a small footprint. Designer Thomas Altamirano shows us how it's done.

The Perfect Apartment For Breaking Up

These micro-apartments can be reconfigured as tenants’ needs change.<p>As urban populations swell and housing costs skyrocket, many big cities are changing building codes to allow tinier and tinier apartments. While cities have different ideas about what micro-housing really means (in Boston, studios …

Housing

5 Packing Tips for a Cold Weather Getaway

With the holidays fast approaching, many of us will be packing suitcases and driving or flying to visit family. But let's face it: packing for cold winter weather is no easy task. Here are five packing tips to maximize space when headed for cooler temps.<p>1. Invest in quality clothing<p>Functional …

Weather

The most gay-friendly places on the planet

As more and more nations grant equality to same-sex couples, here’s a list of the most progressive, inclusive and accepting destinations that open their arms to the LGBTQ traveller.<p>1. Copenhagen, Denmark<p>Denmark may be the home of Lego and at the forefront of New Nordic Cuisine, but importantly it …

LGBTQI

Aoki Jun and Associates complete perforated monogrammed facade for Louis Vuitton Tokyo

Japanese studio Aoki Jun and Associates redesigned the facade of the Louis Vuitton store in the Ginza district of Tokyo with a patterned and …

ECDM Architectes extends Parisian apartments with wavy balconies

The curving balconies of this housing scheme by French studio ECDM Architectes create a rippling outline and provide each flat with outdoor space (+ …

Bath Kitchen House / Takeshi Shikauchi

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> According to Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, it is said that there are 1.29 …

Giant sash windows cover the back of Panovscott's Sydney house extension

Two oversized sash-style windows have been added to the back of this two-storey extension by Sydney architects Panovscott, allowing both levels to …

TOTEM by Alexandre Dubreuil Design Studio

Alexandre Dubreuil Design Studio has created a stand alone light named TOTEM.<p>From the designer<p>Towards a quest of fundamental, the design strictly …

Arhitektura d.o.o. designs minimalist Ribja Brv Footbridge in the centre of Ljubljana

Slovenian studio Arhitektura d.o.o. has designed a footbridge in Ljubljana to be as minimal and transparent as possible, in order to maintain focus …

11 of the most amazing train stations from New York to Mumbai | CNN Travel

You Forgot to Pack These 8 Things

Hey, you forgot something. It's okay. Everybody does it. We interviewed hotel concierges to find out which important items travelers tend to forget the most, and we got some advice on how to best deal with your loss. We even found one hotel chain that specially caters to the harried, the hurried …

Hospitality

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

Yellowstone National Park

Do leave home without it: stuff you should never take on a trip

We've all seen these people and, inevitably, at some point we've actually <i>been</i> these people. The urge to overpack is a phenomenon most people experience in their early travel years and eventually outgrow. But some never quite make the connection between overpacking and the resulting inconvenience …

Costa Rica

Hilla Shamia ‘s Wood Casting Exhibits Ornamental Merger Between Aluminium and Wood

Imperfection is what drives the train of carefully hand-made products. Israel-based product designer Hilla Shamia showcases a wonderful symbiosis …

Interior Renovation of an Apartment in Les Corts / Sergi Pons

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> It's about an apartment renovation located in Les Corts neighborhood in Barcelona city, categorized …

Architecture