Denmark’s The Krane : Old Coal Crane Turned Into Black Oasis (40 photos)

A developer and an architect have come up with an innovative and odd use for an old crane that used to load coal. They have turned it into a small unique spa, a glass-enclosed meeting room and a private luxury retreat whose interior design is all done in sophisticated shades of black. Read more

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SOLID GRAY Aluminum Backpack Looks Like Armadillo Origami

Inspired by nature’s protective evolutionary designs; hard shells of crustaceans, animals and insect exoskeletons, the SOLID GRAY Aluminum Backpack is one unique rucksack. It’s got an armadillo meets origami look and feel and now they’ve just introduced a thinner, lighter and stronger version. Read more

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Off The Grid in Madrid: Now You Can Rent House B in Spain [40 photos]

Whether you call it The Four Seasons House, House B or Casa B, this quiet refuge in Berrocal, Spain by architects Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo and Josemaria de Churtichaga of ch+qs (Churtichaga+Quadra-Salcedo Arquitectos) is far away from busy streets, populated areas and the internet. The home accommodates four comfortably and is the perfect way to go off grid for a couple, two couples or a small family. Read more

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This Rome Timelapse Tour Will Urge You To Update Your Passport.

At this moment, I have a good friend who’s traveling in Rome. His shared photos on social media have been giving me the urge to get on a plane. Then he posted this. A cleverly-edited timelapse and hyperlapse video from Ukrainian photographer Kirill Neiezhmakov that takes you on an incredible walking tour through beautiful, historical and quirky Rome in less than three minutes. Now I really want to go. Read more

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The Goat Mug For Coffee-Loving Commuters

In 2014 the folks behind Goat Story came up with a unique, horn-shaped GOAT Mug and threw it on Kickstarter. Suddenly, 10,000 coffee addicts went crazy about it, supporting it with almost half a million dollars. Read more

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The Chablé Resort and Spa: Equal Parts Stunning and Spiritual (48 Photos)

The Chablé Resort and Spa are located in the Yucatan Peninsula, 25 minutes from the historic city of Méridaan area of Mexico. Perfect for the sophisticated traveler, the area is famous for its rich culture, traditions, ancient history, exquisite cuisine, vegetation and heavenly scenery; with the legendary Mayan ruins located within a 30 to 60 km radius. Read more

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Airbnb Offers A Stay In One of Rotterdam’s Funky Cube Houses

The Netherland’s iconic Cube Houses (Kubuswoningen) were designed by Piet Blom in 1984. The 38 innovative houses optimize space by being tilted at 45 degrees and set upon hexagon-shaped pylons. Read more

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60 Best 2016 Best Of Lists – from Art to Entertainment to Tech.

When it comes to the things that interest me, I’ve turned to those sites, curators and magazines I feel are the best arbiters of taste for each category – be it products, experiences or services. Take a look at these experts’ picks from such categories as art, architecture, cars, interior design, photography, logo design, packaging, books, podcasts, video games, fashion, food, drink, music, gadgets, travel, websites, television, mobile apps, movies, videos and more for the best of 2016 in everything. Read more

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Inside The New All Year Round Icehotel 365 – UPDATED to Include All Suites

On December 16 the entire Icehotel was finished on the riverbank in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. With its 35 uniquely designed art and deluxe suites, ice bar, ice chapel and ice gallery,  the guests are welcomed to experience more art than ever in Icehotel’s history. When one part of the hotel melts come spring, the ice bar, ice gallery and 20 suites remain in the permanent part – Icehotel 365. Read more

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Tiny Houses In Which To Hideaway North of Norway [30 Photos]

Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær is a mono-cluster of twelve* custom built tiny houses that function inter-dependently in the Arctic Archipelago of Fleinvær, north of Norway. They are available to rent and/or are offered complimentary to Artists-In Residence. Read more

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