In French, you don't really say, "I miss you." You say, "tu me manques," which means, "You are missing from me."

I love that.

WHAT'S A GENERATOR: Green Renovated European Hostel

In Venice, Italy a former 17th century grain warehouse has been renovated into an extraordinary European hostel.

  • Green
  • Re-use
  • High design
  • Generator, Venice is part of the prestigious, fastest-growing hostel brand in Europe

What else can anyone ask for?

Well, evidently there is alot.   

"Not only is Generator the fastest growing hostel brand in Europe with a plan to reach 12,500 beds spread across 15 properties by 2018; we are also pioneers of affordable luxury and masters of social experience. With bespoke beds for sleepy heads designed for the best night’s sleep, en-suite bathrooms with showers with super powers,  fast and free Wi-Fi throughout so you're always connected, an events program that will keep you more than entertained, combined with interior designs that rival boutique hotels and you’ll see Generator is more than a hostel, it’s an experience."

You can find Generators in some of the world’s most artistic and exciting cities like:  

Don't wait to put in your reservation at your favorite Generator;  If you do, you'll be sorry! 

Generator. More than a hostel.

Source: GeneratorHostels.Com

For more green and renovated buildings, click here, "Buildings Adaptive Re-Use"

Color Trends For 2015 - They're Hot Hot Hot! & Funfetti Biscotti Recipe

House Beautiful invited eleven top designers to share what they're seeing as the 'next big thing,' and, baby, they delivered!

Ranging from olive greens to bright patterns, enjoy the ride as we visit these entertaining color combo's.

Greek Blue is fabulous when paired with grey and pink.

Greek Blue is fabulous when paired with grey and pink. It otherwise may be overwhelming, but its stunningness is perfect in this new and fun color scheme. 

Don't let the strong, strong blue distract from the use here of olive and orange.

In the 1960's the colors olive green and orange were 'groovy,' 'outta sight,' and even 'far out, man!' 
Vogue Cover, 60's Model Twiggy
At right, look beyond an overwhelming and unyielding blue and you will see a fresh presentation of a 60's colors palette: 
  • olive green
  • orange
  • aqua blue
  • sea foam green
  • lime green

A SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL THOUGHT - Skill, Talent and Dedication


Now you look at that, and tell me it doesn't take skill and talent and dedication to make THAT sh*t happen. Horseback riding is a sport people, end of story.

Art That Modifies Human Behavior + Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bonus Recipe

What happens when we can both see and fuse with an element of beauty? Exceptional moments in time occur. 

Saying this energy is unique is an enormous understatement. There are numerous styles of art that reflect efforts to enlarge those exceptional energy opportunities, including art that modifies social behavior. This is my favorite.

The First Stencil

"Before I Die Project," by Candy Chang

Candy Chang, a Taiwanese American artist interested in relationships between public spaces and personal well being created, "Before I Die." Initially started to invite people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in a public space, Chang's "BID" has gone beyond those limitations.


Universally, stoics and other philosophers encourage regularly contemplating death as a powerful tool to restore perspective and remind us of the things that make our lives meaningful. 

Since Chang's first "BID" project, over 500 Before I Die walls have been created in over 60 countries and 30 languages by passionate people around the world. St. Martin's Press recently published her book about the project, click here to see Candy Chang's book, "Before I Die."  For more more about the artist herself,  click here.

Candy Chang received a Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a BS in Architecture and a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Michigan. 

She believes public spaces are as profound as we allow them to be and have much more potential to help us make sense of the beauty and tragedy of life with the people around us.

Artist Banksy melds street-fighting passion and pacifist ardor in his image of a protester whose Molotov cocktail morphs into a bouquet of flowers. (Pixelbully/Alamy)


Banksy is a graffiti master, painter, activist, filmmaker and all purpose provocateur. His graffiti art has been inducted into

the Smithsonian

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