INFINITI Curved Visions
INFINITI’s first campaign to find the top digital talent in the world was called “Inspired Performance” and it attracted 500 entries from all over the globe. For their second phase, INFINITI are collaborating with designboom. The theme is “Curved Visions”. and is inspired by Infiniti’s belief that “the perfect line is a curve”. Japanese designer Shinji Nukumi was announced...
Stories Beat Stuff 2
Stories Beat Stuff 2 is the second phase of the Tourism New Zealand campaign. The underlying message - that life is all about great experiences and not just about having material things. As a result of this, Stories Beat Stuff was born where people are invited online to trade something they value for the chance to win an experience of a lifetime in New Zealand. The two new experiences that are...
10 Things Not To Do On A Cruise
Here it is folks. A list of 10 things not to do on a cruise: 1). Don’t travel with the wrong person Someone who snores, makes loud noises under the covers or argues with you, is guaranteed to make you jump overboard! 2). Don’t go on a cruise if you get seasick easily Pretty obvious one this. It’s all smiles until you see that dark cloud in the distance getting agonizingly...
Dakar Rally 2012
SOUTH AMERICA The Dakar Rally is one of the world’s most famous races. It goes coast to coast through deserts and over mountains as the competitiors go through Argentina, Chile and Peru. Red Bull, synonymous with extreme sports, are covering the event in its entirety. On the official site for the rally, you’ll find daily updates from the front runners, fan favourites and interviews...
British Winter Getting You Down?
In Britain, we’ve made it past the shortest day (21st December) but the days are still ridiculously short and depressing. Plus, after all the stress of Christmas, it is not exactly the couple of weeks of relaxation you dreamed it would be. Need A Holiday? Sol Hotels are inviting you to start 2012 with a trip abroad. Their well-timed competition is offering you and three of your nearest...
Stories Beats Stuff
New Zealand “What would you trade for the story of a lifetime?” Over the next 12 months that is what Tourism New Zealand are asking people. They believe “Stories Beats Stuff!” What would you give up? Your subscription to Travel Spy, your new plasma TV or your new Porsche? This is the time to trade your stuff for an unbelievable adventure to the other side of the world. All...
The Finders Keepers Market in Brisbane
Origin of Cool: Australia The Finders Keepers market is the dream of every off-beat come to life. Held bi-annually in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, the Finders Keepers bring over 65 independent designers and artists to the attention of those members of the general public who crave oddity and a bit of all-round quirk. For those who aren’t as excited over wooden brooches as others, those who...
Il Giardino at the Politecnico di Milano
via originofcool Ten Japanese cherry trees at the Politecnico di Milano are patiently growing into an eco-revolution. At the recent MIAW2 (an international architectural workshop held in Milan that runs for one week a year), guest professors from the site Visiondivision introduced and then helped put into practice the entirely and amazingly green construction of an on-campus study retreat....
10 Coolest Rooftop Attractions
1. Origin of Cool: Denmark - Rooftop Playground Located on top of three penthouses, Danish firm JDS Architects has designed one incredibly cool rooftop playground in a densely populated area of Copenhagen. Link | Via 2. Origin of Cool: Singapore - Rooftop Swimming Pool 55 storeys up (650ft) on the top of the Marina Bay Sands development is an infinity pool that is the length of three...
South African couple book hotel for New Zealand...
A South African couple booked a trip of a lifetime to New Zealand to coincide with the Rugby World Cup. However, there was one small issue: Michael and Sunette Adendorff couldn’t find the bayside Majestic Hotel - or even the street in the Eastbourne suburb of Wellington that it was supposed to be located in. Here’s the hotel they were looking for: Convinced they had lost their...
10 Gorgeous Public Pools
1). SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Bondi Baths, an Olympic-size pool that became the home of the Bondi Icebergs, a winter swimming club, in 1929. Accessibility: Year-round. Cost: Day pass for nonmembers = $6. 2). VIENNA, AUSTRIA “Krapfenwaldlbad” was opened in 1923 has four heated pools for swimmers, socializers, and families. Exclusive views over the entire city and vineyards are what...
The Haute Route - Chamonix to Zermatt
Travel Spy recently had the privilege of interviewing Graham Lowe, a keen hiker from Lancashire, England. Here are the Qs & As: 1). What area did you visit? The walkers’ Haute Route goes from Chamonix to Zermatt staying below the snow and glacier line (as opposed to the skiers’ Haute Route). So the walk starts in France but crosses into Switzerland on Day 1. 2). Who would you...
Maldives Resort Lets You Sleep Underwater
The Maldives The exquisite Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort located in the Maldives features underwater bedrooms and dining areas. Check out these inspiring photos: Found on Origin of Cool & Fubiz Thanks to Marco Pouyat sending us the link
Win the trip of a lifetime to Australia
Win an awesome trip to Australia by going to Tourism Australia’s Facebook Page. The Prize The lucky winner will pick up the following prize to help kick start their Aussie adventure: • Return economy flights to Australia for the winner and a mate, flying in to and out of either: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth or Hobart (winner’s choice). • Ten nights...
Luke Skywalker’s Home Turned Into Hotel
Matmata, Tunisia Tatooine was the fictional desert home planet of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Tourists can now visit the Sidi Driss Hotel, in Matmata Tunisia to experience how it feels to part of arguably the greatest movie franchise in history. The Sidi Driss is a bit of an unusual hotel insofar as much of it is underground and getting around the hotel requires navigating a series of...
Alila Villas Soori in Bali
Bali, Indonesia -Alila Villas Soori The best time to visit this region is from July to September when the weather is absolutely perfect. It is located a 90-minute drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. The stats: - Designed by Soo Kian Chan of SCDA Architects - 48 villas - Private pools and a fabulous outdoor deck - Butler/host will look after everything - Landscaped gardens -...
Eco-Hotel Made From Recycled Pipes in Mexico
Origin of Cool: Mexico Architects T3arc have created the 20 room Tubohotel made from recycled concrete pipes. The hotel is located 45 minutes south of Mexico City, T3arc completed the project in three months, furnishing the 2.44m by 3.5m pipes with a queen-size bed, desk light and fan, with space for under bed storage. Found on Springwise
3 Amazing Short Films About Travel
MOVE, EAT, and LEARN are three short films that celebrate travel. Directed by Rick Mereki and edited and shot by Tim White, the films were recorded over the course of 44 days and 38,000 miles of travel. via Nerdcore & whudat.de & Laughing Squid
The Museum of Glass in Shanghai
Shanghai, China - Museum of Glass Shanghai-based German architectural firm Logon handled the architecture and exterior of the museum. COORDINATION ASIA, also based in Shanghai, was in charge of the overall museum concept, art direction, design and supervision of the museum interior. The museum building is a former glassmaking workshop, one of 30 former bottling-plant...
APPy Holidays with Halifax Holiday Matchmaker
The best part about traveling is discovering new places and meeting new people. Halifax just brought out a new app called Halifax Holiday Matchmaker that makes planning a trip as simple as a click of your mouse. By downloading this app it will review all the information you have input to Facebook and tailor a holiday for you and your friends. Travel Spy took the test and was matched to San...
EdgeWalk at the CN Tower
Toronto, Canada EdgeWalk is a new attraction at the CN Tower in Toronto that allows visitors to walk along the edge of the tower’s main pod, 1,168 feet above the ground. CN Tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, at 1,815 feet in height. Check out the stats and video below: Found at Laughing Squid
Jeep Turns 70
To celebrate Jeep’s 70th birthday, the brand has decided to renew not only the range of Jeep models introduced this year but also their approach to Web 2.0 and social networking. From June 19, 2011 Jeep will launch their new online portal, called online-people.com. It is dedicated to Jeep owners and admirers. The legendary American brand are creating a virtual space where those who...
The Tower Club, Bangkok
Thailand The Tower Club suites occupy the top floors of the State Tower - the tallest hotel and third tallest building in Thailand. It has gained some kudos recently as it was used as the location for some of the scenes in The Hangover Part 2. The Sirocco is the restaurant that sits at the top of the building and is the world’s highest open air restaurant. The Sky Bar gives drinkers the best...
Cool American Cultural Experiences That You Won’t...
American culture is diverse and interesting; we’d argue it is one of the most fun national cultures on the planet. Here are four distinctly American cultural experiences that you are unlikely to find written up in any guidebook. 1). Attend a State Fair Best state fair: Minnesota—St. Paul Were you to attend every state fair you would be exposed to an incredible...
Sri Lanka’s only privately owned island and described as “The No.1 address in the Indian Ocean”, Taprobane Island was originally built in the 1920’s. The island has played host to kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, aristocracy, writers and eccentrics, giving it a very colorful history, which guests can now share. The Island comprises 2 ½ acres of sheer ...
The Lost World of Socotra
Close to the Republic of Yemen, lies Socotra Island. A third of the plant life found here cannot be found anywhere else on earth. Stats - 55,000 people live here - They have their own district language called Soqotri, which is a Semetic language. - They also speak the Arab version of the Yemen language. - There are over 800 species of plant life The Dragons Blood Tree is highly sought...
Jordan’s New Ancient Eco-Resort
Location: Jordan In the Wadi Rum desert, a luxury resort is being built in a completely environmentally sustainable way. Despite its inhospitable conditions, people have been living in the Wadi Rum desert for millennia. Oppenheim sought to take advantage of that long accumulated knowledge while developing their resort design. They took a big cue from the ancient Nabataeans people, who more...