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Australia’s Tallest Skyscraper Will Have a Green Twist

Australia’s Tallest Skyscraper Will Have a Green Twist With its impressive height and ambitious twisting, greenery-covered design, you could be forgiven for assuming Southbank by Beulah was destined to remain on the drawing board. The supertall skyscraper has now received planning permission, however, and is due to begin construction in Melbourne next year. Southbank […]

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Southbank by Beulah will be located on a waterfront site in Melbourne that’s currently occupied by a BMW dealership
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City of London’s Scalpel Skyscraper Cuts a Fine Figure

The Scalpel (center)

Rising to a sharp gleaming point in the City of London,  the aptly-named Scalpel is another high-profile skyscraper by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF). The office building is a striking addition to the capital’s skyline and rises to a height of 190 m (623 ft).” – Adam Williams May 6, 2020 new

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In the ’60s, Models Floated Through Paris in Bubbles

The bubble series is widely credited with kicking off a trend of high concept, artistic fashion shoots.
The series starts over the water and shores of the river Seine in Paris, eventually floating into city streets.

There’s something about floating translucent bubbles that’s always seemed futuristic, from the ’60s right up to the present day. Photographer Melvin Sokolsky was on the, er, ball, then, when he shot his now iconic Bubble series for the Harpers Bazaar 1963 Spring Collection.” – Doug Bierend wired.com

wired.com: In the ’60s, Models Floated Through Paris in Bubbles

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Foster + Partners’ 100 East 53rd Tips Its Hat to Its Iconic Midtown Neighbors – Metropolis

metropolismag.com: Foster + Partners’ 100 East 53rd Tips Its Hat to Its Iconic Midtown Neighbors – Metropolis

“In the days before the luxury mishmashes of the High Line and Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side, the closest thing the city had to a Starchitect Row could be found on (or near) East 53rd Street between Sixth Avenue and the East River. There rose a promenade of classics: Eero Saarinen’s Black Rock, MoMA’s Goodwin/Stone home, SOM’s Lever House, Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, Hugh Stubbins’s Citigroup Center, and Philip Johnson’s Lipstick Building.”

Jesse Dorris October 2019 via metropolismag.com

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Pictures of the Year: Space


The sun is seen in this image taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

Reuters on msn.com: Pictures of the year: Space


A Hubble Space Telescope image shows bright blue gas threading through the galaxy IC 4870
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Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Art Deco Artist Tamara de Lempicka | CNET

Art Deco, Tamara de Lempicka, Art

I’ve been an admirer of Tamara de Lempicka for quite a few years now.  However, it wasn’t until last year I noticed several of her artworks in the opening sequence of Madonna’s music video “Vogue”. 

This is one of them “Andromeda”  Andromeda by Tamara de Lempicka

I’m very pleased to see this Google tribute to de Lempicka on her 120th Birthday!  

Check out my board Tamara de Lempicka on pinterest.com/AmishHomo

The Polish artist lived in Paris in the Roaring Twenties and brought her unique style to portraits of aristocrats, stars and artists.

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Polish Art Deco Artist Tamara de LempickaMadame Boucard  by Tamara de Lempicka

Artist Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka 1929

 

 

 

 

Photo of Tamara de Lempicka in Paris – 1929

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Jupiter’s Swirling South Pole

This image of Jupiter’s swirling south polar region was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it neared completion of its tenth close flyby of the gas giant planet.

nasa.gov: Jupiter’s Swirling South Pole