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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

Waterfront Hotel and Marina in Newport, Rhode Island | Forty 1° North

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

Amidst the shoreline of New England’s outstanding coast lies one of the most beautiful boutique luxury hotels: Forty 1° North Hotel Marina Resort. The Newport resort’s urban waterfront setting welcomes both seasonal and transient guests, with an array of eco-friendly amenities that truly support the historic town known predominantly for its maritime scene and culture.... Read More

BMW i3 Concept Car Built for Eco-Friendly Urban Living

Jun 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Environmentally safe, “green” technology seems to have found a place in almost every niche imaginable, from homes and clothing to electronics and luxury automobiles. European company BMW is no different. Recently the company launched a new concept car designed to appeal to urban drivers. The i3 concept, runs completely on... Read More

Eco-Oenology | Organic & Biodynamic Winemaking

Jun 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

In 1924, an Austrian architect, educator, literary master, and philosopher was enlisted by a group of farmers to explore the onset of various agricultural problems. Rudolf Steiner answered with a series of lectures exploring what we now call organic and biodynamic farming.... Read More

Greenwich Village Modern Masterpiece

Jun 22, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you are in the market for an exquisite piece of luxury real estate in New York City, then you might want to check out this 9,000-square-foot “Modern Masterpiece” in Greenwich Village. The design is extremely minimal with stark white walls allowing accents of glass, steel, wood and stone to really stand out.... Read More

EcoSmart Fireplaces

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

EcoSmart Fire focuses its attentions on creating safe, eco-friendly, bioethanol fueled luxury fireplaces without having to sacrifice appearances. A green alternative to traditional fireplaces, EcoSmart's open designer fireplaces are created by some of the most unique architects and designers today.... Read More

Energy Efficient Homes by David Jameson

Jun 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Architect David Jameson designs luxury homes that are meant to fit in seamlessly and organically with their surroundings, while employing unique environmental techniques. The Glenbrook Residence in Maryland is immediately recognized by its towering stone walls situated amongst a brook and lush trees. The unique design is supported by the building's connected structures which allow it to be divided spatially in order to create interesting public and private spaces. The entire home is built around an earth concept and the materials and shapes used throughout the piece were chosen to support that organic intent.... Read More

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