the Vitra Design Museum: an abstract assemblage of cuboid and curvaceous forms
(dedicated on 3 November 1989 - the first of the California architect's buildings to be realised in Europe)
Bob Rizzo assemblage - Mr. Rizzo's work is in the collection of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction - collagemuseum.com
The visit would have been Bush's first to Europe since he admitted in his autobiography, Decision Points, in November that he had authorised the use of waterboarding – simulated drowning – on detainees at Guantánamo accused of links with al-Qaida. Whether out of concern over the protests or the arrest warrant, it is an extraordinary development for a former US president to have his travel plans curtailed in this way, and amounts to a victory for human rights campaigners.
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Architectural Digest: Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Malibu Home For their family’s highly personal retreat in California, the stars called on Stephen Samuelson to design an adobe-style residence full of intimate spaces, organic forms, and handcrafted details. Tour the property, plus see additional outtakes—an online exclusive—from the photo shoot. To read the story click on the picture above.
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WILL AND JADA PINKETT SMITH’S MALIBU HOME For their family’s highly personal retreat in California, the stars called on Stephen Samuelson to design an adobe-style residence full of intimate spaces, organic forms, and handcrafted details.
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I have no idea where this is, but it's beautiful. I want to say it's probably somewhere in Europe, considering the design of the buildings.
'Indian Hunter' Statue by John Quincy Adams Ward -- Central Park, New York City, New York This 1866 bronze statue of an 'Indian Hunter' by John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910) sits west of Literary Walk. A Native American hunter, bow in hand, restrains his snarling hunting dog. Cast in 1866 and dedicated on Feb. 4, 1869, the statue was the first sculpture by an American artist to be placed in Central Park, and is one of the oldest works on
Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.
~Sculptural composition titled “Dying Lion”, carved into the rock in the center of the city of Lucerne, is the first picture of the animal on the monuments in Europe. The writer Mark Twain, while in Lucerne, called the monument “the most mournful and moving piece of rock in the world. It is an incredible sight to see in person.
Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1912 - May 3, 1967) was an American actress. Dubbed "The Black Garbo" when she worked in Europe, she was one of the first African-American film stars and was one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television.
President Barack Obama, first African American to be elected as the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008 and was sworn
Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American to be featured on the cover of LIFE on November 1, 1954.
For seven decades, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986) was a major figure in American art. Remarkably, she remained independent from shifting art trends and stayed true to her own vision, which was based on finding the essential, abstract forms in nature. Source: Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Estudio Nômada created an abstract forest in their design of the cafeteria and museum shop within the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia (Galician City of Culture). Designed by Peter Eisenman.
Sir Laurence Olivier (May 221907 – 11 July 1989) married Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier (1940-60). He was an English actor, director, and producer and considered to have been one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. During a six-decade career, Olivier played many roles on stage and screen. He was knighted as a member of the Order of Merit and the first to be elevated to Right Honorable Lord Laurence Olivier.
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The Slieve League Cliffs | Ireland - said to be some of the highest and best examples of marine cliffs in Europe
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The Col. James Graham House is a historic log cabin located on West Virginia Route 3 in Lowell, West Virginia. It was built in 1770 as a home for Col. James Graham, the first settler of Lowell, and his family. It was later the site of an Indian attack on the Graham family in 1777. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1976. It is currently operating as a museum.
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Philadelphia, November 1839. "Robert Cornelius, self-portrait facing front, arms crossed. Inscription on backing: The first light-picture ever taken. 1839." One of the first photographs made in the United States. Taken in the yard of the Cornelius family's lamp-making business in Philadelphia, it is said to be the earliest photographic portrait of a person.
A body harness that drapes around the ribcage. Lightweight aluminum chain crosses over the shoulders and around the waist. Slip over the head and through the arms to wear. American made. By JAKIMAC JAKIMAC is an LA-based design house that channels the energy of underground fashion and high-end couture. Pieces are handcrafted primarily from leather resulting in sensual and sculptural forms made to be worn as a second skin. With a focus on precise
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Leather harness featuring pyrite bead detailing on the back. Brass colored hardware. Adjustable buckles on the straps. By Free People & JAKIMAC JAKIMAC is an LA-based design house that channels the energy of underground fashion and high-end couture. Pieces are handcrafted primarily from leather resulting in sensual and sculptural forms made to be worn as a second skin. With a focus on precise fits and stimulating textures JAKIMAC strives to
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Theodore Robert ‘Ted’ Bundy (November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) is one of the most infamous serial killers in U.S. history. Bundy raped and murdered scores of young women across the United States between 1974 and 1978. After more than a decade of vigorous denials, Bundy eventually confessed to 30 murders, although the actual total of victims remains unknown.Bundy was executed in the Electric Chair at 7:06 a.m. local time on January 24, 1989.
British Museum - The Enlightenment Room. This collection documents an age of reason and learning that flourished across Europe and America from about 1680 to 1820.
White Turf Skijoring takes place in the Swiss resort of St-Moritz on February 3, 2013. On the first three Sundays of February, purebreds from across Europe thunder around the lake, trailed by the skier attached to the horse by a rope and a large colourful piece of cloth that disappears in a massive cloud of white powder.
Here's the first poster of 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana'! The movie will be in cinemas on 2nd November
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Reflecting pool of Seoul Museum of Art - Beauty can be found everywhere in Seoul. The Seoul Museum is place of Korean design and culture. It's conveniently located in the Deoksugung Palace area near the Jeongdong Theater and the Nanta Theater. To get there from City Hall exit 1, go to the right and turn down the first street on your left before Deoksugung Palace. Keep going for 5 minutes; the museum is on a small hill to the left. #seoul #art
Herzog & de Meuron’s VitraHaus Opens in Germany The building stands next to Frank Gehry’s Vitra Museum and joins structures by Buckminster Fuller, Zaha Hadid, and Tadao Ando on the company’s Weil am Rhein
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The Coast Guard Heritage Museum is located in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, MA. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the United States Coast Guard and its predecessor organizations. In addition to USCG history, our location also includes the Oldest Wooden Jail in America and the Village Blacksmith Shop. (Cape Cod Activities & Events)