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Vertical Wooden Tennis Complex in Sweden

vertical tennis complex designed by David Tajchman

Wow! It is beautiful! This building was designed by the Paris-based architecture studio David Tajchman for a tennis complex in Vaxjo, Sweden. I wish our buildings were as impressive on this side of the ocean. We have a lot to learn in Canada and the United States from this project. Especially that they can not say that it is to cold to design something like that.

They opted for a vertical space, instead of the traditional horizontal deployment of the tennis complex, as an effort to preserve more of the natural landscape. The proposed locally sourced lumber structure would take up only 10% of the site. The wood would be responsibly harvested.

I went to see Avatar in 3D yesterday. Therefore, it is normal that I am more protective of nature this morning. Their magical forest on Avatar is a breathtaking view. Sadly, the trailer does not show the beautiful part of the film. I recommend that you go see the movie.

+ via Inhabitat

LIVING TRAVEL

More Designer Hotels

bulgari hotels in milan

I introduced the Missoni Hotel a couple months ago for their bold use of colors in a bedroom. Missoni is one of many designer brands who joined the hospitality market.

These days, the fashionista can do more than decorate her home with designer’s bedding and cushions, or entertain with tableware from the same fashion maven than the clothes she wears at her dinner party. The next frontier is to fully experience a designer style by staying in an hotel room. Seriously, I am all for stylish, well-designed hotel rooms. I am tired to see the generic hotel rooms. When I travel, I want a better experience that will inspire me. That is the main appeal of the boutique hotels.

Elle Canada listed 9 designer hotels from established fashion houses and hip designers. If you wish to stay in an interior designed by Christian Lacroix head to Hotel Du Petit Moulin. You could enjoy a night in a Bulgari Hotel when you visit Milan or or the remodeled Mondrian designed by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz when you go to Los Angeles.

+ more at Elle Canada
+ photo via Bulgari Hotels

ENTERTAINING PARTY ideas + decor

Amarildine: Parisian Style Wedding Gowns

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I love fashion and nice clothes. So I could not stop admiring these divine wedding dresses.

I wore a stylish ivory princess dress when I got married but if I was getting married this year, the hand-painted creations of Amarildine from Paris would be on the top of my list.

These front windows are artfully styled with crafted jewelries and accessories. To give you an idea, the hair and the bouquets were nicely done with white shredded paper.

If these gowns are not your style, Kleinfeld Bridal carries the largest selection of wedding dresses. And they carry their own exclusive collections created by designers around the world: London, Paris, Italy and Israel.

About Kleinfeld Bridal

Founded 60 years ago, Kleinfeld Bridal is an institution in Manhattan; they started in Brooklyn. Nearly 200 dedicated professionals, including on-site stylists and bridal consultants, and custom fitters, sewers, beaders, embroiderers and pressers can assist you. With the right fit, you will be the stunning bride walking down the aisle.

Wedding gowns from the Amarildine collection cost between $3000 and $5000 USD. The unusual brides should check out Ian Stuart. This London designer creates unique, stylish yet almost whimsical wedding gowns. If you are invited to a black tie party, evening gowns are available at Kleinfeld.

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