Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
There’s no danger of running out of books here. Tianjin Binhai Public Library boasts 33 700 square meters packed with some 1.2 million books. The new library, designed by Dutch architects firm MVRDV, is also used as a meeting place.
Where choirs rehearsed over a century ago in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, the two artists who make up Studio Giftig were invited to apply spray paint to the antique moldings. The murals they created make the Thomas bar, restaurant and club a spectacular event setting.
He’s only five millimeters long and resembles a cartoon lamb, but costasiella kurshimae (leaf sheep) is smart. One of the few creatures capable of photosynthesis, it grazes on algae, for example, off the coast of Japan.