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12 hours ago12-20 13:37 by Passion For Luxury
La Villa Blue is located in the most prestigious area of Agios Lazaros, facing the west part of Mykonos and the historical island of Delos.
It is carved into the rocks of the hillside, this traditional villa blends in harmoniously with its natural wild rocky surroundings. The villa is part of the secured private residential area ensuring maximum security and privacy for its residents. It has access to the sea, as there are stairs leading directly from the villa to a magical sandy private beach just for the resort and villa’s residents. There is also a deck where boats can approach.
The design of this villa follows strict Cycladic aesthetics, characterized by white-washed walls and deep blue arches, while it is enhanced with wall painting inside and outside illustrating a unique touch of myconian art.
The most interesting part of the property is the breathtaking verandah with a private saltwater pool, surrounded by comfortable lounging and sitting area. Alfresco dining for 12 people and a stone bar with barbeque ensure a fabulous summer living area for every taste.
The villa consists of 200sq meters, with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a private saltwater pool, outside bar and barbeque.

14 hours ago12-20 12:15 by Passion For Luxury
This truly beautiful chalet is huge at 3000m² and spread over seven floors.  The features in this luxury ski chalet are impressive to say the least and the attention to detail, level of elegance and ultimate comfort will be unsurpassable.
The spa and wellness area has its own dedicated floor, equipped with gym, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna/ hammam, indoor hot tub and not one, but two massage rooms. The chalet also features a cinema and even a nightclub.
The chalet sleeps sixteen people in eight en suite bedrooms, two of which are master suites, and all are finished to the highest standard, and furnished with the latest fixtures and fittings. As you’d expect, the large living areas and nightclub are no different, and the chalet radiates charm, and sophistication.
The chalet incorporates a 50m² ski room opening directly onto the Bellecote piste, a car lift to provide access to an underground garage and a lift that gives access to all levels in addition to a magnificent spiral stairway.  There is also a separate staff lift, stairway and entrance insuring complete privacy. Wi-Fi is also accessible on each level.
Married perfectly with the impressive looks and the features of the chalet, are a team of excellent staff, which include 2 experienced chefs, 2 butlers, a chauffeur, a housekeeping team, a concierge, a massage therapist and a ski instructor, all of whom will provide you with your own 5 star service. They will strike the perfect balance between attentiveness and discretion – there when you need them, invisible when you don’t.

15 hours ago12-20 10:45 by Passion For Luxury
Sumptuous villa Belle Epoque of 800 m² built in 1910 by an award winning Italian architect was commissioned by a prominent family from Cannes, the Picaud.
Dr Picaud was the Major of Cannes during the 1930' s and a major road in the town is named after him. Since 2001 the new owner has restorated all the villa in the pure luxury standart.
The villa l'Abri offers 11 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms on three level.
All the rooms are furnished with antique furniture, crystal chandeliers, original painting.
There is a large entertaining space comprising a pillared reception, hall opening on to a library, dining room, drawing room and american pool room.
The terrace of the dining room leads down to a 23 meters wide terrace with access to the heated  swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Within 5 minutes of the center of Cannes. Superbly located just 4 minutes drive to the beaches of Cannes, the Croisette and the Palais des Festivals, home of the world famous Cannes Film Festival and just 30 minutes drive from Nice International Airport. ideal for corporate events, parties and holidays, this villa can take up to 300 guests for a standing cocktail reception.
 More info & Online booking
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18 hours ago12-20 07:52 by Well Done Stuff

Game of Thrones first premiered on American television in 2011. It has a phenomenal following and has attracted a record breaking number of viewers from all over the world. It has won many awards and has been nominated for many others. As with all popular television shows, there is of course a lot of merchandising. If you are a fan of the show then you will be surprised how much awesome stuff is available. Of course there are the books which the show is based on as well as DVDs. Apart from these there are many other cool Game of Thrones collectables. These include board games, shirts, kitchen ware, ornaments, playing cards and much more. Here are the 20 Best Game of Thrones Collectables.

Game of Thrones Board Game

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition

Game of Thrones drink coasters

Game of Thrones: House Sigil Coaster Set

Game of Thrones shirt

HBO’S Game of Thrones Men’s Winter Is Coming Circle, Black, X-Large

Game of Thrones Shot glasses

Dark Horse Deluxe Game of Thrones Shot Glass Set: Stark, Baratheon, Targaryen and Lannister

20 Best Game of Thrones Collectables

Kurt Adler Game of Thrones Resin Throne Ornament, 4.25-Inch

Game of Thrones playing cards

Game of Thrones Playing Cards

Game of Thrones cookbook

A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook

Game of Thrones pop up guide

Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros

Game of Thrones Hodor Shirt

Adult Hodor Hodor Quote T-Shirt Size L

Game of Thrones Mug

Dark Horse Deluxe Game of Thrones 11 oz Coffee Mug Stark

Game of Thrones Collectors Edition

Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Collector’s Edition

Game of Thrones Wax Seals

Game of Thrones Wax Seal Coasters

Game of Thrones Ball Ornament 90mm Game Of Thrones Deco Ball Ornament

Games of thrones Dothraki

Living Language Dothraki: A Conversational Language Course Based on the Hit Original HBO Series Game of Thrones (Living Language Courses)

Game of Thrones Dragon shirt

HBO’S Game of Thrones Men’s Fire and Blood Splatter, Black, Large

Daenerys Figurine Funko POP Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen Vinyl Figure (Colors May Vary)

Game of thrones blanket

Game of Thrones Family Crests 46 X 60 Fleece Throw Blanket

Game of Thrones Magnets

Game of Thrones Shield Magnet Set

Game of Thrones Ornament John Snow

Funko POP Game of Thrones: Jon Snow Vinyl Figure

Game of Thrones String lights

Kurt Adler 10-Light Game of Thrones Shield Light Set

Click check it out to see hundreds more awesome Game of Thrones collectables!

The post 20 Best Game of Thrones Collectables appeared first on Well Done Stuff.

yesterday12-20 00:17 by Passion For Luxury
The Ritz-Carlton's Sharq Village & Spa is situated on the coastline of the Persian Gulf in Doha, Qatar's prosperous capital city.
Operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C., Sharq Village & Spa is a luxury resort for discerning international travellers seeking the ultimate hospitality experience. On a prime location on Doha Bay, the hotel resembles an elegantly marbled Sheikh’s palace – a theme that extends throughout the interior with magnificent, elegant furnishings and fittings. The lavish decoration in traditional Qatari style, combined with state-of-the-art facilities, create a welcoming and calming sanctuary.
There are 174 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites waiting, just like an oasis in the desert, to provide a comfortable shelter for the weary travelers. By far the most impressive is the 195 square meters (2,099-square-foot), two-level Beit al Shyuokh Royal Villa. Boasting an inner courtyard surrounded by lush vegetation and cascading fountain, it also has a number of other lavish facilities, such as a private indoor pool, gym, and even a spa area with treatment room, to name just a few.
Dining options are quite generous, serving everything from a quick snack to fine Persian or Arabic cuisine. There’s also the luxurious Six Senses Spa, offering over 250 treatments, including Arabic, Thai, and Swedish therapies. And, of course, you can also explore the wondrous desert city that is Doha.
More info & Online booking

yesterday12-19 20:00 by beautifuldecay





Kathy Klein is a devout lover of plants, and she translates this admiration into a series of natural mandalas. They are called danmalas, which means “the giver of flowers” in vedic sanskrit. The colorful arrangements are comprised of different blooms, leaves, and even some vegetables such as peppers. She layers a variety of textures and shapes into circular patterns that converge in the center.

Klein describes how she crafts these pieces, and it’s about around being in the right state of mind. First, she situates herself in a meditative devotional space. Next, she gathers flowers and other natural objects while her mind continues to be still. She finds inspiration from the golden sound that resides in silence. “These offerings are reflections of the inexpressible, a gesture which points towards life’s abundance, an unspoken verse of Love,” Klein writes. “The danmalas remind us all to listen to the unheard voice of nature, creation, and the eternal mystery.”

If you too are a plant lover (or mandala lover), Klein has many, many more danmalas on her website. (Via Faith is Torment)

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The post Kathy Klein’s Intricate, Multi-Textured Floral Mandalas appeared first on Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design.

yesterday12-19 19:00 by beautifuldecay

David Emmite - Photography

David Emmite - Photography

David Emmite - Photography

David Emmite - Photography

Photographer David Emmite snaps pictures of a different kind of still life. A plate of spaghetti and meatballs is supplemented with yarn and knitting needles; a thick steak is cut directly from the flesh of a table, finely marbled by wood grain.

Emmite’s whimsical take on classic everyday objects in his series “Pot Luck Dinner” seems to occur entirely within the confines of a dollhouse neighborhood. There’s a playful sense of imagination that permeates all his photographs, especially his TV dioramas. Tiny green army men burst out of a handheld television set, literally breaking the fourth wall. A retro TV houses a floating model of the starship Enterprise, recalling the nostalgic days when model-building was a widespread hobby.

The sense of nostalgia is not misplaced; according to Emmite’s artist’s biography, his interest in tinkering and bringing playtime to life started from an early age. Fortunately, he didn’t leave his imagination in the past, instead choosing to stage miniature scenes and bring them to life. (h/t Behance)

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The post David Emmite’s Photographs Of Whimsical Still Life appeared first on Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design.

yesterday12-19 18:00 by beautifuldecay
Photo credit:  Jordi Guzmán

Photo credit: Jordi Guzmán

Photo credit: Ikka on Flickr

Photo credit: Ikka on Flickr

Photo credit: Meiguo Xing

Photo credit: Meiguo Xing

Photo credit: Yunnan Adventure

Photo credit: Yunnan Adventure

These majestic, bird’s eye view images are of the remote Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces located in China’s Yunnan province. Small bodies of water are punctuated by the bold lines that create the terraces, and they signify the harmony of man and nature. Their brilliant colors and complex designs give them the appearance of abstract paintings rather than natural splendor.

The 1,300-year-old terraces cover 461 square kilometers, and are said to display the best-developed in three valleys. And although it’s hard to tell from these photos, they cascade from a summit of 2,000 meters above sea level to the base of the Ailao mountain range.

From late April to late September, the Hani people grow red rice. The water from brooks, springs, and rain is collected by forests and distributed through the gravitational system. This accounts for the vibrant grounds we see here. (Via China Discovery Blog and Dana Boulos)

Photo via: China Tour Advisors

Photo credit: Thierry Bornier

Photo credit: Isabelle Chauvel

Photo credit: Isabelle Chauvel

Photo credit: Easytourchina

Photo credit: Easytourchina

Photo credit: Easytourchina

Photo credit: Easytourchina

The post The Brilliant, Natural Colors Of The Yuanyang Rice Terraces appeared first on Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design.

yesterday12-19 17:00 by beautifuldecay

Nickolay Lamm- Lammily Doll

Nickolay Lamm- Lammily Doll

Nickolay Lamm- Lammily Doll

Nickolay Lamm- Lammily Doll

Designer Nickolay Lamm has designed a “Normal Barbie,” who has the same body issues as “regular” people. This doll, called Lammily, comes with stickers to show acne, tattoos, stretch marks, and other imperfections that make us (and her) human. Now, before you rush out and buy one for every child in your life, it’s probable this design is tongue-in-cheek, and questionable how much kids will enjoy it at first.

However, it is a good barometer to measure ourselves against. Barbie- the old school Barbie I had growing up- embodies the idea of perfection, one that is fed to children at a very young age and subconsciously produces vast feelings of inadequacy and the idea that woman should measure up to specific proportions, proportions that aren’t even attainable. Everyone knows that Barbie’s curves cannot exist on a real human’s body. So why do we form her that way? What role models are we giving our children and what does that say about our society? Food for thought.

Here is some more about Lammily:

“A sticker pack that comes with the doll allows kids to apply all the sorts of skin imperfections that real people have, teaching kids that they don’t have to aspire to or value the unrealistic body images promoted by Barbie or Ken dolls. And, judging by the reactions of the 2nd-graders Lamm showed his doll to, the message has been received with open arms!”

(Excerpt from Source)

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The post Nickolay Lamm Creates “Normal Barbie” Called Lammily Who Has The Same Body Issues As Us appeared first on Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design.

yesterday12-19 16:00 by beautifuldecay





One of our best and zaniest magazine covers (which is saying something!) was designed by French illustrator Skwak, exclusively for B/D Issue J. We profiled Skwak for that issue, and we interviewed him again when he collaborated with the Mr. Chiizu crew. He described the genesis of the crazed creatures he features: 

“My maniacs are born to pollution. They have since evolved and created a world with its own rules and codes, all based on the absurd and the idea of “excess”. Every day, new maniacs enter this world and make it evolve. This world is becoming more dense, more rich everyday.”

You can get this totally radical Skwak B/D cover print now in our newly relaunched shop. Hungry for more of Skwak’s style, just like we are? Well whet your art appetite with his Feed Me print, a beautifully tangled composition of hungry creatures, weaving in and out of one another as they eat everything in sight. Take some critters home with you today!

On the lookout for cool art gifts for friends and family? We’ve got a big holiday sale on all of our posters, books and magazines. Now you can find the work of Skwak and other talented artists at 15% off full price! re3Use the promo code “beautifulposters” during check out and instantly save 15% on everything on our shop!

The post Skwak poster prints for sale in B/D store! appeared first on Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design.

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