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TOP WHITE FOX LODGE, EAST SUSSEX, ENGLAND BY JOHN SCHWERDT, 1965. ABOVE SPACE HOUSE, WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND BY PETER FOGGO AND DAVID THOMAS, 1964. BELOW DOWELL RESIDENCE, WASHINGTON, USA BY PAUL KIRK, 1953. BOTTOM KAUFMANN HOUSE, CALIFORNIA, USA BY RICHARD NEUTRA, 1947. IMAGES COURTESY OF HISTORIC ENGLAND ARCHIVE / RICHARD BRYANT, ARCAID IMAGES, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO / BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER, OLSON KUNDIG / JULIUS SHULMAN © J. PAUL GETTY TRUST, GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, LOS ANGELES / PHAIDON
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From foliage that cleans pollutants from the air to boosting our psychological well-being, the health benefits of living with plants is well documented. With this in mind, ex-London psychologist, Dr Katie Cooper, has created Bloombox Club to deliver a specially-curated collection of plants right to your door. You can tailor frequency of delivery and choose between classic or more exotic varieties. There’s also extensive online advice on keeping your indoor oasis as healthy as it keeps you.
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Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat by Neri & Hu is a 20-room boutique hotel nestled just north of Yangzhou’s Slender West Lake in China. Built on a site dotted with small lakes, the layout incorporates them into courtyards between interconnecting structures, creating pathways through pools of reflected sky. The link with nature continues at certain locations, with steps up to vantage points where the beauty of the surrounding national park can be enjoyed.
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Infra-Structure is a tubular ceiling grid by Vincent Van Duysen for Flos that allows infinite configurations to customise the lighting in your space. Compatible with a wide range of magnetic spotlights, pendants, downlighters and light bars, the options are endless and can be controlled using the Flos Smart Control app on a wall panel or smartphone.
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