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Rare and Exotic Putters from Sweet Wood Golf Company

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sweet Wood Golf Company provides the world with unique and original equipment for all your golfing needs. Specializing in handmade clubs and leather items (like wine carriers and scorecard holders), this company infuses their collection with a touch of retro to appeal to clients old and young. They also provide replacement items that can be pretty hard to find, which makes them worth checking out for anyone who considers themselves a true aficionado and collector.... Read More

How to Best Care for Your Franke's Peak Sink of Perfection

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Modern aesthetic design, unsurpassed construction and exceptional functionality. These are just a few qualities that quickly come to mind when describing the Franke Peak luxury kitchen sink.... Read More

The Gratifying Gourmets | Chefs Savoy, Epie and Vongerichten On The Evolution of Their Cuisine

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

When it comes to what is regarded as the best cuisine, there are only a few at the very pinnacle. The peak upon a Kingdom of sorts, ruled by masters and legends who cultivate perpetual satisfaction, ensuring their seat at that throne. Certainly, the French have earned the title of Gratifying Gourmets as their recipes have influenced far beyond its boarders. Through my recent encounter with three award-winning French chefs (Guy Savoy, Gilles Epie, and Jean-George Vongerichten), I've learned about the evolution of worldly influences they've infused in their own gourmet cuisines.... Read More

Bill Gates' Honeymoon Superyacht Listed for sale at $13.9 Million

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Charade, an impressive 154-ft. superyacht custom built by Feadship De Vries Shipyard for Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen in 1990, on which Bill Gates spent part of his Hawaiian honeymoon in 1994, has been listed for sale by Merle Wood & Associates at $13.9 million.... Read More

Wrap Yourself in Bentley Apparel

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Acquired by Volkswagen Group in 1998, Bentley Motors is a brand of luxury automobiles founded on the dedication to speed and power in transportation. Now, that dedication is translated into a variety of Bentley-labeled merchandise called “The Bentley Collection.”... Read More

The Battle Of The Online Beats | Pandora vs. Apple

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Apple Inc. has been the “cool kid” of the technological world for years now, constantly coming out with merchandise that receives a cult-like following. The fact as to whether or not they are truly superior to other products on the market is seemingly insignificant. If the release of previous Apple goods is any indication of events to come, then Pandora Media Inc. should be concerned, because according to Bloomberg, Apple has increased talks with major music labels to start an advertising supported streaming-radio.... Read More

Corsair 32 Yacht Cruiser Debuts at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

According to Charter World, Chris-Craft took its newest luxury yacht tender Corsair 32 to the 2012 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, which ended yesterday. The vessel is apparently a good choice for anyone wanting to go on an overnight adventure or even just spend a few hours cruising around the bay, making it pretty versatile.... Read More

Relive Your Childhood With Your Favorite Book Illustrations

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

According to Art Daily, Sotheby's is gearing up to sell a single-owner collection of original book illustrations that is apparently the most impressive array to ever be auctioned. The auction will take place December 12, 2012 and will feature more than 100 ink and watercolor drawings from all of your most beloved books, including "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The Tale of Peter Rabbit". From the private collection of film director Michael Winner, the sale is expected to bring in a total of ?1 million (around $1,607,600).... Read More

Go From Food To Fun In Seconds With The New Convertible Pool Table

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

If you thought that the concept behind Transformers would go out of style with adulthood, think again, as Aramith-Armand billiards group has been creating and producing their Fusion dining table for years now; an innovative piece that morphs from a dining table to a high-quality billiard or game table within seconds.... Read More

Furnish Your Home with Coney Island History | Uhuru Design

Oct 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

When redecorating your home it is important to consider the four Rs when selecting your furniture. If you have guessed that those R’s stand for anything directly relating to furniture, then you'd mistaken. I’m talking about furniture made from materials that have been reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, and/or reused. Perhaps that doesn't immediately seem very luxurious but it is becommming increasingly fashionable to own pieces crafted out of discarded materials. Luxury furniture design company Uhuru is just one example of the growing number of companies which creatively turn someone’s trash into your treasure.... Read More

Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West House Hunting?

Oct 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

So many rumors are flying around considering Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, like whether or not they're planning a $20 million wedding. The rumors of wedding bells are mainly in part due to the fact that Kardashian apparently sold her Beverly Hills home under a pocket listing and the reported stories of Kanye putting his LA mansion on the market. If the two stars really are selling their homes at the same time, it probably means that they are planning on moving in together and if that's the case, we have a few luxury real estate possibilities they should check out.... Read More

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" Arrives At MoMA

Oct 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" 1895 is one of the world's most infamous works of art, picturing a man's pained reaction to witnessing a scream resonate throughout nature, his friends carrying on oblivious to his cries. The pastel work is one of four versions that Munch created, the other three painted, and was sold at a Sotheby's auction back in May for $119.9 million. Whoever bought the drawing knows how badly the public would like to see it in person for themselves so it is now on view at New York's Museum of Modern Art.... Read More

Auction Shakes Things Up With Comprehensive James Bond Collection

Oct 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Whether you have seen the James Bond films or not (and we hope you have), you surely know of them, particularly their subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) sexual one-liners and the famous men who have played the 007 role. Needless to say, we couldn't help but be a bit “shaken” when we heard the news that noted Hollywood auction house Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, had accumulated the most comprehensive collection of movie posters, stills, lobby cards, scripts and other ephemera from all of our favorite Bond flicks.... Read More

Now's Your Chance to Golf With Your PGA TOUR Idol | Saturday Series

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Any self-respecting golfer probably dreams about what it would be like to spend the day on the green with a PGA TOUR professional. Well, it doesn't have to be a dream anymore thanks to the Saturday Series. Specializing in high-end events, the Saturday Series has been going strong for 14 years and have even worked with The Golf Channel, Humana, John Deere, Barclays, Kodak, and the PGA TOUR, of course. The company also produces private events (for groups of 2 to 36) that connect amateur golfers with their idols, which would certainly impress all your club buddies.... Read More

Air Pacific Changes Name and Revamps Their Look

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In case you were wondering what happened to Air Pacific, they have completely revamped their brand with the help of their new name, Fiji Airways. According to Airline Reporter, the company had their highest revenue yet during 2011/2012, bringing in $362.4 million, which allows them to make some pretty costly changes starting in 2013, like new planes and in-flight entertainment.... Read More

Offset Home Brings Uniqueness to Average Toronto Neighborhood

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Living in a luxury home that is unique and different can be pretty important when it comes to setting yourself a part from the herd. Many people scramble to hire the best architect firms to design them the perfect home, featuring everything they didn't even know they wanted. After you've seen the home JA Architecture Studio designed, in part with A.R.T. Design Build, you're probably going to want to save their number.... Read More

Race Straight into the Sea | Quadski High-Speed Amphibian Vehicle

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Quadski is a multifaceted luxury toy that performs on both land and water, as it is defined as a one-person, all-terrain quadbike and watercraft. The amphibious vehicle will be for sale in the U.S. by the year’s end and is expected to be available worldwide by 2014. The Quadski is capable of delivering 45 mph by land and water, according to its manufacturer, Michigan-based Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc.... Read More

Qantas Airlines Wants You to Get a Good Flight's Sleep

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you're anything like me, sleeping on an airplane is pretty tough and just forget it if it's an international flight. The air pressure never fails to give me a migraine and my ears get knocked out of sync, which lasts long after I deplane. Without a sleeping pill to kelp knock me out, I just spend the long hours of the flight staring at the sleeping bodies around me, bitter and jealous of their peaceful expressions. Thankfully, not all airlines are oblivious to my discomfort and Qantas Airways have added quite a few perks to their international Business service to help all of us pass out peacefully.... Read More

JetSuite Expands Luxury Fleet With Customized CJ3 Aircrafts

Oct 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

JetSuite has been one of the nation's quickest-growing luxury private jet companies and they announced some pretty big changes this month. Not only have they expanded their fleet to double its previous size, those 15 new planes will be customized Cessna Citation CJ3's. Not only are the planes design to fly overwater, they're pretty powerful and can apparently climb to 45,000 feet in a mere 27 minutes and can cruise at up to 480 miles per hour.... Read More

Mike Lam Combines East And West Style To Create One-Of-A-Kind Furniture

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Some of our favorite things in life come from magnificent and dynamic duos (Dolce & Gabbana, Simon and Garfunkel, Mike & Ike’s) and eco-friendly boutique furniture company Mike Lam Design may just be the next team to join these elite twosomes. Mike Lam's artistic design combines with the superb craftsmanship of Steve Thompson to make luxury home décor that functions as furniture, while striving to emotionally connect with the owner.... Read More

Nokia's Strange and Advanced Cell Phones

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

People lost their minds for the new iPhone's release but the design seems pretty safe compared to some of the weird looks Nokia put into the world ten years ago. Long before Apple took over the cellular phone business, Nokia released one strange phone after another in attempts to keep up with customer demands. While they may be unattractive compared to today's super sleek designs, many of these were actually pretty advanced for the period.... Read More

Exclusive | Style Icon Barbara Barry Shares Her Views on Home Design

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Gail Doby

Award-winning designer Barbara Barry is internationally known for her streamlined interiors and elegant home furnishings. Her look speaks to quiet luxury, comfort and ease – supporting her design philosophy that living simply and with quality is the highest form of luxury.... Read More

Amosu Couture Glams Up Your Samsung S3

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Ladies, hold on to your hair extensions, because UK-based and international brand for adorning your most treasured possessions, Amosu Couture, has just created the world’s first Samsung Galaxy S3 Swarovski Edition. Specializing in the customization of prestigious and luxury gadgets, Amosu Couture is known for being able to transform the ordinary into extraordinary, and the Samsung Galaxy S3 is no exception.... Read More

Live Like a Rock Star on Your Own Private Island

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

It’s time to stop your luxury house hunting and start your island searching. Your quest will probably bring you somewhere near Rowayton, CT, only an hour from midtown New York, and lucky you, that’s exactly where Tavern Island is available for the first time in 30 years for purchase. For almost $13 million you can own 3.5 acres of private land with a home featuring six bedrooms, four full baths and three half baths. The home was built in 1900 in the Tudor style, making it look a little like it materialized out of a fairy tale.... Read More

Brighten Your Home Without Bulbs Using New LightDrive Lamps

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

How many blondes does it take to screw in a light bulb? It takes two blondes – one to hold the light bulb and one to spin the ladder around (insert obligatory chuckle). Light bulb jokes have been a childhood staple for decades now, however, will this moment of comedic (or not so comedic) relief soon become obsolete due to electronic company Radast Design and their new unique and bulb-less lamp, LightDrive? We, for one, sure hope so.... Read More

Vintage Left-Handed Les Paul Guitar Expected to Fetch Over $125k at Auction

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A rare left-handed 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst guitar is expected to fetch more than $125,000 at the upcoming Vintage Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction on October 26, 2012. Only four left-handed Les Paul Standard Sunburst solid-body guitars are known to exist.... Read More

Enter to be Virgin Atlantic's "Red Hot Reporter" for the NFL International Series

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Are you an obsessive fan of the NFL? Is your favorite team The New England Patriots or the St. Louis Rams? If so, you have a great opportunity ahead of you. As long as you are at least 21 years old and have some connection to Facebook or Twitter, you can enter to win a spot on your favorite team’s Virgin Atlantic luxury flight to Wembley Stadium in London for the sixth annual NFL International series.... Read More

Class Up Your Nursery With Restoration Hardware

Oct 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

You want the best for your children and Restoration Hardware knows that. The luxury home furnishings establishment is opening a store exclusively for baby and child furniture in Santa Monica. The store front will seduce you inside, first with glimmering crystal chandeliers and then with nine foot weathered oak arches. It will probably feel a little like you are entering a forest wonderland with pretty crystal fairies to guide you into the center where the California sun pours in through a 17-foot skylight.... Read More

Hilary Swank Lists Her Pacific Palisades Home For Sale

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

For those of you in the market for some new and super Swank-y real estate, you're in luck because Hollywood’s "Million Dollar Baby", Hilary Swank, has just listed her Pacific Palisades million dollar mansion (well $9.495 million) for sale.... Read More

Black is Back | DKNY's Sophisticated Bedding Collections

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When it comes to home décor, color sometimes makes all the difference between a boring space and something lively and exciting. Instead of opting for the usual calming cream colors and soft blues for your bedroom, why not take a chance and decorate your bed in a dangerous black? DYNK's new Harmony and City Silk Bedding Collections reflect a sleek fashion statement using modern textures, like the diamond stitch pattern.... Read More

Become a Morning Person with The Renew SleepClock

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

You know the person who is chipper even at seven in the morning? Well of course you want to punch that person in the throat, and why wouldn't you? Who do they think they are, running around like a ray of sunshine at this hour? It’s too early for that. Or is it? Could you become one of those people? Renew SleepClock by Gear4 claims they can cure you of your daily hatred for the land of the living. Apparently your problem isn't that you want to stay sleeping all the time, it’s just that you've set yourself up to be violently alarmed out of deep sleep every morning. It is no wonder that you want to punt a puppy or trip an old woman, when you're going through that trauma with every sunrise.... Read More

Bear Grylls Can Help 10 People Survive the Scottish Highlands and the U.S. Election

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

With the U.S. election fast approaching and politicians invading homes with snide remarks about their competitor’s incompetency or meanness, it is likely that many of you will be running away to the wilderness, trying to escape the constant barrage. Before you do that though, you may want to learn the basics of survival from someone who knows what he’s doing. Bear Grylls, "Man vs. Wild" star is probably the most qualified person I can think of and lucky for you, he has started his very own survival academy.... Read More

Jumpjet Brings Affordable Private Jet Travel to 40 U.S. Cities

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Membership-based luxury travel club Jumpjet will begin accepting members in October for private jet flights that will depart from 40 U.S. cities beginning on November 1, 2012.... Read More

Sharon Stone's "Basic Instinct" to Sell Her Beverly Hills Mansion

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sometimes celebrities see a piece a luxury real estate and decide they just have to have it. After all, they have the cash so why not buy a new house in Beverly Hills? Once bought, for whatever reason, the new owner sometimes never actually moves in and tries to flip it or rent it out. Perhaps best known for her…scene stealing move in "Basic Instinct", actress Sharon Stone has put her Beverly Hills mansion back on the market, pricing it at $7,500,000.... Read More

Exclusive | Photographer Chris Buck Talks Invisible Celebrities

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In a world where celebrities are reported on more reliably and steadily than news regarding world events or politics, we've gotten used to our day-to-day life being saturated with images of famous faces. You can try to stay away from what happened between Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson, but without a doubt your plan will be ruined when your coworkers start discussing whose side they're on. As a society, we've gotten so obsessed with the lives of our favorite stars that even giving something the title of Russell Brand will pique interest, which is something photographer Chris Buck plays with in his new photo book "PRESENCE: The Invisible Portrait".... Read More

Australian Sustainable Home | The Strange Sleeping Pods of Drew House

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sustainable homes are nothing new nowadays. In fact, it's more unusual now to find an architect firm that doesn't care about the environment…or at least doesn't pretend to. Many companies are showing that just because a home is environmentally-friendly doesn't mean it can't fall into the realm of luxury real estate. The Drew House of Queensland, Australia is pretty close to the Great Barrier Reef, which may be why the dwelling looks like a strange research facility from the outside.... Read More

 
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