Latest oddball cruise: 'surprise sailing' to secret ports
Would you sign up for a 10-night cruise without knowing the destination? Luxury line Hapag-Lloyd is betting that at least a few hundred people will. The Germany-based cruise operator just announced plans for its first "surprise cruise" to ports unknown ...
May 11, 2015
There are two Brek Sheas, but we only get to see one
His house resembles an oversized, suburban cabana, except with a big, granite-countertop kitchen and cathedral ceilings. .. After every national team cap he gets – he has 32 as of this writing – he buys himself a pair of Del Toros, a designer brand ...
April 27, 2015
What Happened at the OPEC Meeting Today?
Its dominance has since shrunk to 40% due to surging U.S. production. "They are cornered," Fadel Gheit, managing director of oil and gas research at Oppenheimer, said to CNN Money. "Their backs are against the wall. They can only pretend they have a ...
June 5, 2015
The New Mix-It-Up Men's Style
Clothing that blends dressy with casual and sporty is landing in stores now for spring and is expected to keep coming for fall, designers and retailers say. Designer Michael Kors based his fall 2015 men's collection on its own vision of the new guy ...
March 26, 2015
What It Takes to Restore a 1929 Brooklyn 'Wonder Theater'
The Kings' opening day—the first one, that is—was September 7, 1929, when the theater, designed in the style of the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House, opened its doors. preparation for the Kings' 21st-century opening day, elected ...
February 3, 2015
Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks he 'could do a better job' than Barack Obama
Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that he 'could do a better job' of running the US than President Barack Obama. The 67-year-old actor, who was Governor of California from November 2003 to January 2011, revealed that he would have loved to run for the ...
June 4, 2015
GQ+A: Twin Shadow Talks Being a Muse to Public School
Unsurprisingly, the fashion world paid attention and the two designers that make up CFDA-award-winning line Public School, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, made him their muse. Like, actual I turned around, and there was this huge wall of pictures ...
February 18, 2015
Globe Trotting: Revel in the Beauty of a Spanish Artist's Dreamy Compound
All photos by Salva López via the Wall ... designer Yrjo Kukkapuro in action? (Yes, it is.) Are those insane vistas real or deceptively realistic works by the artist himself? (All signs point to real.) Barceló—who grew up on the island and has homes in ...
July 6, 2015
Renault Talisman Revealed
The long bonnet adds dynamism to the Talisman’s profile, and the large diameter ... and 19-inch black Initiale Paris diamond-effect wheels. An interior that blends warmth, clean lines and quality Reinterpreting classical design cues to reflect the ...
July 6, 2015
Versace couture fashion show: Paris wowed by show of chiffon-clad strength
At the end, the flowers crept up the wall ... designer Donatella Versace’s fall-winter collection. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu/AP Speaking before the show, Versace said she was going “out of her comfort zone” with the collection, presented in Paris ...
July 5, 2015
Secrets of the Great House
Those buildings are gone now and the attic can no longer be accessed, but surviving it all was the antique Ansonia Octagon clock, older even than the ... masonry piers with the front foundation wall scored like large blocks to match the front walls.
July 5, 2015
Mosaics for modern times
The mosaic design is made using tiles of the smallest cut, just 1x1cm, in a palette of 15 colours. When complete, it covers six large panels ... has achieved is to take mosaics away from the shower wall and use them as a decorative element,” says ...
Classical: See the Met's 'La Traviata' at Allentown Symphony Hall
That makes lots of sense, since she has much in common with the opera's main character Violetta Valéry, a beautiful French courtesan in party-loving Paris of ... bright-gray wall that looks like an arena. To the side a gigantic clock ticks off the ...
June 30, 2015
Decorating: American Country
"When we started working on this line, we really wanted to take a fresh, new approach to classic American design," said Lady Antebellum singer ... to a more relaxed era — with the Rustic Teal Wall Clock from Pier 1. This working clock makes a dramatic ...
July 2, 2015