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Les Bébés Cupcakery

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The design concept for this cupcake bakery in Taipei is much like the design of the classic cupcake itself: a rigid, plain shell in which is held all the sweet ingredients. J.C. Architecture designed the cup of Les Bébés Cupcakery with the simple outline of a child’s drawing, faced with a huge window punctured by an equally simply shaped window box display and an imposing door, both seemingly floating, leading inside.
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KOOK Osteria & Pizzeria

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KOOK Osteria & Pizzeria (VIA CASSIA 2040, 00123 Olgiata, Lazio, Italy) opened its doors just outside Rome’s Olgiata in 2012, with the great dynamic duo known as design and food behind the helm. The young architectural firm Noses Architects founded by Mohamed Keilani and Luca Gasparini put their best foot forward to create a space that compliments the essence of the dishes while at the same time retaining that overboard-Italian character.
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Villa M

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Barcode Architects design for the extension and renovation of Villa M is completed. The design is driven by the desire to optimise the daylighting in the house and the wish of the client to reserve a prominent place for his large collection of art and hunting trophies.
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The NYC penthouse with an 80-ft slide

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The SkyHouse slide and library. Copyright David Hotson
 

The SkyHouse takes a century-old skyscraper and turns its upper floors into a playful residential dream

Many of us dream of the house we would like to build, though, in reality, few of us realise these imagined residencies, and often settle for some kind of period conversion. The SkyHouse, a new penthouse apartment in the American Tract Society Building in Manhattan certainly is a conversion; the tower was constructed in 1896, and this crowning apartment occupies the highest floor of the block, as well as a three-storey hipped-roof tower, which tops the building off. However, few of us could imagine living here, even in our wildest dreams.
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Ferrari LaFerrari

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Ferrari has taken the wraps off of its new flagship heading into the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the new Ferrari LaFerrari. The LaFerrari supplants the Ferrari Enzo as the new prince amongst prancing ponies, a hybrid-powered supercar capable of breakneck acceleration and 200+ top speeds. A 949 combined horsepower hybrid system is the heartbeat of the Ferrari LaFerrari, with a mated 6.3-liter V12 engine and a 160-hp electric motor. That power will push the LaFerrari past 62 mph in less than three seconds as it screams toward 205 mph at its peak.
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Sleepbox Hotel Tverskaya, Moscow

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Architects Alexey Goryainov and Mikhail Crimea of Moscow-based firm Arch Group, took the industry by surprise a few years back when they built the first Sleepbox Pods, affordable white sleeping quarters for travelers to have a quick rest, at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. The resting pods helped reshape the traveling experience for people going in and out of Moscow, in a positive way. Because of its success, Arch Group has teamed up with businessman leonid chernikov to open the first SleepBox Hotel near the Belorussky Railway Station, in Moscow.
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Nova Iskra / Design Incubator

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A design incubator. Somewhere to hatch chicks in style? A place to keep the offspring of the wealthy healthy in case of premature birth? No, the design incubator is a place to nurture fledgling artists from southeast Europe. Going by the name Nova Iskra, the building is an open-plan office-cum-studio where the artists of host city Belgrade and around the region can gather for development, collaboration and community.
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Chanel Reinvents The Grand Palais

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Couture gowns do not belong on the runway. They belong on the stage. And nobody understands the theatrics of Haute Couture better than Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director and visionary for Chanel, who explained “I saw it in my dream, put it on my paper, gave it to the man that builds my set, and I think he worked it out beautifully.” Lagerfield transformed his dream, into an artistic instrument, which he then used to metamorphose Grand Palais in Paris into a dazzling forest wonderland to display Chanel’s Spring 2013 Haute Couture collection.
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East meets West London

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Tucked away behind London’s Bayswater station, La Suite West hotel is housed in one of those buildings conjured up in the mind of Americans when they imagine our fair city. On a quiet street of enormous town-houses faced in white, with carefully manicured bushes and elegant ironmongery, one imagines that hidden behind the polite facade is a well-to-do family and their governess, Mary Poppins.
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