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15 incredible concert venues around the world

In countries around the world, there are music venues that have been built in breathtaking natural and historical locations that include underground caverns and 19th-century forts.<p>From Ireland's Slane Castle, which has hosted musicians like the Rolling Stones and David Bowie, to Sweden's Dalhalla …

Meet the man who flies the world for free

To most, flying is a necessary evil required to shift you from your home to your holiday as quickly as possible. To others, it’s a passion - and a profession.<p>Meet Ben Schlappig, an airline obsessive and travel blogger who has made it his life’s goal to travel around the world as much as possible …

Europe to America: Your love of air-conditioning is stupid

The weather in Washington, D.C., and Berlin, Germany, has been pretty similar recently. There is one striking difference between the two capitals, though: Whereas many Americans would probably never consider living or working in buildings without air conditioning, many Germans think that life …

These Mad Men-era posters will make you long for the glory days of flying

Air travel in the 1950’s and ‘60s was expensive, dangerous, and uncomfortable—imagine smoke-filled cabins, bumpy rides, and no seat-back movies. But a new, lavishly produced book by Matthias C. Hühne shows that the so-called golden age of air travel actually was indeed a golden age of graphic …

Posters

Graffiti Penalties Around the World, Bombers Take Note

Lifestyle and culture site Hopes&Fears has compiled a list of the different types of laws<p>Lifestyle and culture site Hopes&Fears has compiled a list of the different types of laws pertaining to unsanctioned public art — or graffiti – in international cities. Different bylaws and attitudes adopted by …

Watch The American Home Get Supersized Over 40 Years

We had to store all those beanie babies somewhere.<p>American homes have gotten bigger. From 1974 to 2013, the average American single family home ballooned from 1,560 square feet to 2,384 square feet.<p>A CNN Money animation from data viz specialist Bård Edlund visualizes that extraordinary growth by …

Countertops

You Should Always Know The Kind Of Plane You're On, And Here's Why

(Photo: Shutterstock/hxdyl)<p>Always know your plane. The type of aircraft on which you're flying can have a big effect on the quality of your trip.<p>The most important time to "get to know your plane" is when you're selecting a flight and buying a ticket. Most airlines, OTAs, and search engines show …

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

New York City Has A Pastrami Pricing Problem

<i>(Richard Yu/Flickr)</i><p>New York City has a pastrami problem—and we're not talking about how our doctors would like us to eat less of it. It appears that …

New York City

Lose Yourself In The Captivating Kinetic Sculptures of Jennifer Townley

Netherlands-based artist Jennifer Townley combines wood, metal, and electrical motors to build spellbinding mechanical creations.<p><i>Above: Townley's</i> …

Art

Best Health And Fitness Apps 2015

liam hopkins handcrafts sculptures from ping pong balls

<b>liam hopkins handcrafts sculptures from ping pong balls</b><br>(above) CCTV camera symbolizes the view from spectatorsall images courtesy of lazerian<p><b>liam</b> …

Delightful Paper Dioramas Showcase Iconic Cities Atop Famous Foods

In Bea Crespo and Andrea G. Portoles' delightful <i>Brunchcity</i> series, paper dioramas form iconic skylines that pop out of foods for which major cities are famous. Crespo, an illustrator, created the charming drawings, selecting and sketching landmarks that represent each city. For example, the ruins …

GIF-iti artist takes mindblowing street art to next level

INSA, the innovative GIF-iti artist who has already blown our tiny minds with pieces painted on street walls and converted into animated GIFs, has …

9 of the Most Incredible Beaches In the World

Remind yourself how magical our planet is by feasting your eyes on these nine supremely beautiful beaches.<p><b>Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy</b><p>This stunning beach trades sand for a smooth, white, erosion-terraced cliff face.<p><b>Starfish Beach, South Island, New Zealand</b><p>Formally known as Motukiekie Beach, at …

Inspiring Hand-Lettering Designs Featuring Fun Typography, Delightful Sketches

<b>Columbian artist</b> Nicolàs Crespo has created a series of inspirational hand-lettering designs.<p><b>Using pens</b> and watercolor, his monochromatic works …

Typography

Bruno Loubet: 'I am not vegan or vegetarian, but beef is out'

Bruno Loubet, the Michelin-starred French chef famed for his classical meat dishes, is banning beef from the menu at his restaurant Grain Store.<p>The …

The Most Popular Cameras on Flickr in 2014

What are the most popular cameras used in the Flickr community? Now that 2014 is in the past, the photo sharing service has done some serious …

Cameras

Czech Animator Adds Her Witty Illustrations To Photos Of New York

Eliska Podzimkova, 21, is a New York-based illustrator who adds her charming illustrations to various photos of New York.<p>She lived halfway across the …

Pulp Fiction

National Geographic Picks the World's Most Unique Lodges

The National Geographic Society just announced a list of the world's most unique lodges. These 24 boutique hotels located on six continents were chosen for their design and character, service and experiences, and their commitment to conservation. National Geographic actually deployed experts to …

Travel Photography

20 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

Can you imagine visiting Paris without having a crêpe? Strolling through Hong Kong and not eating an egg waffle? Passing up authentic jerk chicken in Jamaica? Trying street food is an integral of traveling to new places, and it's a delicious window into new cultures, a taste of human history. In …

Transparent Canoe Offers Incredible Views of the Ocean Below

If you’ve ever wanted to cruise the ocean in a glass-bottom boat, then consider this transparent canoe/kayak as another fun, unconventional option. The site Hammacher Schlemmer recently started selling the clear polymer hull that seats two people and supports up to 425 pounds of weight. As you …

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What’s life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.<p>Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s <i>own</i> employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design …

UX Design

Dezeen's top 10 staircases of 2014

Architects love staircases, and this year we've seen all kinds – from smooth concrete curves and twisting corkscrews, to structures built from …

Steve Jobs Meets “Swiss Family Robinson” In Awesome Glass Tree House

Designed by Russia’s A. Masow studio, this gorgeous glass confection is a modern-day tree house. The three-storied circular building will be constructed around a 40-foot fir tree; a cylindrical glass shaft and a circular staircase will encapsulate the trunk and its branches, allowing the home’s …

Treehouses

10 Of The Most Fabulous Housing Designs Of 2014

From a house dangling off a cliff to an apartment designed to make friends, here are the most ingenious residential designs of the year.<p>Not everyone can live in a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed home, but there is no shortage of spectacular designs that make us wish we did, whether it’s a …

Architecture

Paris By Neighborhood

Louvre museum (Photo Credit: Flickr/Problemkind)<p>If you want your kids to understand the layout of the French capital, try this visualisation exercise: Start at the center with the first district and imagine a snail as you go around -- it's not easy but it does make some sort of sense! Paris' …

10 Parts Of Cuba We Cannot WAIT To See

Cuba is a place unlike any other -- there aren't many places where you'll find old plantations, lush valleys, rich history and literary relics, all with the backdrop of a stunning Caribbean island. Soon American travelers will be able to hop a flight to the incredible country, and for cheap!<p>JetBlue …