You would be hard pressed to find a woman that would turn down a bubble bath. Warm scented water, a tub filled to the top with those tiny white bubbles, flickering candles, a glass of wine and some soft music… a perfect end to a long day. What could possibly make it better. What about a girly high heeled shoe tub tastefully glitzed for the feminine fashionista in you? This artsy collection was created by the Italian-based SICIS Art Mosaic Factory. The luxurious shoe tubs are decorated in flowery and glitzy glass mosaic on the outside and acrylic and/or fiberglass on the inside. Which is your favorite?
You knew it was bound to happen. German designer Elena Belmann turned the QR code rage into art with this clever three-dimensional sculpture made of blocks of wood. The black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background were recreated by the artist in the real 3D world by using blocks of wood. The result is a stunning wooden sculpture. I’m not sure I would have a place for it in my home… but what a great piece for any web business office.
Love this concept put together by Italian company MCZ. The
fireplace has an integrated television set. Available in either gas or wood burning, the gas model offers a remote control with functions of switch-on and switchoff, manual regulation of the flame, automatic setting of room temperature and hourly programming. The TV/Monitor is Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) / 100 Hz. Has stereo sound with x 60 W hybrid planar speakers. Integrated digital terrestrial (DVB-T) receiver. 1 HDMI port with HDCP input and 1 USB port. Integrated pay TV interface _teletext with 2000 pages. memory. Digital reception of DVB-T radio. Automatic channels search in the country of installation. Automatic control of the volume during commercial breaks. Pre-set for wireless headphone connection. IR integrated repeater for wireless monitoring of hidden devices (dvd, satellite receiver, etc). And last but not least, power saver mode for saving up to 50% of power.
Posh Tots… the name pretty much explains everything. If you have an unlimited budget and kids, can give you a bedroom for your child that can only be described as… well posh. With a little imagination and creativity, not to mention a Home Depot near by, you could certainly come up with some variations just as adorable as these. If your budget allows or you happen to win the lottery, you can find more of these great designs at Posh Tots website. Read more
As our temps drop back into comfortable levels, I begin to think about the months ahead that will be more conducive to outdoor entertaining and living. Today would be a perfect day to curl up outside with a great book…. if I had a great relaxation area. lol You know where that took me! Off to search the internet for some ideas. I found some stunning ideas…. so many that it would be hard to choose. Which is your favorite? Read more
They don’t fit every decor, but what fun these chairs are! Designed by Mexican-born, London-based designer Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers. The classic design of a French oval chair combined with cactus elements makes a interesting combination of elements. I think I could find a place to put one, just for the fun factor and imagine the conversations it would start! Read more
I love Swarovski Crystals but I would say I have to draw the line at $999 a roll for wallpaper. None the less, it is stunning.
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS present their first wallpaper collection bringing a luminouscrystalline dimension to interiors. With these dazzling designs and the company’srecently developed technological innovation resulting in the new look Crystal Strata, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS lives up to its exceptional reputation for innovation andcraftsmanship.
Designed by British wallpaper designer Karen Beauchamp in collaboration with theSWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in-house design team, the collection has proved an excitingmeans of pushing the boundaries and turning design concepts into wallpaper reality. Thefinest crystal elements manufactured by Swarovski are shown on backgrounds of exquisiteflock, mirror-like foil and layered ink giving the effect of metallic leather. SWAROVSKIELEMENTS shimmer as light plays across the wall refracted by the multi-faceted coloredcrystals, Cabochon pearls and Crystal Strata integrated into the designs. Read more
I found this little fire pillar at Sharper Image and wanted to share it. Completely portable ao I love the versatility to be able to move it from room to room or area to area. Here’s the details from Sharper Image.
Our Indoor Outdoor Fire Pillar will transform any corner of your home, deck or patio with the warm ambiance of an indoor fireplace. Standing nearly four feet high, this sleek fire lamp is made of tempered glass set in an elegant base of chrome, black or white.
The warm glow of the portable flame lights up any area indoor or out. It’s mesmerizing in your dining room and its hypnotizing flames will provide dramatic flair to an outdoor party by your patio or pool. Simply fill the base with up to 6 oz of fuel and the Indoor Outdoor Fire Pillar burns with a flickering glow of an indoor fireplace for up to 2.5 hours. Read more
Coco Chanel’s Paris Flat at 31 Rue Cambon, is above the Chanel Boutique. The apartment has no bedroom so Chanel lived at the Ritz down the street from the boutique, but spent her days and entertained at the apartment. Today, the apartment is used for press interviews and fashion shoots.
The Chanel Boutique has four floors – the shop is at the street level, dressing rooms on the second, Coco Mademoiselle’s apartment is on the third, and her personal workshop was on the fourth. The rooftop also offers some of the best Paris views. Read more
Somethings are just really over the top and I would have to put this home right up there. Portabello stretches across three oceanfront lots and is a private sanctuary designed for intimate family living and social gatherings. The name comes from Italian meaning beautiful door and it’s doors lead to unparalleled beauty to say the least. The home sold in late 2010 for $34.1 million, less than half the original $75 million asking price!
This spectacular home offers a combination of amenities unmatched on the southern California coast. Green lawns span vast ocean frontage. Views on both sides of the home are stunningly panoramic, yet absolutely private.
22,000 square feet of luxury: 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and 5 half bathrooms, a fantastic 2,000 square-foot master suite and exquisite, large living spaces ( living room, dining room, family room and pool house lounge). The oceanfront estate has exceptional entertaining facilities like a complete gym, a 2-lane bowling alley, a movie theatre complete with marquee, powder rooms, stage and ticket booth, a jewellery display space and an automotive museum that can display up to 12 collectible cars. Read more