Here are the internet happenings that caught our attention this week.
Curbed took a look back in time at NYC's Waldorf Astoria, which closed its doors last week for a long-term renovation that will convert part of the iconic institution into condos. – Daniel, editorial assistant
London-based artist Stanza (and his now global community) has been collecting sounds from cities around the world since the mid 1990s. I spent a lovely rainy evening clicking through his city index and then taking it a step further by trying to create my own London mix. – Becky, assistant editor
Looking forward to season two of Food52's podcast Burnt Toast. One of my go-tos for easy road trip entertainment, the new episodes (launching March 9, 2017) will take a look at common foods, like the Kit-Kat and its iconic (and catchy) jingle. – Berit, editor
This beautiful Caribbean photo journal has me in a sunny state of mind. – Daniel
In celebration of the Girl's Day (a Japanese holiday) on March 3, an 81-year-old Japanese lady created a mobile game for the rest of us to learn a little about the day's cultural practices. — Becky
Contemplating a long weekend in Paris next fall thanks to the crazy-affordable prices advertised in Norwegian Air's most recent newsletter. – Berit
To celebrate The National Art Center of Tokyo's tenth anniversary, French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux installed 60,000 paper cut-outs to create a colorful Forest of Numbers. – Jeralyn, editorial director
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