Luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia to become world’s largest hotel

Luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia to become world’s largest hotel

(Relaxnews) – Saudi Arabia is set to become home to the largest hotel in the world with a whopping 10,000 rooms. To be built just two kilometers away from the site of Mecca, which attracts about two million Muslim pilgrims a year for the annual Hajj, the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai will become the world’s […]

27.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Reese Witherspoon launches fashion and lifestyle venture Draper James

Reese Witherspoon launches fashion and lifestyle venture Draper James

(Relaxnews) – Reese Witherspoon is a woman with her fingers in many pies, and now she can add fashion to her array of professions. The actress has launched a retail website called “Draper James” to indulge her love of style and promote her Southern US heritage. The site offers clothing, accessories and home décor, with […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

(London-AFP) – The first souvenirs commemorating the birth of Princess Charlotte were rolling off the production lines on Wednesday, in a race to fill London tourist shops and meet online orders. The family-run business “Prince William Pottery” in Liverpool, northwest England, began printing mugs as quick as possible to meet demand, working with existing designs […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Design trend: innovative egg cups

Design trend: innovative egg cups

(Relaxnews) – Perched atop its little foot, the egg cup is one of the most eccentric and charming tableware items, and one that contemporary designers never tire of revisiting. Here are some of the latest examples for pocillovists to peruse. Order in the court Among the star products of the recent Maison & Objet trade […]

08.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Singapore heats up for second Maison&Objet Asia

Singapore heats up for second Maison&Objet Asia

(Relaxnews) – All eyes will be on Singapore this March as Maison&Objet Asia returns to the city for its second-ever show. Featuring an expanded selection of the best of high-end decoration and home fashion by prestigious brands, the show will encompass residential, contract and hospitality projects. The salon will bring together the arts of living […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

(Relaxnews) – The Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two private jets purchased and customized by Elvis Presley in the 1970s, are going under the hammer. The bidding starts Friday, January 2 in California. The first jet, named for the King’s daughter, was purchased from Delta Airlines on April 17, 1975 for $250,000. The […]

How department stores are dressing up their windows this Christmas

How department stores are dressing up their windows this Christmas

(Relaxnews) – It’s that time of year again, when luxury department stores transform their storefront windows into whimsical, spirited portals to Christmas. This year, travel experts at Cheapflights have come up with a list of the best festive window displays around the world, from London to Paris and Montreal to Melbourne. Here’s how to armchair […]

Burj Al Arab to fete its 15th anniversary like it’s 1999

Burj Al Arab to fete its 15th anniversary like it’s 1999

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 15th anniversary, the Burj Al Arab — Dubai’s instantly recognizable sail-like landmark — will be throwing a party in keeping with the glitz and glamor of its hometown that will include a collaboration with Hermès and a fireworks and 3D projection mapping show. Built on an artificial island 280 meters […]

02.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
World Architecture Festival kicks off in Singapore

World Architecture Festival kicks off in Singapore

(Relaxnews) – The 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) is underway in Singapore, where the industry’s biggest names have gathered to explore the theme of “Architects and the city”. The three-day festival of talks and keynote speeches looks at the relationship between architecture and the socio-economic and political balance of cities. Rocco Yim, the founding principal of Rocco […]

Nespresso teams up with Riedel glassmakers on new collection

Nespresso teams up with Riedel glassmakers on new collection

(Relaxnews) – Glassmaker Riedel has teamed up with Nespresso to create two tasting glasses to further enhance the taste experience for coffee drinkers. The “Reveal Collection” comprises two designs, “Intense” and “Mild”, each intended to bring out the aromas of the brand’s latest “Grands Crus” coffee blends. The bell-shaped “Intense” glass increases the overall intensity of aroma and taste, […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Los Angeles to become home to largest InterContinental Hotel in the Americas

Los Angeles to become home to largest InterContinental Hotel in the Americas

(Relaxnews) – A new 73-storey, 900-room hotel is being planned for Los Angeles that will open in 2017 and upon completion, mark the InterContinental Hotels Group’s largest hotel in the Americas. At 1,100-feet-tall (335 meters), the luxury hotel project at the Wilshire Grand Center is poised to become a landmark on the city skyline, and […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Could a two-legged chair keep you more active?

Could a two-legged chair keep you more active?

(Relaxnews) – We are constantly being told that inactivity is the disease of modern life, but one enterprising designer has come up with a furniture concept to discourage sedentary behavior. French design graduate Benoît Malta has created a two-legged chair as part of his diploma project “Inactivité,” which requires the user to shift position in order to […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Summerizing your home: outdoor decor

Summerizing your home: outdoor decor

(Relaxnews) – It might already be August, but you can stretch out summer for as long as possible with just a few quick updates and key pieces. Today we’re looking at outdoor accessories. Pipe Dream, Garden Glory €110 This chic pink hose is 20 meters long and features a knitting-reinforcement around the inner tube for […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Use your goldfish’s waste to grow tomatoes with the EcoFarm

Use your goldfish’s waste to grow tomatoes with the EcoFarm

(Relaxnews) – As urban farming becomes increasingly popular, a new fish-tank-cum-herb-garden could be the next big thing in home-grown produce. EcoFarm is a fish tank that uses the aquaponics technique to use waste as a natural fertilizer to grow plants. Essentially a fish tank topped with an herb garden, the design features a tube that extracts […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden ·
Veronese to showcase colorful pieces at Maison&Objet

Veronese to showcase colorful pieces at Maison&Objet

(Relaxnews) – Luxury French lighting studio Veronese is teaming up with French designer Reda Amalou on a glittering project for the prestigious Maison&Objet design salon in Paris this September. The designer, who created the Murano glass piece “Ceci n’est pas une vase” or “This is not a vase” for the brand in January this year, will be […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Design destination: London

Design destination: London

(Relaxnews) – You might not think of London as a summer destination but the city empties out in August, leaving plenty of space to browse its street markets, check out its galleries and unwind on its roof terraces. The ever-evolving UK capital has plenty to keep design-lovers busy over the course of a long weekend. […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Love stories by Baccarat: luxury crystal house releases elegant film trilogy

Love stories by Baccarat: luxury crystal house releases elegant film trilogy

(Relaxnews) – Luxury French crystal house Baccarat has released a trilogy of three short films dealing with the topic of love to celebrate its 250th anniversary. Each of the three movies has been shot by a female director, with the stories taking place in Paris, London and New York. Aside from romance in various forms, the common […]

17.07.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Could this be the robotic furniture of the future?

Could this be the robotic furniture of the future?

(Relaxnews) – Modular furniture made of robotic components that can reshape themselves according to users’ desires could be the home accessories of the future. Scientists at Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have come up with Roombots, an adaptive mechanical furniture concept. The pieces can move and change functionality endlessly. For example, stools that […]

30.05.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
WantedDesign New York: the highlights

WantedDesign New York: the highlights

(Relaxnews) – The fourth edition of the WantedDesign show is set to hit New York later this week, offering an international design perspective through a series of interactive installations, pop-up stores, conferences and workshops. We take a look at the highlights of this particular NYCxDesign event. The Conversation Series A three-day platform and dialogue supported by contemporary […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Times Square transformed into a giant stage with New York vintage chair exhibition

Times Square transformed into a giant stage with New York vintage chair exhibition

(Relaxnews) – New York is buzzing as the second annual NYCxDesign festival gets into full swing, and now Times Square is poised to get a slice of the action, thanks to a new exhibition made up of revamped vintage chairs. “Street Seats” comprises a selection of reclaimed chairs found on the city’s streets, repainted in taxi-cab yellow […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
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