Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Big Major Cay, Bahamas
These charming porkers are the sole inhabitants of the Bahamian island Big Major Cay. Popularly known as “Pig Beach”, the island attracts throngs of tourists who come here to pet and feed the swimming piggies.
High-end plant installations? Sure, why not. Greenery Unlimited in Brooklyn, New York, is a store devoted to biophilic design. Biophilia is a holistic concept aimed at improving life for urbanites and creating a more intimate connection to nature by surrounding us with plants.
Jean Nouvel’s latest coup: After more than ten years under construction, the National Museum of Qatar has now been completed according to the Pritzker Prize-winning French architect’s designs. The building was inspired by the desert rose, a mineral that looks like a flower with petrified petals.
Pancakes are out to conquer the world, but not the flat kind that anyone can make. The latest trend comes from Japan, where they are traditionally tall, soufflé-like and eaten with either savory or sweet toppings. It all started with a franchise company from Osaka and soon, Gram Cafes were springing up around the country. Hong Kong, Thailand and the U.S. followed, and it’s just a matter of time before Europe does, too.