Grovemade is typically known for their luxury gadget accessories made from leather and wood, but they're branching out with their new Limited Edition Black Dock. With its black matte aluminum cap and solid brass base, the sleek metallic dock weighs over three pounds and could actually double as a paper weight.
Calling itself the first-ever collection of cookware that is "specifically designed to deliver optimal results for each culinary technique," the All-Clad TK collection just may be what your kitchen needs. Designed with the help of Chef Thomas Keller, each of the 11 hand-crafted pieces were shaped in a way that is "ideally suited to sautéing, making sauces, braising, or steaming, empowering home chefs to cook with control and confidence."
Whether you consider yourself a fan or not, you've probably quoted a William Shakespeare play without realizing it—especially if you have ever been tongue-tied, if your car keys vanished into thin air, if you have seen better days, or if you have had too much of a good thing. Shakespeare's permanence in the English language is probably the easiest way to see the full effect his words have on how we express ourselves and the way we relate to one another.
As usual, Comic-Con saw quite a few large unveilings this year, one of which was the highly anticipated new show Outlander. A Starz series, the new adventure story has been adapted from a book series of the same name that has been published in over 30 countries. Over 25 million copies of the books have been sold worldwide, so naturally the show already has a built-in fan base that has been demanding the story be brought to life on-screen for quite some time.
Apple hasn't yet revealed the iPhone 6, but that hasn't stopped Brikk from taking pre-orders for their version of the anticipated smartphone—14 versions, to be exact. Yesterday the company announced that their luxury interpretations, called The Lux iPhone 6, will include a 24-karat yellow gold model, one that is 24-karat pink gold, and the 4.7-inch 128 GB phone will get pure platinum finishes.
It's not uncommon for discerning art collectors to drop thousands on a new artwork for their walls, but it's not as commonplace for the piece to be by a 12-year-old. Then again, most people would never guess these seemingly Warhol-inspired works to have been painted by a kid.
Finding the perfect pair of earbuds is a serious pain—either they are too cheap, don't fit right, and quick to fall apart, or they seem immensely overpriced for the sound quality they reflect. Most brands seem to throw all of their efforts into larger headphones and haven't quite figured out how to pack that same techie knowledge into earbuds' smaller packaging.
With a career that's lasted over 40 years, everyone knows Annie Leibovitz by now. The iconic artist was the chief photographer for Rolling Stone, the first contributing photographer for Vanity Fair after its revival, and has been behind some of the most famous advertising campaigns. Many may try and copy her, but her portraiture style is instantly recognizable as something inherently her own. With so much work in her catalog, it must have been quite the feat to collect her photos in a SUMO-sized book for Taschen, but she did it and the art world rejoices. [Warning: One of the following pictures is NSFW]
Gold makes everything better, right? That's what Palmer Johnson Yachts is counting on for their 48M SuperSport that was spotted cruising in the Sturgeon Bay shipping channel earlier this week. Sure, the luxury yacht looks like it is a spaceship or military craft from some angels, but in terms of design, it's actually pretty cool.
The first official trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey finally hit the Internet today after premiering on Today, and the world was never the same. The trailer opens with mousy Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) preparing herself to meet the sexually dominant Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for the first time and if knee grabbing and longing looks are your thing, this film clip has it all.
El Milagro ("the miracle") in Southern California is the type of estate we can see a young Hollywood star living in—especially one who loves golf and horses. The 21,000-square-foot Spanish-Mediterranean estate is found on a nine-acre plot in Rancho Santa Fe and underwent a $7 million renovation (including interior design) that added all the modern conveniences a luxury homeowner needs. Previously offered for $19.9 million, El Milagro is headed to auction without reserve through Concierge Auctions on August 15.
Riva recently presented its newest flagship luxury yacht, the 122' Mythos Sol, which is the biggest aluminum planning yacht that the shipyard has ever produced. You may recognize the design from the planning images we first showed you back in late 2012. The new yacht draws inspiration from the company's bestselling 86' Domino, especially in its stylistic elements.
The 14-story luxury condominium at 155 East 79th Street in New York houses seven, full-floor luxury residences—including a three-level penthouse and a duplex maisonette—and is a pretty great option for a nice vacation home. Found in the heart of Manhattan's Upper East Side, 155 East 79th Street offers buyers "the privacy and space of a townhouse, but with the full-service offerings of a high-end condominium."
We all have our favorite Michelin-starred restaurant and indulgent celebratory Champagne, but have you ever wondered what the most expensive foods out there are? We definitely have, which is why this infographic from Finances Online is so fascinating. The image compiles the most luxurious foods into the most expensive day of food you could eat (including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert), coming to a whopping total bill of $95,065!
Many credit companies have exclusive cards, such as the American Express Centurion, but none quite like an Aristocard. Unlike its plastic cousins, Aristocard isn't actually a credit card in the traditional sense, since it links to your existing debit or credit card. By using the charge-card duplication concept, this unique metal card reinvents the exclusive social club and grants access to the only concierge you'll ever need.
If you're going to create the cinema experience in your home, you'll need a massive television as the focal point—which is where the Titan Zeus TV comes in. The 370-inch TV (that's bigger than an elephant) not only costs $1.6 million to buy, but you'll probably also need to live in a mansion to have a big enough room for it.
Poland-based Sunreef Yachts has added a new vessel to their ULTIMATE Range—which was launched in 2010 and only includes cruisers from 70 to 170 feet in length—called the Sunreef 156 ULTIMATE. Promising even more dynamic and sophisticated design features, the company is ready to build one of their new bright blue 156 ULTIMATE catamarans the moment the first order rolls in.
Jaguar Land Rover recently announced that they are in the middle of developing a self-learning car that will truly personalize your driving experience. The luxury auto will be able to recognize individual drivers by their smartphone or other device as they approach, so that by the time the driver opens the door, the mirrors, seat settings, and steering wheel will have already been changed. The new learning algorithm will also know the driver's style and can tap into your calendar, the traffic conditions, time of day, and weather to help prevent accidents and reduce driver distraction.
Nitto Tire has created a short video that showcases their love for rare and exotic luxury cars. Called Getting Started, the mini film is 4.5-minutes long and features 34 classic autos, all roaring to life to create a soundtrack that will be music to any car aficionados' ears. Showcasing autos like the '69 Jaguar E-Type, '64 Porsche 356, and the 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the video really highlights each car's unique purrr. And of course, like many car ads, the video starts with a beautiful woman.
Being called the "world's first family robot," JIBO will probably be a welcome sight to anyone who grew up idolizing robotic characters in film and television—like R2-D2 and C-3PO, Johnny 5, Maria from Metropolis, and Wall-E. Created by roboticist Dr. Cynthia Breazeal, the cute little device sort of looks like a friendly lamp with its large orb-like face, and we desperately want one. While JIBO performs pretty simple tasks, like taking pictures and reading your emails, its design interface is breathtaking (assuming they can pull off what the promotional video promises).
There's a scene in 20,000 Days on Earth in which Nick Cave chauffeurs Kylie Minogue around Brighton in a black 1980s Jaguar XJ as she reflects back on having first met him. The front passenger seat is left open for us, the audience, as an invitation into a music documentary that's not quite real. In fact, everything you see has been constructed and the car you're in is more like a dream. Though the ambitious film is artistically pieced together and wrapped in fiction by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard—and co-written by Cave himself—it's actually the most beautifully honest reflection of art's transformative power you may ever see.
It seems like the newest trend is for hugely anticipated film and television programs to offer fans a chance to win an on-camera role by donating to a good cause—either to fund the project itself or to raise money for charity. Even author George R.R. Martin got into it when he offered Game of Thrones fans the opportunity to win a spot in his upcoming A Song of Ice and Fire novel by donating to The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in New Mexico. And now, ladies and gentleman, you have the chance to be cast in the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII!
The mountains of upstate New York and New England have plenty of country restaurants, many of which offer innovative culinary options, but we're only singling out a choice few—three to be exact. These establishments go beyond having a creative menu, knowing that a restaurant also needs a variety of exemplary wines and a unique ambience to really exemplify fine dining.
If you happen to be taking part in the Baikal Ice Racing competition in April, you may just spot this awesome design from Anna Khitrova. Named Kaira, this modern ice yacht was inspired by traditional ice boats—which are always wind powered and need clean, snow-free ice to sail upon.
The Armani Group announced their first foray into the U.S. residential real estate market today, revealing that they will be exclusively partnering with New York/Miami-based Dezer Development and The Related Group. The Residences by Armani/Casa will be a César Pelli-designed, 60-story luxury oceanfront tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
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