Dior Resort 2015 mixes European and American influences

Dior Resort 2015 mixes European and American influences

(Relaxnews) – Belgian designer Raf Simons took Christian Dior to Brooklyn this week. “America is a constant inspiration for me,” explained Simons. “The pop culture, the energy, the fluidity… there is just something so alive here. What I always like in America is that there is such a melting pot of styles.” Unveiled at the […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
WantedDesign New York: the highlights

WantedDesign New York: the highlights

(Relaxnews) – The fourth edition of the WantedDesign show is set to hit New York later this week, offering an international design perspective through a series of interactive installations, pop-up stores, conferences and workshops. We take a look at the highlights of this particular NYCxDesign event. The Conversation Series A three-day platform and dialogue supported by contemporary […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Times Square transformed into a giant stage with New York vintage chair exhibition

Times Square transformed into a giant stage with New York vintage chair exhibition

(Relaxnews) – New York is buzzing as the second annual NYCxDesign festival gets into full swing, and now Times Square is poised to get a slice of the action, thanks to a new exhibition made up of revamped vintage chairs. “Street Seats” comprises a selection of reclaimed chairs found on the city’s streets, repainted in taxi-cab yellow […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Italian director chosen for Pope Francis biopic

Italian director chosen for Pope Francis biopic

(Relaxnews) – Daniele Luchetti will helm the Spanish-language feature adapted from the book “Francisco: El Papa de la gente” (“Francis: The People’s Pope”), Variety reports. Production on “Call Me Francesco” is slated to begin this summer in Argentina with Daniele Luchetti in the director’s chair. Producer Piero Valsecchi said the feature will be released around […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
CBS shelves ‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin-off

CBS shelves ‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin-off

(Relaxnews) – “How I Met Your Dad” will not make its way to the small screen after all, at least not on CBS. The network decided to scrap the comedy, making way instead for “The McCarthys” and “The Odd Couple.” The buzz surrounding the “How I Met Your Mother” spin-off was not enough to save […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
When it comes to male longevity, size does matter: study

When it comes to male longevity, size does matter: study

(Relaxnews) – Here’s some good news for gents who may have been robbed of a few inches in height: A new study shows that shorter men may live longer. In fact, according to data culled from researchers out of the University of Hawaii, the taller the men, the shorter they lived. The reason? Shorter men […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
New visa law to make travel to Brazil easier for foreigners

New visa law to make travel to Brazil easier for foreigners

(Relaxnews) – In an attempt to promote foreign tourism to Brazil, the government has approved new measures that will allow visitors to apply for tourist visas online and reduce wait times. For foreigners, that means a simplified application process and eliminating the need to travel to a major urban city in search of a Brazilian […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
ABC offers first look at Steven Spielberg-produced ‘The Whispers’

ABC offers first look at Steven Spielberg-produced ‘The Whispers’

(Relaxnews) – Before bringing its alien invasion thriller to the airwaves in early 2015, the network has released the first official trailer. “The Whispers,” previously known by its working title “The Visitors,” depicts an alien invasion in which extraterrestrial forces use children to dominate the planet. In particular, the show follows two FBI agents investigating […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
SCE reminds customers to conserve electricity during extended heat wave

SCE reminds customers to conserve electricity during extended heat wave

Round-the-clock use of electricity puts strain on electrical grid ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 14, 2014 − With a week-long heat wave peaking between today and Friday and triple-digit temperatures in many areas, Southern California Edison (SCE) reminds its customers of the importance of energy conservation. The heavy demand could also cause equipment failure, which could lead to outages for some […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
New Harry Potter ride re-enacts escape from Gringotts bank

New Harry Potter ride re-enacts escape from Gringotts bank

(Relaxnews) – New details have emerged on the latest Harry Potter attraction in Florida designed to recreate one of the most action-packed scenes of the movie series: a dramatic escape from the vaults of the Gringotts Wizarding Banks. Described as a multi-dimensional, multi-sensory thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is the latest […]

Zaha Hadid Architects releases new images of Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong

Zaha Hadid Architects releases new images of Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong

(Relaxnews) - Zaha Hadid Architects has released a film and series of photographs exploring the group’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT), which opened in Hong Kong earlier this year. Part of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Design, the 15-storey curved tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff and comprises design studios, labs, workshops and exhibition […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
New test for chemicals suspected to damage sperm

New test for chemicals suspected to damage sperm

(PARIS-AFP) – German and Danish scientists on Monday said they had identified dozens of chemicals, including some used in hygiene and consumer products, that interfere with male fertility by damaging sperm. Writing in the journal EMBO Reports, the team said a third of 96 compounds they tested using a new technique had an adverse effect […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Red wine ingredient no magic pill for health: study

Red wine ingredient no magic pill for health: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US researchers may have found a flaw with the “French Paradox,” or the notion that people who drink red wine can somehow avoid the pitfalls of a high-fat diet. A study out Monday found that resveratrol — one of the highly touted antioxidants in red wine — did not help people live longer. […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Ben Affleck makes his debut as Batman in new photo

Ben Affleck makes his debut as Batman in new photo

(Relaxnews) – After teasing a photo of the Batmobile a day earlier, the director behind the “Man of Steel” sequel tweeted the first image of Ben Affleck in the Batman costume. Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) had suggested he would reveal more of the Batmobile yesterday, but fans were pleasantly surprised when the photo revealed not only the Batmobile […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
New ‘Transformers 4′ stills show Optimus Prime, Bumblebee

New ‘Transformers 4′ stills show Optimus Prime, Bumblebee

(Relaxnews) – Paramount has released the poster and new stills from “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the fourth feature in the series directed by Michael Bay. The new images of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, two of the good guy robots known as the Autobots, made their debut in the latest issue of Empire. Part of a […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Motorola launches Moto E

Motorola launches Moto E

(Relaxnews) – The first handset from the company since it was sold to Lenovo, the Moto E offers an excellent balance of performance and price and could be the ideal entry-level phone for any consumer anywhere in the world ready to dump their feature phone in favor of their first smart handset. Motorola has planned […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Rolls-Royce reveals the Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection

Rolls-Royce reveals the Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection

(Relaxnews) – Inspired by the world water-speed record-breaking exploits of Sir Malcolm Campbell, the new collection of convertibles showcase the levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail that set Rolls-Royce apart from all other companies in the luxury car market. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection is a special bespoke series that will only […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
US overtakes France as wine consumption declines: industry body

US overtakes France as wine consumption declines: industry body

(PARIS-AFP) – Global wine consumption fell marginally in 2013 and the United States outstripped France as the top consumer, the International Organisation of Wine and Vine (OIV) said Tuesday. Consumption dipped 1 percent last year to 238.7 hectolitres of wine in the global market worth 73 billion euros ($100 billion). The United States was the […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
New L’Oréal makeup line celebrates 2014 Cannes Film Festival

New L’Oréal makeup line celebrates 2014 Cannes Film Festival

(Relaxnews) – With L’Or Lumière, the new makeup collection honoring the 2014 Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25), L’Oréal Paris chose to highlight gold and light (“or” and “lumière” in French). As it has for the past 17 years, the official makeup brand of the festival will be present on the Promenade de la Croisette to […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment ·
Rice or wheat? How grains define cultural identity

Rice or wheat? How grains define cultural identity

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Ever wondered why cultures can be so different, with Westerners more focused on the individual than people in the East? Psychologists said Thursday that the divide may come down to which crops are historically farmed in different regions. This “rice theory,” described in the journal Science, holds that people who traditionally grow paddy […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·