A Wabi-Sabi–Inspired Home in the Middle of Madrid

When editor Natalia Swarz and her husband, artist Armando Mesías, moved from the seaside of Barcelona to Madrid’s coolest neighborhood Chueca, they knew one thing for sure: They were bringing the warm vibes with them. “We wanted our home to feel a bit like a Mediterranean escape in the middle of the city center,” says Natalia, who is the founder of travel site and shop Hotel Weekend and content editor for Spanish fashion brand Loewe. Hailing from Cali, Colombia, the couple notes that their Latin roots are always present in their lifestyle and design philosophy. Natalia explains, “[We have] a hammock hanging in the living room, which was custom made by Verdi in Colombia, some palm tree drawings hanging on the walls, and the soundtrack is always music from Cali, Cuba, or somewhere in Latin America.”

<div class="caption"> The sleek kitchen stands in dark contrast to the rest of the apartment. “Armando loves to cook when we throw dinner parties,” Natalia notes. </div>

The sleek kitchen stands in dark contrast to the rest of the

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Could Home Depot Be a Millionaire Maker Stock?

Home Depot (NYSE:HD), the world’s largest home improvement retailer, has been an excellent stock to own over the past decade. An investment of roughly $113,000 10 years ago would be worth a million dollars today, equating to a compounded annual return of 24.4%. This trounces the S&P 500, which produced annual returns of 12% during the same time period.

Although the company’s sales grew at a 5.2% annual clip over the last 10 years, earnings rose 15.5% per year, showcasing management’s adeptness at building a more efficient and cost-effective organization that focuses on the bottom line. Investors looking to get rich from future returns that resemble the past need to consider some important factors. Let’s take a look.

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Coronavirus pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the United States, Home Depot was deemed an essential business. The company’s culture really shined through, as

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This 97-square-foot tiny home on wheels has all of its furniture stored in the walls to save space — see inside the $45,000 minimalist aVOID

The aVOID Tiny Home.
The aVOID Tiny Home.

Leonardo Di Chiara

  • Architect and engineer Leonardo Di Chiara created the minimalist approximately 97-square aVOID Tiny House.

  • The 97-square foot home’s main furniture pieces are built into the walls, creating a minimalist and open space when the furniture isn’t in use.

  • Despite its title as the smallest tiny home ever built in Italy, according to its maker, aVOID has all of the same amenities as a traditional home, including a bathroom, kitchen, and a sleeping and dining space.

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Architect and engineer Leonardo Di Chiara created a minimalist approximately 97-square foot home on wheels named aVOID Tiny House.

The goal of the award-winning aVOID tiny home was to create a lifestyle centered around minimalism and sustainability, while also serving as a potential gateway into the idea of “migratory neighborhoods” in Europe. The latter, if applied to aVOID, would

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A Guide to Shopping in Florence

Shopping in Florence: Where to Go and What to Buy

Milan is not the only fashion hub in Italy and if you want to spend the majority of your stay hitting the shops when you rent a holiday villa in Italy, Florence is a great base. Indeed, the city is almost as famous for its boutiques as its art galleries. From markets to designer stores, there’s something for everyone on the streets of this villas in bangalore city, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself weighed down with goods when you return to your luxury villa in Tuscany at the end of the day.

For our guide to the best places to shop, read on. Designer labels Italy has provided the fashion world with some of its most famous labels, like Gucci, Prada, Dolce &amp; Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli, so it’s only right they all receive fair representation in Florence. Luckily, as you’ll quickly discover during your visit, you … Read More