Did you know that James Bond has now been around for 50 years? It's true, and in order to celebrate, Apple Core Hotels are calling all double agents to visit them with their "Live and Let SPY" vacation package. The much anticipated release of the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, is upon us, and because of the 50 years of Bond, this amazing package deal will be available for 50 days, from September 19th - November 9th.
Gansevoort Turks + Caicos is offering up a snag-worthy deal for vacationers! Incorporate some exercise into your vacation or some vacation into your grueling exercises with a special four night getaway for two. This beautifying package includes the famous exhale core fusion classes in a beachfront open air yoga pavilion, fusion massages in tranquil treatment rooms, along with a signature spa drink, as well as a healthy breakfast buffet and fresh fish each day. Check out all the details below and hurry up to book your last summer getaway!
A trendy hostel in the heart of Miami Beach --how has no one thought of this before?
Developer Andrew Zobler is the C.E.O. behind Sydell Group (responsible for bringing the Ace Hotel to New York) and is the man responsible for bringing huge changes in the way hospitality works to Miami Beach. Quoted as calling his new endeavor a “game-changer,” the Freehand Miami Beach is hospitality for a new generation of travelers.
In her latest project photographer Wilma Hurskainen addresses foundations of feminism within the juxtaposition of contemporary photographic art vs. the tradition of family photographs. “Growth – Kasvu” explores these ideas by recreating photographs of Hurskainen and her three sisters taken by her father in their youth and placing the original alongside the recreation, taken by Hurskainen.
Changes in the scenery or landscape over the past however-many years are an easy indicator of Hurskainen’s failure at replication, as is the obvious growth of the four sisters as they overpower situations they had once been so diminutive in. On closer inspection, however, one can see a deeper appropriation of the artist’s achievement and expectant failure within the poses and characters of the four sisters themselves.
On her blog, The Lesen Lounge, Berliner by-way-of Canada Leah Buckareff defines a zine as "an independently produced publication. Most often they are self or hand-made books that vary in content, but usually house the creators' personal thoughts, ideas, or artwork both in text and images."
An avid artist and musician, Buckareff has set out to draw a greater awareness of zine publication from the Berlin community. She will ride out through parks every weekend on her "Lesen Lounge," a bike with a brightly painted zine library attached.
Apparently Montauk is getting the Brooklyn-treatment. The hipster is eschewing the Hamptons in favor of this "drinking town with a fishing problem" and Montauk residents have their fair share of complaints. So much that signs featuring a fedora with a slash through it have been popping up throughout the community. The fedora, of course, representing a hipster.
A hipster comes in many forms and varieties, but it is safe to say that all hipsters come with a fair degree of narcissism, this being one of the campaign's major concerns.
LaGuardia's Bisoux Restaurant is getting with the times, and perhaps a little ahead of the times, by amping up their technology.
Chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson bring a new kind of eatery to Terminal D - complete with the most up-to-date gizmos...iPads! 72 iPads were installed, 12 at the bar, and 60 at tables, so that diners can order drinks and dishes more quickly.
They can also use the tablets to check on their flights, log into Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail, play games, or browse the web. Diners can even order news and magazine titles and have the publications delivered right to their seats! If you're heading on vacation this summer, this seems like the best spot around for your pre-flight party.
Um, can every restaurant and airport do this please?
If the summer heat is getting you down, then consider booking an evening at the Snow Castle restaurant in Finland. The Snow Castle offers a unique experience of staying at a hotel and dining in a restaurant made of snow.
So, how does it work? The temperature in the hotel is at 23 degrees Fahrenheit, while offering the same amenities as a regular hotel- except wearing your coat and hat indoors is a must.
Luckily, the menu items aren't cold too. The restaurant serves local fish like salmon and perch served with vegetables. You can also find an array of soups and lamb on the menu.
Design competitions are all about finding the most innovative, beautiful, and sometimes most environmentally friendly concepts to shape the way we look at structures. Design affects entire cities, states, and countries for years to come. Phases like the Art Deco movement survive years after its creation because of its beauty and historical significance. The Taiwan Tower Internation Competition painstakingly went through hundreds of entries recently and chose a design by Tokyo-based architect Sou Fujimoto entitled The Oasis to build at the Taichung Gateway Park.
December is here, and while the weather outside isn’t quite frightful, many are already ready for what this holiday season has to bring. The Christmas tree is lit up in Rockefeller Center, the ice skating rinks are open to the public, and coffee chains are doling out seasonal beverages like there’s no tomorrow. While we wait for our winter wonderland however, many in China anticipate their own. Every year at the start of January an entire city of ice and light is created as part of the Harbin International Ice Festival. The ethereal city is home to some of the most beautiful ice sculptures in the world.