#Art Deco

How a Novelist Bought a 1926 Hispano-Suiza at Auction After Three Martinis

After several years in advertising, Clive Cussler published his first maritime adventure novel, The Mediterranean Caper, in 1973. By 1977, he struck gold with Raise the Titanic and was riding a wave of success when he attended his first classic car auction. Cussler says he had no intention of buying a car but found himself at the bar ordering martinis. Three drinks in, he began raising his hand on a beautifully-restored 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B Cabriolet.
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Edgewater’s New All-Day Cafe Serves Reimagined American Classics

The team behind popular South Beach Vietnamese restaurant, Behn Mi, are expanding their footprint to mainland Miami with the opening of their new all-day cafe Mimi’s. Spearheaded by New Wave Hospitality Group, which is comprised of executive chef Benjamin Murray, chef and restaurateur Michael Kaplan, and real estate investment company Arch Companies, the restaurant gives an update to the all-day cafe menu with a twist on classic dishes.
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Venture off the beaten path to find San Francisco's hidden gems

Suppose you have guests visiting who want to tour San Francisco, or you have not visited in quite a while; what are some of the lesser known gems that everybody ought to see? Better, what bohemian special places will leave guests (or you) with lasting memories of this great City by the Bay?
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Town to Country: Road Trip From Reykjavik to Nesjavellir

Although Reykjavik is currently in the middle of a hotel boom, the. was the city's first luxury hotel—and it's still the most beloved. Jóhannes Jósefsson, a native Icelander who worked in the United States as a circus strongman, returned to his native country with dreams of building Iceland's first four-star property. The elegant hotel, which opened in 1930, hews to a black, white, and silver palette, an Art Deco gem in the very center of the city. It’s still the hotel of choice for Iceland's celebrities and elites, whom you'll likely chat with over warm brown bread and strong coffee at the Borg's guests-only breakfast. And because this is Scandinavia, don't look for over-the-top glitz: Here, the glamour is in the details, like the sleek silver door handles and the dainty chime the elevator makes instead of a beep.

Hoodoo Mural Festival to bring pop of color to Polk Street

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Artists from across the U.S. and beyond are hitting downtown Amarillo with paint in hand and a picture in mind this week. Five pieces of art will be added to walls on Polk Street in time for the Hoodoo Mural Festival on Oct. 2. Andrew Hall...

Halloween Color Palettes That Aren't Just Orange And Black

The history of Halloween goes back to Samhain, a Celtic festival running from the evening of October 31 (the end of summer's harvest and the beginning of winter) to the evening of November 1 (the new year). On this night, it was believed that the line between the physical and the spirit world was thin, so to keep ghosts away, people had bonfires, wore costumes, and carved faces into turnips with candles in them (via

Hotel Indigo The Hague – Palace Noordeinde Reviewed

It has been a while since I reviewed hotels in The Hague and after my last reviews, Hotel Indigo The Hague has had its royal debut in the Hague as the hotel that is situated right opposite the Royal Palace on Nooreinde. Nooreinde, a cobbled stone street, is also the street that has some of the most luxurious shops in The Hague.
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Amazing art deco Raspberry Pi game controller/console

I think Jam Hamster might have made the most beautiful game controller/console ever. You can catch the work-in-progress photos on Twitter: practically every part and feature is handmade, including the circuit board. Not their first rodeo, obviously. See also these plans for putting an Arduino in a tape cassette, which may then be used as a tape cassette. [via r/RetroFuturism]

Work begins on refurbishment of 950-seat art deco cinema in east London

Willmott Dixon Interiors has commenced the next phase in the restoration of a landmark art deco-inspired former Granada/ EMD Cinema in Walthamstow, on behalf of Waltham Forest Council. The contractor has begun refurbishment works at the Grade II* former Granada/EMD Cinema in Hoe Street, as part of an £25.6 million...

Art Deco Hotel in Downtown St. Petersburg

This Florida Hotel Starts from $85 a Night—Free Cancellation & Nearby Beach. Whether you're looking to stay tonight or in 2022, this downtown St. Petersburg hotel offers great value. Nightly rates now start from as little as $89 a night, which amounts to some pretty massive savings in comparison with the typical rates of $170 or $180 for similar properties.

Remodeled Romance Theater ready to welcome the public

REXBURG — The Romance Theater in Rexburg is undergoing an extensive remodeling process. Now the public can come in and check out the new interior spaces. The theater has gone through several previous remodels, changing its decor and aesthetic to fit with the current times. The latest changes open up the lobby space, bring more light into the interior and improve the concessions area and bathrooms.

Aesthetic Room Ideas | Our Favorite Decorations

You’ve seen them all over Instagram — aesthetic room ideas. But while the finished product is great, wouldn’t it be nice if someone rounded up where to find these products? Don’t worry — we’ve done just that below. Disclaimer: The information included in this post is for informational purposes only...

Super-Prime Apartment Unveiled In Mayfair

Agency Wetherell is currently marketing one of Mayfair’s most luxurious and exclusive apartments, a three-bedroom lateral residence providing 2,889 sq ft (269.4 sqm) of living space, available for sale in Clarges Mayfair at Ashburton Place in Mayfair. Apartment 4.03 in Clarges Mayfair has contemporary interiors with eight Juliet balconies, for...

Chef Daniel Boulud Reopens Restaurant DANIEL and Appoints Eddy Leroux as Executive Chef, Reimagines the Iconic Dining Experience

The newly opened restaurant includes new menu items, redesigned interiors, contemporary Art Deco-inspired bar designed by Lalique and a new rotating art program. (BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud announced the completion of the renovation and reimagination of Restaurant DANIEL, a revered New York City establishment. In addition to a thoughtfully redesigned interior, Chef Boulud has promoted Eddy Leroux, previously Chef de Cuisine at Restaurant DANIEL, to Executive Chef, and Shaun Velez, formerly Executive Pastry Chef at Café Boulud, to Executive Pastry Chef.

Lens on History: Road projects drove other development

A major road construction project in 1932 created two intersections of highways 14 and 52 on opposite ends of Rochester. Before long, filling stations, diners and tourist cabins lined the new "beltline" highway. But at these two intersections, East Side Texaco and West Side Texaco sat like a pair of highway bookends.

The Brown Palace Hotel Debuts Multimillion-Dollar Renovation (PHOTOS)

Denver’s oldest and grandest hotel, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, recently completed a renovation of the hotel’s historic Top of The Brown Suites including the 8th and 9th floors and the three famed Presidential Suites—The Eisenhower, The Reagan and The Roosevelt—as well as Palace Arms, various meeting spaces and the Club Lounge. With these multimillion-dollar upgrades, masterfully crafted by Forchielli Glynn, The Brown maintains its grandeur and grace as the city’s most elegant, iconic hotel while still captivating guests with historic heritage fused with modern-day amenities.