5 Fascinating Facts About Luis Barragán

5 Fascinating Facts About Luis Barragán

Perhaps even more colorful than his architecture was his personality.
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Behind all architecture is an architect, and behind architect Luis Barragán is a whole lot of eccentricity. Perhaps even more colorful than his architecture was his personality.

A fascinating article about Barragán and the unusual circumstances following his death touched upon some of the renowned architect's most intriguing traits-- here are few:

1. He had his maid prepare entirely pink meals

Did the color of his food inspire the color of his buildings, or vice versa? The world may never know.

2. Barragán disinvited guests to tea when the lighting wasn't right

Who can blame him, though? Not me, that's for sure.

3. He enjoyed listening to classical music and fantasizing about the Russian gentry

He spent time reading Proust, too.

4. Barragán always gave gifts

Even to something like a casual lunch, he would bring small gifts like flowers or packages of dates.

5. He is now a diamond


Yep, Barragán is literally a real gem. His cremated remains were compressed into a diamond ring.

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

You too could have a Meghan Markle fairytale
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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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Paramore Invites 2 Fans On Stage in South Carolina

Their style has evolved from emo rock to synth-pop, but the powerhouse aspects have always remained strong.

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Paramore has come a long way since 2004, when a group of high schoolers from Franklin, Tennessee began making pop punk music. Their style has evolved from emo rock to synth-pop, but the powerhouse aspects have always remained strong. A year after releasing their fifth studio album, After Laughter, Paramore began the final leg of the "After Laughter Tour," bringing along Foster the People. Both of these bands are known for their emotionally raw lyrics, so it makes sense that they would tour together. Their second stop on this leg was in Simpsonville, SC at the Heritage Park Amphitheater.

Foster the People performing in Simpsonville, SC.Photo by Sophie Harris

While Paramore is a newcomer into the new synth-pop world, Foster the People

Much more instrument focus than their newer synth stuff

Covered ramones (hey ho let's go)

Actually perfect balance between synth sound effects and instruments, there was one part with an ominous voiceover (right after ramones and before Houdini - was the voiceover of Harry Houdini?)

Gained more synth as the set went on, kind of showing their style transitioning of style (what I'm referencing is the loyal like sid and nancy)

So yeah like the very beginning of the set was very musically raw, not a lot of extra stuff, but by the last two there were a lot of special effects and shit like that, but an appropriate balance remained throughout, it stayed lyrically raw the whole time

The last couple were the most "political" which could be why there was a lot of extra stuff so you can still jam to it while giving a message

Talk a lot about the where's the love song, this is probably the moment of the most excitement in the crowd, look up lyrics, mention the part in Spanish and what it means in our world and in a political context

Foster the people have always been political since their first single pumped up kicks

Right after pumped up kicks the synth was the only thing we can hear and mark gave a speech, began with "I remember a time when our country was more united than ever. It was the day after 9/11..." got the rest on video

Sit next to me now has a whole new meaning after the speech, now I see it through the eyes of wanting to get along with those who may not agree with me and love them as Americans


"Let me ask you something. Are you all happy? No, are you really happy?" "Tonight because music is the wondrous thing that it is, we all get to be here and be happy today. Welcome to this family." (Right before fake happy, talk about the lyrics for that)

Mirrors that doubled as screens so we could see the whole audience sometimes

Hayley ran around a lot and was very energetic and kept her powerful voice the whole time

They used to be punk rock but now have a more 80s Pop vibe, they were able to blend the two very well so their old and new songs went together (both them and ftp have grown a lot since their early days)

Cover of passionfruit and a little of hold on, it was acoustic for that, misguided ghosts, and 26, the whole band was at the front of the stage

Before 26, Talked about how it was hard but joyful to write the album

"We have to notice those moments where it's good and touch it for a second."

"When we meet you guys, we don't know what you're going through. We know life isn't easy and we won't pretend that a show will fix it all. But we are happy to be here for you." (Then played 26)

During 26, people gradually held their lighters and flashlights in the air and we could see it in the mirrors

During no friend there were red lights and static on the mirrors and Hayley sat down on the stage, it almost acted as a transition to emo anthem misery business

When Dorian went on stage he sat down and choked up and Hayley hugged him

"You didn't know this but you got ticketstk the Dorian show"

Dorian was actually a very good singer and had a lot of energy, he and Hayley sang together and mirrored each other's choreography

They had a sweet hug at the end

"I don't even deserve to sing misery business anymore that is Dorian's song"

There was a little girl in the crowd and for ain't it fun Hayley spontaneously invited her to dance on the stage with her, her name is Brynen and she was a toddler, she had a little Afro and a bow

"You are the coolest and most prettiest face I've ever seen on the stage in my life"

"I'm gonna give you a microphone and you can do whatever you want"

She sang by herself on the part right after the bridge, and during the bridge the two of them did a little step touch choreography together

Zach farrow was there, he used to be the drummer (was a founding member) but he left the band, is now in a personal band and played all that love is from his band half noise, during this Hayley still was energetic as ever and danced along with him and sang a little, Zach also got on the drums for a little bit and led the crowd in a clap before his solo

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