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10 Best Island Getaways for 2015

If you were looking for an extra excuse to plan that coveted island getaway, 2015 delivers many motivations to fly off somewhere remote, exotic, and wondrous. Whether you want to be amongst the first to experience newly minted resorts, are in search of a good fun-in the-sun party, or are eager to …

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Travel Deals

Lake Resia, The Sunken Town Where You'll Walk On Water

This takes "walking on water" to an astonishingly real-life level.<p>In Italy's Lake Resia, near the borders of Austria and Switzerland, a lone bell tower shoots up from the perfect, blue-green water. It's the only visible remnant of Graun (<i>Curon</i> in Italian), a town that vanished underwater more than …

Brews of the five boroughs: a tour of New York's craft beer scene

The beer-making renaissance that kicked off in New York in the 1990s continues unabated, and today the city offers a staggering choice for both hard-to-please beer snobs and the uninitiated. From the Bronx to the southern reaches of Brooklyn, you're never far from an innovative draft. Learn the lay …

Beer

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Photography

Is This Psychedelic iOS Keyboard The Craziest UI In Design History?

WHAT IS THIS…I DON’T EVEN…WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEEEEE????<p>On December 16, 1997, an episode of the popular animated series <i>Pokemon</i> aired in Japan, during which the lovable electric gopher Pikachu spent a few minutes frenetically blasting rainbow-hued missiles out of the air with his rapid-fire …

The Best Gifts and Gadgets for Travelers on the Road

If I get another travel journal this year, I may possibly gag. Get me anything off of this list, though, and I'll have to wife/husband you.<p>Putting pedal to the metal is tough stuff and requires tough arsenal. These are all products we've managed to get our little grubby hands on and, well, just …

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

Photographer Laurent Lavender Plays with the Moon | Colossal

<p>In his ongoing series of photos titled Moon Games, French photographer Laurent Lavender has subjects play with a rising moon, effectively …

The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods In The World

The best way to do that is to simply eat the foods that carry the greatest amount and variety of nutrients. These are the 11 most nutrient dense foods on the planet.<p>1. Salmon<p>Not all fish is created equal. Salmon, and other fatty types of fish, contain the greatest amount of Omega-3s.<p>Omega-3 fatty …

3 Easy Recipes to Keep You Fueled Up for Your Next Festival

Whenever I step off the beaten path, whether it’s for a road trip or camping at a festival (or both), I always like to make up a batch of something special to eat along the way. Not only does this provide much-needed fuel for when I’m traveling, but it ensures I’ll always have something awesome to …

Vintage View: The Original Festival Fashionistas

With spring and summer music festivals well under way, we decided to go straight to the source to find festival fashion inspiration from those original music festivals that started it all in the ’60s and ’70s. From Newport Folk to the very first Woodstock festival, we’re taking tips from the …

Interview: Jung Lee

Graduating with an MFA from the esteemed Royal College of Art in London, South Korean artist Jung Lee not only studied the theory and practice of photography, but also the art of a foreign language—English. Ever since, she has been probing and wrestling with phrases that haunt her thoughts, from an …

Studio Visit: Ben Medansky Ceramics

On a misty LA morning, the act of sipping a warm cup coffee out of a Ben Medansky mug at Go Get Em Tiger offers insight into the blossoming of a new talent in the world of ceramics. Medansky has made many cups for Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski’s coffee bars—about 2,000 of them, which is quite …

Melancholy Photography by Roman Kim

Melancholy – Photo Series.<p>Selected photos from a series by Roman Kim, a photographer, filmmaker, and graphic designer who loves to experiment with …

Artist Transforms Obsolete Devices into Autonomous Drawing Machines

As part of her MA work at the Design Academy Eindhoven, artist and graphic designer Echo Yang created a fascinating series entitled <i>Autonomous Machines</i> that transforms analog devices into autonomous drawing machines. The objects, ranging from a tin chicken toy to a windup alarm clock to an old …

The ONE Thing You Must Do In Each U.S. State

"If you could only tell a visitor to do ONE thing in your whole state, what would it be?"<p>We asked this question to ourselves, to our trusted friends, and to a whole bunch of HuffPost editors. We thought our comrades' answers would help us create the ultimate American travel guide.<p>But their …

Heather Hansen's Body-Created Drawings

For over a decade I taught martial arts, and one of the hardest things is communicating to a novice how to correctly move a particular body part …

Martial Arts

New Speeding Through NYC Oil Paintings by Alexandra Pacula

Artist Alexandra Pacula has just released a new set of work for a solo show at Might Tanaka Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Called “veloCity,” the exhibition consists of both paintings and drawings that show love to one of the greatest metropolises in the world. In her oil paintings, New York City …

15 Amazing Ways To Spike Hot Chocolate

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Banksy hits New York City, but the city hits back

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix …

Aeolian Islands - Under the Volcano

Constellations sprinkled the midnight sky like luminous grains of sand on an ink black carpet. Phosphorescent jellyfish filled the sea with pinpricks of light, mimicking the stars above.<p>Between sea and sky, the island of Stromboli loomed before us, a cone pointing to heaven. The captain cut the …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Bora Bora’s Dreamiest Overwater Bungalows

When traveling to a dream-list destination like Bora Bora, you want to choose the right resort, particularly since your room will likely cost upwards …

America's Snobbiest Cities

When you browse Santa Fe's galleries, a love of art isn't necessarily enough.<p>Ysmay Walsh makes a point to dress up when she gallery-hops along the city's Canyon Road. "I feel like I have to step up my game a bit, because I wanted to be taken seriously at the galleries," says the founder of …

9 Beautiful Tree House Hotels That You Can Sleep In

Well, these nine gorgeous hotels can turn your childish tree house fantasies into grown-up realities. These rustic-luxe (or just luxe) tree-house-style bungalows will let you live among the birds (and, in some cases, monkeys). Who says you have to give up on your childhood dreams?

Costa Rica

Grilling: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers with Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce

As much as I advocate against the skinless boneless chicken breast—you're better off with juicier and tastier thighs—it's usually a losing battle. The worst offender is chicken breast cubes on a stick, where small pieces of lean meat are extra-susceptible to overcooking, leading to dry and …

Cloud Ceiling: An Interactive Cloud Made with 15,000 Light Bulbs at Progress Bar in Chicago | Colossal

<p>Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett (previously) swung by Chicago this month and installed this amazing interactive lighting …

Scentography: the camera that records your favourite smells

With the one-click simplicity of Flickr and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, recording our memories has never been easier. But with such ease has …