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Today marks the passing of Swiss-American Photographer Robert Frank. In the wake of his 94 years of living, Frank produced a wide array of documentary photography that captured societal discrepancies through the iconography of ordinary subjects through linear composition and pronounced lighting. His passion for...

In honor of the Eiffel Tower's 130th birthday, three-Michelin-starred chef Frédéric Anton and architect and interior designer Aline Asmar d'Amman have reinvented the Eiffel Tower restaurant, Le Jules Verne. Jules Verne incorporates the aesthetics of Parisian culture and builds upon the already remarkable history of...

It is easy to find color inspiration across the globe whether is natural, architectural, or human ritual. Our colorful planet is a reminder that we must celebrate life and beauty. Here are some of the top colorful places in the world.   Chefchaouen – Morocco Nicknamed the "Blue...

Who is Banksy? This is a question the art world has been asking since the early 90s. What has made Banksy so popular? The anonymity behind the mysterious artist brings him/her a heightened sense of intrigue within the art world. Banksy's art tends to use...

On the afternoon of April 16, 2019, the world anxiously watched as one of our most beloved landmarks, Notre Dame, was engulfed in flames. Due to the age and fragility of this spectacular monument, firefighters were unable to quickly subdue the flames for fear that...

This year's Paris Couture week featured a luxurious combination of jaw-dropping haute couture and equally daring fashion worn by celebrities and socialites. The designers did not disappoint in presenting whimsical, avant-garde garments. After sifting through the countless collections, I have found my top three favorites:...

Louis XVI – 1770 to 1790   The Louis XVI period marked a return to symmetry, straight lines and classical ornamentation. In 1748, the unearthing of Pompeii brought about a classical revival in furniture making. This Neo-Classical style offered a contrasting response to the Rococo of Louis XV which came to be...

The passing of architect, I. M. Pei in May of 2019 marked one of the greatest losses in the creative world. This distinguished Chinese-American Architect died at age 102. In the wake of his six-decade career, Pei blessed the world with a legacy of over...