Author: Zygmunt Duda

Random Facts about Fashion

Fashion geeks know that we have Coco Chanel to thank for inventing the LBD, or little black dress, and fashion super-geeks will know that Valentino Garavani is the man who popularised red dresses. But whether you fall into either of these factions or not, there are definitely going to be some bits of trivia you’ve…



The Top 5 Architectural Follies In the World

Fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels will know the name of Bloody Stupid Johnson, the architect and inventor who was responsible for ridiculous designs. Some of them satirise the architectural tradition of follies….



Biggest Fashion Disasters In History

There is no question that fashion is a fickle beast. What’s hot today is cold tomorrow, and what is cold today is the next big thing. Keeping up can be a challenge at best, and an impossibility at worst. Who is to say what will work, and what will be a train wreck? For this…



Africa’s 5 Most Amazing Architectural Creations

Many of the world’s best known pieces of architecture can be found in Europe, Asia and America, but there is so much more to the industry. It might come as a surprise that Africa is home to some of the world’s most amazing architectural wonders. The continent is packed with ancient and modern constructions alike,…



Design Failures Around The Globe

Sometimes buildings look great on paper and less so in real life, or the purpose they are built for falls away. Or, their construction is so riddled with issues that they just never reach their conclusion. These are some of the worst design fails that have sprung up from over ambitious architects and governments around…



The Most Spectacular Architectural Designs in Singapore

Singapore is a city that is filled with architectural wonders and spectacular examples of professional design. The metropolis itself is renowned for being one of the most cosmopolitan and functional destinations in the world, and its architecture reflects its peoples’ dedication to order and neatness. Here are Singapore’s top 7 architectural marvels to see on…



Designs That Shaped Our World

Over the years there have been some designs that have simply stood head and shoulders above the rest. They’ve made history and changed the way we live irrevocably….



A City of Architectural Dreams: Rotterdam

The port city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is the country’s second largest city and boasts an absolutely awe-inspiring collection of architectural masterpieces. From breathtaking commercial buildings and innovative spaces to medieval treasures, Rotterdam is an ever-expanding metropolis which unsurprisingly hosts the International Architecture Biennale and the Netherlands Architecture Institute. Here are just a few…



8 Fashion Influencers of the 1950s

Nothing is constant – not even in fashion – and the transition from 1940s style to 1950s fashion was quite a drastic one. The post-war fashion of the 1950s saw the birth of streetwear as easy care fabrics and faster manufacturing machinery equated to new silhouettes which could be marketed to the masses. Marilyn Monroe…



The Future of The Art World

Art has been a part of humankind since the dawn of civilisation. For as long as we’ve inhabited the earth, we’ve always been drawn to leaving our mark in the form of creation. From cave paintings to the incredible works of the Renaissance, art has defined us as a collective for thousands of years….