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Singapore boutique hotels: 6 of the best | CNN Travel

Singapore (CNN) — Checking into a hotel can be a dreary process. But not if the front desk receptionist sits behind a brass rhino and you're surrounded by life-sized golden elephant and monkey sculptures.<p>Bold and whimsical designs such as these make boutique hotels stand out among the giant hotel …

South Beach

8 Companies That Help You Beautifully Hack IKEA Furniture

Change up a basic looks with these clever, ready-to-use embellishments.<p>Even though we're all about personalizing IKEA furniture with a little DIY savviness, we get that it can be a huge time suck. And some very smart companies understand that too — which is why they went into business to sell …

Is Celebrity Photographer Tyler Shields Inspired, Or Copying Other Artists?

He might be the photographic equivalent of the Fat Jew.<p>Tyler Shields is a very successful man. Often referred to as "Hollywood's favorite photographer," a 2012 <i>GQ</i> profile of Shields claimed that "while big-shot Hollywood producers once demanded a trophy Banksy canvas to be hanging above their …

This Cabinet Gets Even Cooler When You Open It Up

This could really change small space living forever.<p>If you've ever lived in a cramped apartment, you understand the challenges that come with limited space: Lack of privacy when guests visit, little to no storage — you get the gist. But a very savvy wardrobe that goes way beyond your basic storage …

Stunning Portraits Celebrate the Unique Beauty of Freckled Faces

The diversity between people's outward appearances is one of the most fascinating aspects of humanity. Ongoing photography project #Freckles <i></i>focuses on just one facet of this diversity as a foundation and explores it, celebrating the intense beauty of the spotted phenomena for which it is named. The …

Customizable Transparent Chair Uses Removable Sheets of Plastic to Easily Alter Its Appearance

South Korean industrial designer Sohyun Yun has created a chair that can change as often as your mood. Called <i>Layer</i>, this innovative seat is made out of clear acrylic and has an entirely see-through structure. Thanks to its clever construction, the “blank canvas” is completely customizable, with …

Furniture

12 Rarest Medical Conditions The World Has Ever Seen

It's mind-boggling how much luck goes into creating a healthy human being.<p>With only a slight mutation of a very small strand of genetic information, …

Medical Conditions

Sneaky Storage Secrets of a (Really Really) Tiny Apartment

Once upon a time Tesha lived in one of the smallest apartments I've ever seen, a trim little 224 square foot one-bedroom on Manhattan's Upper East …

Gift Guide: Midcentury Style from Modernica in LA

Twenty-five years ago, Los Angeles-based Modernica started out as a vintage shop, founded to celebrate the products and principles of American …

DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a "Hunger Games" novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.<p>During the Inca civilization, which thrived in South America before the …

Anthropology

Articles about 8 strange salvaged materials and objects modern homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The use of salvaged material in design has become such a strong sign of responsibility and sustainability that it sometimes...<p>Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even...<p>These modern gems are slated for …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The 7 Most Financially Savvy Home Upgrades You Can Make

When it comes to home improvement, some dollars stretch more than others. And if you’re on a limited budget, it becomes even more important to spend …

Kaleidos Basket

Inspired by the Japanese tradition of origami, the <i>Kaleidos</i> basket recalls a kaleidoscope. It can be used as a fruit bowl or a bread basket. Design by</b> …

Clothes dissolve on the catwalk during Hussein Chalayan's Spring Summer 2016 show

Designer Hussein Chalayan's Paris Fashion Week show featured a catwalk shower that dissolved a pair of soluble outfits, revealing delicate garments …

The Internet Helps Photographer Find the Mystery Couple from Gorgeous Wedding Photo

While Sydney-based photographer Sam Yeldham normally focuses his lens on brilliant scenes of the harbor city during sunset, he wound up shooting his first wedding photo in the spur of the moment. Completely by chance, Yeldham captured some gorgeous images of a mystery couple as a storm began to …

Skincare Brand Aesop Reveals Its 4 Secrets For Standout Retail Design

“Such a great thought from the beginning was to reject sameness,” Marsha Meredith, Aesop’s creative director, says.<p>Each one of Aesop’s meticulously designed shops is purpose-built to stop you in your tracks, but how the Australian skincare brand accomplishes that is different every time. Hundreds …

This Hong Kong Hotel Is An Ode To Sweden’s Lake Tuve

Hotels are often designed to evoke a sense of place. Nashville’s Opryland hotel is as showy and hospitable as the country music capital, and the Plaza is every bit as glamorous and top-notch as New York likes to think it is. These places give visitors, who flew or drove from far-flung locations, a …

Kaleidoscopic Installations Made of Thousands of Pieces Crawl Across Floors, Walls, and People

Suzan Drummen shows a keen eye for detail with her dazzling kaleidoscopic floor installations that take on a three-dimensional form with their complexity. This Netherlands-based artist works with thousands of individual elements, placed loosely about the floor, or fixed onto walls with pins; …

Art

This Wireframe Chair Is Barely There

Minimalism is an overused word in the design world these days, but for these handsome metal frame chairs there’s really no way to avoid using it. The aptly named the Gentle Hint Chair, designed by Kazakh Nissa Kinzhalina, presents the outline of a chair and nothing more. Made from powder-coated …

Ceramic Glasses Reveal the Different Phases of the Moon as You Drink

It’s now possible to synchronize the look of your drink with the phases of the moon, thanks to Korean design studio Tale. They’ve created beautiful ceramic Moon Glasses that mimic cyclical lunar faces once you’ve poured your beverage in—it's especially effective with a white-colored refreshment …

Alcohol

Furniture by Bertoia, Jacobsen and Platner introduced with gold-plated finishes

Mid-century furniture pieces by designers including Warren Platner, Harry Bertoia and Arne Jacobsen are being reproduced as gold versions thanks to …

Enjoy 366 Days Of Inspiration With The 2016 Typodarium Calendar

We’re not even into October yet, and competition is already fierce when it comes to recommending <i>the</i> best-designed calendar for 2016. Just a couple weeks ago, we were convinced that the CMYK Color Swatch Calendar had already won our 2016 calendar recommendation. Then the Typodarium 2016, and its 366 …

DIY | xoJane: Women's Lifestyle & Community Site

It's basically SAW: Beauty Edition.<p>Author:<p>July 8, 2016<p>Or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace my living room toilet.<p>Author:<p>December 10, 2015<p>Help me shop for cubicle decor that I will inevitably knock over several times a day.<p>Author:<p>November 13, 2015<p>Millennials don't have the best track record …

Living Rooms

The Secret of the Apple’s New San Francisco Fonts

iOS 9 is now publicly released. It’s a subtle change but the system fonts of iOS 9 are now changed to the Apple’s new San Francisco fonts, replacing …

Beyond IKEA: 10 Other Places to Get Affordable Furniture

It's the worst part of moving and the reason we accept and live with outdated styles: the price tag on new home furnishings. When furniture costs an …

These sharply designed experimental homes could help Africa solve a pressing problem

According to UN estimates from earlier this August, by 2100 it will make up more than 50%.<p>Sensing a need for smarter housing, students from a German design school have partnered with Ethiopian architecture students to build three prototype houses in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.<p>The homes go up quickly and …

Architecture

Cityscape Scratch Art is the Latest Hot Trend in South Korea

While coloring books for grown-ups have gained popularity recently, a new hobby is quickly picking up steam as the craft trend of the season. <i>Scratch Night View</i>, a series of scratch-off projects created by Seoul-based studio Lago Design, is enchanting adults in South Korea and other parts of Asia. …

South Korea

How to Plate (and Instagram) Like a Pro

The look of a dish matters more than ever in the age of Instagram. We’ll teach you how to smash and swoosh with the best of them.<p>The look of a dish matters more than ever in the age of Instagram. We asked four chefs to teach us how to smash and swoosh with the best of them.<p>The Yin & Yang<p><b>The Pro:</b></b> …

Ceramics