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Modern Crib with Unique Baltic Sea Views: Guna Villa in Latvia

<b>Guna Villa</b> is an intriguing architecture project developed by <b>GMP Architekten</b> and located in Jurmala, a city not far away from Riga, Latvia. The …

A long hot summer for Latvia

LATVIA is in danger of producing more news than it can comfortably consume. This week's print edition carries a brief analysis of the latest …

US road trip: from New York to Georgia

We decided to move from London to New York. Writers can write anywhere, I thought. It's a privilege. Why pass up that freedom? So last August we brought our dogs over on the Queen Mary 2. I heard that Ashleigh and Pudsey – winners of Britain's Got Talent 2012 – were on the voyage before ours, and …

Historic Savannah, Georgia - A Trip in Photos

My partner and I recently spent a few days of R&R on Amelia Island in Florida. On our last day we decided to drive up the coast for a day trip to a …

A Savannah Kitchen With European Elegance

Inside a 100-year-old house's new kitchen.<p>In designer Mary Jo Bochner's Savannah, Georgia kitchen a mix of French antiques, second-hand-finds, and new open shelving creates a relaxed feeling with a touch of European elegance. For more decor and design ideas, read an interview with Bochner.

Kitchens

New Year's Made Easy: A Quick Trip to Savannah, Georgia

For a stress-free New Year's Eve trip, consider Savannah, Georgia, where January temperatures rarely dip below 70 degrees. Plus, quick trips are easily made with non-stop flights from Charlotte, Dallas, and Houston.<p><b>Why you’re going</b> If Atlanta is the media and entertainment capital of the South, …

Fabulous Beekman Boys Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge Wed

Brent Ridge, Josh Kilmer-Purcell<p><i>The Fabulous Beekman Boys</i> Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge married Friday, <i>Us Weekly</i> reports.<p>The couple exchanged …

Weddings

Grace Kelly Covers Tatler In Iconic 1955 Edith Head Dress (PHOTO)

She may have passed away in 1982, but Princess Grace is having a moment. The princess of Monaco is the latest cover star of Tatler, with one of her most iconic photos peering back at readers of the December 2013 issue.<p>The icy green dress on the cover is by Edith Head, the most influential costume …

A Kangaroo And Wombat Form An Absolutely Adorable Friendship

Some of the best friendships are the product of the most unlikely pairings. Case in point? The union of Peggy the wombat and Anzac the kangaroo. …

Cute

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

Pictures of the Week 11.8.2013

Decrepit Big Wheel

Incredible colorized historical photos

Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945<p>Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937<p>Japanese Archers circa 1860<p>View from Capitol in Nashville, …

Winners of the International Fine Art Photography Competition 2013

Ready to see a selection of today's best fine art photography? The International Fine Art Photography Competition (Grand Prix de la Dcouverte) has just announced its 2013 winners. Each year, the competition invites emerging and mid-career photographers from around the world to enter their finest …

Meet the Stylist Behind Some of Fashion’s Most Iconic Images

Thirty years ago, Lori Goldstein tried her hand at styling on a whim. Today she is known for some of the most unforgettable images to grace fashion’s …

The craziest OkCupid date ever

Jeff and I traveled to eight countries in 21 days without changing clothes. It sure beat meeting for coffee<p>Clara Bensen<p>November 12, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>We’re standing on the side of a highway in Budapest, trying to hitch a ride. I’m elegantly dressed for a proper afternoon at the National Gallery in …

Los Angeles Times’ images of President Kennedy [updated]

John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas.<p>Starting in the 1950s, Kennedy, a Democrat from Massachusetts, often visited Los Angeles. His sister Patricia was married to actor Peter Lawford.<p>Two of the Los Angeles Times’ most popular JFK …

Skillet Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Fontina and White Cheddar Skillet Brussels Bacon Mac.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 8, 2013 92<p>I figured it was time to eat some bacon. I mean it’s been a …

Articles about 10 dwell houses their own words on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

How Giant Birds Can Fly Nearly 10,000 Miles in One Go

<b>Forget circumnavigating the globe in 80 days—an albatross can do it in a mere 46!</b><p>These world travelers are among the largest flying birds, weighing up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms), and with a wingspan of 11 feet (3 meters). But hefting such huge bodies off the ground takes a lot of energy. If …

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco | Colossal

<p>Kiev-based photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) continues to amaze with his surreal style of conceptual photography that makes use of a muted …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …