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Vessel Reinvents the Bathtub With Unique Hammock Design

Jun 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you've ever lounged in a hammock and wished it doubled as a bathtub, Vessel by Splinter Works should probably be your next bathroom addition. While the shallow tub doesn't look like something meant for full body submersion, the attractive hammock design certainly makes for a great centerpiece. Splinter designed it to give the bather the "ultimate vehicle for escapism" and if you have a nice outdoor area to install it — maybe overlooking a canyon — I can see what they mean.... Read More

Thatched $2M Cottage in Sweden Brings Back Old World Warmth

Jun 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sweden is the birthplace of many beautiful things (Alexander Skarsgård, anyone?) and people flock to the Scandinavian country to check out all the rich culture it has to offer. If you want to take a step further and buy property there, we have just the luxury home for you. Located in Kullavik, this 3,681-square-foot home is a cozy thatched cottage that gives off the feel of an era past.... Read More

Decorating Essentials to Recreate 5 of your Favorite Films

Jun 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's not unusual to have watched your favorite movie countless times, finding yourself wanting to replicate everything in it, from the fashion to the interior decorating. Whether you love the color scheme in Amélie or the African artifacts in The Royal Tenenbaums, there's probably at least one aspect of your favorite flick that you want to recreate. Here's our list of great films to inspire your next home décor redesign.... Read More

Smeg 500 Bar Fridge Recalls the Spirit of the Fiat Cinquecento

Jun 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

If you're in the market for a designer fridge, Smeg is the place to go. The Italian manufacturer has a long history of producing upscale, style-conscious appliances dating back to the 1948. But if you like to throw in a bit of automotive style into the mix, Smeg's latest product could be just the ticket.... Read More

Evoke Homes Promise Futuristic Living with High Tech Features

Jun 20, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Quadrant, a Washington-based homebuilder, is entering the housing market with the launch of its new brand, Evoke. A contemporary luxury home design, Evoke is the first builder of its size to offer Seattle homebuyers in the Eastside area luxury homes that reflect their individual needs and wants.... Read More

The Twists and Turns of Norway's White House

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

JVA Architects built the White House from simple materials (like concrete and oak paneling) and while it has little in common with the historic presidential White House in Washington, D.C., this single family home definitely has cleaner lines. Found in Strand, Norway, the 2,100-square-foot home is set on the Oslo Fjord in the middle of a wooded suburban area.... Read More

75k Ltd Edition Centenary Table Celebrates Robert Mondavi's 100th Anniversary

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Napa Valley's Robert Mondavi Winery is ready to celebrate their 100th anniversary today, marking the birth of Robert Mondavi himself. Known for helping launch Napa as a world-renowned hot-spot for vineyards, the late Mondavi always appreciated good food, art, and a nice bottle of wine, which is why popular furniture maker Frank Pollaro decided to design a one-of-a-kind Centenary Table to honor the "father of the American fine wine industry."... Read More

Reykjavík House Disappears Into The Icelandic Landscape

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As the capital and largest city in Iceland, Reykjavík is often hailed as the world's safest and cleanest city. It's also believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement by Norsemen around AD 870, giving it a rich cultural history that brings in waves of visitors. Polish firm Moomoo Architects felt similarly drawn to Reykjavík's dreamlike landscape, inspired by the first settlers to design a modern home that fits right in with the pure white snow blanketing the Icelandic city in winter.... Read More

"True" Queen of France's 16th Century Castle Listed for Sale at $38 Million

Jun 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An important piece of French history in the form of a 16th Century castle once owned by the woman many considered to the the “true” Queen of France has been listed for sale at about $38 million by an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. Château Saint-Elix near Toulouse was owned by the Marquise de Montespan, who had seven children by King Louis XIV and was considered to be the country’s “true” queen due to her influence in court at the time.... Read More

East Hampton Homeowners Go Glamping For Summer Cash

Jun 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Glamping has become pretty popular over these recent years, particularly among those who would like to fill that camping itch without sacrificing any luxury comforts. While many resorts cater to this kind of vacation, people in East Hampton are taking the glamping idea and applying it to their home turf — bringing in a tidy profit in the process.... Read More

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