Month: November 2013

Awesome Photos of Wood In Architecture and Design

Wood is both universal and unique. No other material is as deeply embedded in the history, culture and life of humans worldwide as wood, yet every single piece of wood is unique. The color tone, texture, durability, flexibility and even sound qualities of different…

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Lavish Florida Compound~$72 Million

Gorgeous compound on Florida’s Jupiter Island is on the market for $72 million, home was custom-built and designed in 2010 by the owner herself. She and her manager husband Reneé Angélil bought the lot of land in 2005 for  $12.5 million and the adjacent mansion in 2008 for…

MJ’S 56,000-Square Foot Compound Is Still Up For Auction After

Concierge Auctions has delayed the auction of Michael Jordan’s  massive Highland Park, Illinois compound until December.The auction was supposed to take place last Friday, but was pushed back hours  before the scheduled start time after potential  bidders wanted more time.The house was originally listed for $29 million….

Listed: San Francisco (Pacific Heights) Grandor

John Murphy, one of the founders of  for-profit education  company University of Phoenix, is selling his San Francisco mansion for $27  million.Murphy and his wife Paula Key bought the Pacific Heights nine-bedroom house in  1997 after discovering it came with a secret hidden Prohibition-era…

First Underwater Hotel Room Opens Off The African Coast

  Africa opened its first underwater Hotel this month, making it the second in the world. The room, at the Manta Resort on the  Zanzibari island of Pemba, was designed by Swedish artist Mikael  Genberg who also built the first underwater hotel room in a lake in Sweden. The…

Nice lil’ Surf Towns You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Ride the waves or just soak up the good vibes—these surf towns  welcome all comers. Surfers worth their wax know that the beach on Oahu’s north shore near  Haleiwa has some of the best reef breaks. But ask a salt-in-the-veins surfer  which towns are…

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Steve Martin Is Selling His Swanky St. Barth’s Colonial Pad @ $10,750,000

      The Colonial-style house, called Villa Au Soleil, has an open plan with four  bedrooms and a separate dining room. It also has a two-tiered infinity pool, a  handful of sun terraces, and 180-degree views of St. Jean Bay. The property came …

10 Places You Must See Before They’re Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the  world’s most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists contend that climate change is affecting oceans reefs, beaches, and even cities, leading to potentially drastic changes. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path  spots…

Spectacular Wildlife Photos Of The Year

The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition were revealed  last week. A South African photographer won the top award for his stunning portrait of  African elephants in Botswana. For the competition, one-hundred images were selected from 43,000 entries.  There were winners in 18…