A few months ago we’ve shown you this unique kingsize bed made from the engine of a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet, created by MotoArt, a California-based company. MotoArt specializes in these kinds of designs, making cool-looking pieces of furniture from jet engine parts. Their latest creation is the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Conference Table. Fashioned from a General Electric engine nacelle, the 12-foot wide piece can seat up to twelve people and can include a set of optional data ports, something which might prove very helpful in your office’s day-to-day activities. Though certainly useful, it’s also the kind of thing that wouldn’t
Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar Cars, has recently redesigned a Jaguar Mark 2, a model produced by the British automaker between 1959 and 1967. The project was originally a personal one, with the restorers over at Classic Motor Cars Limited (CMC) helping with the production process. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, Callum and CMC have agreed to release a highly exclusive limited run of the new design. The new Mark 2 was developed over the course of 18 months and boasts lots of modern features, while still maintaining the classic vehicle’s vintage charm. It comes with an improved 4.3-liter
Time and time again, scientific research has shown that having happier, better rested employees improves productivity. Taking vacation days certainly helps and there’s even talk of a 4- or 3-day work week (supported by billionaires like Carlos Slim and Richard Branson). Until then, you might like to try the less extreme idea of taking a short nap while at work, quickly recharging your batteries and allowing you to better acquit yourself of your duties. And since sleeping over the keyboard doesn’t sound too appealing, furniture manufacturer Haworth has created the CalmSpace, which is exactly what it sounds like: a capsule where you
When you travel to Africa, what you expect to find is the breathtaking, unspoiled landscape, lots of wildlife, and amazing cultures which have scarcely changed since time immemorial. Add to that a distinctive touch of luxury and what you get is Olarro. Located in southwestern Kenya, Olarro is a charming retreat which showcases the very best Africa has to offer. The savannah stretches as far as you can see in every direction and the wilderness is home to all sorts of creatures you’re not going to see anywhere else, such as cheetahs, leopards, lions, owls, zebras, and over 150 species of birds.
Part of the famous and highly sought-after Wentworth Estate, Crossacres is a spectacular country mansion located in Surrey, southwest of London. The property stretches across 2.3 acres of beautifully landscaped, south-facing grounds, with the magnificent house nestled right at the heart of everything. The home is impressive in both scale and aesthetics. The three-story building offers an impressive 15,000 square-feet of living space, including no fewer than seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The ground floor boasts a great leisure complex with an indoor swimming pool, two dressing rooms and en suite, from which owners and their guests can admire the south-facing garden.
The Italian Charme 45 superyacht tender has been unveiled by Studio Pannone Architetti, based in Italy. The 14-meter RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) is quite striking in design: sleek and aggressive, it’s certain to turn heads. That’s especially true if the new owners order it in colors like we’ve seen in the images released for presentation purposes (see gallery below for that). Clients can also opt to customize things like exterior finishes and interior materials. Quite remarkable for such a relatively small vessel is the spacious interior. The dinette, which features a convertible sofa, can be transformed from a dining area into a recreation
Established in 1891 by Webb C. Ball, a jeweler and watchmaker based in Cleveland, Ohio, Ball Watch is a high-end brand which creates exquisite timepieces with a certain industrial flavor. The company’s latest release, called the Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph, is not only all of that, but also brings something to new to wristwatch design. The new model abandons the traditional double-pusher (or single-pusher) design, replacing it with a slide bar, which is located on the case at 9 o’clock, opposite the crown. By sliding the bar clockwise (which then retracts automatically), the chronograph starts and stops. Sliding it counter-clockwise
In order to add a touch of luxury to an already high-end product, LG has teamed up with Swarovski, releasing a limited edition Curved OLED TV featuring actual Swarovski crystals. The curved LG TV screen, just 4mm thick and weighing in at 35 lbs (16kg), is by itself quite a decorative piece and would enhance any living or entertainment room it would be place in. Now, with the added glitz brought by the 460 luminescent Aurora Borealis crystals, which were applied by hand using specially made stencils, the screen is not only a hi-tech device, but also a piece of jewelry in