Recreating a Michelin-starred dining experience within the confines of your own home is a notion most without personal chefs would meet with hearty disregard. Although, if you discovered there was indeed a way to enjoy food at home that met the standards presented by the likes of Alain Ducasse and Tom Aikens, for example, it’s probably safe to assume this same whole heartedness that once found solace in disregard, would be displaced into feelings of excitement, curiosity and enthusiasm. Well, prepare yourselves as modern culinary technology has made this the case exactly. Introducing Electrolux Grand Cuisine: the pioneering professional cooking system tailored to suit domesticity and some of the world’s most exquisite homes.
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Officine Panerai, the haute horologerie company from the Italian city of Florence, has released their new 2013 Catalogue app for the iPad and iPhone. Free to download from the Apple iTunes Store, this is the most up-to-date tool for all enthusiasts who wish to find out about the latest novelties from the watchmaker.
Montblanc has just announced a limited edition leather accessories collection – the Montblanc Meisterstück Selection – designed in collaboration with Harrods, and featuring four distinctive pieces in British Racing Green. The collection will be available from Harrods Great Writing Room from May 2013
CRN is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as a luxury yacht builder. Part of the Ferretti Group since 1999, CRN specialises in the manufacture of bespoke mega yachts between 40 and 90 metres long. These boats are customised completely to the client’s specifications and sometimes even their wildest whims with swimming pools, aquariums, private decks with private helipads, sound-proof bedrooms, private hair salons, hammams … as an in-house team of architects and designers tap into the latest technology can make it happen.
Monaco has long been synonymous with glamour, prestige and wealth but over the last couple of years real estate prices have hit an all-time high as the tiny principality continues to construct luxury residences in order to satisfy the demand of affluent foreign buyers attracted by the advantageous tax laws, great climate and high-quality lifestyle.
The newest international luxury apartments are offering more space than ever. Over the last few years there has been a growing demand for city homes which occupy entire floors and multiple levels allowing wealthy buyers to purchase more space without sacrificing the convenience of a city location. Developers have cottoned onto the trend and some of the newest constructions are now offering truly super-sized residences.
The desirable New York district of Tribeca is soon to be home to one of the Big Apple’s most daring pieces of architecture. The 60-storey skyscraper located at 56 Leonard Street in is formed by a series of stacked units which has earned it the nickname of the ‘Jenga building’ due to its resemblance to the game of interlinking blocks. When completed, the tower will be home to 145 luxury homes costing between $3.5 million to $33 million.
With the New Year now in full swing, many people will be making their resolutions and setting out their goals for the year. If it’s your intention to rejuvenate the look and feel of your home in 2013 then you’re in luck because there are some fantastic pieces of designer furniture which will be perfect for the job.