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Awesome Staircase Designs With Unique And Unforgettable Features

In case you didn’t already know it, the staircase can be an awesome interior design feature and an amazing focal point for homes, offices, …

Architecture

Restaurant of Shade / NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Here, the tropical sunlight is so intense that we primarily recognize it as a physical hindrance, like …

Architecture

Rethinking How We Build City Streets

When streets change, it’s usually not a good thing. Who among us takes pleasure in spreading potholes, deafening roadwork or time-sucking detours?<p>But …

Online Privacy

Soho House: Putting Cool In Service Of Good

Starting from its humble beginnings with just one club in London’s Soho area (hence the name), Soho House has grown to more than 23 clubs on four continents worldwide in cities as diverse as London, Barcelona, New York, Istanbul, Chicago, Amsterdam and Miami. Designed to be a ‘home away from home’ …

Los Angeles

Corfu Town: The Hidden Treasure of Greece

With its stunning scenery, charming boutique shops and so much more, this is the Mediterranean stop you're in love with. You just don't know it, yet.

European Travel

The Most Beautiful Chapel Architectures The World Has Ever Seen

You don’t usually hear people talking about chapels in terms of their architecture and design and that’s most likely because chapels are usually …

Architecture

Giant Stone Hands Support Vietnam’s New Golden Bridge

Overlooking the Da Nang mountain range.<p>Massive hand sculptures made of stone are the supporting structures for Vietnam‘s new Golden Bridge. Located …

Vietnam

The Art of Blocking: How to Make Boring Conversations More Interesting

Good blocking can turn a boring convo into a dynamic and emotional scene.<p>Where should actors stand within the frame? Should they move around? If so, …

Communicate

Under : Beautiful Architecture Half-Immersed

Half buried in the sea, the monolithic form of the building breaks the surface of the water to land on the steep shore. More than an aquarium, the …

Architecture

The New Hometeliers: Urban Cowboy

Lyon Porter is changing the travel game with his eclectic boutique properties in Brooklyn and Nashville

Luxury Lifestyle

Learn About Open Floor Plans Via These 6 Iconic Residences

Le Corbusier's "Five Points of Architecture" functioned in the twentieth century as the go-to guide for architectural production; it is also a …

Barack Obama’s New Summer Reading List Has a Theme

Barack Obama just shared his summer reading list, and it has a theme: Obama will be traveling to Africa for the first time since he left office, and his reading list is, accordingly, full of African authors. On July 17, Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg to mark …

13 Perfect Ideas for Blue Kitchen Backsplashes

When it comes to your backsplash, go big ... by going blue! These 13 inspiring kitchens featuring indigo-hued walls will leave you wanting to give …

Award-Winning Sketching App 'Concepts' Releases New Update Including Customized Brushes

Being a 21st-century designer is not always a walk in the park, but it certainly has its perks. Fortunately, innovative product and software …

These 14 Short Story Collections Will Change Your Approach to Life

If you're someone who loves reading but can never seem to find the time for it, we've found a solution: the humble short story. We get it, it can be …

Álvaro Siza builds Capela do Monte chapel for off-grid retreat in the Algarve

Architect Álvaro Siza Viera has completed a simple countryside chapel in the south of Portugal, designed to function without electricity, heat or …

Film Review: ‘3 Faces’

We are now eight years into the 20-year filmmaking ban imposed on Iranian director Jafar Panahi, for allegedly making propaganda against his …

Film Festivals

Why You Must Plan a Visit to These Wild, Windswept Shores

Locals call them “the greeters.” Visitors get their first glimpses of Assateague’s wild ponies while traveling along the Verrazano Bridge, which …

There’s a Beach in Mexico Completely Hidden Inside a Cave

It’s the patient traveler who knows that the treasures worth writing home about usually take a bit of work to uncover.<p>The Hidden Beach remains one of …

Chiryu Afterschool / MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Terakoya for Natural Science <br>Chiryu city in Aichi Prefecture was the 39th of the Fifty-three post-towns …

The 10 stunning winners from the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest

The winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest have been announced — and they're as stunning as ever.<p>13,000 entries were competing for a $10,000 grand prize and international acclaim.<p>The overall winner was Reiko Takahashi of Japan whose photo subject was a …

Robert Roth Paints How The Light Gets In

Ohio-based artist Robert Roth paints the vastness of the sky and the power of the sun, capturing the horizon as blue melts into shades of bright …

Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2019 men’s collection captures the tensions between formality and artistic freedom | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

On June 22, the creative director of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, showcased Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2019 collection in Paris, inspired …

Reading These 13 Memoirs Is Like Talking to Your Wisest Friend

Though memoirs imply a "me, me, me," theme (take out the "moir" and "me" is all you have), they're really some of the most self-sacrificing, …

Chestnut Street Townhouse / Hacin + Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Chestnut Street Townhouse is the first house to be built in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood in 50 …

Barack Obama Shares a List of Enlightening Books Worth Reading

<i>Photo by Pete Souza via obamawhitehouse.archive.gov</i><p>Whatever historians have to say about his political legacy, Barack Obama will be remembered as …

10 Books Every Aspiring Millionaire Must Read

If you aspire to the summit, learn from those who have already climbed mountains.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have big dreams and big goals -- you want to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader and join the millionaires’ club. But how do you go about …

Self-improvement

NORDIC FURNITURE: 5 BRANDS FROM NORTHERN EUROPE TO KEEP AN EYE ON

Vestre, Northern, Ire, Voice, and DK3: the best 5 furnishing brands spotted at the Stockholm Furniture Fair<p>Although half unknown in Italy, <b>Vestre</b>, <b>Northern</b>, <b>Ire</b>, <b>Voice</b>, and <b>DK3</b> are 5 stunning <b>brands specialising in Nordic furniture</b> you will definitely love. We spotted the whole lot on the occasion of the …

7 avant-garde Chinese fashion designers with a large millennial following | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

<i>This article was written by Tamsin Smith and originally published in Jing Daily</i><p>As China’s fashionistas seek unique urban clothing, Alibaba announced …

In Norwich, the National Centre for Writing Formally Opens at Dragon Hall This Week

Dedicated to 'exploring the artistic and social power of creative writing,' Norwich's National Centre for Writing, is having its formal launch week …