I think it's safe to say that guz architects is one of our favorite firms, with every design looking like it was drafted right from our dreams. Last week we told you about the Fish House, which has a media room submerged in the swimming pool, and now we're going to tell you about the Tangga House, located in Holland Village (an elite district in Singapore).
There are few things more comforting that topping off dinner with dessert and coffee. A wonderful meal’s afterglow, if you will. Should you really want to blow your guests socks off, serving a steaming Nespresso coffee drink along with a slice of coffee cake or pumpkin pie will certainly do the trick.
For those of us who don't trust the National Weather Service, investing in our very own personal weather station may be a good idea. Netatmo's Urban Weather Station is a fun gadget that sends environmental data straight to the clouds, then right down to your smartphone. The two sleek cylinders not only monitor what's going on outside, they also tell you about the air quality indoors (including CO2 concentration, noise pollution and humidity), so you know exactly what you're inhaling. You can use the device to keep track of weather patterns, acting as your very own weather reporter.
Last week, United Airlines announced that the redesign of their p.s. "Premium Service" is finally complete. According to the airline, they're the first (and only) airline to offer customers premium-cabin, flat-bed seats on every flight scheduled to fly between JFK and San Francisco or Los Angeles.
You may still think of Porsche as a manufacturer of sportscars and indeed, with model lines like the Boxster, Cayman, 911 and 918 Spyder, it principally is. But it has long since expanded from two-door models to include other bodystyles in an effort to reach a broader market.
Another Art Basel Miami Beach has come and gone, showing off tons of new artworks for fans and collectors to drool over. From sculpture and photography to film installations and performance pieces, the art world converged on the city in an overwhelming display of talent.
Ever since I was a little kid I've dreamt about living on a houseboat, never answering to anyone, and letting the current rock me to sleep. As an adult, the idea of living on water is just as appealing, but the image of a houseboat has lost a little of its romanticism. That is, until I saw the Floating House designed by Singapore-based Myitr Malcew for French developer H2ORIZON.
To celebrate the holidays, Stella Artois has released a limited edition Crystal Chalice that is adorned with Swarovski crystals. Hand-blown in Turkey, each chalice features a "classically chic platinum rim" and a curved shape to help release the aromas of the popular Belgium beer — the stem even helps keep the beer colder for longer. First introduced as part of a window installation in London and New York City, the sparkling glass was a global endeavor and after being shaped in Turkey, they were sent to Austria for the precious stones, then sent to over 30 markets worldwide for purchase. While some may choose to keep the Crystal Chalice as a display piece only, if you do decide to use it, make sure to wash it by hand.
Foosball tables are usually reserved for the dorm room, or the kitchen if you're obsessed with Friends, but Teckell produces models that would fit into any décor scheme. Handmade in Italy, the six different models that make up their collection all us crystal glass as the basis for the table, giving the traditional look a completely updated style.
Having a standard smoke and carbon monoxide detector in your home is nice, but it's not going to help when you're not at home. If you have kids or pets, I'm guessing you'd want to know if something's gone awry while you're out. Nest Protect sends notifications straight to your phone if an alarm goes off or if its batteries get low — which means you won't be woken at 4 a.m. by shrill warning beeps. The device will also give you a heads-up before the alarm sounds, with yellow flashing lights and a voice telling you what the problem is. Plus, if you tend to set your old smoke alarm off a lot by cooking, Nest Protect can be silenced by merely waving your hand in front of it, meaning you don't have to clear the air by flinging a towel around.
People love beverage dispensers and people love wine. Well, Krups combined the two in a really clever design that not only dispenses your wine, it also acts as a chilling chamber so the good stuff is kept…well, good. Able to accommodate two bottles in twin 50-degree pre-set chilling chambers, you can control the temperature between seven and 68 degrees. Each compartment is fitted with an aerator that advances the breathing process, while also vacuum-pressurizing the wine to delay oxidation (5-7 days for white and 7-10 for red). We've never seen a better excuse to go wine shopping!
Last month the penthouse apartment at 250 West Street, which is found in the middle of TriBeCa's landmark historic district, went on the market for $39.5M. With views of the Hudson River (nearly 120 feet of frontage, to be exact), this residence has its own private entrance on Hubert Street — complete with your own personal loading berth and lobby, where you’re an elevator exclusive to the penthouse takes you right up to the 7,250-square-foot home.
Molly Sims grew up in the south, so if there's one thing she knows about, it's entertaining and cooking for all her family and friends. Just because she also happens to be an incredibly famous model and actress doesn’t mean she isn't a great party planner. Actually, with a new book on the way called The Everyday Supermodel, being a new mother and running her own lifestyle blog, Molly is proving that she knows a thing or two about throwing a great holiday party. Here are some of her best tips on how to breathe new life into traditional holidays to create new favorites for family and friends!
Last year e-volo created an all-electric multicopter with 16 propellers, and since has developed a commercial version — the VC200. This emission-free helicopter (which the company calls a volocopter) embarked on its maiden flight in Germany last month and with 18 rotors, the aircraft apparently lifted off the ground with no problems at all — even exceeding e-volo's expectations.
If you're a DJ, you'll want to pay attention to this one. umidi has started a Kickstarter for their new custom DJ controller, which they're calling the "world's first" - probably because they let you design it to your exact needs and will ship to anywhere in the world.
Christie’s online-only opportunities featuring the works of Andy Warhol continues through the holiday season, ending on December 11. The high-end auctioneer kicks off the online shopping season with Andy Warhol at Christie’s: A Christmas Thing, which includes 99 original holiday-themed renderings by the iconic artist.
NetJets is gearing up for their 50th anniversary next year, and to celebrate, they've released a new video that takes you through their impressive history. The short 2.5 minute video is simple in its execution, mainly comprised of a tracking shot and narration.
Personally, I would love to live in a home called Fish House. It makes me think of soothing water elements and of course, mermaids. I've always wanted to live underwater and though that dream may never happen to the full extent that my child self dreamed of, firms like guz architects are out there designing pretty close seconds.
I have written three articles before on passion investing, a type of investing and purchase based on passionate interests as well as a desire to have an investment accrue in value over time. It is an investment of the heart as well as of the
Porsche unveiled two new sports cars. the 918 Spyder and the 911 Turbo S, at the recent Auto Guangzhou show in China, where the theme was "Lead the Trend, Steer the Future.” Since China is the second-largest Porsche market worldwide, with 30,406 cars sold there in the first 10 months of 2013 alone, holding the revealing there seems like a logical decision.
If you've ever had something stolen, or lost, life would have been a lot easier if you had a locating device. LoccaPhone and LoccaMini are small tracking gadgets that can be easily affixed on a pet's collar, your bicycle, dropped in your purse, left in your car, or slipped in your kid's pocket. Whatever you choose to use them for, Locca keeps you connected when you want to be. With a battery life of one month, both versions are equipped with live tracking, Bluetooth, a beeper and LED light, and have a motion and crash sensor. Both are shockproof and waterproof, but only the larger LoccaPhone is capable of WiFi and has a speaker, microphone, and emergency dial buttons (ideal for kids and the elderly). Locca pairs with your smartphone or tablet, and is currently available through Indiegogo for a starting price of $134.
Creamy, sweet, savory and sometimes even spicy, hot chocolate is an indulgent staple of the winter holiday season. We rounded up the most memorable hot chocolate experiences and photo-worthy displays, because in the era of Instagram, you enjoy first with the eyes and then with the other senses.
The Porto, Portugal-based LIKEarchitects is an award-winning firm that specializes in ephemeral-architectural art exhibits with a social conscience. Most recently the firm presented The Andy Warhol Temporary Museum, which took place in a shopping center in Lisbon, Portugal, featuring 1,500 metal paint cans that created the walls of a walk-through maze. Warhol’s artwork was displayed throughout the walkway on the can “walls.”
Once you have perfectly trained your raptor and you're ready to get the bird out in the field, you should get yourself Bespoke Global's $150k Falconry Companion. For a sport that doesn't rely on man-made weapons, the details really matter and you're going to want the best for your falcon. Designed to deliver "ultimate relaxation," this collection was created exclusively for Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts 2013.
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