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The Beauty and Grandeur of Opera Houses Around the World

For centuries, opera houses have stood as the symbol of a nation's wealth and grandeur. David Leventi celebrates these cultural landmarks by photographing the interiors of world-famous opera houses around the globe, capturing the spectacular architecture and ornate decor of vast halls in Budapest, …

How Science Can Teach You to Stay Calm

Even though stress feels like part of our everyday lives, stress management is still a challenge for most of us. Here are some proven ways to deal with stress before you melt down.<p>We all have some degree of stress--whether it's intermittent or constant, at work or at home.<p>Whether you want to reduce …

Immune System

Opera based on events of 9/11 being staged in London

LONDON — The tragic events of 9/11 will be revisited in a new opera opening this month in London.<p><i>Between Worlds</i> by English composer Tansy Davies …

The voice of atheism since 1881 » ‘Blasphemous’ opera: theatre chief sacked

<b>Boris Mezdrich, above, has lost his job as director of the Siberian Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre after staging a ‘blasphemous’ version</b> …

Skepticism

Opera plays on through east Ukraine chaos

1 / 3<p>A performance of the operetta "The Merry Widow" by composer Franz Lehar at the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre on March 28, …

Power outage in Holborn affecting the Royal Opera House — News — Royal Opera House

<b>Update (5.30pm, 2 April):</b> <i>We can now confirm that this evening's performances of Swan Lake and Swanhunter will go ahead with a limited catering</i> …

Dennis Marks, BBC head of music - obituary

Documentary maker and BBC head of music who attempted to stem the chaos at the Coliseum<p>Dennis Marks, who has died aged 66, was a producer and director who became head of music at BBC Television, working on programmes such as Omnibus and Arena and acquiring a formidable reputation as one of the …

Elegant Cold-Drip Coffee Maker Modeled After the Eiffel Tower

If you love both coffee and architecture, then Dutch Lab's <i>Eiffel 2000mL</i> cold-drip coffee maker has you in mind. The Seoul-based company mimics the structure and intricacies of Paris' famous romantic landmark. Its French-inspired beauty provides a way to hold the coffee-making mechanisms such as the …

This Eclectic Kitchen is Completely Knitted and Crocheted Out of Yarn

Fifty artists spent seven months combining yarn crafts with the dcor of yesteryear to create this truly original piece: a crocheted kitchen. The cozy scene includes a table set with Thanksgiving dinner, a sink with counter space, a stove range, a refrigerator, a China cabinet and an assortment of …

DIY At-Home Image Transfers onto Fabric and Wood

<i>Paulina Thai is a senior graphic design student at the University of Cincinnati, with a special interest in food photography, fashion, hand lettering and brand identity. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Your environment has a huge …

Gorgeous Glow-in-the-Dark Murals Only Visible Under UV Light

Hungarian-born, Vienna-based artist Bogi Fabian uses glowing UV paint to create gorgeous, luminescent murals that can only be seen under a black light. With the flip of a light switch, blank bedroom walls are suddenly covered with cosmic scenes, glittering stars, beautiful landscapes, and lush …

11 Design Problems SOLVED! in 2 Sentences Or Less

From how to make a small space look bigger to choosing a lampshade, we've got you covered (quickly!)<p>We won't lie and say that the decorating conundrums that have been haunting you are <i>easy</i> to solve. But we can share the most boiled-down, easy-to-pass-on advice from our own Ask-A-Designer expert Scot …

The Chandelier That Produces a Shadow Forest of Wild Trees

A year and a half ago, we told you about <i>Forms in Nature,</i> a stunning light sculpture by Hilden & Diaz (Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz) that casts shadows of trees throughout a room. The 3D printed piece takes eight hours of assembly by hand. Created in Copenhagen, the beautiful chandelier took the world …