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Top 10: the best five-star Hong Kong hotels

An insider's guide to the Hong Kong's top five-star hotels, from modern high-rises to palatial grande dames, including the best for swimming pools with views, Michelin-starred restaurants, sumptuous spas and luxurious rooms, in areas including Hong Kong island, the Central Business District and the …

The 8 Coolest Microneighborhoods in the World

These chic little corners are the beating hearts tucked within global hot spots—walkable enclaves densely packed with of-the-moment fashion, food, …

Design

15 Things You Should Know Before Trying To Get Shredded Abs

Here's everything the infomercials won't tell you.<p>Everyone has their own unique goals for their health, wellness, and body. Some of those goals might have to do with body composition (whether for health or aesthetics). Not everyone cares about having a six-pack and that's just fine. But if you do …

TCA think tank aggregative tower study for ABC art bund center

<b>TCA think tank envisions aggregative tower for ABC art bund center in shanghai</b><br>(above) the façade shows the aggregative nature of the building<br>all …

Architecture

16 things travelers should know before planning their 2016 adventures

For travelers, 2015 and 2016 look like identical twins born in separate years, only more so. Much of what was true in 2015 will be truer in the coming year. What was hot this year will be hotter next; what was cheap in 2015 will be cheaper in 2016 (except when it's not; see hotel rooms). Here's a …

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Manhattan Mountain: Re-Imagining SPURA on the Lower East Side / Ju-Hyun Kim

Manhattan Mountain, by <b>Ju-Hyun Kim</b>, is a design speculation over five of the most debated plots of vacant land in New York City. Collectively known as …

MAD's sinuous Harbin Opera House completes in north-east China

Beijing studio MAD has completed an opera house in the Chinese city of Harbin, featuring an undulating form that wraps two concert halls and a huge …

The Best Places to Design Made-to-Order Clothes

You’re an “I want it the way I want it” type of guy. Whether it’s the setup of your home sound system or the shade of the leather in your Lexus, you …

Men's Fashion

New Sprezzatura

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

Stylish Men - The Ten Habits

Have you ever tried to look modest and stand out from other men, and perhaps you have never succeeded? There is nothing wrong with finding the best …

10 Things Insanely Healthy People Do Before 9 A.M.

Our alarm goes off and we hit the snooze button. That happens a few more times. Then with no time to waste, we leap out of bed, dash into the shower, fly out of the house wearing a wrinkled shirt and grab a quick coffee on our way to work. Basically, we live every morning as if it were “Groundhog …

Wellness

Les looks off-duty de Gigi Hadid

MODE INSPIRATIONS<p><b>Elle est l’un des tops du moment. Mais quand elle ne défile pas pour Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger ou Balmain, Gigi Hadid cultive un look</b> …

UNStudio's curvaceous new station for Arnhem ready to open

The first images have emerged of UNStudio's new station for Arnhem, the Netherlands, which finally opens to the public tomorrow after 20 years of …

This 'Halo 5' concept art is downright gorgeous

There's a new "Halo" game for the Xbox One — "Halo 5: Guardians" — and it's absolutely gorgeous. Even better, though, is the game's concept art. It's downright <i>beautiful</i>:<p>And that's just the beginning.<p>Tech Insider was sent two dozen concept art images from "Halo 5: Guardians," care of 343 Industries …

Halo

BIG's twisted Vancouver tower named Future Project of the Year 2015

<b>World Architecture Festival 2015:</b> BIG's proposal for a 150-metre-high twisted skyscraper in Vancouver has won the title Future Project of the Year …

TfL's new tube map shows walking distances in central London – and highlights the gaps in the network

Last weekend, the London commuter rail network coughed, spluttered and attempted to morph into a new shape, as Thameslink marched triumphantly into …

First Look at Macklowe's New Fun-Sized Midtown Condo

Macklowe's wasted no time at <b>200 East 59th Street</b>. The developer acquired the site at the corner of Third Avenue in the summer of 2014 and quickly followed up with demolition permits for the three structures. Now that the site is clear, YIMBY reveals what will rise in its footprint: a …

Abercrombie and Fitch Has a Whole New Look That’s Kind of Amazing

When I was 15, I spent more time than I care to admit inside the overly fragrant store that is Abercrombie & Fitch. While trying on $80 jeans with excessive rips in them, I was surrounded by giant advertisements scattered throughout out the store, all of which featured models wearing as little …

World’s Highest Skyscrapers – Poster Series

Incredible Heights, a poster series that features some of the world’s highest skyscrapers.<p>Rigved Sathe teamed up with Payal Jagwani to create this …

4 Things You Must Do for Your Face This Fall

Barret WertzGreat SkinReverse summer damage and look fresh & young all fall.

Tom Hiddleston Wears the Sharpest Business Suits of the Season

Our new mantra for office attire this fall is: Be aggressive. So go full tilt in one of these chalk-striped business suits, like ultra-versatile actor Tom Hiddleston, he of villainous <i>Thor</i> fame—and now, a turn as Hank Williams

Zaha Hadid Architects launches campaign to reinstate scrapped Tokyo stadium design

Zaha Hadid Architects has released a new movie detailing its design for its scrapped Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium, which it describes as "the only way …

JFK's Iconic Terminal to Become the TWA Flight Center Hotel

It's a good day for New York City's airports. Not only did Governor Cuomo outline a massive makeover for LaGuardia Airport, but he also revealed the future of <b>JFK Airport's</b> iconic <b>TWA Flight Center</b>, the Eero Saarinen-designed masterpiece that has sat vacant for 14 years. It's been known for awhile …

Where Does The Glass For The New Supertall Skyscrapers Come From?

Hint: it involves nanotechnology<p>We don’t think much about glass; by its nature, it’s meant to be seen through, not seen. And yet the high-tech, high-strength glazing that covers today’s supertall buildings – skyscrapers over 1,200 feet, like One World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai – …

Skyscrapers

Utopian Architect Plans a Floating City Shaped Like a Manta Ray

French architect Jacques Rougerie imagines the future of oceanographic research.<p>Jacques Rougerie is a self-described “pragmatic dreamer,” whose imagination seems to know no bounds: Throughout his 43-year career, the French architect has produced radical designs for land, sea, and space. In a …

Wild designs – and fierce opposition – for another new bridge across the Thames

Photograph: Wandsworth Council<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/23/1424690963795/48d59115-0976-4cce-a7f2-bb114dad5b12-460x276.png<p>460<p>Photograph: Wandsworth …

Can future-proof cities survive the rising tide?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina was heralded as a wake-up call for the U.S., a catastrophe that illustrated the scale of the threat from natural disasters, and the inadequacy of preparations.<p>But for all the earnest talk of 'learning lessons' that followed, no grand …

How to build a city from scratch: the handy step-by-step DIY guide

Illustration: Sam Chelton<p><b>Part 1</b>: steps one to five<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/26/1435335128360/a75ec198-1866-4589-8cca-996d92a70c21-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Illustration: Sam Chelton<p><b>Part 1</b>: steps one to …

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