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The UN’s Floating City Concept Presented by a group of designers, architects and engineers at a United Nations roundtable last week, this floating city could be the future of sustainable (and affordable) living. Built in a lily pad-like array of hexagonal platforms, nearly 10,000 citizens could live in this sea-based city, which would float—but also be moored to the ocean floor—just a mile off the …

Airbnb Offers a One Night Stay at the Louvre

From an after-hours, art-historian guided tour to a night of sleep inside a scaled replica of IM Pei’s Pyramid—beneath the shimmering glass pyramid itself—Airbnb’s latest partnership celebrates the 30th anniversary of the iconic addition to the Louvre. One winner and their guest will be treated to this night at the museum experience—with the Mona Lisa as their host. Cocktails will commence with La Joconde. Dinner …

The Louvre Displays Nazi-Looted Art

296 unclaimed artworks from the Nazi occupation of France remain in the Louvre’s current collection. Some 31 of them have now found a place on the historic museum’s walls—for a reason. The Louvre hopes that relatives of the previous owners will come forward to claim the pieces. Acclaimed artists Eugène Delacroix, François Boucher and Théodore Rousseau are the hands behind some of these paintings, which …