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Gorgeous houses of worship around the world

… of the Jewish ghetto in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Designed by Viennese architect Wilhelm Stiassny, the distinctive striped structure combines Moorish, Byzantine, and Art Nouveau styles and is known for its beautiful, intricately …

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VIDÉOS. "The Search" et la Tchétchénie: le nouveau film de Michel …

CINÉMA – The Search sort mercredi 26 novembre. Dans son sixième long métrage, Michel Hazanavicius a décidé de s'attaquer à la seconde guerre en Tchétchénie. Présenté en compétition officielle au festival de Cannes, le film avait été accueilli en …

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Symphony Tour's Mahler Melts Ice and Hearts

Concerts back-to-back in two of the country's most acclaimed venues, Cleveland's Severance Hall and Boston's Symphony Hall, were special occasions. "The gorgeous Art Nouveau interior of Cleveland's Severance Hall," writes Theil, "and the traditional …

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Catch: The Addictive New Game By A Graphic Design Guru

“I originally came up with the idea as sort of an art project. I imagined hands coming through some type of viscous fluid as you tapped a screen,” Bergmann tells Co.Design. “In the early sketching phases, I quickly realized that it would be a lot more …

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Brad Pitt designs high-end furniture with Frank Pollaro 0

LOS ANGELES – Brad Pitt has turned his talents to creating furniture for a luxury design house with a high-end collection inspired by both Art Nouveau and Art Deco, according to Architectural Digest. Pitt, who collaborated on the collection with U.S …

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The 50 Best museums and galleries

"Explore the inner-sanctum of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, arguably one of Britain's most forward-thinking architects and designers" says Will. "This gem also boasts a fabulous shop and charming al-fresco dining." House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston …

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Fabergé opens first shop in London since 1915

Katharina Flohr, Fabergé's managing director, said: "We are thrilled to open the doors to the first Fabergé boutique in London since 1915. This is an important moment for us and for Fabergé to continue Peter Carl Fabergé's legacy of exquisite creations …

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Louis van Gaal's arrival at Manchester United presents a huge opportunity for …

Here in America, though, hope springs for the former Chelsea player. New United manager Louis van Gaal has confided to his associates that the 26-year-old is the man he wants to play behind Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie this season and Mata has …

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James Middleton and Donna Air after date to War Horse in London's West End

They've been dating for nearly two years but James Middleton and girlfriend Donna Air still keep the flame alive with regular date nights it seems. The loved-up duo enjoyed a night out at the theatre and were spotted walking arm in arm as they left a …

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ADF chief Mark Binskin apologises to Middle Eastern community after assault …

Claims by a member of the Royal Australian Navy that he had been assaulted and threatened outside his home in Sydney's north-western suburbs yesterday are no longer being investigated by police. NSW Police have today confirmed the 'claims an ADF …

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Philip Spence found guilty of attempted murder

Another lost all the bones in her nose after the assault, which happened when the 32-year-old sneaked into their hotel room at night to steal iPads, gold jewellery and mobile phones. He dumped the claw hammer outside the four-star Cumberland Hotel in …

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge in Monica Vinader loved by Emma Watson, Cheryl …

Undoubtedly the best-known item in Kate's jewellery collection is her £28,500 engagement ring, which once belonged to Princess Diana. The blue sapphire, which sparkles with 14 diamonds, was bought at the former Crown jewellers Garrard of Mayfair for a …

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Winning Bids: June 2014

… DIGITAL EDITIONS · Autos · Aviation · Boating · Home & Style · Travel · Watches · Leisure · Fashion · Jewelry · Health & Wellness · Real Estate … The auction will offer examples of all but six of René Lalique's clock designs… View Slideshow …

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Louis Comfort Tiffany: Aesthetic Staple of Art Nouveau …

The spirit of Art Nouveau will visit the New Britain Museum's McKernan Gallery when The Brilliance of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Painter and Craftsman replaces Toulouse-Lautrec and His World. The two exhibitions are appropriately sequenced since Henri de … Tiffany was a successful paintiner, not to mention a prolific designer of stained glass, lamps, mosaics, metal […]

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Plea to help rebrand Glasgow

"It had a truth about it too – it spoke to the Glasgow Boys and that very distinct style Glasgow has with the heritage of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. "It also caused a bit of mischief in that other cities – and I'm not naming names – took great umbrage …

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Faberge eggs become symbols of power in new Russia

The jeweller and entrepreneur Carl Faberge fashioned his eponymous eggs from gems and precious metals in his St Petersburg workshop. The first one was presented by Tsar Alexander III to his wife, the Empress Maria Fedorovna, at Easter in 1885, …

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Smash and grab: The moment moped gang raid luxury Dorchester Hotel in …

Other jewellery in several untouched cabinets were pieces made by Faberge. Detective Constable Alex Flanagan said police are hopeful that releasing the images will help move the investigation forward. 'We are in the early stages of our investigation …

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Eric Frein's plan detailing shooting of two state troopers and his escape found

Authorities searching for suspected cop killer Eric Frein are believed to have found a handwritten note penned by the suspect. The letter, discovered as the manhunt for the survivalist sniper entered its fourth week, is being considered a confession …

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EU migrants registering to work in Britain soared by 55% since 2010

The number of EU migrants registering to work in Britain has soared by 55 per cent since 2010, but David Cameron has been warned a plan to cap the numbers would be illegal. In the last year, National Insurance numbers (NINOs) have been handed out to …

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Scotland will be more at risk of a terrorist attack if it votes for …

David Cameron today warned that Scotland would be more at risk from terrorism if it votes for independence. The Prime Minister said the United Kingdom had the best security and intelligence services in the world to keep people safe. He said the safety …

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Rebecca Judd displays a healthier figure in monochrome bikini as she enjoys …

She's known for her super slender frame which sparked a social media storm in recent weeks. But Australian model and television presenter Rebecca Judd appeared to sport a much healthier figure and more shapely thighs when she joined pals for a hens' …

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Art Nouveau Embroidery Patterns – Needle'nThread.com

The Art Nouveau era was a relatively short, transitional period of art, with roots in the Arts & Crafts movement of the 19th century, and branches that stretched into the Modern era. The style was represented in just about every …

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Wine lovers celebrate as Beaujolais Nouveau arrives (VIDEO)

For them the celebration is a big boost to business: “Our Japanese clients know us thanks to BeaujolaisNouveau. Now they buy our line throughout the year.” The 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau poster was designed by the artist Skwak, a native of Lille, France.

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What to Do This Weekend: November 20 to 23

WINE: Beaujolais Nouveau is a type of red wine that gets released on a specific day every year. To celebrate, Art Soiree is throwing a party, in which you'll sample wines, eat some French food, listen to some French music, and do things of that nature …

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Secret stories in Glasgow's stones

There is even an early example of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. However, normal wear and tear over the decades, coupled with vandalism and graffiti, has left many stones damaged. Others have become overgrown with moss or ivy. John Mills …

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Brad Pitt's Furniture Line Has Frank Pollaro's Art Deco Touch (PHOTOS)

According to Architectural Digest, the actor has collaborated with Frank Pollaro, a well-known furnishing firm, on a dozen designs. The collection of furniture, which will be revealed in New York on November 13, is sleek and graceful with the Art Deco …

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Sales of slimming products soar as people frantically diet in time for summer

If you are frantically trying to get in shape for the summer after a failed New Year diet, you are not alone. An online pharmacy has reported that demand for slimming products has soared in the last month. Chemist Direct claims that sales of such …

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Mining investors take stock after Marikana deaths

"This will serve as a wake-up call," Kieron Hodgson, a resource analyst at Charles Stanley, tells the BBC. "Extraction isn't easy. Investors have become blase about the risks of extraction." The high visibility of the deaths at Marikana and a spate of …

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Philip Barker: A brief history of the Queen's Baton Relay, whose modest roots …

Philip Barker The London 2012 Torch Relay ignited Olympic fever in the United Kingdom and for the first time the flame visited Scotland. Now an even longer relay, lasting 288 days, will next Wednesday (October 9) bring a greeting from the Queen from …

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Seven things Assad has done to seize the momentum in Syria

ANALYSIS. EIRUT — Two years ago, it seemed almost inevitable that Syrian President Bashar Assad would be toppled. Despite a fierce military crackdown, people were still taking to the streets in exuberant anti-government protests and rebels were …

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Islamic State jihadists could be plotting terror attack on Cardiff Nato summit …

Home grown Islamic State terrorists could be plotting a 'spectacular' attack on the upcoming Nato summit in Britain, a former foreign office minister has said. Kim Howells, who served under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, fears jihadists may be planning …

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The first elected Ukipper entered the Lair of Liars: QUENTIN LETTS sees the …

As revolutions go, it was an engagingly British event, brushed by paradox, throbbing with half-swallowed vanities. The new MP for Clacton arrived at 3.37pm to 'take his seat'. This new MP for Clacton is also the old MP for Clacton, having stood for re …

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy touches on his rumoured relationship with Jennifer Lopez

At the end of June, Jennifer was pictured looking very comfortable as she sidled up to Maksim at The Shrine nightclub in Connecticut after he attended one of her shows in the same city. A month later, he … Now he's focused on launching an acting …

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Gene Simmons' daughter Sophie launches fashion line with TheStyleClub

Sophie Tweed-Simmons – daughter of legendary Kiss bassist Gene Simmons – has launched her first fashion line, and it's all about making young women feel their best whatever their size. Fed up with over-priced, ill-fitting clothes, the curvaceous 22 …

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Will.i.am is set to launch his smartwatch, which can make calls

Smartwatches are coming in many shapes and sizes but only a few – such as Samsung's Gear S and the forthcoming Apple Watch – allow people to make calls. Now musician and technology entrepreneur will.i.am is set to reveal a rival which will let people …

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