What really surprised me about this new home was not the outrageous size or intimidating asking price of $62 million, that’s become the price of entry for a mansion in LA these days, but the architecture firm behind it. It was designed by Olson Kundig, a firm whose work we’ve shared with you five times for their beautiful designs. However, this 15,642 sq.ft. home is uncharacteristically outrageous for the usually tasteful Seattle, Washington based firm. Read more
Pacific Palisades Mega Mansion Replaces Cliff May House.
What was once a classic California home designed in the Spanish Colonial style by legendary architect Cliff May has since been torn down and replaced with this giant mega mansion from Los Angeles-based design and construction firm Arya Group, Inc. The newly listed home in Southern California’s Pacific Palisades is a whopping 20,000 square feet, has 6 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms (11 full and 7 half) and is available to lease for $350k a month. It’s loaded with the types of high tech features you might see in a James Bond movie combined with the kind of over-the-top luxury you’d expect to find in a Kardashian home. Read more
Bridal and Eveningwear designer Katie May’s Make It Fashion, Disco Ball and Provocateur Face Masks are about as chic and pretty a way to protect yourself from the Covid-19 virus as you can get. Fashioned from Bridal lace or Sequins, they are beautiful, washable, handmade in Los Angeles and with each purchase, they will donate 3 utility masks to Orange County Police Officers. Read more
Note: This post contains spoilers, so do not read on unless you have already seen the episode.
HBO’s Westworld Season 3 premiere episode “Parce Domine” had far fewer viewers* than seasons before but it wasn’t for lack of great locations**. When I recognized the amazing home in the tense opening sequence as Wallace Cunningham’s extraordinary architecture, I couldn’t wait to blog about it. Read more
This beautiful and unique bathroom sink was designed by the über talented Enzo Berti for KREOO, a manufacturer of marble elements for the home. The Nami, which means “wave” in Japanese, is an oval washbasin whose sinuosity is reminiscent of a cloth drapery. Carved from the penultimate Italian marble (Carrara) the stone is skillfully manipulated to create what appear as soft undulating waves on its outer side. Read more
Russian luxury gift brand Caviar focuses on embellishing mobile phones and wristwatches with as much extraneous crap as you can imagine: fragments of the Titanic, Moon and Meteorite Fragments, Skeletal Complications, 18k gold and diamonds, Alligator Skin – even phones made with clothing remnants from The Beatles and one embellished with the a Nativity scene crafted of gold. Their latest offering, The Cyberphone, has a design inspired by Elon Musk’s Cybertruck Read more