It's official: June is National Zoo and Aquarium month! In 1982, the president made an official declaration for the monthlong celebration to help boost zoo and aquarium visits. In honor of the living seas, here is a slideshow showcasing some shots of beautiful, and some crazy-looking, creatures from all over the globe.
In the world of aquarium design, there's a lot of tacky out there. But thanks to California Home + Design, I've discovered that designers are rethinking the jumbo bachelor pad tank in favor of some more innovative designs. One of the most unusual is the Aquarium Sink ($4,500) from Opulent Items, which has a glass top that can be removed to rearrange your fish tank decor and two openings for feeding. There's also a large sink light in the back, and a powerhead for filtration, oxygenation, and water circulation. It would definitely liven up your tooth-brushing routine. What do you think of the sink?
German design firm BerlinRodeo recently converted and renovated a Wilhelminian apartment, and it's a stunner. The original stucco apartment was combined with an attic floor and turned into an 1,100-square-foot duplex apartment. The firm used custom lighting throughout and mixed rich materials, including velvets, gilded furniture, and elegant wallpapers, with fun art pieces and irreverent lighting. Modern furniture contrasts beautifully with the herringbone floors throughout. The update included fun additions such as a seawater aquarium built into the wall and a dumbwaiter.
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Berlin's 5 star Radisson SAS Hotel has a lot going for it: forward design, a sleek bar, great restaurants, and a giant aquarium, just to name a few amenities.
Located in the heart of Berlin, the hotel is situated opposite the Berlin Cathedral and on the banks of the River Spree. The hotel boasts a total of 427 rooms and suites, all tastefully decorated and featuring spectacular views of Berlin. With authentic Asian cooking at the Noodle Kitchen as well as the eclectic cuisine of Heat, the hotel provides excellent dining options. The Aqua Lounge and Atrium Bar also offer great drinks and a relaxing atmosphere for unwinding after a day of sightseeing. Guests also have access to Splash, where they can indulge in swimming, sauna, or steam bath after working out in the fitness room. Massage and beauty treatments are available on request.
But perhaps the most exciting feature of the Berlin Radisson is its aquarium. The hotel features the world's largest cylindrical aquarium, which is packed with 2,500 tropical fish. The AquaDom is 25 meters high and situated in the hotel lobby. To take a look at the aquarium as well as more hotel photos, just read more
I love all animals, and when I was in college, my tiny apartment would only allow fish. So, I took what I could get, and I've had a fish tank ever since.
Originally, I got fish for some company, but I realized that having them around is really relaxing. I love to hear the gentle bubbling of the filter and watch the graceful movements of the fish's shimmering fins. It has a wonderful calming effect on my mood.
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