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The 10 Most Beautifully Designed New Restaurants

We’ve surveyed the globe to find the best new restaurants where high design tops the menu<p>View Slideshow<p>Dining out is rarely just about the food. The scene, the socializing, and the sense of a special event are equally important. When done right, a restaurant’s design enhances all of these elements. …

A Rooftop Restaurant Gets A Bond-Worthy Facelift

French design heartthrob Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has transformed a tacky Paris tourist destination into an insurpassingly swank sky restaurant–a 4,300-square-foot expanse of amorphous ceiling mirrors, custom-made Artemide lights, and liquidy, leather-lined chairs, all from a perch 56 stories above …

Facelifts

Best New Restaurant Design Photos

The new Tori Tori restaurant in Mexico City

Mexico City has now yet another interesting restaurant called <b>Tori Tori</b>, designed by Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio. The Tori Tori place is a …

Inside Decorator Laura Santos’s Sprawling Five-Story Manhattan Townhouse

Seizing a rare opportunity, the decorator and her husband purchased two properties in New York’s Greenwich Village, combining them into a five-story residence for their family<p><i>This article originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Thin may be in when it comes to fashion, …

Architecture

13 Stunning Inner Courtyards

We would like to take a second to focus on the wonderful, yet often overlooked, inner courtyard. The inner courtyard is essentially a "contained …

Kansas University students build net-zero home with LEED Platinum and Passive House certification

Most school projects don’t move past campus grounds, but that’s not the case for the works of Kansas University’s (KU) Studio 804. Every year, …

Green Living

Where to Get the Perfect Bespoke Suit: A Brief History of Savile Row

<i>Wednesday,</i> Bloomberg Pursuits <i>profiled Patrick Grant</i><i>, the owner of Savile Row's Norton & Sons. For those who want to know more, here's a primer on the</i> …

Men's Fashion

20 Best Raincoats For Men (Whatever The Weather)

From flash January floods to little April showers, a strong, waterproof jacket is a wardrobe essential. Knowing how to shop for a raincoat, however, …

Clothing

GQ Savile Row Guide: Kilgour

Before you buy a bespoke suit, explore every outpost on London's most famous tailoring street with our Savile Row Guide...<p>Despite having roots that …

4 big mistakes guys make with their business attire, according to a menswear expert

And that advice might be hard to hear in some cases.<p>The menswear expert included in his book "True Style: The History and Principles of Classic Menswear" what he calls the "big mistakes" that men make when dressing for work.<p>Basically, he writes, it's important to strike a balance between being too …

Menswear

Why Powerful People Are Touchy-Feely

In the vainglorious digital world in which we now, unfortunately, exist, it’s easy to float around puffed up with a sense of one’s own power, buoyed …

Clothing

This ManvsMachine x Nike "Ten" Print Series Is Minimalist Perfection

Celebrating a prolific 10-year collaboration.<p>In celebration of its prolific 10-year collaboration with Nike, London-based design and motion studio ManvsMachine has produced a stunning set of minimalist posters aptly titled “Ten.” The vibrant print series utilizes a combination of royal blue and …

The Unbelievable Beauty Of Papercraft Plumage

A Colombian artist has re-created hundreds of birds out of paper in exquisite detail, feather by feather.<p>The design of a bird is breathtakingly intricate. The trajectory of those bright splashes of color streaking through the sky depends upon the precise arrangement of thousands of feathers, each …

Birds

Robert Seidel's Fountain Projection is a Real-Life 'Fantasia'

Disney's fantasy movie "Fantasia" gave us all false hope when it comes to the magic behind composing music (and hanging out in forests in general). …

Art

10 Entrepreneurs' Productivity Secrets | Inc.com

Whether you're looking for a productivity app or a podcast to download, most of us ask our network for a recommendation. Why read a random website review when someone in your network has an opinion? Do the number of app downloads really matter if someone you trust loves a product? In the …

Entrepreneurship

11 Spiced Cocktails To Choose From For Your Holiday Party

<i>The holidays are all about celebratory moments, so we paired up with Simply Organic to find recipes you'll want to share with friends (and make again and again).</i><p><b>A list, in no particular order, of what we like from a winter cocktail: spiced, citrusy, maybe creamy, and if not warm, then warming.</b> No, …

9 Ways to Decorate With December’s Birthstone: Turquoise

December (aka the twinkling holiday month spent celebrating and gifting with family and friends) is finally here, and you’re reminiscing over the awesomeness that was 2015. Before trading in those calendars for a new year, try updating your space with a bold, quintessential winter color: turquoise. …

Home Decorating

The BU Water Bottle Hopes to Replace Single Use Plastic Bottles With Its Minimal Design

You’ll never have to buy another single-use bottle again.<p>The waste generated by plastic water bottles is a problem that continues to plague modern society, with over 50 billion thrown away annually and only 1 in 4 recycled. Plastic bottles also generate 600 times more CO2 than tap water, not to …

New Balance M997DSLR

American-made in “Purple Heather” and “Cathay Spice.”<p>No sneaker label does premium American-made kicks like New Balance and the latest take on the 997 is a perfect example. Sporting a predominately burgundy-esque “Purple Heather” upper, the M997DSLR comes draped in suede and leather with a mesh toe …

Diesel 2016 Spring/Summer Lookbook

Featuring the brand’s hallmark aesthetic of bold and expressive looks.<p>Diesel unveils its 2016 spring/summer collection with a lookbook showcasing a range of bold and daring looks that reflect the brand’s hallmark motif of self-expression. Showcasing an array of vibrant colors and prints, the pieces …

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Cranberries?

Welcome back to <i>Hey Chef</i>, a series where we ask pros around the country for tips on how to use ingredients we love. Today: cranberries above and beyond the Thanksgiving table.<p>For most of us, cranberries only hit the dinner table once a year, and for that day, our Thanksgiving Survival Guide has all …

8 Bourbon Terms Every Man Should Know

<i>Last Updated November, 2017.</i><p>The patois of bourbon has developed over centuries. During that time, the language mostly stayed within the confines of …

adidas Originals Debuts the Tubular GSG9 Sneakerboot

The Tubular goes to military boot camp.<p>The ever-popular Tubular silhouette gets remodeled by adidas Originals to tackle winter slush in this newly debuted GSG9 sneakerboot iteration. Available in three colorways, the GSG9 reaches above the ankle in a military-inspired form rendered in durable …

geoID’s Maxx Royal Kemer Resort and Spa Renovation in Antalya, Turkey

Instanbul-based design firm geoID recently won the award for “Best Hotel Interior Design” for their renovation of the Maxx Royal Kemer Resort and …

9 Ways to Make Your Day More Successful Before 9 A.M.

How you start your day can very much determine how the rest of it will go. Many successful people and entrepreneurs have various morning hacks to …

Time Management

The Secret to an Ideal Work Culture

What’s the secret sauce to an enviable workplace culture? About 90% of business leaders believe that culture is their first or second most critical …

Employee Engagement

This Week in Watches

This Week in Watches features Breitling for Bentley, Bell & Ross, Harry Winston and Franck Muller. Enjoy!<p>Breitling for Bentley<br>GT3<p>Part of a 500-piece limited edition, this new Breitling for Bentley GT3 features a black titanium case, carbon fiber dial and a COSC-certified self-winding movement. The …

Watches

Daniel Craig to Do One More Bond Film After Spectre

Daniel Craig won't give up the role of James Bond after Spectre and is under contract for one more film.

James Bond