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Links We Love: 07/30/2016

by Team Fathom

Photo courtesy of Null Stern. 

What we're clicking on this week at Fathom HQ.

This hotel room in the Swiss Alps has no walls or roof. It seems so silly, but check out the views! – Becky, assistant editor

This week I checked into my dream Parisian pied-à-terre: the newly-opened 25 Place Dauphine from the ladies behind apartment rental website Paris Perfect. Sky-high ceilings, aged grey wood, billowy linen curtains, velvet furniture, crystal chandeliers, and a prime location Île de la Cité. It's pretty fantastic. – Berit, editor

This Kickstarter-funded project is documenting increasingly rare sky views (like places where you can see the Milky Way at night without a telescope). According to the World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness, the galaxy is no longer visible to 80 percent of North Americans. – Daniel, editorial assistant

Moleskine (one of my favorite notebook brands, ever) just opened a cafe in Milan. I want to go now. – Becky

"So many of us come from all around the world, from many places, without feeling like we totally belong in any of them." i-D elaborates on the rise of multi-local. – Daniel

Ingenious app makers Tinybop have come up with a Skyscrapers game that lets kids (of all ages) explore how the world's tall buildings are made and how they work — from elevator functionality to plumbing to electricity.  – Jeralyn, editorial director

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this documentary about a tiny Irish island (population: 58) that has been welcoming American refugees who wish to escape the Drumpf presidency. – Daniel 

THIS WEEK ON FATHOM: Pilgrimages, Obsessions, and Escapes

 Architecture in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, Israel

Visit for all the right reasons. Photo by Daniel Schwartz.

JapanA journey to secure the hardest reservation in Kyoto.

Israel: You don't have to believe in a higher power to visit the Holy Land.

Rome: What happens when a lapsed Catholic faces God at his home base?

Los Angeles: A Santa Monica hotel renovated with ultimate SoCal vibes.

On the road: How meditation will help you cope with travel madness.