Nicole Jewell

 

Presently living in Madrid, Nicole works as a design and architecture writer and Spanish translator. When possible, she enjoys traveling around the Iberian Peninsula exploring Spain's rich blend of historic and modern architecture. Her articles and photos have been published in various trade publications and websites, as well as her own blog, Pass the Ham.

She Sheds: Women embrace new trend of building female versions of man caves

She Sheds: Women embrace new trend of building female versions of man caves

Forget all about that stinky old man cave. According to NBC TODAY, women are building their own special getaway space, the She Shed. According to Sandra Foster, who built her own sassy…

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Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the High Line

Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the High Line

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson The Collectivity Project has previously been installed in public squares in Tirana, Albania (2005); Oslo, Norway (2006); and Copenhagen,…

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Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet 'affordable' High Line-hugging condos in Chelsea

Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet 'affordable' High Line-hugging condos in Chelsea

HFZ's principal Ziel Feldman told Bloomberg that he aspires for the site to be a "self-contained kind of city", with a porte cochere, street-level retail, restaurants, and a small…

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Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

TEXT “Today is a great day for the Rockaways and for our city. The boardwalk is central to this community’s history and identity – and the new boardwalk will be a…

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George Clooney and Anderson Cooper help kick off World Trade Center Observatory

George Clooney and Anderson Cooper help kick off World Trade Center Observatory

"CBS This Morning" executive producer Chris Licht says the observatory "is a true symbol of how far New York City has come since Sept. 11." Related: 1 WTC’s One World Observatory…

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Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Related: First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public Via NY Times Oculus, PATH, Santiago Calatrava, Brookfield Place…

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Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

“I just carry a 50-foot extension cord in a storage box on board. I frequent restaurants and cafes that have parking in front or nearby and ‘top off’ charge at various waypoints.…

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500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 food carts with solar panels, alternative fuel and rechargeable batteries Related: SnackBox Reinvents the Street Food Stand With a Recycled Shipping Container in Times…

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Citi Bike offers up free rides today in honor of Bike Month

Citi Bike offers up free rides today in honor of Bike Month

It looks like Christmas has come early for NYC bikers! Everybody's favorite bike-sharing program, Citi Bike, is hosting its very first ‘Free Ride Day’ this Thursday, May 14th. In…

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Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy .... Eleven winners have been selected in a global competition to help small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy to prepare…

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Architect unveils new renderings of world’s first 3D-printed estate and pool

Architect unveils new renderings of world’s first 3D-printed estate and pool

+ D-Shape + Kushner Studios via 3D Print Images © D-Shape

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NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that the creation of a new $1.8 million program to fund the development of local responses to climate change. The Community Climate…

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New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

Related: Jersey City announces new bike share program that will be compatible with NYC’s Citi Bike + City Bike Via ABC News

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Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

“We committed to retrofitting every public building as part of our sweeping goal of an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 – because climate change is nothing less than an…

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NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city's eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg…

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Super-skinny home's private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Super-skinny home's private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Looking for the ultimate bubble bath experience? New York-based PARA Project architects have installed a sunken bathtub smack dab in the middle of the Haffenden House library. Already…

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Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

“Right now, mother cows are crying out for their kidnapped babies; piglets are being castrated with no painkillers; male chicks are being dropped into shredding machines; monkeys are…

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Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

The Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) reached New York City on Thursday, concluding its Atlantic crossing in a journey that will take its six-man crew over 40,000 nautical miles as they…

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1 WTC's One World Observatory set to open in May

1 WTC's One World Observatory set to open in May

Mark your calendar, folks! May 29th has been announced as the official opening day of the much-anticipated One World Observatory. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, April 8th and there…

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Take a look inside the swanky interior of NYC's super-skinny 111 West 57th Street tower

Take a look inside the swanky interior of NYC's super-skinny 111 West 57th Street tower

+ SHoP Architects Via 6 Sq Ft Images via Property Markets Group   SHoP Architects, 111 West 57th Street Tower, world's skinniest tower, manhattan architecture,…

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Psychedelic rainbow makeover gives an old farmhouse a vibrant new glow

Psychedelic rainbow makeover gives an old farmhouse a vibrant new glow

O'Sullivan purchased the property, which dates back to 1840, in 2009, and has been renovating it with her partner, Mason Brown. The ongoing renovation project is largely funded by the…

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Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

Flying Point is a contemporary one-story structure that is comprised of the main house, a pool and a pool house. Although the home maintains a simplistic sophistication, the project was…

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Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

Queens's Socrates Sculpture Park is going to be blooming with one very large flower tower this summer and you can join in on the fun! Artist Agnes Denes will be installing her…

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