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Luis Barragán

My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience. Luis Ramiro Barragán Moffin was destined to create beautiful spaces. Having been born in 1902 into a family of well-to-do of builders and landowners, it is no surprise, that the landscape of his native home, Guadalajara (Jalisco), Mexico, and the influences around him would shape the course of his life. Barragán was a 20th century architect and engineer. While formally trained in civil engineering at Escuela…

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Art + Culture Interiors The Business of Being Creative

Suites x Design

Over the last couple of years, a number of design fashion houses have tried their hands at hotel interior design.  Enjoying the luxury of these designers is no longer limited to the clothes that we place on our backs. We can now enjoy stylish fashion in the places where we rest our heads. Whether you’re in process of planning your next vacation and looking for a new luxurious experience, or you simply want to add a little something to your home…

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Interiors The Business of Being Creative

Starwood x Marriott: Is this a good thing?

In September, two of the best-known hotel groups merged to form the world’s largest hotel company. Marriott International acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts. With these two groups combined, this singular hotel company will have 30 brands between them and over 5,700 hotel properties throughout the world. The merger is seen as mostly positive. Guests will now have a larger portfolio of properties to choose from, each of the brand’s loyalty programs are expected remain intact and be honored by both…

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Creative's Spotlight The Business of Being Creative

Zaha Hadid

Gallery Photo Source: Zaha Hadid Architects   In March of this year, the world lost a mighty creative,  Zaha Hadid. Born in Baghdad, the Iraqi-born British architect changed the architectural style by introducing her own avant-garde approach to design. Her use of geometric shapes and digital design technology to create an abstract aesthetic was groundbreaking. She married gravity defying design with curves and shapes that were audacious and innovative. “All the privileged can travel, see different worlds; not everyone can.…

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Creative's Spotlight The Business of Being Creative

Paul R. Williams

  “If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do, now, I will inevitablity form the habit of being defeated.” February in Black History Month. It is important to me to acknowledge this observance here on Dreams Reality Bliss. The first two Creative’s Spotlights have focused on two pioneers in the interior architecture and design world. Today, I am shining the light on another pioneer, Paul Revere Williams, the first black member of the…

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Creative's Spotlight The Business of Being Creative

Elsie de Wolfe

  “I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life” Elsie de Wolfe (born Ella Anderson de Wolfe, married name Lady Mendl, December 20, 1865 – July 12, 1950), was an American actress, hostess, tastemaker, and a pioneer in interior design.  De Wolfe was reared and educated in New York City and Scotland, where at an early age she was introduced to London society, even being presented at Queen Victoria’s court.  When she eventually eturned…

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Creative's Spotlight The Business of Being Creative

Frank Lloyd Wright

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” Feature Image Source: Wikipedia.org The first installment of the “Creative’s Spotlight” features the person who introduced me to the beauty of architecture and design, Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright. As a young co-ed, my college roommate and I religiously…

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The Business of Being Creative

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Hello! Welcome to “Dreams Reality Bliss,” a place where I get to explore and share inspirations, ideas, and experiences that make up my own dreams, day-to-day reality, all while I pursue my definition of bliss. Here I will share with you features in interior design, life, and business. I believe that in whatever place you find yourself in life, it is possible to have the life of your dreams. We should all succeed in life, at work, and at home, on…

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