A HOUSE ON MARS… OR NEARLY!

A few months ago, the world’s first digital NFT house was sold. Born from the imagination of the contemporary artist Krista Kim, the “Mars House” is composed of an interior space totally open to the outside, thanks to the many bay windows that surround the house. It offers its owner a breathtaking view of the […]

Three destinations that make you want to escape…

Three extreme universes, three unusual activities, three dream hotels, for an escape close to nature. In Botswana, follow the Okavango Delta by boat  The legendary Okavango River stretches its entire length across green plains, which can be flooded in season. Like a mirror of water, it reflects the silhouette of the trees, the sky, and […]

Telosa, the city of the future designed by the studio BIG 

The Bjarke Ingels’ cabinet offers itself an umpteenth pharaonic project. On the agenda? A new city, located in the American West, whose objective is to accommodate 5 million inhabitants. This “city of the future” is called Telosa, from the ancient Greek “telos,” meaning “supreme objective.” Commissioned by the American billionaire Marc Lore, former head of […]

French gastronomy in the world’s cuisines

One thing is certain: the reputation of French gastronomy is well established. And if it has the merit of delighting the taste buds of the locals, it also shines abroad. All over the world, chefs like to put dishes from the French traditions on their menu. Here, Acumen presents three restaurants honoring the French cuisine. […]

Jigi Poke: An address that plays with contrasts.

When you stop in front of Jigi Poke, it’s hard to understand that it’s a Poke Bowls restaurant because the monochrome and intimate atmosphere can be surprising. Far from the floral and colorful motifs typical of Hawaiian restaurants, this trendy Berlin venue has opted for a brutalist and sculptural interior. Like the original turn-of-the-century fisherman’s […]

At Mugaritz, a high-flying gastronomic experience 

As much a chef as a creator, the Basque Andoni Luis Aduriz delivers a colorful and flavorful cuisine at Mugaritz, a two-starred restaurant on the border between France and Spain.  A short distance from San Sebastian is a culinary laboratory like few others in the world: since 1998, the Basque Andoni Luis Aduriz has been […]

FUTURISTIC VISION

On the pebble beach of Sarpi, on the Black Sea, rises an undulating structure of a sparkling white. But what is hidden at the heart of the series of folds and knots that compose it? This futuristic building is in fact the observation tower of the border checkpoint between Georgia and Turkey. In contrast to […]

The Orient Express, the train of dolce vita

Its return to the Italian rails is announced for 2023. Inspired by its illustrious predecessor, it will revive the prestige of old-fashioned travel in today’s fashion, that of luxury slow tourism. Here’s a taste of it. If there is a legendary train, it is the Orient Express, born, thanks to a young visionary entrepreneur, Georges […]

Cacao Eco Village: the village designed to use the waste of the cocoa culture 

No, it is not a question of a fantasy creation by Willy Wonka, but of a real construction whose work will begin this year. Located in Pedernales, in the coastal province of Manabi in Ecuador, the Cacao Eco Village has a small particularity: It will be partially built thanks to cocoa waste from chocolate production […]