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$3.5 Billion Baha Mar Puts 284 Residences on Market in The Bahamas

Aug 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Nowadays it takes a little more than spas and golf courses to make a luxury resort impressive. Aside from the perfect location, an establishment needs something a little extra and Baha Mar thinks they have exactly that.... Read More

China's Tallest Building Tops Out at 2,073 Feet After Four Years of Construction

Aug 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Shanghai Tower — the tallest building in China at 2,073 feet — has topped out and put the final beam in place, according to Thornton Tomasetti, the engineering firm that is providing structural services for the building. Designed by architecture firm Gensler and developed by the Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Company, building of the mixed-use, 4.1-million-square-foot structure [...]... Read More

AP Furniture Reveals Flagship Collection From Hurricane-Felled Trees

Aug 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Aaron Poritz — an American-born designer who divides his time between New York City, Managua and Nicaragua — is the creative mind behind AP Furniture, which he established last year. Specializing in responsibly-sourced hardwood furniture pieces, AP strives to blend a traditional approach to craftsmanship with contemporary designs that reflect today's trends.... Read More

No-Reserve Auction Slated for Luxurious Cabin in Telluride Mountain Village

Aug 20, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

New York-based Concierge Auctions will oversee the no-reserve auctioning of a custom-designed mountain cabin that sits in the heart of the See Forever Village in Telluride Mountain Village, Colorado. Because it's a no-reserve auction (which doesn't require a minimum bidding amount), the public determines how much a property is actually worth [...]... Read More

Immerse Yourself in Style at the Palazzo Versace Residences and Hotel in Dubai

Aug 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Whether you're a fashion maven or just appreciate timeless elegance, Versace is probably on your radar. For those who have dreamed of wrapping themselves in the fashion house's style, you might want to think about snatching one of the luxury holiday homes being offered at the Palazzo Versace Residences and Hotel in Dubai.... Read More

Irinox Freddy Flash Freezes Food to Fight Bacteria

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I'll be the first to admit that sometimes I survive off the leftovers from last night's dinner, and I know I'm not alone. Between our jobs and having a social life, cooking every night just isn't plausible. The only real drawback though is that freshly cooked food stored for later never really lasts that long, whether because the appeal of old food wanes after two days or because it is legitimately unhealthy to eat.... Read More

Flavor Paper Makes Beastie Boy Mike D's Custom Brooklyn-Inspired Wallpaper a Reality

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Originally founded on the Oregon coast, Flavor Paper specializes in hand screenprinted wallpaper that ranges from vintage to contemporary patterns. Known for their large format silk screening, you can spot their work all over the world, from the W Hotel in New Orleans to The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York. More recently they worked with Mike Diamond (or Mike D to Beastie Boy fans) to help produce his Brookyln-inspired wallpaper design, Brooklyn Toile.... Read More

The Fitzgerald at Grove Park Gains Momentum With Four Condominiums Left For Sale

Aug 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The luxury real estate market seems to be on the rise, with many generously priced homes being bought all over America, and The Fitzgerald at Grove Park in Asheville, North Carolina is proof of that boom. The Fitzgerald has been seeing some pretty impressive sales this summer, selling six of their 24 luxury condominiums since May.... Read More

10 Beautiful Million Dollar Estates North of Hollywood

Aug 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Million Dollar Listing

Los Angeles pretty much has something for everyone — the beach, picturesque palm trees, great restaurants and cocktail bars, more luxury fashion than you could ever want, and the Museum of Contemporary Art for impressing dates. If you've been thinking about buying some property in the area but don't want to necessarily live in the middle of Hollywood, you don't have to.... Read More

Steve McQueen's Pioneer Moon Ranch

Aug 8, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Nestled in the foothills of Hailey, Idaho, this sprawling ranch-style property once owned by legendary film star Steve McQueen is a great choice for those looking to get away from it all, without being too far from civilization. Over 500 acres, Pioneer Moon Ranch is just a couple of hours drive to Boise or Twin Falls and just 25 minutes away from Ketchum.... Read More

Standout Twists and Turns of Hellman-Chang's Artisan Furniture

Aug 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's no secret that we love Hellman-Chang's artisan furniture designs, especially since we told you all about the New York-based company last year, so you shouldn't be surprised that we've found more pieces that we just can't get enough of. The hardworking, self-taught duo of Daniel Hellman and Eric Chang take their profession seriously, churning out design after design, giving plenty to choose from when decorating our homes. From the antique look of the woods used to the contemporary twists and bends in the designs, these are a few standout furnishings we love.... Read More

Newport Beach Club's Tennis Cottage Shows What Eco-Friendly Really Means

Aug 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's safe to say that nearly everyone has seen homes being hailed as eco-friendly and environmentally conscious, but more often than not, it just means they stuck some solar panels on the roof and called it a day. Some companies truly take those notions to life though, such as Jillian Pritchard Cooke's home design philosophy Wellness Within Your Walls (WWYW).... Read More

Cozy Up With a Baby Alpaca Throw

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Summer has been great, but those cold nights are going to creep up before you know it. To keep you warm and cozy, Hästens has Baby Alpaca Throws certainly look like they can easily kick your body temperature up a few notches. Starting at $430, these blankets are handmade from 100 percent baby alpaca wool.... Read More

America's Most Expensive Real Estate Markets

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Million Dollar Listing

Billionaires have been proving that dropping thousands for each square foot of a luxury home isn't out of the question, with some market prices reaching record-breaking heights — like America's most expensive home in Greenwich, Connecticut (going for $190M). Considering Greenwich is known to attract Wall Street tycoons, it's not too surprising to see such a high-priced property up for grabs, but it did get us thinking about where in America you can find the most expensive real estate markets.... Read More

 
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