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Casa de Julia Tarafa: Havana’s love affair with art deco blossomed at a time of commercial promise: Cuba had grown rich on the back of the sugar trade – especially during the first world war. Like its neighbour, Miami, across the Florida Straits, where art deco flourished in South Beach and Miami Beach, pastel colours and whimsical motifs were introduced, creating a tropical deco’ look. This private house was designed by architect Angel de Zárraga in 1933. #ArtDeco #Cuba


Ruth Muskrat Bronson (1897-1982) graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1925. This photo was taken December 13, 1923 when she was invited to the White House by President Calvin Coolidge as a representative of the Cherokee tribe. She would open the Washington Bureau of the National Congress of American Indians and non-profit educational organization ARROW, Inc. (Americans for the Res­titution and Righting of Old Wrongs).


Luxist.comJoseph Gregory bought this Hamptons home for $19 million, then spent several million more to renovate it. They're now trying to sell it for $32.5 million. As Congress and President Bush wrangle over a proposed $700 billion plan to bail...


Shirley Chisholm 1969 of New York, becomes the first Black woman in Congress. Her motto is, "Unbought and unbossed." She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) becomes the first black woman U.S. Representative. Read more: Famous Firsts by American Women, 1901–Present |

from Mental Floss

vintage travel posters Venice Vintage Travel Poster California 1926 - this is one of my favorite travel posters of all time. you can just feel the dry southern California heat coming off the hills. lovely. travel poster illustration vintage travel poster


Sept. 13, 1948. Margaret Chase Smith Becomes First Woman to Serve Both Houses of Congress On this day in 1948, Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress. Senator Smith, a moderate Republican, ran for the presidency in 1964 and was the second longest-serving female senator in U.S. history. Photo: National Archives

The Endesa Pavillion, Solar House 2.0, is a testbed for informational grid technologies, driven and designed by IaaC with the support of, Spanish energy company, Endesa. The pavillion will be located at Barcelona’s Olimpic Port, close to the Smart City Congress where this concept pavilion will be presented.