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Yet, in some of the paintings I have depicted the hairstyles of women that merge with the plumage of peacock plumage in art nouveau form. In one of the paintings, a woman sings, the music is replicated in the music of chirping of birds and grace of …

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Adele enjoys a rare night out in London with fellow diva Bette Midler

1D's Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, who were among the stars hand-picked to record the classic track, re-purposed to benefit those affected by West Africa's ongoing Ebola crisis. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin …

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Angelina Jolie wears a comfortable ensemble as she takes in the view from her …

Angelina Jolie has arrived in Sydney ahead of the World Premiere of her latest film, Unbroken. The 39-year-old Hollywood heavyweight was spotted at Sydney's Intercontinental Hotel on Monday morning, cutting a calm figure ahead of her red carpet walk …

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Lucy Mecklenburgh claims she's been enjoying a 'string of dates' with Louis Smith

Former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh has reportedly enjoyed 'a string of dates' with Louis Smith after exchanging flirty banter with the hunky gymnast on the set of celebrity talent show Tumble. The pair are said to have met while filming the BBC …

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Kasey Chambers, 38, arrives at the ARIAS red carpet with her new boyfriend …

But it looks like Kasey Chambers has found love again, this time with a much younger man. Arriving at the ARIA Awards in Sydney on Wednesday night, the 38-year-old walked along the red carpet holding hands with her new beau, musician Harry Hookey, …

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Lucy Mecklenburgh posts intimate picture of herself Louis Smith

They're rumoured to have enjoyed a 'string of dates' and former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh and gymnast Louis Smith appear to have cemented their new relationship. Lucy posted an …. Lucy was previously engaged to her TOWIE co-star Mario Falcone, and …

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Norwich's Langleys toyshop to change ownership after more than 30 years in the …

The Royal Arcade was designed in 1899 in art nouveau style by Victorian architect George Skipper, who also designed the Norwich Union headquarters in Surrey Street and Cliftonville Hotel in Cromer. James Langley, a local businessman who had opened …

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Architect For The Interior: Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will

Like crafting a jewellery box to house a precious gem, the design team has together created a building and interior that protects and showcases the Mary Rose. Designed from the inside-out, the Museum building takes many of its cues from the historic …

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VICTORIA WOOD says 'National treasure? You can only have one and Joanna …

Victoria Wood is an unlikely domestic goddess. But when we meet she's worried: 'I've got to make my Christmas cake, I'm a bit behind because I've been so busy working.' Christmas this year is being spent at Victoria's North London home, with her …

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Angelina Jolie has chicken pox and won't be attending the Unbroken premiere

Issued by Universal Pictures a very spotty Angelina, appeared upset but in good spirits as she revealed the news she will not be able to be there to represent the late Louis Zamperini, who the film is based on. In the video message she said: 'I just …

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Piers Morgan: 'America, perhaps it's time to have a Monarchy of your own?'

Five dresses worn by Princess Diana sell for $500,000 at LA… Revealed: Prince William's heartfelt words of comfort for. ….. 5. Click to rate. Jose Barrera, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1 month ago. When it comes to "Heads of State", french monarchs are …

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Revisit the Jazzy Cocktail Lounge of a Depression-Era Hotel

Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the internet's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design. Have a find you want to share? Hit up …

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APPRAISAL INSTITUTE RELEASES ITS 2014 TRENDING DATA FOR …

… I started sensing that younger buyers were interested in different periods, and so I began adjusting my buying – I dumped the heavy ornate Victorian stuff – and instead concentrated on Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and even some 50's kitsch, and it's …

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Fancy and Fast: Charlie Nobles and Freddy's, Reviewed

Named after a restaurant that DiSante's mentor, George Davis, opened in Athens in the 1980s, Charlie Nobles focuses on Southern cuisine in a way that is neither greasy spoon nor nouveau. … The staff, similarly, is well trained in the art of …

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Old Classic, New Classic: Grand Steakhouse Dining at Delmonico's and …

The room is art deco with hints of the speakeasy; it could fit right in to any number of locations and doesn't seem particularly rooted here, despite being quite pretty and comfortable. It isn't, despite being deemed the flagship, even the original …

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Kickstarter: DIY Concrete House Ring

Dream of one day making your own home? Well, here's a fun mini alternative in the meantime. The “DIY Concrete House Ring” is a high quality silver and concrete ring that lets users experience the process of 'making'. The ring itself is made from a DIY …

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Irvine jeweller faces jail after stealing and melting down £70k worth of …

A crooked Irvine jeweller stole customers' treasured wedding and engagement rings then melted them down to make new items to sell. David McLaughlin pawned other valuables entrusted to him by clients and fobbed them off by pretending they were in a …

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Ayr man Rob coins it in

Politicians have been ripping into each other about what currency would be used by an independent Scotland. But an Ayr business has come up with the answer – the Ryal. “It goes back to Mary, Queen of Scots in 1565,” said Rob Brannagan, who owns the …

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Fire engulfs listed building at Glasgow School of Art

Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of Scotland's most renowned architects who played a key role in bringing Art Nouveau architecture to the British Isles. Other popular Mackintosh designs in his home town of Glasgow include the Lighthouse, the Willow …

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 53, shows off her incredible beach body as she makes a …

So it's no surprise that Julia Louis-Dreyfus knows how to wow even when it comes to beach attire. The 53-year-old actress … Ms Louis-Dreyfus has been married to writer Brad since 1987, with 2014 marking her 27th year of marriage. And this year marked …

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'Ben Haenow winning the X Factor summed up how bad this year's series was …

And, despite what Louis Walsh said every time he saw her, she can't really sing or dance that well, and her rapping is rubbish. But East was engaging, energetic, and the only contestant on this year's X Factor who not only looked like a pop-star but …

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Angelina Jolie's Unbroken tops Christmas box office as it takes $15.5m

The actresses new directorial effort, the WWII POW saga Unbroken, took a whopping $15.592million on Christmas Day – topping the festive box office. The figure was far more than the $9million predicted by industry experts, with critics mixed in their …

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The VERY eccentric life of the Queen Mum's favourite author E. F. Benson

Fred knew all the stories that the aristocracy had tried to hush up — such as the case of the 'Pocket Venus', the beautiful and tiny Lady Florence Paget, who left her fiance at one door of a London department store, walked through the shop, met her …

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Chicagoans Question Design, Location of Lucas Museum

Architect's renderings of the planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art are not winning much support for the project in Chicago. A 17-acre site on Chicago's lakefront was handed over by the city to filmmaker George Lucas to build his museum. Now, critics …

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Museum Seeks Art Covering Destroyed Ferguson Storefronts

When riots ensued over the Nov. 24 grand jury annoncement that there would be no indictment of the officer who killed Michael Brown, many storefronts and businesses in Ferguson, Missouri, and on South Grand Boulevard in St. Louis were damaged.

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The Vargas Museum permanent collection: Amorsolos and more

As he was a UP graduate — he took Liberal Arts and Law — he donated his collection to the university on March 1, 1978. The collection was originally located in a museum at the Kawilihan compound in Mandaluyong City and it was transferred to the …

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Hordaland hotel best in Norway

Otherwise, the city offers the Atlantic Sea Park Aquarium (Atlanterhavsparken) and historic buildings constructed in so-termed Jugendstil (Art Nouveau, most popular between 1890 and 1910). Clarion Collection is part of the Nordic Choice Hotel chain …

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A Coffee Maker That Looks Like The Eiffel Tower

… of art as well as a functional kitchen tool. The coffee brewer comes in three different sizes, standing between a foot and a half and three and a half feet tall. Dutch Lab's other architectural offerings include a Big Ben and an Art Nouveau …

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8 Cities That Have Their Own Distinctive Fonts

The geometric lettering of the London Underground or the Art Nouveau stylings of the Paris Metro are as distinctive as the cities themselves. The Guardian recently ran a fascinating article on cities that have branded or rebranded themselves with …

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Art School Macintosh 'treasures' go back on display

Behind the scenes, forensic work has been carried out to sift through the ashes of the art nouveau library, which was destroyed by the fire, to identify how best to rebuild its world-famous interior. Other items that survived the blaze include the …

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World's End murder trial: Angus Sinclair sentenced to 37 years for raping and …

He forced Helen to walk barefoot into a field, ripped the strap from her bag, repeatedly punched and kicked her and stamped on her head. He also perverted justice by stealing clothes, footwear, jewellery and other items from the girls. Sinclair's DNA …

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Delta Goodrem's caked on makeup draws attention to her stressed-out skin as …

She showed off her flawless fashion game in a dramatic floor length gown at the ARIA Awards in Sydney on Wednesday. But while Delta Goodrem's red carpet dressing was next level, it looked like the beautiful star might have fallen foul to a makeup fail.

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Republican GOP Elizabeth Lauten was arrested for shoplifting as a teen

The GOP staffer who was forced to resign today after calling the first daughters 'classless' is now being exposed as a hypocrite. Elizabeth Lauten, 31, stepped down from her job as communications director for a Republican representative after her …

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Discount Tiffany Jewelry homemade – xiaoxue

The Art Nouveau movement in the United States arrived with designer Louis Comfort Tiffany and was especially influential on ornamental rather than spatial design, particularly on Sullivan's decorative schemes and, …

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Hurtigruten Announces Norway Five-Day Spring Sale

The incredible diversity of ports offers Hurtigruten's guests a wealth of experiences and an ever-changing landscape of small fishing villages in the rugged Lofoten Islands; Art Nouveau Ålesund, the medieval Viking capital of Trondheim; and Norway's …

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