The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon on North Island, Seychelles. This luxury island hideaway has 11 handcrafted villas spread out along the main beach. Wood, local stone, glass and thatched roofs are the principle materials used. The most luxurious villa features an outdoor shower and “spa al fresco” overlooking the Indian Ocean. This rustic private sanctuary with Robinson Crusoe feel offers all the modern conveniences in a natural setting.
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Located at the General Motors Plaza in New York, the entrance to the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue is an iconic self-supporting glass cube. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architecture, this 32-foot glass structure is entirely free of structural steel. Once you enter the store from the plaza level, a glass elevator with a glass cylinder — which is wrapped by a circular staircase — takes you to the underground main level. The glass cube brings plenty of natural light underground. At night, the cube is lighted, creating an elegant glow.
Fabrics with bold patterns and refreshing colours by Serena & Lily provide a timeless setting for all ages. Crisp and breezy beddings create a a big colourful statement.
Villa Stella in Miami Beach, Florida is a exquisitely designed private sanctuary. The dramatic Moroccan architecture with Southwestern, African and Balinese influences has a warm and intimate atmosphere while offering spacious interior spaces and expansive exterior areas.
This spectacular penthouse apartment in Stockholm, Sweden has an open plan with lots of skylights that provide plenty of light. The 188 square meter ( 2024 sq. ft.) apartment has a large dining room, an open kitchen in the living area, a master bedroom, a large bathroom and a loft media room. Large glass ceiling in the dining area allows light to penetrate from the loft skylights. The penthouse is accessible by elevator or by the partially integrated stairwell.
Located close to L’Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, L’Arc Restaurant, Bar & Club is a trendy, sexy and glamorous place for the chic and famous. The interior design by Prospect Design is a mix of contemporary, classicism and baroque. The creative interiors provide a unique atmosphere for those who wish to see and be seen.
Interior designer Gary Spain has a flair for drama. These eclectic traditional interiors look like something out of a movie set. The richness of the decor and attention to details provide an elegance that stimulates one’s senses.
Influenced by contemporary Japanese, Mediterranean and Califorinia architecture, this house in Venice Beach, California has a style of eclectic modernism. Designed by Lewin Wertheimer Architect, this 3,100 square foot family home has an open downstairs plan and the house is organized with a series of L-shaped spaces. This is also an energy efficient home powered by photovoltaic panels and the pool water is heated with solar panels.