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Livin’ in a Skateboarder’s Paradise image

In the Spanish municipality of Llanera, the Kaos Temple was handed over to artist Okuda San Miguel as a creative project. Given carte blanche on the interior of the old church, San Miguel traded pews for ramps, while bringing low-poly illustrations and vibrant colour to the space! Known internationally as La Iglesia Skate, the colourful church has become a hot spot, attracting tourists and skaters alike from far and beyond.

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SECRET STOREFRONTS IN NEW YORK REVEALED image

Say whaaat? Check out some of New York’s coolest hidden storefronts. To get to a secret men’s street-wear store located at 54 Clinton Street, enter a vintage arcade to pass through a functional photo booth ($3 per photo). 146 Essex Street houses a pawn shop out front with a swanky eatery in the back. This one is just pure genius. What’s the secret behind this super hero supply store at 372 Fifth Avenue? Behind one of the bookshelves is a hidden doorway that leads to Dave Eggers’s 826 NYC student literacy program providing one-on-one mentoring to students ages 6-18. Speaking of superheroes . . . want to feel like one? Check out 113 St. Mark’s Place. To get into this reservations-only speakeasy bar, enter the ...

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STARBUCKS’ VINTAGE-INSPIRED NEW ORLEANS STORE image

[images via designtaxi.com] A look at Starbucks’ latest store in New Orleans; designed to resemble an old-fashioned apothecary. To give the decor a one-of-a-kind authentic feel, Starbucks contracted local artists like sculptor David Borgerding to build custom piece using vintage materials. Borgerding built chandeliers from old wrought iron gates and horn instruments to pay homage to the city’s mercantile trade and musical roots.

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