German is not exactly famed as a nice-sounding language. It is in growing demand, however. Germany’s appeal as a destination for immigrants is also improving the appeal of the language.
Valter Adam Casotto makes sculptures from silicon, rubber, and also his own hair – for the blockbuster likes of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, X-Men, and for his own portfolio.
Valter Adam Casotto fashions both silicon masks for Game of Thrones and rubber sculptures as works of art. Also on the show: Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite hotel in St. Moritz. Plus: why learning German is all the rage.
Famous German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once sang the praises of the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz. Created in the 18th century, the park is now a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
Over the years, Badrutt‘s Palace Hotel in the Swiss resort town of St. Moritz has welcomed guests including Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, and Alfred Hitchcock. The master of movie suspense is said to have found inspiration here for The Birds.
The Brandenburg Gate is more than just another historic highlight in the German capital. It has become a symbol of how Germany was divided and is now reunited. And it’s the big photo opportunity in Berlin.
Art on album covers: artists like Dali and Warhol designed iconic record sleeves. Best female chef: Slovenian Ana Roš received this year's accolade from a restaurant guide. And: Berlin's Brandenburg Gate is a must-see.
Robots are being deployed more and more in the arts and sciences. But is a robot that makes a drawing automatically an artist? Patrick Tresset is an award winning artist who uses robotics to investigate humans.
In 2016, the Danish 'hygge' was all the rage. Now, the Swedish 'lagom' way of life is trending. Lagom means 'just the right amount'. It's making its mark on interior design but also has wider implications.
Slovenian Ana Roš was named the world's best female chef of 2017 by the 'World's 50 Best Restaurants' guide. Over the years Roš' restaurant 'Hiša Franko' in the Soca Valley has received international attention.
Italian art historian Francesco Spampinato has compiled an anthology of album covers by famous artists. They include Salvador Dali, Banksy and Andy Warhol's iconic banana for The Velvet Underground.
Spouting geysers and roaring waterfalls... If you are visiting the Icelandic capital of Reykjavic, driving the Golden Circle is a popular day trip. The 300km route covers many beautiful landmarks.
Visit the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera. For decades, the five-star resort has been a haven for celebrities and artists such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Sharon Stone.
British photographer Oliver Curtis points his camera the wrong way at famous landmarks. You see the crowds of tourists instead of the Statue of Liberty or the Great Wall of China.
The best way to experience Amsterdam like a local is on a bicycle. Visitors can ride past the most important sights in the Dutch capital.
A different kind of city tour: Amsterdam on bicycle! Plus, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is more than just a monument. And driving the Golden Circle on Iceland.
Alberto Alessi runs the family business in the third generation. Many of the company’s housewares and kitchen utensils are icons of modern design. Alessi lives in Italy's Piedmont region with his wife and daughter.
French photographer Dominique Nabokov photographs the living rooms of famous personalities such as Gérard Depardieu and David Chipperfield. The spaces - always void of people - reflect their owners' lifestyles.
In 2017, the world's most prestigious architecture award went to Catalan firm RCR Arquitectes. The three architects use modern materials such as glass, plastic, and recycled steel, and take landscapes into account.
Wood is important in modern architecture and sees a growing demand as a sustainable building material. New processing techniques allow a host of new possibilities and contemporary architect are welcoming them.
What's behind the Swedish lifestyle trend 'lagom'? Plus: the home Italian design manager Alberto Alessi. And: Why French photographer Dominique Nabokov is so fascinated with the living rooms of celebrities.
The Ferdinand GT3 RS might look like a real Porsche 911, but it's actually a bike covered with the chassis of a sports car! It's the creation of Austrian artist Hannes Langeder - a man with a message.
A French artist has invented robots that can draw portraits. Plus: the world's slowest Porsche – created by an Austrian artist. And: a Romanian photographer travels the world in search of female beauty.
Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc quit her job and set out to travel the world in search of female beauty. For her 'Atlas of Beauty' she portrays women from different cultures.
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