Urban HotSpot: From Church to Modern Nightclub (13 photos)

Although some could see this as sacrilegious, it’s hard to deny that this church-turned-nightclub looks absolutely stunning. Entrepreneur Franseco Ravo purchased the church and hired Puresang Design Studio to create Spirito – Martini, a new urban hotspot in Brussels, Belgium. Combining modern glamor with “gothic extravaganza,” the space includes three bars with five different lounges and a private room. Guests "should be able to enjoy the luxurious champagnes, divine liqueurs, or a delicious Martini on the heavenly beats of a live band or DJ." Puresang maintained various architectural elements from the former Anglican church, most noticeably the arches, high ceilings, and extravagant chandeliers. Furniture upholstered in velout fabric and leather create a luxurious setting, while digital printing and unique wall paper with a Victorian flare has been used to dress-up various surfaces throughout the interior.

Spirito – Martini website Puresang Design Studio website via yatzer

January 24, 2017

Delicate and Dreamy Pastel Tattoos Are a Whimsical Way to Adorn the Skin

Hong Kong-based artist Mini Lau designs and creates wonderfully whimsical pastel tattoos. Delicately drawn with fine lines and candy-colored ink, each tiny illustration adorns the skin in a subtle yet striking manner reminiscent of a storybook. Lau is one of the three artists that make up Hello Tattoo, a shop that specializes in a range of styles, from tribal tattoos to mandala-inspired pieces. Lau’s aesthetic is categorized as Korean, a genre renowned for its tiny tattoos featuring watercolor-like shading.

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January 23, 2017

Compassionate Villagers Knit Giant Sweaters to Keep Rescue Elephants Warm

Thanks to some compassionate craftspeople, the rescue elephants living at the Wildlife SOS Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India have been extra cozy during a recent bout of cold weather. In order to keep the pachyderms—who, prior to taking up residence at the sanctuary, tragically suffered neglect, abuse, and exploitation—happy and healthy, the villagers have dedicated their time to knitting colorful and colossal elephant sweaters.

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