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How to Raise a Museum-Loving Kid

Something strange happens to us when we become parents: we forget how boring “adult thinking” can be.<p>When I was a kid, the idea of spending hours at a museum or art gallery was enough for me to tighten my fluorescent Madonna-esque head tie and demand that someone “gag me with a spoon.”<p>And yet, time …

The Best Under-the-Radar Destinations of 2015

It's definitely reassuring when your best friend, mom and neighbor collectively endorse your vacation. (They hear Istanbul is "absolutely fabulous" this time of year.) But we at PureWow think it's way more fun to explore a place that's yet to be affected by mass tourism.<p>From the Italian beach …

Ceramics

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Delightful Illustrations of Quirky Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor

Self-taught artist David Zinn uses chalk and charcoal to create works of street art that cleverly interact with found objects and the surrounding environment. Since 2001, his quirky illustrations have popped up primarily on the streets of Ann Arbor, which is home to the University of Michigan and a …

Ann Arbor

Top 10 Art Shows This Fall

<i>Mariam Suhail, "Vase Of Flowers," 2014.</i><p>Now that the fall art season is well underway, we've picked the Top 10 global art shows to see this season.<p><b>1. Alexandre Singh, "The Chorus" Galerie Art : Concept, Paris, September 6-October 18</b><p>"The Chorus" is part of a larger, three-act theatrical project that …

Art

Experiential lifestyle retail expands in Hong Kong

Bookstore Page One is among the latest retailers to expand their store footprint to create more sociable and experiential space despite the …

Hong Kong

The 5 Best Things About The New High Line

Exclusive photos: The High Line’s much-anticipated final phase is open. Bring on the tourists.<p>Since its initial opening in 2009, New York City’s High Line has attracted millions of visitors a year–4.8 million in 2013 alone. And the thing wasn’t even finished yet.<p>Now, at last, the third and final …

New York City

Maison & Objet 2014 with Luka Luna

by Caroline Kinneberg<p>While design weeks in London and Milan are oftentimes as much about marketing and events as they are showcasing new designs, Paris Design Week is considerably more retail-oriented. This is especially true at its main attraction, Maison & Objet, where people have their wallets …

Design

14 diy beauty tips

exfoliator from coffee grinds?<p>Sure, getting the look of your favorite celebs is always something worth trying. But sometimes getting the look takes more out of your wallet than you can afford. It's fine if beauty is pain, but not being able to pay your rent definitely isn't cute. That's why we've …

Top 5 Places in Croatia (Beyond Dubrovnik)

With breathtaking nature, charming architecture, and a long Adriatic coastline, there's plenty to see in this spectacular country.<p>Not to knock Dubrovnik, with its marble streets, 16th-century city walls, sparkling red roof tiles, and primo location—it more than earns its moniker of “Pearl of the …

7 Habits Of Considerate People

<i>"Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree." - Marian Wright Edelman</i><p>Edelman, a renowned American activist, not only dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of disadvantaged children, but also served as a strong advocate …

Opinion: This house market is falling apart

Most real estate experts believe the U.S. housing market is roaring back. Few have anything to negative to say about real estate. But what if they’re …

Real Estate

Meet the Maker: Jonathan, Scott + Kristan of Arts District Printing Co.

Next up in our Meet the Maker series presented by American Express, we’re excited to introduce Jonathan Ventura, Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham of Arts District Printing Co. This trio makes beautiful, travel-inspired art in their LA studio. Trust us: These prints will give you a <i>serious</i> case …

Los Angeles

11 Beauty Brands We Love from Around the Globe

Did you know some of the best beauty secrets from all over the world are available right here on Beautylish? As we’ve built our shop over the past …

Beauty

How To Refresh Your Living Room In 9 Steps

Ever tempted to snoop around your neighbors' house and change a few things up? Well... Dolley Levan Frearson had this rare opportunity when a family on her block called upon her (and her colleagues at Houston-based decor mecca High Fashion Home) to revamp the entry and front living room of their …

13 Simple Cooking Tips That Anyone Can Use

Cooking is a skill, which means that the more you practice, the better you become.<p>And with practice comes knowledge about what to do when certain problems — rock-hard brown sugar, shells in the egg yolk, boiling-over pots of water — arise.<p>These are 13 simple cooking tips that chefs of any level can …

Searing

15 Simple Tricks to Get Clear Skin Overnight

Even if you’re eating right, getting enough sleep and a bit of exercise, those breakouts can be super sneaky. Nothing is more frustrating than having a big event like a wedding or job interview and having to deal with bad skin. If you are pressed for time and are looking for options to get glowing …

Skin Care

10 Must-Visit Fashion Designer Hotel Rooms Across The Globe

Vacation in style—literally.<p>What better way to curate your next vacation than with the help of fashion's biggest designers? Here, 10 hotel suites around the world designed by the figures who rule the fashion world—for a guaranteed chic getaway.

21 Buildings You Need To See In Your Lifetime

We've come a long way since then — creating temples to our gods, houses for our operas, and museums for our art that rival nature's beauty.<p>Here are 21 buildings you need to see before you kick the bucket.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Modern Manners

It is not unusual to hear manners dismissed as artificial or outdated vestiges of a formal and stuffy past. Some argue that manners constrain self-expression and are no longer relevant in a world that celebrates the uniqueness of an uninhibited individual. Others say that manners are superficial …

Henri Matisse

Floating Snowflake Hotel Will Offer Incredible Views of Aurora Borealis

If you've ever wanted to see the best views of Aurora Borealis, the soon-to-be-built Krystall hotel is the place for you! It's a floating luxury accommodation that's shaped like a snowflake and will sit within the Arctic Circle. The hotel will specifically be based in the fjords near the Norwegian …

Northern Lights

Home - Architecture Lab

Latest<p>March 3, 2018<p>If you are into natural healing technics or are aware of the methods, then you must be familiar with something called ‘Himalayan …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

When to Use Dried Chiles vs. Fresh vs. Powder vs. Flakes

Our guide to using different types of chiles, from dried and flaked to fresh and powder.<p>The world of chiles is a vast one. Just the sheer number of different types is mind-boggling—I mean, off the top of your head, do you know the difference between a Chilaca and a Cubanelle? (Yeah, us neither.) …

Food Preservation

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

Might as well just leave your oven on all month.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you live.)<p>Apples<p>Beets<p>Bok choy<p>Broccoli<p>Brussels sprouts<p>Cabbage<p>Carrots<p>Cauliflower<p>Bitter …

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

Vietnam War