Marianna Hadjisterkoti

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Researchers Demonstrate 100° Dynamic Focus AR Display Achieved With Membrane Mirrors

Achieving a wide field of view in an AR headset is a challenge in itself, but so too is fixing the so-called vergence-accommodation conflict which …

CES 2017: Intel's Project Alloy Is the VR System I Want in My Living Room

Over the last year, we’ve seen a transition from the peak of virtual reality (VR) hype into the much more tempered—and consequently less …

On the Red Couch with Chip Conley, Airbnb Global Head of Hospitality and Strategy

It’s always been my dream to talk to Airbnb’s Chip Conley. An accomplished entrepreneur and world traveler, he’s the force behind Joie de Vivre Hospitality, a boutique hotel company that he founded in 1987 and led for 24 years. He’s written four books, including The New York Times bestseller …

8 Most Innovative Restaurants in the U.S.

Here's a list of restaurants that are changing the status quo on pricing models, waste management, and much more.<p>The future is here -- in our restaurants.<p>The standard order, dine, pay and tip model we're used to in American eateries is being upended by innovative chefs and restaurateurs around the …

Behind the Story: StyleWatch Cracks the Denim Code

<b>Story:</b> “The Great Jeans Try-On!”<p><b>Outlet:</b> StyleWatch Magazine<p><b>Editor:</b> Brittany Burke, StyleWatch Deputy Articles Editor<p><i>Jeans: A staple in most wardrobes and one of the most difficult clothing items to find. Skinny, flare, boyfriend, bootcut, cropped…styles, washes and brands abound.</i><p><i>Enter StyleWatch,</i> …

How To Wear The Contents Of Your T-Shirt Drawer The Fashion Week Way

Photograph by Melodie Jeng.<p>I'm willing to put down some good money that most people have a drawer that contains random T-shirts they mostly wear to bed (if you are the type of person who only sleeps in proper pajamas and hangs up your T-shirts, this article is definitely not for you, but please …

Here's What You Can Expect to See on the Spring '17 Runways

Before the lights go up on the very first runway of New York Fashion Week, we can already tell you what you might see. That's thanks to a few of our favorite designers who are lifting the curtain on their Spring '17 collections and sharing a sneak peek at their sketches and the inspiration behind …

12 Brands Showing at NYFW for the First Time

You never forget your first time...especially when there's a runway involved.<p>Hundreds of new designers fight for Net-a-Porter pickup each season but achieve only #obsession status. The ones whose shows make celebrities cry or raise awareness about mental health—those are the New York Fashion Week …

Fashion Week

10 Tips From Travel Experts, Flight Attendants and Other Frequent Fliers

Don't forget these travel tips as your pack for your next business trip.<p>For those of us who travel for work, we've come to expect that certain things are bound to go wrong from flight delays to long airport security lines and luggage mishaps.<p>To prepare for this article, I spoke to several expert …

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year competition: the best entries

The exhaustive guide to dressing for every summer event you've got this season

Event dressing is one of those things that on one hand, seems straightforward – how hard can it be to put on a nice dress, a pair of shoes and blow dry your hair nicely? But in practice, it’s probably the time we feel the least confident and sure of what to do. Especially in the shadow of a …

The most beautiful underwater photographs you'll see all year

30 Most Colorful Cities Around the World

Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues …

New Extraordinary Ballpoint Pen Drawings on Maps and Vintage Letters by Mark Powell

Mark Powell‘s ballpoint pen drawings are hypnotic in their extraordinary detail, and his application of the commonplace tool lends an intrinsic simplicity to his work. Making use of vintage envelopes, maps, and newspapers (some of which date back to 1756), Powell forgoes the traditional canvas and …

Solitary Superheroes Find Quiet Moments in Stunning Landscapes

French photographer Benoit Lapray believes that “a photograph has to tell us a story,” and he achieves just that in his series, entitled <i>The Quest for the Absolute</i>. The playful collection of portraits offers insight into the world of well-known superheroes, including Captain America, Spiderman, …

Colorful Shadow Figures Reveal the Superhero within Every Child's Imagination

Artist Jason Ratliff illustrates the power of imagination through something as simple as a shadow. His whimsical works feature children posing, as their exaggerated silhouettes take on the fantastical appearance of superheroes like Batman, Ironman, and Spider-Man. These fictional characters, …

The Secret to Jacqueline de Ribes’s Signature 1965 Updo—From the Vogue Archives

Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens “Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style,” an exhibition celebrating the incomparable French aristocrat who is as famous for her unerring fashion sense as her indelible beauty. Her chiseled bone structure invites comparisons to Greek statuary. Classic, too, …

How to Plan a Fashion Photography Shoot

It wouldn’t be too far from the truth to think that fashion photography is basically portraiture with a small plot twist. Instead of having just the …

How to Shoot Your First Concert… at a Crappy Venue

So you’re getting ready to photograph your first concert? That’s awesome. Chances are, it’s a less-than-perfect venue — that’s usually how it works …

Negative Space versus Dead Space

Negative space can make or break an image. In this case, the sky enhances the subject.<p>Negative space is a positive thing. 🙂 It’s critical to …

25 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Just Have To See

These are not your average wedding pictures.<p>Four times a year, the Fearless Awards honor the very best photos by the world's top wedding photographers. And the most recent collection, released Tuesday, is no exception.<p>After poring over more than 15,000 submissions from 1,300 photographers, a group …

The world's most colorful cities have no need for an Instagram filter

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let's drop the metaphor and focus on real …

Travel

Models Take Selfies on the Dolce & Gabbana Runway

Real life meets runway.<p>In the age of social media, runway shows have become as much about garnering the most likes, tweets, vines, pins and overall impressions than earning the praise of fashion editors and buyers. Which helps to explain Dolce & Gabbana's latest runway show. Models took selfies as …

Fashion Shows

From dirt poor to billionaire — the incredible rags-to-riches story of fashion legend Ralph Lauren

On Tuesday, the fashion legend announced he would step down as CEO from his iconic brand Polo Ralph Lauren.<p>He will stay with the company as its executive chairman and chief creative officer.<p>Lauren has an estimated net worth of $6 billion.<p>Long before he became a fashion icon, he was Ralph Lipschitz, …

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

Museums

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p><i>Today: Strange, wonderful, and fantastical cocktails for you to try this weekend.</i><p><i></i> <i></i><p>We've been on a lavender kick lately, and this Peru-inspired Lavender …

Summer 2015's Craziest Ice Cream Novelties, Ranked

This summer, even the most traditional ice cream purveyors got inventive with the frozen sweet treat to create positively out-of-the-cone creations. From wine-infused pints to cream cheese and rye sandwiches, here are the weirdest ice cream desserts of the summer.<p><b>11. Pizza-Flavored Ice Cream</b><p>Made …

Birchbox Is Adding More Brick-and-Mortar Shops

Birchbox's online to offline transition is going so well that it's expanding its store fleet, according to TechCrunch. The beauty retailer has already gained Racked NY's stamp of approval for the brand's first store in New York City, and it expanded temporarily via a set of pop-up shops in Gap …