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A view of the sunken seating area in this Spanish loft conversion. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/02/19/loft-conversion-by-egue-seta/

10 Reasons New Zealand Is Heaven On Earth For People Who Love The Great Outdoors

Known for the the stunning landscapes featured in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings", New Zealand should be atop the travel list for all nature-lovers. Covered in breathtaking landscapes of fjords, mountains, meadows, rivers, geysers and beaches, you could spend months exploring everything this …

M Is For Meerkat: A Beautiful Alphabet Inspired By Animals

Remember those phonics songs from elementary school that helped teach the alphabet? “A is for Apple, B is for Ball”? London-based illustrator Marcus Reed does, but his tastes run more toward beautifully drawn illustrations of animals for (we’re hoping) adults as well as kids.<p>The alphabet features …

Artistic Paintings of French Architecture by Nicolas Jolly

French artist Nicolas Jolly produces subtle yet beautiful paintings of various landscapes from all over the world, particularly in France, capturing the allure of architecture and the crowds that landmarks draw. From la Sorbonne and the Louvre in Paris to the Pont de pierre in Bourdeaux (where …

France

24 Citrus Recipes with Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit

Winter is citrus season, and these 24 recipes use lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges in every which way possible<p>Winter is citrus season, and these 21 recipes use lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges in every which way possible.

Seafood

This is how they display the room numbers at the QT Hotel in Sydney, Australia. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/01/22/qt-hotel-by-nic-graham-and-indyk-architects/

A-List Nail Art: 20 Oscar-Worthy Gold Manicures

Sure, we do our fair share of obsessing over red carpet gowns during the Oscars, but what really makes us geek out is the promise of super chic nail art. And as we start planning the ultimate viewing party, we can’t help but think about how we’re going to trick out our nails to celebrate …

LETi by Studio Macura

Studio Macura have designed LETi, a pendant light that includes a clip-on 3D printed bird.<p>From the designers<p>LETi, is a monochrome pendant light with …

Wave-shaped clothes rails keep items evenly spaced

<b>Stockholm 2014:</b> young designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho have designed a series of clothing racks that resemble the regular shape of a wave (+ …

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with …

Rise Sofa by Note Design Studio for Fogia

Note Design Studio has designed Rise, a sofa with integrated side table for manufacturer Fogia.<p>Description from the designers<p>Rise for Fogia is a …

Daily Inspiration #1681

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

Free Things to Do in Oslo, Norway

Oslo is the largest city in Norway and the country’s economic hub, with a true-to-its-roots leaning toward maritime trade and industries. But a ruffian Viking heritage and a number two spot among the world’s most expensive cities in 2010 are no reason to plunder the capital city. Vigeland Sculpture …

European Travel

Executive Editor Faith Durand's favorite healthy work lunch? A delicious kale & quinoa salad with dates, almonds, and citrus dressing: http://thekitc.hn/1mRQkQF

The 4 Most Outrageous Ice Cream Flavors

Today's chefs pride themselves on pushing boundaries and testing eaters palates with exciting new concoctions. These eleven unique ice cream flavors have excited, disgusted, and inspired ice cream consumers around the world.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The 4 Most Outrageous Ice Cream Flavors<p><b>Read the full list of</b> …

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Indoor S'mores

It seems like this winter won't end. If the polar vortex swoops down one more time, I'm moving to the tropics.<p>After the winter we've had this year, I am vowing to never take spring for granted again. I will celebrate the arrival of spring with grandeur. I will bask in the sun, spend lots of time …

6 Winter Salad Recipes by Estela's Ignacio Mattos

These cool, crisp, truly modern salads by Estela chef Ignacio Mattos will remind you that good produce DOES exist in the dark days of deepest winter<p>Since its opening last year, <b>Estela</b>, a so dimly-lit-you-can't-Instagram-it spot in NYC's Nolita neighborhood, has become an unofficial canteen for <i>Bon</i> …

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Peaceful Photography from Hungary

Adam Dobrovits is a photographer from Hungary and his photos are so beautiful and extremely peaceful. This may be a different view of Hungary that …

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

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

Pacific Ocean

Eating Your Veggies Was Never THIS Good (Seriously)

I recently became the owner of a Paderno Vegetable Spiral Slicer -- or "spiralizer" for short. I've been wanting to eat healthier -- more veggies, fewer processed carbs -- but I didn't seem to be cut out for a life without pasta. Until now. The spiralizer turns any cylindrical veg (zucchini works …

Spectacular Bioluminescent Beaches Look Like Starry Skies

Taiwanese photographer Will Ho (aka hala065) captures stunning images of bioluminescence at the Dusit Thani Maldives in Mudhdhoo that transforms the beaches into a magical, glowing coastline. The blue speckled sands provide a beautifully surreal accent to the landscape at night as the waves crash …

Beaches

Catedrais, The Magical Spanish Beach That Disappears

Praia de As Catedrais -- aka Beach of the Cathedrals -- sits on the northern coast on Spain, near the Bay of Biscay.<p>At low tide, you can hike under and around its precarious rock arches, which line the beach like actual little cathedrals.<p>But if you stay too long, the tide will rise and swallow the …

What Is the Third Level of Orgasm and How Exactly Can You Get There?

When you read that a new vibrator promises to take you to the third level of orgasm, I assume you all have the same response I did, which is, "What in the name of Samantha Jones is the third level of orgasm?" I'm still not sure, but I can't say it better than Katie Hakala over at Nerve, where I …

Portraits Made Electric by Luminescent Neon Paint

Flecks of vivid neon paint glow brilliantly off faces and shoulders in this series of portraits by Portuguese photographer Hid Saib. At times, the glowing paint seems like the scattered embers of a fire or an explosive shower of sparks racing across the cheeks of the model. In other instances, the …

Photography

Fortune Cookie, A Photo Series Featuring Fashion Models Posed Upside Down

Fashion models are posed upside down in the topsy turvy photo series “Fortune Cookie” by photographer Martin Tremblay and styling studio Pascal & …