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Hot New Homes: Ceilings As High As Your Stacks

Super-high ceilings have long been a stamp of grandeur reserved for elegant estate entrance halls, swanky hotel lobbies, and ornate cathedrals. But there's no reason your penthouse shouldn't have wide open spaces, too—and these listings will scratch that itch. You wish you lived here. Location:Loft-like home in Moscow, Russia Price: Upon request Size: 9,688 square feet Key selling points: This mansion in the upscale Moscow-area Nikolina Gora region is fit for a czar, with statement-making 30-foot-high ceilings, a fully tiled indoor pool, steam room, wine cellar, billiards room, cloak room, and living quarters for your personal staff. Listing: Paris Ouest see more
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The Most Outrageously Luxurious Home Amenities Currently Available on the Market

Luxury developments are a dime-a-dozen, and amenities like rooftop decks, screening rooms, valet parking, and pet and child care are about as unexpected as a mailbox. Still, the luxe amenities that do stand out are truly worth stopping in your tracks for: Private house helicopter at the Trump Residences Las Vegas (above) We're all thinking it—thank GOD someone is finally offering private helicopter transport to residents. Who needs amenities as pedestrian as valet service, onsite parking, or even the sky garages at 200 Eleventh Avenue in New York City when you have an on-call helicopter? If you live at the see more
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Hot New Homes: Marble Fetish

Saturday Night Live poked fun at marble columns for being the choice of those with more money than taste, cementing the material's status as tough to pull off, at best. These homes, however, appear to have doubled down in the marble department. Ballsy, yes, but with mixed results. Let the marble madness begin: Location: Modern waterfront estate in Miami Beach, Florida Price: $12,500,000 Size: 7,653 square feet Key selling points: It's possible (but rare) for a house to be big on both marble and taste, but this home nails it: sleek marble floors and a marble-clad bathroom but clean lines see more
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We Want It: The Park Place Barstool

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg create spaces that are glamorous without being ostentatious: Barneys in New York City, Louis Vuitton in Hong Kong, Printemps in Paris. So when they were hunting for bar seating appropriate for a hotel project and couldn't find what they liked, they made it themselves. "Most mainstream barstools look either like wooden milking stools or something you'd find in a W Hotel," Yabu says. "One is too country, the other too slick." see more
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Balmain's Olivier Rousteing on Why Designing Clothes is All About Sex

Olivier, what role does sex play in your creative process as a fashion designer? I think sex is really important because there is a lot to play with when you have sex on your mind. It's something that has no limit and no boundaries. And what is cool about sex is that it's all about some kind of fantasy. When I create clothes for a girl, in my mind I always think about what I would want if I were the girl or if I would love to have sex with her. So it's really something where I play see more
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Hot New Homes, Fashion Week Edition: Designer Domiciles

The visions that designers send down the runway each season may be ephemeral, but the ones they create in their own homes (and, you know, yachts) are, on the other hand, more permanent. Check out the pads that reflect fashion's top brass' exacting tastes. You wish you lived here. Raf Simons' Antwerp Home Key selling points: A description of a room in Dior creative director (and head of his own namesake menswear brand) Raf Simons' home reads like a who's who in the art world, with works by Mike Kelley, Brian Calvin, Mark Leckey, Evan Holloway, and even the odd see more
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Handmade Leather Accessories for the Digital Hoarder

DEVELOPING STYLISH SOLUTIONS for on-the-go tech users, the LA-based brand This Is Ground began crafting handmade leather goods that simplify carrying around your digital accoutrement. see more
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Hot New Homes: How High Can You Fly?

Looking for a home where you can get away from it all? We recommend taking your search up—40-plus floors up, that is. Just a word of caution: A constant sense of being on top of the world may result. You wish you lived here. see more
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Hot New Homes: Super-Narrow Houses

There are a few things in life that just shouldn't be slim—wallets, for one. But floorplans? For these chic pads, we'll make an exception. You wish you lived here. Location: Chelsea town house in New York City Price: $9,985,000 Size: 6,624 square feet Key selling points: This renovated pre-war town house makes up for what it lacks in width with six stories of high-ceilinged suites, hardwood floors, and oversize windows that let in natural light from both the north and south. Listing: Urban Compass see more
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