And in the 'let them eat cake category,' we have British designer Stuart Hughes' latest creation, a bed called the Baldacchino Supreme. It's hand crafted of chestnut, ash and cherry wood and draped with Italian silk, but that's not what results in the hefty price tag. Oh, no. The cost comes from its frosting of 24ct gold. One hundred and seven kg of the stuff
Font decorating hasn't captivated me, until now. These four rooms, dressed up in graphic font wallpapers by the Italian company Wall and Deco, have me rethinking this whole font decor thing. These walls add just the right character (Ha!, no pun intended) and would provide hours of obsessive word searching. Oh! Get a load of that duvet and pillow combo. Scrumptious.
Ron Arad, in conjunction with Teu-Co., has designed this utterly unique, prototype luxury bath item. It’s a combination bathtub/shower/art installation. Art installation, because of its aesthetic appeal and shower/bathtub because it performs both functions via rotation. Tub becomes shower and shower becomes tub with a 180 degree turn. Source.
Okay, the Ristoranti Candlestick post provoked a discussion of those drippy Chianti candles, which turned up this item: An entire candle in the shape of a Chianti bottle. It's available through Paisley Creek for 20 bucks.
You can imagine how surprised I was to see the facade of the Vizcaya in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. You know the scene; it’s the location of the big, fancy party. The one where Jim Carrey comes out of the bathroom, soaked to the skin, and says, "Do NOT go in there!"
The Vizcaya, built between 1914 and 1916 by International Harvester vice president James Deering, sits on the lip of Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL. Designed to model the Italian...