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Zaha Hadid, World’s Greatest Female Architect, Passed Away at 65

World-class architect Zaha Hadid recently passed away at just 65 years old—the creative world is devastated. She is one powerful female architect that pushed boundaries and we are truly at a loss of amazing talent and creativity. She suffered a heart attack in a hospital in Miami where she was being treated for bronchitis. The […]

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KimYe Moves Out of Kris Jenners’ Home, Finally Settle in $11M Mansion

When you are really invested in creating a good life for your family, you’ve got to make some big decisions. For Kanye and Kim, it’s recently about the need to finally leave Kris Jenner’s abode and move into their $11-million mansion. The move comes after months of waiting on the completion of the renovations in the Bel-Air […]

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10 of the best European cities for art nouveau

Art nouveau swept across Europe around the turn of the 20th century and was embraced by architects, graphic and interior designers and artists. Here are the best cities in Europe to get a flavour of its most impressive buildings

Art nouveau was the curvilinear, nature-inspired style that dominated everything from jewellery to architecture at the start of the 20th century. As it spread throughout Europe and across the Atlantic it followed two main strands: the curvy, whiplash decoration that flowed out of Paris-Brussels and the more linear, geometric style seen in Vienna and Glasgow. East European centres such as Prague, Riga and Budapest merged art nouveau with their own local traditions and the outstanding buildings of the era are found in those cities. By 1915, the craze for art nouveau had been crushed by the advent of the first world war and the arrival of a new style, art deco.

Over the last 100 years the demolition of art nouveau structures has been ruthless. French architect Hector Guimard’s innovative Parisian concert hall was pulled down as early as 1905 and only three of his roofed entrances to the Paris metro remain. While Barcelona, Vienna, Munich and Subotica claim stunning yet isolated art nouveau buildings, other cities have managed to preserve the style as part of their dominant architectural heritage.

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Would You Sit on These Chairs Made Entirely of Shirts?

Do you have old shirts that you’re not exactly using as much, but you just can’t throw out? If yes, then let French nautical fashion brand Saint James suggest something else you can do with them: shirt-chairs. Yes, it does sound a bit crazy, but it’s possible. The brand commissioned designer Tobias Juretzek, who is known for […]

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This Cool New Office in Singapore Might Just Make You Want to Switch Jobs

I have a feeling that we are soon going to say good-bye to staid office cubicles more and more in the next few years. The rise of co-creative spaces should be an indication along with more companies and jobs that no longer follow the traditional business model. Just look at how Airbnb’s new office in […]

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Rumor Has It: Kanye West to Collaborate with Leading Swedish Interior Design Brand

Kanye West was recently spotted inside the Ikea store in Sweden, and usually that shouldn’t be a big deal, right? No. Not when it seems that he wasn’t there to simply buy furniture for his home. Well, maybe he was, but there was definitely more than that. Ikea’s project leader for interior design, Emma Johansson, […]

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Add a DIY Touch to Your Next Dinner Party with These Handmade Napkin Rings

Small details are the start of great things.Small napkin holders create order especially when you just don’t know what to do with your napkins for that special dinner.They can be talking points for you and your guests or that DIY touch that adds variety to your set-up. Best of all, it’s the lazy way out of folding your napkins into […]

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Genius architect designs a tree house in the middle of the Kazakhstani forest

Aibek Almasov’s incredible architectural masterpiece, Tree House, is the dream home that goes beyond your wildest dreams. Nestled in the mountains just outside of Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, the dwelling … Read more

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