Medieval masons created almost magical architecture with their magnificent mastery of stone and geometry.
Stained glass windows, one of the most durable types of art, have long imparted both powerful religious and secular messages.
Christmas gnomes are on the march this year in stores, DIY projects and on social media. We look at the strong opinions the mischievous little creatures invoke.
Cute little glass and ceramic yogurt jars have become a DIY trend and recycling strategy.
The pandemic, soaring cost of housing and environmental concerns are renewing interest in courtyard houses, albeit on a miniature scale.
Unglazed clay Yixing teapots hold within them hundreds of years of tradition and craftsmanship.
Gothic architecture has been called both magnificent and monstrous. We examine why.
The U.S. capital has more Roman-style architecture than almost any major city. We explore why.
For beautiful handmade pottery, there is no better place in the United States than Seagrove, North Carolina.
The Panthéon in Paris, France's national mausoleum, embraces the contradictory themes of the nation's turbulent history.
We are living in the Great Age of Panoramas, with super wide angle photography permeating our everyday lives.
Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Ore., was built by artisans from the garden city of Suzhou, China, to demonstrate the basic elements of Chinese gardens.
Making a family museum is a perfect way to teach your family about your heritage in a fun way.
We built a wooden box for a treasured hand-painted copy of China's most famous painting - Along the River During the Qingming Festival.
Millions of Christians will turn to the Bible this week to read the Christmas story in hundreds of languages.
Wrapping gifts beautifully can help take the edge off of social distancing during the holidays.
Urban nature trails are more important than ever as other exercise and recreation venues have been closed.
The global pandemic is transitioning us from touch to touchless technology.
France's dazzling royal necropolis, the Basilica of Saint Denis, is also the birthplace of Gothic architecture.
Vacationing at home looks to be the main travel trend for the near future. Here are some ways to enjoy it.
As businesses are scrambling to adjust to a challenging economic environment, some are thriving or recovering. Here are reasons why.
Sheltering at home has been accompanied by an outpouring of creativity that can help us cope with adversity and shape our future.
Dozens of experts’ analysis of long-term trends can help us identify the challenges and opportunities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This photo essay shows what it is like to be a typical American family sheltering at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
Remote work is one of the best ways to limit the coronavirus and keep the economy going. Here's a guide to how to work from home.
Journaling is an eye- and heart-opening strategy that helps people sort out their lives and feelings and work out their problems.
Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris, France's national cathedral, was badly damaged in a fire.
What makes a retreat restful and soul restoring? A former imperial retreat in Kyoto, Japan, gets retreat design just right.
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