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Upstate New York's The DeBruce Inn
For New Yorkers googling "Livingston Manor," the bar in downtown Brooklyn pops up first, before the hamlet in upstate New York. It's likely due to proximity but also maybe the search engine algorithm doubts interest in a town whose population clocked...
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1. PIDO's Mobile Community Garden Designed by Beijing architecture firm People's Industrial Design Office (PIDO), there's a new community farm that goes further—quite literally. PIDO's mobile garden is built atop two bicycles, so the entire community...
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A Shift In Focus From Foursquare Swarm 5.0
There's much to love about today's update to the Swarm app, which is now entering its fifth generation. There's enough here, in fact, to not only appeal to current users, but also bring new ones to the geo-location service. The primary value? Life...
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The Detroit Foundation Hotel
The five story, 100-room Detroit Foundation Hotel embodies much of the Motor City's distinct charm. Once the Detroit Fire Department Headquarters, the Neoclassical brick building is now an art-rich center awash in amenities and ideally situated downtown...
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Dream Hotel, Hollywood
by Andrew Maness It’s hard to imagine a name working on more levels than that of the freshly opened Dream Hotel in Los Angeles. The slim 10-story structure is at the center of a $110 million dollar complex that seeks to breathe new life into...
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4-In-1 Power Adapter
Compact and usable in 150+ countries, this travel adaptor is four plugs in one. Color-coded to be extra easy to use (thanks to the included map), it's made of ABS plastic. Since it breaks apart, you can travel with the entire piece (if going to multiple...
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Freehand, Los Angeles
As a combination hotel/hostel concept, the Freehand Los Angeles is democratic by design: anyone with $49 in their pocket can stay at the Sydell Group's freshly opened DTLA digs. But, in the capable hands of Roman and Williams, democracy is also in...
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Summer Camping Essentials
It's not summer until you've made an escape to the great outdoors—and maybe cooked a S'more on an open fire. As we quickly approach August, those in the Northern Hemisphere are taking time out in the wilderness; floating in rivers, hiking, and swimming...
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The Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills
From the moment guests enter the dramatic Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills foyer, it's clear they're in a town known for Hollywood glamour. Co-designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon with Gensler and Perkins+Will, the hotel is a modern interpretation of Art Deco...
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1. An Elevator That Goes Every Which Way ThyssenKrupp's Multi won't be your average elevator beholden to a life of ups and downs. To debut soon in a Berlin residential tower, the Multi forgoes cables for strong magnetic levitation (the same technology...
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Scented Travel Candle Collection
Handmade in Sweden, Ann Ringstand's delicious candles fill your home with calm, alluring scent. For those who want to take that away with them, it's easy: the brand now offers a set of three candles in travel-sizes. A little larger than a tea light...
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Evergoods CPL24 Crossover Backpack
I'm somewhat bag obsessed—backpacks, especially. I've tested hundreds of them over the years and we've even designed some of our own. Among the greatest hits is a brand called Goruck whose product development was helmed by Jack Barley. Barley left...
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Beautiful Destinations Miami Beach Swim Shorts
Tailored swim short-maker Orlebar Brown's OB Classic Bulldog suit gets three new visuals through a partnership with travel community and creative agency Beautiful Destinations. Known for their awe-inspiring social media presence, Beautiful Destinations...
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1. Ten Women Who Built NYC's Art Scene The Whitney, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim—these are world-famous art museums and their founders (or co-founders) all happen to be women. New York's art scene doesn't hinge on three institutions...
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1. Animals That Love Touchscreens "Orangutans at the Miami Zoo are already using tablets to give their keepers dinner suggestions," explains a new report by Atlas Obscura. We've long observed or heard about cats' reactions to iPad games or penguins...
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Henrietta Hotel, London
If you're looking for something closer to central London and quieter than the Ned, the team behind Experimental Cocktail Club has opened their first-ever hotel in the city. As we've visited their first hotel project in Paris, The Grand Pigalle, we...
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1. A Pride Flag Incorporating LGBTQ+ People of Color First unfurled at a Pride Month launch celebration in Philadelphia, a new rainbow flag aims to recognize the POC members of the LGBTQ+ community. Part of the "More Color More Pride" campaign...
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City Guide: Hobart, Tasmania
Whether you're visiting Tasmania for Dark MOFO (on at the time of publish) or simply to see what life's like at the end of the world, there's a lot to do on this tiny Australian island. Hobart, the capital, has a rich history despite a sometimes forgotten...
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Hobart
Hobart used to be a bit of a forgotten city—oftentimes ridiculed by residents of mainland Australia—but over the past several years, this tiny island town has begun to shine and become one of the most visited destinations in the country. The historic...
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Farm Gate Market
Even if you're not planning to cook during a Hobart stay, a visit to Farm Gate Market is essential. When the bell rings at 8:30AM, business is open and visitors can grab a coffee and peruse the incredibly fresh and sometimes unexpected offerings. The...
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Dier Makr
Opening in late 2016, Dier Makr is another jewel in Hobart's culinary crown. With only a sandwich board and doorway announcing its presence, the entry's easy to miss but just beyond lies a charming, bright space. The restaurant focuses on natural wines...
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