Cargo Containers- Building Blocks of Modular Architecture

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Architects have toyed with the idea of modular housing for decades. Frank Lloyd Wright dreamed of transforming ugly concrete blocks into a beautiful and cheap material for modular homes, and Buckminster Fuller experimented with the factory-made kits of the Dymaxion House, which was designed to be easily assembled  in any climate or terrain.  A perfect […]


3D Optical Illusions as Furniture

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When it comes to optical illusions, things are never exactly what they appear to  be. They make us look twice and hard; they intrigue us; sometimes, they never make sense to us. When thinking of optical illusions, something like the picture to the right probably comes to mind. However, these 2D optical illusions have been transferred […]


“Golden Grilled Cheese” Worth Every Penny of Its $100 Price

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When most people think of grilled cheese, they associate it with comfort food, childhood, simplicity, and Campbell’s tomato soup. A grilled cheese is the opposite of the elite tastes of gourmands, to whom processed cheese and gummy white bread would be a culinary crime. But somehow these two staple ingredients, along with that essential constant, […]


Historic Pierre Hotel’s Triplex Penthouse Available for $95M

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Home prices are constantly and exponentially rising in New York City, especially Manhattan. One gets less “bang for their buck”- or more specifically, less square foot per dollar. One penthouse, however, has always been at the top of the list of expensive New York real estate, and will most likely remain there, with a $95 […]


Victorian Naval Fort Turned Private Luxury Destination

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When traveling the world, looking to explore historic landmarks and classic sights, your accommodations often serve as a means to an end- a home base for the real experience of seeing the sights.  Depending on your locale (and your priorities), the field of options may be large in quantity (hostels, bed and breakfasts, roadside inns, […]


Sinatra’s Penthouse is All You Long For, Worship, and Adore

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Start spreadin’ the news- there is still a chance for you to own Frank Sinatra’s infamous penthouse in his favorite city! This triplex penthouse at the Edgewater at 530 East 72nd Street in Manhattan was Frank Sinatra’s home from 1961 (when he designed the place) to 1972, following his divorce from Ava Gardner and at […]


Fernanda Marques’ Zentology in Design

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Loft 24-7 (above) and more… | São Paulo, Brazil Interior Design and Renderings by Fernanda Marques There is something about staying in a hotel, being in a house that is not yours, but will be for a period of time. It is important that the project communicate this dimension.” – FM Fernanda Marques, artist of “natural environments,” ensures that […]


Vintage Book Clocks

Vintage Book Clocks

When it comes to home décor, book lovers and avid readers aren’t left out of the loop. They can fill home libraries with book collections, vamp up those libraries with beautifully designed bookshelves or bookcases, and make those shelves and cases more eye-catching by placing some of the best-designed bookends to keep their collections propped up. They […]


Alternate Spaces – Fairy Tale Castle vs. Medieval Fortress

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What if you could pick just one… Connecticut Fairy Tale Castle Built in 1921, this fairy tale castle is located in Cornwall, Connecticut, and originally belonged to a New York surgeon and his wife. The architect, Edward C. Dean, designed the house in a popular style of the era—Storybook—which incorporated a sense of the whimsical […]


Lien Villa – Exciting Modern Architecture in Singapore Suburbs

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Space is at a premium in Singapore, as 5.312 million  people try to squeeze into the 276 sq miles that make up the main island and its surrounding smaller islets. This doesn’t even take into account the vast number of people and goods that travel through Singapore each day, as one of the major trading […]