Karl Jacobsen

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A chic home that cost just $60k (with floor plan)

Before we begin to show you this beautiful home, we want to make it clear that the cost of the project is very much affected by where this home was …

15 Modern Playhouses for Cheerful Backyards

There is a real balancing act for families with young kids who prefer modern styles of decorating. You definitely want your home to feel welcoming …

The Best Lenses for the Fujifilm X Pro 2 and the Fujifilm X-T2

Photographers who use the Fujifilm X series system professionally (or are interested in doing so) will be amazed to know there are a number of …

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Book It: Four glamorous UK hotels for a soothing spa break

These dreamy spas are perfect for soothing the soul and banishing any winter blues. Stella magazine's team of writers offers a guide to four of the best UK hotels to unwind.<p><b>Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Lake District</b><p><b>Best for: wow factor</b><p>It’s champagne o’clock when you check into one of five glamorous …

Bamboo, the Re-Think

Mention bamboo in a room full of professional gardeners, as I did recently, and they are likely to recoil and say “nooooo” in unison. This useful …

14 Cool Miami Hotels That Are The Hottest In Town

Known for their iconic designs and elaborate parties, the cool Miami hotels offer visitors an experience like no other. By packing up the flip flops …

The Best IKEA Closets on the Internet

As fashion girls, we might spend most of our time obsessing over current clothing trends and stalking our favorite accessories online, but we also …

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9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

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15 ways to make a small living room feel huge!

Our living room is a very important part of the house. It's where we entertain guests, come together as a family after a long day or simply read your …

8 Elements To Include When Designing Your Zen Garden

Designed by Studio H Landscape Architecture in collaboration with QS Landscape is this modern zen garden that exemplifies many of the elements …

19 classy gardens that need almost no maintenance

Let's make life easy for ourselves, shall we? It's hard enough to decorate and furnish a home beautifully, so the last thing any of us needs is a …

Stock Photography. 6 Cool Techniques You May Not Know

How To Do Stock Photography – Your Guide To Getting Your Foot In The Door<p>Wanna <b>sell photos</b> and get pumped about your photographs?<p>Think your …

A Minimalist 1930s Apartment with Iconic Views of New York City

Architect David Davis and his hotelier husband give an old apartment a new, refreshingly modern life<p>When architect David Davis, managing principal of New York’s Rottet Studio, visited the estate sale of a two-bedroom apartment in a 1930s building in midtown Manhattan, he knew he’d found his next …

Interior Design

The ultimate UK bucket list: 29 things to do before you die

The Best Secret Islands in Italy

Coastal hideaways for travelers looking for absolute serenity.<p>Everyone’s heard of Sicily, Sardinia and fashionable Capri, but when it comes to …

11 gems on the British coastline - by the man who ran all 5,000 miles of it

Sometimes the most positive ideas emerge from the deepest wells of sorrow.<p>This weekend will see Wayne Russell complete a journey that few would even consider attempting – a run around the entire coastline of England, Wales and Scotland.<p>He was inspired to don his trainers by the death of his sister …

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

Seamus Mullen: the chef who cured himself of arthritis

New York chef Seamus Mullen, who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2007, believes changes to his diet and routine have reversed the effects of a crippling disease<p>Seven years ago the acclaimed New York chef Seamus Mullen, then 33, was trapped in a cycle of waking up in terrible pain, going …

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16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

22 amazing rooftop bars in London

Top 10: the best Lake Como hotels

The hotels that border Lake Como suit its dignified ambience remarkably well: mostly traditional and family run, a reflection of this romantic, poetic and sunny spot where for centuries aristocratic families, literary figures and celebrities (most famously today George Clooney) have settled in …

Travel Guide to... Budget European breaks

From the caves of Slovenia to Latvian microbreweries, Europe has plenty to surprise even the most well-travelled - and despite the pound’s recent …

European Travel

6 'Can't Miss' Things to Czech Out in Prague

A few hours away from most over-priced European cities, Prague is nestled in Bohemia, right in the center of the Czech Republic. Prague features a rich history, Gothic architecture, a castle, cobblestone streets, delicious food, and affordable prices.<p>If you are planning a trip to "Prague, Czech out:<p>…

Hidden Croatian beach voted 'best in Europe'

Almost completely obscured from the view of passing boats, Stiniva beach on the Croatian island of Vis has something of the James Bond villain lair about it.<p>But its secret is out. This week it was named the top beach in Europe for 2016 by the Brussels-based tourism organisation European Best …

A 30-Second Ritual To Start Every Day Off Right

All of us all want to be happy. And despite the way our culture commonly approaches this conversation, happiness is actually a relatively simple …

Happiness

Ljubljana, Slovenia: what to see plus the best hotels, bars and restaurants

As capital of one of Europe’s most forested countries, it’s perhaps fitting that Ljubljana is this year’s European Green Capital. A city of just 300,000 inhabitants, Ljubljana has often been ahead of the game when it comes to green initiatives – from the introduction of a sophisticated waste …

European Travel

The best beach hotels in the Mediterranean

An expert guide to the best beach hotels in the Mediterranean, featuring the top places to stay for sea views, great restaurants, buzzing nightlife and heated pools, for kids, couples and families, in locations including Majorca, Greece, Sardinia, Croatia, Turkey and the French Riviera.<p>Hotel Tamariu<p>…

NYC Travel: The Hotel Giraffe's Quiet Elegance

<i>The Hotel Giraffe (all photos: Library Hotel Collection)</i><p>The Hotel Giraffe is a hidden jewel on the east side of Manhattan at 26th and Park, once considered a neighborhood off the beaten track and now a gentrified area of shops and cafes, which if you know NYC is a neighborhood of beautiful …

‘Our best ever family decision: quitting school and jobs, and taking to the road’

It was a normal evening in February 2014 when I experienced what felt like a seismic event. It didn’t shake anyone else’s world, but it certainly changed my life and that of my family, possibly forever. As my wife and I settled into bed in Nottingham after a usual day of hard work at our teaching …

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