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Facade & floor plan of house on Grosvenor Square (some are narrow & deep, others wider & shallower) britishmuseum.org

telegraph: Prince Charles’s 65 stylish years-Following in the footsteps of his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, Charles tucked a pocket square into his suit pockets from an early age.

Talk about fancy! This what Shelburne Farms, hard by Lake Champlain in Vermont, calls the “farm barn,” meaning it was the headquarters of a huge model farm and cheese-making operation, rather than a working dairy barn Czechs and Russians had an affinity for house-barn combinations. Cedar shingles and bay windows — for ventilation — were common New England adornments.

Between long studio nights and harsh critiques, it’s no wonder that some architects cultivate an affinity for beers, wines and spirits. Beyond their role as ...

R.A. Kartini's 137th Birthday Date: April 21 2016 Born to a family of Javanese aristocrats in 1879 R.A. Kartini came into the world straddling two cultures. She had a deep affinity for her family and traditional Javanese customs but was profoundly influenced by her brushes with progressive Dutch ideas and Western literature. Like all girls of noble birth in Java at the time Kartini was removed from school at the age of twelve but continued to devour books and cultivate her views on the…