Hirshhorn Museum Unveils Hiroshi Sugimoto-Designed Modern Remake1m12s

Hirshhorn Museum Unveils Hiroshi Sugimoto-Designed Modern Remake

If you’ve never heard of it, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The museum was founded in 1974 and it carries the name of the Joseph Hirshhorn, a businessman and art collector who emigrated to the United States in the beginning of the last century. He started off as a stockbroker on Wall Street, selling his investments two months before the collapse of Wall Street in 1929 and mainly focusing on mining and oil business from there on out. Hirshhorn’s main hobby was collecting art pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries and in 1966 donated 6000 pieces to the U.S. government. This is why, in 1974 the Smithsonian Institute opened the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, a cylindrical structure halfway between the Washington Monument and the US Capitol. Nowadays the museum is housing modern pieces from the post-World War II era, with an emphasis to the last 50 years. Seen as this museum is devoted to exhibiting modern pieces, it was redecorated to stay in step with the modern times. The museum got its first remake after more than 40 years. The remake was done by Japanese architect and designer Hiroshi Sugimoto and it was focused on the lobby of the museum. The initiatives are part of a larger plan to foster greater connections between visitors and the artists of the time. The new design included a 700-year-old Japanese nutmeg tree as the table stand, a locally owned coffee bar with a unique diamond pattern tin finish and light fixture by notable Icelandic sculptor Olafur Eliasson. Is this place on your bucket list yet?

Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner Can Afford Their Private Vacay Getaway45s

Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner Can Afford Their Private Vacay Getaway

She is the girl everybody loves to hate these past seven years. He is a third of one of the most famous boy bands in history. Both men and women swoon over them both. But as of October 2017, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have become the cause for heartbreak for people worldwide, because the two lovebirds are engaged! Obviously, the Game of Thrones star and DNCE frontman wanted to get some quality alone time, away from prying eyes and flashing cameras. What better place to do just that than the picturesque Maldives? Sophie hasn’t been shy from showing how she spends time with her beau, posting snaps on her Instagram profile of herself, in a retro-looking swimsuit, with bright red shades, sipping fruity drinks on a beach. They are staying at Coco prive, a private island that is popular among celebrities for one very good reason. The property promises its guests just that - true privacy, along with a unique island experience. Here’s the catch - it costs $45,000 a night. It isn’t like the in-demand couple can’t afford the getaway. Staying at a private island does have its perks. What with the unrest that is impacting the tourism industry there and the hundreds of reservations being canceled daily, according to Maldives' President Abdullah Yameen. The couple, however, seem totally unaffected by the turmoil. As well they should., since the land mass they are currently occupying is owned independently by a local Maldivian family.

She Lost Her Engagement Ring At The Airport So A United Pilot Flew It To Her1m00s

She Lost Her Engagement Ring At The Airport So A United Pilot Flew It To Her

There are some things that you just don’t want to lose. Sure, if you lost a pen, you wouldn’t mind right? It costs next to nothing, holds no emotional value and seriously, does anyone really use pens in 2018? But some things are best kept tightly in our grasp at all times because losing them would be unbearable. If you don’t believe us, ask this woman who managed to lose her wedding and engagement rings at the airport in Newark, NJ. The passenger reported that she lost the rings when she was traveling, somewhere between New York and Jackson Hole in Wyoming. Thankfully, a United gate agent found them at the Newark airport and sent them via a pilot who was heading to San Francisco. Talk about going the extra mile. The lady, which turned out to be Brit Morin, founder of Brit + Co, had the ring delivered to her together with a heartfelt note from the pilot telling her that he is very excited to be able to be a part of a group which focused on making just one individual happy that day. He further congratulated her on her engagement on behalf of United Airlines. Phew, that was definitely a close one! How would you react in this kind of a situation? Would you panic or stay calm and look for possible places where your lost item might be? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below!

Man Caused Emergency Landing Because Of His Flatulence55s

Man Caused Emergency Landing Because Of His Flatulence

The rules of politeness apply pretty much everywhere we go. This is especially important to remember when we’re on an airplane. You can’t just munch on a loaf of garlic bread or take off your stinky shoes. Keep it in for a while longer for the sake of everyone’s trip. But one passenger on a Transavia flight was kicked out of the plane, along with three other passengers, because he did the absolutely unthinkable. He brazenly kept releasing his butt perfume. Yep, that’s right - despite the pleas of everyone on that flight, the man kept releasing gas like he was in the comfort of his own living room. Now don’t get us wrong, we don’t think there is anything wrong with letting flatulence pass into open space, but when you have to share that space with a hundred other people for an extended period of time, manners are a-calling. The flight from Dubai to Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing in Vienna, after a fight broke off between the unapologetic passenger and the person sitting next to him. The police was called to intervene with K9 officers, who proceeded to escort the two men out of the plane, along with two women who kept claiming they had nothing to do with the incident. All four passengers are banned from using the services of the Dutch airline. Transavia Airlines said in a public statement: “Our crew must ensure a safe flight. When passengers pose risks, they immediately intervene. Our people are trained for that. They know very well where the boundaries are. Transavia is therefore square behind the cabin crew and the pilots.” So please, when you plan on boarding a flight, steer clear of foods the make you gassy. For everyone’s sake.

Here's The First Thing To Do When You Check Into A Hotel Room47s

Here's The First Thing To Do When You Check Into A Hotel Room

If you are a frequent traveler, depending on a comfy bed and a fluffy duvet at the end of the day, you might be tempted to just dive into the white bed after a long trip. It is quite tempting really, knowing that the bedding is freshly washed and pressed for your own particular enjoyment. But those who do stay away several times out of the year know how cold and distant a hotel room can feel and all you even want is to relax. Well, according to one designer, there is a way to get that feeling of homeliness, even if you stay at a hotel. Designer Karim Rashid spoke to Bloomberg recently and said that travelers should remove random objects and clutter from the surfaces in their hotel room before they even unpack. “The hotel industry loves to fill rooms up with things, which comes from the idea that a hotel room is an extension of your home. But for me, it’s too much stuff, too much clutter,” he said in his interview. Put every pen, pencil, stationery, shampoo or lotion bottles, even menus out of sight. They may have been put there to help you find stuff easily, but who keeps all of that in their own sleeping quarters at home? When you declutter your bedroom for the next few days, it will help you relax better and feel more like it is your own room. Karim even went a step further during a trip to New York once. “I removed almost all the furniture and rearranged the bed. It was up against the window, with the light behind you, and you want to wake up looking at daylight coming in through the window. When I left, the manager came to me and said, ‘Thanks, we really like what you did with the room.’” A good thing to consider.

Black Panther’s Production Designer Reveals Architectural Inspiration Behind Wakanda56s

Black Panther’s Production Designer Reveals Architectural Inspiration Behind Wakanda

Whether you are a DC Comics or a Marvel Comics fan, you have to admit that the architectural design of the futuristic nation of Wakanda in the new Black Panther movie is absolutely breathtaking. The movie was released earlier this year, receiving critical acclaim. Fans were first able to meet the Black Panther as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, but the hero got its own movie, eighteenth in the MCU, enabling us a peek into his home of Wakanda. The visuals for the film were highly praised by both fans and critics. Black Panther’s production designer, Hannah Beachler, says that the idea for the look of Wakandan architecture came from a trip she took to South Africa. She says that the futuristic buildings were inspired by the Three Rondavels, a rock formation in the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa. They are called rondavels because they resemble the traditional circular thatched roof housing in Africa which she managed to portray in the futuristic skyscrapers in Wakanda. Although we can only visit Wakanda in the Marvel movies and comic books, there is still a way to experience the Wakandan architecture by visiting Mpumalanga in South Africa. It might not be the proper afrofuturistic structure, but it would have to do. So, what do you think? Is this location worthy of your travel bucket-list? Tell us more of what you think in the comments down below.

This Is The First Sunrise Of The Year Of The Dog58s

This Is The First Sunrise Of The Year Of The Dog

The Lunar New Year, marks the first day of the lunar calendar and it is considered as one of the most popular Korean national holidays. This magnificent celebration, lands on February the 16th in 2018 and it lasts for three days. Families from South Korea and all over the world gather here to exchange gifts and try some of the local delicacies like ‘tteokguk’, which is a soup made of sliced rice cakes, beef, eggs and vegetables. Jeongdongjin Beach is one of the best spots to see the year’s first sunrise in South Korea. People rise up early in the morning and climb on top of Mount Goseongsan to join the other tourists and locals who gather there to start the day. Afterward, they mostly spend the rest of the day on the beach, relaxing and enjoying the sun. The beach is very popular for visitors since 1995, when it was called ‘Sandglass’ in a Korean series. 2018 is the year of the Dog. In Chinese astrology, every year is related to a Chinese zodiac sign (animal). According to tradition, this year represents a ‘golden dog’ which is a cycle that comes around every 60 years and it means prosperity. So if you are born in a Dog year, then maybe this is the year of major success for you! Hundreds of people gather on Jeongdongj in Beach, which is located near the 2018 Winter Olympic Park in South Korea, to watch and celebrate the first sunrise of the Lunar New Year. This unique moment is also celebrated in China, Korea and Vietnam!

The World's Largest Cruise Ship Will Set Sail Sooner Than Expected 1m16s

The World's Largest Cruise Ship Will Set Sail Sooner Than Expected

Talk about luxury and style!? Interested in taking a cruise ship and having a couple weeks off. This might be the one for you. All that this ship has to offer is incredible. The high class travelling is yet to happen. For some of us the cruise ship experience is not our thing. But this might be the definite mind changer. The world largest cruise ship has 20 restaurants, a 10 story slide and a robotic arm. The worlds largest cruise ship is preparing to se sail even earlier than expected. Roal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas ship nearly completed at its construction site in St. Nazaire, France. The megalith ship will be able to carry more than 6000 passengers and 2000 crew members. Accommodation include a family oriented suite with slides that lead from the bedrooms to the living room. The ship will be twice as tall as the Washington Monument and have seven "neighborhoods". Guest can slide down the 10 story Ultimate Abyss (the tallest slide at sea) or visit the floating spa and casino. There are more then 20 restaurants on board, including an Italian eatery from Jamie Oliver. There is also an ice skating rink, theaters, laser tag, and a bar with drinks made by robots. The world’s largest cruise ship is preparing to set sail, even earlier than expected. The ship will embark on its maiden voyage from Barcelona on March 31. Take a look as this video is bound to give you a big surprise and even leave you with a jaw dropping image. Definitely something worth checking out even if you happen to be a non cruise ship lover.

The Delicious South Korean Squid Ink Ice Cream Is A Must-Try1m00s

The Delicious South Korean Squid Ink Ice Cream Is A Must-Try

Ice cream derived from earlier iced cream or cream ice is a sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert. It is usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavors. It is typically sweetened with sugar or sugar substitutes. Typically, flavorings and coloring's are added in addition to stabilizers. The meaning of the phrase "ice cream" varies from one country to another. Phrases such as "frozen custard", "frozen yogurt", "sorbet", "gelato" and others are used to distinguish different varieties and styles. In some countries, such as the United States, the phrase "ice cream" applies only to a specific variety, and most governments regulate the commercial use of the various terms according to the relative quantities of the main ingredients, notably the amount of cream. This specific ice cream is a bit different then all the other ones out there on the market. As it is invented by an American born chef Deuki Hong visits the Jumunjin Fish Market in Gangneung, South Korea to try its most popular dessert. These two people on this video have the chance to try this ice cream first hand and they seem pretty happy as they uncover the true good taste behind the ice cream. Take a look at they expressions and comments as they do a little walk through on the entire experience.