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VW campervans in the UK – a guide to rentals

Festival-goers and nostalgia-hunters are fuelling a boom in the campervan rental market in the UK<p>Campervans aren't just for warmer climes. In the UK, the Kombi is very much alive and trucking. According to Camperbug.co.uk – a site that brings together van owners with potential hirers – the rental …

The changing face of gay travel: 'No we don't want twin beds'

Gay marriage is becoming legal, but outside the UK the world is splitting into places where gay people are welcomed, and places where they are shunned or persecuted. Actor Sophie Ward looks at the challenges and options for same sex couples<p>• Top 10 romantic spots for gay honeymooners<p>The first time …

Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …

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15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Speedy weeknight suppers: sausages with fennel and lentils

As summer ends, take comfort in this hearty meal of sausages with fennel and lentils - from kitchen to table in half an hour.<p>This wholesome supper works best with rich Toulouse sausages which are flavoured with bacon, wine and herbs. Most supermarkets now stock a version of these but if you don’t …

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Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Photography

One Workplace's Beautiful New Showroom and Headquarters

One of the largest furniture dealers in California, One Workplace has recently undergone an impressive renovation to their main showroom and headquarters. Designed by architecture firm Design Blitz, the new space is open and inviting, giving visitors a wonderful tour of the facilities while the …

Architecture

The world's best alternative theme parks

Yes, you might have visited Six Flags and Disneyland in all its iterations (in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and come 2015, Shanghai).<p>But what about all the other weird and wonderful theme parks out there? Here's a small selection of delightfully different theme parks, to give your travels an offbeat …

Skirting the Issue: Are men better at dieting than women?

As Louisa Peacock's husband takes to the trendy 5:2 diet like chips do to vinegar, she asks whether men are just programmed to accept food control and calorie reduction better than women?<p>I've spent the last few weeks living with a very focused, exercise-driven, healthy-eating male of the species. …

Living Rooms

http://designdautore.blogspot.it/ Rubber #Duck Sea In 1992 a shipping container filled with rubber ducks was lost at sea. Over 28,000 rubber duckies fell overboard on their way from Japan to the United States. Imagine thousands of rubber ducks floating on the ocean. Many of them have since washed up on the shores of Hawaii, Alaska, South America, Australia and the Pacific Northwest. Others have been found frozen in Arctic ice and made their way to Newfoundland and Scotland. How wonderful to find a rubber duck on shore one day! Perhaps what is more interesting and the key point of this story is it is believed there are over 2,000 of them are caught up in the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. The Gyre is a vortex of water that stretches between Japan and southeast Alaska. It is a vast churning area of water that holds anything that comes into it in a whirlpool for years if not forever. Now imagine thousands of rubber ducks churning around and around in a whirlpool of water for over 20 years.

The Energy Fix: Engineering Triumphs Over Wave And Tidal Forces

How water could be harnessed for roughly a third of U.S. annual electricity usage<p>The Bottom Feeder<p>Water is 800 times denser than air, and building a gen­erator able to withstand the tremendous force it generates has hampered the development of next-gen hydropower. If engineers can harness its …

The Google-backed clean energy projects around the world [map]

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Over the past at least six years Google (s GOOG) has poured more than $1 billion into a Hoover’s Dam worth (2 GW) of clean …

Views Of The Hong Kong Sky, Framed By A Canopy Of Skyscrapers

Romain Jacquet-Lagreze’s photographs are a reminder of the dazzling views to be found simply by looking up.<p>For as long as he can remember, when Romain Jacquet-Lagreze has found himself walking in the forest, he’s always had the inclination to look up, searching for patches of sky poking through the …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Wind Energy’s Shadow: Turbines Drag Down Power Potential

Renewable-energy experts maintain the world is far from reaching a saturation point.<p><b>As seemingly limitless as the air that swirls around us, wind has proven to be the world's fastest-growing source of renewable energy. Backers suggest wind power can continue growing as quickly as companies can</b> …

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Expensive experiences, cheaper alternatives

The world’s most iconic travel experiences don’t usually come cheap – but sometimes there are real alternatives. Here are some ideas for the budget-conscious, and expert advice on whether it’s actually worth paying the price for some of these bucket-list classics.<p><b>1. Orient Express vs InterRail</b> …

Articles about 7 rooms view on Dwell.com - Dwell

Many of us are guilty of thinking of laundry rooms as unremarkable or unattractive parts of our home that don't require much...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision …

San Francisco

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon

Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon was hired by a large family to create a modern space that their four kids could play, read, and study, and well, …

How to save money on your holiday costs

The average cost of a family holiday in Europe is now more than £2,000. But we're not about to tell you if you should head to the Spanish costas or …

Stacked Black and White Studio House Hugs the Hillside

Two stacked volumes in black and white perch on a bed of crushed granite stone following the curves of a hillside in Wenzenbach, Germany. Studio …

Architecture

Walking With Elephants

Human Journey<p>Walking in the footsteps of African elephant bull Jabu made us feel more closely connected to elephants than ever before. Working together with Sanctuary Retreats, Living With Elephants gave us the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time with a trio of orphaned elephants in the …

vertical horizons of hong kong by romain jacquet-lagreze the photo series takes a deep dive into hong kong's thick atmospheres, showcasing a visual record of its wildly diverse built environment. see more: http://www.designboom.com/art/vertical-horizons-by-romain-jacquet-lagreze/

Articles about seattle sustainable living bullitt center on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seattle is taking momentous strides towards sustainable living.<p>Take a tour through Chicago's first Passive House built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC, with the help of...<p>Sustainability and innovative, minimalist design are at the forefront of Gloster’s luxe collection of …

Architecture

The Man Who Pierced the Sky

When Felix Baumgartner set out to make a living by stunt jumping—from cliffs, buildings, and bridges—the young Austrian had no idea where it would take him: to a pressurized capsule nearly 24 miles above New Mexico, last October 14, preparing to free-fall farther than any man in history, and at …