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On Twitter, Antonin Scalia’s Death Is No Longer News. Now It’s a Debate.

Are you celebrating his death, or paying your respects?<p>When Antonin Scalia was reported dead earlier today, the news exploded through Twitter in a matter of seconds. Snapchat may be better at attracting young eyeballs, and Facebook may be better at making money off its users, but the death of the …

Osama Bin Laden

Living in: Great cities for history and ancient ruins

These five cities are pieces of living history, where the past is not only present in everyday life, but tangible in myriad forms.<p>Some cities are pieces of living history, where the past is not only present in everyday life, but tangible in myriad forms, from ancient fountains to Roman temples. …

Real Estate

'Ultimate bucket list' plotted out

It would take a minimum of 255 days – and almost £50,000 – to complete 100 of the world’s greatest travel experiences in one non-stop trip, according to a home exchange web site.<p>The itinerary put together by LoveHomeSwap would take in activities ranging from cheese-rolling in Gloucestershire to …

FLOYD’S B&B – Retro Brand Identity

1950s Inspired Brand Design.<p>A branding project created by Alex Register during his Junior year at Iowa State in collaboration with Dessa Harvey and …

Inside the Brand New Beautiful LEGO Book by Mike Doyle

We just received a beautiful gift from the kind people at No Starch Press. <i>Beautiful LEGO</i> is a brand new, full-color art book that shows what happens when some highly talented artists get a hold of plastic LEGO bricks. The author of the book, Mike Doyle, is an internationally acclaimed LEGO artist …

Lego

A Handmade Handbag, From A New Matchmaking Site For Makers

The site We’ve connects artisans and buyers, for a new angle on products like this Pythagorean Purse.<p>Take a stroll through the world’s artisan fairs or flea markets (there are a lot) and you’ll find that one-of-a-kind crafts present an easy escape from big-box stores and dime-a-dozen consumer …

artisanal

Stormtrooper helmets go over to the art side – in pictures

Artists from David Bailey to Yinka Shonibare have appropriated the iconic Star Wars headgear for a new exhibition coming soon to London's Saatchi Gallery as part of STRARTA art fair. Art Wars, featuring a tantalising array of variously soup-canned, crocheted and jewel-encrusted helmets, will run …

The 20 Most Stylish Men of Old Hollywood

<b>Icon.</b> It's a word that's tossed around like pollen on a spring day, spoken without a care and landing just as aimlessly on whatever happens to be in the line of fire. Yet, what is it that truly makes an icon? Today you'd be hard-pressed to find many men that are truly worthy of the title, but there …

Men's Fashion

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

Discover five cities that combine fantastic harbours and bays with perfect parks, top-notch restaurants and cultural musts, making them wonderful places to live: http://bit.ly/1h1LgWV What is your favourite coastal city?

Good food always makes for a good trip – but is it ever worth travelling halfway across the world for a single meal? http://bit.ly/1h1NTIs

Europe's cheapest cities

We list the best places in Europe for an affordable city break, and the cheapest cities to visit for New Year and Valentine's Day<p>• Share your budget Europe tips – places to stay, eat, attractions, getting around etc – in the comments below<p>Fancy a city break that won't strip your savings to the …

Top 15 travel experiences in Sikkim, India

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state prides itself on pristine alpine forests, lofty snow-capped …

Sikkim

How to plan a trek along the Abraham Path

A new series of walking trails through the Middle East is opening up trekking opportunities in a region more often seen solely as a historical destination. The Abraham Path traces the journey of the Prophet Abraham (revered as the father of monotheism by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike) from his …

Asia Travel

Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, these five wooden creations prove that treehouses are no longer just for kids: http://bit.ly/15umoaE

With a laid back atmosphere, a near perfect climate and an abundance of new hotels, San Diego has practically perfected the combination of business and pleasure: http://bit.ly/15IyRWo Have you been to San Diego?

Paris: a designer guide

Take one look at the sheer chiffon and glittering bodices streaking down the catwalk in Paris this week and you’ll realise preconceptions of the city being po-faced are misplaced. Those who visit during Fashion Week – it all begins on September 24 – should banish the thought of clichéd menus …

National Cruise Week: time to jump on board

Unpacking once yet waking up in a different place every day is just one of the joys of cruising. Finding your sea legs is one thing; deciding where to go, however, can be a challenge.<p>National Cruise Week, starting today, offers first-timers a chance to find out why cruising is the UK’s …

Best-value destinations in Europe for 2013

Offering some of the world’s most iconic sights, best museums and superb cuisines, Europe is always an attractive and exciting destination, though overpriced hotels, extortionate entry fees and eye-wateringly priced restaurants in many parts of the continent can make travel here feel less than a …

European Travel

Revisit the last seven days around the globe – from dragons in France to an idyllic Italian island to the icy slopes of Kyrgyzstan: http://bit.ly/16eMv63

The 10 best fonts

From beautiful DIN 1451 to robust Rockwell, our pick of the world's greatest typefaces

48 hours in Hiroshima

Friendly, picturesque and a paradise for foodies. This description might not spring to mind when you hear the word 'Hiroshima', but word is starting to spread about this most surprising of Japanese cities. As the first city in history to suffer a nuclear attack, Hiroshima has a dark legacy but it …

Japan

Bremen, Germany: a cultural city guide

Travelling in Germany, I often feel there are a few centuries missing. The medieval world is usually in good shape, and so is the space age. It’s the stuff in between that’s conspicuously absent. This must be odd to live with, but it’s great for a long weekend.<p>Bremen is a case in point. I went …

My Oxford: our expert's favourite places

Oxford is one of the most beguiling medieval towns in England; small enough to explore on foot or by bike yet with the buzz and cultural offerings of a big city. It’s a place of dim alleyways, cobbled courtyards, golden-stone colleges, rivers and ancient meadows. Each season has its allure: mellow …

Casting Male Models For NYFW Is Harder Than You Might Think

Parke & Ronen are known for their super hot male model selections, but it turns out finding those gorgeous sets of abs takes some work.<p>As Racked notes, some of the label's most victorious choices have gone on to be the faces of major campaigns -- Matt Terry is now working for Calvin Klein and …

On the Tolkien trail

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

This post originally appeared over on the Maptia Blog<i>. The team at Maptia are creating a beautiful platform for telling stories about places (launching soon!) and you can check out their</i> 'See The World' <i>manifesto here.</i><p>The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and …

Language