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Honey's cofounder just bought a $60 million 'Sky Garden' Bel Air mansion after selling his company to PayPal for $4 billion (PYPL)

In November, PayPal bought online coupon company Honey for $4 billion. Honey cofounder George Runa just bought a $60 million home in Los Angeles, The Wall Street Journal reported.  The nine-bedroom, 14 bathroom house was designed by South African firm SAOTA as a "sky garden." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. LA-based coupon finding company Honey became PayPal's most expensive acquisition to date last year, when it was acquired for $4 billion. Honey cofounder George Ruan jus...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Trends, Paypal, Pacific Ocean, Wall Street Journal, Honey, Bel Air, Downtown Los Angeles, Ruan, Sky Garden, Owlwood Estate, George Ruan, SAOTA, Sky Garden Bel Air, George Runa


A Brunch at the Duck & Waffle, London

It’s scandalous how often we take luke-warm reviews seriously without trying a place out for ourselves. Although, if I’m honest, my reason for never having visited the Duck & Waffle in Bishopsgate had more to do with never successfully getting a weekend brunch booking than it did reviews. We finally got to visit Duck & Waffle for my bestie’s birthday on a cold January morning and it was worth it for the delicious food and fabulous views. The views and surroundings might not be as good as th...
Tags: Travel, England, London, Harry Potter, Harry, London City Airport, Emm, Mandy Southgate, St Dunstan, Bishopsgate, Sky Garden, Hagrid, Leadenhall Market, Duck Waffle, Waffle London, Lloyds Building


Lush Sky Green towers are the first of their kind in Taichung

Taichung, Taiwan has taken yet another step toward becoming a greener, more livable city with the recent completion of Sky Green, a sustainably minded, mixed-use development. Designed by Singaporean architecture firm WOHA, the high-rise is named after its inclusion of sky gardens and terraces that are filled with lush, subtropical greenery. The project’s integration of green spaces is expected to raise the city’s standards for “skyrise greenery” in future sustainable developments. As an expert ...
Tags: Smart City, Design, Singapore, Taiwan, Architecture, Urban Design, Green Building, High-rise, Mixed-use, Courtyard, Taichung, Mixed-use Development, Sky Garden, Taichung Taiwan, Sustainable City, Residential Tower


A chic, nature-filled office building in Tokyo boldly brings the outdoors in

In Tokyo, a new office tower stands out from the concrete jungle with its embrace of nature. Designed by prolific Japanese design studio nendo in the centrally located Kojimachi neighborhood, the Kojimachi Terrace is an 11-story high-rise wrapped in a grid-like, timber-faced facade that’s complemented with a bright interior dressed in a warm palette of wood, raw stone and bronze-colored stainless steel. A “Sky Forest” — a three-story, open-air garden — punctuates the building’s top floors and p...
Tags: Japan, Design, Architecture, Nendo, Grid, Tokyo, Balcony, Plaster, Natural Ventilation, Timber, Office Building, Sky Garden, Terrace, Takumi Ota, Nature Inspired Architecture, Indoor Outdoor Living


$15m penthouse comes with huge open-air courtyard offering 360 degree Auckland views

A $15 million Auckland penthouse with a sweeping open-air courtyard could be snapped up by a foreign buyer, Kiwi expat or downsizing Remuera mansion owner, says its developer.The Sky Garden penthouse apartment is set to built on... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Kiwi, Sky Garden


Trevor’s Travels: At Santa Barbara’s MOXI museum, enjoy playtime with the exhibits

There are a lot of museums on my list to visit, and I have to admit that many of them adhere to a specific formula — paintings and things on the walls or displayed in cases. A few offer items with no glass around them, but in those instances, there are usually eagle-eyed docents on hand to keep everyone from touching. Quite by accident, during a recent trip to Santa Barbara, I went into a museum that was the reverse of anything I had ever experienced before. It’s called MOXI, which loosely stand...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, China, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Trevor, Namibia, Santa Barbara, Weekend Getaways, Southern California, San Bernardino, Barbara, Barnes Noble, Moxi, RANCHO CUCAMONGA


New images show greenery engulfing Singapores tropical skyscraper

When we last saw local design practice WOHA Architects’ 30-story Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore, the tropical skyscraper had only begun to sprout the lush landscaping that would later overtake the building’s facade. Now, a little over a year-and-a-half later, we’ve been treated to new images of the high-rise that has become increasingly enveloped in creeping vines. This combination of nature and architecture is continued into the building’s embrace of indoor-outdoor spaces, particularly in t...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Singapore, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Skyscraper, Carousel Showcase, Sky Garden, Rooftop Terrace, Patricia Urquiola, Outdoor Terrace, Woha Architects, Aluminum Cladding, Vertical Green Wall, Oasia Hotel Downtown


Tourists miss first time in London

So , you’ve seen Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and Big Ben, but now that you’ve ticked off the mega touristy sights on your first trip to London, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty; to what really makes London the cool, quirky, and sometimes straight-up weird city that it is. From sky-high rooftop gardens to West End shows, here’s what you need to experience during your second time in London. 1. Broadway Market A post shared by Broadway Market (@broadwaymarket) on Ma...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, New York City, Broadway, Camden, Venice, Banksy, Shakespeare, Hamilton, Shoreditch, Covent Garden, All, Don, Ben, Leicester Square


11 Serviced Apartments In Singapore That You Will Never Want To Leave

We all have those days when we long for an alternative living environment, perhaps one that is more luxurious than our own homes. This is precisely what serviced apartments offer as they are the epitome of luxury, comfort and convenience. Apart from being fully furnished, a serviced apartment is quintessentially a home away from home—except that it is a fancier one equipped with services such as housekeeping. Serviced apartments are also ideal for those who are staying in a country for more tha...
Tags: Singapore, Anthropology, Clarke, Editorial, Chinatown, Hotel Review, Beach Road, Health Club, Miele, Claire, Fraser, Wilby, Central Business District, Robertson Quay, Shangri La Hotels Resorts, Ascott Limited


11 Unbeatable Happy Hour & Ladies Night Deals At Suntec City

w Located in the heart of the Singapore Marina Bay precinct, Suntec City is an exciting shopping, dining and entertainment destination which is directly linked by 2 MRT stations, Promenade and Esplanade MRT. It also has the largest car parking facility in Singapore with a whopping 3,100 parking lots. Housing a smorgasbord of more than 350 stores with over 100 restaurants, cafes  and bars spread out over close to 1 million square feet of retail space and three distinct wings, this means you’ll ne...
Tags: Japan, New York, Restaurants, Singapore, Anthropology, New Zealand, Heineken, Dallas, Jamaica, Stella Artois, Sapporo, Roast Chicken, San Miguel, Shikoku, Kirin, Advertorial


Green-roofed wooden tower in Lagos maximizes daylight and natural ventilation

This green-roofed wooden tower planned for Lagos features a perforated envelope inspired by indigenous cultures of the area. Hermann Kamte & Associates designed the experimental structure as an alternative to the massive concrete buildings that dominate the city. By contrast, the wooden tower emphasizes passive design principles that marry indoor and outdoor living. The building was designed for the Plan B: City Above the City competition. Each floor provides a variety of residential units surr...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Lagos, Carousel Showcase, Green Architecture, Green Roof, Natural Ventilation, Rooftop Garden, Sky Garden, Panoramic Views, Green Tower, Wooden Tower, Hermann Kamte Associates, Plan B: City Above the City competition


12 Hotels in Seoul Under S$200 Per Night That Will Not Break Your Bank

The seasons don’t matter because Seoul is ever popular, and the world loves this Korean city for many reasons. Apart from all the K-pop stars and Korean dramas that the world is crazy about, Seoul offers a good mix of shopping, food, arts and culture, and history. Of course, traveling to a city with such a booming tourism industry often means that a trip there can get pretty heavy on our wallets. We understand the pain of having to pay for exorbitantly-priced hotels. We have sussed out 12 Hotel...
Tags: Travel, Anthropology, Korea, Denmark, Honda, Seoul, Editorial, Expedia, Hotel Review, Bella, Seoul South Korea, Jung, Riviera Hotel, Gangnam, Sky Garden, Hongdae


12 Hotels in Seoul Under S$200 Per Night That Will Not Break Your Bank

The seasons don’t matter because Seoul is ever popular, and the world loves this Korean city for many reasons. Apart from all the K-pop stars and Korean dramas that the world is crazy about, Seoul offers a good mix of shopping, food, arts and culture, and history. Of course, traveling to a city with such a booming tourism industry often means that a trip there can get pretty heavy on our wallets. We understand the pain of having to pay for exorbitantly-priced hotels. We have sussed out 12 Hotel...
Tags: Travel, Anthropology, Korea, Denmark, Honda, Seoul, Editorial, Expedia, Hotel Review, Bella, Seoul South Korea, Jung, Riviera Hotel, Gangnam, Sky Garden, Hongdae


Livingbridge acquires ECI Partners’ stake in Rhubarb

Livingbridge has acquired a stake in Rhubarb, a food and beverage operator. The seller is ECI Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Livingbridge, the mid-market private equity firm, today announces its investment in rhubarb, the premium food and beverage operator, having purchased a stake from ECI Partners (ECI). The deal is the first investment from its new £660m fund, Livingbridge 6. Originally established in 1996 as an events business, rhubarb expanded its activities in 2...
Tags: UK, London, Trends, Qatar, Surrey, Eci, Goodwood, South East, Royal Albert Hall, Sky Garden, PE Deals, Fenchurch Street, Livingbridge


The best views in the city of London and everything tourists need to learn about them

Like any city in the world it is amazing to see it at a high vantage point to appreciate the old and the new. London is a wonderful capital city that is a stunning destination to discover superb panoramic views, especially in the summer months or even at night. There are some very famous places to go for this, as well as some lesser known destinations. The most famous must be The London Eye that is perfect for travellers who want to see the Westminster area. The views from the pods are magnifice...
Tags: Travel, London, Thames, Paddington, Westminster, Walkie Talkie, Travel Blog, MONTCALM, Emirates Air Line, Oxo Tower, Sky Garden, St Paul 's Cathedral


London for Kids - Off the Beaten Path

London is the perfect place to test the waters for your child's first international adventure. There are countless superb activities for kids, and many of them are free or very cheap. The language and food are easy to adjust to, and when all else fails, there are unique modes of transportation around every corner that will enamor even the toughest-to-please little traveler. Now is the time to make good use of the excellent exchange rate and break in your child's new passport across the pond. It...
Tags: Travel, London, Thames, Royal Air Force, Victoria, Wimbledon, Greenwich, Hyde Park, Huffington Post, St James, Richmond, Mitch, Waterloo, Soho, Don, Albert


Silhouettes, Brunch and Views at the Sky Garden

In the book P.S. I Love You, H. Jackson Brown’s mother says to him, "twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do”. I tend to have a more zen approach to life and live without bucket lists or regrets but I did have one regret and it was that I didn’t charge my iPhone the first time I visited the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street in London. When you first arrive at the 34th floor of the Sky Garden, you exit the lift, turn to y...
Tags: London, Richard, Stephen, Emm, Mandy Southgate, Jackson Brown, Fenchurch, Sky Garden, Fenchurch Street, Melissa Kara Davide Yannick Emma, Darwin Brasserie Stephen


Blog, Interrupted

Good grief. How is it two months since I last wrote on this blog? I don't even know how that happened. In other times of unexpected interludes, I've been painfully aware of my blogging absence and have been variously guilty or okay with that. Not this time. So where have I been? In three words: flu, exam and house move. Around the time the last post on Tintin was publishing in February, I was experiencing a particularly bad bout of flu that would lay me low for the better part of three weeks...
Tags: London, Blogging, Personal, Tintin, Dartford, Emm, Mandy Southgate, Leonardo da Vinci, Science Museum, Sky Garden, Richmond Hill Hotel


Queen awards hospitality prize to London restaurant manager

Restaurant manager Jennifer Santner, 24, reacted with disbelief when she was named as the winner of this year's Gold Service Scholarship. The Swiss-born manager, who works at the Fenchurch Restaurant at Sky Garden on the top of the walkie-talkie building in London, was awarded the honour during a ceremony held at London's exclusive Claridge's hotel.
Tags: London, Claridge, Sky Garden, Jennifer Santner, Fenchurch Restaurant


Talking Horses: Grand National weights lunch 2016 – live!

All the news, comment and reaction from the Sky Garden at the ceremony to reveal what the horses entered will carry in the world’s greatest race12pm All aboard the Gravy Train? Two contrasting thoughts on the happenings at the Sky Tower for the Grand National weights lunch:Canapés & Champagne nearly ready to rock and roll! Just got to find the Grand National winner now! pic.twitter.com/hwdL3TkRC9 Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, Horse racing, Horse racing tips, Grand National, Sky Tower, Grand National 2016, Sky Garden


Talking Horses: Grand National weights lunch 2016

All the news, comment and reaction from the Sky Garden at the ceremony to reveal what the horses entered will carry in the world’s greatest race4.45pm Crabbie’s drop hint on National sponsorship Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, Horse racing, Horse racing tips, Grand National, Grand National 2016, Crabbie, Sky Garden




London: Classic, Contemporary, and Utterly Delightful

Undisputedly one of the world's greatest cities, London is simultaneously the heart of the United Kingdom and a truly global city with influences gathered from around the world. It is both historic and modern, sprawling and diverse -- full of cozy corners, neighborhood pubs, and British charm, while remaining an international center of commerce and culture. Whether you're a frequent visitor or it's your first time in the English capital, you'll find a mix of both UK character and global urban li...
Tags: Garden, UK, London, Thames, Britain, United Kingdom, Paris, Camden, Hackney, Tower Bridge, Huffington Post, St James, London Bridge, Darwin, Shoreditch, Brick Lane


City Diary: Under pressure: Now the Walkie Scorchie whistles too

Visitors hurtling upwards in the lift to the Walkie Talkie's 35th floor Sky Garden bar were alarmed to hear a loud whistling sound, thought to be due to a difference in air pressure. [Author: Harriet Dennys] [Link to media]
Tags: Wikipedia, City Diary, Telegraph City Diary, Harriet Dennys, Ken Costa, Walkie Scorchie, Walkie Talkie, Daniel Stewart, Sky Garden


Christmas art tour mixes holiday lights with light sculpture

Tour participants look up at "Sky Garden" at the Federal Building in San Francisco, as part of the Illuminate SF holiday art tour. Tour participants look up at "Sky Garden" at the Federal Building in San Francisco that is on a series of free holiday art tours to light installations around the city. [Link to media]
Tags: San Francisco, Federal Building, Sky Garden