Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The Art Institute of Chicago Recreates Van Gogh’s Famous Bedroom to be Rented on Airbnb

The Art Institute of Chicago has recreated a special room to celebrate the exhibition “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms,” a show which centers around three paintings of his domestic space he created from 1888 to 1889.

Visitors will experience an immersive journey back to Van Gogh’s Yellow House, which is located outside of the museum’s campus in Chicago’s neighborhood of River North. The bedroom runs for just $10 a night and is part of a larger apartment. Dates will be released monthly and fill up quickly.

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Exercise Advice For 1920s French Flappers

La Culture Physique de la Femme Elegante, published in France in the 1920s offers illustrations of exercises that a woman could do at home in order to stay fit.

Pochoir printing, the method used to create the plates for La Culture Physique, was a favorite technique of French artists illustrating publications in fashion, interior design, and architecture between 1900 and the 1930s.

Images courtesy of Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY, Gladys Marcus Library Special Collections and College Archives
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New York Subway Map of Calories

This map of the New York Subway system, with calorie burn information, highlights the potential advantages of switching up sections of your commute, and opting to walk, jog, or even cycle instead of relying on public transit in NYC.

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