The actress just put down $9 million for yet another new NYC pad. The 2,873 square foot apartment is located in an upscale building in New York’s Gramercy Park. A housekeeper and butler also come with that $9 million, a pretty good deal if you ask me.
jennifer aniston nyc apartment
The home is also the only unit in the building that overlooks Gramercy Park. Jen’s exclusive view is in her master bedroom. Hey, maybe she can see her other house from this house. In April, Aniston bought the 17th and 18th floors of a Manhattan apartment building for around $7 million. That seems like a steal for two floors of a building. Continue reading “Jennifer Aniston Buys $9 Million New York Home” »
Arhitektat Toshiko Mori creates this wonderful holiday home in the Hudson Valley, New York.
At first glance, this house seems dangerous, but looking more closely we must admit that this house stands behind a brilliant decision and artistic side of the island Toshiko Mori.
Artistic house in New York
The house consists of two volumes stacked - lower in airy, with glass walls and a massive top, covered with aluminum panels.
Besides architecture, however, that immediately grabs the eye are numerous works ofcontemporary art - metal statue overlooking the valley, pictures in every room and very, very light, especially through the rich glazing on the ground floor. Continue reading “Artistic house in New York” »
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and their 25,000 square foot Malibu home. The Smith home, designed by architect Stephen Samuelson, takes inspiration from various cultures, including Persian, Moroccan and Spanish to Southwest America.
The interior photos make the property look like a hotel, too with plenty of seating areas and props spread around. Will explained that everything was built by hand.
Is your house a mess or do you feel like your room doesn’t have any arrangement that could benefit your life? Well here is a way you can improve the order and the style of your home and office: The Feng Shui.
Everyone wants a beautifully decorated home for display and also to feel warm and loved when they come back from a hard days work. Feng Shui doesn’t always mean that one has to put bamboos and water fountain everywhere. It also means connecting your spiritual self to the natural surroundings. A lighter colour sobers the passion and zest towards life, where as extreme darker shades can be depressing and annoying.
Feng Shui Decorating Tips
Feng Shui also refers to the male energy called yin and yang is called feminine energy and seeks to balance the two. Thus, integrating women’s items such as soft pillows on the floor or sofa and fresh flowers in the center of the table in the lounge. But Feng Shui does not care for dried flowers and there is indeed prohibits the use when decorating living rooms. Continue reading “Feng Shui Decorating Tips” »
If you are looking for a trip to Bhutan in September, we duly suggest and invite you to see this package (Eastern Dragon Fest) and if you find it interesting. Well, look no further than this trip with off the beaten track festival!This amazing adventure takes us all the way across the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, as you drive from west to central valleys and to the far remote east, all through some of the most beautiful and unspoiled scenery in the world.Everyone is welcomed and treated as family, whether you are a local, a foreigner, or visiting from another part of Bhutan.
Eastern Dragon Fest - most well-known festivals in Bhutan
You will interact with the performers and festival goers and are encouraged to participate in all the very unique Wangshing Rabna rituals and traditions. This is total immersion. You are not a tourist on the sidelines. Ancient customs will be followed from the time the locals welcome you until they say farewell. Each year, quite a large numbers of foreign travelers visit the most well-known festivals, at Thimphu and at Paro but at this festival there will be very few outsiders and this will make the experience even more special, as we stroll amongst the colorful masked dancers and the equally colorful audience dressed in their finest Ghos (Men’s costume) and Kiras (Women’s costume).
The Benin culture retains a divine kingship government whose second dynasty originated from the Ife culture in the late 14th century, and this dynasty continues in an unbroken line of descent through the present day. The Ife were celebrated brasscasters, and their knowledge of this art form was transferred to the Benin. When the Benin ruler, or oba, accedes to the throne, he has shrines created to honor his predecessor and to honor his own mother, the Iyoba or queen mother. Many different brass sculptures are created as part of these shrines.
Brass Oba Figure
The three brass sculptures in the Davis Collection are made in the style of Benin shrine figures, and they likely represent royal individuals in the Benin culture. All three figures are made in traditional Benin style, with simplified, idealized, youthful adult features, outlined eyes, and a forward-facing gaze that symbolizes sight into the spirit world. The figures are also all made of resilient brass, a royal material that represents the continuity of kingship; its reddish color symbolizes royal blood, divinity, and also a threat, as it refers to the royal privilege of having the sole right to spill blood, or order capital punishment, and this right is believed to deter evil.
With vast areas of unspoiled rainforest, a friendly, English-speaking population and a sensible approach to protecting its natural and Mayan cultural heritage, Belize is a great destination for both adventure and family holidays.
Belize has a very interesting past. Unlike most countries in Central America, which were colonised by Spain, Belize was once a British colony. Today, the main language remains English and although the country became independent in 1981, Belize remains a part of the British Commonwealth.
Evidence of its ancient Mayan history is strewn around the country, with archaeologists estimating that – at their peak – one to two million Mayas lived within the borders of present-day Belize. Discover the mysterious Mayan sites, of which Altun Ha and Lamanai are two of the best.
The biggest draw for holidaymakers is undoubtedly the thriving wildlife and natural beauty. Approximately 40 per cent of this Central American country is classified as protected and the forests support a vast range of wildlife including five large cat species: margay, jaguarundi, ocelot, puma and jaguar. Bird life is also abundant with over 500 species recorded. Continue reading “Free Classifieds Ads for Belize – a haven for divers” »
The Belgium climate is mild and humid during winter season and colder in the summer season. As the country does not experience much colder and heat, Belgium is the best place for organizing the active holidays throughout the year in all seasons. Swimming and sailing are very famous in seaside regions and for walking and cycling tour gentle landscapes is ideal. In large cities there are quite a number of activities for entertainment. State of sport provides activities and physical exercises for all the people.
Belarus is the perfect place for a vacation if something about the Cold War and Soviet Era intrigues you, as this landlocked Eastern European country hasn’t changed dramatically since the fall of the Soviet Union. Belarus has two official languages, Belarusian and Russian, and much of the architecture and cities will transport you back to a different period of history. Belarus travel also includes surprises such as spectacular World Heritage sites, like Mir Castle, and it is famously known for being home to beautiful people. If you’re looking for a place to escape from Western culture that has seemed to spread so far, consider getting on the next train for Belarus.