How To Get Her Hornier: Encourage Her Sexual Mindfulness

Many women do not get aroused because their mind drifts off instead of focusing on the eroticism of the moment.

How To Get Her Hornier: Explore Her Fantasies

Ask her to tell you her fantasies or to email them to you.

Unrelenting Weather and Endless Beauty in Iceland

Iceland exists as if out of the mind of a science fiction writer — not in the futuristic sense, but as some timeless place, where the elements that created the earth meet the people who harness its power.

Where To Go This Weekend | October 2014, Week 1

This weekend we have traveled all around the world for you, finding an Instagram art exhibit, Frank Gehry’s first Latin American structure, and a beautiful stable-turned-restaurant. The events and locales we chose for you encompass from Asia and Europe to the North and South Americas — see if any of these are in your area. See our other mini weekend travel guides here .

More Bracelets from New York’s Sailormade

Sailormade has introduced more bracelets to its repertoire. And, as with the popularity of the boat shoe, the brand is proving you don’t have to have any sailing chops to appreciate a bit of nautical inspiration

10 Steps To A Stronger & Longer Erection: Limit Sensitivity

The classic way to limit over-sensitivity is to wear a condom, which you should be doing anyway in a lot of cases. If you don’t need to wear a condom with your woman, you can try focusing on other things

A Conversation with Club Monaco’s Aaron Levine.

“Nothing can be precious.” That’s how Aaron Levine, the Vice President of Men’s Design at Club Monaco , sums up his personal style, but during our discussion I came to realize that this was actually how Aaron views his work as a whole. Club Monaco is no longer the small brand it once was, yet Levine continues to steer the ship as if it were a schooner, and not a barge.

She Spends Time On You, Even When You’re Not There

Attraction grows even when you’re not around. A rule of thumb is that she’s yours the moment she starts commenting instead of conversing (communicating when you can’t respond).

How To Tell She’s Into You: She Spends Time On You

Attraction grows even when you’re not around. A rule of thumb is that she’s yours the moment she starts commenting instead of conversing (communicating when you can’t respond). If she seems distant, she may be waiting for you to make a move but most likely doesn’t have you on her mind.

The Escape Artist| Dennis Hopper in Taos.

It’s become a standard Hollywood story: an actor gets burnt out by the scene and decides that they need to get out of L.A. for a little

Viewfinder: B.A.S.E

Jump from a 500-foot cliff and you’ll free-fall for five or six seconds. It’s a very short moment, but as one yet-anonymous thrill-seeker explains in this short clip, “Your mind becomes so focused on the exact moment that all your senses become amplified.

The Surrealist Style of Salvador Dali.

Even in his early years, Salvador Dali was a man who belonged to no era.

Vintage Allen Edmonds

Step into any vintage shop today and you’ll find the surviving traces of a once-great American footwear-manufacturing sector. To sure, good shoes are still being produced in the US, but the industry isn’t what it used to be.

A Sea of Split Peas

by Tucker Chet Markus It wanders. Through a cloud of foggy reverb, scratching guitar, and halfway sing-speaking is found Courtney Barnett’s double EP, A Sea of Split Peas . It’s a hundred mile an hour stream of consciousness strapped to rusty pickups and evenings in.

Six New(ish) Brands I’ve Been Watching

Yves Saint Laurent was once quoted as saying, “I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.” I wish I had that kind of singular focus. While I’m mostly interested in tailored clothing, my mind drifts when it comes to casualwear

POSITIVITY RULES

James Andrew A little something on rants and rules: The truth is, I don’t consider myself the end all and be all when it comes to ideas on style and taste — of course I do have my occasional sartorial tantrums here on WIJW! The fact is we all have a way of doing things, but my idea of paradise might not be for you! My darling friend Penelope Bianchi left me a rather fabulous comment recently, with the notion of focusing on just the positive aspects of life — to not worry about the lack of beauty and manners that seems to pervade the modern world, but to focus on where these things still exist. I found her words rather beautiful and empowering and thought it rather share-worthy: I am happy that you are “fairly appalled” at the dress wherever you are! Being a “visual person” my entire life (if it were not for my mother; I would think this was not unusual!!) I have been kind of horrified at the dress….of the masses.

Journeying to Space with Tom Sachs.

Helmet, 2007. The visor looked like it had been coated in gold tin foil bought from a suburban supermarket. The helmet itself was oddly shaped and each crack was writ large upon the surface.

8 BBQ Essentials That We Promise Will Improve Your Game

Here’s the deal: Everyone thinks they know the basics when it comes to BBQ tools, but which ones are really must-haves? AskMen hooked up with Urban Bonfire founder — and barbecue super-expert — Ryan Bloom to find out exactly what every aspiring grill-master needs to have in his BBQ toolbox. Ryan takes us through the essentials like proper gloves, knives, and six other tools of the trade, so make a list, and get everything you need to make this summer the most epic grilling season ever

Stand-Up Guy: 5 Best Standing Desks

Standing desks allow you to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the workday, keeping your body moving, your metabolism up and your mind focused.

10 Fitness Apps for Any Athlete

Your physical health is your smartphone’s next frontier.

Here’s a Look Inside the Amazing Home of Patta Co-Owner Guillaume "Gee" Schmidt

Getting personal with the mind behind the streetwear brand.

Seeing the Light with Pilgrim Surf Supply.

Can clothing be spiritual? Can a single brand make you see the light? As both a consumer and commentator of clothing, we’ve been plagued by a series of nagging questions lately

Pretty

“To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir Photo of the Jardin du Luxembourg by me.

A Revolutionary New MASTURBATION Machine

Today on The Daily Dispatch, bionic developments that let a man suffering from paralysis move his hand with his mind for the first time. Also, a radical new religious upstart aims to crowdfund a universal place of worship, and a new sperm-extraction robot makes a splash in a Chinese hospital. AskMen: http://www.askmen.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AskMencom Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/AskMen Follow us on Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/askmen Leave your reactions in the comments and we’ll see you next time on The Daily Dispatch!

Some of the Best at Edward Green

You could take all the artisanal, handmade, bespoke cordwainers in the world, roll them up into a ball, and I still wouldn’t like them as much as I like Edward Green . Although the basics of their shoes aren’t too different from any other good firm – as, after all, these are just Goodyear welted shoes made from full grain leathers – they have a style and finishing that sets them apart. There’s no company, to my mind, that has a higher batting average when it comes to making tasteful shoes

Ever Want To Be A Top Gun Pilot? This Guy Is Living Your Dream.

As far as masculine jobs go, few can compete with being a fighter jet test pilot. Other gigs, like oil rigging and crab fishing, have definite risks, but most jobs don’t require you to willingly come as close to death as possible in order to make sure that your equipment is working the way it should. And yet, that’s exactly what Billie Flynn has been doing with a smile for over a decade as a test pilot for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets.

LIFE LESSONS LEARNED

James Andrew It’s not a question of IF you’ll hit a bump in the road of life, it’s more a question of how you’ll handle it when you do! I hope you’ll forgive me for this slight detour from the strictly design, travel and fashion arenas, to share a few stand-out lessons that I’ve found quite helpful along the way. Think before you react

Selectism Q&A | A Conversation on Production with Pete Macdonald

Production is a topic that’s often glossed over. We’d all be left with an empty wardrobe without it, but it doesn’t enter the conversation unless we’re talking vagaries about local manufacture or horrific disasters. We spoke with Pete Macdonald, who works with several independent designers (his contract means he can’t name them), to find out about what production really consists of

In The Mail | Converse, Olivers and Bookman

This week “ In The Mail ” we find a set of goods that are sure to get a good beating this summer. We’re excited to share some old-school classics from Converse as well as new players like Olivers and Bookman.

Ai Weiwei Fills Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau Exhibition Hall with 6,000 Stools

For his largest solo exhibition yet, Ai Weiwei installs 6,000 wooden stools across the vast, echoey space that is the Martin-Gropius-Bau hall in Berlin. Opening tomorrow, Evidence features a combination of new works and pieces unseen in Germany, a mammoth undertaking, the show spans 3,000 square metres across 18 rooms. Stools stands as the mind-blowing centrepiece, found in the building’s atrium, a reference to earlier work and ongoing themes, the gallery describes “an aesthetically pleasing, pixel-like work, these stools, according to Ai Weiwei, are an expression of the centuries-old aesthetic of rural China.” See for yourself in the gallery.

Selectism Q&A | Northern Grade’s Katherine McMillan on “Made in America”

Over the past few years, the “Made in America” movement has grown at a fairly steady clip.  As she prepped for the debut of the 2014 of Northern Grade markets, we chatted with Katherine McMillan about what it all means. “I don’t like the word, ‘movement,’” says McMillan, co-founder of Northern Grade. The mother of four – that’s two children as well as two businesses – finds something wrong about the word when associated with “Made in America” goods, as she does with the word “Americana.” “At this time, the words ‘heritage’ and ‘Americana’ do not resonate with me,” she confesses.

Geoff McFetridge Shows New Work – Meditallucination at V1 Gallery

Multifaceted artist, Geoff McFetridge , has become a bit of a household name over the last few years. That is, if you live in a household that frequents  The Standard in Hollywood (where his illustrations graced the walls of the Warby Parker shop in the lobby) and do their shopping at Jack Spade (where he designed pieces in the Fall 2013 line), which sounds like a household much cooler than mine. You get the idea.

Wants & Desires | Rancourt Boat Shoes

The folks at Harrison Limited down in Birmingham may be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have good taste when it comes to boat shoes: case in point these handsome Rancourt mocs . It was only last summer that I was falling for the long-time-coming made in Maine Sperry Topsiders, but one can surely make room in his closet for two well-made pairs of boat shoes

Juicing Benefits: Improved Focus

Because you’re fasting, your mind is on high alert, this means you’re much more focused. All the senses are affected by juicing. The sharpened focus also comes from the much deeper sleep that can be achieved when drinking only fruits and vegetables.

BUZ KNOWS SPEEDOS | DRINKS WITH SEATTLE SPEEDOMETER AT SASSY’S IN PORTLAND, OR

It was such a pleasure finally meeting Buz Ras of Seattle Speedometer at The One Motorcycle Show in Portland, Oregon a couple weeks ago. Buz is the go-to guy when it comes to custom gauges, with many of the best builders out there tapping his shop, because the design, quality, and finish are top notch. For me, seeing the 12 custom speedos that he did for The One Show blew my mind.

Study Up: 5 Places to Learn How to Use 4 Wheels

Becoming a skilled driver is about more than going fast and having the will to beat everyone else. Understanding physics, driving the line well and having hours under your belt in both your vehicle and the track or road on which you’ll drive all play key roles in maximizing your abilities. The fastest and most comprehensive way to improve these things?

10 Spring Jackets To Cop Right Now For Under $100

Get your mind off the polar vortex with some early spring shopping.

Outfit of the week: My Wolf Of Wall Street

This week’s wishlist outfit is inspired by a movie I watched last week: « The Wolf Of Wall Street ».

A Look Back at The Pop Up Flea’s London Debut with Michael Williams and Randy Golderberg

The Pop Up Flea expanded this season, moving to London for the first time. Located in hectic Piccadilly and featuring the likes of Levi’s Vintage , Shinola , Todd Snyder x Champion, Red Wing Heritage and Anthem, like any good menswear blogger, we of course attended.

The Windmills of Your Mind

The 1968 version of The Thomas Crown Affair was on TCM last night.

The Golden Age of Knitting

Except for Gianluca Migliarotti’s tributes to  Italian   tailoring , my favorite menswear films have all been BBC documentaries.  Unfortunately, they’re difficult to view unless you’re in the UK, but you can find clips here and there on Vimeo and YouTube. Someone in the Netherlands also once uploaded the full-video files on a server many years ago, and remarkably enough, they’re still there. He has  Savile Row (parts 1 , 2 , and 3 ),  British Style Genius (parts 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , and 5 ), Tweed  (parts 1 , 2 , and 3 ), Charles at 60 , and Ozwald Boateng: Why Style Matters

QUIETING THE MIND

James Andrew Since our return from California, we’ve had quite a whirlwind of activity here at home – it seems there has been little time to re-group, re-focus, and get all of those chakras aligned. Most of us who work in the field of the arts and design are essentially free-lancers — we need to generated a fairly steady flow of work to keep the ball rolling, and this can be a bit of an emotional roller-coaster ride at times! In those between-project times, it’s all too easy to let one’s mind wander into a state of lack and limitation — one might start to compare one’s situaton with the success of others, making one feel “less than.” Needless to say, this all contributes to a downward spiral of negative emotions — definitely not an empowering/empowered sort of place to be, and not the sort of place that attracts more clients. Jotting down feelings, examining the negative areas, and offsetting this with a list of things one might be grateful for can set the stage for a more balanced state of mind.

Neil Barrett in Neil Barrett – Prada Galleria And Montenapoleone Party, Milan Fashion Week

Neil Barrett / Source: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images Europe | Neil Barrett Fall Winter 2013 Neil Barrett attended the Prada cocktail party as part of Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 in Italy yesterday. The British designer wore a black cotton contrast panel sweatshirt from Neil Barrett Fall Winter 2013, featuring leather detailings on the sleeves

THE GETTY VILLA AND ON TO L.A.

James Andrew at the Getty Villa On our way from Santa Barbara to the City of Angels, we seized the opportunity to drop in at the Getty Villa in Malibu.

Breakdown: Oakley Blade

You’d be forgiven for letting your mind wander to barely functional woody wagons and an everyone-wins community when pro surfing comes up in conversation, but you’d be mistaken. Like any other sport, pinnacles of technology are used and abused to eke out any minuscule advantage.

BERTHOLD SS14

 » Harvesting, fusing and re-constructing references from a myriad of sources, she takes an anything-goes approach to the materials she uses to convey multiple meanings in unexpected ways , » is how the Saatchi Gallery

Levi’s Vintage Clothing Re-Launch Orange Tab in Los Angeles with ‘Party in Your Pants’ Festival

Last week we headed off to Los Angeles with the folk from Levi’s XX as part of their Orange Tab re-launch celebrations.

Suggestions for Success

21 Suggestions for Success by H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Reconsidering the Single Monk

For a long time now, I’ve been skeptical of single monks. Not the kind with a swept back strap, like those on John Lobb’s Vale or Edward Green’s Oundle (I actually think those look kind of rakish), but rather the “garden variety,” where the strap goes horizontally across the tongue. Those always look to me like something a friar would wear – a literal form of the “monk shoe.” My prejudice started chipping away two years ago, when I was shopping for shoes at John Lobb and one of the sales associates bent down to fit me.

Second Look: An interview with Dodd

We’ve long been fans of Dodd. They’ve managed to manufacture in England while avoiding the workwear heritage clothes-for-a-flea-market look that a lot of British made brands tend to get caught up in

The fabrics of Lou Dalton SS14

Take me out tonight

Hare Raising

 » When I started making shoes I didn’t know the first thing about doing so,  » Marc Hare begins before taking a sip of wine. As we sit in a quiet corner of an East London bar for an interview feature for Volume 6 of Varon

Canon EOS 6D: Turning Creativity Into Reality

The creative process is a series of concessions. That ideal image, pristine and brilliant in your mind, gradually breaks down in the face of technological limitations and, well, real life

Watch Le Mans 2013!

Need a place to watch Le Mans 2013?? Every year I put up the links I am using to watch Le Mans

7 Things to Pack for a Solo Day at the Beach

Nothing helps clear the mind like a summer personal to the beach. Solo excursions in the sun away from the pressures of work and colleagues will revitalize not only your soul but your tan. The beach does require a bit of preparation to keep you happy and connected.

Look Inside Berlin’s Amazing Vintage Bicycle Rental Shop, Hello World

Things in life happen for a reason: last week, while strolling through Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood searching for a bodega to rent a cheapo bicycle for the week, I came upon a shop that blew my mind. Through the shop window, I saw an endless array of vintage Italian road bikes: Colangos, Bianchis, Gazelles, Pinarellos – some restored to their former glory; others converted into single-speeds and fixies.

Ronnie Fieg Discusses How He’s Able to Change the Game

A creative man with his mind on the money.

Modern Treehouse Tower by Gluck+ Architects

We take a look at this Modern Treehouse Tower designed by GLUCK+ Architects for, you guessed it – GLUCK+ Principal Thomas Gluck. Everyone’s has that ideal dream house in their mind though we may not be certain what it is exactly but this rendition of a mini skyscraper really blows our mind.

Treasured items… Dan Thawley

Whilst so many publications concern themselves with fleeting scenes from the conveyor belt of fashion,

Letters to GP: Here’s What You’re Saying

Ever since we started GP, there’s been a steady stream of notes from audience members with something on their mind.We recently decided everyone could benefit from seeing some of the highlights from our frequent correspondence on a regular basis. There’s a serious amount of collective wisdom, insight and passion that’s simply too valuable to keep black boxed in the dialog of an email thread.

Chic at Work: Alexa Hampton

Interior designer Alexa Hampton is someone who is as comfortable talking about Corinthian columns and classic architecture as she is RevitaLash and hair care, and that’s why I love her.

MAKR Notebooks and Sketchbooks in Multiple Flavors

MAKR is preparing the latest product addition to their line-up. The MAKR sketchbooks come in various cover colors with 173-pages for writing and doodling up everything on your mind

Introducing… Itokawa Film

 » I was in Milan, he was in London, in the middle of the night we were e-mailing each other weird digital images , » explains menswear designer Samuel Membery as he introduces us to the collaborative creative that is Itokawa Film .  » What began as an odd form of late night communication evolved in to a competition between the two of us. We pushed each other to create the most interesting piece of digital art we could and ultimately in to the debut capsule collection of menswear, art and accessories . » Working for a design house in Milan, these late night exchanges were an escape for both himself and close friend James Ari King .

Fortuny y Madrazo: An Artistic Legacy at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute

James Andrew at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute I’ve long been a fan of Mariano Fortuny. A true Rennaisence man, he was an accomplished painter, photographer, couturier, textile designer, stage and lighting designer and the list goes on. McBee and I had the great pleasure of visiting Palazzo Fortuny while on holiday in Venice some years ago—I still feel inspired by the memory of the home/workplace/laboratory where Fortuny pursued his many passions

Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum

Mount Gay’s Black Barrel Rum is a small batch from the mind of Master Blender Allen Smith that combines previously aged reserves from both pot and column distillates and finishes them with an extended stay in deeply charred Bourbon oak barrels. The end result is a dark coppery-gold liquid with a nose of citrus, complimented by vanilla and charred wood. ..

More Parisian Chic

I still have Paris on my mind so why not post a super chic flat by Studio Ko .

Alex Minsky

Alex Minsky photographed by Michael Stokes To be certain, it was these striking images that made me want to find out more about Alex Minsky—that body had a story to tell, and so I managed to contact him to glean what I could, and indeed it is a story worth hearing! While it is beyond the scope of a single post to tell, here is the outline: Growing up in Southern California, after graduating High School Minsky found himself a bit lost as many a young man is—and like many young men looking for values and adventure, he enlisted with the Marine Corps. It was while stationed in Afghanistan and on a patrol in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere, that his truck was hit by an IED. “… that one messed me up pretty bad that night,” Minsky tells us, and so began an arduous recovery

A Simple Brown Houndstooth

Readers who follow me at Put This On  will have already heard , but in case there are some readers here that don’t, I have an exciting announcement: Steed Bespoke Tailors will be making their first trip to San Francisco on April 13th.

Black Lodges T-Shirts Spring Summer 2013

Spring 2013 sees the return of Black Lodges collection. Not one to mince words, director Steven Vogel gets right to the point with a series of black t-shirts that spell out in the most literal of terms some thoughts on his mind.

NYFW Fall 2013: Boast

Someone commented that the Boast presentation at the Harvard Club looked like something from The Royal Tanenbaums . Since Boast is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, I’d say that the reverse might be true.

Bruce Nauman ‘MindFuck’ Exhibition – Hauser & Wirth, London

Today sees the opening of Bruce Nauman’s ‘Mindfuck’ show at Hauser & Wirth , Savile Row, London. Colourful, confrontational, humorous in places,  Nauman’s work digs deep into the human condition, using psychoanalytic thought to explore the importance of the mind-body split, sex, death and everything in between. Focusing primarily on his neon sculptures and installations, his goal has always been to create  ‘art that was just there all at once…like getting hit in the back of the neck with a baseball bat’.

“All The Lovers Book” by Rita Lino

All the lovers is the first book by Rita Lino reflective of an intimate personal archive that looks into the mind of a woman through the life of a loner. This emotive piece of work includes a fictional diary ‘Disappear’ by Mike Hoolboom. Released on a limited series of 200 numbered copies, they are now available online.

Windows, 1/1

Tincati Milano Happy New Years, y’all. Hopefully 2013 will be the year I can return to blogging a bit more. With a thesis, graduation, moving into New York, and the new gig at Suitsupply taking my focus in 2012, blogging was pushed to the back of my mind

All because the man loved…

 » We wanted to look at an iconic figure that had a nostalgic retro feeling, that wasn’t James bond but had a similar feeling, sensibility and nature. The Milk Tray man was a character that was instantaneously recognisable yet shrouded in mystery and so we wanted to build, update and evolve this character that was assumed rather than known , » excitedly purred Amber Siegel as she introduced the autumn/winter 2012 collection of Baartmans & Siegel back in March.

WISHING Y’ALL LOTS OF HOLIDAY CHEER AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

– - So, I’ve been MIA. Feels like life is moving at 1,000 MPH.

Christopher Kane and Versus Part Ways

Come on, bro. Make up your mind!

Four swans and a hare conquer the web

 » Mr. Hare started on the Internet. I believe that is how we met Steve

Timekeeping: Zenith Stratos Flyback Striking 10th

John Glenn strapped a Heuer stopwatch to his wrist; Scott Carpenter wore a Breitling chronograph; and everyone knows the story of Omega’s Moonwatch . Now it’s Zenith’s turn to join the list of legendary space watches

Nigel Cabourn for Yuketen – Camo Canoe Pack

If you’re bored of endless camo then this one isn’t going to change your mind, however a backpack from Yuketen is always worth a look, especially being part of a continuing series of collaborations by Nigel Cabourn A Canoe Pack style rucksack, with a soft watercolour style camo,  bright hunting orange back, leather straps and duel branding. Nigel Cabourn for Yuketen – Camo Canoe Pack is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism .

An Ace Radar Sconce from Schoolhouse Electric Co.

The things that Schoolhouse Electric Co.

Side By Side

Digital photography and videography have completely changed the landscape of imaging in all realms of life; creative to scientific to archiving.  ”Side By Side” is a documentary investigating what changes have occurred in the modern film industry to utilize the new technological developments brought forward to digital video technology and where that leaves the original reel film mechanism.   Reel film seems so bulky, inflexible, and archaic compared to what we can now do with digital film

Mock Neck Cardigans & Yoox’s Promotion

I’ve been wanting to get a mock neck cardigan for about a year now. Mock necks, as you probably already know, are a kind of neckline that stands up, rather than folds over

David Byrne Explains ‘How Music Works’ – Book

We had a peek into his New York office last week, now to take a look into…his MIND. Talking Head’s David Byrne is set to publish How Music Works . Byrne, rather like collaborator Brian Eno, is a man who both makes music and, across the duration of his career, has investigated the whys and hows behind its effects on the listener

GANT Rugger Fall Winter 2012 – Food Campaign

Food on the mind for the GANT Rugger Fall Winter 2012 campaign. Phil Winser and Ben Towill of The Fat Radish and Ruchmeyer will serve as the faces of the GANT Rugger Fall 2012 global campaign. Designer, Christopher Bastin, outfits the men in The two culinary entrepreneurs behind The Fat Radish in New York’s Lower East Side and Ruschmeyer’s in Long Island’s Montauk are setting the latest standard in the city’s culinary scene for casual but thoughtful farm-to-table fare

Danner 80th Anniv. + Stumptown Boots for Fall Winter 2012

The Danner Boot Company of Oregon is set to celebrate 80 years of bootmaking this year.

James de Wulf for Gilt Home – Dining Room Ping-Pong Table

As an exchange student in the south of France, I found the pool table my host family kept in their dining room more impressive than the fresh oysters we ate nightly on that very same table when it was covered with a piece of plywood and a nice swatch of linen.

Roman Holiday

James Andrew, Rome With so much to do and see in Rome, it is hard to imagine one could possibly ever tire of it! With only a short time there, we had to pick up the pace a bit. We started quite early with a morning stroll through the Orto Botanico botanical gardens, once part of the Palazzo Corsini. Orto Botanico We then went to the nearby Villa Farnesina, which is an early Renaissance villa decorated with the most fabulous frescoes—quite inspirational for any interior designer

Citizens of No Place – Graphic Novel

Maybe you have been waiting patiently for years on the arrival of a graphic novel that explores the concepts of urbanism and the tenets of modern architecture. Maybe you just like having your mind blown by high-concept manga-style storytelling.