Archive for January, 2012

Royal Elegance: Singapore’s Shangri-La
By January 27, 2012
ShagriLa 01 Royal Elegance: Singapore’s Shangri La travel hotel

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.

Studio Mango: Kitty Meow
By January 24, 2012
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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.

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Visit Studio Mango to see more.
Don’t Censor the Web
By January 18, 2012

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:

Creative Business Cards
By January 16, 2012
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Plastic surgeon Dr. Hajnal Kiprov is a doc with flashy business cards, complete with two rubber inserts in the card.

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Tom Fruin
By January 10, 2012
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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!

Seattle City Guide for Art and Design Lovers
By January 5, 2012
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The Space Needle from Olympic Sculpture Park.

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.

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Hotel Andra Lobby + Greek appetizers at Lola.

Teeny Weeny Travel Kit
By January 3, 2012
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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)

Photo of the Day: Sainte-Chapelle, Paris
By January 1, 2012
Wintibaugh Saint Chapelle Photo of the Day: Sainte Chapelle, Paris travel photos
Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, by Tyson Wintibaugh.
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