(Black Suite, from €365 EUR per night)
Located in Joatinga, the Beverly Hills of Rio, cliff-side retreat La Suite has all the boutique hotel design requisites, and a stunning ocean view. The light and spacious rooms have air-con and fans, WiFi and DVD/CD collections. Massage, a hairdresser and manicure are available on request. Two outdoor pools, set in tropical gardens, both with ocean view and there’s a private beach within walking distance.
501 Rua Jackson de Figueiredo,
Joa, Rio De Janeiro,
When we think of the gardens of Southern California, we tend to think of the enormous semiarid landscapes of the Huntington and Rancho Los Alamitos, often built on the sprawling grounds of former ranches. But there is another garden tradition in Southern California: the modest, rectangular suburban plots designed by the most famous architects of mid-century modernism: Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Gregory Ain, Raphael Soriano, Harwell Hamilton Harris, A. Quincy Jones, and John Lautner. These architects saw the garden as an outdoor extension of the space of the houses they designed, rather than a neo-Spanish fantasy to be added later by a “landscapist.” Their modern gardens made use of low-maintenance, drought-resistant plants, and made room for informal outdoor living by children and adults with an emphasis on recreation and exercise.The first book of its kind, Private Landscapes profiles twenty significant gardens-and their accompanying houses-by these celebrated architects. Using contemporary photographs by Julius Shulman and newly commissioned color images, along with plans and plant lists, Private Landscapes provides a never-before-seen look at these gardens. As beautiful and practical now as they were 50 years ago, these designs continue to provide inspiration for gardeners and designers everywhere.
- $32 USD
The Ford Maya was designed in 1984, by Giugiaro. It featured a mid mounted 3 litre V6 engine. Ford intended the car for production and it had many practical features, including a targa top. However, it was critisied for being aesthetically to similar to the Lotus Etna.
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, a new vision on haute cuisine.For its tenth anniversary, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée restaurant goes back to the basics. According to Alain Ducasse, “we must restart from the beginning, where the true tastes are and let them express their strength and their delicay. The technique is here to reveal the flavor of nature. I have always done my best to tell this simple and fair story and today, I want to deliver its quintessence, at the Plaza Athénée”. Since October, one can indulge in Chef Christophe Saintagne’s plain and pure cuisine, which turns simple into good, with no unnecessary ingredients. Few pieces of Art de la Table, whether original creations by Pierre Tachon or precious artisanal Japanese pieces from Shinishiro Ogata, contribute to the restaurant revival. Haute couture for the interior decor : the four great screens are scattered with unique embroideries signed by Patrick Jouin.
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
Hôtel Plaza Athénée
25, avenue Montaigne
T: +33 (0)1 53 67 65 00
The James Hotel
15 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10013
T: +01 212-201-9118
Royalton celebrates its original iconic hotel lobby with the launch of its new concept, Forty Four, headlined by a world-class group of bartenders known as “The Cocktail Collective”. The new food menu, created by Royalton’s Executive Chef Scott Ekstrom, is ingredient-focused and celebrates the longstanding, hotel lobby ritual of accompanying a cocktail or two with a spontaneous meal. Royalton’s iconically cool interiors, its ground-breaking “Cocktail Collective”, combined with Ekstrom’s technique, appreciation for simple high quality food, and a devoted following will make Forty Four a high profile, effortlessly-luxe New York destination.
44 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
T: +01 212 944 8844
Breakfast 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Mon-Fri
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Sat–Sun
Lunch 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM Daily
Dinner 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sun-Mon
6:00 PM – 1:00 AM Tues-Sat
(The Nobis Suite from $3.600 USD per night)
The Nobis Suite has two rooms with a total size of 98 m2, with the opportunity to expand to 134 m2. All our suites have separate sitting areas and are equipped with bathtub and shower. Fresh flowers, breakfast and fresh fruit are included and as a guest in our suites you also have VIP entrance to the nightclub Café Opera.
Caina serves classic Italian dishes and delicacies from various Italian regions, based on superior quality ingredients available in season, with a wine list mainly based on Italian wines. The menu and the wine list vary with the season, focusing on different Italian regions. Our Chef de Cuisine is Luciano Aru, who has his roots in Piemonte and Sardinia, with a background in the Nobis group. Luciano is responsible for the culinary concept in collaboration with Stefano Catenacci, gastronomic director of the Nobis Group.
Box 1616, SE-111 86
The name says it all … Dian Hanson began her publishing career as an American pornographic magazine editor, historian, and occasional model, helping found the 1970s hardcore journal Puritan, then moving on to Partner, OUI, Adult Cinema Review, Outlaw Biker and Big Butt, among others. Since 2001 Hanson has held the position of Sexy Book editor for art book publisher, Taschen, based in Cologne, Germany, in which capacity she writes and edits all sexually oriented titles for the company.
- ($26.23 USD) The Big Book of Breasts 3-D
- ($37.79 USD) The Big Butt Book
- ($37.79 USD) The Big Penis Book
- ($37.79 USD) The Big Book of Legs
(Original inlay poster from vinyl)
One of the best albums of the 80s. Lots of fretless bass and creepy vocals. My favorite track is “Visions Of China”.
Tin Drum is the fifth and final studio album produced by the British band Japan. Released in the U.K. in November 1981, the album continued their now developed use of electronic elements coupled with traditional instrumentation, but leans far more towards far-eastern influences than any of their previous albums. Guitarist Rob Dean had left the band by this point, with vocalist David Sylvian taking on his duties which had become surplus to requirements in terms of their musical direction.
- $15.88 USD
The Lamborghini Miura is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 1966 and 1972. The car is widely considered to have begun the trend of high performance, two-seater, mid-engined sports cars. While the mid-engined layout had been used successfully in competition in cars such as the Ford GT40 and Ferrari 250 LM at Le Mans, the Miura was the first viable road car sporting the layout.The Miura was originally conceived by Lamborghini’s engineering team, who designed the car in their spare time against the wishes of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, who showed a preference towards producing powerful yet sedate grand touring cars, rather than the racecar-derived machines produced by local rival Ferrari. When its rolling chassis was presented at the 1965 Turin auto show, and the prototype P400 debuted at the 1966 Geneva show, the car received a stellar reception from showgoers and motoring press alike, who were impressed by Marcelo Gandini’s sleek styling as well as the car’s revolutionary design. As Lamborghini’s halo car, the Miura received periodic updates and remained in production until 1972, and was not replaced in the automaker’s lineup until the Countach entered production in 1974, amidst tumultuous financial times for the company.
(Como Suite from $2.100 USD)
The Metropolitan Bangkok is the Thai capital’s freshest city-centre hotel offering style, energy and exceptional service. Our verve is balanced by calming rooms away from the urban hubbub, and careful attention to nurturing detail.We combine urban edge with Asian flair, an approach reflected in the awardwinning cuisine, spa and Bangkok’s chicest lounge-bar.
(Como Suite from $2.100 USD)
On the 11th floor, this duplex two-bedroom suite has exceptional views and comes with personal butler services. Both bedrooms offer king-sized beds and large walk-in wardrobes. Bathrooms feature Jacuzzi tubs and separate showers.The suite also features a living room suitable for corporate meetings or family lounging, a dining room, fully equipped kitchen, a generous working area and two guestrooms. Interior highlights include a red lacquer cabinet and a custom-designed, hand-blown ceiling light
27 South Sathorn Road
Victor Vasarely (viktor vɒzɒrɛli) born Vásárhelyi Győző 9 April 1906, Pécs – 15 March 1997, Paris) was a Hungarian French artist whose work is generally seen aligned with Op-art. His work entitled Zebra, created by Vasarely in the 1930s, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of Op-art. Vasarely died in Paris in 1997.
Race across varied terrain in this conversion of one of the most famous arcade racing games. Your Ferrari is at the ready, complete with female passenger, over a series of short tracks.Gameplay is viewed form just above and behind the car, so you can see it. The roads are full of sharp bends and hazards, contact with which can cause the car to roll and lose you time. On each section of track there is a fork in the road, allowing you to choose which direction you go in. You have to complete 5 track sections in total, out of the 15 in the game.
- ($24.99 USD) Classic USB Joystick Controller
- ($16.99 USD) C64 Classix 2 : More than 500 Full Games (PC/MAC-CD)
Highlighting the bicycle in its pure and naked form, Abici is set apart by its elegant retro styling and attention to detail. The Granturismo Uomo comes with a traditional double-diamond frame with a futuristic looking 3/4 steel chainguard allowing access to the rear of the chain near the hub while fully enclosing the rest of the works. What this means to you—deluxe styling designed to protect your Gucci suit from damage and grime. Offered in a fantastic palette of colors from a subdued grey or flat black to a refined moss green or a lustrous robin’s egg blue, the Granturismo Uomo will suit your mood whether you want to be subtle or stand-out. The look of the Granturismo is one of action, a bike appearing in motion even when standing still.
- $975 USD
The Giacobbi Sinthesis 2000 was designed by Tom Tjaarda in 1970. The car was based on a Lancia Flavia with a front mounted Flavia engine and chassis. The car was a one-off.
This swanky Mexican lounge is David Laris’s jaunt into the riches of the Yucatan. The atmosphere is modern chic but with somewhat eccentric decor: chrome horns hang from the wall, the walls are painted vivid shades of blue and pink, the soft furnishings are turquoise and black spiral staircase twists through the core of the bar. There’s tons of tequila and a Laris menu of nibbles, too.
Sinan Mansions, 519
Fuxing Zhong Lu, Unit 26 A,思南公馆 复兴中路519号
T: 3368 9525
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Privately commissioned to create a gift for an architect, Daniel Weil created a one-of-a-kind clock that is both simple and complex. Reducing objects to their component parts has long fascinated Weil. The Radio in a Bag he created for his degree show at the Royal College of Art three decades ago is an icon of 20th century industrial design. This clock is the latest demonstration of his interest in investigating not just how objects look, but how they work.
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(Appart 2 – vue salon + vue masterbedroom & chambre enfants. Rates on request.)
Hotel Particulier Pourtales offers a vast collection of ultra-luxurious apartment rentals in Paris.
Hotel Particulier Pourtales
7 rue Tronchet, 8e
T: 33 6 38 67 03 88
Silkscreen (after the 1924 painting). Signed in pencil by the artist’s widow Nelly van Doesburg and numbered 116/300. This exquisite screenprint was printed in a limited edition of 300 in Paris at the studio of Arcay in 1953, and issued the same year by Editions d’Art d’Aujourd’hui, of Boulogne. Image size: 13 1/2 x 13 inches (340 x 330mm); total sheet size: 25 x 19 inches (630 x 490mm) with full original margins.
- $1.250 USD
Still the coolest luggage in town …. Founded in 1897, Globe-Trotter creates luxury luggage that is strong yet lightweight, a modern-day classic that is the marque of the chic traveler. The cases have an ash wood frame, covered in Vulcan fiber and finished with cloth linings and a leather trim. Each is hand made by a team of skilled craftsmen at the company’s Hertfordshire factory. This series of cream and black cases is exclusive to The Conran Shop. The result of a unique collaboration with Globe-Trotter, they have a vibrant blue interior. Matching 18” and 21” trolley cases and a 13” vanity case are also available.
- $2.335 USD
George Nelson and Robert Propst for Herman Miller Action Office (AO2) Roll Top Desk,Oiled walnut, neutral light laminate work surface,flip-up tack/project board,4 hanging file bin compartments(5″X46 )legal or letter size,4 tray drawers. Polished aluminum foot rail. Perch Chair:Adjustable swivel with back arm support. Seat height 30″-33″ height 41-43 width 27.5 depth 27.5
- $7.500 USD
A rare “Beek” side table, designed by Elmar Berkovich, 1956, for t spectrum, ivory lacquered round steel frame with extending legs, the tabletop and platform stretcher of black lacquered laminated wood, height 45 cm, 71 x 37 cm.
(Title: Atelier Couture. Vogue Italia, March 2007 Supplement)
- Paolo Roversi
“Sorayama’s an artistic genius with no equal for arousing the sexual consciousness in all of us.” — Cliff Stieglitz, Airbrush Action Magazine
- $61.29 USD : Sorayama Complete Works
Some of my favorite sounding horn speakers.
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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 – Polaroid and its Creative Director, Lady Gaga today unveiled Polaroid Grey Label, an original line of products co-designed with Lady Gaga. This collaboration between two cultural icons reflects Polaroid’s long standing tradition of innovation tracing back to founder Dr. Edwin Land and Lady Gaga’s mission to deliver products that enable creativity for all, celebrate artistry and make sharing instantaneous across the physical and digital. The inaugural Polaroid Grey Label line is truly expressive of Lady Gaga’s artistic vision and includes the GL10 Instant Mobile Printer, GL30 Instant Digital Camera and the GL20 Camera Glasses, a unique new look at how to turn images into a fashion statement.”I consider myself to be a visionary, not just a songwriter and a singer. I am an artist,” said Lady Gaga, Polaroid’s Creative Director. “I brought my vision and love of fashion, technology and obsession with the future into all of my work with Polaroid.”
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Around 1923 Rietveld introduced two new formal elements in his furniture designs: these were asymmetry and constructions with flat panels. Both of these formal elements can be arrived at by consistently thinking through the consequences of a previous exercise, namely how to create an open spatial structure from equally valued elements. The ‘Berlin chair’ gets its name because it was specially designed for the exposition room by Rietveld and Huszar in the show in Berlin in 1923. This chair, which later was frequently referred to as ‘the plank chair’, was executed with a mirror image twin.
Man’s fashion should be bold and unapologetic. These 88 sunglasses fit the bill quite well. A pair of ultra modern black flat-top sunglasses, the 88 features matching black lenses and a bold, chunky design. A sharp pair of sunglasses, well suited for the colder air, you can find them online now.
Enjoy a high-performance listening experience anywhere with this table top speaker that uses surfaces to amplify sound. Works with your MP3 player or laptop to make dynamic sounds and deep, rich bass tones on virtually any hard surface. Simply connect to your source and play. This kit includes the speaker, a USB power adaptor (AC110-220V), USB cable with audio cable and a convenient, protective zippered carrying case.
- $125 USD
Billecart-Salmon is one of my favorite Champagne houses, and their non-vintage Rose is a consistent winner. The NV Brut Rose is beautifully balanced in its layers of perfumed red fruit, berries and flowers. Clean mineral notes frame a silky, sensual finish.
- $79 USD
(Designed by Tom Dixon)
Tom Dixon believes that design becomes interesting when you start looking at areas where design has never gone before. He felt that this unchartered territory was particularly evident in sex toys.
- $49 USD
Vintage restaurant and wine bar
T: 09 223 51 32
(Designed by Studioprototype Architects)
This shop is part of a chain of family-run bakeries called ‘Elektra’ located in Edessa, Greece. Studioprototype had the opportunity to redefine the look of its shops with this pilot project. The shop is small covering only thirty-five square metres and occupies a strategic corner plot on the main pedestrian high street.Working with a narrow, linear floor plan a rigorous language was developed for the shop based on a long marble food counter acting as a monolithic focal point of the spatial arrangement. Light and luminosity flood the interior of the bakery accentuating the food items on display like gold. Exquisite materials such as Carrara marble, wood and brass serve as the backdrop for all food products instilling the rustic and artisan aspect of making bread. A sense of craftsmanship is imbued with the exterior of the shop being entirely clad in cedar like a well tailored suit. Punctuating the cedar cladding on the long facade, a black powder coated steel window box projects outwards beyond the ‘crust’ of the shop to serve as a seating area and bar for customers inside and outside the shop.
Edessa 582 00
Gas Masks – High Fashion ProtectionWe are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us. Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear.
In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our collectively insatiable culture of consumption.Deep down, we are afraid we may never be satisfied. An expanding archive of branded myths and icons feeds this fear.
Designer Gas Masks is an attempt to visualize this state of mind. Because it is only by first acknowledging and then challenging fear that we will all be able to breathe a little easier.
(Photography by Larry Williams)
Retrovelo is a German bicycle manufacturer based in Leipzig. They produce an enticing mix of classic and modern city bikes that combine understated good looks with immense practicality.Their Classic lineup consists of 3-speed and 7/8-speed models for both men and women. They feature 20.5″ inch or 22.5″ frames, Shimano Nexus hubs and Busch & Müller Lumotech retro chromed head lights and LED chromed tail lights. The saddles are Brooks leather, and a centre stand is standard equipment, along with stainless steel fenders and an optional color-matched carrying rack.
(Photo: Peter Aaron/Esto)
architect adam kalkin combines 12 shipping containers inside a larger structure to create the adriance housein northern maine. the home uses the containers partially for structure, supporting a glazed glass structurethat envelops the home. the containers flank the two side walls of the home and on the ground floor areopen to reveal the kitchen and the living area.
Two steel staircases lead up to the second level of containerswhere the bedrooms are located. the whole space covers close to 4000 square feet and features a doubleheight garage door style opening that connects the entire home to the outdoors. kalkin worked with butlerto construct the home. butler has a long history with pre-fabricated architecture, having worked withbuckminster fuller in the 1940’s on his dymaxion deployment unit.
In may 2009 Diddo was inspired by the Jim Morrison quote: “I just want to get my kicks before the whole shit house goes up in flames.”(Dom Pierre Pérignon (c. 1638–14 September 1715) was a Benedictine monk who made important contributions to the production and quality of Champagne wine in an era when the region’s wines were predominantly still and red. Popular myths frequently, but erroneously, credit him with the invention of sparkling Champagne, which didn’t become the dominant style of Champagne until mid-19th century).
With its shimmering ceiling and views over the city, our restaurant provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable gourmet experience. Our 3-star chef, Antoine Westermann, serves a selection of dishes with French and Austrian influences.
Le Loft Restaurant
(Standard room from €99 EUR Per night)
Hovering on the waterfront promenade in the heart of the medieval Hvar Town, Riva, hvar yacht harbour hotel, Croatia’s first member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, offers you the finest in Adriatic ambiance.
Completely reconstructed in 2006 incorporating a beautiful 100-year-old building, Riva brings together the best of both worlds: old world charm and state of the art luxury. You’ll find yourself at home in one of Riva’s rooms featuring uniquely designed interiors, contemporary furnishings and an exceptional view of the sun as it sets over the Paklinski Islands.
Riva Hvar Yacht Harbour Hotel
Informally known as “Ronchamp”, the chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp (French: Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Ronchamp), completed in 1954, is one of the finest examples of the architecture of Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier and one of the most important examples of twentieth-century religious architecture. Notre Dame du Haut was thought of as a more extreme design of Le Corbusier’s late style. The chapel is a simple design with two entrances, a main altar, and three chapels beneath towers. Although the building is small, it is powerful and complex. The chapel is the latest of chapels at the site. The previous chapel was completely destroyed there during World War II. The previous building was a 4th century Christian chapel. But, at the time the new building was being constructed, Corbusier wasn’t exactly interested in “Machine Age” architecture. He felt his style was more primitive and sculptural, so he decided to build something more interesting
- ($19.45 USD) Le Corbusier: The Chapel at Ronchamp (Le Corbusier Guides (engl.))
The Dock Kitchen is a well guarded secret, tucked away in the old Virgin recording studios complex, in a no-nonsense Victorian goods yard on the Grand Union Canal. Stevie Parle travels the world in a restless search for the best in honest, generous and simple foods, bringing them together to create a new kind of modern London cooking, and the adjacent Tom Dixon design studio provides a constantly evolving backdrop and a steady stream of innovative changes. The shared interest in best quality materials from all over the world makes Portobello Dock a unique and exciting place.
The Dock Kitchen
344/342 Ladbroke Grove
Kensal Road W10 5BU
Dior Homme Men’s Black Tie 112 Black / Tortoise Frame/Grey Gradient Lens Plastic Sunglasses : Black / Chocolate plastic frame, Grey gradient plastic lenses, rectangular shaped. Product comes with an original Dior Homme carrying case, cleaning cloth and manufacturer’s booklet.
- $231 USD
For the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, MoMu, the Fashion Museum in Antwerp and Mercedes-Benz, invited Belgian art director FrederikHeyman and 4 fashion designers with exceptional signatures and outspoke styles – Bernhard Willhelm, Peter Pilotto, Henrik Vibskov and MikioSakabe – to create 4 installations.At the heart of each installation stands a Mercedes Benz Young Classics. From these cars from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, 4 cars wereselected that today have an undisputed cult status: W115, S123, R107 and C126. Not only the intrinsic qualities of the cars themselves, but alsothe widely diverse people happy to be amongst their proud owners have shaped how we think about these vehicles. Today our memories of thesecars merge with our continually changing perception of luxury, craftsmanship, and functionality, and form exquisite material for fashion designers.Fashion only exists by the grace of our perpetual reinvention of the past, our rethinking of bygone style and fashion trends and our translation ofthese for the women and men of today. In their designs, we asked the designers to reflect on how the Young Classics can still inspire us today and to interpret the widely varying connotations associated with these cars into a contemporary context.For each Young Classics, photographer and artist Frederik Heyman created a unique decor and used it only once in a photographic illustration.The design of tableaux and their photographic reproduction are central to Heyman’s oeuvre. Humour and a surrealist visual vocabulary are anintrinsic part of his artistic signature. His decors are built completely by hand, in collaboration with a team of sculptors and artists. In the finalresults, the handcraft, the construction and consequently also quality craftsmanship are always clearly traceable. Fashion designers BernhardWillhelm, Peter Pilotto, Henrik Vibskov and Mikio Sakabe have added their own visions to the installations with each 3 new looks
The combination of different materials achieves an elegant and classic impression. Well balanced proportions and a clear geometry making up for a coherent and disciplined yet charming design.The clock is a celebration of purist elegance. Its distinguishing markup is the combination of massive cherry wood and shiny black anodized aluminum constituting certain gentility. Imposing reflections on the black surface repeat the full beauty of these rare tubes. The CHRONOTRONIX V400 NIXIE CLOCK uses a state of the art circuitry. Time is kept by an ultra precise real time clock. It’s accurate to within 0.0003s per minute. The clock is not multiplexed, but the Nixie tubes are driven directly.These tubes are biquinary ones from the ZM1032 and B-5025 series. They show a digit height of 15.5mm (0.61″). Long life and stable operation are benefits of these tubes.The clock has a Cathode Poisoning Prevention for an increased life expectancy.
- $415 USD
Inspired by 1970s welding glasses, eyewear company Han Kjobenhavn introduces its Union frame for Spring/Summer 2011. Produced with a thick acetate, the quality frames come in a series of cool color options including transparent grey, solid black and army tortoise with either clear lenses or regular lenses. Surely another strong offering from the Danish brand.