What Most Of You Will NOT Be Sipping Tonight. über Exclusive Angel Champagne.

So, what champagne will you be toasting with tonight to ring in the New Year? Dom Perignon? Cristal? Taittinger’s? Perhaps a good sparkling wine or even sparkling apple cider. But odds are you won’t be drinking Angel Champagne unless you’re either very in the know, or personal friends with Mariah Carey. Read more

Please share:

Seven Deadly Sin Snowdomes By Ligorano And Reese

Seven Deadly Sin Snowdomes

Only a select few know that I’ve got a ridiculously enormous collection of snowdomes ( also called snowglobes, shakies or waterglobes). Most of the over 300 that I own are packed away in boxes with the exception of a few of the more artsy and unusual ones. By that I mean limited editions, signed and numbered and sold either in museums, galleries or directly from the artist. Read more

Please share:
Hans van Bentem’s Custom Chandeliers For Rock And Royal Get Even Hipper

Hans van Bentem’s Custom Chandeliers For Rock And Royal Get Even Hipper

rock n royal gun chandelier hero IIHIH

It’s time for an update on these one-of-a-kind works. Hans van Bentem‘s hip chandeliers continue to defy the traditional ornate crystal monstrosities that we are used to seeing, now with even edgier designs. Read more

Please share:

Damn, I’d Be Happy With The Guesthouse! Tahoe’s Osprey Estate For $34 Million

Lake Tahoe Osprey Estate and Guesthouse
above: The 1000 sq. foot guest house added to The Osprey Estate in 2006

You may have seen the guesthouse featured in the October 2009 issue of Architectural Digest or on some architecture blogs. But what most people have not seen is the luxury estate that goes with it. Read more

Please share:

Exploring Feelings About Fur With Dolls And Fashion

The french site, Pure Trend explored people’s attitudes about wearing fur in an article accompanied by wonderful photomontages. The artwork features Pullip dolls in actual clothing by fashion designers such as Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Marc Jacobs and more. Read more

Please share:

A White Winter As Seen By Artists Martin And Muñoz

Artists Martin and Muñoz

In honor of a White Christmas, which I am not experiencing today in Southern California, I’m sharing with you more of the collaborative artworks of artists Martin and Muñoz from their Traveler Series. Snowglobes and C-prints of snowglobes whose narratives at first appear charming, and then upon closer inspection are quite a bit twisted. Read more

Please share:

Hermes, Gucci, Louis Vuitton & More Designers Create Christmas Trees For Charity

The 14th Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs
above: Louis Vuitton 2009 Christmas Tree

The 14th annual “Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs” (Designer Christmas Trees) Charity Auction by the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation was held on December 8, 2009 in Paris, France. Read more

Please share: