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East meets West London

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via theglassmagazine.com
 

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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Sever Bar, St. Petersburg

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via weheart.co.uk
 

severe Soviet-era hangout saved by modern touches…

The philosophy behind the creation of Sever Bar in Saint Petersburg is, as you can see, non-invasive; while it’s not exactly a restoration project, neither is it a transformative one either. The painfully original features of the venue, mainly the brutal brick and concrete walls, date from the days when Saint Petersburg was still known as Leningrad, and this premises was the refrigeration room of the Smolninsky bakery.
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Casa del Agua

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via Yatzer™ | photo © Jaime Navarro

Water is the most pure existing source, which through design has also been considered a luxury product. It is probably the only product, which is a survival necessity and has been incorporated in many forms to express each person’s lifestyle choice. There are multiple water brands and bottles that say a lot about you. Which water bottle do you carry walking in to the gym? What brand do you have on your dinner table?
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Portugal’s eco-friendly forest resort

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Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Diogo Aguiar, Eco-resort of Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Portugal
 

Luis Rebelo de Andrade and Diogo Aguiar create low key architectural gem in spa town of Pedras Salgadas

It’s easy to feel cynical when the terms ‘eco’ and ‘resort’ are paired up. Is there a rural tourist attraction which doesn’t claim to be such a thing, these days? But sometimes, it’s worth putting one’s cynicism aside to bask in some low-key architectural jewels.
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150M Weekend House

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via archilovers.com | photo © Pirak Anurakawachon
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Overlooking the rich natural environment, the world’s longest house tops a hill in the Khao yai forest complex, Thailand. Through the water fall as a entrance gate, the road leads you to the main house extending east and west on the left, and on the opposite side, a glass house in the forest as a guest house. The main house is simply composed of a white cube and 2 horizontal plates of 11m wide by 150m long.
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Liquidnight™ by Carlos Benaim

via International Flavors & Fragrances | Photo © Hajime Watanabe
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Rich raw materials transformed into a smooth and defined scent, Liquidnight created by perfumer Carlos Benaim explores the hidden depth of the night in New York City.

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Top notes: bergamot, lime, safran
Mid notes: sage, lavender, Hinoki wood
Dry downs: incense, vanilla, musk
Style: mystique, chic