Another Frank Gehry design (no surprise) that was a collaboration with the architect Vlado Mulunik. I love the concept this, of creating a building meant NOT to fit in. When I look at it I think of my tight jeans I every once and a while try to squeeze into and well... it looks a lot like this.
What happens when an Italian designer infiltrates Bali? You guessed it, a 70's inspired seducing, come hither tropical hideaway. Interesting concept "villa" that is all about fashion, glamour & sensual color.
Definitely said to be not for the faint of heart, this visually flamboyant market is a cultural landmark. Terrific way to be in the bustle of the streets & marketplace yet get a close up look at our food chain. Bustling market so keep your bearings.
This is actually on the grounds of a winery and the colors here are meant to reflect a bottle of wine.If you look closely you can see wine on the top, and gold and silver which represent a wine bottle on the bottom.
Leave it to Frank Gehry to come up with something so wildly creative regarding a wine bottle. Has a definite similarity to LA's Disney Hall though. I like the thinking of this wine company though. Very progressive.
Fantastic place for your next big party, this venue is accessed via a natural wood walkway that originates with of course, an elevated tree. This was actually a marketing concept that caught more than a little attention. About 45 miles north of Aukland, NZ.
Said to be actually even more beautiful at sunset than dawn, this Buddhist temple is a famous landmark. Architectural touches incorporate tiny pieces of coloured glass and Chinese porcelain and weave them into intricate patterns.
If you've ever crossed the border into Russia on land, you know that the minute you do you see all the buildings suddenly take on an onion shape. I love St. Basil's because it's really the quintessential example of that style of architecture. I hadn't realized it was built in the 1500s.
Legendary rumor was that the architect Postnik Yakovlev questioned whether he would ever create such a beautiful building again. The original cathedral was actually painted white with touches of gold leaf.
Great place to get a little Paris in Buenos Aires. Built by an Argentinean diplomat who had spent much time in Paris it is an ode to all things french. Also considered to be one of the most ornate palaces in Buenos Aires.
You wouldn't know it from this photo, but one of Furano's early nicknames was Stinky Flame. It seems that the town is not only known for its extensive lavender fields & agriculture, but it in the northern region that once was near a smoldering volcano (hence the "scent").
This village goes to show that sometimes one man can literally change a village. Huang Yung-fu, a war vet lived in Talchung, a near-abandoned and worn-out war city that needed revival. He began painting a few years ago, and within two years had transformed the village giving it color and hope. TrulyThis village goes to show that sometimes one man can literally change a village. Huang Yung-fu, a war vet lived in Talchung, a near-abandoned and worn-out war city that needed revival. He began painting a few years ago, and within two years had transformed the village giving it color and hope. Truly an inspiration.…see moresee less
The Belgian floral designer Daniel Ost made his mark in Japan and is known for stunning floral arrangements as art. He opened his second shop in Brussels and gets regular orders from the Belgian Royals.