My Modern Mondays!: Photographer of the Moment, Robert Ascroft

Usually, on this Monday, I list out three to five examples of some of my favorite modern things. Today, I decided to write about one specific photographer, Robert Ascroft. He established himself in the music world by working as an Art Director and Designer and only by shooting assignments himself did he fall in love with photography. What I enjoy most about his work is that he somehow enhances the natural beauty of these celebrities. There’s definitely an artistic quality to his photographs but in a subtle, natural and modern way.

Penelope Cruz

Leighton Meester

Christina Ricci

Jessica Alba

Molly Sims

Brad Pitt

Jeremy Piven Robert Ascroft website

January 20, 2017

Floating Cabin Lets Nature-Lovers Sleep in the Treetops of Sweden

If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and perfectly positioned for a sweeping view of the Northern Lights. The 7th Room is elevated by twelve 10-meter stilts and is beautifully built around the towering trunk of a pine tree.

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January 20, 2017

19 Most Creative Water Fountains From Around the World

Water fountains have a long place in our history. Dating back to the Ancient Roman times, these reservoirs were first designed with a purely practical purpose—for holding precious drinking water and bathing. These early fountains were uncovered, free standing, and placed along the street for public consumption. (Wealthier folks also had them in their homes.)

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