Colors, it seems, don’t have to be beautiful to change the course of history.

Napoleon’s green sprigged wallpaper on the drizzly island of St Helena may have had something to do with the former French leader’s death. Recent tests show that actually Napoleon’s arsenic levels were very high throughout his life, but this deadly color may be responsible for some the symptoms he suffered in his final days.
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A red and white striped house in Kensington, London, which was apparently painted by the owner in protest at a planning application being turned down. 
"Making places distinctive may seem “horrendous” at the time. But give it a few years and it can transform the fortunes of a place, because people want to live and invest in “real” places. They don’t want places where, as Gertrude Stein famously said of Los Angeles, “there is no there there”."
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