A prominent educator and patron of the arts, Henry Cole travelled in the elite, social circles of early Victorian England, and had the misfortune of having too many friends. During the holiday season of 1843, those friends were causing Cole much anxiety. The problem were their letters: An old custom in England, the Christmas and New Year’s letter had received a new impetus with the recent
Floridians are facing devastating scenes after Hurricane Ian, one of the strongest storms ever to hit the U.S., swept across the state.
The storm, which made landfall in southwest Florida as a powerful Category 4 hurricane Wednesday, flooded numerous buildings and streets, ripped off roofs, left people trapped in their homes and knocked out power to millions of
Between day and night we all are
time travelers. Who isn’t?
Spirit Speed: Selected LuCxeed Poems, Collection .iii.
Nature’s serenity and Society’s anxiety are the muse of poet LuCxeed who more than often travels back and forth, between nature and society, dedicating life and passion to creativity and poetry. Some LuCxeed poems are inspired by true events in modern life, by
Celebrity wedding cake designer Sylvia Weinstock — who earned the nickname “Queen of Cakes” for her extraordinary edible art — has died. She was 91.
Weinstock — who made appearances on “Gossip Girl,” “Today,” “Top Chef” and “Nailed It” — was a former Long Island schoolteacher who only became a full-time baker at age 50 after surviving
Natural materials such as raw soil, shredded straw, husk, and wood were used to build the “mud house”
Italian 3D printer manufacturer, Wasp, has 3D-printed the first eco-friendly house using earth sourced from the surrounding area. It was constructed in 10 days and the materials cost 900 Euro.
Its construction has been possible due to development
THE ROYAL MINT has unveiled its new commemorative coin, celebrating the life and legacy of Prince Philip. The Duke, who passed away in April, served as president of The Royal Mint Advisory Committee for several years.
The official memorial coin features an original portrait of The Duke of Edinburgh on a £5 crown, which
19-Apr-2021 – The world’s biggest kite, shaped like a dragon and stretching over 280 meters, soared in the skies over the city of Weifang.
It took 28 craftsmen 48 days to design and complete the kite. Flying it required 55 people, said Zhang Huagang, general manager of Weifang Tianshun Kite Productions
SANDTASTIC BEASTS Thailand theme park uses white sand to imitate ice in dazzling display of art
Visitors to the “Frost Magical Ice of Siam” park can walk around a -10c ice dome and learn about monsters from Asian legends.
The 30,000sqm exhibit is the largest collection of ice sculptures in South Asia and the first ice dome to be build in Pattaya.
Photo courtesy AFP or licensors
Like a Zumwalt Class Destroyer meets leftover Blade Runner prop, Tesla’s truck looks like none the world has ever seen before.
Its design is deceptively simple. Its profile is diamondlike, with five simple lines. Its nose is wedge-shaped, its sheetmetal quickly merging with a single massive pane of windshield glass—“bulletproof,” Elon
A Viking bridge that took three years to build in Denmark is finally done.
The bridge, which is now considered to be the world’s longest Viking bridge, was built using the tools and methods that Vikings would have used. More than 1,000 people, including craftspeople and children, helped build the bridge throughout
See why the world’s best subway lines are destinations unto themselves
These subterranean train rides are packed with striking architecture, historic sites, and surprising views.
Blue Line, Stockholm
Larger-than-life sculptures, rock formations, mosaics, paintings, art installations and engravings adorn 90 of the 100
A vine place to lay your head: Sleep inside a giant wine barrel at this vineyard in Portugal This is a wacky and wonderful place to plonk your head after a day, well, on the plonk.
The Quinta da Pacheca vineyard in Douro, Portugal, has a number of hotel suites inside giant wine barrels.
Image courtesy JP Castro for Quinta da Pacheca, and Booking.com
Millennium Tower in San Francisco is still sinking and leaning. A 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco is tilting and sinking — and residents say their multimillion-dollar condos are ‘nearly worthless’