Author: Petra Bjelica

Petra Bjelica

The Tarot Garden is one of those unique, extravagant places that will move you off your feet and transcend into another dimension of colorful, exuberant mysteries of transgression and creation. This monumental sculpture garden is created to celebrate the primal and erotic feminine mystique by one of the most prominent and charismatic feminist artists, Nikki […]

Petra Bjelica

This incredible villa became known to a wider audience after its appearance in Godard’s great movie Contempt and the scene in which Brigitte Bardot is sunbathing topless on its roof. Just as the movie carries a rebellious and subversive tone beneath the both defiant and melancholy beauty of Bardot, Casa Malaparte bears the story of […]

Petra Bjelica

Eames house is one of the historic landmarks of mid-20th century modern architecture. It represents both an ingeniously designed modernistic house made of low cost materials and a comfortable, functional space for a live-work lifestyle that answers all its inhabitant needs, and more. A magical, bright, and joyfully place to spend time in. Charles and […]

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An emblematic work of modernist architecture, an ethereal and lyrical edifice with no other purpose than to be an ideal tranquility zone, the Barcelona Pavilion is an enticing masterpiece and one of the most influential buildings of its times. Made as a pavilion without a real program and for no practical use, it laid down […]

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Cretian Palace of Knossos. The Minoan civilization flourished during the Bronze Age on Crete and other Aegean islands between 2600 and 1100 BC. It preceded the Mycenaean civilization and was given its name after the mythical King Minos by Arthur Evans, the English archaeologist who rediscovered it in the beginning of the 20th century. It […]

Petra Bjelica

In the era of iPhones and Android, the vintage rotary telephone can very rarely be seen in homes and apartments. It might even be possible that some of us hadn’t a chance to even use one. They once were seen as tokens of modernity, technology, and progress. Today they bring back to life the old […]

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The wisdom and craftsmanship of the Chinese people, as demonstrated by their work in the fields of philosophy, art, music, literature, architecture, science, and technology, have been a profound source of innovation for many centuries. A piece of traditional wisdom can be seen in the Chinese expression of “defeating hard with the soft” which is […]

Petra Bjelica

The Atomic Age is the period between the 1940s and 1960s when the threat of nuclear war was looming over Western society. People were inspired by the technological progress and innovation that had led to the creation of the atomic bomb but simultaneously frightened by the devastating consequences of its impact. Thus, the time was […]