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The Extravagant, Overlooked Design Of Fashion Show Sets

In a new book, the over-the-top backdrops of haute couture fashion runways get a chance to star.<p>In 2007, Fendi hosted a fashion show on the Great Wall of China, transforming part of the 2,000-year-old, 4,500-mile-long structure into the world’s oldest and most historically significant catwalk. Five …

Fashion Shows

Prisoner Workout: Bodyweight Workouts | The Art of Manliness

Besides a few brief stints of freedom, notorious British criminal and troublemaker Charles Salvador (better known as Charles Bronson) has been …

Workouts

The Netflix Travel Movies You Need to Watch Right Now

If you’re trying to decide the location for your next travel adventure or simply need an evening flick-fix as a salve for life’s woes, these travel …

National Parks

Japan now has more electric car charge points than petrol stations

Survey finds 35,000 filling stations overtaken by more than 40,000 recharge points – although many belong to private owners<p>When it comes to electric vehicles, Japan is speeding ahead of the rest of the world, blissfully free of the range anxiety that afflicts plug-in drivers elsewhere.<p>The country …

Electric Vehicles

Custom Carmaker Creates Real-Life, Badass Batmobile (Video)

Holy smokes, Batman, this thing is crazy cool.<p>Swedish custom carmaker Caresto has manufactured a real-life Batmobile. Led by founder Leif Tufvesson, the Caresto team took design cues from the Batmobile in the popular <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> video game.<p>Even if you're not a comic nerd or a gear head …

Automotive Industry

10 of the Craziest Places to Sleep Around the World

Whether bedding down in a wacky hotel, camping at a dizzying altitude or indulging in an unforgettable back-to-nature experience, your accommodation choice can sometimes be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. Looking to add a unique twist to your trip, impress a loved one with a …

Great Barrier Reef

16 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Traveling (and Eating) Around the World

If you’ll go anywhere for a memorable meal, you’ve gotta do it right.<p><i>Welcome to Eat Like a Local! From late-night burgers in Nashville to a life-changing date shake in Palm Springs, we traveled across the U.S. to find the spots that are really hitting home.</i><p>Like you, I believe the only thing as fun …

Coffee Grinders

Everything You Can Do with a Jar of Kimchi

Burgers, Bloody Marys and more!<p>Now is the time to stock up on kimchi; recent studies have shown the pungent Korean condiment could increase metabolic …

Cooking

Top 10 industrial-chic hotels and hostels

If you’re a fan of the raw concrete and exposed brick aesthetic, book into one of these converted factories or offices where the design is bare, bold and beautiful<p>10 of the best industrial-chic spaces<p>Sekeping Kong Heng, Ipoh, Malaysia<p>With beds made from wire fencing (don’t worry, the mattresses on …

Architecture

How To Impress With Your Home

Living the <i>Animal House</i> lifestyle was fun back when you were actually a university student. Now that you’ve left the toga parties, food fights and …

20 Amazing & Masculine Home Office Ideas

No man has ever carved out his name by resting on his laurels. That’s why I always say that when you play hard, you work your arse off twice as hard. …

Interior Design

What Women Want To See In A Bachelor Pad

Your home is a direct reflection of your lifestyle, but perhaps yours isn’t exactly displaying your best side. In fact, its current state probably …

Le Corbusier

The 13 cheapest destinations for a beach holiday in Europe

The 10th annual survey is based on the total cost of 10 typical holiday expenses in 20 European beach resorts, ranked from the most to the least expensive.<p>Holiday items considered in the survey include a cup of coffee, suncream, insect repellant, and a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for …

Extreme Sports

5 Cruise Lines for Solo Travel on the Seas

Courtesy of AmaWaterways<p>The Danube riverboat cruise, part of AmaWaterways' collection<p>Sail your way to freedom on these cruises and river boats<p>Here at …

Cruise Ships

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Description<p><b>Sleek Organization, Ruggedly Designed.</b><br>It's a digital jungle out there! Wires, cords and cables have taken over our lives. Cocoon's Urban …

Shopping

19 beautiful off-the-grid destinations that are actually worth the trek

We've put together a collection of 19 travel destinations that are harder to reach, but provide you with one-of-a-kind experiences and some of the world's most dramatic scenery.<p>From a hidden beach in Mexico to lakes nestled in the Sahara Desert, here are 19 off-the-grid destinations to add to your …

Hiking

The 'hidden airport' travel hack could save you as much as 80% on flights

But a new travel website called Tripdelta says it has created a unique algorithm that can save travelers as much as 80% on flight prices compared with those found on the bigger websites.<p>The website, which has been in the works for over two years, was put together by a team of developers who created …

Air Travel

Heat map shows how the world has shrunk for travellers: 1914 v 2016

In December we published an historic 'isochronic' map that showed how long it would take someone to travel from London to various corners of the British Empire in 1914.<p>Today, a new heat map has been created in the same style, showing how the world has become an awful lot smaller.<p>2016<p>Isochronic maps …

The case for slow travel: What four weeks reveals that four days will always miss

A year can sound like a long stretch of time.<p>"It took a year to learn conversational French," for example, or, "I can't believe I dated that assh*le …

The Genetic Reason Why Some People Are Born To Travel All Over The World

On the other extreme side of the spectrum are the <b>wanderlusters</b> – or explorers, rebels, thrill-seekers, whatever you want to call them – who can’t sit …

Best Architecture Posts of 2015

10. YO! Home Is a Convertible Apartment Concept<br>YO! Home is a mind-blowing convertible apartment that’s an affordable concept high on style and design …

San Francisco

Seven wintry walks around the world

Clean and crisp air, the chance of snow underfoot and the promise of a warm fire to ward off the chill at the end of it all... winter is unquestionably the best time of year to pull on your boots and go for a wander.<p>Whether you want a short stroll or a strenuous clamber, these walks will sate your …

Hiking

Meet the man who cycled the world for 50 years

A man who spent 50 years cycling 378,000 miles across 196 countries has documented his travels in a new book.<p>Heinz Stücke, now 75, left his hometown in 1962 and set out on a three-speed bike, wherever he fancied. He used a foldable Brompton bike for the last five yeas of his journey<p>Heinz, from …

Around the World in 228 Pages: 'Air' by Vincent Laforet

Throughout my travels, I've visited my fair share of cities. As I took off or approached one via airplane, I try to peer out the window to get a unique perspective of where I am going -- or where I had been. This was especially while flying at night, as places such as Las Vegas quickly morph from a …

San Francisco

8 Wildest Camping Spots From Around The World

Sometimes the magnificent bastards of this world just need to escape the daily grind and centre themselves in the middle of the wilderness. Whether …

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How to Create a Luxury Bachelor Pad on a Budget

<i>All photos courtesy of Décor Aid.</i><p>Sometimes, a big life change just calls for a home refresh. Whether it's a positive change -- marriage or baby --- or something a little less joyful like a big breakup, adjusting the design of your space can help you cope with your new reality.<p>Located on a quiet, …

Home Decorating

12 Hiking and Backpacking movies you can stream on Vimeo

When I do not have time to hit the trails or head out for adventures I find myself looking for something to fill my wanderlust void. I have put …