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Architects bring 'intellectual rigour and sensual intuition' to design of new …

The first looks at how the Vancouver Art Gallery has changed over the years and includes images of the original art deco building at 1145 West Georgia in 1931, its international style renovation in 1951 and VAG's move into its current home in the …

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Whet your appetite with a trip to Valencia: The home of paella makes for a …

The central market is in a glorious art nouveau building in the old quarter, with more than 500 stalls selling every Spanish food imaginable. I buy an 'arrangement' of rabbit and chicken portions from a butcher. Then I choose three different types of …

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Liberals win majority in Ontario

The Ontario Liberal Party has won a majority in the provincial legislature in a surprising result. The party gained 59 seats out of a total of 107 during Thursday's elections after polls suggested a minority win for the Liberals. Premier Kathleen Wynne …

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Man jailed for racist abuse in Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

A 30-year-old man who racially abused staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast has been jailed for two months. The judge said Garry Alan Montgomery's behaviour was "disgraceful". The court heard that on 10 January, he racially abused a security …

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Poet Angie Estes wins Claremont's $100000 Tufts prize

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A runner-up for poetry's 2010 Pulitzer Prize has won this year's prestigious $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award presented annually by Claremont Graduate University. Angie Estes was honored for her book "Enchantee," …

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Cumbria hospital seeks help easing 'recruitment famine'

Charles Rennie Mackintosh The Mac effect. Never-built grand designs from Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Screenshot of Gleeden website … Graffiti necklaces Wearable graffiti Watch. The jewellery made from urban decay. Most Popular. Shared. 1: Spain finds …

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Home of the week: Raseel Gujral Ansal's Minda House in New Delhi, India

India has gone global. Banished are the hackneyed images of a poor, postcolonial subcontinent. Instead, a dramatic rebranding is under way for this 21st-century country, which is exhibiting its own hybrid of international culture. New high-tech …

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Illustrated diaries to brighten your year

Each month comes with a tempting photograph and scrumptious recipe for items such as comforting lardy cakes, or elegant, inventive Swan Lake choux buns — plus there are lots of extra pages for making your own baking notes. Who knows, you could make …

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Siegfried Bing (1838-1905)

If I were to name one person who made Art Nouveau big in Europe, it would be Siegfried Bing (1838-1905). During his entire life, Bing … Bings son Marcel was in charge of the jewellery atelier. Pavilion Art Nouveau Bing.

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Rockhampton Art Gallery will take you back to the 1920s

BE transported back to an era of opulence and style at Rockhampton Art Gallery from March 28 to May 24 for the exhibition Dreaming of Deco: style in the modern age. Art Deco is generally described as a style that traverses the inter-war period from its …

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Hinstock crash leaves girl, 10, and three others hurt

Four people, including a 10-year-old girl, have been seriously hurt in a crash involving two cars in Shropshire. Both drivers – a man in his late 40s and a woman in her 70s – were flown to hospital with leg, chest, abdominal and back injuries. The …

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Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton plan move to America but 'will …

Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton have revealed they will be packing up and moving to the United States. In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, artistic director Upton said his role with the Sydney Theatre Company, which he has held …

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N. Hoolywood Men's RTW Fall 2015

“We focused on comfortable fabrics,” he said, pointing to a cozy white shearling coat over a chunky tonal turtleneck and large matching beanie. This season Obana also partnered with several outdoors brands to push new boundaries. These included Avirex …

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EA Seguy insects history: Prints of insects for art nouveau …

Like other work in the Art Nouveau tradition, Séguy's images look to nature for inspiration, adopting a crowded, colorful aesthetic. Given their strongly geometrical aspect, his insects might also inspire designers working in the …

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Brussels has a heart and soul

Its ornate splendour of the Grand Place, the art nouveau mansions and the beautiful glass edifices of buildings such as the European Union Parliament and the nouveau mansions will remain etched in your memory for a long time. I boarded the Eurostar or …

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Pennsylvania seek death penalty against Eric Frein as he returns to court

It adds: 'If the Defendant is convicted of First Degree Murder…the Commonwealth intends to present testimony concerning the victim and victim impact testimony during the sentencing phase from the employer, co-workers, friends and family of Byron K.

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Film Review: 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet'

… which rescues Nina Paley's otherwise disappointing (albeit trippily kaleidoscopic) contribution, and Irish siren Lisa Hannigan and Glen Hansard's duet, “On Love,” which “The Secret of Kells” animator Tomm Moore transforms into a radiant Art Nouveau …

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Baltic cruise: all serene on the Serenissima

Sometimes I chose to explore independently, but in Riga, for example, I probably would not have appreciated the exquisite art nouveau quarter as much as I did without local expertise. Latvia's capital, with its pretty tree-lined canal ribboning through …

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Bikram Choudhury hit with SIXTH sex assault lawsuit

In California, Tiffany Friedman renamed her Bikram studio Haute Yogi Manhattan Beach and began offering a different range of classes. She described Bikram as 'cultish' and said that people believed that Choudhury 'was a guru with all these powers'.

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11 slaughtered kangaroos are found stuffed in a bin behind a car wash in …

The carcasses of 11 kangaroos have been found in a bin northeast of Melbourne in the past week, with police concerned by the spate of 'gruesome' killings. Victoria Police were called to a carwash on Warrandyte-Heidelberg Rd in Warrandyte after a staff …

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Made In Chelsea's Lucy Watson celebrates her birthday at party secretly …

Made In Chelsea star Lucy Watson turned 25 on Friday and got a treat from her younger sister Tiffany to mark the occasion. The reality TV … She accessorised with stacked delicate necklaces, with charms like a wishbone and locket. Her bag and shoes …

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The Macallan breaks world record for most expensive whisky sold at auction

Now the definitive world record holder, The Macallan M Imperiale 6-litre Lalique decanter sold at auction in Hong Kong for $628,000 in January 2014, breaking the previous record of $460,000 held by The Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue, raising funds for …

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Ahhh Vienna!…

It doesn't come more luxurious than the Vienna Park Hyatt, located in the art nouveau walls of a converted bank in the middle of the city's Innere Stadt. The spa, complete with a gold-lined swimming pool, is just as impressive as the restaurant in the …

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The Crowd: For this benefit, make yourself at home

The Cohens divide their time between principal residences in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, with the latter being an art nouveau-inspired mansion that they created on the bayfront expanse that once sported the California ranch-style residence of John …

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Discoveries: Santa Cruz's 'East Side' lobbies for respect

It also has fought to clean up, if not restore, an abandoned park on the Branciforte bluffs that as soon as was home to Pacheco Park Zoo, and to save remnants of the art nouveau entrance columns, across the street from a future housing improvement. And …

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Actor David Suchet: 'I'll definitely be needing a corset'

He went to boarding school with his brothers Peter and John, who's a well-known presenter, before studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (Lamda). His career began on the stage as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in the …

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Cate Blanchett's makeup artist reveals the tricks behind the star's Oscars look

And while the look worked perfectly with her glamorous Maison Margiela velvet black dress and statement Tiffany and Co. necklace, Cate's makeup artist Jeanine Lobell says after seeing the striking gown, she had to change the neutral look she had in …

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Dustin Diamond breaks out in hives as he appears in court with Loli Pop

In November he looked to be in good spirits as he co-hosted the Saved By The XIV party at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, Dustin made a return to Bayside High School in a parody segment for truTV's Friends Of The People, where the actor …

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Tiffany Cole and Emilia Carr on death row make desperate plea for a stay of …

Tiffany Cole and Emilia Carr did not know each other before they were put on death row at Florida's Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala. But now the women, who share incredibly similar stories, couldn't imagine life without each other. Sexually …

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Lucy Watson shows off her slender legs in embellished white mini dress

She's best known for starring on reality television show, Made In Chelsea – and Lucy Watson looked incredible when she stepped out on Monday night. The 25-year-old headed to a post-Oscars party hosted by fashion label Ariella and RBS NatWest, held at …

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Kerry Washington makes a statement at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

Her glamorous ensemble was got a delicate lift thanks to jewelry by Tiffany's and sparkly black Manolo Bahnik heels that would have had that designer diva from Sex And The City – Carrie Bradshaw – drooling. Who would have have known Kerry gave birth to …

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Through historical droughts, acanthus lives on

Today these enclaves of vintage architecture are being reborn, and no other plant is as suitable to the craftsman era as this one. After all, acanthus experienced its own renaissance in art nouveau, wherein natural plant forms proved the popular …

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Inspiration by Design: the world's most beautiful books come to Melbourne

All the objects are from the National Art Library at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, one of the leading museums of art and design. They range from mediaeval illustrated manuscripts to cool art deco graphics; from a red-painted Indian chief to …

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Bejeweled leaded-glass panel hails from an old church

A: Your beautiful leaded-glass side-light panel with its jewels and art nouveau style was made in America. The time of production is late 19th century. The frame it is presently in has no bearing on its worth, so do as you please. Potential dollar …

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Douro river becoming popular European cruise attraction

Peeking through the window, I thought it looked grand and pricey, but not so – the tab for our table (four specialty coffees) was around $15. From there, I walked over to the Lello bookstore, one of the most famous in the world with its art nouveau facade.

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