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Inspira Santa Marta First Hotel in Portugal to Earn Green Globe Re-certification

Oct 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal has been granted a recertification for it's sustainable practices by Green Global. “We are very proud to be the first hotel in Portugal to earn the prestigious Green Globe re-certification and international recognition,” said Nicolas Roucos, General Manager at the Inspira Santa Marta Hotel in Lisbon.... Read More

New Eco-Friendly Designer Already a Hit in Hollywood

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

The Emmys last week officially marked the start of Awards Season— and with that, luxury designer name-dropping. After watching all the Red Carpet recaps last week, we realized there was one designer’s name that we kept hearing over and over again: Oliver Tolentino. And after doing a little research on the new designer, not only are we impressed with his resumé that is already sprinkled with big-name celebrities, but his unconventional approach to luxury women’s fashion is intriguing, as well.... Read More

Australian Sustainable Home

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sustainable homes are nothing new nowadays. In fact, it's more unusual now to find an architect firm that doesn't care about the environment…or at least doesn't pretend to. Many companies are showing that just because a home is environmentally-friendly doesn't mean it can't fall into the realm of luxury real estate. The Drew House of Queensland, Australia is pretty close to the Great Barrier Reef, which may be why the dwelling looks like a strange research facility from the outside.... Read More

Invade San Diego Homes with Dwell Home Tours

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

If you are a San Diegan, a fan of Modern architecture and have the weekend of November 9th free, then boy do I have an event for you. Get excited, because Dwell Home Tours is coming to grace your glorious city with their presence. Are you tired of touring depressingly empty modern homes? Dwell tours wants to introduce you to a whole new world of... Read More

World's First Living Wall at Sea Comes to Crystal Cruises' Ship

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Crystal Cruises is claiming an “industry’s first” with its self-contained, freestanding living wall at sea aboard the Crystal Symphony. The wall is the creation of UK-based ANS Group Europe. The company spent two days installing the wall, as the luxury cruise ship sailed from Portland to Dover to complete the 11-night themed-voyage, British Isle Brilliance.... Read More

Meera Sky Garden House Brings Nature Inside

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Meera Sky Garden House by Guz Architects is a beautiful, lush, eco-friendly house built on prime real estate on Sentosa Island, previously known as Palau Blakang Mati, in Singapore.... Read More

Sneeoosh Cabin Enhances Nature

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Balancing aesthetics and functionality, Zeroplus Architects are known for their innovative thinking and designs that challenge traditional architecture. The Sneeoosh cabin is no exception, and is an example of how architecture doesn’t have to disrupt the environment to be ground-breaking.... Read More

Times Square Goes Green! NY Hotel Achieves LEED Certification

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Coming on the heels of its two year anniversary, the InterContinental New York Times Square has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status, and is the nation’s largest new-build hotel to do so. The certification, which is awarded by the US Green Building Council, is bestowed upon properties that meet... Read More

Vegan Soaps and Soy Candles by Ebb & Flow NYC

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

If you keep up with fashion news, you already know that eco-friendly, organic, and unconventional products are all the rage. If you’re into this trend, then the items from Ebb & Flow are right up your alley. Created in New York City by Rupal Bhinda, the owner of the textile company One 16 Designs came up with her latest business concept after years of giving soap and candles as gifts to exclusive clients in the fashion industry. Now she's selling these items in both classic and unusual scents, and some are even made with a vegan formula.... Read More

Eco-Friendly Jewelry by MONIQUE PÉAN Uses Exotic Materials

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

Monique Péan may just have stepped onto the luxury jewelry scene a few years ago, but in that short time she’s already made fashion news, establishing herself as a designer and garnering awards and praise from Vogue, Tiffany’s & Co. and Oprah. Not... Read More

Fisker Automotive Names New CEO & Bolsters Executive Team

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury-electric carmaker Fisker Automotive has named Tony Posawatz as its new chief executive officer this week. Mr. Posawatz, the former head of the Volt program at General Motors, replaces Tom LaSorda. Mr. LaSorda also is the executive responsible for the C-level hiring.... Read More

Top 6 Fireplace Picks

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The weather outside is still breaking record highs around the country, but come fall, it will thankfully start cooling down. What better way to spend a chilly night than cuddling in front of a roaring fire? We've decided to help you get a head start on the cozy weather by compiling a list of some of the hottest fireplaces around. Not only will these indoor/outdoor units keep you warm, they'll look great with your favorite home furnishings.... Read More

Interview With Eduardo Sánchez Navarro of Grupo Questro & Developer of Puerto Los Cabos

Jul 17, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Many developers of deluxe real estate properties are being more ecologically correct than ever. Green is good. When projects are being planned, sustainability is a major issue. Grupo Questro, a developer of premium real estate in Los Cabos, Mexico, is a pioneer of the movement and has been an eco-balanced luxury real estate developer for more than 27 years.... Read More

Peninsula Residence on Lake Austin

Jul 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Based in Austin, Texas, Bercy Chen Studio LP has been designing and constructing luxury homes since 2001, with a focus on innovative designs that are based on environmentally sustainable business models. The architectural firm collaborates with their clients to ensure a plan is drawn up that is both unique and financially realistic to each particular project. They are also known to take existing structures and make drastic improvements, such as the Peninsula Residence on Lake Austin, originally built in the 1980's.... Read More

Villa Vals | Subterranean Luxury in Switzerland

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Usually when people think of luxury villas they think of pampering, relaxation, and maybe a flashy architectural appearance. Maybe they're in the heart of a famous city or off on a tropical island with sandy beaches, but the idea is usually the same. Sometimes you may want to deviate from the expected and stay somewhere that is a unique surprise.... Read More

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