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Plot Twist: These 15 Low-Light Indoor Plants Actually Crave Dark Corners

My tiny studio apartment gets an insanely low amount of natural light. Though the sole window in the apartment is large and generous, it's also …

Plants

Top Chefs Pick Nine of the Best Places to Eat in Bilbao

Bilbao isn’t the first city that trips off the tongue when you recommend international dining destinations.<p>It’s only in the past 20 years or so that …

The Best Pizza in New York City, According to Top Chefs

If it’s possible, pizza is more popular than ever. And not just with diners; some of the world’s best and most notable chefs have their own favorites …

New York City

The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

Japan

Eufy debuts new EverCam security camera with 365-day battery life, facial recognition, more

The folks over Anker make some of our favorite smartphone accessories on the market. And when the company launched its sister-brand Eufy last fall, the same quality we’ve come to expect from Anker carried over into its lineup of smart home accessories. Today, Eufy has announced the latest addition …

Batteries

6 Air-Cleaning Plants That Basically Do Your Spring Cleaning For You

And they’re a lot prettier than a vacuum, that’s for sure.<p>A good houseplant is next best thing to a live-in housekeeper. They add a little pizazz and cosiness wherever you place them, and they can even help you get a better night's sleep.<p>With help from <i>Houseplants for a Healthy Home</i> by Jon VanZile — …

20 IKEA Hacks You’ll See Everywhere in 2018

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

50 Incredible Living Rooms to Inspire Your 2018 Makeover

Even if you're working with a tiny space, a well-devised living area sets the tone for the rest of your place. And as there's no shortage of …

Home Decorating

Tuscany Cities Map and Tourism Guide

Tuscany, Italy's largest region, contains a population just short of 4 million. It's the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Art is everywhere; …

Rachael Ray's 9-Ingredient Carbonara Recipe Is an Internet Favorite

The Food Network's Rachael Ray knows comfort food, and her carbonara recipe is exhibit A. The chef recently shared the crowd-favorite recipe on her …

The top 10 cities to travel to in 2018, according to Lonely Planet

2017 is slowly coming to a close, which means it's time to start brainstorming your travel plans for next year.<p>Lonely Planet just released its Best in Travel for 2018, a comprehensive guide that includes the top 10 cities, countries, and regions to visit in the new year, as well as best value …

Top 10

Is This the Future of Kitchen Design?

Open kitchens are mainstays these days, as many Americans want homes that are airy and welcoming versus closed off and formal. But an open layout …

Practically Perfect: Fujifilm XT-2 and Fujifilm 16mm f/1.4 Review

I just finished teaching a workshop in Kyoto, and borrowed the Fujifilm XT-2 and Fujifilm 16mm f/1.4 (roughly a 24mm full-frame equivalent) for a …

The One Wall Color That Instantly Creates a Grown Up Home

White walls seem to be a designer secret weapon: they open up rooms of all sizes (make small rooms seem larger, large rooms appear...even airier) and …

Home Decorating

8 Lesser Known Cities in Italy To Fall in Love With

When you travel to Italy, the top destinations on your list probably are Rome, Florence, Venice and perhaps a stop for some Tuscan sun. But there are …

9 Ikea Kitchen Hacks That Change Everything

Kitchens are superfunctional spaces, and it can be difficult to balance function and style. But kitchens are also one of the best places in your home for you to get creative, and nothing lets you express your creativity while maintaining functionality like some good Ikea hacks. Try a simple DIY …

You're Only a Barcelona Expert If You've Done These 17 Things

It seems everyone you know has been to Barcelona at least once in their lifetime, and it’s easy to understand why given the abundance of great …

The Eater Guide to Lisbon

Lisbon eats well and looks good doing it. The city is a wonderland of narrow cobblestone streets, opulent tiled buildings, vintage yellow trams, and stunning views at every (hilly) turn. Ornate kiosks provision local parks with drinks and snacks, neighborhood <i>past</i><i>e</i><i>larias</i> serve classic sweets made by …

Porto city guide: How to spend two days in Portugal's second city

Why go now?<p>Porto is a city on the rise, tempting travellers with its pretty old town, excellent wine bars and golden rooftops. This isn’t a …

7 Underrated Mediterranean Destinations to Visit on Your Next Trip

The Mediterranean evokes many idyllic images, whether it’s white homes cascading down the hills to the sea or a charming promenade surrounding a …

European Travel

How to Get The Fastest Performance From Your Camera When Doing Street Photography

Some of the biggest problems with mirrorless cameras for photojournalists, street photographers, wedding photographers and others has to be the …

Pushing Photographic Boundaries - Insane Abstract and HDR Street Photography

Trust me, You've Yet to Witness Multi-Exposure Techniques Like <i>This</i><p><b>Who's the Photographer?</b><br>Michael Lee is a British visual artist, living and working …

Believe It Or Not: The 3 Deadly Photography Sins

A drunk guy in a bar in Amsterdam said the following to me after I told him I work as a fine-art photographer: “So man, you love that photo stuff, …

Is street photography killing itself?

Is the most egalitarian form of photography, ‘street photography’, being destroyed by its own popularity? Is such a thing even possible? I won’t …

A Swedish payment company that did €3 billion in transactions last year is coming to the UK

The news comes as Trustly announced that it saw a huge jump in transaction volumes in 2016, hitting €3.2 billion (£2.7 billion). The blockbuster year almost doubled the total processed by the business since its founding in 2008, with a total of €6.5 billion (£5.5 billion) processed to date.<p>Trustly …

Free Eric Kim Lightroom Presets 2017

With “Eric Kim Monochrome 1600” preset on Ricoh GR IIDear friends,As a gift, download <b>Eric Kim Lightroom Presets 2017</b> (my newest free collection of …

Street Photography

The Tinder-inspired Wallet!

I never thought I’d live to see the day where a wallet design would take direct inspiration from smartphones. The Vessel wallet literally allows you …

Why Street Photography Matters in 2017

“Street photography is dead”, declare forum threads and thinkpieces far and wide. The Internet and phone cameras have watered the quality down. The …

How Diane Arbus’s Photographs Capture The Heart of NYC

An SFMOMA exhibit of Diane Arbus’s early photographs reveals how she threw herself into photographing every kind of person she saw on Manhattan’s …