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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

Casa D, Ragusa, Italy

This contemporary home located in Ragusa, Italy, has been designed in 2020 by DFG Architetti Associati.

Photography by Marcello Bocchieri

Visit DFG Architetti Associati – by Matt Watts

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Ancient Egyptian Ladies

This image of the Bullet Cluster (officially known as 1E 0657-56) provided the first direct proof of dark matter, the mysterious unseen substance that makes up the vast majority of matter in the Universe. X-rays from Chandra (pink) show where the hot gas in two merging galaxy clusters has been wrenched away from dark matter, seen through a process known as “gravitational lensing” in data from Hubble Space Telescope (blue) and ground-based telescopes. In converting this into sound, the data pan left to right, and each layer of data was limited to a specific frequency range.

Data showing dark matter are represented by the lowest frequencies, while X-rays are assigned to the highest frequencies. The galaxies in the image revealed by Hubble data, many of which are in the cluster, are in mid-range frequencies. Then, within each layer, the pitch is set to increase from the bottom of the image to the top so that objects towards the top produce higher tones. (Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida))

2021 Genesis G80

The 2021 Genesis G80 puts to rest any doubts about whether Hyundai’s luxury brand deserves to sit alongside Germany’s heritage brands. Like Genesis, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi built their reputations for performance and refinement on the backs of their sedans, and carried it over into more diluted pools teeming with crossover SUVs.

The redesigned mid-size sedan shares a platform and many parts with the winning 2021 Genesis GV80, the brand’s first SUV. It evolves from an impressive but cautious sedan that helped launch the luxury brand from Hyundai in 2016 into a gorgeous fastback sedan with a supremely refined interior loaded with advanced technology.

More info: thecarconnection.com

Vintage: Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Biografía: Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962) | Vogue

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The fifth G700 flight-test aircraft flew in late October, reaching its maximum operating speed of 0.935 Mach on its first flight. Gulfstream Aerospace

“There are a lot of new buyers in the marketplace,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream Aerospace. That observation explains the positive outlook maintained by the leadership team at the business aviation OEM—in spite of a soft second quarter and the ongoing prospects of unease in the economy into 2021. The pandemic has taken—in upsets to the company’s supply chain as well as its own operations as it has navigated the year—but it has also given back in other ways.

Burns noted that the dramatic change in the playing field during 2020 has acted as “an accelerant for new businesses” with their accompanying need to travel, and to meet with customers and suppliers. And enough of these new entrants to the marketplace have turned to business aviation as a solution to start making up for other losses in the corporate aviation world.

More info: flyingmag.com

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