Abandoned Estate transformed by artists (Sao Paulo/ Brazil)



Cidade Matarazzo, an abandoned Victorian hospital became an artist's playground for the project “Made by Brazilians.” The murals & installations are open to view until October 11th 2014 when the hospital will get remodelled.
Artists include Kenny Scharf, Arne Quinze, Joana Vasconcelos, Charley Case, Saner and more.

The Ship Mall of Whampoa Garden (Hong Kong)



What looks like a ship stranded in the middle of Hong Kong is actually a shopping mall in the Whampoa Garden commercial centre.

Manish Arora's apartment (Paris/ France)



Fashion designer Manish Arora's apartment lies in the hip 10th Arrondissement of Paris. He combined traditional Parisian style with an exotic colour palette that, like the designer’s clothes, reflects his playful sense, rich imagination & use of crafts from India.
The kitchen and bathroom are separated by a wall of stained glass, letting the natural light flood through.

“In India, colors are very natural,” he said. “It is as natural as black for French people.”

“My design aesthetic is all about happiness. You can feel happiness when you enter. People smile when they enter my place and smile again when they leave.”

You'll also find 1960s-style furniture, graffiti by street artist Rude 3HC and various keepsakes collected on his travels, such as Russian dolls & Japanese Manga toys. He is fascinated by the order & predictability in Japan while India is the complete opposite.


Beachside Treehouse (Anna Maria Island/ Florida)



The owners of this magnificent beachside treehouse bought a property on Anna Maria Island in the early 90s. While watching sunsets from their house they always wondered what the view would be like from the big Australian pine tree between them and the beach so they built this treehouse to find out.
The 2 octagonal levels wrap around it like a nest becoming "a love hut without walls, a private spiritual escape up high in the whistling pine tree, a hideout with a gorgeous view of the white sand beach, multicolored sunsets, and starry moonlit nights."

Alice in Fantasy Land - Restaurant (Osaka/ Japan)



Alice in Wonderland is popular in Japan so Diamond Dining have created several cafe/ restaurants with variations of the theme.

See also:
"Alice in Magic Land"
"Alice in an old Castle"
"Alice in a Labyrinth"
"Alice in Dancing Land"
"Alice in a Picture Book"

The Osaka version has an ‘Alice through the looking glass’ theme featuring a magnificent chandelier above an open space dining area as well as curtained private booths to retreat to.
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