Döettling already boasts of the world’s ‘safest’ luxury safe in the form of the robust Fortress. However, this time around, the company has taken the antique route with their renowned Legends series. Comprising of ‘highly exclusive antique safes’, the gorgeous items of the collection are refurbished and redesigned from famous historical pieces. All of the chosen historical items aptly exhibit the fascinatingly advanced nature of yesteryear craftsmanship; whether it be a 20th century Wilhelminian security cabinet, a mid-19th century Napoleonic coffre-fort, or even an antediluvian design commissioned by the last Medici of Milan in 1740. These exquisite safes are given a second life of opulence and luxury with the painstaking renovation carried on by the Döettling workshop.
Our previous tryst with Bang & Olufsen’s Beolab series was when we covered the Beolab 15 and 16 for this year’s CES. And, now the Danish company has finally unveiled their Beolab 17, 18 and 19 trio of luxury wireless speakers, and boy we are beguiled! All of them are infused with Beolab’s customary modern design that is combined with a clear technological direction B&Q has decided to take. In this regard, these three models would be among the first of all mainstream speakers that will support the WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Audio) standard. In other words, this opens up new opportunities in the future, where the Beolab speakers can be ‘collectively’ hooked up with other WiSA certified electronic products from different companies.
It is often seen among cat owners that they are just too frustrated in getting cat furniture for their faithful feline companions. Although they love their furry kitties, but they do not want to add an ugly piece of cat furniture to their house. If you are a cat owner and want to improve yours as well as your kitty’s quality of life, then take a look at the cat friendly furniture designed by The9life, a new lifestyle brand based in Japan and Hong Kong. The Cat furniture range from the brand was spotted at the 2013 Tokyo Design Week. The9life Cat Furniture line is designed especially for people living in populated urban environments where space is scarce. It tends to make the way of living for you and your furry friend, much better and valuable. Hit the jump to take a look at the gorgeous the9life cat furniture collection.
While many contemporary architectural projects deal with the imposing side of affairs, it is the scope of spatial efficiency where the expertise of an architect truly shines. This is quite evident from the aptly (an rather unpretentiously) christened Small House from Unemori Architects. Located in the neighborhood of Meguro in Tokyo, Japan, the project as its name suggests, comprises of a bantam housing unit constructed in a densely populated area. Designed for a married couple and their child, the specifications of the building are sure bring out some gasps – the residence is only 16 sq m (4 x 4 sq m) in terms of area, while its plot boasts of a paltry 34 sq m of space.
A wondrous of piece of elegance nestled in an urban setting – this in a nutshell describes the Elysium Penthouse, a full fledged condo situated in Yaletown, Vancouver. In Greek mythology, Elysium was a state of afterlife where only heroes and demi-gods could gain admission and live out their blessed and happy ‘life’. Symbolizing this state of luxuriance and bountifulness, the penthouse is surely a landmark for opulent living. In terms of structure, the building exhibits three separate levels that extend functionally as seven accessible terraces. These are complemented by exquisite architectural elements like vaulted cathedral ceilings and a fabulous 360 degree view of surrounding mountains and ocean offered from the main attic floor.
A sporty looking ping pong table would be adored by all those people in a family who admire this game. But, if the same table also perform the function as a dining table, then the entire family is going to love it. The Bola Service Table that we see above is constructed to please the table tennis players as well as to serve as a kitchen table in the household.
Yesterday, we talked about how yachts can pose as credible habitable unit, albeit with a ritzy quotient of their own. And, now we have come across the Yacht House, a fully furnished accommodation establishment (with holiday flats) built above a yacht storage space. Designed by Robin Monotti Architects, the modernist structure is situated in the paradisiacal setting of Foros, Crimea along the Black Sea coast. In fact, the site of the Yacht House rather accentuates upon its unique spatial value; an advantage that is derived from being positioned between the sea and the mountains that rise 1,000 m above sea level.
The very concept of combining alcohol and robots is not exactly alien to us. However, the above pictured Monsieur takes bartending to a whole new level by having the capacity to mix 300 different cocktails and notching up 150 drinks without refills. In terms of aesthetics, the box shaped robotic bartender isn’t really as impressive in its looks as its exotic French name suggests. But then again, it more than makes up for it by integrating a unique pump system that can accurately measure drinks from a whopping 16 liquid containers (known as precision mixology). Other than that, it also features a specialized app for ordering, drink recommending, surprise treats and even alerting you when your blood alcohol content gets above the legally allowed level for driving.
Are you looking to refurbish your bathroom? Although the looks of the bathroom fitting are vitally important but, it’s about practicalities too. The wash basin is one of the most essential feature in a bathroom. The Kub basin is crafted not only what basins are commonly used for but also to add a touch of sophistication and a dash of glamour to your bathing spaces.