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Mirrow Wave

Concrete stuff in the water, take 2.

How to Use Fresh Herbs, from Chervil and Chives to Mint and Tarragon

From chervil and chives to tarragon and mint, a primer on the most flavorful little leaves you'll eat all summer<p>Come summer, when mint takes over the garden and basil is piled high at farmers' markets, fresh herbs are more than a garnish, they're the star of many of our meals. They add dimension to …

11 Super Herbs and Spices for Your Health

There’s a reason explorers traveled thousands of miles and crossed oceans for herbs and spices. Besides making cuisine more delectable, they’ve been long used to promote health and cure disease.<p>We’ve already covered the super foods you should consider, so this time we’ll take a look at the herbs …

Spice It Up! The Stories and the Places Behind the Spices

<i>Mulled wine, also known as glögg, glühwein or vin chaud. Wikimedia Commons.</i><p>This holiday season, while you're sipping mulled wine and nibbling gingerbread, impress your company with some spicy knowledge. I'm talking about <b>spices</b>, those dried, powdery substances (roots, bark and seeds) that were once …

A World Map of Flavors – 36 Regions, 36 Herb and Spice Combinations

Inspired by The 4-Hour Chef, the friendly folks over at the startup Maptia (launching soon) have created this fun typographic map of flavors from …

Adding this herb to pizza sauce may help fight virus

If you feel guilty after eating a slice of pizza, a new study may help you feel better.<p>An ingredient in oregano has been found to boost immunity, at least in laboratory cells. That’s no excuse to scarf a whole pie, but it adds to a growing body of scientific evidence linking many herbs and spices …

Food

See Shimonoseki -- Japan's puffer fish capital | CNN Travel

Green Goddess: The Best Eco-Friendly Beauty Products

As Earth Day approaches, what better way to protect this planet than through a green beauty routine? Here, we round up our 10 favorite eco-friendly brands. Natural never looked so good.

45 Magical Beauty Buys To Discover

<b>Feeling meh about your makeup bag?</b> Lacking inspiration every time you open your medicine cabinet? Well, it's the season for head-to-toe makeovers, …

Alasept: An Antibacterial Coating for Stainless Steel

Your correspondent was recently laid up for four days with the flu, an inevitability in an urban world where one must touch subway turnstiles, …

Stainless Steel

MIT Unveils The Shapeshifting Furniture Of The Future

The Transform, from MIT’s Tangible Media Group, changes shape depending upon how users interact with it. Imagine a chair that could transform from an upright rocker to a sumptuous lounge, just by detecting your mood.<p>More Co.Design coverage of Milan Design Week: <br>36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather <br>See …

Häfele's Transformable Kitchen & Dining Spaces

In addition to living spaces, Häfele is also addressing is the design of kitchens, which they see as areas that need to "look good and meet the …

Food & Dining

Glass Superyacht by Lujac Desautel

Luxurious <b>Glass Superyacht</b> is an innovative concept yacht designed by Lujac Desautel, one of the finalists for “Young Designer of The Year” award at …

Fortress Table by Markus Johansson

The latest from Swedish designer Markus Johansson is the Fortress table. With industrial characteristics, the table appears to be quite delicate, but …

Furniture

Spectacular Spring Photos of Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Spring is finally here, bringing with it warmer temperatures, brighter skies, and fresh green buds. For people living in Japan, the arrival of spring signifies one more thing: the beginning of cherry blossom season. Cherry blossoms, or <i>sakura</i> in Japanese, are a cultural symbol of Japan, admired for …

Smithsonian Magazine Announces 11th Annual Photo Contest Finalists | Colossal

<p>Smithsonian Magazine just announced the finalists of their 11th Annual Photo Contest. This year’s competition saw a whopping 50,000 submissions, …

#TheLIST: The World's Best Concealers

The best picks at every price point to cover anything you've got.<p>We couldn't live without concealer. Okay, maybe that's a bit hyperbolic, but we'd sooner have bare lashes and lips than face the world without our skin-perfecting armor. A good concealer can fake a night's sleep, give the illusion of …

Makeup

12 of the Most Over-the-Top Flower Arrangements We've Seen This Week

These arrangements from Preston Bailey's Designing with Flowers book are incredible and perfect for any fantasy wedding.<p><b>1. Life-size floral elephant.</b><p><b>2.</b> <b>All white everything.</b><p><b>3. Gigantic peach, purple, and pink centerpieces.</b><p><b>4. An orchid canopy.</b><p><b>5.</b> <b>White roses dripping with crystals.</b><p><b>6.</b> <b>An entire</b> …

How to Exercise Without Really Trying

Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight—but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?<p>Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright | Colossal

<p><i>Broken Mirror/Evening Sky</i> is a series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright who captured the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors. …

Ideo Architekci – Corporate Design by Studio for brands

Ideo Architekci – Corporate Identity.<p>Polish design studio “for brands” was hired to create a corporate identity for Ideo Architekci, a Wroclaw based …

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Comfy shoes for summer - in pictures

You've heard by now that this season's shoes are supposed to be 'ugly', right? That means a summer of flats, bulk instead of heel height and chunky straps instead of delicate gladiator sandals. From cool trainers to simple pool sliders, we take a look at this season's best comfy shoes

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Bar Refaeli Gets A Liquid Gold Facial That May Cost As Much As Your Rent

Over-the-top beauty treatments come with the territory of being a supermodel and Bar Refaeli's liquid gold facial is just that.<p>Refaeli indulged in a liquid gold facial recently and shared a photo of it on Instagram Tuesday, April 1. In the shot, the 28-year-old can be seen lying on a table with the …

Here's How Petra Nemcova Keeps Her Glow Intact After a Long Flight

As a supermodel, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Petra Nemcova finds herself spending half her life on airplanes. Fresh from a visit to Indonesia, …