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Packable Slippers

In Japanese households it’s customary to remove your shoes upon entering the home. Thus comfortable and durable house slippers are a necessary accessory. SUBU, a Tokyo brand making such slippers, also makes a packable iteration. With a cushioned sole and a poly fill, they’ll keep your feet comfortable and warm. Available in sizes 5.5 to 12, they’re also available in three colors: gloss black, foil …
Tags: Travel, Japan, Design, Shoes, Tokyo, Travel Accessories, Slippers, Packable, House Slippers, SUBU

Hiking Yukon’s Tombstone on Arc’teryx’s New Guided Trips

Dramatic, majestic and challenging, adventures with the beloved outdoor brand Respected, innovative outdoor brand Arc’teryx steps into the guided trips business. And if our experience with them—trekking through the wildest parts of Canada’s Yukon Territories—is any indication, thrill-seekers of all sorts are in for a breathtaking, pulse-raising treat. The Arc’teryx Trips website, which is officially open now, lists trips departing in 2020. The first round …
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Design, Hiking, Canada, Outdoor Gear, Hikes, Arcteryx, Arc’Teryx Trips, Yukon Territories

All-Encompassing Island Villas From Kinglike Mykonos

Stunning, sophisticated villas on the Greek isle Mykonos is a destination unlike any other. Its Cycladic-style stone facades play host to many marvelous (and sometimes remote) accommodations, restaurants, beaches, clubs, bars and plenty more. While its cosmopolitan fervor can be charming for some, the beachside abodes and soft sand entices others. Recognizing the duality of the the island, Kinglike Mykonos affords guests the opportunity to …
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Design, Greece, Luxury, Vacations, Greek, Villas, Rentals, Mykonos, Accomodation, Kinglike Mykonos

Here and There

Yet another mix of photos from various places in Paris. A rainbow seen from our apartment the other day after a fast moving rain storm. Entrance to the American Church of Paris. The interior of my daughter in law’s new store. She does interior designing now. Happy Hour. I found a lively street market fairly close to us that operates on Fridays. Also, some boulangeries so Maurice can find a good baguette. He’s a connaissuer of baguettes.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Market, Rainbow, Interior Design, Daily Life, Maurice, American Church of Paris

Hottest ticket in town: the mega sauna hosting a Euro theatre contest

A drama competition for 200 naked people in a giant sauna? Our writer gets a sweaty taste of ‘aufgass’ in the NetherlandsI am standing behind a partition rope, waiting for the theatre to open. An excited hum rises off the crowd, and there is jostling when the stewards throw open the doors. As a theatre critic, I have stood in countless such queues. I should not feel the fear that I do, but there is one vital difference here: audience members are wearing nothing more than bath robes and flip-flop...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Fitness, Theatre, Life and style, World news, Dance, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Netherlands, Stage, Spa Breaks

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Emissions-free cement, a women-only spacewalk, Soviet-era train stations, a very rare diamond and more from around the web Google Maps Adds Vocal Guidance for Visually Impaired Users Now available on Google Maps iOS and Android apps (one day after World Sight Day), a more detailed voice feature will now update and guide visually impaired people more effectively. To turn on the feature, access the settings …
Tags: Travel, Apps, Space, Music, Science, Design, News, Internet, Trains, Russia, Environment, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Cities, Diamonds

Archaeology, Camels and Cars: From The Dead Sea to Petra

We ride with archaeologist Sarah Parcak and Infiniti to the ancient city in Jordan It’s early morning in Jordan’s Wadi Rum and we’re loading our gear into the fleet of Infiniti QX80s, backed by only the sounds coming from doors opening and closing shut, and feet shuffling silently in the red sand. Despite the bright LED lights of our fleet SUVs, an observatory’s worth of …
Tags: Travel, Space, Science, Design, Technology, Interviews, Cars, History, Egypt, Road Trips, Satellites, Archaeology, Driving, Jordan, Archeology, Drives

Minneapolis’ Renovated Hotel Emery

Mid-century accents and thoughtful amenities add to the city's lively downtown destination Located within the historic Midland Bank building in Minneapolis, the Hotel Emery (part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection) assumes all 10 floors, turning what was once known as Hotel Minneapolis into a destination drenched in mid-century modern inspired design. A recent hefty renovation of the 229-room hotel resulted in an expansive gym and vast …
Tags: Travel, Design, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Marriott, Dining, Accomodation, Autograph Collection, Mid Century Modern, Midland Bank, Hotel Emery, Hotel Minneapolis

Interview: Behind Niyya’s Design-Minded Prayer Mats with Founder Myhra Mirza

Balancing tradition and style, the brand encourages expression of identity with pride Religious wares are almost always traditional, ornate, or even outdated, and it’s understandable considering they’re rooted in rituals that are thousands of years old. Rarely does a religious or symbolic item manage to be functional and authentic, while also being updated. But for Brooklyn-based designer Myhra Mirza, prayer mats (used predominantly within the …
Tags: Travel, Design, Religion, Tradition, Brooklyn, Islam, Homeware, Blankets, Made in America, Mats, Hand-Woven, Myhra Mirza, Niyya, Prayer Mats

Montauk’s New Oceanside Sanctuary, Marram

Mindfulness and considerate design send soothing waves through this boutique hotel Many assume that the serenity that once defined Montauk, the former fishing village at the easternmost tip of Long Island, has been usurped by throngs of individuals in search of a wild summer social scene. Rarities like Marram, a beautiful new beachfront property, are a reminder that peace, quiet and mindfulness were once the …
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Dining, Long Island, Beaches, Hamptons, Montauk, Marram, Out East, NYC Getaways, Marram Montauk

Traveling Couple Captures Ethereal Images In The Most Unspoiled Places Around The World

Besides being couple goals, Victoria Yore and TJ Drysdale are redefining the traditional travel photography we see on social media every day with their endless passion for exploration and daring to think outside the box. They wander the world in search of the most breathtaking and unspoiled locations to create their fairytale-like stories captured in ethereal images. More: Follow Me Away... Source
Tags: Travel, Photography, Design, World, Landscapes, Couple, Surreal, Ethereal, Victoria Yore, TJ Drysdale

Waterproof Dog Carrier

With a waterproof cross-poly shell, this dog carrier is a minimal and sleek alternative to cumbersome and unattractive iterations. Available in tan, navy or black, it features a cushioned base for your pup’s comfort and non-slip straps for yours. Made for most dogs under 25 pounds, it measures eight by 17 inches by 12 inches. Best of all, the scoop offers your dog a clear …
Tags: Travel, Design, Pets, Bags, Waterproof, Dog Bags, Dog Carriers, Sogs

Behind Canopy by Hilton’s Death & Co-Trained Bars

The consulting arm of the beloved cocktail company collaborates on the hotel brand's alcohol offerings Hilton certainly doesn’t classify as an independent hotel brand with the ability to experiment endlessly or simply follow the lead of a few ambitious food and beverage minds. They draw wide swathes of travelers across budgets, tastes and intentions for a number of reasons—though drinking and dining aren’t often their …
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, Alcohol, Bars, Hilton, Food And Drink, Cocktails, Food + Drink, Bartenders, Death and Co, Proprietors LLC, Hotel Bars, Canopy by Hilton

Minimalist And Cinematic Drone Photography By Simeon Pratt

Stunning drone landscapes by Simeon Pratt, a gifted commercial cinematographer, and photographer based in Chicago, IL. Simeon focuses mainly on minimalist, cinematography, and drone photography. More: Simeon Pratt, Instagram h/t: Source
Tags: Travel, Photography, Design, Drone, Chicago, Aerial, Minimalist, Simeon, Landsacpes, Simeon Pratt, Simeon Pratt Instagram

10 free museums in Stockholm

In recent years the Swedish government has tried to make most state museums free, including several in Stockholm. This follows in the footsteps of a failed experiment in 2006 that tried to make all museums in the city free. Luckily, Stockholm’s museums continue to draw crowds, even if those crowds now have to pay to get in. The Stockholm tourist board boasts that the city has over 70 museums, and for the Cheapos out there, some are still free to the public. Many museums offer free entry to child...
Tags: Travel, Art, Exhibits, Sweden, Free, History, Culture, Museums, Exhibitions, Stockholm, Dailycheapo, Free Things To Do, National Library, Haga, Färgfabriken, Fredrik

Perthshire Open Studios Showcase Exhibition at The Bield

As I didn’t have sufficient free time to do the rounds at Perthshire Open Studios 2018, I decided to visit the two showcase exhibitions. I was disappointed by the exhibition at Pitlochry Theatre, which consisted of a few pieces in one section of the restaurant. This made me wonder if it was worth stopping off […]
Tags: Travel, Art, Scotland, Perthshire Open Studios

Silk from the Sea in Sardinia

Saturday morning on the island of Sant’Antioco, off the southwest coast of the island of Sardinia. Walter and I are in the breakfast room at Bed and Breakfast Le Terrazze in the main port town of Sant’Antioco. The group of taciturn Italian surfers have cleared out to hit their boards. What shall we do today? […]
Tags: Travel, Art, Artisans, Culture, Sardinia, Miscellany, Mediterranean Sea, Sant, Sardegna, Antioco, Italian Islands, Italy Artisans, Bisso, Sea Silk, Sardinia Walter, Breakfast Le Terrazze

Art Walk Porty Edinburgh

Art Walk Porty is an annual event held in Edinburgh’s seaside district of Portobello. There are walks, artist’s talks, themed shop windows workshops, music and a parade. Lots of local artists open up their homes to display their work to the public (called Art Houses). The dates for the 2019 Art Walk Porty are 7-15 […]
Tags: Travel, Art, Scotland, Edinburgh, Walk Porty Edinburgh

Edinburgh Art Festival

I spent several days at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2018. There was so much to see. I’ve already written articles about three exhibitions, Liberty Art Fashion and Fabric at Dovecoat Studios, Green Man by Lucy Skaer at the Tablot Rice Gallery and Joana Vasconceol’s Gateway at Jupiter Artland,But I wanted to highlight more of the […]
Tags: Travel, Art, Scotland, Edinburgh, Lucy Skaer, European culture, Events in Europe, Dovecoat Studios Green Man, Tablot Rice Gallery, Joana Vasconceol

Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy

Leonardo da Vinci, the original Renaissance Man, was born in Italy more than 500 years ago. Yet despite being one of the best known of Italian names, following his trail in Italy is not so simple. For example, his Mona Lisa, arguably the most famous painting in the world, is in the Louvre in Paris.…  Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy The post Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy appeared first on Italofile.
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, Milan, Featured, Rome, Paris, Italy, Vatican City, Venice, Florence, Turin, Tuscany, Louvre, Arts And Culture, Leonardo da Vinci

Handy Public Punching Bags Located Around Manhattan That Let New Yorkers Vent Their Frustrations

cgbam4789 donttakethisthewrongway, a design studio based out of Savannah, Georgia, installed a series of “Public Punching Bags” around Manhattan during their visit to New York City Design Week 2019. The idea was to give people a way to momentarily express their frustrations in a public place before going on with their day, hopefully feeling a bit better than before. More: donttakethisthewrongway h/ Source
Tags: Travel, New York, Design, Bag, Manhattan, Public, Punching

Take A Look Inside “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” Theme Park At Disneyland

Disneyland has offered a first glimpse of its newest attraction, the “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” theme park. Visitors can build their own droids and lightsabers, interact with aliens and step into the cockpit of an exact copy of the Millennium Falcon. The interactive experience allows a team of six people to operate the spacecraft. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams... Source
Tags: Travel, Star Wars, Usa, Design, Disney, Park, Theme

Road Trip: Kauai

Some of the most sublime spots on Hawaii's Garden Isle Referred to as the Garden Isle, Kauai‘s consummate beauty is measured by some of the most dramatic scenery in the world—let alone the Pacific. With emerald rainforests, magnificent waterfalls and towering sea cliffs, the Hawaiian island has created its own uniquely laid-back vibe within an archipelago that has perfected the art. And, as the oldest …
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, National Parks, Road Trips, Hawaii, Food And Drink, Gardens, Parks, Islands, Restuarants, Kauai, Accomodation, Word of Mouth

Eastern promise: contemporary art on the Norfolk coast

The county’s current open studios event is one of many reasons to tour coastal towns such as Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn, where affordable spaces and special light are attracting young artistsI’m not sure which is more remarkable, the sculptures or the way they have been positioned. I am considering two colossal works by Henry Moore at Houghton Hall in north Norfolk. Large Reclining Figure (1984) lies before the west front, its back to the house, demanding to be appreciated against the Pallad...
Tags: Travel, Art, Culture, Art and design, Day trips, Cultural Trips, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Norfolk Holidays

Word of Mouth: Memphis

From repurposed architecture to delectable dining spots, a few of our favorites from the city of soul In Memphis, Tennessee, the faded hues of yesteryear mingle delightfully with the invigorating aura of a burgeoning renaissance and prideful restoration of the city’s most historic locales. Beale Street, the city’s most famous stretch, is home to a handful of the nation’s most acclaimed music venues and once …
Tags: Travel, Design, Mississippi, Shopping, Hotels, Restaurants, Tennessee, Stores, Memphis, Coffee Shops, Memphis Tennessee, Beale Street, Word of Mouth, Distilleries, Hu. Hotel

My Letter to the Creative In You

An encounter with an artist who works on "overwhelm" reveals some fundamental truths on creativity, constraints and the commercial concept of selling out. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Art, Careers and Blogging

Marionette Museum in Palermo

By Walter Sanders At first I balked at paying 5 Euro for a ticket to see what … a marionette museum? But Sharon said, “We have to experience this. UNESCO lists the Sicilian puppet theater on its Intangible Heritage site.” Now I think that the Antonio Pasqualino Museo Internazionale delle Marionette ticket is a bargain. […]
Tags: Travel, Art, Artisans, History, Culture, Unesco, Puppets, Italy, Palermo, Sicily, Miscellany, Italy Travel, Italian Culture, Sharon, Sicilia, Walter Sanders

Gift Guide: Summer Adventure Essentials

Be prepared for the seasons picnics, beach trips, bike rides and more As the days get longer and nights stay warmer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), the appeal of spending time by the beach, at the pool, in the park or even the backyard or rooftop grows. While there’s something to be said for a spontaneous trip, being prepared never hurts. From a reclining …
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Design, Sports, Summer, Bikes, Culture, Biking, Beach Accessories, Bike Accessories, Northern Hemisphere, Towels, Picnics, Coolers, Summer Activities, Summer Adventures

The lost Louvre of Uzbekistan: the museum that hid art banned by Stalin

This museum in a bleak outpost has one of the world’s greatest collections of avant-garde art, rescued from Stalin’s clutches by an electrician. But now it needs a rescue of its ownI am sitting at a huge table at the Ministry of Culture in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as officials explain what sounds like a wonderful opportunity. There’s currently an international call-out to find someone to run a gallery in the country, one housing the world’s second-largest collection of Russian avant garde art. What...
Tags: Travel, Art, Protest, Environment, Painting, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Communism, Uzbekistan, The art market, Joseph Stalin, Stalin

The lost Louvre of Uzbekistan: the museum that rescued banned masterpieces

This crumbling museum in a bleak town by a dried-out sea has one of the world’s greatest collections of avant-garde art, rescued from Stalin’s clutches. But without urgently needed help, it will dieI am sitting at a huge table at the Ministry of Culture in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as officials explain what sounds like a wonderful opportunity. There’s currently an international call-out to find someone to run a gallery in the country, one housing the world’s second-largest collection of Russian avan...
Tags: Travel, Art, Protest, Environment, Painting, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Communism, Uzbekistan, The art market, Joseph Stalin, Stalin

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