Miami Beach residence by SAOTA takes indoor-outdoor living to the extreme

South African firm SAOTA has built its first project in Miami Beach: an expansive, waterfront home that boasts a basketball court and a waterslide. Called Pine Tree House, the family residence is located in the historic Collins Waterfront district. It occupies a long, linear site that stretches between a busy road and an active canal. Composed

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The Summer Dress

It was my goal .. I must admit to wear more dresses.  It’s no wonder that you hadn’t seen me in anything this ladylike for a long while when a recent rustle through my repository could uncover no more than the aforementioned. Don’t get me wrong I love a good gown as much as the next girl, but when […]

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MVRDV and Adept team up on community centre that invites grownups to play

Mazes, slides, nets, fireman’s poles and climbing walls all feature inside this Copenhagen community centre, designed by architecture studios MVRDV and Adept to encourage adults to be more active (+ slideshow). Opening today, the Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement offers a wide assortment of physical activities, including sport, mediation, dance and parkour – a practice that encompasses running, climbing and jumping. More

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5 minimal flats

Flats have become a staple in my wardrobe since becoming a mom. I used to love wearing heals before kids and didn’t mind enduring the pain or blisters because honestly I felt a bit more confident and appreciated the added height. It’s not that having kids means you can’t wear what you want, you just quickly see how some clothes, shoes can create extra work or slow you down, like heels.

Here are 5 minimal flats you can wear from now into Fall and no kids necessary. ;)

COS slip on leather shoes | Martiniano glove shoe | Yvonne Koné pointy ballerina flats | Zara slides with bow | Mansur Gavriel ballerina

MAD transforms Japanese house into curvaceous kindergarten with a slide along one wall

Chinese studio MAD has draped a “skin” of white asphalt shingles over the wooden structure of an old house in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture to create a kindergarten with a curving roofline (+ slideshow). MAD completely overhauled the home of siblings Kentaro and Tamaki Nara to create Clover House Kindergarten – the Beijing studio’s first project in Japan. The Naras were previously running More

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Summer Walks

Off-duty footwear, Black Leather, Textured Slides game, Finest Materials, Comfort, Minimal vibes. The Holidays shoes situation. Senso Slides – Everlane Slide sandals – Birkenstock  

Summer Whites

Mix fresh and crisp whites with textures for our summer mornings. Blend the usual oversized sunglasses with the timeless aviator style, while staying true to our love and appreciation of authentic handmade craftsmanship. Dropping a layer when temperatures begin to … Continue reading

West 8 creates artificial hills on New York’s Governors Island

Landscape architecture firm West 8 has added rolling hills with playgrounds and art installations across Governors Island in New York harbour (+ slideshow). Opening to the public later this month, The Hills on Governors Island takes up 10 acres (four hectares) of park space. Measuring between 26 and 70 feet (eight and 21 metres) in height, More

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Glass Skyslide to be added to exterior of California’s tallest skyscraper

A glass-enclosed “skyslide” is being added to the US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, offering thrill seekers the opportunity to glide down the building’s exterior. Called Skyslide, the glass chute will measure 14 metres in length and 1.2 metres in width, and will be installed approximately 304 metres above the ground below. The enclosure will be made More

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Asif Khan adds elevated wooden play area to east London primary school

To provide children at this primary school with more room to play, London designer Asif Khan has created a stilted structure that stands two metres above the playground (+ slideshow). Khan, whose two children attend Chisenhale Primary in London’s Tower Hamlets, designed the addition following a conversation with the school’s headteacher. Due to lack of More

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Narrow MaHouse by The Very Many features a staircase with a built-in slide

This narrow house in Strasbourg, France, by New York-studio The Very Many features a translucent glass wall and an indoor slide for the younger residents (+ slideshow). Called the MaHouse, the 340-square-metre narrow residence comprises three stacked, slightly rotated irregular volumes. The different sizes and arrangements of the volumes were developed in response to the narrow site and More

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Fránek Architects’ mountainside Sky Walk loops up around a giant slide

A 101-metre slide winds down through this coiling structure by Fránek Architects, perched on a mountain in the Czech Republic (+ slideshow). The Sky Walk is situated 1,116 metres above sea level, at the top of a chair lift near the village of Dolni Morava. Brno-based Fránek Architects worked with Czech construction company Taros Nova to More

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Session

These timeless pieces that accompany us year in and year out, season after season, and feel indelible. Bright and slouchy textures unite, supplemented by relaxed fits: the chic-minimalist aesthetic is emphasized. Strategically adorned with fine jewellery, they cleverly express an … Continue reading

A Balanced Mind

  Finding happiness; a subject talked and thought about a lot. It looks like many of us are obsessed seeking happiness, or seeking an intense luck endlessly. Trying to be happy … Read More

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Givenchy Slides

The slide has become a wardrobe staple to more than one of my non-believer friends and additionally an integral part of this girls last minute lazy footwear decisions.  Good news is Givenchy have delivered these little babies at a tantalisingly affordable price that even your penny savvy granny could afford .. snap these girls up […]

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Playhouse on stilts by Sharon Davis features a slide, a climbing frame and a lookout point

A stainless-steel slide curls down through the interior of this elevated playhouse, which is topped by a crow’s nest offering views over New York’s Hudson River Valley (+ slideshow). The Garrison Treehouse was designed by Manhattan studio Sharon Davis Design for the grounds of a farmstead in Garrison, a hamlet on the east bank of the Hudson River […]

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BASE adds a metal-clad playpark to a Bordeaux housing estate

Perforated metal panels create a semi-opaque surface around this elevated playground structure in Bordeaux, which contains slides, climbing nets and a trampoline (+ slideshow). The playground was developed by BASE as part of a project to improve living conditions for the residents of a 1960s housing estate called Génicart, which is situated in the Lormont district in […]

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