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Recently designed by Flussocreativo Design Studio, this contemporary four-story house is located in Bovezzo, Italy.

Photography courtesy of Giorgio Baroni

Visit Flussocreativo Design Studio – by Matt Watts

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema, a classical-subject painter famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire.

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2021 MINI Cooper

What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mini Cooper? What does it compare to?

The 2021 Mini Cooper small hatchback can be had as a two- or four-door hardtop, or in two-door form as a convertible, electric SE, or performance-oriented John Cooper Works (JCW). It doesn’t have many natural competitors left, but parent company BMW offers an X1 small crossover without the charm of the Mini Cooper.

Is the 2021 Mini Cooper a good car?Review continues below

The 2021 Mini Cooper is a stylish, fun-to-drive small hatchback that makes up for its cramped space and middling safety ratings with oodles of charm. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.0 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

What’s new for the 2021 Mini Cooper?

The welcome return of a 6-speed manual transmission across most of the lineup headlines the biggest developments for the smallest Mini for 2021. The Sidewalk Edition returns exclusively to the Cooper S convertible, the Oxford Edition can now be had with any hardtop, and the SE electric model is available to order.   

More info: thecarconnection.com

Acrylic painting

This painting is a celebration of bright warm colour! The cloud like shapes bumping into each other and the focus …

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The Tesla Model Y compact crossover SUV aced crash tests performed by the NHTSA, the federal automotive safety agency reported Tuesday. 

The Model Y electric crossover earned top marks of five stars in every single crash test, including frontal, side, and rollover protection. Most crossover SUVs earn four stars in the rollover rating because the taller ride height makes them more likely to tip.

The NHTSA also acknowledged standard driver assist systems in helping the Model Y avoid a crash, with forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. The Model Y also comes standard with active lane control, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, and its driver-assist system, Autopilot, that can maintain a lane and stop and go with periodic driver intervention. 

More info: thecarconnection.com

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Fractal

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The Mach-E has the styling cues of its pony car namesake, the roominess of a crossover SUV, and the performance that bridges the gap between them.

The similarities mostly end there. It lacks the whip-crack rear end that rotates like so many V-8 Mustangs, but it can still cook with a 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds with the larger 88-kwh battery pack and a second motor mounted up front for all-wheel drive. A forthcoming GT model can do it in 3.5 seconds.

More info: thecarconnection.com

This modern summer house located on the Greek island of Antiparos, has been recently designed by Alias Architects.

The design process aims at the harmonious coexistence of the building with the local natural environment, but also at the integration of the quality characteristics of the landscape in the architectural body of the building. The basic volume of the house is divided into smaller ones, which vary in size and height, depending on their use, are arranged facing south, in a way that intermediate courtyards are created, while allowing the light to pass through all areas of the house. We were led to this particular design choice as we consider that life in Greece, especially during the summer months is eminently intertwined with the countryside and the courtyard, one of the main elements of the anonymous Cycladic traditional architecture.

The entrance to the house is from the street level through a vertical staircase which follows the topography of the site, while all living areas are on the same level with small height changes, thus creating either surveillance platforms or degraded more protected areas.

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Sedans still sell in large numbers, and the redesigned 2021 Acura TLX gives shoppers plenty of reasons to look away from crossovers to something fun to drive. 

The mid-size premium sedan evolves from the Honda Accord’s shadow with its own platform, a racier design, two potent turbocharged engines, and a more refined interior that dons luxury car status.

Even though it grows longer and wider and gets lower, those changes don’t increase interior space, which is still roomy enough to fit five passengers even though their gear might not all fit in the 13.5 cubic-foot trunk. The longer, wider proportions reflect best on the outside, with a long nose and short tail, a long wheelbase, and a low stance that all give the TLX the profile of a German sport sedan.

More info: thecarconnection.com

This lovely modern house located in Miami Beach, Florida, has been recently designed by Choeff Levy Fischman Architecture + Design.

The Tropical Modern wave that has taken over elite Miami Beach neighborhoods, including North Bay Road and the Venetian Islands, has made its way to suburbia with a Weston Residence designed by award-winning architects, Choeff Levy Fischman.

The one-story abode is located in an area where modern design is virtually unfamiliar. Homeowners Vincent and Gail Mish were fans of the Miami-based architects’ signature architectural style and contacted the expert designers wanting a bespoke residence of their own with indoor-outdoor concepts.

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Gate guardian deities from the realm of the Underworld, detail of the 3rd guided shrine of Tutankhamun, decorated with scenes from the ‘Book of the Dead’ to aid the king’s journey after death. 

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 60667

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This luxurious holiday retreat located in Cape Town, South Africa, has been designed in 2019 by Renato Graca.

This uniquely designed home provides a luxurious holiday retreat for European clients during the summer months. It features fluent open plan living that blurs the transition from outside to in. Situated on a steeply sloped site, sophisticated engineering solutions allow the house to nestle into the mountain creating exposed earth walls internally reinforcing the connection to the landscape.

Full height glazing provides unobstructed views of Camps Bay and the Indian Ocean. The clients requested a streamlined and minamilist design that takes full advantage of the spectacular site.

Photography courtesy of Renato Graca

Visit Renato Graca – by Matt Watts

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Designed in 2018 by Studio Razavi Architecture, this chic apartment is situated in Paris, France.

Across the street from the Luxembourg gardens, the building sits inside a 17th century hotel particulier courtyard. Man Ray, Hemingway and Jacques Prévert all lived across the street.

The apartment belongs to a French American couple and this is their Parisian home. Our brief was to transform the place into a warm & contemporary Parisian apartment and allow as much flow between each room.

All windows face West so capturing this (rare) lateral natural lighting from one room to the next was key.

The brief also required to provide multiple opportunities to show an eclectic art collection, ranging from antiquities to contemporary works.

Photography courtesy of Studio Razavi Architecture

Visit Studio Razavi Architecture – by Matt Watts

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Gardens

For 2021, Mercedes adds a base 43 model to the lineup that isn’t as powerful as the 53 model but still packs plenty of punch. All versions also adopt the MBUX infotainment system that incorporates augmented reality and eliminates the center rotary dial in favor of a touchpad and voice controls.

More info: thecarconnection.com

Birds

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