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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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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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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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LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE: This multi-functional flowerpot can do it all

As the summer months progress and the days get longer, what better time to take a break and spend some much-deserved time outdoors. Whether you’re planning to socialise or slow down and relax, the NORDIC D’LUXXX Flowerpot and Lantern is your must-have item this summer season. Designed by renowned Danish designer Henrik Pedersen, not only does the sleek Flowerpot design make a modern addition to your garden or patio, but the versatile design does so much more. 1. Lovely glow…

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The future of design: Reisinger Studio’s ethereal rendered environments

Andrés Reisinger (1990) is truly a jack of all trades, working as a multidisciplinary artist and director, as well as in product, interior and 3D graphic design. The Argentinian-born artist works under the name Reisinger Studio, and from his base in Barcelona, works alongside numerous clients to create one-of-a-kind virtual environments. Reisinger Studio has 12 years of experience in creating and forming worlds in collaboration with interior and furniture designers, including Italian designers Patricia Urquiola and Cassina, New-York-based designer and…

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A Rose-Tinted Oasis: an iconic Mallorcan holiday home (that you can rent!)

Located in the south of Mallorca, John Pawson’s effortlessly cool Neuendorf House is a site to behold. Originally designed for a German art dealer, the pink-tinted structure is nestled within an almond grove and offers tranquil sea and mountain views. Built between 1987 and 1989, John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin’s first full architectural project the Neuendorf House (also known as Els Comellars) has become a design classic. Indoor / outdoor living Its grand proportions and cool stone construction play with…

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FRIDAY = COCKTAIL DAY

Let’s make this day one with a cherry on top! Feel-good brand Pineut from the Netherlands present you cheerful DIY-kits to make your own cocktails or mocktails. Pineut is the brainchild of Dutch friends Femke and Marlies. Two friends who adore flavours, spices and herbs. What started as a little experiment in the attic transformed into a successful business. Pineut is the most popular DIY brand of the Netherlands. Make your own sweets, liquors or table water with Pineut… Treats…

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Daring Design: Iconic architecture around the world

Which architect surprises with the most spectacular design? Which creative thinks oustide the box, resulting in an iconic piece of architecture? These triumphs of contemporary architecture are daring. They surprise and inspire.   Zaha Hadid Architects, 2012 Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku Azerbaijan   In Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, Zaha Hadid Architects was selected to build the cultural centre, Heydar Aliyev Centre. The building is a break from the rigid and monumental Soviet architecture. Instead it aspires to the…

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FRIDAY = COCKTAIL DAY

Treat yourself to a refreshing drink. It’s Friday so you’ve earned it. 😉 Since the start, we are fans of the Belgian ginger drink GIMBER. This spicy and refreshing ginger drink is also great for making tasty and good-looking mocktails. GIMBERRY 2 cl GIMBER 5 cl cranberry juice 10 cl kombucha Rosemary Slice of orange   EXOTIC GIMBER 2 cl GIMBER 15 cl pineapple juice 5 cl sparkling water Optional: ½ passion fruit   What’s more? GIMBER is not only…

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