• Ice Magic! Bruges Ice Sculpture Festival 2012
    Art,  Christmas,  Discovery,  Events

    Ice Magic! Bruges Ice Sculpture Festival 2012

    If you want to be charmed by the magic of snow and ice, head over to the Bruges Ice Sculpture Festival 2012, inspired by the tales of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. “Ice Magic immerses you in the time immemorial magicians and enchanters. Take a trip to the land of giant sculptures by letting yourself be guided by the Philosopher’s Stone to the Ice Palace. Follow the talisman in the crystal forest and ward off the bewitching queen of snow. Get to know the legendary animals of the snow maze and find yourself face to face with the winter dragon. Take the ice slide to…

  • Foot bath by Sicis: women's bathtub
    Art,  Decoration ideas,  Discovery

    Foot bath by Sicis: women's bathtub

    If you are a woman and you love to collect shoes, then this bathtub is for you! Both bathtub and giant shoe, this bathtub, designed by the Italian brand Sicis, is refined, elegant and at the height of chic. Thanks to the glass mosaic, which is reminiscent of the sequins of evening shoes, the pink bathtub also brings a design style and glitter atmosphere. The water mixer is integrated within the bathtub itself, its height is 165 cm by 270 cm with a height of 60 cm in a hip bath. In the bedroom and why not in the living room? This bath costs about 13000 euros. Beautiful all the…

  • Explore the Underground Worlds: Stockholm Underground Tour
    Discovery,  Prestigious places

    Explore the Underground Worlds: Stockholm Underground Tour

    If you like to discover art in unexpected places, then take the metro in Stockholm! The Swedish metro is the longest art exhibition in the world with over a hundred unique works exhibited in 90 of the 100 stations. A veritable contemporary art fair, this truly exceptional metro was photographed with passion and talent by photographer Alexander Dragunov. I let you discover this beautiful place really exceptional: dodecahedron Solna Centrum II Solna Centrum Stonehenge Emergency Exit Waiting Water lilies T-Centralen, symmetric edition Underground world Under the Rainbow In the Hall of the Mountain King II (Source: http://www.feeldesain.com/art-inside-the-stockholm-metro.html , read more about the photographer Alexander Dragunov http://www.adragunov.com ) This metro changes…

  • Carnival of Venice: enchanting masks
    Carnival,  Discovery,  Events,  Party decoration

    Carnival of Venice: enchanting masks

    Share 1 1 +1 The carnival of Venice will begin. Costumes and sequins are ready to show off and the beautifully decorated masks will adorn the faces to turn them into works of art! ) . (Photo source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/90775748709635474/ ) . This year, the Carnival of Venice will take place from February 22 to March 4, 2014. Genuine works of art, the masks add to the costumes with their decorations and glitter and turn those who wear them into mysterious and enchanting characters. Here are some beautiful achievements of masks: ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/309411436869547284/ ) ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/248753579390303588/ ) ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/528258231262309645/ ) ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/61080138666522653/ ) ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/528258231262340082/ )…

  • Blow of heart: The vault of LeFevre, organic and remarkable
    Architecture,  Art,  Discovery,  Favorites

    Blow of heart: The vault of LeFevre, organic and remarkable

    This construction was done by the American studio Matter Design Studio, where Wes McGee and Brandon Clifford created a remarkable work. Each element has been carefully calculated and calibrated for a balance of volumes and forces. Marvel of technology, this work is also a beautiful illustration of the meeting between art and architecture. Entirely made of plywood, LeFevre’s vault can be admired in the Benvard Gallery at the Ohio State Knownlton School of Architecture. (Source: http://www.matterdesignstudio.com )

  • An African village where each house is a work of art
    Architecture,  Discovery

    An African village where each house is a work of art

    Far from being very popular with tourists, Burkina Faso is home to an extraordinary village on a hill overlooking the savannah. The residence of the chief, the royal court and the nobility of the Kassena people can be found on 1.2 hectares, with houses finely decorated, like works of art. The village is quite isolated from foreigners in order to protect it to ensure its integrity, conservation and traditions. The royal residence consists of a series of small mud brick structures inside a compound, covered with geometrically patterned natural clay paints, designed to differentiate them from the homes of ordinary people. The chef’s house has the smallest door to protect…

  • A surprising house: a troglodyte habitat in the heart of the forest
    Discovery,  Prestigious places

    A surprising house: a troglodyte habitat in the heart of the forest

    It is a family with three children who lives in a cave on a 17,000 square meter lot in a former 1930s sandstone mine. Located in Festus, Missouri, not far from the Mississippi River, this “Cave” house house “is a wonder in the heart of the forest. The family chose to build in the cave to maximize their privacy. A large glass wall is the front of the house. The main living room and dining room are on the ground floor, and the bedrooms are on the second floor above the kitchen. An underground source provides about 150 liters of water a day and feeds a pool of fish. )…

  • Architectural UFO
    Architecture,  Discovery

    Architectural UFO

    Directed by architect Frank O. Gehry, the Hotel Marques De Riscal ( http://www.starwoodhotels.com ) combines modern and visionary architecture with the medieval village landscape. It is also in the center of a wine region called the “wine city”. Its metallic structure is reminiscent of a vine. It is constructed with corrugated titanium panels, whose colors present a bottle of wine: gold for the cap, silver for the capsule and dark red for the liquid. If the hotel is built with hard materials outside, the interior is very comfortable with 43 cozy rooms. Like the wine dress, the rooms are adorned with red and iced brown. Everywhere, high-tech! Bang & Olufsen…