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Swiss Home in the Mountains

This remote home was designed by Lacroix Chessex in the mountains of Trient, Switzerland. The angular house is composed of two volumes and accompanied by a shed. Clad in black, both structures contrast with the surrounding environment and the interior, which is lined with naturally finished wood. From inside, one can enjoy the sweeping views while resting on a window seat. Photography by Joel Tettamanti

Wildebeest Starter Kit Dog

Is your dog an accessory? Everyone looks at your sweet dog the pans up to your face with a big grin every time? It’s a proud moment as a dog lover, “yup he’s incredible isn’t he? No doubt the favorite dog in the building” you think to yourself.  Well, in lieu of keeping a great over all look, you know with the prize smiling pooch and all, this chic starter ...

Vinatería

A relative newcomer to the Harlem restaurant scene, Vinatería opened in April of this year. The bar and kitchen distinguishes itself from the competition with an impressive list of wine and spirits and a unique interior. Owner Yvette Leeper-Bueno, a Harlem resident, hired Jonsara Ruth, director of the interior design MFA at Parsons, to create an environmentally-conscious space that is both upcycled and an update to the “flea market” look. ...

Celebrating Father’s Day with Wes Naman

The photography of Wes Naman is like no other. It is hilarious, interesting, at times shocking, but never disappointing. We recently covered his Scotch Tape series which had us falling out of our chair with laughter. They are a way fun, wonderfully entertaining gallery of portraits. On the other side of the pendulum, Wes opens up on a more serious note. No more giggles or silliness, for today, he has ...

Pinocchio by UTAA

Perhaps the most frightening scene in the story of Pinocchio is his temporary stay in the belly of a whale; a sense of pity for the lonely puppet-turned-boy inspired UTAA in the firm’s renovation of a deserted space into an artistic exhibition hall, workshop, and book café. Pinocchio, the large, gabled house in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea that shares the namesake of the fairytale, overlooks the rural plains near Unak Mountain. ...

You Are Beautiful, The Movement

Encouragement. People giving people a positive nugget to hold onto. Let’s face it, we don’t always feel good about ourselves, our success, or lack there of. Sometimes it’s nice to be nice. Sometimes its good to feel loved. Ten years ago, Matthew Hoffman printed off 100 stickers that read “You Are Beautiful.” He handed them out to friends and colleagues spreading positive vibes that people found to be inspiring, hopeful ...

Coca-Cola x HUMAN MADE x BEAMS

Ever had a classic Coke from a glass bottle?  The cold green tinted glass, with its perfect pear shape middle is so much more fun to drink out of than can or plastic. Feels more like a treat, something extra special, like everything else that needs a bottle opener. The vintage Coca-Cola image is back to connect us to the brand and to the nostalgic moments we have had with ...

Demode by Bernardita Marambio

Waste nothing, I tell my son. We draw pictures on the back sides of flyers from school. We eat our roast chicken for supper then boil the bones for tomorrow’s soup. It’s all about appreciating the blessings we have without living a numbness to how good we have it. Take care of all things entrusted to you, and by the way, open up that napkin, the inside’s still good. Demode ...

Monumento Mínimo, Melting Ice Art by Nele Azevedo

And so the inevitable unraveling of Global Warming stares us in the face. One thousand ice sculptures sat at Gendarmenmarkt Square in Berlin, known as one of the most beautiful squares in all of Europe. They surrendered to the heat of a September afternoon in 2009 within less than a half an hour. This time Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo presented a similar installation was presented as part of the Festival of ...

Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort

Although resorts are often associated with fancy, custom getaways near a sprawling beach, the cluster of small houses in Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Portugal represents a different type of resort. The Eco-Resort uses the intimate wooded setting to create the sense of departure. Each of the seven houses are economically designed as prefab structures by Luís Rebelo de Andrade & Diogo Aguiar, and each is a permutation of the entrance/bathing, ...