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6 Inspiring Interiors, From A Rain Room To A Cardboard Cathedral

Interior design isn’t just about pretty wallpaper: These innovative rooms reimagine what an indoor space can be.<p><i>Room: Inside Contemporary Interiors</i>, a coffee table book out this month from Phaidon, features 100 stunning interior design projects from the past five years, including popup shops, a …

Architecture

Chocolate Lover's Guide to Paris

In the last five years, Paris has witnessed an explosion on the chocolate scene to rival any city on the planet. While boutiques are proliferating all over the city, Paris's chocolate epicenter, Saint-Germain-des Prés, is now home to no fewer than a dozen world-class chocolatiers--from small …

France

Japan unveils levitating train travel

Japan’s Magnetically Levitating Train Tops 300 MPH<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand experience, retail …

Megan Amram: How Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert shaped my comedy

The satirical tradition is thousands of years old. Two Comedy Central stars helped a “Parks & Rec” writer get real<p>I’ve always been someone who’s felt very strongly about a lot of issues and about feminism and gender. Satire is a way to give your opinions on a range of things and make the medicine …

The forgotten space race: Haunting images of Nasa's abandoned launch sites reveal ambition that once captivated the world

• <b>Stunning images were taken by photographer Roland Miller, 56, from Grayslake, Illinois, over 25 years</b>• <b><br>He visited 16 space launch sites and research</b> …

The Wishlist: The Outdoorsman's Holiday Gift Guide | HiConsumption

The wilds of the world call to some men more than others, beckoning them to explore far and wide, risking their lives to ascend the highest peaks, …

Spotlight 2015: Apps, Google Glass, smartwatches and iBeacon technology sync with air travel passengers

United Airlines plans to roll out high-speed in-flight connectivity that is fast enough for movie- and television-streaming on 200 of its regional …

10 Epic Long Distance Hikes Around The World

A long distance hiking path is typically defined as anything that takes longer than one or two days to complete. We took that idea 5 million steps …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Istanbul's Newest Hotel Is a Stunner

WHAT: The Raffles Hotel group is spreading its wings from its Singapore base. Istanbul makes its 10th property (number 11 is coming to Jakarta soon). Just opened in September, there are 181 rooms and suites. Even the most basic room category measures 678 square feet, the largest entry-level rooms …

San Francisco

In Africa, Tracker Dogs Join War Against Elephant Poachers

It's all hands (and paws) on deck when it comes to the poaching crisis in Africa.<p>MANYARA RANCH, Tanzania—On October 14, tracker dogs led game scouts to a group of armed poachers who were on the run after shooting and killing a well-known old elephant bull just outside Tarangire National Park. This …

National Geographic Travel

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

Art

Dior's early days told in a book

From the first show until the founder's last breath, British Journalist Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni delves into the French fashion house's history, …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Gorgeous Traditional Temari, Embroiedered By a 92 Year Old Woman

Temari (meaning handball), is a Japanese folk art form of embroidering balls for handball games or just plain decoration. Back in the day (around 7th century AD), the spheres were made from old kimono remnants that were wadded up into a ball and then wrapped with strips of fabric. Over time, the …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p>Courtesy

Zaha Hadid’s Latest Work Is A Beautiful Research Center In Cambodia

Star architect Zaha Hadid‘s proposal for a genocide research center and memorial park in Cambodia has been approved and conceptual images revealed.<p>A departure from her usual hyper-modern work, the Sleuk Rith Institute will be constructed with timber, and is devoid of the usual sharp, dramatic …

Human Rights

This Guy 3D-Printed a Machinegun That Makes and Fires Paper Airplanes

This unnamed German gent loves paper airplanes so much that he started a website, <i>Papierfliegerei</i> ("paper aviation"), dedicated to spreading awareness …