Posts Tagged ‘ Luxury ’

The Mykonos, Greece Villa.


So after a call that we here at djstormsblog.com put out to Greece, we began to get many an invitation to rent houses.  One of my personal favorites was a sea-side, villa, with pool, and turn-down service.  It was one of the most spectacular homes in Mykonos, but you can check out the full rental profile HERE.

The Church House?


DOS Architects have transformed the top two floors of Westbourne Grove Church into a contemporary loft apartment.  Located in Notting Hill, London, England, the Victorian church was originally built in 1853. Traditional architectural elements such as arched windows have been preserved.  The open plan of this 400 square meter (4,305 sq. ft.) modern loft with double height allows transparency. A glass staircase connects the two floors.

 

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Rich Gilbert’s Superfoam Chair.


The work done by The Agency of Design is flabbergastingly beautiful, but Rich Gilbert and his Super Foam are an incredible stand out to the collection, check out its creation below.

Creative Ideas That Will Make Your House Cool


1. Wall that becomes a dining table

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2. Drawer-stairs

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3. Lowered living room conversation pit

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4. Cat-hammock table

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5. Drawers hidden unter the stairwell

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6. Basement glass pool

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7. Indoor hammock

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8. Aquarium Shower

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9. Window sill reading nook

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10. Two-level hot tub

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11. Underground spiral wine cellar

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12. Living room pool

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13. Slide beside the stairs

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14. Secret passage bookshelves

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15. Suspended bed with skylight

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16. Aquarium coffee table

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17. Vacuum baseboards

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18. Indoor slide to the pool

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19. Beer light fixtures

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20. Stackable fridge (if you have roommates)

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Gucci Makes PICKLES Now?


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Artist Peddy Mergui created a series of food packaging, extended from the lines of luxury brands. His exhibition ‘Wheat is Wheat is Wheat’, currently presented at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, displays the collection of crafted boxes, containers and cases, each bearing a familiar trademark of a well-known brand.  Nike, Tiffany, Gucci and Apple are logos featured on the packs, which are aesthetically described by visual elements and characteristics appropriate to each label. To see the whole series, click here.

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The Most Exquisite Stays


 

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For only $56,000 a night you can stay in this suite; the InterContinental Geneva

Deciding where you want to stay when you are spending an evening away from home is often decided strictly on your budget. Imagine having an immeasurable amount of money and being able to stay in the most luxurious and expensive hotel room. Allow your wildest dreams of fabulous staying become a reality in these photos of the most outrageous hotel suites in the world.

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Featured in the W Hotel of London, this extreme suite features a rotating couch (picture below) or turn it into a dance floor under a giant disco ball dome.

The New York Palace - Jewel Suite

This suite sits upon the 53rd floor and is 5,000 square feet large.

 

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Or perhaps you prefer a stay in this location; Straffan House at The Kildare Country Club- approximately 30 minutes away from Dublin, Ireland.

 

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Ring Leading Of The Future


 

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Ever since the evolution of cell phones, the need for watches has quickly disappeared. As the style of society also has changed the watch came back as statement. Large watches represent more of a fashion sense than a conventional use for an item. But now, a completely revolutionary idea has changed the time game. It is a watch with three movable rows; each with a unique function designed specifically in regard to helping tell time.  The first row shows numbers 1 to 24, the second shows 1 to 59, and the third sports little dots, which correspond to the hours, minutes and seconds, respectively.  To tell the time, built-in LEDs will light up the corresponding labels as soon as the ring is spun.  The Ring Clock is made from 316L surgical stainless steel and has a simple and sleek design. With the lights that are faint but still visible, this ring is sure to start some great conversations.

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Audi A9 Concept Car Repairs Itself And Changes Color


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Spanish designer, Daniel Garcia, imagined a four-door sports coupe for the Audi lineup. Garcia designed the Audi A9 Concept as a possible replacement for Audi’s current flagship model, the A8. The A9 Concept was designed using Audi’s current design styles and is a luxury sports sedan aimed to compete with the likes of the Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin Rapide and the Lamborghini Estoque. The designer says that he drew inspiration for the design from Santiago Calatrava’s architectural design displayed in his buildings in ”La Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias” (The City of Arts and Sciences) which is located in Garcia’s hometown of Valencia.

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The most amazing feature of the car is the single-piece windscreen/roof which is to be designed using a currently undiscovered nanotechnology material. This material will allow the car to repair any damage automatically as well as change color and opacity, changing visibility in both directions. The nano-material sounds very sci-fi and the cars exterior matches that theme. Moreover, the car boasts an unique ‘electronic painting’ system that allows the owner to change the vehicle exterior colour with the touch of a button. The powerhouse beneath this moving work of art will be an advanced hybrid system consisting of an internal combustion engine paired with four electric motors in the wheels.

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Van Cleef Chooses Beautiful Asian Models For Their Next Campaign.


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‘Van Cleef & Arpels’ chose Chinese models Du Juan and Bonnie Chen for the shoot of the Spring/Summer 2014 jewellery line.  The S/S 2014 line of jewelry is photographed by Richard Ramos and features the pair wearing the elegant gems with clothing styled by Denise Ho.

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Phantom of the Marina | Rolls-Royce Inspired Yacht


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Rolls-Royce and Yachts. That is how high rollers roll on both Terra firma and Aqua fluida. So why not blend em both into a single entity to make a splash (quite literally) in the luxury scene? That is what Stefan Munro has attempted with his Rolls Royce 450EX yacht concept. With a 14.5m length, the 450EX is intended as a daytime luxury cruiser with the prestige of the luxury marque. His internship at Rolls Royce seems to have helped Stefan to seamlessly embed the design DNA and principles of the RR styling on to a different platform. The subtle exteriors that reflect the sober English etiquette blends smoothly with the aggressive looking exposed parts. o well that it feels like a cup of earl grey spiked with Red Bull. The Phantomish nose, the stance, the body lines all speaks the RR connect. Of course, in a controlled voice, like gentlemen do. As expected, the interiors are elegantly luxurious. The design also proposes features like monocoque chasis and suspended interiors for added comfort. Pampered with the stylish aesthetics and luxurious features of 450EX, the only thing left to do would be uncorking that champagne bottle and letting the spirit of ecstasy flow overboard.

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Aqua Amazon Luxury Boutique Hotel Boat


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Check out the Aqua Expedition steam, you will enjoy a chic boutique hotel that floats on Amazon. Yes, most people love nature but not all of us can abandon the comfort offered by large five-star hotels. But now there is Aqua Amazon Luxury Boutique Hotel Boat. This hotel-ship offers 12 luxury suits with lovely views from each one. The hotel accommodates up to 32 guests along with all the staff. 147-feet vessel was designed by well-known Peruvian architect Jordi Puig. Hotel was made from a simple boat. Jordi Puig also added to the project recreational room, hot tub on the open deck , a gym for daily exercise and fitness, and of course, a gourmet restaurant. Restaurant has its own captain – famous chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

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Android Wear


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Rather than build the physical smartwatch itself, the folks at Google have decided to build software to help power the hardware. The search giant calls this new technology Android Wear. While it is applicable to more than just watches, the wrist watch will be the first target for the new software. Android Wear allows you to interact with your device in a meaningful way – traffic reports on the way to work, taxi cabs within the local area, weather when you wake up in the morning, and fitness tracking among other things. Of course normal smartphone functions like music player, text messages, email, and the likes will also be controlled through Android Wear devices, all by using either your voice or the touchscreen interface. Google has already revealed that they have teamed up with some of the biggest smartphone makers in the game on the first round of wearables – brands like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Asus.

Snoop Dogg Designs Airbnb Kithaus Pop-Up For SXSW 2014


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The famed hip-hop artist has self-designed Kithaus, with the help of TV host and interior designer of HGTV’s Emily Henderson, for the world’s leading community driven hospitality company’s ‘airbnb park’ venue at SXSW 2014. The temporary dwelling by Snoop Dogg is indicative of his personal style, complete with reflective gold walls printed with marijauna leaves and scalloped graphic pattern, arne jacobsen ‘egg chair’ in red leather, and a bold sign hanging above the tufted blue velvet sofa that reads ‘BO$$’ – an expression of luxury on a more humble scale. The pop-up house consists of two programs – a main living room, and a separate more private space joined by a covered deck. the landscaping and exterior details include a façade in robin egg’s blue, and a gold mailbox with ‘SNOOP’ outlined in gems.

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2015 Ferrari California T


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The 2015 Ferrari California T is packed with a twin turbocharged 3.9 liter 8-cylinder engine, the California T pushes out some impressive numbers, making 560 horsepower along with 557 lb-ft of torque. All that power gets the drop-top to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds from a standstill. Naturally people are looking for ways to get that top down faster than ever, and of course Ferrari obliges with a 14 seconds fold down time on the retractable hard-top roof. For stopping power this supercar is equipped with a set of carbon-ceramic brakes, while a F1-Trac traction control system creates one hell of a driving experience.

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Villa Amanzi Residence In Phuket Thailand


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Designed by Original Vision, Villa Amanzi is somehow nestled amidst jagged rocks on a steep incline. Sleek lines and wide open spaces dominate over the three levels of luxury, with three bedrooms (and their bathrooms) each having perfect ocean views. The interior offers 8,600 square feet of space, while the entire property stretches out over 2,644 square meters.

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Jet Capsule


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Production has begun on Italian boat company jet capsule‘s latest invention, a private 5 person and nine person taxi version. After the initial concept presentation five years ago, the unusual form was finally unveiled at the 2013 monaco show, where the design team sought to create a floating transportation device that was different from all others on the market. The innovation, which is 7,5 meters long and 3,5 meters wide is a fully customizable product that allows several configurations, including one with transformable sofas, a boat taxi with large seats and a luxury version with integrated comfort features. Several other versions are currently under development for ambulance and emergency purposes. The current capsule model has a built-in hydro-jet system that can be equipped with one or two engines, but the team are also working on the first electrically powered design to be presented in june 2014. All the jets come with an international sail certification and can navigate and operate in any country/region, and waves of up to 4 meters.

Mercedes Benz S600


 

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The car is brimming with so much active safety technology that it can pretty much drive itself, but giving the S600 full autonomy would rob owners of its greatest feature — its 6-liter, bi-turbo V12 engine. Bigger and more powerful than the V12 that graced the outgoing model — 530 hp, 830 Nm of torque and a 0-62 mph (100kph) time of just 4.6 seconds — yet lighter and more fuel efficient. It will guarantee exactly the right levels of performance on tap at exactly the right time, whatever the prevailing road conditions. The car has a host of systems, from Collision Prevention Assist Plus to Active Lane Keeping Assist that work together to keep the car safe from front and rear-end collisions, to help drivers avoid obstacles, and track the movement of other vehicles around the car.  The infotainment system has also been upgraded to feature a new controller that will be immediately familiar and intuitive to anyone who owns a smartphone that uses finger taps, gestures and even handwriting recognition. Or, simply talk and the car will respond to vocal commands. Then there’s the full-color head-up display that projects the car’s speed, and navigation information onto the windshield — directly within the driver’s field of vision to minimize potential distraction.

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Guilty Mega Yacht By Jeff Koons


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Greek Cypriot industrialist and art collector Dakis Joannou who green-lighted American artist Jeff Koons and Italian yacht designer Ivana Porfiri to create for him this mega yacht, ’Guilty.’ The stunning looks and amenities of this 115-feet long ship, inspired by the naval camouflage used by Britain during World War I, Guilty’s yellow rhombuses, pink triangles and blue polygons become even more amazing when reflected off the water. Onboard there are 180-degree views of the envious and awestruck rest of the world, along with plenty of bedrooms filled with museum-worthy works of art.

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World’s Largest Ultra-High Definition TV


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Measuring 110 inches from corner to corner, Samsung’s latest ultra-high-definition television is the biggest of its kind and arrives just in time for the new year. Samsung promised that it would be launching a gargantuan 110-inch ultra-high-definition television and that it would be hitting the shelves before the end of the year. The TV, which measures 2.6 x 1.8 meters, officially went on sale in China, the Middle East and ‘select’ European territories.  Samsung’s set doesn’t come with precious stones but it does have gesture controls, voice controls, and Samsung’s “Smart Hub,” which gives you access to online content, photos, video, music, and apps. It also has a quad-core processor, and Samsung’s S-Recommendation service, which tracks your viewing habits and makes viewing recommendations over time.

Giorgio Armani Casa Luxury Residence


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Giorgio Armani’s interior design studio Armani / Casa has announced plans to work on its first Chinese luxury residential project in the city of Chengdu. L’Art Residence will be situated in the center of Chengdu and will consist of two 222–meter-high buildings, each containing 65 apartments. The fashion mogul’s brand will work in partnership with the Chinese cultural body Mind Group for the design and development of the project. Each apartment block will feature a heated rooftop swimming pool, whilst the living spaces themselves will be furnished with pieces from the Armani / Casa, Armani / Rocca and Armani / Dada ranges. The apartments will be sold in the second half of 2014. The development period is slated for 2016.

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World Class Qualia Luxury Resort In Hamilton Island Australia


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Located on Hamilton Island, in the heart of Whitsundays, Australia, the Qualia Luxury Resort is one of the most stunning resorts on the planet.  This beautiful resort features everything you would expect including two serene pools, library, and of course access to the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The surrounding bodies of water allow guests to unwind with activities like jet skiing, snorkeling and even fishing among other things. One of the most raved about experiences for this resort is the “Bularri Yarrul,” a hot stone massage utilizing 300 million year old stones. When the day comes to an end, don’t forget to visit Executive Chef Alastair Waddell’s cuisine for a healthy bit to eat.

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Sustainable Floating House Concept


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Designed by Singapore-based architect Dymitr Malcew, the sustainable floating house is the perfect way to get away from all the daily stresses one experiences living in an urban environment. This house literally floats on the water, and thanks to the floor to ceiling windows adorning the dwelling, residents get to fully enjoy these 360-degree ocean views from sun up to sunset. The home was created for French firm H2ORIZON, and was constructed from sustainable materials. The residence is quite spacious with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room kitchen, and terrace. The home also features luxury finishes throughout, and with the ability to gently float through the water, you’ll be able to enjoy everything nature has to offer without causing any disruption.

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2014 Year of the Horse Watch


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The year of the horse will start from February 2014, replacing the actual snake sign. And the famous Swiss watch manufacturer Vacheron Constantin celebrates the Chinese Zodiac with its new masterpiece. This marvelous extension of the renowned Métiers d’Art collection comes in two versions, either made of pink gold or platinum, each of which is limited to just 12 pieces. The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac is an exclusive line of artistic watches, based on the 12-year cycle. They showcase the leaf motif, characteristic for classic Chinese iconography, which is directly engraved on a gold dial. By subtle stage-setting of numerous reliefs applied to the golden base, the brand’s engravers created a great depth effect, while threads which represent bamboo stalks look like floating over the surface. The most impressive work is visible on the horse figure, with the every single detail executed to the perfection.

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Thanks to a high-end Calibre 2460 G4, the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac watch displays time and date in a truly unique way. Instead of using hands, this great timepiece features four apertures, placed around the central motif, to reveal discs that show hours, minutes, day and date. Visible through a sapphire crystal case-back, the self-winding movement incorporates a 22 karat gold oscillating mass, decorated by dynamic geometrical motif based on the shape of the Maltese Cross. This mechanism operates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and ensures around 40 hours of power-reserve. Version with a rose gold case features a brown dial and a matching stylish leather strap, while the titanium version comes with a blue dial and a black leather strap. Both cases come with the diameter of 40 mm and have nicely polished finishes.

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Lake Lugano House, Brusino Arsizio, Switzerland


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Lake Lugano House, is one fascinating oval glass house, and it is located in Brusino Arsizio, Switzerland. This amazing project is made by jm architecture. The main concept of the project is architecture with an oval shape and highly stylish interior design.

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Manta Resorts Underwater Hotel Room


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Situated off the eastern coast of Africa by Pemba Island, a private floating island at the Manta Resort provides guests with an all-inclusive hotel room submerged four meters below the surface of the ocean. Designed by swedish company Genberg Underwater Hotels, each of the three levels that make up the buoyant building has its own unique view: A rooftop terrace for sun bathing in the day and star gazing at night, a landing deck at sea level equipped with a lounge and restroom, and an underwater hotel room below surrounded by panes of glass for a 360 degree marine panorama. Throughout the day, guests of the resort can remain encapsulated in the submerged hotel room, floating amongst the turquoise blue water swimming with tropical life and coral reef. By night, sleep beside the fish – the bottom platform is illuminated with underwater spotlights beneath each window, attracting a variety rare marine creatures.