Keukenhof Gardens Virtual Tour of Tulips in Holland

Spring has sprung, and so have the breathtaking tulips in the Keukenhof Gardens of Holland. Even though no one can physically visit the vibrant blooms as the park is closed, locals and tourists alike can virtually roam the grounds whenever they please.

The flower garden of Keukenhof—also known as the Garden of Europe—has virtually opened its doors on their YouTube channel. In addition to showcasing the tulips that the grounds are famous for, they give a glimpse of vibrant daffodils, hyacinths, and other species that make up the landscape. It’s not just a one-time tour, either: Keunkenhof Gardens is rolling out additional videos that spotlight their experts and continue to show the flowers bloom throughout the season.

The history of the grounds goes back to the 15th century, when Countess Jacoba van Beieren picked fruit and vegetables from the garden. Keunkenhof Castle was built in 1641, and

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Mid-Century Magic Meets The Modern Day… And, Yes, It’s On The Market!

A compound of WOW today. This is not your run-of-the-mill old-timey classic of modest proportions, but rather an epic legacy work by notable Mid-Century architect John Adam, set within the gorgeous native garden design by similarly admired contemporary (and Ellis Stones protegee) Gordon Ford (who also shared a close working relationship with Alistair Knox), all topped off with a current-day and relatively harmonious extension and snazzy-up by present-day firm, Zen Architects.

All in all, this is a huge cross-discipline, cross-generational work of astounding presence and pedigree.

View the property listing on Buckingham and Company, and original MA article here.

Run by Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs, Modernist Australia is the passion-project/website dedicated to raising the profile of mid-century design and modernist principles in Australia. For more eye-candy, visit

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Bringing The Disco Back To A Glam 80s Home In Melbourne!

When Doherty Design Studio director Mardi Doherty was tasked with the update of a 1980s home with a monolithic facade in Malvern, the timing was serendipitous. Having just returned from a trip to Palm Springs for Modernism Week, the award-winning designer was brimming with inspiration on how to revitalise the house’s tired interiors with glamour and colour, while respecting its architectural origins.

Alongside building designers Ari Alexander Design Group, Mardi saw the potential to celebrate the home’s somewhat unorthodox features (a central, double-height, triangular glass atrium with a bridge among them…), while reconfiguring the floorplan to suit its modern family occupants. The team also worked with Ben Scott Garden Design to bring some subtle 80s influences into the garden.

Mardi describes the initial stages of this project as a ‘big jigsaw puzzle’, requiring her and Associate Niv Kelkar to completely reconfigure the interior of the building. The new

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