Underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio has a pretty cool knack for discovering ancient shipwrecks. He conducts ongoing research off the coast of Egypt in partnership with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities to determine the ancient location and topography of the currently submerged ancient zones of the eastern harbour of Alexandria (Portus Magnus) and of today’s [...]
Welcome to the only underwater bar in the world! Enjoy exotic seafood and meat dishes in style as you wine and dine under the sea at the Red Sea Star. Plan your next party there. Be the talk of all your friends. Or maybe go above, then beyond, to propose to that special someone. It’s the [...]
We’ve seen all types of lakes: blue, mossy, muddy… so Lake Hillier completely defies our notions of what lakes should look like. The lake water in it is completely pink and looks like strawberry milk. The hue is thought by biologists to be caused by low nutrient concentrations as well as the dunaliella salina and [...]
Luxury boutique hotel Eccleston Square Hotel claims to be London’s most high tech hotel, and it’s easy to see why. While the rooms are gorgeous enough, they are also fitted out with 46” high-definition 3D plasma TVs, surround sound systems, iPod docking stations, VoIP phones and your very own iPad to tinker with. For those [...]
Portland, on the United States’ Pacific Northwest coast, is shaping up as the new Seattle/Melbourne, with its passion for indie music, coffee and cycling. Oregon’s low-rise, river-bestriding capital has long taken a creative approach to city planning, ensuring its heritage architecture remains pristine and independent stores, arts spaces, bars and cafés flourish. For a stylish getaway, [...]
Flat pod-like beds, mood lights overhead and a swanky bar with Swarovski crystal accents bathing in red light — logic dictates that the setting shouldn’t be onboard a place, but it is, in fact, Virgin Atlantic’s overhauled Upper Class Suites. Looks like a happy place.
Tucked inside the city of Reykjavík is a sleek, modern-looking little museum that just so happens to display nearly 300 phallus specimens from water and land mammals, including (supposedly) those from Iceland’s “Huldufólk,” i.e., elf-like “hidden people.” The Icelandic Phallological Museum features clean lines and a tidy installation that make it look like it could [...]
These gorgeous photographs give unique insight into Iran and its relationship to the rest of the world. The photographs of the landscape are stunning, and this series gives a new perspective on life in the beautiful, albeit troubled, country of Iran.
The Deer Lodge to me is Portland, Oregon, in a nutshell. It is a cultish DIY collective as much as one man’s home. That man’s home is your honky-tonk. There’s a recording studio in the basement; I did the first Drunken Prayer record there. They have a covered stage in the backyard for summer shows, [...]
Marcos Proença was born in Sorocaba but moved to São Paulo in 2001. Over 20 years, he has become one of the most sought-after hair stylists in the luxury market in Brazil and also a pioneer for creating the first eco-friendly salon in the country, launched November 2009. His place offers an unique experience combining [...]
Step into most Mexican taquerías and sophisticated is not the first word that comes to mind. Delicious? More often than not. But taquerías are indoor/ outdoor spaces where the smell of pork roasting on a spit and plastic cups of hotter-than-thou salsas count as ambience. Taquería Canalla in San Pedro, just outside Monterrey, is looking [...]
Men’s only clubs? Too many of them. The ultra-luxe women’s only private club Grace Belgravia has opened in a historic grade-two listed building on West Halkin Street in central London for female sophisticates. It has all the good stuff, including a gym, spa, and a restaurant-bar with bio-dynamic wine on its menu.
Wow, imagine flying off for a short decadent getaway away without actually leaving the country. That’s the premise of Dine Mile High, which — lucky for all Londoners — touches down in mid-March to take away all the logistical pains of making it to the airport on time with your passport and boarding pass.
According to the 1980s, Xanadu is what houses looked like in 2001. That would’ve meant tearing down our houses fifteen years later in favour of giant hollow Polyurethane structures shaped like giant robots. I wish! In reality, our lame society pretty much stuck to the same old formula leaving ol’ Xanadu to be enjoyed only [...]
There aren’t many water cruises that make us fantasize, but we’ll make an exception for the futuristic Jicoo Floating Bar in Tokyo Bay that leaves Hinode pier to Odaiba Seaside Park and back every hour. It is designed by famed manga artist Leiji Matsumoto, which explains why it looks like it came straight out of [...]