Evi Giannakakou

39 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Like | 2 Followers | @EviGiannakakou | Keep up with Evi Giannakakou on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Evi Giannakakou”

New York Travel Guide

24 Hours in Manhattan: Hotels with More Than Beds

Manhattan’s hyper-competitive luxury hotels are always trying to outdo each other. But they’ve been taking it to a new level lately.<p>How else would you describe a museum-quality art collection, a 3D movie theater, or the finest indoor pool this side of Central Park?<p>At the Peninsula New York, that’s …

The Best of the West Village

The West Village is a labyrinth of shady brownstone-lined streets, hidden gardens, corner shops, and a mix of sophisticated culinary temples and casual downhome joints. It’s also a place I’m proud to call home.<p>I often find myself thinking <i>I feel like I’m on the set of a movie</i> while wandering this …

5 Must-See Pieces at the Met

The next time you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, you must say hello to “William.”<p>The small blue statuette has been the museum’s unofficial mascot since he made his debut in 1917. But don’t let his youthful looks fool you; he’s been around for almost four millennia. Today, …

Erik’s Brooklyn

<b>Erik Trinidad</b> of The Global Trip has traveled to dozens of countries around the world, but he’s been proud call Brooklyn home for the past five years. Check out a few of his favorite things about New York City’s most populous borough (by far, actually), then add your own two cents by leaving a …

Travels on the Run: Lower Manhattan

Central Park is the obvious go-to run in NYC, but for something different (and because it’s near my hotel), I jog to the esplanade that runs along the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan and head south. (Note: Hudson River Park extends 5 miles from 59th Street south to Battery Park)<p>As I clip along this …

Why I Love the Upper East Side

I’ll just say it: I love the Upper East Side.<p>I’ve heard grumbles and witnessed eye-rolls from people who see it as the land of <i>Gossip Girl</i> and old-money families — and those who think the far East Side is for recent college grads sharing studio apartments.<p>While there’s truth to every stereotype, the …

New York Travel Guide

Booker’s New York City

Traveler of the Year <b>Booker Mitchell</b> was close to celebrating his fourth birthday when 9/11 happened. “Millions call New York City home, and while no one personally knows even a percentage of the population, we unite at times when it matters most and act locally like any other small town in the …

Woody Allen’s New York

I used to sort of hate New York. I rooted against the Yankees and saw the “big city” as a scary place of noise, fast-talk, and blood-filled drama. Then I watched <i>Annie Hall</i>. And <i>Manhattan</i>. And <i>The Purple Rose of Cairo</i>.<p>By the time I finally visited Manhattan, during a college break, I half expected …

Free Things to Do in New York City

Finding free activities to fill your day in the City That Never Sleeps is easier than you might think. With countless cultural attractions and a large city parks system, there's plenty to do that won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Art/Music</b><p>Skip the $25 ticket price when the <b>Museum of Modern Art</b> opens its doors, …

New York Central Park

See New York City photos in this gallery from National Geographic’s Ultimate City Guide for New York City.

5 companies trying to help you sleep better

The average worker loses 8.5 days of work annually because they can’t catch a decent night’s sleep. That’s probably because your phone is sending you push notifications from all the different services and social networks you’re part of.<p>As a result, we’re suffering at work with loss of focus and …

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Picture Stories<p>Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

The coral reefs that almost made scientists cry (for joy)

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>These are not fun times to be a coral reef researcher.<p>Like so much of environmental science, the field can be a dismal one, often devoted to documenting decline. There are mass die-offs, worldwide bleaching events, plagues of sea stars, the ominous “warm blob,” the …

Global Warming

Architecture, Psychology... and Furniture?

A Classroom Strategy for Furniture Design<p>In design thinking, working within constraints is key, so after the students understood their task, we set …

Nap under your desk like a professional with the 'Schnap' hammock

Anyone who says they basically live at the office now has an excuse to make that a reality.<p>While taking a quick snooze under one's desk used to mean …

Top Ten Tech Trends: Nurturing Digital Health Startups

Almost every week brings the announcement of another health system opening a center to commercialize innovations or a business accelerator to work …

Cooking Tableware: Beautiful Cookware You Can Use to Make and Serve

Lagranja has developed a R+D project with Toshiba to incorporate decorative design to industrially mass produced objects, focusing on the domestic …

Selfies of the Future

Take what you know about handheld cameras and throw it out because this series of point and shoot, mirrorless and DSLR cameras imagines what personal …

An Oasis Of Serenity In Southern France

By creating the ‘Villa Tranquille’ or the ‘Quiet House’ in the Hérault Valley in southern France, local architects artelabo built an oasis of …

Serenity

The future of finance: Forget PINs and passwords ... welcome to a world of wearable technology

What does the future hold for us as spenders and savers? In the past 30 years, the way in which we bank and use money has changed dramatically. But …

Tips for Hanging Art in Pairs

(Image credit: Tessa Neustadt)<p>When it comes to hanging art on a wall, design experts will always suggest that you decorate in odd numbers because …

Dining Rooms

Privacy Guidelines For Designing Personalization

For interaction designers, it’s becoming common to encounter <b>privacy concerns</b> as part of the design process. Rich online experiences often require the …

How World War II Sparked The Scandinavian Design Craze

If not for the war, the notion of “Scandinavian” design may never have left Northern Europe.<p>Who gave the world Scandinavian design? Arne Jacobsen, Eero Arnio, Alvar Aalto, or Ingvar Kamprad? Okay, sure. But another larger force played a major role in establishing Scandinavian design as well: World …

6 brilliant home design ideas used by 'starchitect' Zaha Hadid in her latest NYC luxury apartment building

Set to open by early 2017, the apartments overlook the High Line and will come with a slew of high-class amenities.<p>I recently toured one of the model apartments and left drooling over all the cool design ideas and smart home gadgetry.<p>Here are some of the most exciting innovations at 520 West 28th …

Architecture

Real-Life Design Lessons: How To Build a Home "Uniform"

When you're decorating, you might feel pressure to add variety to your space by layering in as many different ideas or influences as you can. But, …

Dining Rooms

Hilarious chart shows how committees kill creativity

So, you've done loads of market research. You've thrashed out some ideas on a mood board, and you're just putting the finishing touches to your …

Articles about 7 easily portable lights indoors and outdoors on Dwell.com - Dwell

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>The Noorens fell in love with San Diego and the surrounding …

Portable