Archive for January, 2012
40 years ago in 1971, the Shangri-La opened its very first hotel in Singapore, eventually spreading out into 72 hotels and resorts around the globe cultivating an effortless lavishness. It is a glamorous place that doesn’t need try too hard, but still exudes extravagance in every way.
Meeeeooow! Looking for the perfect place for your kitty to rest her head? Then check out Studio Mango. A design group based in the Netherlands, they are sure to wow you.
The Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would censor the Web and impose a spew of regulations. Make your voice heard and tell congress how you feel:
Plastic surgeon Dr. Hajnal Kiprov is a doc with flashy business cards, complete with two rubber inserts in the card.
Love the stained glass look? Then check out this stained plexiglass house created by Tom Fruin. An installation artist born in Los Angeles and currently based in Booklyn, Tom created “Kolonihavehus”. Made of steel, found plexiglass, and paint, this colorful house was installed in the plaza of the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. So cool!
Looking for the hottest spots to check out in Seattle? Here are some places you won’t want to miss:
A trendy haven for design aficionados and the aesthetically attune, Hotel Andra (2000 Fourth Avenue; 877/448-8600; doubles from $229) in Seattle’s Belltown district brims with sleek Scandinavian design. Don’t miss the hotel’s inventive restaurant, Lola, which serves up creative combinations of Greek and North African cuisine.
Looking for a handy little travel aid kit? When packing up all those pesky provisions of medicine and travel-sized toiletries for a recent trip, I came across a compact travel aid kit filled with all the necessary travel bits. I’m talking bandages, antiseptic, earplugs, a pill tube, a miniature sewing kit, buttons, tweezers, tiny scissors, a compass-thermometer and a bunch of other useful items all in one place (and weighing only 3.5 ounces)!
Travel Aid Kit
Rick Steves’ Travel Store
$19.95 (currently on sale for $15.95)