Rick Friend

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Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

Don't Look Down<p>From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's …

The Brooklyn Bridge, Painstakingly Redesigned in Letterpress

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>Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and …

Cape Cod

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

July 2012

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

5 Midwestern Small Towns to Visit Now

Native Midwesterners often joke about "the six weeks of summer," but the season of warmth actually stretches much longer than this, and one thing is for certain: towns in the Heartland celebrate summer very well. There's no better place to relax in the sun than these charming, quaint towns that …

Alaska's Halibut Cove on Ismailof island is a quietly beautiful artists colony

More often than it should, my mind slips away to Alaska. To follow, you'd need to fly to Anchorage, rent a car, then drive to Homer, as I did in the summer of 1994.<p>Homer is nice — a quirky hamlet on the Kenai Peninsula where eagles fly, bears swat at leaping salmon and your halibut might outweigh …

The 50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Ever

By Internet standards, a <i>perfectly timed</i> photo occurs when two of the following three conditions are met:<p>1. Perfect Place<br>2. Perfect Time<br>3. Perfect …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

The Best Fall Foliage in the U.S.

While we all love summer and its days filled with sunshine and ice cream, we can't be sad for long—fall is on its way with all its usual bright colors and beautiful views. Here's where to find the best ones.<p>The least crowded: The Enchantments, Washington<p>The most dramatic: Glacier National Park, …

Top 100 Culinary Voyages in the West

Savor the West<p>Have you ever noticed how food tastes best when you eat it on its home turf? How all the small details of a place, its sounds, its …

San Francisco

7 Pieces of Freaky Airport Art That Defy Explanation

Airport administrators are always valiantly attempting to add some levity to the travel experience, god bless 'em. Yet in this ongoing quest for …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Amalfi Coast

The world's best places to see autumn colours

The dog days of summer are over. But despite the chill in the air, there’s no need to be downhearted. Autumn is the most spectacular season, a last hurrah before the bitter winds of winter take hold.<p>Pull on your walking boots and head to one of these stunning destinations to witness glorious autumn …

10 hotels from James Bond movies | CNN Travel

Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

National Parks