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Stunning And Amazing: Northern Lights Wow U.K.

The skies above the U.K. went crazy last night. Streaks of green and yellow layered themselves over the horizon, while swatches of red shimmered overhead. The intense aurora borealis was powered by the remnants of a strong solar flare that occurred earlier this week.<p>Britons who stayed up late last …

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our long history of construction, paneling has run the gamut from ornate boiserie to simple sheets of plywood.<p>The small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has had a big influence on architects and designers across the globe, from São Paulo...<p>Coffee can be dreadfully serious.<p>The two Toronto …

Avant-garde

Pictures of the Week 2.28.14

Venezuela

Art Deco Influences Defining Contemporary Apartment in Warsaw

Roland Sta?czyk of RS Studio Projektowe sent us photos of an apartment he designed in Warsaw, close to the banks of the Vistula River in Poland. The …

#theLIST: Oscars 2014: The 10 Best Dressed

BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.<p>BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.<p>1) Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior<p>2) Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace<p>3) Amy Adams in Gucci<p>4) Cate Blanchett in Armani<p>5) Charlize Theron in …

Hottest Celebrity Photos at the Oscars

Jared Leto

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Astronomy

Decoration Inspiration: 14 DIY Wall Art Projects for Under $100

Getting things up on the walls is something that really makes me feel at home. Even when we lived somewhere very temporary (six months), I hammered …

Crafting

How Prodigious London Architects Made All-Beige Not Boring

Though a house outfitted completely in beige—both inside and out—doesn't exactly inspire a lot of excitement, London firm <b>Atelier ChanChan</b> somehow managed to make this small, color-free home in London into a sleek, interesting dwelling—without falling into the hideous or oddly spooky traps almost …

London retains crown as favourite city of world's ultra-rich

London beats New York for second year running – but Asian cities will eclipse both in coming decades, according to research<p>Booming stock markets and global economic recovery continued the seemingly inexorable rise in the numbers of the world's super-rich last year, according to a report that …

What's on in London in spring

London doesn’t hibernate in winter – the fun just moves indoors to theatres, clubs and restaurants – but the arrival of spring definitely witnesses a change of pace in the city. April’s sweet showers herald the start of warmer weather and a host of outdoor events that see Londoners and visitors …

How the Blind Dream

Most of my dreams are boring. I’m typically talking to someone I know, either on the phone or in person, in a familiar place. The conversations tend to include ideas that I’ve read about or experienced recently in my waking life. Some of my dreams don’t even have the intrigue of another character; …

Consciousness

Amateras in Virgin Gorda

Going to Virgin Gorda?<p>A great house to rent is at Amateras! My whole family stayed there for over week, and it was absolutely unbelievable. You can …

British Museum leads rise in visits to British attractions

London attractions dominated a list of Britain’s most popular tourist sites and the capital received an impressive 12 per cent increase in visitors, perhaps partly an effect from a well-received 2012 Olympics.<p>The British Museum received 20 per cent more visitors than in 2012, with collections …

England

Rome attractions: what to see and do in spring

Parks and gardens<p><b>The American Academy Gardens</b><p>On Janiculum Hill, these 11 acres of gardens comprise mainly of the Villa Aurelia and Bass Gardens. Since the adoption of organic cultivation methods in 1992, 12 species of butterflies have made the gardens their home, as well as hedgehogs, robins, blue …

Italy

How the British invented France

I like and value the French. I married one and fathered two, so don’t have much choice in the matter. But they can be damned annoying. At a French dinner the other evening, we were talking drinks. A very presentable fellow told me: “The Scots invented whisky only because they couldn’t get hold of …