World Cup mural painted with soccer ball

World Cup mural painted with soccer ball

(Relaxnews) – World Cup fever is officially upon us, but one inventive artist prefers to use her footwork skills for a different purpose. Malaysian artist and designer Red Hong Yi has created a giant mural of international superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi using a soccer ball instead of a paintbrush. Footage of the creative process […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Offbeat, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Move over macaron, there’s a new French pastry in town

Move over macaron, there’s a new French pastry in town

(Relaxnews) – If the Cronut is the new cupcake, the éclair is the new macaron. And there’s perhaps no better time to revisit the traditional French pastry than National Chocolate Eclair Day in the US on June 22, a holiday that may have mysterious origins — no one really knows how or when it started […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Food Videos, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
McDonald’s Canada uses sustainable fish for Filet-O-Fish sammies

McDonald’s Canada uses sustainable fish for Filet-O-Fish sammies

(Relaxnews) – It’s not the most popular menu item at McDonald’s. But news that Filet-O-Fish sandwiches sold across Canada are now sustainably sourced may offer more choice for green, pescetarian and socially-conscious consumers. McDonald’s Canada is following the lead of McDonald’s in the US and Europe in using sustainable fish certified by the Marine Stewardship […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley park to open next month in Florida

Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley park to open next month in Florida

(Relaxnews) – Universal Orlando has announced that the latest addition to its Harry Potter theme park will open July 8. Diagon Alley, the cobblestoned village where witches and wizards shop for provisions like wands, telescopes and magnifying glasses, will open next month after much fanfare. One of the most highly anticipated attractions is the multi-sensory […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lacoste L!VE unveils its first fragrance

Lacoste L!VE unveils its first fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Lacoste L!VE, a ready-to-wear range by Lacoste targeting teens and young adults, has just launched its first perfume. Just like its clothing line, the new men’s fragrance claims to be modern, creative and urban. Its release ties in with an interactive digital campaign headed to social networks worldwide from July to mid-September. The […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Apple quietly launches new cut-price iMac

Apple quietly launches new cut-price iMac

(Relaxnews) – The new 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop comes with a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor but, more importantly, with a price tag of just $1,099. That makes it a whole $200 cheaper than the current entry-level iMac yet, apart from the chipset, which isn’t exactly premium but is no slouch either (it has a […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
First look: James McAvoy for Prada

First look: James McAvoy for Prada

(Relaxnews) – The Scottish actor is the latest thespian to star in a menswear campaign for the Italian luxury label. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, the Golden Globe-nominated actor stars in the Fall-Winter 2014 campaign for Prada. Described by the brand as “a charismatic and unpredictable conspirator, an introspective hero who brings an effortless intimacy and individuality […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Anna Kendrick to help spearhead ‘Trolls’ revival

Anna Kendrick to help spearhead ‘Trolls’ revival

(Relaxnews) – Dreamworks Animation has landed the star of “Pitch Perfect” for the first entry in what’s to become a revival of the Trolls toy franchise. Popular during the 1960s and then relaunched in the 90s, the collectible Troll dolls are being positioned for a comeback. TV series “Trollz” might not have taken off, but […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Cheapest airlines found in Asia: report

Cheapest airlines found in Asia: report

(Relaxnews) – No-frills airline Firefly out of Malaysia has emerged as the cheapest carrier in the world, according to number crunchers at a flight comparison site. After averaging the cost of one-way ticket prices operated by low-budget airlines around the world, Whichairline.com has deduced that the cheapest airlines are located primarily in Asia, with Firefly […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
An astronomical caffeine high: new coffee machines serve espresso in space

An astronomical caffeine high: new coffee machines serve espresso in space

(Relaxnews) – When you’re an astronaut and space is your main address for months at a time, home comforts become more important than ever. According to Italian astronauts, one of the hardest material comforts to leave behind on Earth is a hot espresso. However, aerospace company Argotec, coffee brand Lavazza and the International Space Station have been working […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Mazda celebrates 25 years of the MX-5 with special edition

Mazda celebrates 25 years of the MX-5 with special edition

(Relaxnews) – Promising a host of special exterior and interior features, the Anniversary Limited Edition will be strictly limited to 1000 numbered examples and example number one will be making its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 26. And it’s fitting that Mazda, a Japanese carmaker, has chosen a UK event […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
YouTube Music to pass on indie labels

YouTube Music to pass on indie labels

(Relaxnews) – There’s good news and bad news for those of us who were looking forward to YouTube’s rumored arrival in the music streaming market. The good news is that the company has confirmed it’s getting ready to launch a service that will compete with everyone from Spotify to Beats Music. But the bad news […]

Will.i.am partners with Coca-Cola for 3D printer with a difference

Will.i.am partners with Coca-Cola for 3D printer with a difference

(Relaxnews) – The Black Eyed Peas frontman and self-styled tech entrepreneur is promoting a new compact 3D printer from 3D Systems that is as focused on recycling as it is on creativity. That’s because filament (i.e., 3D ‘ink’) for the Ekocycle Cube printer is made up from, among other things, discarded Coke bottles. Each cartridge contains material […]

Leo Messi’s jersey scores on eBay

Leo Messi’s jersey scores on eBay

(Relaxnews) – With the World Cup in full swing, online auction platform eBay has made an inventory of the soccer-related purchases users have made since last March. According to its ranking of the most popular jerseys, Argentine player Lionel Messi is on top, just above Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. Since March, over 13,000 flags and […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Brazil scoring World Cup tourism goal

Brazil scoring World Cup tourism goal

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Four days after the host nation set the ball rolling with a win over Croatia, Brazil is also winning off the pitch and hitting its World Cup tourism goals, the government said Monday. “The balance sheet for the first few days of the World Cup is generally very positive,” Tourism Minister […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ receives international trailer

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ receives international trailer

(Relaxnews) – As Glenn Close’s haughty Nova Corps commander would have it, “the fate of 12 billion people is in the hands of a thief, two thugs, a murderer and a maniac.” For Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, he and his motley crew have a chance to protect the galaxy and prevent a powerful […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
London Collections: Men – Burberry Prorsum sends out a color-filled collection

London Collections: Men – Burberry Prorsum sends out a color-filled collection

(Relaxnews) – The British luxury brand served up one of the stand-out shows at the Spring-Summer 2015 menswear collections in London. Burberry creative director (and now also CEO) Christopher Bailey was inspired by 20th century British travel writer Bruce Chatwin for his latest men’s pieces. Bailey sent out a collection featuring multicolored sneakers, denim shirts with […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Chanel-owned Barrie opens Paris store

Chanel-owned Barrie opens Paris store

(Relaxnews) – The Scottish cashmere label opened its first store Monday, debuting the brand in the City of Light. When Parisian luxury brand Chanel first announced it was buying knitwear house Barrie, some people were surprised by the French fashion giant’s interest in the small cashmere specialists who had been quietly turning out top-quality knits for some of […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
One third of UK cat owners Skype with their pet

One third of UK cat owners Skype with their pet

(Relaxnews) – Over one third of UK cat owners Skype or FaceTime their pet, with men particularly keen to speak to their feline friends over the phone, it has been revealed. A poll for the greetings card company Hallmark showed that 23 percent of British men spent time talking to their cat on the phone, a greater […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online ·
Ryanair launches its online travel guides

Ryanair launches its online travel guides

(Relaxnews) – For those who wonder what to do once they’ve reached one of Ryanair’s 186 destinations across 30 countries, the low-cost carrier has published comprehensive online guides that can be downloaded for free. These new guides cover everything from hotel, dining and shopping listings, to sightseeing information, as well as nightlife activities, in a […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Online ·