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MONDRIAN LONDON

October 9, 2014

Morgans Hotels goes across the Atlantic to open its first Mondrian property outside of the United States, Mondrian London. Located on the banks of the River Thames in the growing South Banks neighborhood, The Mondrian London at Sea Containers is a 359-room luxury hotel designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research…

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BO18 NIGHTCLUB BEIRUT

August 8, 2014

Located at the north-eastern entrance of Beirut, B018 is a spectacular nightclub designed by Bernard Khoury (same genius that designed the amazing NBK Residence). B018 is one of Beirut´s most popular nightclubs and has been voted several times by Wallpaper Magazine as one of the best clubs in the world….

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AL HOUSE | BY STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS

July 22, 2014

This spectacular residence was designed by Brazilian Architectural studio Arthur Casas. Located in Rio de Janeiro, the 5,200-square-foot dream house is set around lush vegetation and over the iconic landscape clinging to a slope of the Pedra da Gavea dome. The house features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels that open onto…

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CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI | MALDIVES

July 15, 2014

Today´s dreamy escape is located in Noonu Atoll, a handful of unspoiled green islands protected from the ocean by a large coral reef in the Maldives. The preserved and exclusive exotic oasis features opulent vegetation and is surrounded by pristine turquoise waters that house a dazzling sampling of multicolor fish,…

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NBK RESIDENCE | BY BERNARD KHOURY

July 3, 2014

This impressive apartment is home to famous Lebanese Architect Bernard Khoury. Located in Beirut, the 4000 square foot N.B.K. Residence is spread across three levels on the ninth and last level of the apartment block. It features 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, an amazing floor-to ceiling library with a steel grating…

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CASA TILL | BY WMR ARCHITECTS

June 19, 2014

“Casa Till” is our latest dream house, designed by WRM Architects this low single story wooden construction is the ultimate retreat. The small ecological wooden house is wedged snugly into a cliff in Los Arcos, Chile, offering guests uninterrupted and breathtaking views of the sea and sky. The open floor…

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LOTUS BELLE TENT

June 5, 2014

Lotus Belle are makers of beautiful handmade glamping tents, combining the best qualities of the bell tent and the yurt. Made from high-quality canvas the tents are waterproof and feature zipable mesh windows and mesh screens that make it virtually insect proof. The Tent is available in 13ft or in…

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TILT | HANCOCK CENTER CHICAGO

May 16, 2014

Chicago´s latest heart racing attraction just opened at more than a thousand feet in the air of the John Hancock Center. Tilt is an eight person glass enclosure that tilts visitors forward for a unique perspective of the citys The Magnificent Mile. Visitors to Chicago will now be able to…

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THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, AT THE SHARD, LONDON

May 14, 2014

Luxury hotel chain, Shangri-La, opens the doors to its latest location inside the tallest building in London, The Shard. 202 guest rooms are located in the building’s 34 – 52nd floors and is the city’s first high-rise hotel, offering unrivaled views of the UK capital. As for the rooms, they…

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FLOATING HOUSE | BY DYMITR MALCEW

April 11, 2014

The Floating House is a spectacular project designed by architect Dymitr Malcew for French developer H2ORIZON – a company that specializes in floating structures. It was created for people who appreciate freedom and nature at their doorstep, the mobile home is constructed on a floating platform that can be easily…

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THE SHACK WEEKEND RETREAT

April 2, 2014

If you live in a hectic city, at weekends you might feel like escaping to a place completely disconnected from technology, this might inspire you. The Shack is a weekend retreat designed by Broadhurst Architects for a family from the suburbs of Washington D.C., it is located on the southern…

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MIGHTY MOUSE APARTMENT | BY NICHOLAS GURNEY

April 1, 2014

The Mighty Mouse Apartment, designed by Australian architect Nicholas Gurney, is an interesting solution to the problem of limited space. The tiny apartment is located in Sydney’s suburb Woolloomooloo and has a studio area of only 27 square meters, composed of white sliding panels that allow access to different…

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STEP INTO THE VOID | FRENCH ALPS

January 22, 2014

A new attraction for thrillseekers has just opened in the French Alps. Called “Step Into the Void”, this is the tallest attraction in Europe, it is located on the peak of Aiguille du Midi(Europes highest mountain peak). The death-defying attraction consists of a glass box suspended over the yawning void,…

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ACE HOTEL DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

January 14, 2014

Opening on Wednesday, the long-awaited Ace Hotel arrives in the historic United Artists building in Downtown LA complete with 180 rooms and it will be the first in the chain with its own venue, the newly-restored United Artists Theater. The hotel will also feature food from L.A. Chapter, a spinoff…

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LEGO ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

December 6, 2013

Lego have teamed up with six-cutting edge design firms for this monochrome Lego Set, to help teach tomorrow´s architects. Lego Architecture Studio set is composed by 1.210 white bricks, giving it a “sketchbook” feel, and for helping create natural lines and shadows that can more accurately represent architectural shapes and…

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STEELE POINT ESTATE FOR SALE

December 6, 2013

We have featured some impressive properties for sale before, but none has impressed as much as this estate up for grabs in the British Virgin Islands. Named “Steele Point”, this unique property is perched upon a peninsula located on the very western tip of Tortola, an island surrounded by the…

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CABANAS NO RIO | COMPORTA PORTUGAL

December 3, 2013

On the Portuguese coast (about an hour south of Lisbon) lies a hidden piece of paradise…Comporta. This beautiful region is known for the magnificent white sandy beaches, the wine, fresh fish and the beautiful rice paddies. Cabanas no Rio is a project by architect Manuel Aires Mateus, the same guy…

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MANTA RESORT UNDERWATER ROOM

November 18, 2013

The Manta Resort located in Zanzibar, Africa, is offering a truly special experience, the spectacular Manta Underwater Room is submerged beneath the Indian Ocean. This has to be the ultimate retreat, located off Pemba Island, the tiny floating island features three levels: a sun deck for working your tan and…

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BOOK MOUNTAIN LIBRARY IN NETHERLANDS

October 15, 2013

Maybe hitting up the local library doesn’t top the list of “must see” attractions when travelling the world. We can certainly relate to that, but Book Mountain is not a destination to be missed when visiting Spijkenisse in the Netherlands.

While we call it Book Mountain, the natives know it as…

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$1.5 MILLION FERRIS BUELLER FERRARI HOUSE

August 13, 2013

Even though it’s been over 25 years since the 1986 release of the classic comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, we will never forget Cameron’s badass glass house (the one where he accidentally knocked the Ferrari off the jack, sending it right into the ravine out back).

We’ve always dreamed of owning…

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SPITBANK FORT PRIVATE ISLAND SEA HOTEL

August 9, 2013

So you’ve already toured all of London, and seen all there is to see? Then it might be time to head out to sea for a weekend stay at the Spitbank Fort private island sea hotel.

Nestled just a mile outside Portsmouth Harbor in Hampshire, England, this newly born boutique hotel…

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HOTEL SIDI DRISS: LUKE SKYWALKER’S TATOOINE HOME

August 2, 2013

It’s amazing that even with the internet around, we still manage to find gems like this. The Hotel Sidi Driss is your chance to spend an evening in Luke Skywalker’s childhood Tatooine home.

Okay so it’s not exactly located on Tatooine, but rather in Matmata, Tunisia. The famous scene was used…

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GOOGLE TOKYO OFFICE SPACE

June 24, 2013

Sometimes we start getting deja vu with all of the Google office spaces crossing our desks each week. Literally a day after unveiling their Dublin based headquarters, the search giant gives us a behind the scenes look at their equally stunning Tokyo office.

The space is located in the shopping district…

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MAJORCA CAVE RESIDENCE BY ALEXANDRE DE BETAK

June 20, 2013

This amazing retreat belongs to French designer Alexandre de Betak, it is nestled in a small coastal village in the Tramuntana region of Majorca – Spain. With wonderful views on Mediterranean Sea the laid back, rustic Cave House features eco-friendly furnishings, uniquely curvaceous white plaster walls and amazing wood and…

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‘The Watchers’ – Owl Inspired Cabin

June 12, 2013

Located in the open landscape of the Rives Arcins in Bordeaux, France– this cabin draws inspiration from the night “owls” of the land. Crafted as a part of the “Noise Initiative” for the area, this cabin was designed by Zebra3/Buy-Sellf.Jutting off of the structure is a small pier that extends…

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One Room New York Cabin in the Woods

May 10, 2013

We have featured some amazing retreats over the last couple of years, but none as special as this wooden cabin in Yulan, NY. It is owned by fashion stylist and interior designer Scott Newkirk, he wanted a place to escape in the weekends from the hectic city life. A place…

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Architecture – Harpa wins Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

May 8, 2013

Harpa, the Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Iceland, is the winner of the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award….

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Open Plan Pool House by Randall Mars Architect

May 1, 2013

Located in the DC Metro area, this pool house looks like it’s prepped and ready to be taken advantage of for more than just the Summer months of the year. In the midst of traditional homes lining the streets, this transitional addition is the perfect little back yard surprise.Masonry walls…

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Prefab Concrete Residences with a Lego Style Building System

May 1, 2013

Prefabricated architecture has come a long way, and is still making huge strides and advancements in technology. Doted as “Casa Pentimento,” architect Jose Maria Saez came up with a way to cast concrete pieces in a way that allows them to be assembled in any way you please.The residence starts…

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Lake House by Thom Filicia

April 12, 2013

This has to be the ultimate retreat for New Yorkers. This 1917 rustic country getaway in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, was brought back to life by renowned New York interior designer Thom Filicia, it features a beautiful waterfront boathouse decorated with vintage furniture but equipped with…

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Mountain Guest House in Switzerland

April 4, 2013

Tucked into the side of a mountain in the Swiss Alps is a unique guest house called Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli. The 170-year-old dreamy hotel is in the most precarious position, clinging to the foot of a vertical cliff face and can only be accessed by a combination of cable car and…

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$250 Million Monaco Mansion – The World’s Most Expensive Penthouse

March 28, 2013

Nestled atop a 49-story building in Monaco, this multi-level penthouse spans a whopping 33,000 square feet, and includes 6 bedrooms, a water slide from the second balcony taking you right into the infinity pool overlooking the ocean. As of right now the Tour Odeon penthouse is still under construction, and…

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Native Eco Villa – Greece

March 25, 2013

Looking for an amazing retreat this summer? check out the impressive Native Eco Vila in Santorini – Greece. Located on the rim of the cliff at the village of Imerovigli, the villa offers spectacular views of one of the world´s most beautiful sceneries. The house is separated on 2 floors,…

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Tribeca New York Hudson loft by Schappacher White Ltd

March 13, 2013

An amazing old 3,000 square foot warehouse formerly used by American Express was the canvas for Schappacher White‘s residential project in Tribeca, New York. Transforming the age old building into a loft style residence was their challenge, and they rose to it, keeping everything in line with the original style…

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Futuristic Villa F in Rhodes – Greece

March 12, 2013

We like to think that this home is the ultimate in terms of international sophistication and contemporary presence. Villa F is a beautiful dwelling that juts out over a stone wall only to disappear into the landscape. With a singular color scheme on the exterior that carries over to the…

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Cabin on Flathead Lake by Andersson-Wise Architects

March 11, 2013

Andersson-Wise Architects designed the Cabin on Flathead Lake for a quiet retreat above the water’s edge. This Montana residence is a small one, that sits partly on the “Matterhorn” cliff among the monstrous trees and natural vegetation.The interior and exterior walls happen to be clad in a beautiful rich wood,…

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