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The 50 greatest adventures on Earth

Adventure: noun – an unusual and exciting experience; a daring enterprise; a hazardous activity.<p>That’s what the dictionary says. But what does it mean to you? To some, it might involve pushing yourself to the physical limits: summiting a great peak – Kilimanjaro, perhaps – or tackling extreme …

Salumi 101: Your Guide to Italy's Finest Cured Meats

I have a little food dance I like to do when the mood strikes. It goes like this: I scrunch my face and wiggle my butt while pumping my fists up and down like pistons. I call it "the ham dance," but pretty much any fancy sliced meat will get me going. And I've been doing it a lot lately, thanks to …

If Star Wars droids have sex, it looks like this

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, droids probably mashed metals.<p>While many of the most famous <i>Star Wars</i> humanoid characters developed …

The Most Exciting Light Bulbs of 2016 Are Really Good-Looking—and Smart, Too!

Gone are the days when a 60-watt incandescent from the grocery store was your best (and only) light bulb option. Now anyone can buy lighting that looks like art—or lighting that exquisitely <i>shows off</i> your art. And it's not just decorative bulbs that are cornering the market: The “smart bulb" craze …

Valentino's Mirabilia Romae Couture Collection Exhibit Up Close

The dreamy, Eternal City-inspired Fall 2015 couture collection was on full display last night at Lincoln Center.<p>Valentino's Mirabilia Romae Haute Couture collection first showed in July in the open air of Rome outside of its largest store in the Piazza Mignanelli—in its own Roman Forum courtesy of …

The Arts

Urban Explorer Gives Viewers an Interior Tour of St. Petersburg's Architectural Gems

Urban explorer Sergey Prokopenko sees the inner beauty that's concealed within St. Petersburg's most impressive architectural structures. When referring to the splendor he finds while exploring various interiors, the photographer states, "It’s hidden from intruders behind closed doors and security …

European Travel

Enigma Steampunk Cafe in Romania Unleashes Kinetic Energy

A steampunk cafe can easily quench the thirst for unconventional design. The Enigma Cafe and Bar in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, is a unique place where the …

Walt Disney Company

Articles about 6 heavenly converted churches on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Nestled in a 19th-century church and school, these Bushwick apartments feature cathedral ceilings and Gothic details.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she …

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Prints Inspired by the Architecture of the 20th Century

“The New World”, a series of fine art prints by Geebird&Bamby as a homage to the architectural design of 20th century.<p>Geebird&Bamby is a …

Illuminated Book Sculptures Form Highly Detailed Magical Worlds

Artist Su Blackwell utilizes beloved novels as an uncommon canvas and builds upward to create bewitching book sculptures. For her latest standout exhibition, she was inspired by how one's dwelling can act as an imaginative space. “The works include dwellings, such as lighthouses, wood cottages, …

Sculpture

Fairytale-Inspired Portraits Explore Enchanting Worlds of Magic and Adventure

Lose yourself in the fantasy world of photographer Magdalena Russocka, who captures captivating fairytale portraits that appear to be straight out of a storybook. Wild stallions and loyal wolves star alongside warrior queens, sorceresses, and wild women in the photographer's enchanting images. Each …

Photography

Lexus has built a car with a human heartbeat

It's better than personalised number plates: Lexus has designed a one-off car that can reflect the driver's heartbeat on the vehicle's exterior using …

11 Ideas to Steal for a Moonlight Garden

Moonlight gardens–planted with white and silvery flowers that glow after dark–became an early 20th century fad in both the US and Europe. After …

This Artist Makes You See Color in a New Light

Emily Blincoe's Instagram feed is a Technicolor wonderland.<p>We've never met a color we didn't like (though certain shades capture our hearts a little bit more than others). That's why we immediately fell in love with the Instagram feed of Emily Blincoe, a Tennessee-based photographer who just <i>gets</i> …

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Chasing Crooks in My Jimmy Choos

From sex columnist to private investigator, Catherine Townsend spills secrets of the business.<p>It’s Friday night and I’m holed up in a five-star …

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WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

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Scootering Through Asia: It's Easier Than You Think

Read on HuffPost Brasil<p>Scooter, Vespa, motorbike, moped. Call them what you will -- those machines are wildly common in the cities of Asia. Because they are cheap, light and easy to ride, they dominate traffic around here, and have become very popular among travelers. But is traveling this area of …

Asia Travel

Ikea And Ideo Tease A Kitchen For The End Of The World

Interactive cooktops and drought-friendly dishwashers.The future is bright and Doomsday-ready.<p>There always seem to be two potential futures: In one, we have Marty McFly flying around on hoverboards like everything’s wonderful. In the other, we have Katniss Everdeen slitting throats for the world’s …

Kitchens