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October 19, 2018

The Life and Work of Acclaimed Japanese Architect Tadao Ando

Acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando has cultivated a visually rich, modern aesthetic that is truly his own. By balancing aspects of modernism with Japanese principals of design, Ando has been able to carve an impressive name for himself in the architecture world. His accomplishments include winning the 1995 Pritzker Prize. His career is all the more impressive when one considers that he’s largely self-taught.

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October 19, 2018

Polaroid’s Latest Instant Camera Uses New Technology to Unlock Creative Features

Building on the success of its first new camera release in a decade, Polaroid Originals has added a new model to its family of analog cameras. The Polaroid OneStep+ is an instant analog camera that takes advantage of digital technology to create surprising effects. Inspired by the classic 1977 OneStep, this enhanced model has two lenses that allow you to toggle between standard and portrait mode.

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October 18, 2018

The Enchanting History of Notre-Dame Cathedral’s Famous Gargoyles

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is celebrated as one of the most exquisite examples of Gothic architecture. Constructed in the Middle Ages, the church has welcomed worshippers and sightseers for centuries, inspiring awe with its sky-high spires, ethereal stained glass windows, and spell-binding sculptures. Among carved depictions of holy figures like saints and prophets, the cathedral’s exterior also features a menagerie of grotesques, stone creatures intended to protect the church from malevolent spirits.

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October 18, 2018

Japan’s Northern Island Has a Frozen Hotel You Can Spend a “Cool” Night In

When planning a trip, summer destinations are likely your go-to getaway. However, hotels around the world are proving that winter trips can be just as exciting. On top of glass igloos and floating cabins, ice hotels are a fun way to enjoy the frosty weather. While most of these icy inns are nestled in Nordic landscapes, the Hoshino Resort Tomamu ice village in Hokkaido has brought the snowy trend to Japan.

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