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Why a Pub in the Middle of Nowhere Was Named the World’s Best Restaurant

If you had to describe a restaurant declared the best in the world, you might think of somewhere distinctly glamorous.<p>I’ve eaten at six …

Black Swans

Top new penthouse suites around the world

CNN

5 Charming Tuscan Towns You Can't Miss

Ah, Italy! The whole country is a fabulous melange of world-class food, wine, art, and architecture, but no other region embodies what Italy is all …

Italy

The Best Cheap Hotels in Copenhagen

Not sure where to find cheap hotels in Copenhagen? Use this practical hotel guide to find the best value accommodation in Denmark's capital. …

Copenhagen

10 best international holiday destinations for guys on a budget

1. Stockholm, Sweden<p><b>Kayak’s holiday travel hack:</b> Make like the Swedes and take a fika (coffee break) on the Skeppsbron waterfront. You'll have …

In Italy, A Medieval Town Confronts A Double Threat — Erosion And Too Many Tourists

Tourism is booming in Italy, which welcomed close to 50 million visitors over the summer. That has helped some places that have been struggling to survive. But for one destination, it might be too much of a good thing.<p>Civita di Bagnoregio is in the northern corner of the Lazio region, 75 miles …

Italy

The 7 Countries Anthony Bourdain Has Visited Most

Over the past 17 years, Anthony Bourdain has traveled to over 50 different countries while filming his four different TV shows (<i>A Cook’s Tour, No</i> …

Where to Stay in Amsterdam for Every Budget

<i>If you have just booked your ticket to the Netherlands and are wondering where to stay in Amsterdam, you will definitely make a decision after</i> …

European Travel

The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

Haunting Digital Photography Makes Abstract Art of Surveillance Footage

Stephanie Washburn’s visually-stunning photographs look like extraterrestrial landscapes.<p>Immersed in an all-encompassing liquid, a body of photographic works meld Romantic painterly technique with the experiential visual of compelling film stills. Multimedia artist Stephanie Washburn bridges the …

Modern Art

The Sacred and Psychedelic Multimedia Art of Lala Abaddon

The artist uses analog and digital media to explore states of consciousness and artistic ritual.<p>Artists occasionally react to technology in blatantly obvious ways. They might explore privacy and surveillance by hacking gallery visitors’ mobile devices, or comment on the sexualized female form in …

Demons

Walk on Water in a Projection-Mapped Paddy Field

With their 'HARMONY' and 'DIVERSITY' installations, teamLab reimagines Japan's food culture for the 2015 Milan Expo.<p>An upcropping of projection mapped screens takes root in teamLab’s interactive installation at this year’s Milan Expo. Staged in the Japanese Pavilion, <i>HARMONY</i> reimagines the symbolic …

Art

Tav Group builds rural artist's house in Israel with "cannabis walls"

Walls made of hemp and lime, and local stone make up this sand-coloured house on a hill in northern Israel, which Haifa-based studio Tav Group …

Del Rey Residence

Nestled between Culver City and Marina Del Rey, the Del Rey residence was designed for the ideal indoor outdoor California lifestyle. The 1940s California style home was gut renovated transforming the bones of the residence into a new modern oasis for the owner. The original bones were infused with …

Culver City

Barbudalicious - Ep. 48 RAN Sailing

YouTube

Most Scenic Bike Routes in the World Photos

Casual bikers love to go for a spin because the activity is a perfect blend of exercise and scenery. Added to this fact is that bike paths are typically away from busy streets, making the sport all the more serene. Yet, for those biking-enthusiasts who are not satisfied with simply hoping on their …

These Cliffside Natural Hot Springs Are Italy's Best-kept Secret

It’s time to get a little <i>riposo e rilassamento</i>.<p>That’s “rest and relaxation,” if you don’t already know Italian.<p>Italy, and Tuscany in particular, is …

Google's Newest Feature Is Great For Art Lovers

It’s already possible to explore museums like the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian National Art Museum with Street View in Google Maps. But …

A very confident Tesla launches the new Powerwall 2 in Australia

Elon Musk's home battery is returning to Australia for a second round.<p>The new Powerwall 2 has about double the capacity of Tesla's original …

Tesla Solar Roof tile orders open today, Elon Musk says

The Tesla CEO has revealed you can now order the automaker's solar energy tiles.<p>If you can't afford a Tesla in your garage, you could still put Tesla on your roof. Orders open today for Tesla's Solar Roof, the company's founder and CEO Elon Musk has announced.<p>The tiles will collect energy from the …

Eco-Friendly Prefabs and the Modern Mobile Home: Spotlight on Jennifer Siegal

Los Angeles-based designer Jennifer Siegal proudly embraces prefabricated design—and is on a mission to remove negative assumptions associated with mobile homes, while reimagining them for the future.<p>Her work also explores prefabrication, using industrial processes to create a more efficient and …

Architecture

These Kaleidoscopic Paintings Look Like Optical Illusions

Evie Zimmer's hypnotizing works unleash a world of drippy, trippy psychedelia.<p>Rich amalgamations of color funnel towards a narrow epicenter, guided by an invisible current. Some of these iridescent designs abide by a strict, spiral shape, while others branch off into horns and crescents. The …

Modern Art

How to Bounce Back in Life

Yesterday I fucked up, but today I’m on track<br>Yeah / get back to the crib and blessings falling in my lap<br>What don’t kill me makes me stronger // I …

Self-help

These orbs were created in-camera using light painting and plexiglass

When I first saw these orbs, I was almost sure that they we were computer generated. I was wrong. The orbs are a work of art from German Light Art …

Light Painting

The Innovation of Gerhard Richter

Celebrated contemporary painter, Gerhard Richter, has been called by some “the world’s greatest living painter.” This prestigious title is awarded …

Art

Massive Spray Paintings Turn Tagger Tools into Fine Art Ammo

Katharina Grosse's energetic paintings owe the tagger's aerosol bottle for its unique textures.<p>At first glance, each work in a series of color-filled and linearly-appealing artworks seem worked over by the nimblest brushstrokes, producing gauzy dashes that collapse into neat alignment. The true …

Modern Art

Highlights from Art Basel 2016 in Miami: Pictures

Latin America

Traveling Photographer Stumbles Upon the Most Cheerfully Colorful Town in the World

Imagine stumbling across a vibrant and energetic town where all the walls, window frames, stairs, and even roofs are painted in bright, intense colors and dynamically-detailed murals. Sounds like something out of a dream, right? Well, this visually electrifying place really exists—it's a town …

10 Contemporary Artists You Need to Know

The digital age, with its 140 character limitations and emoji-laden conversations, has made it difficult for us to stay focused. A study by Microsoft …

Artist Uses Wood Scraps to Visualize a Dynamic Explosion of Color and Shapes

Breaking with purpose—this is how New Zealand artist Louise McRae describes her creative act. Selecting found wood, cutting it, and painting it before it's molded into dynamic assemblages, McRae's work demonstrates an explosive spirit. By fitting together the broken down wood into art that is …