Ready For The Zombie Apocalypse? The Walking Dead Escape Is Coming

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The Walking Dead Escape
The Zombie Apocalypse. Sure you’ve thought about what you’d do if/when it happens, but are you positive you have what it takes  to successfully avoid falling at the hands of the Walking Dead?  Soon you’ll have the opportunity to put your survival skills to the test.  For three days only, the creative minds behind The Walking Dead Escape will turn San Diego's Petco...

LEGO Mid-Century Modern Design Contest by Dwell

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LEGO Eames House
Want to take your mad LEGO building skills to the next level? Looking to out your inner architect? Dwell has joined forces with Pacific Standard Time to challenge the next Joseph Eichler or Charles Eames to construct a model of an original home inspired by iconic California mid-century modern architecture....

Solar Decathalon 2011 Winners: Affordable and Efficient Designs

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Solar Decathalon 2011: University of Maryland
The challenge - to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The results are in.  The University of Maryland has won the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon for 2011.  Team Maryland, a runner-up back in 2007, took the top spot with WaterShed, a concept home using water and energy efficiency solutions in...

Eames Mid-Century Modern Living Room Relocated to LACMA

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The Eames House: Living Room at LACMA
Fans of mid-century modern design are in for a treat.  The untouched living room of design legends Ray and Charles Eames will be available for public viewing at the Los Angeles County Mueseum as part of an upcoming exhibition. California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way” - a showcase examining California's role in shaping the material culture of the country is...

Frank Lloyd Wright: 9 Amazing Outdoor Items

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Frank Lloyd Wright Garden
Throughout his life Frank Lloyd Wright spoke of the influence of the outdoors on his work.  He advised his apprentices to "study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.  It will never fail you." While we've already explored ways to bring a little FLW to your interior, considering Wright's love of the outdoors, these al fresco accessories are a great way to pay homage to the Frank Lloyd...

Contemporary Architecture: 12 Documentaries You Should Queue

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Tate Modern
It seems the world is fascinated with architects. With this in mind, we gathered the top documentaries featuring great minds of contemporary architecture. So sit back, grab your popcorn bowl and enjoy these 12 films honoring visionaries who created some of the most inspiring structures in the world.

10 Frank Lloyd Wright Interior Design Pieces

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Frank Lloyd Wright Interiors
Maybe you can't swing the mortgage on any of these Frank Lloyd Wright homes currently on the market, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a little Wright inspired design.  Each of these interior home decor items were created based on the famed architect's iconic works.

12 Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale: Iconic Real Estate

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Andrew B. & Maude Cooke House
Hankering to own a residence designed by celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright?  The dream seems more attainable as prices continue to drop and old listings are revived on an almost weekly basis.  The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy features the Wright homes currently on the market. We cherry picked 12 of our favorites:

10 Irish Castles To Spend The Night: Top O' the Morning

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Ashford Castle, Ireland
March is here, and with it comes thoughts of how to best celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Perhaps you plan on knocking back a few Shamrock Shakes before heading to your local pub to commemorate the day.  If you really wanted to get elaborate, you should think about bedding down in a real Irish Castle - in Ireland. We've found ten castle hotels on the Emerald Isle that will let you do just...

Palm Springs: Knee Deep in Modernism 2011

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Saving Modernism Across the Globe
Palm Springs Modernism Week  is in full swing.  The 9-day annual event is a celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture.  Filled with a variety of events including architecture tours, films, lectures, an architecture symposium, educational events as well as chic and fun parties in cool mid-century modern homes, Modernism Week runs  from February 17-27, 2011....

A Jetson-like Boutique Hotel for JFK Airport?

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TWA Terminal - JFK International Airport
If  the Port Authority of New York gets its way, you'll soon be able to spend a Jetson-like evening at John F. Kennedy International airport.  According to The Wall Street Journal, Port Authority is seeking developers to build a high-end boutique hotel in the iconic TWA flight terminal at New York's JFK International Airport.

Top Ten Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Gift Ideas

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Falling Water with Bow
Gift selection can be a tricky, arduous task.  Fortunately for you,  we've compiled a group of FLW based gifts with prices ranging from $7.95 to just under two hundred bucks - and guaranteed to delight the Frank Lloyd Wright groupie or architect fan on your list.

Virtual Bricks: Lego Holiday Design Contest

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Lego Holiday Design Contest
Flaunt your creative chops at the Lego design holiday contest. No plastic bricks under foot? No worries - enter with virtual Lego building materials using the LDD Design byME palette - a totally free download from Lego.  After completing your cyber-holiday creation simply take a screenshot and submit to enter.

Design For Cocktail Banter: Gargoyles

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Chicago Gate Gargoyle
So, you and everyone else at the party dressed as a Chilean miner, lame costume aside, you can still up your game when you "spout" off these factoids about gargoyles at this weekend's Halloween soirees.

How-to: Build Your Own DIY Cave Home

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People have been hollowing out caves to make their homes for thousands of years. There are also people experimenting with the benefits of modern cave living. These homes are well appointed with modern conveniences, good ventilation and even spectacular views. Our friends from HomeownersInsurance.org show us how some folks are adapting to living underground.

Replica Nina: Designed to Sail the Ocean Blue

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Columbus Foundation Ships
Wow, there are so many interpretations of the significance of Columbus Day. For some it is the discovery of the Americas,  others a way to honor their Italian heritage, and still another group a reason to decry Europeans' actions against the indigenous populations of the Americas.   No matter how you look at it, there was an ocean voyage and the folks over at the Columbus Foundation use it...