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Starry night

              A Sunday in sweatpants could take a glamorous turn with a nighttime ride along this shimmering bike path in Nuenen, Netherlands in these twins-in-shimmer track pants. Vanguard Dutch design lab Studio Roosegaarde applied its “techno-poetry” approach to a… Read More

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Night light

                  I would like to believe in magic right now, the magic of matches and fireflies. A stroll through Jim Campbell’s fleeting installation in Asia would stir such wonder: the American artist has suspended a grid of… Read More

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Highbrau

A polyhedron placed on a plateau has become a creative portal in Austria. Perched above the village of Koenigsbrunn, some 35 miles northwest of Vienna, this objet d’art is a stage for the all stripes of artistic expression – performances, concerts, readings. Designed by the… Read More

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They might be giants

Go big or go home only partially applies to Os Gêmeos. Because even at home in Brazil, nay especially in São Paulo, the trailblazing twins go gigantic in their art, literally: Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo have populated walls around the world with yellow-faced giants, a… Read More

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Avian apparition

              The other day while hiking, I passed a woman with a bird cage strapped to her back. Inside, a parrot perched facing the panorama, taking in the morning mountainscape and gaping me. Still bemused by that tropical apparition,… Read More

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Neck out

  Forget roosters. At a 1930s colonial mansion-turned-boutique hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, giraffes greet guests every morning. As the breakfast room at Giraffe Manor fills, the lanky mammals poke their long necks through the antique windows, nibbling pellets off plates set between… Read More

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Day glo

                                        As a recovering extreme commuter (my Brooklyn to NJ route took four hours daily), I know well how numbing train travel can be. Mundane no… Read More

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Chasing waterfalls

  Time to freefall: Every spring, snowmelt cascades down the tiered Baatara Gorge in northern Lebanon. Three natural bridges crisscross the cave, framing the 830-feet-long freefall into the Baatara Pothole, a chasm through Jurassic limestone burrowing into Mount Lebanon. A day trip from Beirut, I… Read More

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Ole olart

                                                          If I were bound for Brazil, I would forgo packing football jerseys for sneakers so that… Read More

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Pop-up escapade

                  I’m having an Eloise moment (as part of my NYC state of mind), but rather than reside at the Plaza, I want to playfully crash the Coral & Tusk pop-up shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. On a… Read More