— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (via thatkindofwoman)
A German art collector turned a hideous concrete World War II-era building into a luxurious home and private museum, featuring 700 works.
When searching for a new place to live with their young son and their 700-piece art collection, Berlin-based couple Karen and Christian Boros checked out some odd real estate: a defunct hospital, a former school, and a massive Nazi air raid bunker. They settled, ultimately, on the bunker: Virtually windowless, built in 1943, and as imposing an eyesore as you’d expect from Nazi architects, it became their home sweet home in 2003. Since then, the Boros family has transformed the 32,291-square-foot concrete structure into a private museum.
On Tuesday, a bonsai tree boldly went where no bonsai tree has gone before.
Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo, launched two botanical arrangements into orbit: “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai tree suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, and irises.