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How to buy a great watch 
  Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:40:44 EDT 
    In recent days the good and the great of the watch and jewelry industry have descended on Basel, Switzerland for Baselworld 2014—the biggest and most ballyhooed event on the industry calendar. Running until April 3, the fair is expected to attract more than 150,000 visitors, who will ogle at the latest gadgets and admire glittering new designs.


The 2014 Pritzker Prize 
  Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:56:25 EDT 
    Shigeru Ban, the 57-year-old winner of this year's Pritzker Prize -- arguably the world's most prestigious architecture award -- is the Rumpelstiltskin of building design.


China's iconic dress 
  Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:02:14 EDT 
    It's perhaps the most iconic scene in the most iconic Hong Kong movie of all time.


Buildings with a hollow middle 
  Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:46:58 EDT 
    From a giant ice cube to a building shaped like a coin, it seems architects are increasingly drawn to buildings you can see straight through.


Dark drama of Venice Carnival 
  Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:15:32 EDT 
    Every spring Halloween meets haute couture at the Carnival of Venice.


Female biker gangs of Marrakech 
  Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:09:41 EST 
    The word "motorcycle" often conjures up images of tattooed men wearing black leather jackets. Not so in Marrakech. The city's thriving bike culture includes plenty of women. With their polka dot veils and heart-shaped sunglasses, they're steering motorcycle fashion in their own direction.


How Louis Vuitton fortune was built 
  Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:12:43 EST 
    On a breezy spring day in 1835, a 13-year-old boy from the Jura region of eastern France set out for the glittering metropolis of Paris to seek his fortune.


Enter into Congo's cult of elegance 
  Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:43:59 EST 
    Known as "Sapeurs," these dapper dressers are part of a Congolese subculture devoted to the cult of style.


Karl Lagerfeld on trends 
  Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:56:38 EST 
    Myleene Klass talks with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld about his latest fashion style.


A one of a kind friendship 
  Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:18:08 EST 
    A two-legged chihuahua and a fluffy chicken have become best friends.


World's most extraordinary hotels 
  Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:05:21 EST 
    They're not always the most popular or conventional hotels. And that's exactly what Lonely Planet's going for with its inaugural picks for the world's best accommodations.


Stunning 'blood moon' eclipse 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:52:00 EDT 
    Stargazers glimpsed a rare treat as a "blood moon" crossed the Earth's shadow Tuesday.


Extreme surf photography 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:55:11 EDT 
    Kenji Croman has broken bones, dislocated his shoulder and elbow, endured concussions and nearly drowned several times.


Rwanda wasn't what I thought 
  Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:38:54 EDT 
    When I first arrived in Rwanda's capital in 2012, I deliberately did not visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I did not want that experience to influence how I approached the country and its people.


Studying abroad could give you an edge in the job market 
  Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:13:38 EDT 
    When Ashley Blackmon sat down for her job interview for a marketing position in New York City, she didn't start off by talking about the business classes she had taken in college or her experience working at a financial services company.
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