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Real Estate Porn: Bathrooms With Jaw-Dropping Views

Look past the standard-issue floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and you'll quickly find that the bathrooms in most swanky listings are lucky to have natural light, much less a view. But these homes aren't like most. You wish you lived here. Location: Midtown condo in New York City Price: $21,250,000 Size: 5,242 square feet Key selling points: Views of the East River are a pretty unbeatable backdrop for the roomy en suite master bath's polished white Nanoglass walls, radiant-heat floors, walnut vanity with white Nanoglass top, custom bathtub, and glass-enclosed shower with rain forest, side mount, and hand-held shower see more
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Real-Estate Porn: Homes With Expansive Outdoor Space

These penthouses are as major on the outside as they are behind closed doors. What was it you were saying about not being able to have it all? You wish you lived here. Location: Full-floor penthouse with 6,000 square feet of outdoor space in New York City Price: $39,500,000 Size: 6,003 square feet Key selling points: Who says you can't enjoy the great outdoors in a skyscraper? This prewar Park Avenue penthouse's 2,271-square-foot wraparound terrace and 3,757-square-foot private roof deck pre-wired for perimeter lighting and a full outdoor gas kitchen will scratch that itch—without mucking up your designer shoes. Listing: see more
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Real-Estate Porn: The Most Luxurious Properties of 2015 So Far

New year, new digs? The hottest 2015 properties on our radar won't be available for long. You wish you lived here. Location: Glassy SoHo penthouse in New York City Price: $28,000,000 Size: 5,200 square feet Key selling points: You'd be hard-pressed to find a cooler neighborhood to call your own than Manhattan's downtown mecca of boutique and luxury shopping, dining, and nightlife. But we'd be into the three-floor penthouse's wood-burning fireplaces (three, to be exact), private elevator, floating soaking tub, super-size windows, and rooftop terrace with a spa even if it were in Siberia. Listing: One Vandam see more
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Real-Estate Porn: Homes Equipped for Air Travel

How fly is your house? With hangars, private airstrips, and helipads, these abodes will satisfy your inner aviator, and then some. You wish you lived here. Location: Mountain King Ranch with private jet runway in Daniel, Wyoming Price: $60,000,000 Size: 9,700 square feet Key selling points: For the guy who likes to rough it—kind of. You'll hunt, fish, and (maybe) raise cattle on this just-outside-of–Jackson Hole ranch . . . after you land your private jet on the 7,850-foot runway and drink in views of the Wyoming and Gros Ventre mountain ranges from some of the largest pane-glass windows in see more
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A Calendar That Chronicles Your Growing Beard

Can you plan your way to being a lumbersexual? It's officially been 2015 for six whole days, but if you've been too busy worrying about your facial hair to buy a new calendar, you're in luck. Ukrainian artist Anna Marinenko just unveiled her Bearded Year calendar, which visualizes a month-by-month forecast of what might happen to your whisker growth if you threw out your razor on January 1. Just tear away the transparent layers to see the beard grow from stubble to mountain man—no actual itchy or awkward growing periods necessary. Bearded Year Calendar, $100, etsy.com see more
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22 Things That Will Elevate Your Daily Cup of Coffee or Tea

1. Ratio automatic pour-over coffeemaker, $480; ratiocoffee.com 2. Quick Mill Andreja Premium Espresso Machine from Clive Coffee, $1,895; clivecoffee.com 3. Grady's Cold Brew, $12; gradyscoldbrew.com 4. Sonoma Syrup Co. Vanilla Bean Infused Simple Syrup, $18; sonomasyrup.com 5. BonJour mini pencil frother, $10; bonjourproducts.com 6. Stanley classic vacuum bottle, $38; stanley-pmi.com 7. MoMA Store half-pint creamer, $15; momastore.org 8. La Colombe Corsica whole-bean coffee, $12; lacolombe.com 9. Le Creuset demitasse spoons, $6 each; lecreuset.com 10. Bodum Bistro electric coffee grinder, $43; bodum.bodum.com 11. Sur La Table stainless-steel tea infuser, $10; surlatable.com 12. Staub tea kettle, $229; staubusa.com 13. Spices and Tease see more
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A Gift a Day: A Vintage Skee-Ball Machine to Appease Your Inner Child

I'm just gonna assume that I don't have to sell you too hard on this retro arcade game made from handsome oak and tricked out with all the modern features you'd expect. Just look at it. How could you not marvel at it's retro yet masculine aesthetic? And while it's certainly a statement piece that easily be the focal point of a room, it's also lighthearted and just a bit kitschy. It says you're a guy with a good eye and a sense of humor. Plus, who could resist playing a few rounds of the classic game? Not us, that's see more
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Real-Estate Porn: Homes With Incredibly Spacious Closets

It takes a special (okay, huge) closet to handle your bulky (yet incredibly tasteful) winter wardrobe. Luckily, these shelf-happy rooms are up to the task. You wish you lived here. Location: Limestone estate in Brentwood, California Price: $18,000,000 Size: 12,720 square feet Key selling points: Every inch of this home is as flawless as it is luxurious, from the personal sauna to the master-suite bathroom lounge with an in-mirror TV (yeah, seriously)—but this sleek, masculine closet is the clincher. Bespoke suits and cashmere sweaters not included. Listing: The Agency see more
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An Umbrella That Comes With Its Own Built-In Protective Case

If you're the one person who actually uses (and has managed to not lose) the too-tight, ridiculously frustrating little nylon casing that umbrellas come in, stop reading now. The rest of you, it's time to check out Nendo's new invention—the Cover-brella. The collapsible design is made with a special compartment inside the handle customized for storing the outer wrapping when the umbrella opens. Once you fold it back up, the cover slips over the wet fabric so you can easily toss it in your bag without ruining your iPhone or your copy of Details. Rain, repeat. Rain, repeat. If it see more
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A Gift a Day: Stylish Notebooks for Your Analog Friend

A notebook? In 2014? Yes. While a physical journal to scribble your thoughts and feelings in may seem retro, it certainly possesses a charm that's just this side of twee. Take these six designs—two styles each from designers Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders, Robert Geller, and Tim Coppens and commissioned by Public-Supply. Sternberg's designs reflect his signature whimsy, while Geller goes for Teutonic minimalism and Coppens opts for a graffiti/street-art vibe. As part of Public-Supply's philanthropic mission, 25 percent of profits will go to Joe's Blackbook Scholarship Fund. You can shop the limited-edition notepads here. see more
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