The Best Beautifully Bottled Bubbly For New Year’s Eve.

The Best Beautifully Bottled Bubbly

A selection of ten uniquely bottled or packaged champagnes and sparkling wines for New Year’s Eve. Some benefit charities, most benefit taste buds and all benefit the eyes. Bring one of these bottled beauties to a New Year’s Eve party (or break into one of these at home) and you can start off the New Year with no regrets (assuming you don’t drink too much of it). (more…)

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The 25 Top Modern Outdoor Grills and Barbeques

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PLEK 66 wall mounted gas grill in red from Rocal.

In honor of the Fourth Of July, of fireworks and independence, of good ol’ American barbeques and picnics, I am rerunning a post on the best modern outdoor grills with a few new updates and additions. (more…)

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Timber Meets Timbre. Mobile Log Cabin for Musician Hans Liberg by Piet Hein Eek

Trunk Garden Hut Piet van Eek

Dutch designer and architect Piet Hein Eek designed this fabulous contemporary mobile log cabin (it can be moved on wheels) as a private study for his friend and musician/entertainer Hans Liberg. (more…)

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The Hottest Outdoor Grills On the Market: These are Smokin!

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Ahhhh, Fourth of July weekend. Time for outdoor BBQ’s, pool parties and illegal fireworks. If you’re thinking of grilling, how about firing up those steaks on a beautifully designed outdoor modern grill? Viking, Dacor, Lynx, Weber, Vidalia and other professional cooking grills and barbeques are impressive but tend to be mammoth blocks of stainless steel. I wanted to find some that were a little more unusual in their design. (more…)

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