The Revugia Spa & Wellness Resort Hotel is a project by Lichtecht GmbH that makes superb use of Forest Pack to create the lush environments that bring to life this wooded cabin retreat. They are planning the construction of a nationwide unique wellness & spa hotel resort in the middle of a forest. Continue reading »
This magical oasis of foxiness is called Zao Fox Village, and it’s located in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture. For 100 yen (or about 85 US cents), visitors are provided with food, but because the foxes are not domesticated, they are cautioned against hand-feeding them or bringing small children. Continue reading »
Minimalist, functional, and built to last, the Studio Roller, designed by New Zealand-based lifestyle company George & Willy, was originally built to accommodate a roll of butcher’s paper they found in their grandfather’s old boat shed. However, the simplicity of the design and the functionality it adds to interiors caught the eyes of many and it’s quickly become a staple in cafes, restaurant, offices, and homes. Continue reading »
Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals (gypsum, CaSO4·2 H2O), some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave’s largest crystal found to date is 12 m (39 ft) in length, 4 m (13 ft) in diameter and 55 tons in weight. The cave is extremely hot with air temperatures reaching up to 58 °C (136 °F) with 90 to 99 percent humidity. The cave is relatively unexplored due to these factors. Without proper protection people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time. Continue reading »
The London-based design studio of Giles Miller, focuses on innovative surfaces, material and sculptural works, and their latest design is named ‘Perspectives’, their first permanent sculptural architecture installation that’s an organic pavilion covered with Cedar shingles. Commission by Surrey Hills Arts and the Mittal Foundation, the installation is located along a scenic route on the Hills of Surrey, south of London. The installation was created as a place to enjoy quiet and restful contemplation, with the shingles providing shelter from the elements, and inside there are benches to enjoy the view. Continue reading »
Ile Sainte Marie or Nosy Burakh is a small island off the coast of Madagascar and it’s covered in greenery and sandy beaches. Long ago the island was a refuge for pirates, and it’s now home to a pirate graveyard. Continue reading »
Did you ever wish for a printed map poster of your hometown or a place where you fell in love? Well, if that place isn’t Paris, London or New York chances are you’ve ended up empty handed. Continue reading »
Jakub Polomski is a photographer and traveler. In July 2014, he visited Chamonix in France. Anyone, who will ever get a chance to be there, should get to the summit of Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m / 12,605 ft) .
You can easily get there by cable car. It was built in 1955 and for about two decades was claimed to be the highest cable car in the world. Aiguille du Midi is one of the best tourist attractions in French Alps. It is also a start point for mountain climbers who desire to climb Mont Blanc.
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Before its selection to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which start in February, Sochi was unknown to most people outside of Russia.
That anonymity led photographer Rob Hornstra and writer Arnold van Bruggen to embark on a five-year project to investigate the city on the Black Sea. Their work is collected in a photo book, “An Atlas Of War and Tourism in the Caucasus,” released recently by Aperture.
Here are a few of the people and places that Hornstra and van Bruggen uncovered:
Sochi lies in the Caucasus bordered by Chechnya, Georgia, Abkhazia, and other regions that have had sectarian violence in recent years. Gimry (pictured below) was a center of resistance to Russian hegemony in the North Caucasus in the 19th century and now.
Sochi is famous for its sanatoria, a type of health resort. Stalin famously ruled Russia from Sochi because he loved its sanatorium so much. Below, tourists on a beach relax outside the less-famous sanatorium in Adler, in between Sochi and the Olympic stadium cluster. Continue reading »
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This is what happens when bus-mania meets creativity. A guy from Hungary built an amazing working place with a computer desk out of a scrapped bus cab. Continue reading »