With temperatures continuing to plummet, we have scoured our Pinterest boards for 10 of the cosiest chalets in remote locations, including a 350-year-old hut in the Swiss Alps and a ski cabin at the top of a slope in Quebec. Read more
the terrace measures 15,000 square foot (1,394 sqm) and is surrounded by pools filled with aquatic plants.
Ah Best of the Web, it’s a bit like Christmas pudding – you don’t think you fancy a wedge of it dripping with cream, but when it’s plonked in front of you, you always manage to find the strength to plunge that spoon into the bowl and devour it. “Why don’t we eat this everyday?!” You cry with clumps of dried fruit clinging to your chin – well it’s very fattening, and the best things in life happen in weekly installments. As such, this week’s Best of the Web, and the last of the year, is a (Christmas) cracker.
The Greenbrier is a grand resort nestled in the mountains of West Virginia in White Sulphur Springs. Situated in the middle of nowhere it has long been the “getaway spot” of diplomats, royalty and presidents with a casino under its driveway and shops catering to guests’ every need. However, beyond the hotel’s lavish wings is a giant metal door, covered in Draper wallpaper which hides a 112,544 square foot bunker.
They’ve ballooned by seven times in the last 300 years–a phenomenon that illustrates how design influences what we eat and drink.
Gulp. New research has discovered that the average wine glass is seven times larger than it was in 1700. And we’re probably drinking more as a result.
volkswagen, honda, sprite, dasani: the weight of deciding will be lifted from the shoulders of alibaba super members and of those who can afford to pay for the service.
Cue endless rainbow vomit.
Who will make the next dancing hotdog? Maybe you. That’s the hope of Snap, which for the first time in the company’s history, will allow anyone with a computer and a little spare time to make its addictive Lenses–those 3D, augmented reality figures that can show up in your snaps. To date, Snap has made over 3,000 of them on its own.