Designed by Foster and Partners, Beijing’s new multibillion-dollar international airport set for completion in February 2008, will be the world’s largest and most advanced airport building.
The high-ceilinged aerodynamic roof and dragon-like form of the new airport will celebrate the thrill of flight and remind traditional Chinese colors and symbols reports bornrich
"Tete de femme (Dora Maar)" and "La Lampe" by Pablo Picasso are up for auction at Sotheby's.
"Tete de femme (Dora Maar)" is a 31.5-inch (80-cm) bronze bust made in 1941 that is estimated to sell for $20 million to $30 million.
"La Lampe" from 1931 features the likeness of his mistress, Marie-Therese Walter, and should bring in $25 million to $35 million, Sotheby's said.
Esquire magazine has designed an uptown bachelor pad, a 5,700 square-foot triplex penthouse apartment on the North side of Central Park in the heart of New York City that includes technology, furnishings, and décor from the most premier names in the biz. As part of the philanthropic mission, a series of exclusive celebrity and community-related charity events will take place at the apartment from September through November for Esquire clients, high-profile philanthropic donors, celebrities, and other VIPs. The events are by invitation only.
Technology Loving $8.5 million NY Penthouse
Southern Wine & Spirits in partnership with Wine Spectator is holding an auction of rare wines in order to establish the Jimmy Mancbach Memorial Scholarship Foundation
Jimmy Mancbach was the longtime director of fine wine for Southern Wine & Spirits. Before his death in January, he reached out to his friends in the industry to express his wish of creating a scholarship program for up-and-coming fine wine professionals.
The auction catalog is available at www.jimmymancbachscholarship.com.
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Porsche has partnered with Poggenpohl to design a Kitchen aimed at men.
"Our co-operation with Porsche Design enabled us to design a kitchen whose sleek and functional design language specifically addresses male customers," says the press release. As for actual design details? No-handle cabinets, aluminum finishes, hi-tech A/V system. Not sure what the male gender has to do with a lack of handles, but Poggenpohl's the oldest furniture brand in Germany, so we're sure they know what they're doing.
Sharp's POP-UP is a sleek 52" LCD TV . Sharp POP-UP TV is the first off -the-shelf TV lift cabinet that could perfectly match you interiors. Sharp presented the POP-UP during CEATEC 2007. Measuring 20 x 29mm in thickness, the POP-UP weighs 25kg and offers a contrast ratio of 100,000:1.
Luxury hotel chain Ritz-Carlton has announced plans for a resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana as well as a residential offering, Residences at The Ritz Carlton, Cap Cana.
The Ritz-Carlton Cap Cana 220-room resort will feature a range of luxury amenities including a lavish 16,000 square-foot spa, private beach club, five restaurants and lounges, including Cap Cana’s three Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses. The Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana and 194 privately-owned, beachfront Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana are scheduled to open in early 2010 and are part of a two-phase $1 billion luxury project in this oceanfront Dominican Republic enclave.
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