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Maiyet's First Store Has Cashmere-Covered Dressing Rooms

Photo by Andrew Rowat<p>Socially-aware luxe brand <b>Maiyet</b> opens the doors to their new <b>Soho</b> store today. On selecting a location for their standalone debut, the brand's founders told <i>WWD</i> that after searching uptown and downtown they settled on cobblestoned <b>Crosby Street</b> for its old school New York feel. …

Undiscovered France: Where to Go Next

With Paris’s many seductions, the stately Loire Valley, picture-perfect Provence, and the dazzling Côte d’Azur it’s no wonder much of the rest of …

Navajo Cove - the most beautiful bay in Zakynthos Greece (j)

Odani Motohiko (o)

Shane Hope “Paints” Macroscopic Nanoscapes and Makes Up Words - The Fox Is Black

Without having to crowd around a microscope, the lastest Shane Hope exhibition at the Winkleman Gallery gives all of a turn exploring the exceedingly …

The Power of Books by Mladen Penev (o

Nine unusual places to stay

From a windmill in Greece to a converted fishing boat in France, spend the weekend somewhere out of the ordinary.<p>These unconventional travel destinations are a far cry from the standard beach holiday. From a treehouse swaying in the canopy in Spain to a converted fishing boat in France, spend the …

DIY Screen Printing Kits From DIY Print Shop

Confession: I’ve always wanted to learn to screen print but I’ve been completely intimidated by the whole process. All the gear and supplies and then …

Fine wines of Portugal’s Douro Valley

The world's only true port is born in a scenic stretch of vineyards in the oldest demarcated wine region in the world.

Voices of Stockholm, Sweden

Spread across 14 unique islands, Sweden’s photogenic capital is a creative and innovative centre with a thriving music scene and trendy cafe culture.

A road trip to Jordan’s unsung sights

From the place where Moses died to a city that hopes to become the next Dubai, the country’s lesser-known gems are peppered along a 370km route between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea.<p>The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, currently one of the safest countries in the Middle East, is a small country of …

Echoes of an ancient land along Turkey's Abraham Path

A modern re-creation of Prophet Abraham’s journey, the 170km trekking route across southeast Anatolia is part of an ambitious vision to unite the Middle East.<p>Scraps of material had been tied to the winter-bare branches of the lone mulberry tree, which sprouted antenna-like out of the hilltop. In …

Europe’s cheapest cities, 2013

From Bucharest to Budapest, the third annual European Backpacker index found that travelling to the previously pricey continent is actually less expensive than you would think.

Cellphones Through History: Motorola DynaTAC, iPhone & More (PHOTOS)

It’s the 40th anniversary of the device 6 billion people can’t live without. See its evolution since 1973.<p>Getty (4); AP (1)

Last night, NASA saw the year's biggest solar flare

If you noticed a little extra radio interference last night, it wasn't your imagination. At 3:16 AM, NASA saw the biggest solar flare of the year, an M6.5-level coronal mass ejection that was powerful enough to cause a brief radio blackout. That's not enough to disturb much outside the highest …

The beginning of the universe, for beginners - Tom Whyntie


Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Located 135 meters (443 ft) underground is the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland. Entered into the UNESCO First World Heritage List in …

National Geographic Travel

The Secret to Slow-Poaching the Perfect Egg: Seven Degrees of Separation

<b>How do you like your eggs?</b> Perhaps one of the most-frequently asked questions when it comes to food, whether you're out to brunch or cooking at home, especially if it's the morning after. Scrambled? Sunny-side up? Over easy? How about slow poached to precisely 63 degrees? That's how Chef Lonnie …

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …

Simple Springtime Dishes