Posts Tagged ‘Lovely Buildings’

Glass Houses

Dale Chihuly is known for revolutionizing the glassworks movement by breaking free of the idea of solitary artists working alone in a studio, and has embraced the advantages of collaborative teams and the unusual division of labor within the creative process. In this way he has been able to develop complex, multipart sculptures of dramatic […] Read more…

Confiserie Sprungli

Established in 1836, Sprungli is a decadent coffee house and confectioners in the heart of Zurich. Its building and atmosphere evokes old European charm. The interior chocolate shop and patisserie is clad in dark woods and bronze stairwells with tall ornate mirrors. The top floor cafe, is a busy yet elegant room, with floor to […] Read more…

The People's Palaces

The stations of Moscow’s subway system have often been called “the people’s palaces”, for their elegant designs and lavish and profuse use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. Built during Stalin’s rule, these metro stations were supposed to display the best of Soviet architecture and design and show how privileged the lifestyle of the Russian […] Read more…

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