Tour Cuba’s Eclectic Buildings Through Early 1900s Snapshots – Monochromes – Curbed National

Tour Cuba’s Eclectic Buildings Through Early 1900s Snapshots – Monochromes – Curbed National

Design agenda: ringing in 2015 with Maison&Objet – Yahoo News Doyle Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the internet’s photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design. Have a find you want to share? Hit up the tipline ; we’d love to hear from you. Cuba’s architecture is a fascinating mix of influences, from the patios and fountains introduced by the Spanish colonizers in the 16th-century, to the cathedrals built in the simplified baroque style that caught on in 1700s, to the neoclassical theaters and colonnaded avenues of the early 1800s. As if that weren’t enough, beginning in the 1920s, many swanky art deco and tropical deco buildings went up around the country, and a number of whimsical mock-castles were built. This historic architecture has remained all but untouched for decades, but thanks to the huge shif t in U.S.-Cuba relations that began last month, tourism to Cuba is certain to increase, and hopefully preservation efforts will ramp up too. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://curbed.com/archives/2015/01/02/here-now-a-monochromatic-look-at-the-architecture-of-cuba.php Shin Takahashi wins Golden A’ Design Award in Interior Design Our initial idea was to define the shop as a stage, customers as actors / actresses, and the interior as a stage setting. Floating box shaped walls, floor and ceiling are the three main elements that define the interior space. Based on the idea of ‘Stage Setting’, we aimed to create a versatile space with a movable box shaped wall to create different scenes in the shop.” To learn more visit: https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=30744 The Golden...
Kitchen Remodeling Trends That Are Going To Remain Popular Into 2015

Kitchen Remodeling Trends That Are Going To Remain Popular Into 2015

The open concept design works well with cabinets to the ceiling to create more storage space. Another important item for todays family is accessories that accommodate todays technology. This would include charging stations for all of the family gadgets; tablets, smart phones, computers, etc. A charging station not only makes it easy to charge all of the familys technology, it is a great way to keep cords at hand and out of view. One can create more storage space by using deep drawers. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12416444.htm Dexter’s Red Brick Kitchen to expand into space next door – Dexter Leader – Heritage Newspapers My biggest fear is making it too big and losing that coziness, but were working hard not to lose that because thats part of our identity. Landrum is excited about expanding the kitchen to nearly three times the size of the current space. It will allow for more volume of customers. We get so busy in the summer sometimes that our extremely small kitchen cant keep up, Landrum said. Landrum said the focus of the Red Brick Kitchens menu is simple foods done fresh and made with local ingredients when staff is able to do so. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.heritage.com/articles/2014/12/31/dexter_leader/news/doc549de3f71778e299756107.txt Manresa set to reopen on New Year’s Eve following fire that closed the legendary Los Gatos restaurant for six months – ContraCostaTimes.com The new sommelier is Jim Rollston, who performed the same job at Cyrus, before the high-end Healdsburg eatery closed in 2012. If there is a lesson friends might...
Notable Deaths In Wny In 2014  – City & Region – The Buffalo News

Notable Deaths In Wny In 2014 – City & Region – The Buffalo News

Small Business Administration, the Buffalo Urban League and others in sponsoring workshops on starting, running or growing a business, all the way to creating succession plans. Friends describe him as unbossed and unbought, a label that served him well in the many years he served his community. … For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit...
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