Monday, August 19, 2013
The wing-back chair is one of the classics of home furnishings. In bygone times, male members of the upper class liked to sit in a solid club chair, drink cognac and smoke cigars.
Many New Yorkers live in small apartments, yet most of them don't camp out in a micro-unit at a museum in order to demonstrate the virtues of living in tight spaces.
Every few days, Bernard Debruyne slips into bright yellow waders, saddles his Belgian draft horse Jorka and rides into the last place you would expect to find an 850-kilogram equine — fishing for shrimp in the North Sea.
Beaches offer a great place to relax and unwind during a well-deserved holiday, which is why Planet Travel, a “private travel butler,” recommends the Philippines for those who want to temporarily escape from work to rejuvenate their minds and bodies.
Hundreds of people lined up in a remote village in eastern India over the weekend to receive blessings from meters-long and potentially deadly snakes, thought to bring them good luck.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Ten elderly Taiwanese motorcyclists, dubbed the Grandriders, will depart late Thursday for the U.S. where they will go on a tour along the West Coast as part of their efforts to share their enthusiasm for life, the organizers said.
Oregon produces less than 1 percent of America's wine — compared with California's 90 percent — yet it receives accolades well out of proportion to the state's output. It also gets the bulk of the positive media. In recent years, 40 percent of the wines from Oregon reviewed in Wine Spectator, the American wine bible, received at least 90 points.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Taiwanese are the most frequent users of smartphones in the Asia-Pacific region, often watching videos and visiting social networking sites on their handsets, according to the results of a survey released by Google Inc. on Tuesday.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Singapore's urbanites are increasingly taking to exploring the city on foot.