• 18th October
    2014
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luxuryaccommodations:

SHL Lodge - Meribel, France

Snuggled in the heart of Meribel ski resort, SHL Lodge sleeps up to 15 people in five luxuriously appointed bedrooms, including a lavish master suite and two child rooms. Mixing traditional Savoyard architecture with stylish, alpine-inspired interiors, the property boasts a beautiful library, a state-of-the-art home cinema, and a sumptuous lounge decorated with plush sofas and a cozy fireplace. Additionally, guests enjoy the added benefit of an underground wine cellar and a luxurious spa area complete with counter-current swimming pool and hammam. From food to lift passes booking, everything is taken care of by the chalet’s staff.

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  • 18th October
    2014
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  • 16th October
    2014
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Picasso Paints in Light

In 1949, the 68-year-old Picasso was visited at his home in Vallauris, France, by the photographer Gjon Mili. Mili proposed to the artist an interesting concept. The photographer had previously captured skater Carol Lynne with lights on the tips of her boots. Using finely tuned adjustments of lighting and camera, the skating virtuoso was recorded apparently trailing lines of light through the air.

(Source: Mashable)

  • 6th October
    2014
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150 Street Artists Covered an Old Tunisian Village in Beautiful Murals

For the past two months, 150 artists from 30 nations have been busy in the village of Erriadh, one of the oldest in Tunisia. They have been covering its buildings, gates, windows — almost any flat surface — in murals, in hopes of enticing tourists and infusing the area with new life.

(Source: Mashable)

  • 2nd October
    2014
  • 02

Style and Functionality Shape Cross Stitch Wood Extension Inspired by an Inheritance

This is the feeling that must have rushed over the owners of the newly extended Cross Stitch House in Melbourne, Australia. Once a Victorian residence, the recently re-imagined home was slightly altered to encourage air and light movement. Three tapestries of houses made by the client’s mother were placed in the heart of the home. “They served as the inspiration to work on the project, and the new extension like embroidered cross in the continuation of the main part and is decorated with wooden beams and glass.”

(Source: freshome.com)

  • 2nd October
    2014
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Enchanting Farmhouse Design in the Heart of Texas by Magnolia Homes

They purchased a wrecked farmhouse and spent a year and a half renovating it: “My main priority was to open up the main living, dining, and kitchen area. We also finished out the upstairs and created a nice size family room, a guest bedroom and craft room. It took several months to get all my ideas on paper because there was a lot of reconfiguring to do to make the space work for our family of six“, explained owner Joanna Gaines.

(Source: freshome.com)

  • 2nd October
    2014
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Extremely Creative Vertical Apartment Showroom: IKEA Climbing Wall in France

IKEA climbing wall is a vertically designed apartment that anyone with proper feet muscles and a soft spot for adventure can discover. This colorful installation near the massive Gothic Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral is meant to promote the retailer’s 30th store opened in France and it was developed in collaboration with local communication agency Ubi Bene. Joyfulness of playing is released through vibrant colors, powerfully contrasting the black lava monument behind.

Just like on a regular climbing panel, adventurers can ascend by using various grips for hand and feet. Only that in this case, these climbing milestones are also chunks of real furniture: lockers, tables, shelving units and even beds. The coolest advantage is that if you feel tired, you can relax in some of the seating units on display. Each climber is helped along the way with safety gear and advice from professional staff.

(Source: freshome.com)

  • 2nd October
    2014
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Flashy Louis Vuitton Store in Tokyo Displaying Original Pattern Cladding

The geometric cladding of the building is inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Damier logo in relationship to edo-komon, the pattern of traditional Tokyo.

Depending on the moment of the day, this massive store in Tokyo will offer several sights to passers-by: “Gentle bulges and dents elaborate the façade of opal beige reliefs. With these pattern, the façade reveals various appearances in sunlight, and also during the night, the LED lights behind the reliefs lit the façade to render another expression reminiscent of Louis Vuitton’s monogram”. The building’s distinctive silhouette combined with its pattern cladding make it easy to spot from far away in the crowded streets of Tokyo.

(Source: freshome.com)

  • 2nd October
    2014
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  • 2nd October
    2014
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