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This adults-only hotel on Miami Beach just opened a new bar and restaurant

Lots of moving and shaking at The Standard in Miami Beach. After major, months-long renovations, two new “culinary concepts” are opening Friday: Café Standard and Monterrey Bar. Café Standard is said to be more of a casual, neighborhood breakfast/lunch place to tuck into for plant-based, superfood-focused options developed by Executive...
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Fungi and fairy rings appear

My German mother was a highly superstitious soul, especially when it came to the natural world. Case in point, one day a “fairy ring” of mushrooms appeared in our yard. My mother became agitated and told me not to disturb the ring, for it was a “hexenringe” — a place, she believed, where witches gathered and dire consequences would befall anyone entering or tampering with it.
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This modular cat-tree can be any shape/style you want, with a customizable design that’s like IKEA for cats

With a classy, modular, creative design that definitely feels like LEGO-meets-IKEA for cats, the Petlibro Infinity DIY Cat Tree is a uniquely customizable piece of furniture to keep your cat occupied and fit, and both the pet and owner equally happy. The modular design comes with multiple parts that allow you to build the tree in any shape or style you want. Depending on how much space you’ve got in the house, the Infinity DIY Cat Tree’s design is flexible enough to fit just where you want it and be just as compact or expansive as your house permits.
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Samsøe Samsøe Showcases Its Pre-Spring 2022 Capsule

Samsøe Samsøe has followed up its Fall/Winter 2021 GORE-TEX collection with a concise unisex capsule for Pre-Spring 2022. The Danish imprint — which describes itself as “an international brand rooted in Scandinavian simplicity” — was founded back in 1993, when the Samsøe brothers opened a small jewellery shop in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter. Almost thirty years and a change of ownership later, Samsøe Samsøe has since extended its offering from solely jewellery, to apparel and accessories, and is now regarded as one of the most exciting fashion houses in northern Europe.

IKEA Christmas gift guide – our top 5 picks for a stylish Scandinavian season

IKEA blesses our homes with Scandi-cool minimalism around the calendar, but we are on the verge of the most exciting season of them all. While visions of the festive period may still seem distant at present, the interior powerhouse has reminded us that Christmas is only a short time away. And, before the big day, you need to get ahead of the crowd.

This shapeshifting TV turns into a virtual fireplace when you’re not binge-watching Squid Games on Netflix

A winner of the Red Dot Design Concept Award, the 77W isn’t a television, but rather a versatile display that can alter itself based on need. For long, televisions have been just ugly black rectangles on walls when they’re switched off, making them rather unappealing to look at 90% of the time. LG’s attempted at solving this problem with their rollable TV, and even Samsung’s tried to address this with their Serif TVs as well as the ‘Ambient Mode’ on their QLED TVs that allowed the television to blend into the background. While the Ambient Mode was a fairly technical feature that required AI to be able to guess what the wall behind it looked like (and LG’s rollable display is just downright expensive), the folks at Skyworth have figured out a rather nifty way to turn the television into an ambient little decor-piece when not in use.

COS’ Creative Director Talks Ushering the Brand Into a New Era

The innovative, versatile, and contemporary COS fashion show at this year’s London Fashion Week was a theatrical experience of sorts, housed in Camden’s Roundhouse. Global fashion elites descended upon the iconic music venue for the energetic final day of LFW, which had a different energy than years past (vaccine cards and face masks will do that).

Need to Take Your Project to the Next Level? Say It with Stone.

Versatile, textural, and durable Eldorado Stone can take your home improvement or building project to the next level. Here are three inspiring ways to dial in your design. Modern design’s clean lines can feel austere without other elements to soften and counterbalance its elegant minimalism. The great room above gets even greater with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace made with Eldorado Stone’s Vantage30 stone veneer in White Elm. The fireplace leans into the space’s soaring volume, simultaneously enhancing the height while also literally and figuratively warming it up with its earth tones, tactile surface, and cozy fire. The plank-like 30-inch-long pieces are scaled just right for the space and set the tone for other organic flourishes like wooden pendant lamps, exposed timber, and a double-height firewood nook. Together these elements add a welcome touch of hygge to this Scandinavian-inspired project.

40% Off Garmin GPS Watch and More Outdoor Gear Deals

This week, find great deals on Garmin, MPOWERD, Cotopaxi, and more. Garmin Instinct GPS Watch: $180 (40% Off) Get this Garmin GPS watch for less than $200 now! It monitors your heart rate, activity, stress, and more while you’re on the move. Use this watch for GPS navigation in the backcountry and the TracBack feature to take you back to your starting point. The battery lasts for 16 hours in GPS mode, or turn on its battery-saver mode for up to 40 hours of juice.

Bread Cheese Is About to Become Your New Go-To Appetizer

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission. I have yet to meet a cheese I don't like. My latest discovery? Bread cheese. It's not a new cheese by any means, but unless you're from the land of cheese (aka Wisconsin), you might not have heard about it. Contrary to the name, there's no actual bread present in this type of cheese. My fascination with this cheese happened in a recent tasting where I was told to dunk a slice of bread cheese into a cup of steaming hot coffee. That's right, just like you would a cookie, but with cheese. As much as I love these two things, I never dreamed of pairing them, but I was pleasantly surprised. And that's not the only way to enjoy bread cheese. Here's what I learned from a Wisconsin Cheese pro on the tasty, fun-to-eat cheese.

What to Watch on HGTV This Holiday Season

Tis the season! With the holidays around the corner, HGTV has announced its seasonal lineup featuring seven fan-favorite shows, annual specials and even a new competition series. “Fans who love our home-inspired series and have a passion for holiday-themed programming won’t be disappointed because this season we’ve pulled out all...

Copenhagen’s first shore power facility inaugurated

Scandinavian port operator Copenhagen Malmo Port (CMP) has inaugurated the first shore power facility at the DFDS terminal in Copenhagen. As informed, the facility comes as a result of a partnership between CMP and Danish ferry and logistics company DFDS. With the new facility, the DFDS ferries now have the possibility to connect to shore power in both Copenhagen and Oslo. Now the ships can switch off the generators in port and thus significantly reduce the emission of air pollutants and particles, according to the companies.

“Squid Game” Bosses in RPGs

Squid Game, the most popular TV show on Netflix now, is a brilliant metaphor for several things, but especially capitalism. 456 broken and bankrupt rats are set on a brutal race for a vast prize in an absurd and cartoonish version of hell. And who would willingly leave hell if there was even a chance, however outlandish, that staying might suddenly make them a billionaire? Very little of this series otherwise makes sense, and it makes an absolute meal of it.

20th Century French, Italian and Scandinavian Design Lead Phillips’ London Auction on 9 November

( 20th Century French, Italian and Scandinavian Design Lead Phillips’ London Auction on 9 November. Works by François-Xavier Lalanne, Jean Prouvé, Ettore Sottsass, Jr., Lucio Fontana and Osvaldo Borsani Among the Sale Highlights. Phillips has announced highlights from the London Design auction, taking place on 9 November. Featuring 139 lots,...

Cocktail of the Week: The Silver Bullet

For those who have stockpiled kümmel after the panic earlier this month, here’s a great cocktail to make with everyone’s favourite caraway-scented liqueur. It’s the Silver Bullet. Did you keep your head during the great kümmel panic of 2021? That’s what your grandchildren will be asking you about life in...

The Best Places to Book a Cozy Cabin This Season

Is there any backdrop as exquisitely cozy as a cabin? With its wood walls, blazing fireplace, and rustic charm, the cabin getaway is king—particularly during the colder months of autumn and winter. While cabins may conjure up memories of family vacations spent in bunk beds beside the lake, there's a...

3161 Waterton Dr, Chesterfield, VA 23113

Nature and Privacy abound on this acre lot that gives a sense of being in the country, but is only 20 minutes to downtown. This incredibly unique home has a rustic Scandinavian feel with real wood accents, vaulted ceilings and great flow. A perfect marriage of architecture with the surrounding naturalized setting, enjoyed through walls of windows and an oversized, multiple-level deck. A first floor bedroom, currently used as an office with built-in bookshelves and an attached Full Bath, provides the potential for first floor living. Bright, spacious rooms connect seamlessly throughout the main living area and are perfect for entertaining! Vaulted Family room with Gas Fireplace, Real-wood Cabinetry, Granite Counter tops and Stainless Appliances in the Kitchen, and Vaulted Dining area flanked by Windows with an Elevated view of the wooded backyard. The finished walk-out basement features a Primary Bedroom with attached Full Bath and sliders to a deck with lovely views, 2 bedrooms, full bath and laundry. Practically Maintenance-free with Vinyl Siding and a Brand New Roof! Conveniently located near shopping, restaurants in the Robious Corridor! Excellent Chesterfield County schools!