5 Details You Don’t Want to Forget When Hosting an Outdoor Party

April 17, 2017

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Outdoor parties can be magical events perfect for celebrating the warmer weather and enjoying all that nature offers.

Hosting a party outdoors can also give guests more room to roam than they might otherwise have indoors. Read More...

‘Open House Madrid’ Is a Peek Into City’s Hidden Gems

October 22, 2016

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While tourists may flock to famous landmarks all over the world, some of the great architectural wonders of major cities remain closed to general audiences. Like here in Madrid, Spain where I am living now.

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Girona, Spain’s Temps de Flors Festival Blends Horticulture and Art

September 4, 2016

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temps-de-flors-eiffel-bridge-side-hanging-plants-urbangardensweb Gustav Eiffel’s Pont de le Peixateries Velles over Onyar river. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

The history of Girona, Spain is as colorful as are the ochre and coral-toned buildings lining the banks of the Onyar river that flows through it. 

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Outdoor Art Installation Doubles as Exercise Equipment at Milan Botanical Garden

July 25, 2016

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During Milan Design Week, visitors to the city’s Botanical Garden, or Orto Botanico, experienced an art installation that doubles as exercise equipment.

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MyEquilibria represents Miami-based Italian “innovation designer” Vito Di Bari’s vision for the “cross-pollination of arts and technology for Read More...

Birdhouses That Offer Air Quality Info and Free WiFi

June 10, 2016

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New smart birdhouses in Amsterdam measure air quality then alert the public with illuminated green LED lights when the air is clean, and when it is, the devices open up a local server to offer free and secure WiFi to Read More...

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