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IM Pei 

Chinese-American architect IM Pei turned 100 this week. To celebrate, Dezeen selected 10 of his most iconic buildings from a career that spans seven decades.

His architecture is identifiable through its strict geometries – combinations of circles, squares and triangles that manifest in both two and three dimensions in plan, section and elevation. The firm’s oeuvre ranges from a curving brick chapel to soaring glass-sheathed skyscrapers, and includes museums, libraries and civic centres in locations across the globe.

Identified from the top:

  • Le Grand Louvre, Paris, France, 1989 
  • Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China, 1990 
  • Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China, 2006 
  • Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, 2008 
  • Dallas City Hall, Dallas, USA, 1978 
  • Luce Memorial Chapel, Taichung, Taiwan, 1963 
  • Miho Museum, Kyoto, Japan, 1997 
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, USA, 1995 
  • Kennedy Library, Boston, USA, 1979 
  • National Gallery of Art East Building, Washington DC, USA, 1978 
Where would STARISH take their families for vacation?

The Shinomiya Family:

Originally posted by chanelroze

Paris, France.

Why not? He had spent some of the best years of his life in France as a kid. He wanted to give his kids a taste of all France has to offer as well. It’s only fair, right? No Shinomiya family trips are safe from Natsuki’s hi jinks. No matter how hard this family tries, nothing will go as planned but that’s never a bad thing. Planned itineraries are thrown out of the window and the trip is entirely go with the flow.


The Ichinose Family:

Originally posted by naturegifs

Yellowstone National Park, USA

This family would like to take a break from the city life that they’ve all grown accustom to. Nothing’s better than exploring nature and unwinding. Tokiya planned this vacation with the hopes of a new bonding experience The less cell phone signal the better. The kids may not be fond of the idea if they’re old enough to care but Tokiya and his s/o would definitely take advantage of it.

Alternate Answer: Washington D.C., USA (Not for the same reasons though. I just really see him taking his family to US.)


The Aijima Family:

Originally posted by nonstopsmile

Cape Town, Africa.

Sightseeing? Check. Beaches? Check. Beautiful nightscape? Check. Drawn to Africa for it’s beautiful nature, Cecil wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to witness such beauty with those that he love. That wouldn’t be fair, right? After dragging his family along to the botanical gardens and mountain climbing, he’d reward them with a nice beach trip.

Alternate Answer: (Assuming his not his country’s king and hasn’t been there in years.)You know what they say. There’s no place like home. There’s much beauty in his homeland that he would never pass up the opportunity to share it. It’d be a chance to teach his child(ren) about their culture. 


The Jinguji Family:

Originally posted by flyngdream

Venice, Italy.

Aside from the beauty of the romance language itself, there are many things Ren finds fascinating about Italian culture. The trip to Italy may seem a bit selfish and well, it may very well be but he’d hope that his family would come to love the country just as he does. There’s a possibility this family may not get any rest until they return home. There’s so much to do in so little time.


The Ittoki Family:

Originally posted by 190x

Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

First off let’s just take a moment to enjoy this gif…DO YOU SEE HOW CLEAR THAT FUCKING WATER IS?! Ehem, excuse me. Getting back on topic, you can’t go wrong with Bora Bora. It’s the best place for family fun. YOU CAN FEED THE STING RAYS! Otoya may enjoy that more than the kids. Oh, and scuba diving. Need I say more?


The Kurusu Family:

Sydney, Australia.

Australia is exciting. And if there’s one thing we know about this blonde is that he loves excitement! He’d be thrilled to do some sightseeing with his family, maybe hit the beach and get pummeled by waves. He doesn’t see any flaws in that idea. Other than spend most of the vacation at the beach, I think he’d enjoy The Rocks. It just looks cool.

Alternate Answer: Costa Rica, Central America.

The Hijirikawa Family:

Originally posted by sickfuture

Hong Kong, China.

What’s there not to love about Hong Kong? I mean, the harbor and skyline alone is enough to jump on the first plane. It’d be a fun place for the family. There’s no doubt Masa wouldn’t enjoy the beautiful scenery and things to learn. He’d drag his lover and kids to the Hong Kong museum and once he’s fulfilled he’d treat the family to wonderful day at Hong Kong Disneyland.


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Art Abroad

It’s a wonderful time to be an art student right now. Or an art appreciator, or just a regular person because the world of art is alive and abundant right now, brimming with bravery and brilliance. With some of the most retrospective exhibitions across the globe gracing the walls (and sometimes the floors, ceilings and windows) from Australia to America, there’s never been a better time to embrace art wherever you are, whatever you’re into. Here’s Lucca’s museum guide to getting inspired. 

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“Gander, also known as “Pal”, was the only dog from Canada to receive the Dickin Medal. Gander was sent to Hong Kong with the Royal Rifles of Canada in 1941. During the battle at Lei Yue Mun (around the present site of the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence), Gander showed his bravery in protecting his comrades-in-arms. When the Japanese landed near the soldiers at the beach, Gander barked and attempted to bite them. Later, when the Japanese troops were getting near a group of wounded Canadian soldiers, Gander protected them by suddenly charging at the Japanese. The enemy soldiers changed their route, which spared the wounded Canadians. Finally, when Gander saw an enemy grenade, he grabbed it in his mouth and carried it to where it would not harm his companions. Unfortunately, the grenade exploded and killed him.”

(HK Government Press Release)

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Made in Britain Exhibition – Contemporary Art from 1980-2010 @ the Hong Kong Heritage Museum

In 1953, The British Council sought to protect and promote visual art of British origins. Since then, it has amassed over 8,500 pieces spread over 1,650 artists, spanning established and up and coming artists. Teaming up with the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Sichuan Museum, the Xi’an Art Museum and the Suzhou Museum, Made in Britain – Contemporary Art from The British Council Collection 1980-2010showcases 30 years of British art to the Chinese population. The work of the YBA (Young British Artists) features the work of Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing and Mark Willinger in an eclectic mix of formats. On a conceptual level, some not so subtle political themes are integrated into the foundation of some pieces. The exhibition will take place until October 9, 2011.

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In the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, there was a Studio Ghibli exhibition with layout designs of all of Hayao Miyazaki’s works. Although photography was not allowed, there were different art works on the walls and windows. Each layout design was extremely detailed and some were fully colored. Some had little notes for editing and making the films as amazing as they are. There was also a Totoro mat where people could take pictures. It was really cool and inspirational!