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August 14, 2016

Well before Little Women (1868-69), Louisa May Alcott wrote a book of stories about flower fairies that she had first told to Ralph Waldo Emerson's daughter, Ellen. The Alcott family had moved in across the street from the Emersons when Louisa was an adolescent. Ellen...

January 10, 2016

Doris Duke drew inspiration from the Islamic water gardens, palaces, and tombs of the Mughal empire, first seen on her honeymoon in 1935. She was especially taken by the design of the Taj Mahal. In this portion of Shangri-La, you can see the concepts adapted to a swimm...

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