IKEA Taps into Millennial Trends to Create Sustainable and Culturally Vibrant Collections – Open House Event in New York City

As a professional photographer, graduate-level designer, and EIC here at the Hudson Valley Style Magazine I had the pleasure of attending the IKEA Open House event at Studio 525 in New York City just a few days ago. At the Hudson Valley Style Magazine, we often cover topics of sustainability, design, and social responsibility, […]

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Fitness for Busy Professionals: A Guide to Making Exercise a Priority in a Busy Lifestyle

With a diverse background that encompasses Mechanical Engineering, Fine Art, and Design, as well as extensive experience and certifications in the fitness industry, I developed a unique perspective on health and wellness. My passion for helping others reach their fitness goals stems from a lifelong curiosity about the transcendence of the human condition and […]

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Discovering the Delights of Australian Cuisine at Ruby’s Cafe in SoHo – NYC Restaurant Reviews with Maxwell Alexander

Hey there, it’s your favorite travel photographer, Maxwell Alexander, and I’m back with another NYC Restaurant Review. This time, I’m taking you on a culinary journey to Ruby’s Cafe in SoHo. As someone who’s obsessed with everything Australian (including AussieBum and Echt Apparel), I was thrilled to discover Australian cuisine at Ruby’s. I had […]

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5 Elements of Interior Design – Wall Art Ideas

Five Elements of Interior Design

Whether you are working with existing furnishings and fabrics or “starting from scratch” with an empty room, you should always use the elements and principles of design as a guide in choosing everything. The elements are your tools or raw materials, much like paints are the basics to a painter. The elements of design […]

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Landida™ Smart Landscapes

The American Dream sans Green Turf Grass Lawn

by Maxwell Alexander, CEO & Founder, Landida™ Smart Landscapes A luscious green lawn used to be a source of pride and a symbol of achieving the American Dream, well, at least for Babyboomers. They loved sugary drinks with artificial colors and flavors and dumped millions of tons of pesticides in their front yard to keep the […]

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VVilla 9W - Architectural Marvel and a Modern Luxury Vacation Getaway in the Hudson Valley

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui by Dino Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group Principles of Taoism as a religion emerged around the 4th century BC in the work of Chinese philosopher and writer Laozi. Practices and traditions of balancing the natural energy (chi) in the environment are closely linked with concepts of […]

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