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Theurel & Thomas, Maison du Macaron


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sunglasses required in this intensely elegant Mexican pâtisserie…

There’s certainly somewhat of a renaissance in the world’s cosmopolitan cities right now, for France’s most famous confectionery – the macaron. Theurel & Thomas, located in San Pedro, Mexico – Latin America’s most affluent suburb – is the first pâtisserie of its kind in the South American country, and has one of the most beautifully complementing brand identity and shop interiors we’ve seen in some time.
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Icons: Les Bains Des Docks, Le Havre


Photo © Clément Guillaume
 

Roman baths inspired aquatic centre is a true modern icon…

Icons usually become as such over many years, probably decades, but occasionally there’s design that is so blisteringly captivating that it can achieve that status pretty much overnight, Les Bains Des Docks – Jean Nouvel’s Roman thermal baths inspired aquatic centre in Le Havre, France – is very much an example of such a thing, a true modern icon.
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A Second Act


Photo © Lawrence K. Ho
 

When the architect is Frank Gehry, renovation suddenly becomes more complicated. How a Broadway producer writes his house’s second act with one question foremost on his mind.

To some design aficionados, altering landmark architecture can be as perverse as painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa; any departure from the original tampers with its integrity.

Frank Gehry, not surprisingly, takes a contrarian view.

“I don’t have a compulsion to preserve things like that,” the architect said. “People have to live in buildings. You have to roll with the changes. To get locked into a straitjacket of design seems to me counterproductive to one’s life.”
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Art of Speed


Photo © Nick Dimbleby
 

The Luxury Manufacturer Reveals its Ultra-Fast Limited Edition Supercar

With a reputation for only producing the finest-quality luxury vehicles, Aston Martin has a special place in every car lover’s heart. The latest baby from the English company, founded in 1913, is the One-77, a high-performance sports car currently being produced at Aston’s new manufacturing headquarters in Warwickshire. Its top speed reaches 220mph (354km/h), but this is more than just a racing machine.
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Wine and Design


Photo © Matthew Donaldson
 

Glassware With a Surreal Bent Captured By Acclaimed Photographer Matthew Donaldson

The concept of “modern” wine was born in 1976 after the now infamous “Judgement of Paris,” when several Californian varietals triumphed in a blind taste test against much-lauded French vintages (later immortalized in Randall Miller’s 2008 film Bottle Shock). From that watershed moment, minds and palettes across the globe were opened to vintages from the New World, as evidenced in the exhibition How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to Now, currently at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art.
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Jim Kazanjian


Photo © Jim Kazanjian
 

Portland artist Jim Kazanjian’s body of work consists of crisply composed digital images that explore the surrealist side of space and architecture. Drawing from literary influences such as H. P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood, Kazanjian’s pictorials illustrate a fantasy-driven world that seemingly celebrates relics and decay.
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