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A few awesome showers I would definitely not cry in (24 Photos. For The Love of Wood. Wood is both universal and unique.

For The Love of Wood

No other material is as deeply embedded in the history, culture and life of humans worldwide as wood, yet every single piece of wood is unique. 3 Story Contemporary Bachelor Pad in Los Angeles, California by Ben Bacal. The luxury housing market in Los Angeles, California is vast, and there is never any shortage of incredibly crafted contemporary homes.

3 Story Contemporary Bachelor Pad in Los Angeles, California by Ben Bacal

The team at Ben Bacal were looking to take things up a notch with the construction of this immaculate masterpiece located at 9909 Beverly Grove. At first glance, the multi-colored lighting can be mistaken for that of a plush lounge, and paired with the waterfalls, steel encased bridges, roof top deck and pool, this house is the ultimate Los Angeles bachelor pad. The property features 3 bedrooms in addition to a maids and guest house to make up the 8300 square foot floor plan. What bachelor’s pad would be complete without a custom movie theater and 500 bottle wine cellar complete with a 3 inch glass ceiling built for dancing and entertaining. Most Interesting Libraries of the World. The Royal library Black Diamond at the waterfront of Copenhagen owes its name to the black granite from Zimbabwe used for the facade of the building.

The name was used by the public first and has been adapted officially later. Design by the Danish architects Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen. Photography by Mirage Bookmark Modern Concrete House (15 photos) When you first think about the words concrete house, you might imagine a cold, sterile environment, perhaps something similar to a prison.

Modern Concrete House (15 photos)

If that's the case, this one story house designed by architecture studio A-cero will likely change your mind. Located on the outskirts of Madrid, Concrete House II features a façade that boasts a spectacular view of the whole house. The first impression that visitors usually get is that the building seems to be hidden between concrete walls and ramps that extend up to the roof. Bates Masi Architects - Homepage. Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World.

The Luxury Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives « Luxury Furniture, Property, Travel & Interior Design. Luxury Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives « Luxury Furniture, Property, Travel & Interior Design. Luxury Anantara Kihavah Villas Resort, Maldives Luxury Anantara Resorts opened Anantara Kihavah Villas earlier this year in the beautiful Maldives.

Luxury Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives « Luxury Furniture, Property, Travel & Interior Design

Located on the Baa Atoll, only 35 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport. You can expect the morning sun dappling the crystal-clear waters of a secluded lagoon. And your afternoons spent sunbathing by your private infinity pool, just steps from the Indian Ocean. Tree Houses.

Engineering Bridges that Are Alive. Home | About Us | Contact | Subscribe Bridges that Are Alive Ingenuity of the Indigenous People Meghalaya, India In Northeast India, a giant cliff leads up into Meghalaya. Two kilometers high and buffeted by monsoon clouds, it is the wettest place on earth. There, in India, rivers switch from gentle streams to raging torrents. Video. The Sifter's Top 10 Homes of 2010. If you’re a regular reader of the Sifter you’re familiar with my real estate fascination.

The Sifter's Top 10 Homes of 2010

I love posting all types of homes. From the unique and interesting to the grand and opulent. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 10 Homes from 2010. Click any picture or link to be taken to the original post, enjoy! Magic Box. This box looks great.

Magic Box

It has the whole room inside it. I definitively want one! Update: The project is called The Caluso Concept and was created as part of Marcel Kring’s and Sebastian Mühlhäuser’s dissertation at the Köln International School of Design. (link) Luxury Furniture, Property, Travel & Interior Design. The luxury Dhigu Resort, Maldives.

Luxury Furniture, Property, Travel & Interior Design

Travel Guides, Luxury Travel and Travel Info. Bran Castle situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Bra?

Travel Guides, Luxury Travel and Travel Info

Ov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on DN73. Commonly known as “Dracula Castle” (although it is one among several locations linked to the Dracula legend, including Poienari Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. There is, however, no evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle. 10+ Most Beautiful Island Photography on Earth. The Armada House. Is This Hidden Architectural Gem Another "Blade Runner" Building? Each day, thousands of people walk by 5 Beekman, a pretty yet unassuming building in Lower Manhattan, never guessing what could be found within.

Is This Hidden Architectural Gem Another "Blade Runner" Building?

Scouting New York, a blog written by a location scout that's a must-read for local history freaks, got invited inside for an incredible peek at an architectural gem that's hidden in plain sight. As you enter the building it's nothing special, says Scouting NY. "And then you look up…" For nine stories, the ornate cast-iron railings twirl up and up through a light-filled atrium. 30 Incredible Infinity Pools. Incredible Infinity Pool in Bali. Photo credit: Sean McGrath.

Beautiful Houses: Lo Curro in Santiago, Chile. Looks like good Triangulo House by Ecostudio Architects. 15 Killer Offices by Tech Companies. Architecture. Furniture. Architecture. Architecture + design.

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Architecture. Architecture & Design. Luxury & Contemporary Furniture, Homes, Kitchens & Interiors. Luxury Villa Amanzi, Thailand by Original Vision Studio The Villa Amanzi by Architect firm Original Vision Studio is a stunning modern vacation residence located in the exclusive Cape Sol on the West coast of Phuket, Thailand.

Luxury & Contemporary Furniture, Homes, Kitchens & Interiors

Villa Amanzi is a stunning six bedroom residence with a 15m infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea. This luxury villa enjoys a spectacular headland location along Kamala’s exclusive Millionaires Mile and captures cool gentle breezes all year round with uninterrupted sea views from every vantage point, in one of the most breathtaking locations Phuket has to offer. The contemporary design features ultra modern architecture and interiors that combine to provide guests with the optimal environment to relax and unwind in unspoilt luxury.

Photograpghy by Marc Gerritsen & Helicam Asia Aerial Photography About Richard Barker Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? May 19, 2011 | Phuket Thailand Travel | View comments.