Some of us gave up on the radio long before Jason Derulo and Snoop Dog let us all know what to do with our "big fat butts" (it's wiggle, by the way). If you find that you would rather immerse yourself in some tunes from the past and love the look of vintage radios, Grace Digital's Grace Victoria Internet radio is a pretty great answer. It may look like the radio your grandparents had in their kitchen, but it's packed full of modern technologies seen on its small digital menu screen. Able to wirelessly stream over 50,000 stations, the Grace Victoria can hook up to Pandora, Sirius, Live 365, NPR, and Rhapsody. It has an auxiliary input jack to connect other music players to it (like your iPhone) and an output jack so you can hook extra speakers up to it if you want. Sure, it may not be the loudest player you've ever heard, it still gives music a nice warmth that will remind you of a record player thanks to its Class D Digital amplifier, full range speakers and rear reflex bass port.
The automotive industry has been buzzing with Rolls-Royce's record half-year sales, which were announced by the luxury brand earlier this week. With global sales having increased by 33 percent compared to this time last year (a whopping 60 percent in Europe) and prices starting at $263,000, Rolls-Royce is proving that luxury cars are in higher demand than ever before.
Discerning golfers demand perfection from their golf vacations. These travelers have a keen eye for detail and enjoy not only the golf itself, but the surroundings and amenities as well. They will travel near and far in order to fuel their passion, and with thousands of golf resorts throughout the world from which to choose, golfers have a plethora of options.
Air New Zealand will be the first airline to fly Boeing’s second generation 787-9 Dreamliner. Having had taken delivery of the first of these new planes in June, the airline hosted a press event this week in Seattle at Boeing’s Everett Field to show off the shiny new jet before flying it down to its new home base in Auckland today. This is the first of 10 Boeing 787-9’s the airline has on order.
For the past several years, the countries of Northern Europe have dominated the world culinary stage with a revolutionary style of food that utilizes both the bounty of the sea and foraged ingredients in ingenious new combinations and preparations. Dubbed New Nordic cuisine, this style’s impact can be felt the world round as more and more restaurants are sourcing products right from their own backyards.
To say that GRADE is a full-service architect/design firm doesn't quite get across the enormity of the company's wide range of talents. The partners at GRADE, Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid, have proven themselves experts in most areas of architectural and interior design, creating townhouses, homes, restaurants, buildings, apartments, lofts, studios, retail spaces, and even furniture.
Old Hollywood never seems to lose its appeal, with stars like Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe still commanding our attention. Not only do we love looking and speaking like them, we love living like them, which is why celebrity real estate is always going to spark some interest. Listed with Joe Babajian, 2260 Maravilla Drive in Los Angeles has plenty going for it, from its prime location overlooking the city in the Outpost Estates to its list of former residents (like Bela Lugosi and Sinatra himself) — plus, it takes a pretty great photo.
Directional Aviation recently announced their addition of Skyjet, a brand that consolidates on-demand charter companies, to their portfolio (which includes Flexjet and Sentient Jet). Focusing solely on private travel, Skyjet promises higher flexibility for clients, allowing you to fly when and where they want without having to commit to something up front.
Yesterday Bentley and Vertu announced their exclusive new luxury phone partnership that is contracted to last five years. Their smartphone collaboration will release its first Vertu for Bentley phone in October, along with four additional designs to be released at later dates. "The new series of luxury smartphones will be distinguished by the unparalleled design, craftsmanship, contemporary elegance, outstanding performance and integrated technology which are the hallmarks of both companies," says Bentley.
We've been waiting to check out the one-off Eureka 82 Penthouse for a while now and we have to admit, it doesn't disappoint. Found at the top of Melbourne, Australia's Eureka Tower (which one of the tallest residential buildings in the world), the home is selling for $22 million AUD (which is around $20.7 USD) and spans the entire 82nd floor.
There are two types of people who buy Corvettes: people who want to go fast, and people who want to look like they're going fast. The former would often go for one of the more performance-focused versions, like the track-tuned Z06, while the latter would often opt for the convertible.
It’s one thing to read about what a luxury car can do, but it’s another thing entirely to drive it like it was made to be driven — something which isn't very easy or safe to do on city streets. That said, you should probably know what you're doing, since the more powerful the car, the more important it is to get some training.
Neo-Metro and Dyson announced their new bathroom sink, the Dyson Airblade Tap, at the 2014 Dwell on Design Conference in Los Angeles last month and while the design may be perfect for commercial needs, anyone concerned with cleanliness and the environment will probably want one in their house as soon as possible.
If you're in the market for a luxury sports car, we're glad to report that there are plenty of options at your disposal, each with its own set of characteristics and advantages. You could get something with a six-, eight-, 10- or 12-cylinder engine; with or without supercharger, turbocharger or hybrid assist; with a manual, automatic or something in between; driving the rear wheels or all four; with a fixed roof or a convertible one; with two seats or four.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label announced their upcoming short film starring Jude Law, The Gentleman's Wager, by releasing a teaser clip. Directed by Jake Scott and also starring Giancarlo Giannini (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace), the film follows a wager between "two men striving for personal progress through the quest for a truly rare experience."
Artist Eric Joyner combines two of our favorite things in the world: donuts and robots. His art depicts an alternative outcome of World War II, one in which those little tin toy robots exported from Japan from the 1940s to the 1960s live out their lives among us.
A $50 million penthouse called the Palazzo di Ricchezze will soon be up for grabs in The Mansions at Acqualina in Miami. Found in the Isles Beach neighborhood, the oceanfront residence takes over the building's 45th and 46th floors, and offers almost 18,000 square feet of living space.
Last week Jaguar debuted their new F-TYPE Project 7 at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, marking 60 years of the auto brand's D-type racer that was used as design inspiration. Not only will this luxury car apparently be the most performance-focused F-TYPE, promising a faster and more powerful car, it will also be super exclusive with only 250 units made (hand-built by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Operations team).
Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong is getting ready to spill some barbeque grilling secrets on July 5 inside the luxury hotel's state-of-the-art Tuscany Kitchen. The Las Vegas event, which will be hosted by Master Sommelier and Bellagio Director of Wine Jason Smith, is part of Bellagio's Epicurean Epicenter series, which is full of culinary experiences that invite guests to check out the hotel's culinary talent.
It's not unusual for us to want a milkshake at odd hours, like nine in the morning or heck, even after the bars close at two, but sometimes we don't want to do the "milkshake walk of shame" to the nearest supplier. Omega's M300 Milkshake Machine is the answer to all our prayers — okay, maybe not all, but a lot.
We don't know about everyone else, but our friends are throwing out pregnancy announcements like there is a competition we weren't invited to — we would have RSVP'd with a noncommittal "maybe" in case something better came up anyway.
There's something so magical and innocent about a swing, and this design by Verónica Martínez is one that we want in our gardens ASAP. Fascinated with the world around her, Granada-born Martínez's nature-inspired designs are made to encourage others to connect with nature and those around them.
Whether you're an opera fan, an avid admirer of historical architecture, or just someone who appreciates beauty, there are few buildings more lovely than the opera houses found all over the world. Sure, many are incredibly well known (like the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Sydney Opera House in Australia), but others tend to be quieter — though their stories are no less amazing.
Along with joint owners and oneworld partners Cathay Pacific and British Airways, Qantas unveiled last week their new contemporary Los Angeles Business Lounge at the Los Angeles International Airport. The design (and culinary offerings) draws inspiration from California's laid back lifestyle and brings in elements from each airline, complete with a communal fireplace for socializing and a glass atrium at the center.
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