Sponsored: Roger Federer takes on Lindsey Vonn at the opening of Lindt’s newest chocolate shop on top of a mountain #ChocolateHeaven

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Events on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Back in October 2013, Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer appealed to his fans via Twitter, asking them which sporting celebrity they would like to see him take on. Ever rapid on social media, American skiing champion Lindsey Vonn quickly responded saying that she would happily play Federer at tennis if he would ski against her.

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ATM in Switzerland attempts to equalize men and women’s pay

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Women are typically paid less then men. And according the to Swiss ad agency Publicis Zurich, women in Switzerland are paid 20% less then men in general. So they teamed up with the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) to create an ATM which gave men less money then women in an attempt to advertise for ‘Equal Pay Day’.

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Eco pod hotel in Switzerland

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Travel on Friday 13 September 2013

If you’re looking for a cozy and eco-friendly getaway, we’ve got you covered. These quaint little pods nestled in a small valley in Laax Falera, Switzerland are the perfect place to relax. Each pod is big enough for two, and they come complete with basic amenities. It’s a comfy retreat for you and your Plus […]

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KAWS goes larger than life

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 24 July 2013

No, it’s not the resurrection of Pinocchio. These wooden companions are part of the GISWIL exhibition and a creation of American artist and sculptor, KAWS. The New York-based artist began his career as a graffiti artist and later specialized in limited edition toys and clothing.

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Stunning modern vacation housing in Swizerland

Mkaio Reader Find

By Mkaio in Cool Travel on Thursday 30 May 2013

Living off the grid, escaping the compliant, complacent, commercial lifestyle of everyday Western living, has long been a fantasy of mine. Living inside a hill, or under one, or under a waterfall, or over a stream – that has been another life-long dream to build a unique home, completely enveloped in natural surroundings. I recently came […]

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New Merz album: No Compass Will Find Home

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By Merz in New Music on Wednesday 5 December 2012

This is the new Merz album I made after re-locating to Bern, Switzerland. I wrote all the songs in a huge old school–turned arts atelier space. If there’s a classroom-y feel about the songs, then that’ll explain why. One of the ateliers I rented was a science lab once used by Albert Einstein. This prompted […]

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Bern, Switzerland: Take a dip in the glacial water

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By Merz in Cool Travel on Wednesday 21 November 2012

Initially, one of the attractions of being in Bern was the Alps, snowboarding in winter, and all that. What I didn’t bank on was the unique summer swimming experience in the fast flowing, glacial river that runs around the capital. It’s a bizarre but blissful ritual; on a really hot day, tens of thousands of […]

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Swiss mural confronts public with ethics of arms exports

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By Ganzeer in New Art on Wednesday 12 September 2012

Created in the courtyard of the Keserne Basel, a former miltary base, this mural demanded audience participation by asking volunteers to lay “dead” on the asphalt and let their silhouettes be illustrated for the completion of the mural.

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Wicked monster art by Boosher

Meghan Geliza Reader Find

By Meghan Geliza in New Art on Friday 20 April 2012

I met this beautiful art butcher from Geneva, Boosher, a couple of months ago, and was immediately drawn to her gnarly, adorable and a tad deadly misfits and monsters. Her creatures have seen impressive incarnations in murals and wood panels, plush toys and sculptures.

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Villa Vals: a unique villa in Switzerland

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By Samantha Dalrymple in Cool Travel on Tuesday 17 April 2012

Villa Vals is a unique villa located on the hillsides of Switzerland. The architecture, design and location makes you want to hibernate there and just enjoy the scenery. So, who’s coming with me?

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The Urban Grocer visits Curiositas restaurant in Geneva

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Thursday 5 April 2012

Curiositas is a cutting-edge restaurant in the center of Geneva, Switzerland where traditional European cuisine is given an updated, contemporary twist. The Urban Grocer’s Caitlin Zaino sneaks into the kitchen to get the low down. Frogs legs with parsley emulsion anyone?

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New album from garage dream pop band The Caseworker

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By Hidden Shoal Recordings in New Music on Saturday 1 October 2011

Hidden Shoal have just released the new album from continent spanning three piece, The Caseworker (Switzerland, USA and UK). Letters from the Coast sees the band exude the feel of a shoegazing Velvet Underground as if reared by the Flying Nun label: the perfect balance of drone and chime. Perfectly intoxicating.

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Christian Tagliavini

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Tuesday 26 October 2010

Photographer Christian Tagliavini lives and works in Lugano, Switzerland and has been published in magazines such as Eyemazing and toBE. This work is from his series’ 1503 (2010) and Dame Di Cartone (2008).

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Chairless by Vitra

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Monday 3 May 2010

Maybe it’s my lack of a meaty posterior, but I often have trouble sitting on floors comfortably. Designed by Alejandro Aravena for Swiss design firm Vitra, Chairless is a strap inspired by a similar device used by the Ayoreo Indians of Paraguay to make it easier to sit down wherever you are without having to […]

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Underground house in Switzerland

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By Katriane Hill in Architecture on Monday 21 December 2009

Vals, Switzerland, is known for their thermal baths and pristine landscape views of the Swiss Alps. Vals is not known, however, for clever underground architecture. But it is in Vals where a breathtaking home was built underground to eliminate destructive processes at land level. Designed by architectural firm SeArch and Christian Muller, the home is accessible by a a steep set of stone steps built into the incline that the home is built in.

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