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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

MGM Resort's Crystals at CityCenter Wins VIVA Award for Sustainability

Jun 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has named Crystals at CityCenter as one of the recipients of its VIVA Best of the Best awards for 2012. CityCenter, the world's largest private green development, is the 2012 winner in the Sustainability category.... Read More

Chef Royden Ellamar Brings Cutting Edge Ideas to Sensi at Bellagio Las Vegas

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Royden Ellamar, executive chef at Sensi, Las Vegas, grew up around food and sustainable food practices, as he was raised in a farming family in Hilo, Hawaii. No matter what chef position he held, he worked with local farmers and food purveyors to bring their produce to the restaurant table.... Read More

Fisker Automotive Issues First State of Business Update

May 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Fisker Automotive released its first business update statement today. Highlights include company revenues exceeding $100 million in four months to April 30, 2012, and 1,000 vehicles delivered to customers since the launch of the luxury electric-car maker. The vehicle has been available since December 2011.... Read More

Healthy Design Alternatives

May 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

+House by superkül inc | architect is a dynamic project that reflects the Toronto-based firm’s commitment to home design excellence and sustainability. +House may just be the “healthiest home” in North America. Located in Mulmur, Ontario in Canada, +House is a four season residence built with anti-bacterial and fungal materials, such as cementitious blocks and natural clay plaster walls that required no chemical or paint finishing.... Read More

Honda UNI-CUB | Why Walk When You Can Ride?

May 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Honda UNI-CUB is an all-electric, self-balancing vehicle that cruises at three miles per hour and folds up for easy storage when not in use. This is the evolution of the U3-X personal mobility device that Honda introduced in 2009, when it was defined as a “self-balancing unicycle.”... Read More

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