Walk-in closets are wonderful, but sometimes they’re just too over the top for me. How about you? From extravagant to just about right, Cocktails with Mom rounded up some amazing examples. Here’s a couple to whet your appetite. For the rest, visit Cocktails with Mom.
And in the ‘let them eat cake category,’ we have British designer Stuart Hughes’ latest creation, a bed called the Baldacchino Supreme. It’s hand crafted of chestnut, ash and cherry wood and draped with Italian silk, but that’s not what results in the hefty price tag. Oh, no. The cost comes from its frosting of 24ct gold. One hundred and seven kg of the stuff to be exact. In today’s gold market, that alone adds 5 million bucks to the $6.4 Continue Reading
Mukesh Ambani has built a new home for his wife and two children in Mumbai. Its price tag? About a billion bucks. Yes, you read that correctly. According to Time, here are some highlights:
The lavish building…has 27 stories, is 173 meters high and has 37,000 square meters of floor space — more than the Palace of Versailles. It contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one swimming pool, a ballroom, guestrooms, a variety of lounges and a 50-seater cinema. Continue Reading
This weekend I was shopping for drawer pulls in an upscale local shop, when I spotted a bathroom mirror like the one shown above. A mirror with tv in it? I knew a visit with the google was in my future. Hidden Television seems to be the premier purveyor of these tv mirror disguises. (I’m using an appearance on Oprah as my qualifier.) Their products aren’t inexpensive, as you can imagine. Prices range from 240 bucks for a 24″ by 36″ mirror to 960 for a 48″ x 65″ model. Continue Reading
Mukesh Ambani, head of the Mumbai-based petrochemical Reliance Industries, is building a 22-story personal skyscraper dubbed ‘Antilla’ for himself and his family. Being one of the richest men in the world, he can afford such extravagances.
The ‘house’ stands 550′ and has 400,000 square feet of living space. According to the website Born Rich, ‘the stately home staunchly follows the principles of Vaastu, an Indian version of Feng Shui throughout the building with strategically placed furniture and accessories.’ Continue Reading
What, you may ask, does a three hundred and forty five-dollar candle smell like? In this case it’s ‘the scent of clementine leaves in the morning dew’. The Orange Blossom candle by Jo Malone is available through Nieman Marcus for, I repeat, three hundred and forty-five dollars. Let’s see…a new dishwasher or a candle? Dishwasher or candle? That’s a tough one.