Friday, May 27, 2011
Luxury Car Maker Aston Martin Launching International Property
*Renowned manufacturer of luxury British sports cars, Aston Martin has
announced that it is extending the reach of its brand to
The quality, care and craftsmanship that have made Aston Martin so
coveted and indeed iconic will be gracefully and seamlessly transposed
onto their real estate projects.
Whether you're a motoring enthusiast or not, or whether you have a
preference of British, German orItalian
cars, we have little doubt that there will be a broad desire,
appreciation and admiration for the marque's selection of first class
leisure destinations such asMarina
Beach, Ski, Golf andPolo
*Super Yacht Design Inspired by the Sydney Opera House http://bit.ly/iT4Bpi*
*Alex McDiarmid was challenged to design a150 footsuperyacht
that combined unusual inspirations with seaworthy practicality: the
styling had to be adventurous whilst the structural integrity obviously
had to meet cutting-edge agility.*
In rising to the challenge, Alex appears to be a respectful nod to the
silhouette of the Sydney Opera House
, particularly apparent when
recognising the graceful reflection.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Vacation at Casa de La Flora Luxury Designer Hotel and Resort in
The trendy new Casa de La Flora Resort in Khao Lak, Thailand opened
earlier this year to understated fanfare, befitting a vacation
destination where privacy, peace, beauty, nature, and comfort are neatly
woven together with exquisite style.
Surrounded by Khoa Laks pristine, breathtaking and serene beach,
pleasantly secluded from the fast paced world, VaSLab Architecture have
certainly designed something special to complement the extra-special
Casa de La Flora provides the perfect getaway from the bustling city
life, with well-manicured, tropical gardens and the boutique hotel
itself is absolutely at the cutting edge of design.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Luxury Timber Bathrooms. Modern Italian Design and Classic Craftsmanship
With true Italian style the Flora Style Fusion bathroom line creates a
polished blend of elegance and intricacy using the most sumptuous and
smooth of timber materials.
The Italian company creates unique pieces with imprinted veneer designs
of exceptional quality, masterfully melding contemporary forms and
design with classic craftsmanship.
But is such fusion timeless or will its star quickly fade? Is such
design suitable for the home or would it be better placed in a luxury
hotel? What do you think?
Twister Restaurant Concept in Kiev, Ukraine: Sumptuous Design That�s
Good Enough to Eat http://ping.fm/DlKhU
When a restaurant �looks� sumptuous from the moment you walk in, your
dining experience is already enhanced even before you�ve taken a bite of
Twister is a new restaurant concept proposed for a space in Kiev, the
capital of Ukraine. The design team, Sergey Makhno and Vasily Butenko
also of Kiev, work on residential and commercial interiors and
architecture but it�s particularly their furniture and sculptural
approach to interiors which are fascinating eye-candy.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Human-Sculpture Designer Italian Shower http://ping.fm/EeD7I
Designed by Hubert Rieber the Aquanatass Italian designer shower
features slender, body-shaped curves and the limited-editions are
hand-crafted from such materials as aluminium, bronze
and wood. Surely, such a work of art turns any bathroom into
a luxurious centre-piece.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Armless Chinese Artist Paints Using Only His Teeth and Feet
Losing an ear didn�t seem to detract from Vincent Van Gogh�s artistic
skill, but Chinese artist Huang Guofu�s use of only his mouth and feet
is quite remarkable.
Self-taught, after his father became ill an 18 year old Guong 18 chose
to leave school and pursue painting as a profession in order to help pay
for his father�s medical treatments. He started selling his art on his
local streets and some were purchased, albeit generally through sympathy
and for �charitable� amounts.
Follow the link to watch the video of Huang Guofu in action.
#china #art #artists
Sustainable Vertical-Village Concept
The “Vertical Village: A Sustainable Way of Village-style Living”
by Yushang Zhang, Rajiv Sewtahal, Riemer Postma and Qianqian Cai (with
studio tutor Alexander Sverdlov, at The Why Factory of professor Winy
Maas (MVRDV) at the TU Delft) was recently awarded the first prize in
the d3 Housing Tomorrow 2011 Competition.
#energy #architecture #design
The Strand Craft Super Yacht with a Super Car
The conceptual Strand-Craft-166, a somewhat stealth-like looking craft
that is certainly super in every sense of the word, and unsurprisingly
features a floating “garage” in the aft.
The yacht would certainly not look out of place in a James Bond movie.
There is a retractable fly-bridge, a hidden spa that features a built-in
bar, and the living area boasts five double ensuite staterooms equipped
with 52-inch Bang & Olufsen televisions, mood lighting and there’s even
the option of the upholstery being crafted from bullet-proof Japanese
Samurai tread leather.
The Spaceport America Terminal by Foster and Partners http://bit.ly/iSljGV Check out the many great images of the winning competition entry that Foster Partners provided to the New Mexico Spaceport Authority for the Spaceport America Terminal that will house Virgin Galactic aircraft. http://ping.fm/Mt6BP
The Rising Chair: We never thought it possible, but flat-pack furniture
can be at the cutting edge of of design!
(click on the link to read more and see more images)
Created by Dutch designer Robert van Embricqs, The Rising Chair was
borne from one fundamental question: "To what degree is the object
you're creating capable of dictating its own design?"
With straightforward beam-like wood strands, The Rising Chair is formed
by a grid-like pattern that "blossoms" into what seems like a complex