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Pharrell Reinterprets the Kartell's Ferruccio Laviani-Designed Bourgie Lamp

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Looks like Pharrell can officially add product design to his long resume. To honor the 10th anniversary of Kartell's Ferruccio Laviani-designed Bourgie Lamp, the Italian company enlisted the happy crooner to reimagine the classic design. This is the result.

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This Melting Metallic Sphere Will Mess With Your Mind

May 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

While there were a lot of cool things at the Frieze Art Fair in New York this year, Melter 3-D blew them out of the water. The animated sculpture by Takeshi Murata was debuted by Ratio 3 and is one of the coolest things we've seen in a long time. Technically a zoetrope, the metallic sphere gives off the illusion of melting liquid flowing across its surface. It looks so real that we have a hard time understanding how it could be a tangible art installation. 

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American Idol Judge Keith Urban Spills Success Secrets and Family Stories

May 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Two competitors entered, but only one was left standing. American Idol finalist Caleb Johnson battled triumphantly over Jena Irene to become the show’s crowned winner this season. So now it’s just a matter of time until he earns a place in the Billboard charts just like platinum-selling artist Kelly Clarkson, or…as the singer in a Meatloaf tribute band playing Reno casinos.

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$28,000 Nude Portrait of Gisele & $110,000 Portfolio of Kate Moss Nudes to be Featured in Paris Sale

May 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A nude portrait of Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bündchen taken in 1999 by famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier is expected to pull in up to $28,000 at Artcurial’s Photography auction (which takes place May 20 at the auction house's headquarters in the French capital). 

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Uber Takes Over Skies With UberJET for Cannes Film Festival

May 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Taxi drivers already hate Uber for taking their clientele, offering people more personalized and classy ride experiences, and now they're planning on doing the same in the sky for lucky rich kids heading to the Cannes Film Festival this week. Available for a limited time from May 12 to May 18, UberJET was created in partnership with GOODWILL Private Jets and allows you to pull up the app and hop on a private jet to Cannes.

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Support Your Celebrity Obsession & Bid On Their Disposable Cameras for MIX NYC's #NakedEye Benefit

May 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Head over to eBay to bid on some pretty cool instant cameras that were used by over 150 celebrities, including our favorite (incredibly talented) nice guy Joseph Gordon Levitt. Put on by the nonprofit media arts organization MIX NYC, the disposable 35mm cameras are full of personal shots and selfies by whichever celebrity carried it around with them. Not only will you be the first person to actually see the photos, since they're not even developed yet, the cameras will also be signed by the celeb and the proceeds will be directly benefitting the foundation and its signature event, the New York Queer Experimental Film Festival.

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Rare 17th Century Transitional Hanging From Ming/Qing Dynasty Leads Upcoming Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art Auction

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is gearing up for their Chinese Ceramics and Asian Works of Art event this month on May 17 in their London saleroom. The event will feature an expansive collection of Tibetan art and Asian textiles, with the star of the show being a very rare 17th century transitional hanging from the Ming/Qing dynasty. 

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Stand Aside Fifty Shades of Grey: 14 Mainstream Movies That Pushed Serious Sexual Boundaries

May 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Ever since the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey was announced, fans have been losing their minds over just how sexy the movie will be (newsflash, they want it really sexy). Last year producer Dana Brunetti voiced his interest in making two versions of the movie, one R-rated and one NC-17 — though now it seems that the film will be sticking with R. The buzz and controversy around the highly anticipated bondage flick made us think back on past mainstream titles that were almost too sexy for an R rating — and some that definitely were.

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J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Finally Revealed!

Apr 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are a lot of opinions floating around about J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII (which begins principal photography in May and takes place 30 years after 1983's Return of the Jedi), but whether you're excited or horrified (it can't be as bad as the prequels), you've probably been waiting pretty impatiently for the cast announcement ever since Disney revealed the new trilogy some 17 months ago. Lucky for you — and the entire galaxy — LucasFilm released a photo this morning of the new cast at a read-through at Pinewood Studios.

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Get to Know JOHNNYSWIM: The Husband and Wife Duo That is About to Take the Music Scene by Storm

Apr 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As husband and wife, Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano finish each other’s sentences, eagerly compliment one another, and still easily laugh together. Making music under the name Johnnyswim, the musical two are magnetic—their vocals perfectly matched—they ebb and flow through harmonies so flawlessly, you wonder why they haven’t been singing together all their lives.

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Ultra Talented Artist Adrien Broom Takes a Moment to Tell Us About Just What Fuels Her Curious Worlds

Apr 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are many different types of artists out there, from photographers and painters to sculptors and filmmakers, and some artists are talented enough that they excel at more than one medium. It's pretty darn amazing though when someone has so much creativity spilling from their minds that they do all of it, and that's exactly what Adrien Broom does.

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easyJet Breaks World Record With In-Air Bard Performance to Make National Shakespeare Day a Reality

Apr 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The anniversary of Shakespeare's birth (and maybe death) was Wednesday, meaning people all over the world scrambled to dust off their copies of Hamlet so they could show off their Bard knowledge to unsuspecting victims. And yes, we know that there's a general haze around Shakes' exact day of birth and death, but let's just go with it. To celebrate the playwright's 450th birthday, easyJet decided to do things a little differently by putting on a Guinness World Record performance of an abridged version of his most famous works for lucky customers on a flight to Italy. 

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2014 Cannes Film Festival Announces 15 Female-Directed Titles

Apr 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) finally released this year's line-up and while there are literally tons of films we're excited to see (The Rover, David Michôd's anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom, definitely comes to mind), we are even more thrilled to see so many female filmmakers represented!

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Charley Akers' Unmasking the Artist Photography Exhibit Featured at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Apr 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Using featured Southern California artists from the 2014 Festival of Arts Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach as his subjects, photographer Charley Akers is bringing his photography exhibit to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel from May 8 to August 30. Akers has been described as having an uncanny "ability to disarm the subject and catch a singular moment of who the artist is at their core."

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Live from the Artists Den's Exec. Producer Discusses Living Room Shows, Adele & Season 8

Apr 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you’re a die-hard music fan, discovering new bands and helping others see the potential in an emerging artist is an essential part of your day-to-day life. You browse online blogs, search through various music magazines, read forums, and go to local shows—all in the hopes of uncovering fresh sounds, inspiring lyrics and original talent. 

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