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Herods Hotel Eilat – Fit For A King, Or An Emperor

In Design, News, Travelby Laura

A Canadian has skillfully combined modern-day opulence with historic details in this grand Israeli Herods hotel I am doing the backstroke in the Olympic-sized pool surrounded by palm and grapefruit trees as 20 stone Egyptian cats stoically spurt azure water in arcs above my head. Gazing up at the hotel’s soaring Turkish domes and minarets, I feel like a player …

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Aerial Sculptor Janet Echelman – A Force Of Nature

In Arts, Design, Newsby Laura

In daylight, the ephemeral webs of intricately patterned nets resemble a rogue sail of a mythic vessel; an exotic winged creature or a benign, tethered twister, all flirting with the wind, clouds and sky. By nightfall, it transforms into a phosphorescent alien life form: a pulsating jellyfish, snagged between ocean and city buildings, hypnotic, ghostly, organic. To the eye of …

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Red Sea Star is The Mermaids’ Kitchen

In Design, News, Travelby Laura

Don’t be surprised if mermaids, dolphins or parrotfish watch as you eat. After all, you are the one behind glass in this unique undersea restaurant Visitors to Eilat, Israel’s trendy beach resort area, spend a lot of time under water snorkelling, swimming with the dolphins and scuba diving. Although they still need to come up occasionally for air, they don’t …