This Rome Timelapse Tour Will Urge You To Update Your Passport.

At this moment, I have a good friend who’s traveling in Rome. His shared photos on social media have been giving me the urge to get on a plane. Then he posted this. A cleverly-edited timelapse and hyperlapse video from Ukrainian photographer Kirill Neiezhmakov that takes you on an incredible walking tour through beautiful, historical and quirky Rome in less than three minutes. Now I really want to go. Read more

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Mattel’s 15 New Modernized Ken Dolls. And Yep, There Are Man Buns.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today Barbie® announced the expansion of its Fashionistas® line with 15 new and diverse Ken® dolls, featuring three body types – slim, broad and original – and a variety of skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and modern fashion looks. The new Ken dolls join an expanded Barbie® Fashionistas® line, making it the most diverse fashion doll line in the marketplace.

Next Gen Kens

In 2016, Barbie introduced three new Barbie body types – tall, curvy and petite – along with new skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and countless on-trend fashions and accessories. The Barbie brand has always reflected the times, so modernizing Ken is the next step in the brand’s evolution to offer more diverse products. Some of Mattel’s 15 New Modernized Ken Dolls are available now and others will be launched in Spring of 2018. Read more

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Nick Knight & Katy England’s Killer Spring Couture Editorial For V Magazine

Every once in awhile the synthesis of beauty, talent and craft come together for a visual feast. Such is the case in this fashion editorial for V Magazine starring a fresh-faced model, donning artisanal couture, imaginatively styled and captured by a talented photographer. Read more

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Ratio Eight Edition Coffee Makers: Brewing Meets Beauty

In the world of coffee, “pour-over” coffee is the big thing at present. Burgeoning home Baristas have been buying up pour-over coffee makers, machines and accessories like mad. I’ve been waiting for Poppy Home’s pour-over coffee machine  for years ever since I caught a glimpse of it in 2015, but it has yet to make it to market. In the meantime, an equally beautiful option has emerged. Read more

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LASSA Architects Villa Ypsilon in Finikounda, Greece

This private, 1,600 sq ft home is named because of its Ypsilon shaped green roof. Located in an olive grove in southern Peloponnese, the hilltop house provides vistas towards the bay of Schiza and Sapientza as well as mountain views towards the east. Read more

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Alex Blas: From Barbie Couture To Figurative Painting

Paintings by Alex Blas

I just recently learned of fashion designer Alex Blas’ paintings. I had no idea he was a figurative painter in addition to designing high-end fashions for both people and Barbie dolls for almost a decade now. But he is. And one whose work you ought to see. Read more

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The Drop Dead, To Die For Doheny Residence by Paul McClean

If you follow home, real estate and architecture blogs, you may have seen several outrageously large homes in Southern California by “Architect to the Billionaires” Paul McClean. He’s the designer behind the most expensive spec homes ever built such as The “Opus House” and the yet to be completed $500,000,000 spec home under construction by developer Nile Niami. Read more

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New Limited Zaha Hadid Wallpaper Collection

Marburger Tapetenfabrik, aka Marburg, the world’s oldest wall coverings company (they started producing wall coverings in 1875), is producing a limited special edition of wallpapers designed by the late Pritzker-winning architect Zaha Hadid. Read more

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