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Malin Residence, AKA the Chemosphere

Malin Residence, AKA the Chemosphere

The Malin Residence was initially designed and built in 1960 by famed architect John Lautner. It really looks like a spaceship, with its octagon shape and one-story height. What others can’t see is that the actual house is perched on a 5-ft wide concrete pole 30 feet...

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John Storer House: Home to Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture

John Storer House: Home to Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture

The John Storer House was originally built and designed for the physician in 1923 by none other than noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright as part of a series of four Mayan Revival style textile-block houses. This was a series of houses that Frank Lloyd Wright built in...

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The Bob Hope House

The Bob Hope House

The Man  Bob Hope was born at 44 Craigton Road in Eltham, London, in the United Kingdom, on May 29th, 1903. Today there is a decorative nameplate commemorating the comedian’s place of birth. This is the actual location where he came out of his mother’s womb. Hope...

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The Eames House

The Eames House

The Eames House was also known as Case Study House #8, which resides in the beautiful picturesque neighborhood of Pacific Palisades. The architectural type is mid-century modern and was designed by Charles and Ray Eames and completed in 1949. The Eames House is also...

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The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum was initially established in 1994 by world-renowned magazine publisher Robert E. Petersen, along with his wife, Margie. The Petersen Automotive Museum is now owned and operated by the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation. Robert...

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Tiny Homes Are a Big Idea

Tiny Homes Are a Big Idea

Tiny homes ---for some people, the idea starts as a dream of saving money; for others, it starts as a romantic notion, and then for a third group of people it might be a possible retirement option. Regardless of your particular reason, the thought of living in a...

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Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas was designed by the famed architect Frank Gehry. Its creation is quite unique; you see, it was designed in Los Angeles, engineered in Germany, constructed in China, and of course, built in Las Vegas...

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Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall

Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney is such a powerful name that the minute you hear it, your mind starts circling around all of the Disney accomplishments. So it only stands to reason that the concert hall that bears his name, Walt Disney Concert Hall, would be nothing less than...

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Farewell 2020

Farewell 2020

Before we all get into the year-end celebratory conga line, let’s take a moment to reflect on what this year taught us. 2020 was a challenging year -- we were all affected by the many tragedies that the pandemic brought. If not directly, then by the stories we heard...

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The Biltmore Estate Christmas Still Going Strong

The Biltmore Estate Christmas Still Going Strong

We must preface this blog post by saying that it is in our humble opinion that George Washington Vanderbilt would have been proud of how in this pandemic year the latter generations of the Vanderbilt family and close trusted staff members maintained the Biltmore...

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Gerald Presents…Mike and Annette Reeves

Gerald Presents…Mike and Annette Reeves

As many of you know, Gerald Olesker, architectural industrial designer and founder/CEO of ADG Lighting, is at the forefront of the lighting industry and the go-to-guy when it comes to lighting miracles and creative, never-before-seen lighting fixtures. So when Gerald...

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A Thanksgiving Message

A Thanksgiving Message

This year of 2020 was very challenging. It brought us the pandemic and shut down many of our businesses. There was political turmoil, which we never thought we’d see...and of course the face coverings. That being said, it also showed us by firsthand experience that...

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The Juxtaposition in Amsterdam Architecture

The Juxtaposition in Amsterdam Architecture

Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands. It is referred to as the “Venice of the North” because of its canals. This city is located in Northwest Europe, between Germany in the east, Belgium in the south, and the North Sea in the north and west. Amsterdam has...

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Barcelona Architecture: Sagrada Familia

Barcelona Architecture: Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia is one of the most iconic buildings in Barcelona. This Roman Catholic basilica, for all its grandeur, still remains incomplete! Though unfinished, it still attracts millions of visitors every year.  Sagrada Familia was originally started by...

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