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The Sexiest Silhouettes -Kareem Iliya

Just how gorgeous are these silhouettes? Using just watercolor and ink, artist Kareem Iliya creates simple and elegant illustrations. Some day I’d like to grow up and be one of these very fashionable girls…

Kareem Iliya was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1967. He moved to Texas in 1976 and studied fashion design at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. Then, he continued his studies at the Institute of Fashion Technology, in New York. He graduated in 1990. Kareem is now living in New York, USA. He started his fashion career working with Giorgio Armani and his work has been featured in Mademoiselle, Metropolitan Home, The New Yorker, W Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar.

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'White Tree” folie architecturale of the 21st century by Sou Fujimoto and Nicolas Laisné

The City of Montpellier has chosen Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné Associés and Manal Rachdi Oxo architects’ “White Tree (L’Arbre Blanc)” as winner of the “Architectural Folie of the 21st Century” competition. Inspired by the city’s tradition of outdoor living, and the efficient properties of a tree, the mixed-use residential tower will feed off locally available natural resources as it rises 17-stories and connects the new and old districts of Montpellier.

The 17-storey mixed-use tower will accommodate residential units, office space, an art gallery, restaurant and a panoramic bar. a cross-cultural endeavor, the scheme embodies today’s montpellier, with an integration of japanese and mediterranean styles. the structure is strategically located between the city center and the newly developed districts of port marianne and odysseum, midway between the old and new districts of the town.
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