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56 Leonard Street is designed by the Herzog and de Meuron Architects. It is located in famous Tribeca neighborhood, known for being home to numerous celebrities and multimillionaires. (cough…prices…cough). The area is full of lowrise townhouses which is good for developers since views of Lower Manhattan and Midtown will be mind blowing (read: khaching! $$$). As I said earlier, 56 Leonard Street went under construction last year after long time being on hold because of financial crisis. It will be 250 m (821 ft) tall with 57 floors. Apartments and condo units are already out, looking for its owners.

It is obvious, life in 56 Leonard Street will be quite luxurious which is confirmed in their official description: “Interior details at 56 Leonard are both discrete and sculptural—a range of subtly balanced finishes enhances and harmonizes the flow of spaces. The building’s exposed concrete is complemented by a basic palette of champagne window-walls, satin-etched glass, natural solid woods, travertine, Thassos marble, polished metals, black granite, high-gloss black lacquer accents and finished concrete columns that architecturally enhance each living space.” –

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2015 Dodge Challenger

nspired by the iconic 1971 original, all 2015 Dodge Challenger’s take on a bold new appearance that draws on the 1971 model’s split-grille and split-tail lamp cues, updated to 2015 with four signature LED headlamp halo surrounds offset by piano black trim.

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Diatom, Stackable Aluminum chair

Italian furniture brand Moroso presented at the 2014 Salone del Mobile ‘Diatom’, a stackable chair designed by British designer Ross Lovegrove. Lovegrove has described how much during his boyhood he loved looking at the fossils that came into view in the rocks along the shore near his home when the tide went out. Diatom, a stackable aluminium chair, takes its shape from the frustum of a diatom, this primordial single-cell organism with silica skeleton found in bodies of water the world over. Refined ornamental geometry in three-dimensions, a marvel of structure devised from exploring the rules of mathematics that dictate the vegetative development of living organisms. Continue reading

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THE POLE HOUSE

The Pole House known as the most photographed house on the Great Ocean Road, and probably Australia!
Suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach, the Pole House is one of Australia’s most iconic homes.   Recently renovated, The Pole House now adds a luxurious modern setting to a holiday experience like no other.  Whilst carefully planned and crafted, The Pole House is not about accommodation, nor is it about facilities or amenities, of which it has many, The Pole House is about the experience.  Picture yourself waking to the sound of crashing waves, opening your eyes to find yourself suspended above the most spectacular coastline in the country.  The Pole House is adventure, so take yourself to the edge and indulge in one of the most unique, iconic and awe inspiring destinations. It’s for rent from AUD $2,660.00 weekly. Continue reading

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Honeywell’s Bluetooth air purifier gets pollen alerts from your smartphone

Your air conditioner may already be connected to the web, but what about that lowly air purifier gallantly battling dust in the corner? If a completely connected home is on the docket, prep your 270 bucks and get ready for an upgrade. Honeywell’s latest air purifier includes integrated Bluetooth, letting you use your Android or iOS smartphone to turn the device on when you enter the room, control cleaning levels, set a schedule and track when it’s time to swap out the HEPA filter. But it takes automation even further, pulling pollen and mold alerts from the web via your smartphone and adjusting fan levels automatically. The HPA250B, which can accommodate rooms of up to 310 square feet, is available from Best Buy for $269.99.

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istanbul – world’s largest airport terminal

Turkey has consistently featured in the top 10 tourist destinations in the world but in the last few years it has jumped a few places to become one of the most visited countries by foreign tourists in the world just behind France and Spain; more than 35 million foreign tourists visited Turkey in 2012. The Turkish Airlines has also been ramping up its operations in a bid to become the world’s most dominant airlines company which will make the Istanbul airport a crucial stopover in the East-West corridor. Turkey is planning to massively develop its tourism based infrastructure to meet the growing demand and as a part of that process, the Turkish authorities have unveiled their plans to build the world’s largest airport terminal in Istanbul that will be capable of accommodating up to 150 million passengers a year. Continue reading

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Axor Stark V

It’s like a science lesson and a stunning bathroom faucet rolled into one. Until it is turned on, it’s another glass faucet spout. And then, the magic begins. When the mixer is turned on, a water vortex is created — and sent rushing up the glass spout where it cascades out like a waterfall. And you can see the whole thing. In a partnership between Hansgrohe and Axor, the Axor Starck V was born (designed by Phillip Starck). The incredible faucet is available for regular drop-in sinks and vessel sinks (as a single hole installation) as well as a two hole installation. No matter which you choose, you’ll spend a lot of time watching the mixer create the vortex of water and send it along for your use. A transparent process, and one we have never given much thought to, will now endlessly fascinate you. It’s almost a shame to hide it in the bathroom!

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HARRY’S NEW COLORFUL TRUMAN Set

Harry’s is back with a new collection for Spring this year. The new Truman options for Spring Summer 2014 include a limited edition, wood capped Truman handle decked out in a lighter green, grey, yellow or orange. The handles are available individually if you already have blades, but they’re also available in a set with three blades and a tube of Harry’s shave cream–it’s a month worth of shaving in one tiny, convenient box. If you haven’t upgraded the boring, industrial, fake metal handle in your bathroom–or you just need an additional one for a vacation–look no further than the colorful new Truman SS14 options from Harrys. $20

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KOENIGSEGG ONE:1

Koenigsegg’s latest supercar, the One:1 sounds more like a secret military weapon than a production car. The few lucky enough to find themselves behind the wheel of this beast will enjoy the one Megawatt of power (roughly 1,360 horsepower) it delivers, which equals an astounding top speed of around 273 MPH, a 0-60 MPH time of only 2.8 seconds, and 0-250 MPH in a little under 20 seconds. Additional features include custom made Michelin Cup tires, and upgraded rear triplex suspension, carbon bevel springs, active shock absorbers, and Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber wheels. Limited to only 6 units. Continue reading

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