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Malboeuf Bowie Architecture transforms a single-family home lot into three distinct townhouses

May 22, 2015

Some background: Malboeuf Bowie Architecture is run and owned by this fantastic duo; Tiffany Bowie and Joe Malboeuf. They are also the two principal architects of the firm and are committed to developing innovative design solutions in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. MB Architecture is a full-service modern architecture firm that focuses on multi-family building design and highly crafted custom residential. Their work is characterized by: - Strong interior/exterior connections - The efficient use of space - Creative use of materials   The collaborative approach: “We approach each project as an opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with our clients. The collaborative approach extends to our work during construction. We establish a close relationship with builders in order to maintain...

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A Million Dollar Monday at Christie's, Picasso Painting sets auction record, sold at $179.4 million USD

May 19, 2015

 Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O) The overloaded Art market is growing hectically and is raking in cash due to the elevated prices driven by the artworks' investment value and by new collectors hunting for the best art out there. Modern art and impressionist pieces are still the all time favorites for their proven value and accessibility.  Last week Monday, Christie's offered in a curated sale titled "Looking Forward to the Past", dozens of 20th century masterpieces among which, Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O) now known as the worlds most expensive artwork ever auctioned. Picasso’s long list of accomplishments is still growing even 42 years after his death in 1973. The vibrant, multi-hued masterpiece completed in 1955 has just destroyed all records, being...

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AfrikaBurn 2015 - A wonderful and whimsical way to warp your mind, body and soul.

May 13, 2015

A wonderful and whimsical way to warp your mind body and soul.   AfrikaBurn 2015 has come and gone. And once more, the Tankwa Karoo was filled with life and light – lots of light! People transform into spirits of freedom, embracing every aspect of the human experience and embody their inner beasts. Music, culture, art, colours, crafts, vehicles and concepts clash together to create a world quite unlike anything else. Springleap’s interns had the pleasure of gracing the festival with their presence - and learned quite a few things as first time Burners! They shared their experience with us and in turn we will share a few highlights and pointers with you. Making sure that you enjoy this experience...

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South African Fashion - the Nation's Best Talent and Design

May 07, 2015

South African "artisanal" designer gear has taken the public by storm. Our nation has an incredibly diverse culture in which designers and creatives alike have stepped up to the plate and delivered top notch material on the fashion front.  Proudly South African fashion designer Amanda Laird Cherry has been on the high end of the catwalk scene, debuting her first autumn/winter collection in 2008. A woman of many avenues, Cherry's label reflects her imagery for the harmony and reconciliation of the country as it moves forwards in it's democracy. Her designs are remarkable, striking and seem to push the limits of fashion into interesting territories. All masterfully crafted and packaged with a great logo to go. Here are some snaps form her...

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