Another iconic vehicle is about to be reborn and brought into the 21st century. This time it is the Mercedes-Benz 300SL that is getting the make-over treatment (that’s the car with the batman-esque doors to you and me, or Gull-wings as they are known in the car business).
This beautiful badboy, first introduced to the roads in 1954, is to be modified by Arturo Alonso and his company,… Continue
Stockholm-based Sommarnöjen (Summer Enjoyment – or Entertainment - in English) has just unveiled the designs for five new beautiful 15-square-meter second houses. Sommarnöjen houses are designed by Sweden’s top-tier architectural offices Kjellander + Sjöberg Arkitektkontor, Sandellsandberg Arkitekter and Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter.
Sommarnöjen provides the houses ready-built on site. Some are… Continue
GM today has made it official: The Pontiac brand will cease to exist by the end of 2010. The automaker announced its plans for Pontiac today during a press conference outlining dramatic updates to its restructuring efforts.
In addition to its Pontiac announcement, GM has also announced that it will cease building Saturn and Hummer brand vehicles after the 2009 model year. The previous viability plan had indicated that… Continue
Marcio Kogan’s Panama House is a residence designed for art. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the house makes a powerful but subdued statement in its low, open, elongated elegance — a hallmark of Kogan’s architecture.
In the past few years, the award-winning, Brazilian-born architect’s Studio MK27 has produced a steady stream of low-rise, boxy work – all with an uncanny intimacy, yet without any of the usual… Continue
Designed by the Berlin-based studio böttcher+henssler, Coen lamps are a white version of the designers’ dark prototype lamp, Troll. Although Troll is made of sheet metal, it brings back images of an upturned wooden ancient sauna accessory – a pail with two handles – called “kiulu” in Finnish. In contrast, the slim, white (and silver) Coen lamps are supremely stylish, quite at home next to an Alvar Aalto Paimio chair.… Continue
On April 15 (today) , Ivan Kane’s Café Wa s is offering a free tax day for lunch from 11 AM – 3 PM. Choose from a SPECIAL MENU including French Onion Soup with Comte, Emmental and baguette croutons and The Classic French Dip with house-roasted prime rib, horseradish crème and au jus on a crusty French baguette.
Also, Café Wa s introduces lunch service on April 13, featuring baguette sandwiches, soups and Café Wa signature plates like the… Continue
Sometimes you come across an environment that really lets the merchandise or content (such as people, merchandise or furnishings) stand out. This 2,000 square-meter jewelry-case — the head office of the venerable fashion house Escada in Munich, Germany — is a luxurious example of this.
Completed in late 2008, the location hosts the international fashion media and buyers who gather here to view the latest… Continue
If you carry a Blackberry, iPod or iPhone, do you have to look like you have no style at all? Cute accessory bags are fine for weekend hiking trips, just like boring “business like” cases are fine for, well, boring people, but for the power lunch with the merger guys or cocktails in high places, you’ll want this bag made of gold python-print Italian leather.
Grab you platinum credit cards, a few large… Continue
Added by Kara on April 1, 2009 at 1:32pm —
From the street, this Edwardian house might seem unassuming, undeserving of a second glance. From the back, however, the addition to the Trojan House by Jackson Clements Burrows, where three children’s bedrooms are cantilevered above a large living space, is anything but ordinary.
The entire addition is wrapped in a seamless wooden skin that conceals any… Continue
Personalization and regulation are two words that work beautifully when referring to your own indulgence. This brilliant shower system from Kohler DTV, is the worlds first fully digital unit that caters for your exact showering requirements.
Both water temperature and water pressure can be inputted to the system and set as a customer shower mode. The strength and type of water spray is also open to your personal… Continue
Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal is the newest addition to the Scandinave spa line-up.
Located in Old Montreal and close to the Old Port, the 12,000-square-foot spa is the first urban undertaking of the Scandinave team, spearheaded by Benoît Berthiaume, co-founder and executive VP of the Gestion Rivière du Diable group.
Occupying the ground floor of a restored former warehouse,… Continue
For some time, designers, architects and builders all over the world have tinkered with the idea of turning excess standard shipping containers into living quarters. Some of the incarnations of the lowly metal box are downright chic, including artist-architect Adam Kalkin’s Quik House for which he apparently has more orders than he can handle.
But these metal containers have also drawn the attention of some leading brands that have started to… Continue
This blog has been a long time coming. I said months ago that I would do a post about her- because really who doesn't love the Aerosmith chick?
Alicia Silverstone (pronounced /əˈliːsiə ˈsɪlvɚstoʊn/; born October 4, 1976) is an American film and stage actress and former fashion model. She first came to widespread attention in music videos for Aerosmith, and is best known for her roles in Hollywood films such as Clueless (1995) and her… Continue
Added by Kara on February 17, 2009 at 10:24am —
Looking for a cheap Valentine’s Day date this weekend? How about dinner and a movie — at home?
Time Warner Cable is offering 40 movies on demand this weekend for 1 penny each during its “1 Cent Love N’ Movies Deal.’ The 40 movies, including a handful in HD, will be available beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 14. The special sale ends Sunday, the 15th at 11:59 p.m.
Consider it a customer-appreciation weekend for… Continue
The Maxximus G-Force is the fastest street-legal car in the world. The Maxximus people say so. The World Records Academy says so, too. The numbers? It reaches 60 mph in 2.1 seconds; 100mph in 4.5 seconds, and smashes the supercar 0-100-0 mph benchmark at 8.9 seconds. So there it is: quicker than a Bugatti Veyron; more potent than a McLaren F1. Ferrari Enzo, Porsche Carerra GT and Mercedes-McLaren SLR? Not even close.