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Leica celebrates 100th anniversary with videos, a book and limited edition products

This year, the legendary Leica camera turns 100. Exactly 100 years ago, Oskar Barnack’s workshop journal listed “Liliput camera for cine film …

Short Insect Macro Shooting Session

Olympus Malaysia has been incredibly busy lately with consumer activities, following up all the new product announcements at Photokina in September. …

9 fab homes with giant pivoting doors

Never too big?<p>In designing a modern home, there’s perhaps no easier way to make a statement than incorporating some larger-than-life pivoting doors. We’ve seen plenty examples crop up lately—many rendered in glass, so that the doors also become windows and walls, and others in wood, stone, or steel.<p>…

How to travel in style - with only hand luggage

Not long ago, I went away for two weeks with – hold the front page – just hand luggage. Not any old away, but four days of swanking it up for a Chanel show that entailed dinners, interviews, after-parties, sight-seeing, visiting artists’ studios – the usual grind. Then 10 days of holiday – more …

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

Leica M 262 Digital Rangefinder Camera - Page 47: "Revisiting the Leica M9, Leica M8 and Leica M 240 vs the Leica M 262 and Leica M-D 262"

Leica M 240 & M 262 Digital Rangefinder Camera - Page 47<p>Index of Thorsten von Overgaard's user review pages covering Leica M9, Leica M9-P, M-E, Leica …

Leica M-series

The Online Photographer

I am thinking about how I actually use my M9. For all of its flexibility, I actually keep the thing on a set of settings and do most of my …

Cameras

IN USE: The Leica T and the new 35 1.4 Summilux T Lens!

Cheap Sleeps: Hostels vs. Airbnb

<b>In recent years, I've nearly exclusively used two websites to find my accommodation: hostelworld.com and airbnb.com. Let's dive into the pros and cons of both options.</b><p><b>Hostels</b><p>I love hostels for their social scene, organized activities and fun atmosphere. The added bonus of meeting fellow travelers …

How to use Google search to find your lost Android phone

We've all lost our mobile phone at one point or another -- sometimes in our homes, sometimes in the car and sometimes out in the wild unknown. Now …

Can We Have This Ground Chicken Larb for Dinner Every Night?

This 30-minute larb is crunchy, salty, spicy, and everything we want to eat tonight.<p>*Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. *<p>I'm a fan of anything …

Onions

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Self-help

Thailand's best street food: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Prehistoric seafood at Chopstick Mountain, Hua Hin</b><p>In Thailand there are many places to eat good seafood but, for me, one of the best and cheapest and freshest is a small active fishing village at the foot of Khoa Takieb (Chopstick Mountain) in Hua Hin, with the native macaques looking …

Ice Cream

Britain’s only chip critic: ‘I want the right to stick in the knife, as well as the fork’

For more than a decade, Graham Young has been reviewing chip shops for the Birmingham Mail. As he celebrates his 500th portion, he explains what makes a good chip, why it’s time to stop demonising our national food – and how to spot a good chippie<p>The in-car scales are perched on the dashboard and …

Customer Service

7 Things To Know About Buying The Right Olive Oil

<b>Get to know this healthy oil.</b><p><i>By Hannah Howard</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Romulo A Yanes<p>Olive oil is one of the world's most ancient foods and it's one of the most common cooking ingredients. In fact, there's probably a bottle sitting in your pantry right now. Right?!<p>In addition to tasting delicious, olive oil is …

Story of cities #3: the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation

If Baghdad today is a byword for inner-city decay and violence on an unspeakable scale, its foundation 1,250 years ago was a glorious milestone in the history of urban design. More than that, it was a landmark for civilisation, the birth of a city that would quickly become the cultural lodestar of …

Ancient History

Black Country seeks £6bn rebirth as UK’s largest garden city

The Black Country long ago secured its place in the nation’s history as one of the catalysts of Britain’s industrial revolution. If it involved metal, the chances were that somewhere along the production line this sprawling, soot-stained stretch of the West Midlands, boasting an abundance of …

Local Economies

5 "Almost Spring" Recipes to Make This Week

Warmer weather is just around the corner, so it's time to think about lightening up. These five simple recipes will help you swing right into spring!<p><b>1. Green Pea & Asparagus Soup with Feta & Mint</b><p>This soup, made from fresh asparagus and frozen peas, is the perfect prelude to spring. Feta cheese and …

Lanarkshire venues highlighted in new foodie map

Lanarkshire's best food and drink venues have been highlighted as foodie hotspots with the launch of a new regional food map.<p>The map offers a …

Scotland

This Shrimp Curry Can't Wait to Be Your Next Weeknight Dinner

Don't have time to make dinner on crazy weeknights? You obviously haven't met this shrimp curry with chickpeas and cauliflower.<p><i>For this year's Readers' Choice Week, we asked our readers to prove their cooking prowess by sharing their best recipes with us—and boy, did they deliver. Our Test Kitchen</i> …

Cooking

Your Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Dried Beans

If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when you think about beans, this primer will change your tune. Whether tumbled with citrus, roasted with sausage, or stewed with all that is bright and green, these are winter’s stealth powerhouses.<p>If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when …

Cooking

16 Noodle Soup Recipes to Slurp Your Way Through All Winter

Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night.<p><b>It's cold, and you could use a pick-me-up.</b> Like, say, a steaming bowl of tender noodles, meat, and vegetables floating in hot broth. Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night. Spoons optional.

Cooking

Simple soups: A recipe for roasted beetroot and orange soup for Valentine's Day

Delicious hot or chilled, this vibrant purple soup has an earthy sweet taste and is so simple to make. Serve with a swirl of soured cream as the …

Onions

50 Insanely Delicious Slow-Cooker Soup Recipes

Winter was made for mugs of hot cocoa, pajama-clad Netflix marathons and dipping crispy bread into piping soup. Here, 50 delicious slow-cooker recipes to get you going.<p><b>See the full list of 50 recipes here.</b><p><b>Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup. Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Springtime Minestrone. Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>French</b> …

Here's A Way To Take Your Ramen To New Levels Of Flavor

Not your average ramen anymore.<p>* 1 egg<p>* 1 egg yolk<p>* 1/3 cup parmesan cheese<p>* Some ground pepper<p>* 2 strips of bacon, sliced in<p>* 1 packet instant ramen<p>* 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil<p>In a small bowl, add one whole egg, one egg yolk, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, and pepper to taste. Whisk with …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Egg-in-a-Hole Sandwich with Bacon and Cheddar

Makes 2 Servings<p>Warning: A fork and knife (or a bib, at the very least) may be required to tackle this sandwich.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 slices thick-cut bacon<p>4 ¾-inch-thick slices sourdough or other country-style bread<p>4 large eggs<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>2 tablespoons unsalted …

Breakfast

AWESOME THING WE ATE #968 | Hot & Sour Tom Kha Noodle Soup At Chinatown's Fat Mao

We’ve posted before about the Dan Dan noodles (above bottom) at Fat Mao in Chinatown for good reason. We’re pretty convinced that they’re the best of …

Chinatown

6 Quick High-Protein Breakfast Recipes

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Portraits of Young Lovers at Their Most Raw, Intimate Moments

Bucharest-based photographer Natalia Mindru Photomicona isn’t interested in pretty, sugary sweet pictures; within the hustle and bustle of city life, …

Fujifilm X-Series Overview Part 1 – Cameras | Admiring Light

When looking at cameras and lenses, there are so many choices to make, and with the cost of gear, it can be hard to make these choices without being …

FUJIFILM