Katrina Paras

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Ikea Disrupters: 6 New Upstart Furniture Companies

A new wave of entrepreneurs is taking on Ikea, cutting out the middlemen and offering flat pack furniture direct to consumers and, in some cases, at …

Furniture

10 Perfectly Preserved Ancient Cities That Are Stunning

Here at Oyster, we can never get enough of bright lights, big cities, and the continuous buzz and hum of modern metropolis life. There's just something about the energy in the air that we find exhilarating. But that doesn't mean we don't take a moment every once in a while to step back in time. And …

Satellite 1 million miles away captures moon passing over Earth

A new satellite keeping tabs on Earth from space captured an incredible animation of the moon passing across the face of the sunlit side of the …

U.S. Air Force

The 12 best things to do in Rome

This is where <i>la dolce vita</i> originated, after all.<p>Of course, after more than 2,000 years in existence, there's enough to explore to keep you busy for years, with decadent pasta and gelato to indulge in, places to shop for everything from handicrafts to haute couture, archeological sites, Baroque …

Take a walk on the surface of ‘Earth’s cousin’ - Kepler 452b

What would it be like to walk on Kepler 452b? We don’t know much — but what we know is enticing. This strange new word may be Earth-like, but it’s …

Models of Sustainability: Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

<b>When Sweden runs out of its own garbage, it offers a service to the rest of garbage-bloated Europe: importing excess waste from other …

How a defector from North Korea realized almost everything she learned about her country was a lie

Print<p>“It is ridiculous, the hairstyle he has, everything,” says Hyeonseo Lee.<p>She is talking about Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea and …

10 things you shouldn’t do in Paris (and what to do instead)

Inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, world-class museums, and a fabled restaurant scene make Paris the runway model of cities—beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn.<p>But with expectations running so high, Paris can—yes, it's true—occasionally disappoint.<p>When you …

Europe's Top 6 underrated cities

There's a reason why seasoned travellers seek out the little-known, the not-quite-as-famous or the hard-to-reach destination: They offer visitors an experience they won't find anywhere else. Alexander Besant shares his favourite underrated European cities.<p><b>ERMOUPOLI, GREECE</b><p>The administrative capital …

Guéthary, France: Secret Seaside

At a glance<p><b>Where is this beach?</b> South-west France, south of Biarritz, minutes from Spain.<p><b>Who is it good for?</b> Families with young children or teenagers. Civilised party animals, too.<p><b>What is there to do?</b> Most beach or watersport activities, notably surfing. Great coastal walking. And unexpected night …

Apparently, All the Best New Male Models Have Famous Parents

Still reeling in the “who’s <i>that</i> guy?” moment from the Chanel fall 2015 couture catwalk last week, when a bleach-blond, Greco-Roman-jawed man accompanied <b>Julianne Moore</b> down the runway? Well, allow us to enlighten you: That was none other than <b>Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis</b>, yes, <i>that</i> Day-Lewis, as in son of</b> …

Victoria Beckham

C'est la vie! 50s and 60s France in dazzling technicolour – in pictures

Jacques Henri Lartigue was known for his monochrome shots of the Belle Époque and the Roaring Twenties, but lesser known are his glorious colour photos – from poppy fields in Provence to Cannes beach scenes. They are being shown for the first time at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in …

France

Pluto and Other Epic Space Photos

Our Beautiful Multiverse<p>The first fly-by of Pluto is already sending back some intriguing images. Here are our favorite pictures of outer space's …

Space

Electronics wholesaler Louis Tannenbaum had ‘zest for life’

Following the hellish scenes Louis Tannenbaum had witnessed at the Auschwitz death camp, he summed up succinctly how he felt upon receiving approval to come to Canada: "I was free as a bird."<p>He could just as easily have dwelled on the negative, but the devoted family man and canny entrepreneur, who …

11 Decorating Ideas to Steal from the Scandinavians

Doesn’t it seem like Scandinavians get home decor exactly right ALL the time? Maybe it’s because they have had to turn their homes into the ultimate sanctuary to escape those long Nordic winters, or because they are the birthplace of our beloved IKEA. With white playing a winning role, this decor …

The world's best cities, islands and hotels of 2015, as voted for by tourists

Kyoto in Japan has been named the best city in the world for visitors, for the second year in a row, by the influential Travel + Leisure magazine.<p>The city of temples and gardens was described by the magazine as offering the “quintessential Japanese experience”. It offers visitors everything “from …

List-Worthy

Why These Photos of Windows Around the World Have Gone Viral

Portuguese photographer André Vincent Gonçalves started out taking snapshots of colorful windows in his native Évora; his "Windows of the World" project has since grown—and gone viral. Gonçalves spoke to Conde Nast Traveler about the windows that inspire.

The 10 best cities in the world, according to travelers

The awards are based on a survey that includes responses from thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Along with hotels, islands, airlines, and airports, Travel + Leisure also ranked the 10 best cities in the world.<p>The results span the continents, but Italy is the only country to have two cities make …

American Airlines takes away man's unlimited first class pass

He’s the man who flew too much.<p>Steve Rothstein bought a golden ticket from American Airlines in 1987 — granting him a lifetime of unlimited travel.<p>He …

Science of resistance: Heinrich Wieland, the biochemist who defied the Nazis

Despite finding international fame as one of Germany’s most renowned scientists in the first half of the 20th century, Heinrich Otto Wieland always shied away from the limelight, so the man now regarded as the father of modern biochemistry would probably have approved of the low key manner in which …

Nobel Prize

Ten panoramas of cities in Germany

This is a guest post by <b>Jörg Dietrich</b>, an architecture and streetscape photographer whom I met in Leipzig last year. Being an avid fan of architecture …

Summer homes of Canada’s aristocracy still stand in Rivière-du-Loup

This was once the hotspot of Canada's Gilded Age, where moneyed families travelled every summer to escape the heat and filth of Montreal, the desolation of Ottawa and the constraints of their lives as industrial barons, military brass or political elite.<p>But it is a long way from the aristocratic …

Palestinian man overcomes Gaza energy cuts with affordable DIY solar ovens

A Palestinian man living in Gaza is helping his community overcome chronic energy shortages with affordable DIY solar ovens. Life in the Gaza Strip …

Gaza