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Designed by Jorge Garcia of GraciaStudio, the Endémico Resguardo Silvestre Hotel is part of the renowned Mexican Hotel group Habita. The  eco-friendly hotel, set to open this year, is located in Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California. It features a set of twenty independent rooms named EcoLofts with 215 sq ft each. The EcoLoft has a clean and minimal steel structure elevating it to avoid contact with the soil. Each EcoLoft has its own wooden deck with a clay kiva fireplace so you can have a glass of wine and enjoy the stunning views. The property also features a stunning pool, a winery, and fine a food restaurant.

Update: Hotel Endemico is now Encuentro Guadalupe.
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Surely inspired by Hotel Joule in Dallas, The Holiday Inn in Shanghai China have recently revealed their breathtaking cantilever swimming pool located high on the hotel´s 24th floor. Guests can enjoy a swimming "over the air" experience at the very "deep end" of the pool, with nothing but a glass bottom underneath! If you have a fear of heights, you will probably want to stay in the shallow end...
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"Alone on Ice" is known as the greatest survival story in the history of exploration, the gripping account is told by award-winning writer and adventurer David Roberts. In 1913, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, alone and near starvation, does a ninety-five-mile trek across Antarctic ice after the death of his companions and the loss of most of his provisions. Mawson defied the odds and cheated death, he battled hunger, insanity, and deadly crevasses, returning to basecamp almost a month later as a barely living skeleton. via

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Enjoy a great, true adventure story ? Also check out "Alone - Seventy-six days lost at Sea"
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Sam Polcer is a magazine editor, a writer and a photographer, for several years he has been documenting New York cyclists and their style on his blog Preferred Mode. He has now created the ultimate style guide for anyone who pedals their way through the Big Apple; New York Bike Style celebrates New York´s cultural diversity and their inventive and stylish rides, from vintage bike aficionados, BMX kids, lazy rides and fixed gear freaks.
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Tubohotel is one of the world´s most unique hotels, it is located in Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico. The hotel designed by Architect studio T3arc uses recycled concrete pipes for hotel rooms. The owner wanted to build a fast, inexpensive, eco-friendly, and affordable hotel, it features 20 rooms with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding unique and natural environment . The rooms are stacked in pyramids of three tubes to harness the ground as much as possible. You can stay at Tubohotel for around $43 per night.
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Located near one of the best dive sites in the world, Kandooma Channel, Cocoa Island is a small private island resort in the idyllic Maldives, surrounded by magnificent beaches, brilliant coral reefs and a variety of luxurious suites resembling local dhoni fishing boats. Wake up to an empty horizon from your over-water bungalow.
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The Skydeck offers a breathtaking view of the city of Chicago. This is a great opportunity to climb the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), the worlds tallest building from 1974 until 1998, and see the beautiful architecture of the city and its endless views of Lake Michigan. The more adventurous can go to the "The Ledge", the newest acquisition of the Skydeck, allowing the visitor to walk on a glass floor viewing the city in a different perspective. If you like heights, also check out the amazing Edge Walk at the CN Tower, Toronto.
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Following the success of his previous book Underwater Dogs, award-winning photographer Seth Casteel has released his latest series of pet portraiture - Underwater Puppies. The book features 80 vibrant and colorful photos of playful pups as they plunge into the pool in a playful and exuberant way. watch the video

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The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique is the latest cocktail bible every home cocktail enthusiast needs to now. Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, he says "there are half a million books about ingredients, but nobody had done a book about technique”, in the beautifully illustrated book, Jeffrey will teach you the techniques required to run a world class bar. The indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques and features more than 60 recipes that highlight each technique, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. via

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If you´re a professional world traveler, hiker, expeditionist or even a relif assistance worker, you need one of these. The Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter filters microorganisms, producing clear, drinkable water no matter in the world you are. It´s the longest lasting and most rugged filter available, in fact, Katadyn Pocket comes with a lifetime warranty!
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We are suckers for a simple functional design, and we specially love products that are easy to pack and transport in a backpack or saddlebag. Best Made´s new offering is this clever Takedown Skillet, a 10” skillet made of British cast iron, with two brass wing nuts that secure the handle to the pan, so the Skillet can be broken down and stowed easily.
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The perfect gift for Cognac lovers, these large brandy glasses designed by Rikke Hagen for Normann Copenhagen were specially created to enhance bouquet, temperature and volume of the Cognac. When placed on a flat surface, the glasses gently revolve around their center before stopping still.
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The spectacular Kuramathi Island Resort is ideally located on Kuramathi Island in the Maldives. Kuramathi Resort offers 290 villas, all perfectly integrated into the vegetation of the island or in the turquoise waters. The luxury resort offers a spa, great recreation activities, and unlimited dining experiences from a variety of fine restaurants. Check out their website for more details.

Have a look at these other stunning Maldives retreats
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Wine2Go is a reusable, flexible, foldable wine bottle that is perfect for taking your favorite wine along with you when hiking, at concerts, the beach or on outdoor adventures.  Simply fill the Wine2Go flask with your favorite wine (no effect on the taste or flavor of your drink) and you´re ready to travel light! When finished, rinse it and roll it up for easy storage.
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Easy to use and made for the iPad and Garageband, the iTrack Solo provides the best solution for recording your instruments and vocals using an iPad. A great choice for any musician that wants to take the studio with them on the go. The iTrack Solo is a cool, unique and reasonably priced traveling studio, capable of amazing audio quality. Simply connect your iPad, plug your microphone and instrument(guitar or bass) and you´re ready! iTrack Solo is also fully compatible with your PC or Mac computer. Watch the video
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Remember the Corkcicle Wine Chiller? a handy device for chilling wine from the inside? Well, the cool new Vinoice is a more sophisticated version and one-ups the Corkcicle by doing the same thing but it also features a drip free spout. Simply place the stainless steel chill rod in the freezer for 30 minutes before use, then place it in the bottle, this will keep your wine at an optimum drinking temperature for up to one hour. No more worrying about the ice bucket! via

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Floating Hotel is a really cool option for those who love creative ways of making inland tourism. This award winning project by Salt & Water, consists of a main hotel structure, that includes the restaurant, a common living room area, a caffe and an event hall, you then also get smaller mobile structures, that are in fact small catamarans, that you can use to navigate around the main structure or drift off on solo adventures. These smaller structures can take up to 4 people comfortably, you´ll have a salon, a galley, sleeping quarters, a bathroom and a private deck that you can use for fishing, take a swim or just get the tan going. You get the static structure comfort and size, plus the mobility and intimacy of the catamarans, the best of both worlds.

Also check out this spectacular Floating Cinema in Thailand
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Jony Ive - The Genius behind Apple´s Greatest Products is released today, it is written by Leander Kahney, the bestselling author of Inside Steve´s Brain. This is the first book to  focus on Ive, by many considered the most influential technology innovator in the world. Very little is widely known about Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design, the book provides insight of the designer that delighted Americas most demanding boss, and created the most fanatically loyal fans in the world. watch the video

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