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6 Luxury Dorm Necessities for Back to School

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Heading back to school is a pretty big deal, especially if you live in University dorms, and there's always luxury electronic essentials every college student should definitely have, from a refrigerator to a television. Even if you already have everything you need, a new school year is the perfect excuse to freshen up that speaker system or replace some wall art. To help you out, we've compiled a list of some great electronics that you shouldn't pass up.... Read More

Ever Wanted To Go To Space? Virgin Airlines Can Get You There

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Most frequent fliers know that many airlines offer them rewards in the form of free flights and rental car upgrades, but Virgin Airlines is branching into a new direction that will launch its best customers into space. According to US News, the airline will be rewarding the one person who rakes in the most flier points over the next year with a free trip outside Earth's atmosphere.... Read More

Assouline Celebrates the 110th Anniversary of Cadillac with Limited Edition Book

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Those who appreciate luxuriously produced books will surely recognize the name Assouline. The company has published over 1,000 luxury books since 1994 and have boutique book stores around the world, from Paris to Las Vegas, New York and Seoul.... Read More

10 Celebrity Homes For Sale

Aug 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It has been a pretty good year for luxury real estate, with great offerings all over the world, but it's been even better for celebrity listings. So many of our favorite famous faces have been putting their homes up for sale, giving you a chance to live like a Hollywood star. Here's our ten favorites, from Mark Wahlberg's Beverly Hill estate to Robin Williams' Napa country home, each one currently still on the market and waiting to be snatched up.... Read More

Behind the Scenes of Architectural Photography with Daniel Newcomb

Aug 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Gail Doby

Daniel Newcomb of Architectural and Interior Design Photography creates award winning, magazine-quality photographs for interior designers, architects, builders, furniture designers, resorts, property management, and advertising agencies.... Read More

Ditch the Paintings and Explore the World of Vintage Posters

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it comes to interior decorating, people often want original art decorating their walls, with a lot of attention given to famous painters and photographers, and little attention given to vintage posters.... Read More

Get Through Baggage Claim Quickly With Tumi's Personalized Luggage

Aug 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you're planning on enjoying a luxury vacation soon you're probably going to want some luggage to match. Tumi is one of the leading brands in travel accessories, bringing you everything from casual tote bags to oversized wheeled luggage.... Read More

Daher-Socata’s Single-Engine Turboprop is Ready for Delivery

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The latest version of Daher-Socata’s single-engine turboprop airplane is ready for delivery and upgrades. The aviation company announced that it received certification of its new seating and cabin configuration. The news was announced at the EAA AirVenture Oskosh aircraft show in Oskosh, Wisconsin, on July 24, 2012.... Read More

Marc Newson's Retro Riva Speed Boat

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Riva goes back to 1842 when a young carpenter, Pietro Riva, opened his own shipyard in Sarnico, Italy. The luxury yacht company was passed through generations, always concerned with crafting elegant boats for those who take true pleasure in the small details.... Read More

Opus Hong Kong Apartment Sells for a Whopping $61 Million

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

According to Economic Times, a luxury apartment in Hong Kong was sold for the steep price of $61 million. The apartment is within Opus Hong Kong, a 12-story building that was partly designed by infamous architect Frank Gehry, and features 6,200-square-feet of living space. The buyer of the residence hasn't been released but whoever it is must be pretty thrilled to now own the most expensive condo in the city, and maybe even in the whole of Asia.... Read More

Don't Look Down! Highest Residences in North America for Rent in NYC

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

There are currently three luxury penthouses for rent in Manhattan on the 76th floor of the New York by Gehry tower. While The Beatles famously sang that money could not buy them love, in this case, it would certainly buy the finest views of New York City. The going rate to view the entire city from these penthouses, from Coney Island to north of the Catskills, will cost you $45,000 to $60,000 per month.... Read More

Elvis’ ‘Tiger Man’ Sunglasses Bring In $22,500 at Memphis Auction

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

An auction consisting of items relating to the iconic Elvis Presley fetched more than $620,000 at the Peabody Hotel, in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 14, 2012. The event, Heritage Auction’s Elvis Memorabilia Signature Auction, attracted fans of the King of Rock and Roll worldwide. The yearly Elvis-themed auction preceded the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death by two days, as Presley died on August 16, 1977.... Read More

Disturbing or Expected? Wealthy Teens Stir Up Instagram Controversy

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Though millions of Americans are feeling the various effects of the recession, the Rich Kids of Instagram don’t seem to know the meaning of the word. In case you haven’t been introduced to RKOI yet, it’s a Tumblr page that compiles photos from different Instagram accounts of the flashy offspring of the extremely affluent.... Read More

Guess Which Australian Supermodel is the Newest Face of Qantas Airline

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Australian airline Qantas is making a pretty big effort to boost their public image by snatching supermodel Miranda Kerr as their Global Ambassador. The Aussie beauty has joined the likes of John Travolta and Andrew Bogut, and will star in a worldwide advertising campaign for the airline.... Read More

Live in a Tudor Fairy Tale Estate | Maison de Tranquillite

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you've ever browsed luxury real estate listings you may have noticed that sometimes the offering doesn't seem to match the steep price tag. Maybe the number is because of the area or because a celebrity lived in it before, but there are definitely properties that match the price and we think the Maison de Tranquillite in Carmel, CA is one of those properties.... Read More

"Beautiful Disasters" and Mysterious Women in David Drebin's new Photography Book

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Photography can transport the viewer into other worlds, be they set in the reality of the photographer or in a surreal version fit for Salvador Dali. In his new book, "Beautiful Disasters," photographer David Drebin invites you into his constructed world where beautiful women reign supreme and tantalize with their mystery and sexuality, turning the observer into a willing voyeur.... Read More

Real Estate Developer Becomes Interior Designer to Feed Creative Passion

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Gail Doby

Ed Lobrano enjoyed a successful career in real estate development and syndication for years before working as a senior designer for well-known firms such as Bunny Williams, Inc. (New York), David Easton (New York), and Antony Childs (Washington DC). In 1997 Lobrano decided to establish his bi-coastal boutique firm, Edward Lobrano Interior Design, to provide high-end design, development, and architectural services for discerning clients.... Read More

Pagani Briefcase Looks Worthy of the Huayra

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

The Pagani Huayra has one of the most exquisite cockpits you’ll find anywhere, hewn by a team of craftsman who clearly take their time in getting every detail just right. But at $1.4 million apiece, they aren’t making a lot of them. So what do these gifted craftsmen do in their down time? You may be looking at the answer.... Read More

Speakers Get an Artistic Face-Lift | aFrame by TruAudio

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Whether you’ve experienced this or not, truly Fine artwork has the potential to stir your senses and evoke feelings that you never knew you had. With the aFrame Speakers by TruAudio you can expect your art viewing experience to get a lot louder. TruAudio’s product allows you connect your Bluetooth-enabled device to a high fidelity speaker system, which is cleverly hidden in your favorite piece of art. If you’ve ever felt that a Picasso is in need of a Rolling Stones soundtrack or a Georgia O’Keeffe could use a little Sarah McLachlan, then give the TruAudio aFrame a look (and a listen).... Read More

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Hövding

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Bicycling isn't exactly a new pastime but with growing environmental concerns, it has certainly seen a boom in popularity, with many people choosing to bike to work instead of drive. However, we probably all remember being a kid and not wanting to wear our bike helmet because it wasn't "cool," which is a concern many adults share...especially if hairstyles are involved.... Read More

Mixed-Media Art Layers Old Hollywood | Leah Devora

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

As a contemporary mixed media pop artist, Leah Devora is inspired by her surroundings, whether it's her southern roots or the big city of New York. These days, Devora's inspiration comes from the City of Angels and its celebrity-driven culture.... Read More

Stylish Indoor/Outdoor Fireplaces That Warm Up Any Setting

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The weather outside is still breaking record highs around the country, but come fall, it will thankfully start cooling down. What better way to spend a chilly night than cuddling in front of a roaring fire? We've decided to help you get a head start on the cozy weather by compiling a list of some of the hottest fireplaces around. Not only will these indoor/outdoor units keep you warm, they'll look great with your favorite home furnishings.... Read More

iPad Luxury Accessories by STRUT

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Katie Smith

Looking to make your iPad more stylish?  STRUT, a luxury gadget company that specializes in extravagant automotive accessories, has branched out to design a sleek, innovative charging system for the Apple product.... Read More

Alex Rodriguez's South Beach Waterfront Estate for Sale at $38 Million

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The New York Yankees’ star third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, has listed his residence in Miami’s South Beach, at $38 million. Rodriguez bought the palatial property in 2010 for $24 million and is attempting to sell it at 58 percent higher than his purchase price.... Read More

Babe Ruth's Bat & Ball Top Sellers at $4.5+ Million Sports Auction

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The legacy of George Herman “Babe” Ruth, arguably the greatest baseball player to have ever lived, remains a home run in the field of sports memorabilia and collectibles. Two items associated with Ruth, a game-used bat from 1927 and the highest graded Babe Ruth-signed baseball known were the highest priced lots sold at Heritage Auction’s Platinum Night Sports auction at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, last week.... Read More

Revisit Childhood With The Arcade 80's Trunk

Aug 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Remember the days of wiling away an afternoon at the video arcade? Your pockets filled with quarters and your eyes trained fervently on the screen as you compelled Pac-Man to consume as many pac-dots as possible, all while avoiding those colorful jellyfish-like enemies, Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde? Now you can reclaim those lost afternoons of youth (except without the scramble... Read More

BioFresh Keeps Food Fresher | Liebherr's HCB 1560 30" Fully Integrated Fridge

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Liebherr is one of the worldwide leaders in luxury kitchen appliances, specifically premium refrigerators, with over 50 years in the cooling business. Each year they strive to design dynamic units that will challenge the market and set them apart from the rest. With a longstanding collection of freestanding and built-in fridges, they expanded to their first 30" fully integrated refrigerator and freezer, the HCB 1560, earlier in the year.... Read More

Nike's Special Etiquette Book for 2012 Olympic Athletes

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Etiquette classes used to be all the rage in the 50s, with kids enduring hours of tea preparation and lessons on the proper way to hold their shoulders at the dinner table. In lieu of etiquette history, and to borrow some 2012 Olympic coverage, Nike has created their own book of proper behavior and is giving them exclusively to attending Olympic athletes and press.... Read More

Flexjet Partners with Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Private aviation company Flexjet, and destination group Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club have aligned to provide Flexjet fractional jet owners seven additional complimentary nights upon the purchase of an Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club membership.... Read More

Patrick Dougherty's Whimsical Stick Art

Aug 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When first looking at the amazing art by Patrick Dougherty you're immediately struck with a sense of wonder and childlike imagination, or at least we were. Dougherty creates out-of-this world sculptures, enlisting in a classic form of architecture and creation through using sticks, tree trunks, and stems as his medium, creating whimsical, whirling shapes and structures.... Read More

The "Golf Bible" | Special Tom Morris 1821 Edition

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Golf and rare books don't often cross paths, which is why we were excited to see "GOLF. The Tom Morris 1821 Edition." Being sold by Wonderland Publications, The Captain's Edition of "GOLF" (often referred to as the "Golf Bible") is priced at $2,000 and would be a great addition to any library, whether you're a golf connoisseur buying it for yourself or for your club's collection.... Read More

Private Jet Charters in India | Invision Air

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you've ever flown aboard an standard airline, you know it can be full of irritants from the moment you enter the airport, making a private jet charter a very attractive alternative.... Read More

Double Deck Luxury Superyacht Launched | Sunreef 82

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The luxury yacht Sunreef 82 Double Deck follows on the heels of Sunreef's previously launched mega catamarans, but this one has even more luxurious features.... Read More

8 Celebrities With Dual Talents | From James Franco to Zooey Deschanel

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

So many celebrities nowadays lead separate lives dabbling in artistic areas they may not be known for. Sometimes they completely miss the mark with their added venture (such as...Madonna trying to write books for kids) but other times they're so good that we have a hard time remembering which career came first (Zooey Deschanel, anyone?).... Read More

Michael Jackson's $23.9 Million French Chateau For Sale

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Regardless of how you view Michael Jackson, you can't argue that the King of Pop had impeccable taste when it came to luxury real estate. It's been three years since the music legend's death and now his beautiful French Chateau estate is back on the market...... Read More

What Exterior and Interior Designers Can Do With 150-Acres | The Farm

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Many people think about urban sprawl when they think of luxury living, private cars cruising through city streets while a Chihuahua hangs out the window. Or maybe an island resort comes to mind, with sunbathing and fine dining. While all of that is certainly nice, it will be hard to beat the peace of mind that would come with living at The Farm...... Read More

Customizable Speed Boat | Maxi Dolphin MD53

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Maxi Dolphin has many different types of luxury boats to choose from, from their powerful speed boats to their custom sail boats, but we're most interested in the MD53 Power.... Read More

Spider-Man and X-Men Top Sellers at $10.5 Million Comics & Comic Art Auction

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The recent Signature Vintage Comics & Comic Art Auction in Beverly Hills, California, set a world record for the single highest grossing comic and comic art auction to date. With reported total sales of $10,461,790 million...... Read More

Jackson Pollack's "Mural" Ready For Restoration at Getty Museum

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's amazing what can be done to preserve priceless works of art, with the process sometimes taking years to complete. Most recently Jackson Pollock's incredibly important painting "Mural" has arrived at the J. Paul Getty Museum to be brought back to display condition.... Read More

Most Expensive Apartment in America at $100 Million Is For Sale

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

New York is full of luxury real estate, from country homes a short drive away to spacious apartments in the center of the bustling city. However, if you've ever wanted to boast living in the most expensive apartment in America, you now can for only $100 million!... Read More

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