Tuesday, February 17, 2009 3:00PM - By Joe Wertz
Cantilevering to offer panoramic views of nearby Port Phillip Bay, the Beaumaris Home offers both unobstructed views and intimate, restricted family space. Completed in 2007 by designers at Maddison Architects, the 5-bed/4-bath home (currently for sale!) was built in the Beaumaris suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The design centers around two large rectangular structures. The home’s black, zinc-clad southern wing is the activity center, housing outdoor, living and dining spaces. The home’s northern, masonry-clad wing hosts private spaces for bathing and sleeping. [via contemporist]
Monday, February 9, 2009 1:30PM - By Mike Payne
Second to your anniversary, Valentine’s Day is the most important day on her calendar. While some may argue (us included) that the day of St. Valentine has become more about Hallmark than about real emotion, it is our duty to make her feel her most special on this day. So what could you do to make this Valentine’s Day the greatest day in her memory? If money is no object and time is of the essence, here’s our guide to giving her the best she’s ever had.
Thursday, January 8, 2009 12:45PM - By Mike Payne
Not surprisingly, the Digg community has its finger on the pulse of Arts and Culture in the world. While some Diggers focus on tech, others on politics, we thought it was time to celebrate the respect for arts and culture in the Digg community. From the Obama fist bump to the graffiti of Banksy to the history of the five dollar bill, here’s a list of the 15 most dugg stories in Arts and Culture from Digg.com in 2008.
Friday, January 2, 2009 3:00PM - By Mike Payne
With 2008 behind us, our first order of work is to name StyleCrave’s model of the month for December. While our coverage of the world’s most beautiful women was off for a week, we’re back on and ready to start this new year strong. Due to the break, we will be choosing between three model of the week winners as voted by the StyleCrave community. And they are…
- Adriana Lima, winning 74% of the vote for the week ended December 8th
- StyleCrave favorite Zoe Duchesne, winning 55% of the vote for the week ended December 15th
- Alessandra Ambrosio, winning 52% of the vote for the week ended December 21st
- Follow the links above to check out the voting, their competition, and links to the lovely galleries that earned them a spot on this list
Friday, January 2, 2009 2:00PM - By Mike Payne
Artist Won Park has developed a hobby fraught with existential conflict. When faced with the choice of making money or making art, Park chose both. Mr. Park is a “money folder”, a practitioner of origami whose canvas is the United States One Dollar Bill. Bending, twisting, and folding, Won Park creates life-like shapes inspired by objects living and not– both in stunning detail. While the art of origami may not grace the walls of museums or the collections of the wealthy, Park’s portfolio is deserving of an equivalent respect. For those interested in learning about Park’s art of “money folding”, the artist himself has a Yahoo Group to share his technique and talent. Kudos to Won Park, we here at StyleCrave are instant fans… [won park at deviantart]
Friday, January 2, 2009 2:00PM - By Mike Payne
In a world where body painting is celebrated more often with testosterone than artistic appreciation, Australian artist Emma Hack stands out. This skin illustrator, sculptor and photographer spent her early days as a hairstylist and make-up artist in Adelaide. In its infancy, Emma Hack saw her vision come to life in unlikely places, like face paintings for children or high-fashion makeup. It wasn’t until 1999 that Hack revealed her new form of art for the body, a stylized version of body painting that instantly won her a note of applause in the art world.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 2:18PM - By Mike Payne
It is one of history’s most rapidly developing urban centers. It boasts the world’s “largest”, “tallest”, and “most expensive” architectural works in the world. The city of Dubai has transformed itself from a humble port city into a sprawling metropolis fueled by immeasurable wealth. To celebrate its achievements, here are the 10 greatest architectural wonders of Dubai.
Thursday, December 4, 2008 1:30PM - By Joseph Penalver
Looking at this watch, the last thing that would ever come to mind is the subject of counterfeiting. But that is exactly why this watch was designed. Fake luxury goods is a very profitable industry and Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest watchmaker is trying to make sure the crooks don’t make a penny at their expense. Designed by Swiss artist Roger Pfund, who also designs bank notes and passports for Switzerland, France and China, Pfund was the winner of the first design competition for the new Euro in 1996. Even though his note was never put into circulation, by looking at this timepiece we seem to think it was a mistake.
With a sapphire crystal dial that features engraved numerals (magnetically filled with copper) and with microscopic printing, this watch features excerpts from letters between company founders Jaques-Barthelemy Vacheron and Francois Constantin sprayed into the crystal in white gold. Also attached to the dial is a polymer film with markings in invisible UV ink, as well as microscopic lettering with the same type of security technology used in Australian currency. What else can it possibly have? How about a passport with 20 security measures so that owners can verify the authenticity of their Quai at the time of service. With up to 400 possible combinations of customization and a starting price of $12,000 you can rest assured that no matter the combination this watch will be one of a kind. [quaidelile]
Thursday, December 4, 2008 11:53AM - By Mike Payne
They are 15 of the greatest players in the NBA. Some are future Hall of Famers, others will be forgotten. All of them earn more than most CEOs in the business world today. From Kobe to Shaq, Iverson to the Big Ticket, these champions of the hardwood command some serious salaries that are at the top of the sports world. Here they are, the 15 highest paid players in the NBA.