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How to Repurpose/Refinish Old Furniture

Turning drab furniture into fab furniture can be strenuous at first but rewarding in the end. James Whistler once said, “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” This is very true for any field of creativity. It all starts with a vision. Visual learners are typically …

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AT&T Stadium (Home of the NFL Cowboys) Architecture, Texas

The AT&T Stadium is the most expensive sports complex in the world. Originally estimated to cost $650 million, the stadium’s current construction cost was $1.15 billion. It is located in Arlington Texas. It is the official home of the Cowboys of the NFL. The original stadium was completed in 1971 and …

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Adam Levine’s Sexy House in Hollywood Hills California

Intro/Facts about Adam Levine He currently lives with his close friend, Korean writer Gene Hong. His house was impressive enough to be featured on the Architectural Digest in 2012. When he was 6 years old, he took the winning shot of a basketball game, with barely any time left on the clock. This event …

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10 Historic Theaters Facing Tear-Downs

The Theatres Trust has added 10 new arts venues to its theatre buildings at risk register for 2013, which features 48 buildings in all, many in extreme disrepair and at risk of demolition from development proposals. Local campaign groups continue to fight for their survival, restoration and return to use …

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The Rookery Building Atrium Chicago

Set in the core of Chicago’s financial area, at 209 South LaSalle Street, Daniel Burnham and John Root’s Rookery Building is a Chicago landmark, comprising of a bright and luminously articulated central light court remodeling by Frank Lloyd Wright. When completed in 1888, The Rookery was one of the most …

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Mosaic Building Made of 100% Front Doors

In Seoul Korea a building that has a facade made completely from recycled front doors. To some traditionalists it may be an eyesore, but in fact it’s materials show a deeper meaning for only the intellectuals to see. Choi Jeong-Hwa worked his magic for this creation in South Korea. He is known for …