How the internet reshaped Market Street’s Art Deco monolith

How the internet reshaped Market Street’s Art Deco monolith

This is a story about adaptive reuse, unplanned obsolescence, and the way one building can straddle two centuries and come to embody the fickle nature of commerce in a modern American city. The hulking, Mayan-inspired, Art Deco monolith originally known as the Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart has stood on its Market Street block between Ninth and Tenth streets for 81 years now. Completed in the summer of 1937—the same year as the Golden Gate Bridge—at a cost of $3 million and after just one year of construction, the…

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Hilton’s Conrad checks in to the sleepy pensioners’ town of Pune

Hilton’s Conrad checks in to the sleepy pensioners’ town of Pune

The city of Peshwas, once known for its wada-style housing and traditional bazaars, is now home to luxury hotels, fine dine restaurants and fancy apartments. Luxury real estate was the early entrant into the traditional market and the segment has seen a jump of 10 percent in prices in the past year, states Cushman and Wakefield. Hotels such as Conrad Pune brought global hospitality experiences to Pune. Fine dining restaurants and fashion businesses followed suit. Deepali Nandwani share My first reaction when I heard that the country’s first Conrad was…

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Mumbai’s Iconic Victorian And Art Deco Buildings In UNESCO Heritage List

Mumbai’s Iconic Victorian And Art Deco Buildings In UNESCO Heritage List

The Art Deco buildings are characterised by Deco fonts, marble floors and spiral staircases. (AFP) Mumbai: Mumbai’s Art Deco buildings, believed to be the world’s second largest collection after Miami, were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List on Saturday alongside the city’s better-known Victorian Gothic architecture. A not-for-profit team of enthusiasts are in the process of documenting every single one but they estimate there may be more than 200 across the city. The majority of them, built on reclaimed land between the early 1930s and early 1950s, are clustered together in…

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A touch of royalty: Elegant home décor gifts for Diwali

A touch of royalty: Elegant home décor gifts for Diwali

Diwali is the time for family and friends. It’s also the time to spread joy and exchange gifts. And in case you don’t want to gift something personal and give a nice one for the house, we have it sorted. Rugs, carpets, cushions and more, here’s the perfect guide for the best home decor gifting options of all time. 1. Decorative pieces If your loved one is a fan of pretty little decorative pieces, here are some options that you can consider. From vases to elegant diyas to scented candles…

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Art Deco House with Original Vintage Furnishings For Sale – Take a Tour

Art Deco House with Original Vintage Furnishings For Sale – Take a Tour

Cross Hands near Llanelli in Wales is currently on the radar of many vintage lovers or people searching for their own property. Heol Bryngwili house, built in the Art-Deco style is now up for sale for 230,000 pounds (nearly $300k). The house is in perfect condition, containing original furniture that is completely preserved even though it is 80 years old. [“source=ft.com]

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Art Deco House with Original Vintage Furnishings For Sale – Take a Tour

Art Deco House with Original Vintage Furnishings For Sale – Take a Tour

Cross Hands near Llanelli in Wales is currently on the radar of many vintage lovers or people searching for their own property. Heol Bryngwili house, built in the Art-Deco style is now up for sale for 230,000 pounds (nearly $300k). The house is in perfect condition, containing original furniture that is completely preserved even though it is 80 years old. [“source=forbes]

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An Exquisite Art Deco Home in Silver Lake by William Kesling, Presented by Tracy Do

An Exquisite Art Deco Home in Silver Lake by William Kesling, Presented by Tracy Do

1827 Fanning St. | Silver Lake Tracy Do is thrilled to present the Hunter Residence, a stunning example of the Streamline Moderne style, designed by William Kesling, an innovative builder who was instrumental in bringing modern residential architecture to Southern California. Built in 1936, this exquisite Silver Lake residence has been comprehensively renovated, bringing it squarely into the 21st century while celebrating its marvelous origins. The home was the longtime residence of distinguished 20th century philanthropists Nadia and Norman Kaplan, celebrated members of the Silver Lake community and founders of…

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Deck up your home with Art Deco

Deck up your home with Art Deco

A pair of restored Pierre Jeanneret chairs and teakwood library desk at Pooranawalla. Pics/Suresh Karkera An oak tree has to give its life to become your chair. Later, a designer spends weeks and a carpenter spends days so that your perfectly formed backside can rest on its perfectly formed seat. The small act of sitting down comes with a list of sacrifices. So, when you outgrow it, isn’t another shot at life a better end? The antique stores of Mumbai – Moorthy’s in Tardeo, Phillips Antiques in Colaba, Camelot in…

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Perfectly preserved £230,000 art deco home goes back on the market for the first time since it was sold on the outbreak of WWII… and even comes with the original furniture

Perfectly preserved £230,000 art deco home goes back on the market for the first time since it was sold on the outbreak of WWII… and even comes with the original furniture

A unique art deco house that was sold in the year the Second World War broke out and is still brimming with original features has gone on the market for £230,000. The keys to this time capsule home called Heol Bryngwili in Cross Hands near Llanelli, in Wales, were handed to the first owners in the autumn of 1939 – and it has remained in the same family until now. Even most of the furniture is original and can come with the property, which is the most distinctive on the street, if wanted….

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Saving Mexico City’s Art Deco Treasures

Saving Mexico City’s Art Deco Treasures

The El Moro building, one of Mexico City’s Art Deco treasures, suffered significant damage during last year’s earthquake; the upper floors swayed several feet during the tremors. Photo by Paul Biasco Pin this image Facebook Share this image One year ago—September 19, 2017—a massive earthquake rattled Mexico City, toppling dozens of buildings and damaging thousands more. The neighborhoods of Condesa and La Roma, home to some of the most excellent examples of Art Deco architecture arguably anywhere in the world, were hit hardest. While many structures throughout the city, including historical buildings,…

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