Lady Gaga is reportedly moving into new digs. The world-famous artist is heading to sunny California where she’s buying a sumptuous 6-acre Malibu estate. With Lady Gaga’s penchant for the bizarre, you’d expect her new home to be something like a Gothic castle or a gingerbread house or something of the sorts. Alas, the property is a rather unremarkable (by Malibu’s standards, at least) European-style house built in 2006 by former Warner Bros. executive Dan Romanelli, the man who founded the studio’s consumer products division. The 10,000 square feet of living spaces include five bedrooms and twelve bathrooms, all quite luxuriously appointed.
Located in the very heart of Kenya, in a region known as the Laikipia Plateau, Segera is a luxurious haven you wouldn’t expect to find among such wild surroundings. The resort comprises six timber and thatch villas, which is as authentic as accommodations get around these parts. Guests do, however, get to enjoy all the comforts of a high-end resort, from modern amenities to beautiful decorations consisting of artwork by African artists. Privacy and tranquility are highly valued here: each villa comes with its own private deck with lounge chairs and swinging beds, providing the perfect setting for many hours spent relaxing
Huge and elaborate sets, authentic costumes, spectacular special effects, and sizeable salaries paid to the stars – all of these cost a lot of money, especially when you want every detail to be perfect. A lot of the time, it’s worth it and your project earns many times the invested amount. Other times, it’s a flop which can nearly bankrupt a studio and ruin careers. There’s a little bit of everything below, on the list of the most expensive movies ever made. (Note: Movie budget figures are adjusted for inflation) 15. Spider-Man 2 (2004): $250.1 Million Hollywood has developed quite a penchant
Park Avenue is one of New York City’s most prestigious, not to mention expensive, street – and the opulent apartment building we are about to showcase is a perfect illustration of this fact. The apartment is part of 432 Park Avenue, a highly exclusive residential building and one of the tallest buildings in the United States. It offers 104 luxurious condos, all extremely spacious and light, at an incredible 30,000 square-feet each and with 12.5-foot ceilings and 10 x 10-foot windows. Designed by Deborah Berke, the apartments boast such amenities as oak flooring and Italian marble countertops, while the building itself offers
Italian designer Alessandro Isola has worked on villas, wine tasting rooms, and even a sofa and a coffee table which seem to appear from the creases or the folded corners of the carpet. Using this knack for creating objects appear to materialize from nowhere, Isola has designed the intriguing Orbit Sink. Initially an unassuming white cylindrical bathroom sink, on closer inspection the piece soon reveals its more complicated nature. Multiple circular compartments swivel around an unseen metal pivot point, each potentially another storage compartment. A chrome ring located right beneath the sink circle itself serves as a towel rail and a soap
French high-end watchmakers Bell & Ross have teamed up with British Harley-Davidson dealership and customizers Shaw Harley-Davidson in order to create the limited edition B-Rocket timepiece collection. Inspired by the first American jet aircraft of the 1960s, both watches which make up this series, known as the BR 03-97 and BR 01-94, come with rather unusual square cases made from stainless steel. Other similar features include the black, red, and white color scheme, the padded black leather strap, edged in red and black heavy duty canvas, and the fact that both watches have the unmistakable feel of a bike tachometer. As for
Lalique is a prestigious brand specializing in the manufacturing of high-quality, beautiful glassware. Sometimes, as seen here, the company is responsible for not only the vessel, but also for the perfume that fills it – and the result is usually very impressive. The new collection is comprised of five exceptional fragrances, in addition to one exclusive edition for Harrods, all bearing names evoking the brand’s celebrated heritage. These perfumes are Fleur Universelle (1900), Terres Aromatiques (1905), Rose Royale (1935), Sculpteur d’ Epices (created for Harrods in 1945), Fruits du Mouvement (1977), and Elegance Animale (1989) – and while they do indeed remind
Dartz Motorz is a Latvian company which has been supplying “tzars, admirals, generals, and dictators” with high-end armored vehicles since 1869. Their newest release is the Prombron Black Shark, a vehicle straight from Batman’s arsenal. The Black Shark is virtually invulnerable thanks to features such a Kevlar-titanium body, a retina scanner, a fingerprint recognition, in-built cameras, special sirens and lights, and disappearing door handles with electric shock “anti-paparazzi” device, while its armor rating is B7, the highest possible according to CEN ballistic standards. This amazing machine is based on the Mercedes-Benz GL and comes with the luxury SUV’s driver assistance package, as