"The most important thing is to increase green spaces" says commenter

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing the House of Hungarian Music museum by Sou Fujimoto and sharing their views on other top stories.

A museum dedicated to music topped with an undulating roof that will be punctuated by trees is nearing completion in Budapest’s City Park.

Designed by Fujimoto, the House of Hungarian Music will contain a range of interactive exhibitions on musical history as well as venues for hosting concerts, a library and offices.

The building is being created as part of the Liget Budapest Project, which will see several museums put up within the Hungarian capital’s 200-year old central City Park.

“Looks like pancake batter just starting to bubble”

Readers aren’t convinced. “That roof looks like pancake batter just starting to bubble up on a hot griddle,” said Benny.

Jim agreed: “Looks like a poppadom from the top and not a particularly appealing one.”

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A brand new luxury trend is sweeping our bathrooms as baths soar in popularity

January is for breaking New Year’s resolutions and taking afternoon baths. No doubt because of the cocooning effect of sinking into a hot bubble bath, the humble bathtub is seeing a surge in popularity.

Related: The best and worst colours to paint bathrooms says Psychology expert

Given that we’ve gone through lockdowns, tier systems and back again this year, the fact we’re seeking comfort comes as no surprise. Maybe 2020 taught us the importance of looking after ourselves, or could it simply be that we have more time on our hands? 

Many of us dream of having a roll-top bath, with the traditional, free-standing tub pinned on many dream bathroom boards on Pinterest. And this year, it seems people are finally making it happen.

Image credit: Brent Darby

A quarter of people surveyed by bath specialist Drench said they were planning to either upgrade their bath or separate it from Read more

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8 money and investing lessons you can learn from Monopoly

Playing monopoly is a tradition for our family.

The game doesn’t come out as often these days but when it does, the entire family gathers around to participate.

I played it with my parents when I was young, with my children when they were young and even now with my grandchildren who are beginning to learn.

Those games were always full of laughter, fun and several arguments.

And the bonus?

It teaches us all about the basics of maths.

But you might be surprised to hear that there’s more to learn from the game than adding and subtracting.

In fact there are several very important personal finance and investor lessons it can teach us.

Here are 8 of them.

1. It makes you aware of risk aversion

There are three types of monopoly players: Those who conserve cash, those to buy everything they land on and then those in between … Read more

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An Owner-Built, Architect-Designed Renovation Of A Charming 1920s Melbourne Home

An Owner-Built, Architect-Designed Renovation Of A Charming 1920s Melbourne Home


by Lucy Feagins, Editor

The dining room flows through to lounge through a timber-lined doorframe. Artwork above table by Guy Maestri which Lauren bought Glenn for his 40th, Potence Pivotante wall lamp. Pot by Anchor Ceramics. Travertine table from Curated Spaces. Vintage Thonet dining chairs sourced from Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree. Hay shelving available through Cult Design. Objecto Eclipse lamp from Hub Furniture. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files. Styling – Annie Portelli

‘Being Grown Ups in the Grown Up Room!’ laughs Lauren. Glenn sits on Semana chair sourced from @cassermaison. Paper lantern by Hay. Shelving by Zuster. Curtains from Soft Studio, Sculpture on coffee table by Edit E. ‘Tipographico’ rug from Halcyon Lake. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files. Styling – Annie Portelli

‘Though the

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Heavenly Star I rug by Raymond Loewy for Tai Ping Carpets

Dezeen Showroom: industrial designer Raymond Loewy’s Heavenly Star I rug from 1952 has been relaunched by Hong Kong-based Tai Ping Carpets.

As its name suggests, Heavenly Star I is emblazoned with a series of scribble-like spirals that evoke distant star formations.

A room featuring the Heavenly Star I rug by Raymond Loewy for Tai Ping Carpets
Tai Ping Carpets has relaunched Raymond Loewy’s Heavenly Star I rug

The overlapping motifs are handcrafted from white and brown wool, set against a tufted, almond-coloured backdrop.

According to Tai Ping Carpets, the rug is one of several Loewy pieces that “revolutionised the role of the carpet in home decor” through their organic patterns and motifs.

The product is made from New Zealand wool, which is applied in a loop pile weave for a textured and durable finish.

The Heavenly Star I rug by Raymond Loewy for Tai Ping Carpets
It is adorned with scribble-like spirals that evoke star formations

Heavenly Star I forms part of the Edward Fields Home Collection, which is produced by Tai Ping Carpets … Read more

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