by on January 31, 2019
A well-curated spirits collection can last forever and should be adequately protected. This Whiskey Vault provides a high level of security for your most prized bottles, complete with solid steel plate construction, a bullet-proof front window, and a tri-spoke handle machined from aircraft aluminum so you can sleep easy knowing each drop is safe and sound. It also boasts an electronic lock system and sits on a solid wood cabinet with 800kg capacity leveling casters and each vault is individually...
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by on January 31, 2019
Located inside the Park MGM, NoMad Las Vegas is swapping the usual cheesy glitz of The Strip for the romantic refinement of a residence overseas. The hotel stays true to the chain's vision by paying homage to its location with a European influence. Its 293 rooms feature a desert-inspired palette, furnished with custom leather headboards, rich Mahogany writing desks, and a collection of original artwork curated by Paris-based studio be-poles. The sophisticated affair is completed with Carrara mar...
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by on January 31, 2019
House MK reimagines a traditional Austrian farmhouse by giving it a contemporary new extension. The original structure is a prime example of the region's vernacular architecture with white granite block walls and a clipped gable roof. While these historic characteristics were preserved for the existing residence, the addition takes on a more modern form. The buildings rough-sawn spruce cladding and an asymmetrical gabled roof are reminiscent of a barn, a current complement to the former farmhous...
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by on January 4, 2019
Combining sustainable design and a rustic material palette, the Tumble Creek Cabin is a net-zero mountain retreat. The vacation home is nestled within Washington State's Cascade Mountains. Known for its extreme winters, designers had to use a mixture of solar panels, passive solar strategies, and a Tesla Powerwall to allow the residence to operate off-grid. While the oversize sloped roof gives the exterior a modern silhouette, it also filters the sun during the winter and summer months to help h...
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Comprised of ten-interlocking pavilions, the Gray Head House looks like a quaint Swiss village rather than a Rocky Mountain estate. The 6,500-square-foot vacation home is situated on a picturesque 35-acres just outside of the Colorado ski town Telluride. Organized around a circle drive, the network of limestone volumes make a crescent shape offering a distinct vantage point from each one. Living spaces are sorted by function and spread throughout the interior where contemporary furnishings offse...
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by on January 4, 2019
The By the Way House sits in the Polish countryside overlooking a nearby river. Rather than drawing inspiration from the pristine landscape, the home takes its shape from an unconventional entity — its long, winding driveway. The concrete road twists and turns around the property not to disturb any of the existing trees. At the middle of the site, the driveway lifts off the terrain, folding itself into a two-story dwelling. The solid material forms the ceiling, walls, and roof, giving the struct...
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by on January 4, 2019
Lightly sitting on the coast of Finland's Helsinki, the Nolla Cabin is the greatest example of zero emissions living. The plywood A-frame structure consists of a single room with two beds and a cooking station. A Wallas stove runs off of renewable diesel and electricity is provided by solar panels on the roof. WiFi is out but a wall of glass looking out over the sea provides all the entertainment you need. The tiny dwelling was built by renewable energy company Neste as part of their "Journey to...
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by on January 4, 2019
Airbnb is offering up a one night stay at the most exclusive location on the globe — The Great Wall of China. Although it's packed daily with thousands of tourists, no one has ever spent the night at the ancient landmark. To become the first, enter their contest with an essay describing why it is more important now than ever to break down barriers between cultures in 550 characters or less. Winners will sleep in a custom built bedroom inside one of the wall's towers. The open-air room offers uno...
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by on January 4, 2019
Located in SoHo's historic Maltz Building, the Squarespace Offices brings the expansive, open-area workspaces of Silicon to New York City. The headquarters spans 100,000 square feet over three floors and a rooftop deck. Replicating the company's minimalist aesthetic, the design relies on a limited material palette of concrete, wood, and leather to create color and texture, resulting in a sophisticated atmosphere. The interior is comprised of multiple open workspaces allowing employees to connect...
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by on January 3, 2019
Having a warm cup of coffee or tea sitting on your nightstand the moment your eyes open sounds more like a dream than a wake-up call. This machine lures you into consciousness with the aroma of a fresh brew and the sound of bubbling water. Using induction heating and stainless steel ball bearings, water boils and is siphoned over grounds or leaves to drip into the included cup while you sleep. The wood and steel base also houses a cooler for cream or milk that's activated by an infrared sensor s...
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by on January 3, 2019
Utilizing off-grid systems and sustainable materials, the Tehachapi Sawmill House is a refreshing approach to desert living. The home is modeled after a campsite made from three wings arranged around a central fireplace. Located in the main living area, the hearth acts as a fire pit drawing inhabitants in to gather around the flames. Crank open the wall of windows and the room transforms into an open-air pavilion that expands out to an outdoor terrace. The interior utilizes salvaged materials wh...
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by on January 3, 2019
Rather than setting up half a dozen cookie cutter shops across the globe, Aesop aims to create individual experiences inspired by the local scenes. From Italy to Japan, every store is a unique tribute to its vibrant location. For instance, Aesop James Street is housed in a semi-translucent fiberglass shell, the same material found in the kayaks and surfboards along the coast of Queensland, while the tile-lined interior of Aesop Century City is an homage to the backyard swimming pools of Los Ange...
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