Vo Trong Nghia's Babylon hotel building features hanging gardens on its facades

By Alyn Griffiths

Plants climb all over vertical concrete louvres surrounding the facades of this holiday resort on the Vietnamese coastline designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects (+ slideshow). (more…)

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How To Give Furniture a Distressed Painted Finish — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Distressing is an easy way to add character and depth to furniture both new and old. The process is simple but can take a fair amount time, depending on the complexity of your piece of furniture and the amount of distressing you actually want to achieve.

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Uniqlo Announces Disney Licensing Deal for Clothing & Toys — Design News

Uniqlo and Walt Disney Co. announced a partnership today where they’ll jointly design a range of Disney-themed clothing and other products for sale at Uniqlo stores.

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Double These Grilled Recipes to Top Your Salads — The Kitchn

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From The Kitchn ? 15 Grilling Recipes to Double for Tomorrow’s Salad

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Victor Enrich manipulates photography to relocate Storefront gallery above an old Expo pavilion

By Amy Frearson

Spanish photographer Victor Enrich has used digital manipulation to splice together two buildings – the Storefront for Art & Architecture gallery in New York and the Spanish Republic Pavilion from the 1937 Paris Expo. (more…)

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Home Horoscope: Happy Birthday Leo, Here's What Your Home Has in Store This Year

Regal leos are warm, honest and love to be in love. So what do the stars say about your life at home in the coming year? Get your horoscope right here.

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Postmodern design: Carlton bookcase by Ettore Sottsass

By Dan Howarth

Pomo summer: Ettore Sottsass‘ Carlton bookcase was the defining product of the 1980s Memphis Group. In the latest instalment of our Postmodernism series, we explore how its bright coloured laminates and playful form typified Memphis’ challenge to Modernism’s impersonal aesthetic. (more…)

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Architects Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 Chair — Design News

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 chair, Fritz Hansen asked seven architects to reimagine the classic.

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Everything Old is New Again: 5 'New' Trends that Aren't Really New at All

It’s fascinating to watch trends cycle in and out — and also fascinating to spot, while looking through images of interiors from the past, something that looks very, very familiar. A lot of the trends that we think of as ‘new’ aren’t really new at all — they’re old trends that are enjoying new popularity, as evidenced by these images from the history of design.

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Pattersons Associates uses stainless steel to create shimmering art museum devoted to Len Lye

By Alan G Brake

The reflective stainless steel skin of the new Len Lye Museum in New Plymouth, New Zealand pays tribute to the work of the experimental artist known for his kinetic and multimedia pieces (+ slideshow). (more…)

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