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12 of the Most Over-the-Top Flower Arrangements We've Seen This Week

These arrangements from Preston Bailey's Designing with Flowers book are incredible and perfect for any fantasy wedding.<p><b>1. Life-size floral elephant.</b><p><b>2.</b> <b>All white everything.</b><p><b>3. Gigantic peach, purple, and pink centerpieces.</b><p><b>4. An orchid canopy.</b><p><b>5.</b> <b>White roses dripping with crystals.</b><p><b>6.</b> <b>An entire</b> …

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10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

A House in the Sky

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p>Enon<p>By Paul Harding<p>238 …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

The Language of Flowers

• <b>Author:</b> Vanessa Diffenbaugh<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> <br>The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a …

The Silver Star

• <b>Author:</b> Jeannette Walls<p>From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Glass Castle,</i> Jeannette Walls’ gripping new novel that "transports us with her powerful storytelling...She contemplates the extraordinary bravery needed to confront real-life demons in a world where the hardest thing to do …

The Storyteller

• <b>Author:</b> Jodi Picoult<p>From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Small Great Things</i>, <i>My Sister’s Keeper</i>, and <i>House Rules</i> comes an astonishing and complex novel that proves some stories live forever.<p>Mourning the passing of her mother, Sage Singer decides to attend a grief support group. She doesn’t …

The Interestings

• <b>Author:</b> Meg Wolitzer<p>“Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human …

And the Mountains Echoed

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p><b>An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.</b><p>Khaled Hosseini, the #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Kite Runner</i> and <i>A Thousand Splendid Suns</i>, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the …

Random Acts of Crazy

• <b>Author:</b> Julia Kent<p>NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING NOVEL! 346 pages<p>"It was funny and irreverant like Wallbanger, but deep and moving like Barbara Elsbourg's Strangers. That is a tough mix to pull off. I should warn you though, this book should come with a surgeon general's warning: 'Do not …

The Most Expensive Billionaire Homes In The World

Steven Cohen has been garnering headlines, thanks to insider trading charges at his hedge fund SAC and rumors that he paid a record sum for a Picasso painting. But Cohen has also reportedly plunked down $60 million for an oceanfront property in the Long Island, N.Y., community of East Hampton, …

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35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Articles about 5 modern metal clad homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>It’s been …

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.

20 Ways to Find Joy in Every Day

Want to feel a little lighter, shine a little brighter and watch your mood go sky-high? That incomparable state that's one part inner peace, one part …

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check …

Chain Link Fencing As Art: Unwoven Light Installation

American artist Soo Sunny Park took over Rice Gallery, part of Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a glistening, labor intensive, abstract …