Vivian Narvaez

40,373 Added | 14 Magazines | 42,264 Likes | 257 Following | 1,645 Followers | @VivianNarvaez | Self-taught artist whose works are influenced by her Cuban roots. Loves decor, nature, reading. Beautiful books, music, and greenery bring me joy.

Un appartement coup de foudre en Suède - PLANETE DECO a homes world

Lorsque Johanna et Daniel ont trouvé cet appartement dans une vieille maison des années 20 à Sundbyberg en Suède, ils ont eu un véritable coup de …

Une maison paisible sur les collines d'Ojai - PLANETE DECO a homes world

C’est sur les collines d’Ojai, près de Los Angeles en Californie, que Deborah Rhein, designer d’intérieur et fondatrice de D.L. Rhein, a a été …

Un cube de béton pour Aiko

Aiko vit dans un petit appartement, un cube de béton qu’elle a su aménager au mieux, avec le plus de rangements fermés possibles afin de ne pas se …

Le plus joli appartement sous combles de Madrid - PLANETE DECO a homes world

C’est la décoratrice Paula Duarte qui s’est occupé de la rénovation de cet appartement sous combles situé à Madrid, appelé » Le Mambo « , dont …

7 PropTech Companies That Are Changing The Way You Do Your Job

Tech companies are providing new ways for the real estate industry to build buildings, monitor properties and analyze financial data. With more interest from investors, startups are developing software, mobile applications and new technologies to help streamline many real estate processes.<p>In …

Real Estate

7 expert tips for growing bearded irises

Plantswoman and RHS Chelsea Gold medallist, Claire Austin knows a thing or two about bearded irises...<p>Plantswoman and RHS Chelsea Gold medallist, …

Flowers

It’s High Season in Grace Kennedy’s Garden

“This is my season,” says Grace Kennedy, a garden designer based in Garrison, NY. Give her autumn over all the other seasons and she’d be happy. For …

Flowers

17 pictures of small pools for terraces and gardens

When we think of a home with a pool, we imagine that one needs a large garden for it. However, one can enjoy small pools even in smaller spaces. In …

Landscaping

SEP House / MMA Studio

The ground of 1200m² has a strong slope and is surrounded by native forest with the most varied types of trees. The architectural design approach was …

Architecture

40 Bohemian Bedrooms To Fashion Your Eclectic Tastes After

An array of color and prints, varying textures, billowing fabrics and layers of worldly decor, boho style is one of the most fun to create from the …

Home Decorating

65 Skulls Found in Mass Grave at Site of Gruesome War Crime

(SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina ) — Forensic experts say they have retrieved the remains of at least 65 victims from a mass grave in central Bosnia, …

Archaeology

Mycenaean tomb found in Greece

One of the largest Mycenaean tombs was brought into light this summer, on a mountainside in central Greece. It is a major archaeological discovery, which will shed new light on Mycenaean funeral practices.<p>The monumental chamber tomb dating back to the 14th century BC, is accessed through a 20 metre …

Archaeology

Vassar and beyond: Women and baseball in the 1800s

“The progress of feminine fashion is becoming positively alarming,” wrote a Cleveland newspaper on December 18th, 1865. “And now,” it continued, “as …

Sports Analytics

Why some 19th century immigrants went back to Europe - Futurity

In the 19th century about one in three immigrants to the US returned to Europe. A new look at Norwegian immigrants offers a reason why.

19th Century

Russia unveils statue of AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov

MOSCOW: Russian officials and Orthodox priests on Tuesday (Sep 19) unveiled a statue in Moscow of inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose iconic AK-47 …

Russia

The Meaning of the Habit: Religious Orders, Dress and Identity, 1215-1650

What lies at the core of this analysis of the conceptions about religious clothing – used as a heuristic tool – is precisely its capacity to show not …

Medieval

A brief history of luxury

We use it as a prefix before car, perfume and hotel. It was once rare, but now, we are told, it can be part of our every day. It is the ultimate brand. We all aspire to it: yet, do any of us know what luxury actually is?<p>“It turns out that this is a question that luxury brands ask themselves on a …

Ancient History

The Soviet Union Once Tested A Nuke That Was Too Big For War

The strength of the bomb was bigger than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined -- and wasn't even as strong as it could have been.<p>A recreation of the Tsar …

War

Required Reading: The Hidden Life of Trees

The rather startling subtitle of Peter Wohlleben’s popular book <i>The Hidden Life of Trees</i> is <i>What They Feel, How They Communicate, Discoveries from a</i> …

Bestsellers

Aww Pictures – September 18, 2017

Came home to this.<p>Just got her yesterday, and she is already a good girl. Say hi to Nala!<p>What an adorable dino.<p>Say hello to my first cats, Mayonnaise …

Pets

How Pants Went From Banned to Required in the Roman Empire

600 years in the history of trousers.<p>Go to a meeting with any male politician today and you’re almost certainly going to be standing in front of a …

Rome

The savage Reformation

<i>(Illustration by Sean Mcsorley)</i><p>Fierce fighting raged all day on 4 August 1549 in the fields and lanes outside the Devon village of Clyst St Mary. By …

History

7 Tips For Getting the Anthropologie Look at Home

As a design lover, Anthropologie is hands down one of the the best places to window shop, browse and discover. There's something inspirational and …

Home Decorating

German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday.<p>Western Flanders Governor Carl Decaluwe told The Associated Press that the find on the floor of the North Sea "is very unique."<p>"It's quite amazing that we …

World War I

21 Fascinating Facts About Joan Of Arc, Misunderstood Hero And Modern-Day Icon

1 of 22<p>Joan of Arc was not actually from any place called Arc, but instead from the town of Domremy. Her surname was nothing more than an educated …

History

Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

<i>Red Bedroom</i>, Frances Glessner Lee, mixed media<p><b>This rare public display explores the unexpected intersection between craft and forensic science.</b><p><i>Murder</i> …

Smithsonian

Remarkable new tree species was "hidden in plain sight" in the Andes

Hidden in plain sight–that’s how researchers describe their discovery of a new genus of large forest tree commonly found, yet previously …

Natural History Museums

Hispanic Advertising History Includes Selena as Spokesperson for Coca-Cola

In the 1960s and ’70s, Latinos in advertising began advocating for the buying power of Latino consumers, leading to a transition in the advertising …

Advertising

Dinosaurs Laid Blue Eggs—And That's a Big Deal

In a twist for paleontologists, a fossil nest found in China shows that colored eggshells were not just for the birds.<p>Robins may be famous for their beautiful blue eggs, but ancient feathered dinosaurs beat them to the punch.<p>Looking at fossil eggshells from China, researchers have found evidence …

Dinosaurs

This Is the World’s Most Unusual Post Office

On a remote island in the Galápagos, tourists become mail carriers.<p>The Galápagos are better known for their sea lions and penguins than postal service. But the island of Floreana operates a unique stampless system of sending mail from one of the world’s most diverse, uninhabited areas.<p>Long before …

Travel