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The Impossible Project launches its iOS app ahead of the Instant Lab's debut

Making old photography new again is all the rage these days. Although The Impossible Project's Instant Lab isn't due to launch until late August, the company decided to debut the companion iOS app today in the iTunes store. It's a little early to the party since users won't be able to capitalize on …

Kindle for iOS introduces sample downloads and custom dictionaries

It's been a while since Kindle for iOS users have been able to download content directly from the app, thanks to Apple's 30 percent fee for in-app purchases. Today, Amazon is reintroducing that feature -- albeit a modified version -- in its latest update, available now in iTunes. From the existing …

The Beauty of Barcelona (PHOTOS)

Here is something that is probably true: If you go to Barcelona, you're gonna party. The club scene is incredible and massive and it feels like the party never ends. Thus, siestas are a <i>necessity</i>.<p>But <i>don't</i> party and siesta your entire experience away. Barcelona is defined by its absolute …

Balls will roll at a quirky Irish lottery

Every August, the town of Cobh looks like a playroom ball pit gone awry, as thousands of brightly coloured balls bounce down the streets in one of the world’s quirkiest lotteries.<p>Every August, the town of Cobh in East Cork, Ireland, starts to look less like a quaint seaport village and more like a …

Nonprofits

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Five of the world’s newest wonders

From a fuming Italian volcano to India’s land of kings, these natural and manmade marvels are the latest treasures to be honoured on Unesco’s World Heritage list.

Photographers

5 Literary Itineraries in the English Lake District

The poet William Wordsworth called the English Lake District "the loveliest spot that man hath found," and he called it home. So did <i>Peter Rabbit</i> …

Literature

National Geographic Travel

Europe's Best Hidden Eats

From local holes-in-the-wall to trendy clandestine establishments, travelers to Europe have plenty of ways to veer off the tired tourist track when they dine. At these hidden spots, whether a secret late-night bakery in Lisbon or a dynamic pop-up in London, diners can immerse themselves in the …

The Cheese-Lover's Guide to France

I like to think of his words as I curl my fingers around a dusky, mellow rind of French cheese.<p>Whether we are conscious of it or not as we grasp the knife, slicing into such a <i>fromage</i> lays open the world in miniature.<p>Here is the placid scent of chamomile, the chime of cow bells, the sun illuminating …

France

Scotland Tour: Enjoying a Natural High, High in the Highlands

Driving through the remote and evocative Highlands valley called Glencoe, our guide, Liz, and I conspired to find a place where we could simply stop the bus and let our group get out and feel the wonder of this distant corner of Scotland. Liz, an experienced Scotland guide, is doing her first Rick …

15 Images Of What Morning Looks Like Around The World

Rise and shine. There’s a whole new way to start your day. Wake up and watch New Day on CNN for all the latest news stories. Weekday Mornings 6-9am ET on CNN.

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

South Africa

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

What The Future Looked Like In 1900 -- 13 Fascinating Images

1 of 14<p>Crossing the sea and getting from one country to another has never been easier thanks to this railway and boat combination. Ferry your way …

Sustainability

15 of the Best Travel Photos Taken With an iPhone

There are many ways that Apple's iPhone has transformed our lives. It has put a previously unimaginable array of technology in our pockets - everything from a global positioning system to a video editor. One of the many industries it has changed in the process is travel photography. As the quality …

Articles about london and new york double exposure project on Dwell.com - Dwell

A major market for our furniture, and the headquarters of some of our most important designers, Manhattan has long been Herman...<p>It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were...<p>For a vintage design dealer seeking a …

Landscape Photography

Rock on the Simpsons

Ringo Starr, U2, Aerosmith, Britney Spears and more get animated<p>28<p>This cover appeared on the November 28, 2002 issue of <i>Rolling Stone</i> and is based on …

Dolores O'Riordan

14 Gorgeous Structures In The Running For The 'Building Of The Year' Award

This year's festival will be held from October 2nd - 4th in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands, a building which was itself once a WAF Award winner.<p>More than 300 projects from 50 countries made the official 2013 shortlist, and the architects responsible will each have a chance to make their case to …

Marina Bay Sands

Feast Your Eyes: Frozen Desserts

<i>Each week, we'll be scanning through recipes for exceptional photos from our community, and sharing our favorites.</i><p><i>Today: Luckily for us, these photos from Your Best Frozen Dessert were captured before melting away.</i><p>Today is officially the first day of summer, and looking through these photos of …

Dessert

Paintings by Joseph Zbukvic

Have $275,000 To Spare? Go To Every Three-Star Michelin Restaurant In The World

Going to a three-star Michelin restaurant is a huge treat for most people -- it takes a lot of disposable income to be able to afford a meal at any one of the world's top restaurants. But what if you could go to <i>every single</i> three-starred restaurant in the world (that's 109, by the way)? Well, …

18 Cool Color Blocked Buildings

Sunday’s a good day for eye candy, don’t you think? Assuming you already read the title of this post, no we’re not about to post 18 photos of Ryan Gosling looking awesome. We are, however, here to serve up a whole bunch of outrageously colorful buildings from all over the world. Color block month …

Romeo and Juliet

Royal Photographic Society exhibition winners

<b>The winners of this year's Royal Photographic Society (RPS) International Print Exhibition have been announced and include work by both professional and amateur photographers.</b><p>The RPS exhibition has been held 156 times since it began in 1854 and this year attracted nearly 5,000 entries from 1,285 …

Gillian Anderson

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …