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Cocktail hour: 3 yummy recipes to try at home

If you need refreshing and unique cocktail recipes, look no further. Hierbas de las Dunas, a delicious herbal distillate made in the Netherlands, is our inspiration source of the day. Its sweet salty flavour makes it the perfect companion to upgrade your drink. Curious? Try these three recipes at home. Cheers!     Frozen Hierbas Margarita Ingredients 1 Granny Smith apple 100 ml lemon juice 120 ml Hierbas de las Dunas 80 ml Tequila 60 ml sugar water Ice cubes…

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An Urban Escape: The Jardins in the heart of São Paolo

Designed around a small lot, CR2 Arquitetura transformed a structure with no architectural value in São Paolo into a green oasis fit for a family: The Jardins House. Back in 2012, a local family was looking to upgrade. Hoping to stay in the area but dreaming of moving away from apartment living and into a house, their luck changed when they came across a small plot of land housing only an industrial kitchen. After approaching CR2 Arquitetura, their dream of…

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The Master of Light: James Turrell’s iconic body of work

It’s not unlikely you’ve heard the name James Turrell before, even if only in passing. This iconic artist’s body of work spans approximately 50 years, inviting spectators to view light in a different way, and explore its relationship with their own perceptions. The son of an aeronautical engineer, James Turrell obtained his pilot’s license at just 16 years old, and ever since then has had a fascination with light. Having further trained in perceptual psychology, Turrell has continued to push…

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Paying homage to Denmark’s natural beauty

Located in the south of Jutland, Denmark, Wadden Sea Centre is quietly unassuming, even at first glancing lying in balance between being seen and letting its surroundings take centre stage. Initiated in 2017, the Wadden Sea Centre was given a modern, rather sculptural update by Copenhagen-based architecture firm Dorte Mandrup. The Wadden Sea Centre was designed to be a throughway to UNESCO World Heritage Site Wadden Sea, its mudflats seeing 15 million birds yearly stopping each year along their migratory…

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Iconic lamps for kids

Cute. Cuter. The cutest. Lighting has never been this adorable. Let us thank Dutch design studio Mr Maria for that. The studio focuses on creating pure, clean and warm designs fit for children of all ages with the power of imagination. The iconic designs of playful characters shaped by classic lines make up a timeless collection of interior designs. The brand’s motto ‘We are Family’ shows its desire to be a lasting part of any home. Welcome Mr Maria to…

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Modern living in Antwerp

How an empty penthouse apartment became a Minimalist haven… Presented with a completely blank canvas, an entrepreneur couple’s penthouse in the Westkaai Towers in Antwerp became a bright, modern haven. Situated at the top of the David Chipperfield-designed building on the waterfront neighbourhood of Eilandje, the owners were looking for something different from the original plans drawn up by the developer. And so, the 220 square metre penthouse became the ultimate clean slate with which Belgian architect Hans Verstuyft could truly…

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Airplants: the coolest houseplant, without any fuss

Over the last couple of years, airplants have become the coolest home accessory, perfect for frequent fliers or just those that lack a green thumb. This unique plant comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours, and as they don’t even need soil to grow – just air – the easy-to-care-for and super low-maintenance airplant makes a great centrepiece for any space. With the flexibility of not needing to pot them like other houseplants, there is no limit to…

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ICONIC NIEMEYER MODERNISM: Where thoughtful construction meets playful design

Built in 1951 and situated just outside of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, Oscar Niemeyer’s Casa das Canoas is considered to be one of the most significant and quintessential examples of modernist Brazilian architecture. Casa das Canoas embodies Oscar Niemeyer’s Brazilian Modernist roots with exemplary tropical charm, touching upon the topography and abundant nature embracing the family home, all while keeping in mind the archetypal modernist elements of the movement of which he was an iconic contributor. The…

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